Dressing a table for your family should not be a complicated task. May these images of my Sunflower Fall Tablescape inspire you to simplify, delight your loved ones, and take advantage of Autumns Sunflower bounty.
Once upon a beautiful Autumn day, one of my favorite friends in the entire blog-o-sphere emails me and asks me if I want to take part in a Fall Tablescape blog hop.
Side note: That’s where we hop from blog to blog to see other like-minded projects. It’s a hoppin’ good time!
Upon reading Alicia’s email, I thought to myself . . .
Self . . . you are pretty lousy at Tablescapes. There are sure to be the most beautiful, elaborate tables hoppin’ around, and you know from experience that your efforts to beautify your table will last a total of 2.5 seconds before the kids tear into it. So . . . self . . . do you really want to do this? Can you really compare to the other hoppers out there?
But then self said to myself . . . you know you adore Alicia, and if she says it’s time to do a Fall Tablescape – you are going to do a Fall Tablescape.
And so the story went. I said yes. I proceeded to see visions of tables set for royalty, and expensive trips to the floral store, and scourging the valley for princess pumpkins, and I was going to bribe my sister to pressure cook up the most heart warming elaborate Autumn time meal to show you all how a Fall Tablescape ought to be . . . and then . . .
Then, none of that happened.
I did do the Tablescape. But I did it on my terms and in my reality, which is far more simple than my daydreams ever turn out to be.
And I’m sorry to say, my blog hoppers, I didn’t do this Tablescape for you.
I decided to do it for the precious little princess’s that grace my home. I decided to do it to delight and bring joy to their faces.
And when I finally realized who I wanted to do this for, my vision changed drastically.
All of a sudden, I saw something far more simple. I saw the plethora of sunflowers blooming in the yard. I saw the fancy cups I’ve held onto, but rarely let them use. I saw making use of what I already had. I saw special treats I would bribe my baker-extraordinaire neighbor to make, and I saw surprised, happy, and delighted faces as they came home and witnessed something mommy has never done before.
Oh yes. This was going to be a Fall Tablescape to remember.
And it wouldn’t wear me out in the slightest.
Moral of my story . . .
It’s all in the “who” and not the “what“.
Second moral of the story . . .
Keep it simple my friends – and spread joy to those you love. This doesn’t require near as much as you think it does.
Third moral of the story . . . you can always count on these other 10 lovely bloggers to make your Tablescape daydreams come true.
Now hop to it 😉