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A fall table runner is a first step in changing out seasonal décor from summer to autumn. I crafted this runner from a drop cloth and some fall fabric that I inherited from my mother-in-law’s stash. With the addition of a bowl gifted to me from a friend’s mother and some volunteer gourds harvested in my garden, my kitchen table is ready for fall.
I had the best time enjoying watching the volunteer gourds that I used in the bowl for a centerpiece grow all summer. They sprouted from seed in compost applied to the garden in spring. I snapped this photo just before I harvested the gourds. The crazy vines grew all over my tomato cages and even on the deer netting on the side of the garden.
I like a volunteer plant that has decorating uses!
I am considering adding a border to either the ends or the sides of this runner to give it a bit more color and interest. What do you think? Sides, ends, both, or leave it alone?
Happy almost fall!
I’m sharing with Susan’s Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.