Autumn on a Tray

Although I’m not talented at home decor, I love the idea of creating pretty tray vignettes that represent a season. I’ve done a few decor tours in the past, via Katherine’s Corner, and had planned to participate in her current one. Due to a glitch of my own, though (senior moment?, too many things going on moment?, computer glitch moment?), my email to Katherine failed to send, remained in my drafts folder, and I realized it too late. (Update: I was able to squeak in, after all. Thank you so much for adding me to the linky, Katherine, so that I can be a part of the tour! You are a sweetheart.)

So, I’m sharing my autumn tray with you today, and I hope you’ll stop by the talented bloggers who are participating in Katherine’s tray tour, too.

The tray I used is just a simple white wooden one that I’ve been meaning to upcycle for a long time. All of the items on the tray are things from around my house and my fall decor bin.

fall home decor tray

I love faux pumpkins in unusual colors and textures, and this little green one coordinated well with the “book” box I brought up temporarily from my art/craft room. The small twig pumpkin came from a fall floral display that I already had.

autumn home decor

I wanted to add this autumn quote that I had lettered, so I just slipped it into the sides of a frame from my hall tree. (Of course, it would look better if it were matted properly!)

calligraphy as home decor

Because I lack confidence in home decor, I think I enjoy taking the photos even more than I enjoy creating the trays! Events like blog tray tours, hosted by other bloggers, though, are motivating, and I do enjoy having something to motivate me to create seasonal decor. So, I hope this inspires you to create your own autumn on a tray.

Don’t forget to stop by some of the bloggers on the autumn tray tour. Happy fall!

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33 Comments

    1. Thank you so very much, Cecilia! It was a pleasure to hop with you, too! (I’m so sorry for this late reply – your comment was in my spam folder, for some reason!)

  1. One of the last gifts my Aunt gave to me was a water pitcher and basin that she’d done in a ceramics class. It looks strikingly similar to the one you’ve arranged here on your Autumn on A Tray. This is a fabulous idea you’ve given to me, as this would be yet another way of honoring her in yet another season 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Pam, your Autumn tray is so lovely! I like how you added in a fall quote into a frame. What a great idea. That pitcher with the dried floral arrangement goes perfect. So happy to be touring with you today. Pinned! great job.

  3. Pam,
    This is such a charming Autumn Tray!! Can I tell you just how much I love that sweet pitcher??? Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!! Enjoy the Tour!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  4. Your tray is lovely, Pam, simple elements made for a very welcome feel. Using pitchers is such a nice remembrance. I think we all have a pitcher or two that we are fond of using. Great job!

  5. What a darling tray Pam! I love the cotton branches, and your sign is gorgeous! That’s your hand lettering, right? You’re very talented! So glad you made it onto the tour despite all – Katherine is a wonderful host! Thanks for the lovely fall inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! And, thank you for the sweet compliment about the quote. I love lettering and calligraphy so much. I agree, Katherine is a wonderful host!

  6. Hi Pam, I’m so glad you got to join in after all, computer issues are not fun! I love your tray, it is simple and elegant with your stunning framed calligraphy quote~ love the white pitcher with cotton, acorns and grasses and your green pumpkin is adorable! So nice to be on a hop with you!

  7. Pam, I’m so happy you could be included in the tour! Your tray with the cotton stems, pitcher, and the message is so sweet!
    Happy October,
    Rachelle

  8. Nice to meet you, Pam! Your tray is just so beautiful and delicate; the stoneware pitcher really sets the tone for the whole tray theme. I love your take on fall decor– some special items that just work beautifully together. Thank you for the ideas!

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