Fall Beauty on My Table

Remember last weekend when I sent Ladybug and Honeybee to gather things from the yard for a centerpiece? This is what they created. They put the candle in the middle of an oval platter and placed leaves, two small apples, and some berries around it. It is lovely!

This is the table set for Little Man’s birthday dinner. I used a small, folded tablecloth from Ethiopia as a table runner laid over a dark blue cloth that isn’t very pretty on its own. We broke out the $2.00 per stem iced tea glasses from Walmart to make the table extra festive. I’m ready for the blue candles to burn down so I can replace them with pretty orange candles I’ve been saving.

Send me a picture of something you and your kids created for your table, or anything at all about setting your table and I’ll share some of your ideas here.

Let’s encourage one another.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Shonni
    October 21, 2009

    That is so beautiful…and I am inspired now…what should we do with the snow outside? LOL

  2. Marissa
    October 21, 2009

    Very pretty. They did a great job. I can't wait to get a bigger table to I can actually enjoy our centerpiece. That must be the secret to having a beautiful table. I'm tired of having to remove all my fall decorations and putting them back together each time we eat. 🙂

  3. Melissa
    October 21, 2009

    what a great job they did!

  4. Ann
    October 21, 2009

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!


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