Creating an unexpected fall tablescape using field corn, crows, and vintage dishes
October doesn’t have to be all about Halloween. It’s also a time of harvest:
Think Golden fields, wheelbarrow loads of pumpkins, weathered scarecrows, and corn fodder.
So I thought it would be fun to create an unexpected dessert table idea for all my non-Halloween decorators out there.
Some things you’ll need:
- A tall bucket
- Corn fodder cut to height
- Faux crows
- Autumn table runner
- Galvanized tiered stand
- Mason jars
- Various candies
- Fall desserts, like this hornet’s nest cake
- Fall flowers, I used peonies and berries from a wreath that I had.
- Vintage serveware, such as brown drip pottery, Jadeite, platters
- Mini pumpkins
- Candle stick holders
- Black bird banner
- And some cute bibbed overalls, naturally.
I cut some corn fodder tops directly from my porch decor to make this arrangement. I added a crow to complete the look. Isn’t that fun?
Next comes the tiered tray. Stack that guy full of cookies, candies, and desserts. Then fill in the empty spaces with some pretty flowers. You can use tea cups to hold candy or mini pumpkin decor. Mugs are also great to use for serving. Guests can fill them with candy and chocolate-covered pretzel rods.
Use mason jars to display candy. I selected my favorite vintage blue jars.
Creatively use candlestick holders to hold mini pumpkins. Real or faux will work perfectly, just use them in place of candles!
I opted to use vintage dishes for my table, simply because I enjoy using them for special occasions. The brown McCoy and Hull pottery belonged to my great-grandmother. The other vintage pieces have been collected by me overtime.
Lastly, add the showpiece dessert: Hornet’s Nest cake. I even used a vintage bird platter for the cake 🤗
I hope you go watch the video putting this table together:
So tell me, what’s your favorite detail of this subtly scarecrow dessert table? Happy October!
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