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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Decorations for your home

This is my Fall stacking plates centerpiece/vignette, I really enjoy doing these because they are easy, don't take up too much space, and it's a real eye catcher.



I love to use this as a center piece for my dining room table or my coffee table, but it could just as easily be the highlight of your buffet table too.

I showed them first to a forum group I visit a few years ago, the were so popular there so I decided to do a tutorial, so I hope that you, dear blog reader will enjoy it too.

These cake plates can be used for any holiday, Christmas, Fall, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Easter, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, etc, they really are quite versitile. And of course you can use them for what they are ment for..food.

Part 1:
Gather up what you have choosen to do up your cake plates with. The key to a pretty over all design is to keep in the choosen theme, in this case it is a Fall theme.

I used a Christmas tree topper in my chosen colors, christmas birds, acorns, leaves, glass rocks and jewels, mini beaded pumpkins, a fairy, pine cone ornaments, faux grapes, the next 2 pictures show what I used, I did have a little left over, but I did use alot as you can see.



These are the empy stacking plates, the top piece is a 99 cent sundae cup I purschased at Walmart. The actual stacking plates came 3 in a box from Walmart(a few yrs ago). But you can order on line I think from Target for them too, Linens and Things, and Bed Bath and Beyond also has carried these plates. The average cost for the set is about $20.00.


Photo of the 3 stacking cake plates together.

Part 2: Start loading up, this is a few close-ups so you can see where I placed some things.

In the sundae cup I place in some of the glass jewels as filler before I put in the tree topper ornament. You can get the glass jewels at Walmart and craft stores.



Again, the finished product.

I hope you enjoyed this and that it was helpful. If you have any questions just leave me a note on the comments area.

18 comments:

Mary said...

I love it -- it's gorgeous! I'll have to try it with my vintage cake stands... thanks for the tutorial. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Judith,
I love that you posted the Autumn stacking plate tutorial. I never get tired looking at your beautiful creations and I always discover something I've missed looking at them previously.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Anonymous said...

Just stunning! Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for breaking it down step by step. I've looked at the stacking cake plates many times and just never bought any. Now I must have a set.

I check your blog just about everyday, I was so excited to see your new post. Thanks again for sharing your talent.

Sweet Designs said...

mary, thank you, I am sure with your vintage cake stands it will be beautiful :)

Tam, thank you, you are such a sweet heart! You definately know how much I love your decorating eyecandy!

Anonymous, thankyou so much, I am sure you will do well, even I like to see things broken down, it makes it so much easier to understand.

Glenda said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing the steps.

Ciao

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, Judith, this is GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I am a longtime fan from Gardenweb. I've saved some of your photos from there for ideas, since I'm not clever like this. I was just browing "rate my space" and immediately recognized your gorgeous dining room. So HAPPY to have found your blog thru that. I'll be checking your blog, love it!

Also, thanks for the tutorial. I think maybe I CAN do something like this for my table. :o) Great to "see" you again.

~"totallyblessed"

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

so glad to see you back! and what a beautiful table topper too! you did a gorgeous Job , it looks stunning!! ~ hugs ~ Cynthia

PAT said...

Judith, I love this and may try it for Christmas this year.

I have a post going up Friday 17th oct., about an antique shop we visited. There is a photo of a tea set, you will love! I can tell you, it was mighty tempting, but I resisted.

Peggy said...

What a clever use of plates! I'm so glad you're back, I've missed you and your unique designs. Peggy from PA

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Judith,
Lovely to meet you. I stumbled upon your site, and so much enjoyed it. Please come and visit my new blog. I think we have a lot in common. I have a floral design/home decor boutique on Lone Island, and we create scenes like this in my store! Please visit. I would love to be added to your blog roll, as I am trying to meet new "bloggers!"

Carol
Meadowsweet Days

Monica said...

Gorgeous display and GREAT tutorial..thanks!

"Blossom" said...

So........ stunning.
I love this idea. I will try
this and take it to my daughter who is having Thanksgiving at her
house this year.
blossom

Woman on a Mission said...

Absolutely stunning and very classy. I'm amazed by your creativity. Thank you for sharing it with us. What a gift you have.

Naz said...

Wow, you make this look so easy yet so elegant. I'm going to try this for myself. Thank you so very much for sharing your creative (yet affordable) ideas.

JudyBug said...

I followed your posts over on the "other forum" and fell in love with your ideas and your pictures. Still stunning!

Diane said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial, now I'm thinking of all the possiblities for my Christmas decorations. :0} Diane

Angela McRae said...

Wow, you really made a showstopper of a display here! How very elegant!