Sep
12
DIY Wednesday: September Harvest Table
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Reception

By: Mary Swenson

A late-summer table setting can be one of the most striking all year – just take a stroll through your local farmer’s market to witness the vibrant palette of in-season produce and flowers! We did just that, and left with an armful of goodies that we used to create a colorful, rambling centerpiece well-suited for a casual rehearsal dinner or farm-style reception. Step One. To start, we popped potted heads of cabbage and kale into baskets, which became the base of the centerpiece.

Step Two. Then we gathered clear jars in various sizes and used them as vases for a few floppy purple dahlias, and spread them out among the baskets.Stpe Three. After the main part of the centerpiece was complete, we added the beautiful seasonal produce. We started by putting the largest pieces – in this case, the gorgeous purple kohlrabi – down first.

Step Four.  The heirloom tomatoes were placed next, and finally colorful little radishes were tucked into the remaining spaces. Step Five.  In keeping with the harvest theme, we pickled green tomatoes and set one at each guest seat. Late summer and early fall are the perfect time of year for canning and pickling, making them perfect favors.

There you have it – a vibrant centerpiece that celebrates the seasonal bounty of your area!

Photos and Concept by Mary Swenson

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