A Simple Fall Centerpiece

Hi there! Today I have a simple fall centerpiece to share with you that would make a lovely addition to a Thanksgiving table. Sometimes things get so hectic around the holidays (understatement, I know), and it’s nice to have a truly easy project, like the one I’m going to show you, in your back pocket.

If you’re looking for other fall centerpieces, you’ll want to check out these two posts: Festive Fall Centerpieces and Giving a Vintage Crate an Update.

Farmers Market box with hydrangea and baby boo pumpkinsRecently I stenciled “Farmer’s Market” on the side of a long, wide flat box and filled it with pumpkins (Cruddy Old Box Turned Charming Vintage Tray).

Farmer's Market CenterpieceI was inspired to use the same stencil on the side of this long, narrow box.

Vintage Farmers Market box filled with hydrangea and baby boo pumpkinsI filled it with dried hydrangea from my garden and white “boo” pumpkins.

Vintage Farmers market centerpieceIt’s low height allows for plenty of cross-table conversation.

Farmers Market centerpiece top viewAnd its lightness allows for easy removal from the table if space is needed for serving dishes.

Vintage Floral Wire BoxA completely unassuming piece, the box’s unadorned side cried out for some kind of words or decoration. I don’t think I had any idea what it might become when I rescued it from a garage sale.

Farmers Market box with hydrangeaThe vintage label on one end indicates it’s original purpose–shipping floral wire.

Farmers market centerpiece side viewIt seems right then that it’s being used to display flowers in its second life.

farmers market centerpieceSmall gourds of any color would make a lovely arrangement in this box, perhaps with some stems of wheat as filler.

Farmer's Market CenterpieceWhat other fruits of fall bounty would you want to fill this stenciled piece with?

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  1. I’m a sucker for those old boxes and I like what you did with it.

    Godspell is one of my favorite plays from the 70’s. Have you ever seen the movie?

    1. Thanks Kim. No I haven’t; I didn’t even know there was one. I’ll have to look for it. Thanks for letting me know, Kim 🙂

      1. Oh you have to watch it – it’s great! Victor Garber (from Titanic) is in it. He’s very young and you’d almost not recognize him. It’s a bit outdated now so watch it in a “70’s” frame of mind, if you know what I mean. LOL.

  2. This is my go-to fall table decoration. Last year I got a huge vintage wooden tool caddy and it’s perfect for centerpieces all year long. Your box is fabulous, love the original label on the side. Your stenciling makes it all the more charming. xoKathleen

    1. Thanks hydrangea-girl! I thought of you while I was arranging it because I know they’re your favorite flower 🙂

  3. PERFECT … love old wooden boxes especially with the finger joint corners and always a plus if they have the original label. I looks really long and that is another plus for a table centerpiece. Great find Diana and love how you filled it. Simple but beautiful.
    Audrey Z.

    1. You are so sweet and encouraging, Audrey–thanks for your kind words to me 🙂 I love technical terms like “finger joint;” I’m going to have to remember that one…

  4. Your daughter’s school production sounds great!
    Love your Centerpiece! Its so pretty!

  5. Diana, this is just gorgeous–just the right amount of color! Godspell is one of my very favorite productions EVER! My oldest daughter performed in it at our local community theater when she was 16 🙂

  6. Hi Diana,
    Beautiful photos! I have never seen a box like that before – that long – it makes the perfect center piece for a dining table. It would be pretty at Christmas with boughs and candles in it too…so many possibilities. The pink and the white pumpkins though, beautiful.
    Have a wonderful rest of your week.

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  9. I love this, Diana. The contrast between the rustic box and the pink blooms is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  10. Diana, I absolutely love this! The label on the end is priceless. I have a large box that I filled with pumpkins and placed on top of my mantel. Love the look! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. That is a really cool box and I love the way you styled it – simple and pretty! Thanks for sharing Diana. Featured at Be Inspired this morning.

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  13. Charming. I would love to do something similar but The Three Little Kittens love to eat dried hydrangea – which it turns out is bad for them. This we learned the hard way.

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