Creative fall centerpieces are just a quick trip to grocery store away. Fruits and vegetables make beautiful large and smaller arrangements to decorate your home for fall.
Earlier this week, we took a trip to the produce aisle and showed you what we found that would be suitable for a fall display. If you look closely at the large fall centerpiece, above, you can see a few miniature pumpkins and gourds surrounding the large heirloom pumpkin. However, you may notice that there are some other items that are not always found in a fall display. Red onions, artichokes, green onions, oranges, limes, red pears and acorn squash make a colorful splash of color on this table. Items from around the home were added, included candlesticks from the fireplace mantle, gourds grown in the garden and some pinecones collected over the summer.
In addition to being beautiful, there are some other wonderful things about this arrangement - you won’t have to store it away when the fall holidays are over and most of it is edible. It will last for a few days and is perfect for a holiday party. You can keep it longer, but the apples, oranges, limes, red pears, artichoke and onions will need to be switched out about once a week - don’t throw them out – enjoy eating them
In addition to creating a large centerpiece, the same fruits and vegetables can can be used to create smaller fall arrangements using a serving dishes you already have in your cupboard. Here are a few favorite combinations…
A sweet grass basket holds a variety of produce, displaying all the colors of fall. An green/orange acorn squash and a couple of gourds are joined by an artichoke, lime, red pear and miniature white pumpkin in this coffee table arrangement.
A long bread basket holds the perfect amount of colorful fruits and vegetables. A pair of acorn squash flank an artichoke with two red pears and limes completing this collection of produce, which would look great when place on a narrow side table or sideboard.
A handmade wooden bread plate is a great spot to place colorful red onions, miniature pumpkins and limes. This smaller arrangement is perfect for an end table or on a shelf.
Three pillar candles make a great dining table centerpiece when surrounded with miniature pumpkins, gourds, oranges and limes.
A pair of red pears, a miniature pumpkin and an artichoke create a simple, yet striking centerpiece.
While the miniature pumpkin will last for weeks, the pears and artichoke will not. If you want to keep this centerpiece past 3 – 4 days, switch out the more perishable fruit and vegetables.
What is so wonderful about decorating this way is that because you can eat most of your ‘decorations’, it doesn’t make a huge dent in your pocketbook.
Other kinds of produce you can use include pomegranates, nuts, winter squash and red apples. What kinds of fruits and vegetables would you use to make a unique and beautiful fall centerpiece?