We've made it to hump day and I've officially decided that every week should be a 4 day work week. Last night Shaun and I feasted on leftover spaghetti and meatballs from Sunday dinner at my parents house and then watched Castle from Monday night (even though I fell asleep midway through the ep). This morning feels oh-so-Fallish here in NYC so I thought it was the perfect time to share my autumn updates around my Avid Kitchen. Or just outside of it, I should say.
Last week I broke out our small collection of Fall decorations! And by small collection, I mean a couple of table runners, a $3 light up pumpkin from Target and a collection of fake yet very pretty leaves and...well, that's about all she wrote. I'm all for keeping things simple, but this year I wanted to take it up a notch. So when my mom and I took on a curtain sewing project (and by my mom and I, I mean that she sewed while I supervised), we also picked up some fabric to make a DIY autumn table runner. With a couple yards of orange burlap and some faux leaves, we Mom was in business for a sweet runner that took my plain jane dining table from just another piece of furniture to a truly adorable statement maker.
Oh and my red and white leaf dishware is just about the perfect addition to a Fall table! While they aren't as classic as plain ol' white, they somehow manage to go with every season - especially Fall! Add a few mini pumpkins on my gorgeous Tiffany plate (a precious engagement gift from dear family friends) and the space was transformed. Oh and we snapped up those little guys for a mere $5 total at our local A&P.
A closer look at the fine craftmenship by my amazing, domestic goddess of a Mom.
And so that my coffee table didn't feel left out, I also picked up a little pumpkin to sit on top of a sweet table runner that I got at Kohl's last Fall. I added our cheap-o, industrial chic plant and a candle holder to round out the setting.
So what do you think? Doesn't the coffee table look totally hors d'oeuvres worthy? I just can't stop staring at the pretty runner made by my awesome Mom! But what I want to know is, how do you deck out for Fall? Do you change over your kitchen? Dining table? Do you whip up inspired eats?