A Vintage Fall Centerpiece

Well guys, I made it all the way to September 19th before posting fall decor here on the blog. And you know what? I’m actually kind of surprised that I made it this long. I think by this time last year I was knee-deep in fall decorating, with pumpkins in pretty much every nook and cranny of our home. But this year I’m taking things a little slower. I guess I’ve been waiting on inspiration to hit. Either way it’s finally happening and I’m SO darn excited to start playing around with pretty fall things. Today I want to share a fun vintage inspired fall centerpiece with you lovely people. This is just a little something I threw together a few days ago and I actually love how it turned out, even though it is a bit non-traditional for a dining table centerpiece.

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

Remember that vintage card catalog that was in our front room? Well it’s currently sitting in storage while I try to figure out where to put it. I really hate not using it, but I just don’t have a good space for it right now. Anyway, while that’s in storage I might as well use the little drawers, right? I pulled three of them out to style this fall centerpiece. They’re obviously not what you’d typically expect to see on a dining table, but that’s kinda what I love about it. It’s unexpected and fun. Plus they’re the perfect size for pumpkins!

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable A vintage drawer used to hold old books. Perfect farmhouse style decor idea!

I loved using old books and flash cards in this centerpiece. Again they’re not exactly what you’d expect to see sitting on a dining table, but I sure do love them. In fact, I think if I had to pick just one item to decorate with for the rest of time it would be old books. Seriously. They can be used in SO many ways and they’re just so darn pretty.

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

Of course I had to include my favorite fall candles too! Apple Pickin’ is one of my all-time favorite scents ever.

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

A vintage inspired fall centerpiece

A Vintage Fall Centerpiece. A farmhouse style fall centerpiece. Fun and easy fall decor idea! #falldecor #falltable

It was a lot of fun styling this centerpiece with some nontraditional vintage pieces and I hope it inspires you to think outside the box a little too. I obviously don’t pay much attention to any “decor rules” in our home and I really don’t think you have to in order to create a home you love. As long as you’re having fun and love what you create, then everything is a-ok, right? I think so.

Thanks soooooo much stopping in today!! I honestly feel so blessed to have you all here hanging out with me every day. It means the world to me. Now here’s a few other fall posts that might inspire you:

A Vintage Metal Bin + Easy Fall Mantel

Simple Farmhouse Fall Entryway

Vintage Cubby, Old Books & Fall Decor

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The Comments

  • Donna Bergthold
    September 19, 2018

    What great ideas you have Sarah! Loved the way you styled them!

    • Sarah
      > Donna Bergthold
      September 19, 2018

      Thanks sweet Donna!!

  • Candace Ripken
    September 19, 2018

    I’ve been looking for white/neutral, decorative pumpkins and no luck. Any suggestions on where to look. Thanks always, for the inspiration.

    • Sarah
      > Candace Ripken
      September 19, 2018

      Hi Candace! I got all of these pumpkins from Michael’ last year. And the little fabric ones are from the dollar spot at Target!

  • Ej
    September 19, 2018

    A little too MUCH!

    • ROSEMARIE
      > Ej
      September 19, 2018

      A little too MEAN!!

    • Roe
      > Ej
      September 19, 2018

      LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

      • Sarah
        > Roe
        September 19, 2018

        Thank you so much!! xo

  • Dana
    September 19, 2018

    I love your ‘out of the box’ designing! Everything is so pretty! Great ideas to glean from….thanks!

    • Sarah
      > Dana
      September 19, 2018

      Thank you so much Dana!! xo

  • Rowena
    September 19, 2018

    I love. A great new way to incprporate all the fun things for a Vintage Fall.
    If you are not into Halloween it is no biggie but my holiday OCD would make that numeric flash card into the date of the holiday…”31″ for Halloween and “25” for Thanksgiving.
    I would removable sticky a title like The Raven on one of the books for October and Pilgrims Progress for Nov.
    My 2 cents!!
    Blessings.

