fall table top in just a few steps // entertaining

lately, entertaining is more of a, how can i create something impactful

quickly, rather than a 3 week planning process. so this weekend, i wanted to create a quick fall tabletop with one quick trip to the grocery store.

not sure about your state, but here in california, they are slowly banning paper and plastic bags. this is a great thing obviously, but it's hard to break a habit after years and years of doing something one way. so now for weekend shopping trips, i stash my

'bon weekend' tote by the atelier

in my car. makes grocery shopping look a little more chic right?

i challenged myself to create a table top that fit in one bag! i can easily go overboard, so knowing i had to be able to get my party goods to the car with just one bag kept me in check.

here's what it took to create this fall tabletop // a few mini pumpkins + gourds, some wine, a bunch of greenery, a mix of thrifted glasses (my favorite way to add a little fun to a simple tabletop!), and of course a seasonal candle to get your guests in the mood for fall. everything else were simple pieces from around the house.

create a runner with your greenery. this way you don't need full on arrangements. i just added a few succulents and pumpkins to fill it in!

i'll show you how to make these pumpkins tomorrow!

no need for pots or vases if you run out of time. i wrapped mine in black kraft (use any color or even newspaper) and tied with some leather string.

so what are your tips for an easy table?

be sure to check out the

bon weekend tote here

and lots of other goodies that

melissa designed for her shop