So make sure you stop by Kimba's and Gina's to get in on all the fun.
This week's little 'ol project is a big 'ol work in progress. I have been trying to put together a new fall look for the kitchen table. Trying is the operative word here.
(I am so embarrassed because I didn't take these in the daylight, and yes I know I really, really need to iron the tablecloth - OK, moving on.) My first attempt involves my simple white tablecloth, a pretty balsa wood bowl, and fresh apples.
I felt kind of "eh?" about this one, so I brought in a little more oomph.
I added my little red and green condiment bowls with apple green votives. Only one problem...
I felt like the bowls were kind of lost. The scale wasn't quite right either. What to do?
Why not make a little fall leaf runner? I REALLY wanted to use felt for this, but I couldn't actually find any non-primary colored felt. So, out came the construction paper and glue.
On the one hand, I kind of like it because I think it grounds everything a little. The yellow, green, and brown leaves also help to tie the yellow in the apples to the brown in the big bowl to the green in the little bowls.
On the other hand, it's not exactly the textured felt runner in muted colors that I had in mind.
So, what do y'all think? Is it worth ironing the tablecloth and keeping things as is? Should I add a few more lines of leaves to make the runner wider? Do you like one of the other looks better? Should I just scrap this idea and try for something else entirely? Clearly, I have a lot of questions!
But ya know what? The times you drive yourself a little nuts trying to get a look just right make you appreciate the times everything comes together with no effort at all.