    • Sarah
      > Rowena
      September 19, 2018

      oh what a fun idea!! So creative. Thanks for sharing Rowena!

  • Sally Brown
    September 19, 2018

    You are so good! Cut because you have school age children.

    • Sarah
      > Sally Brown
      September 19, 2018

      thank you Sally!!

  • Angela Servello
    September 19, 2018

    What a great idea. I also love the uniqueness of it. Just one question, do you have to take off everything to eat there? Lol
    Hugs and kisses πŸŽƒ Angela

    • Sarah
      > Angela Servello
      September 19, 2018

      haha we hardly ever eat at this table Angela! I’d say 95% of the time we eat all our meals in the breakfast nook.

  • Jan
    September 19, 2018

    I ❀️It! It’s perfect. It’s not a carbon copy centerpiece like we seem to (most of us) use & see.

    • Sarah
      > Jan
      September 19, 2018

      Thanks you Jan!! Appreciate that.

  • Deedra
    September 19, 2018

    That is just the cutest idea! I love the way you have used the drawers from the card catalogue which has always been one of my favorite things! And those candles are the best! I’ve ordered several since you first posted about them and honestly they are my favorite candles! Great post!!

    • Sarah
      > Deedra
      September 19, 2018

      Aren’t those candles the best?! I just love them. And I adore that company. The owner Brittany is the sweetest!!

  • Roxanna
    September 19, 2018

    I love your center piece so unique. You are so cleaver!, I just love the way you decorate.

    • Sarah
      > Roxanna
      September 19, 2018

      Thank you Roxanna!! Can’t wait to share more fall decor.

  • Becky
    September 19, 2018

    Really different, butttt, I love it! Gives me ideas. Thanks Sarah, can’t wait for the rest of you fall decor!!! πŸ’ž πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

    • Sarah
      > Becky
      September 19, 2018

      thanks Becky, can’t wait to share more! xo

  • Morgan
    September 19, 2018

    Oh I love this!!! You always amaze me how creative you are and truly make use of all the treasures in your home. Simply beautiful!!!!!!!

    • Sarah
      > Morgan
      September 19, 2018

      Aw you are so sweet, thank you so much. I appreciate the sweet words!! xoxo

  • Cynde
    September 19, 2018

    Adorable!!!! Love the idea, I love the use of the unexpected!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Sarah
      > Cynde
      September 19, 2018

      Thank you Cynde, I have fun putting it together!

  • Gayle
    September 20, 2018

    I love your decor ideas, but I’m not too keen on this one sorry. The drawers look a bit out of place 😬😐 good on you though for thinking outside the box!

  • Carla
    September 20, 2018

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Thank you for sharing!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    • Sarah
      > Carla
      September 20, 2018

      Thank you so much Carla!! xo

  • claudia ruffini
    September 20, 2018

    Thank you for this post , can’t wait for the rest of you fall decor!!! πŸ’ž πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• I love the white/ghost Pumpkins, I have some from last year too that I am using – they are hard to find though.

    • Sarah
      > claudia ruffini
      September 20, 2018

      Thanks Claudia! Can’t wait to share more fall decor.

  • Jane
    September 20, 2018

    This is really creative, Sarah…you really knocked it out of the ballpark with the boxes, old books and pumpkins. It works because you made it work! I also applaud you for using at least part of the card catalog. Yay!

    I have a lighter touch this year, too. More vignettes and baskets and bins holding fall inspired pieces. I’m just trying to make the open kitchen/dining room and living room reflect that autumn feel outside!!

    Well done, my friend!

    Jane x

    • Sarah
      > Jane
      September 20, 2018

      thank you so much Jane, I really appreciate that. I had fun putting it together!

  • Sarai
    November 1, 2018

    Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing your ideas, I love them ALL !! I have a question, where did you get your books at? I’m been trying to find some. Thanks again!