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Monday, September 19, 2016

Simplified Fall Table. . .

Well my friends, I'll be the first to admit that the words simplify and Mrs. Olson don't  really go together.  :)
 
In fact,
I'm pretty sure that if you look up the word 'simplify' in the good ol Webster dictionary it would state:
something Jann Olson does not know how to do.  lol!
 
Whether it's a party or decorating, my motto has always been,
"the more the merrier".
 

However, I think I managed to simplify my fall table more than I have ever done before.
 
 
It started with the plaid Pendleton blanket I bought on vacation last year.
 

Then I added a large wooden rice bowl I found at a thrift shop a couple years ago.

 
I tossed in some wooden pumpkins, a rustic acorn, and a sheath of wheat.

 
all tucked in around a bouquet of faux sunflowers.  A friend gifted them to me years ago for my birthday and I love pulling them out every fall.


 
See, really very simple.  No plates set on the table.
 
 
 
I couldn't resist however, adding just a few under a cloche to hold my cute little squirrel S&P shakers.
 

and a fun fall snack.


Quite a few years ago I bought a sign that said, 'simplify'.  I displayed it for a short time, but eventually had to get rid of it. 
I felt like a hypocrite.  :)
 
Tried, but no success!!  (wink)
 
 
Maybe it would have worked on this table.
 
Are you a minimalist, or the more the merrier kind of person?
 
hugs,
Jann
 

23 comments:

Lynn Bean said...

Looks so cozy and inviting! I love the plaid!

Bernideen said...

Definitely not a minimalist!

Stacey said...

Love your table vignette! The Pendleton is gorgeous and the goodies on the tray are the perfect topping.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your table is lovely and no minimalist here for sure!

Susie said...

Jann, I love the blanket , all those wonderful fall colors. I like having sunflowers too. It is hard to simplify when we love so many things. I have yet to get all my things out for fall....I better hop to it. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Salmagundi said...

Definitely NOT a minimalist. Glad to know that qualifies me as a merrier-type. Love the table -- that Pendleton is a stunner. Sally

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am not a minimalist, but I am trying not to go to crazy LOL
Love the vignette on the table, it's warm and so Fall. Great job Jann.
Enjoy the rest of the week. Great find on the throw.
Hugs,
Mary

Jeanie said...

"Simplify"and "Jeanie" don't go together, either! Unfortunately! I just love your table arrangement -- it's wonderful. Love the blanket on the table -- it's a beautiful blanket and a perfect set of colors. Very lovely!

Kim said...

Wow, the blanket is gorgeous. Really makes the table pop...fabulous!

Cindy Rasley said...

Looks so warm and cozy ! Love it!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am 100% with you! The more the merrier, bordering on clutter but I would never call it that. I just love your Fall centerpiece. I am coveting that cute acorn!

Connie said...

I admire the minimal look and I did do a total simplifing purge once. I got to thinking of the hours in my life that I spent dusting and I had a huge yard sale and sold it all. Then a few years later, I realized that I was back filling up the house again. I guess I'm a nester. Minimal looks elegant to me, but I'm not elegant, I'm cozy comfy country :)

Connie said...

Oh, I'm back! Love, Love, Love that blanket!

Happyone said...

Everything looks so nice. I think I'm about in the middle.

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
I want to simplify, it just hasn't happened yet!
So many things to like here: love the old bowl, love any Pendleton plaids, and wee little squirrels are adorable.

Winnie said...

Everything looks very "homey" and warm. A wonderful place to be in the Fall :)
I love your plaid-blanket!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You always have the best decorations, Jann! I'm getting inspired to go down and get my box of Fall stuff out of the basement! :) (I've always been a reluctant Fall person.) Enjoy the rest of your week!

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann, I love your warm touch to Fall. I have tried to simplify and sometimes I manage to ACE it and other times....not so much! My daughters will tell me...MOM...less is more! But then I start doing things and More....More...More happens! Getting a little better at simplifying things...now I have just got to work on my over-obligating myself. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

LOVE it, the throw is gorgeous and I'm thrilled you don't simplify

Cindy

Jacqueline said...

Love the blanket. It really makes a great base for a pretty fall table.I read the book How To Simplify Your Life - I am a hypocrite too!!!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
I l o v e the more kinda' decorating, dear friend!
It comes from my years in merchandise styling where we added layer~upon~layer for displaying!
However, in the last three years, I've been editing and now have a more simplistic design style!
Love that Plaid Pendleton Throw!
Fondly,
Pat

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful!! Love the "tablecloth"! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your simplified table. The right atmosphere is conveyed and I find the simplicity relaxing.