With a little inspiration from my favorite home design bloggers, I stepped out to our backyard and plucked a few branches from the only tree in our yard that changes color in the fall. According to Alan, who was a high school 4-H tree expert, the tree isn't native. He doesn't know what it is. But, there's one thing I do know, it's beautiful this time of year!
Don't you agree?
After a few minutes of arranging, our dining table looked perfect. Really simple, yet again, (are you beginning to catch on to the theme of our house. Yea, we're pretty simple around here).
I clipped the branches over the weekend, so by now, they are getting ready to fall off and turn into a pile of leaves on the table. You can see they are starting to look a little wilted.
You can see how the ones on the dessert table have already started to fall.
They are still so bright and beautiful, so I don't really mind cleaning up a leaf or two. Since they are completely free, I can clip some new branches before our guests arrive Thursday, that is, if there are any leaves left on the tree by then.