Welcome friends! I’m so happy you stopped by! Today, I’ve joined a group of talented home decor bloggers for an Autumn Leaves Decor on a Tray Blog Tour! On this tour, I’m one the many bloggers sharing tray decorating ideas with an autumn leaves theme! For my contribution, I’m sharing fall tray ideas inspired by Vermont!
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Welcome to our “Autumn Leaves Decor on a Tray Tour”:
To get started, here’s a peak at all the pretty fall tray ideas…
From tiered tray decor ideas to round trays and rectangle trays…they’re all decorated for fall!
*Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from Hyacinths for the Soul! I’m sure you enjoyed Sarah’s beautiful autumn tray decorating! Also, I want to thank our host, lovely Katherine of Katherine’s Corner for putting together this fall decorating tour!
When you’re finished here, please be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful tray ideas! Each of the bloggers are sharing their different ways of styling trays with fall leaves. Maybe we’ll inspire you to decorate a tray in your home this fall!
Fall Tray Ideas with Leaves (Vermont Inspired):
As most people know, Vermont is famous for their fall foliage…
Each fall, we try to make a visit to Vermont during foliage season. With all the charming towns and vibrant fall colors, Vermont is one of my favorite places…and it never disappoints!
If you want to take a virtual visit to a beautiful Vermont town, read – Woodstock Vermont in the Fall. In that blog post, you’ll get to see how the residents decorated their porches and outdoor spaces for fall!
For my fall tray, I decided to go with a “fall in Vermont” theme:
First, I added a red maple wreath to my seagrass tray. Obviously, the red maple leaves in Vermont inspired my fall decorations! For a fall glow, I set a flameless candle inside.
When decorating in the fall, I like to include as many natural textures as I can. Overall, you can’t go wrong with a seagrass tray or basket to display seasonal items.
Fall tray ideas – add some apples:
From there, I started paging through one of my Vermont cookbooks to create a background to my fall vignette. Once I found an apple crisp recipe, I opened to that page and set the cookbook on my corner stand.
Not only did the cookbook make a perfect background, but it gave me some more fall tray ideas – add some apples! After all, fall is apple season! If you have a farm stand near you, you’ll find a variety of fall apples this time of year. Or simply head to your local grocery store for their selection.
If you’re looking for inexpensive fall decorating ideas, you can do a lot with a trip to the grocery store. While you’re there, pick up some apples, nuts or anything seasonal. Simply fill a bowl or glass hurricane with your finds and your fall decorating can be done!
For more seasonal decor using apples, read – Decorating with Apples. In that blog post, you’ll find ideas for decorating a kitchen table, a coffee table and a fall mantel which includes white pumpkins and more!
Vermont Inspired Accessories:
Besides the Vermont cookbook, I also displayed my Vermont dish towel as a focal point. With the red and black lettering, the towel worked well with my fall tray color scheme.
Though, I did add a bit of gold with my faux goldenrod stems. In fact, the little crock I placed them in came from the Farmhouse Pottery store in Woodstock, Vermont. Whenever I visit Vermont, I try to stop in their flagship store for a little shopping.
Peeking behind the crock of stems, you can see a maple syrup bottle. As many of you know, Vermont is known for their maple syrup. Maple syrup, maple leaves…it all contributes to the theme of my fall tray vignette.
Although you can’t tell from the blurred background, the apple recipe I displayed is from Simon Pearce – another Vermont store famous for their high end glassware. In the Simon Pearce store in Quechee Vermont, you can visit their glassblowing studio and also dine in their beautiful restaurant which overlooks their famous waterfall. If you’re heading to central Vermont, I highly recommend you plan a visit!
Fall Tray Ideas for the Kitchen Island:
More fall leaves and apples…
While I was in a fall foliage mood, I decided to add some leaves to my kitchen island tray.
Originally, I planned to use real leaves from my trees. Unfortunately, the New Jersey foliage season is a little later this year. So, I had to go out and buy some faux leaves for my island tray vignette. At least these fall stems will last longer than real leaves and I won’t have to remember to change the water!
To continue with the fall vibe from other tray vignette, I also added a bowl of 3 apples to this tray. When decorating, odd numbers tend to look more interesting.
On a cloudy day, my flameless birch candle adds a little ambiance to the kitchen. As the days get shorter, I’ll really appreciate that cozy glow.
And as Halloween approaches, you might be looking for ways to add some festive decor to your home. For some super-easy ideas, read – DIY Halloween Ghost Decorations. In that blog post, you’ll see how I made a quick update to my round wooden tray!
Thanks for stopping by to see my fall tray ideas!
Hopefully, I inspired you with my simple Vermont inspired tips!
Once again, thank you to Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for hosting! Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the tray tour from the list below.
If you’re following along in order, Life as an LEO Wife is next on the tour! Be sure to check out Niki’s lovely ideas!
To continue with the tray inspiration, here are all the “Autumn Leaves Decor on a Tray” participants:
Will you be decorating with trays this fall season?
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