Here's how the table looks at the moment:
So the centerpiece has been sitting there empty save for a couple of candles. I've been pondering how I could embellish it. I could have just added small baking pumpkins or ghords to each section but wanted something that I could reuse each year.
Love this little bird
I placed one in each section along with a candle or a small bird nest. I covered any open areas (where beans showed) with wine corks and silk fall leaves. For the two areas with the large white candles, I placed a few leaves around them. Although my centerpiece has multiple sections, you could easily do this with an open wooden tray, ceramic bowl, or basket.
I've learned that planning ahead and prepping ahead (when possible) helps reduce any stress. I'm so happy with how my autumn tablescape project turned out. It has inspired me to begin planning my menu and putting that fairy godmother to work (once I find her). Remember...there is always something to be thankful for - especially family, friends, and good food.