Sunday, September 18, 2022

Vintage Laundry Basket for a Fall Centerpiece

The Fall Season brings out the creative vibes for me more than any other season. Here's a centerpiece I put together last Fall on the farmtable in the Garden Room. I knew I wanted to try something different on the farm table for early Fall for a centerpiece. I usually have my big wooden vintage ice cream bucket filled with faux florals, and I love it... just wanted something a bit different. When I find something that works well in a space I sometimes get a little lazy and do the minimum. But after my vintage shopping trip a while back I had some new inspiration and ideas to try.

There were a lot of baskets and urns filled with pumpkins at the shops, so I thought I'd give this old gray washed vintage laundry basket a try. I filled it up with real and faux pumpkins, leaves and florals. I love this lighter early Fall palette with neutrals and light golds.

You can see the wooden bucket on the small desk filled with faux hydrangeas and preserved leaf stems. It's perfect for seasonal florals and stems.

The china cupboard in the background is filled with my mismatched Brown Transferware that isn't currently being used in the Holiday Cupboard. I used burlap stenciled sacks sewn together for a French country look table runner.

I usually save my small Amazon cardboard boxes to use as risers for baskets and wagons. I stack some up and then cover them with either moss or burlap, or in this case some grain sacks. That elevates the pumpkins instead of getting stuck in the bottom of the basket.

The large white Cinderella pumpkin is real and fits perfectly as the focal point. I then added some faux chalk painted gourds and small pumpkins to balance out.

I love having pumpkins and mums out on the front porch in Fall, but the naughty squirrels love to attack them for dinner. Clear spray paint as a sealer just hasn't worked deterring these hard-core rascals. I've learned my lesson, so I'm keeping the larger more expensive ones inside.

With the high ceilings out here in the Garden Room and the larger farm table, there needs to be something sizeable for a centerpiece and table decor. Small items, unless corralled in a tray or crate, can be easily lost.

I hope you all are having a good week. I'm ready for those typical brisk fall days that bring on some beautiful leaf color.

Did you catch this fun post?

joining in on these parties:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Happiness is Homemade at LEO Wife
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at County Road 407


  1. I love the white pumpkins with the little bit of yellow and orange added. So pretty. Happy Weekend Debra. xoxo Kris

  2. Wonderful idea with the basket and pumpkins. Luv the idea.

  3. Love this look and a great use for a vintage laundry basket. Enjoy your day!

  4. Your centerpiece looks wonderful! I like your idea of mixing faux pumpkins with the real ones. Come join in on the fun at the #HomeMattersParty every Thursday (9pm est ) through Monday. Hope to see your there!

  5. Super cute idea Debra! You always have the best centerpieces. Have a great week!

  6. Debra, I could not agree with you more. There is something special about Fall that recharges your creativity! I think it is the most fun season to decorate for. Your pumpkin basket came out beautiful. Looks perfect in your garden room.

  7. Debra, it's a striking centerpiece and especially so with the high ceilings you mentioned.

  8. Such a pretty idea for fall, Debra! That white pumpkin is marvelous!! I love all the pops of fall color in the basket!

  9. I LOVE all the light colored pumpkins and gourds you used to fill the basket. This is such a perfect fall centerpiece.

  10. I love this so much! I couldn't tell which was real of faux. So pretty!

  11. I am featuring this post at the Home Imagined Link party! Congrats!


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