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This easy rustic fall table setting uses inexpensive items you probably already have on hand without spending a lot of time or money!
Some of my favorite family moments have been spent gathered around a beautifully decorated table with those I love, sharing good food and great conversation.
When the leaves begin to turn and the weather cools nothing delights my senses quicker than the smell of hot russian tea and warm pumpkin bread straight from the oven.
Even though our children are all almost grown, the years of raking trails in the leaves to create roads for their bikes or jumping into giant piles are forever captured in our family photo albums.
Another favorite family activity as the kids were growing up was roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit after a morning of working together outside in the yard.
Even though I miss those bittersweet moments of yesterday this time of year is still my favorite, and I enjoy creating new memories with my grandson Aiden.
A few days ago I went to Big Lots to gather a few seasonal decorations and baking supplies for a delicious pumpkin bread recipe.
Big Lots has a great selection of quality fall decorations at the best value, and I picked up some great deals. I was also tickled to find all the baking goods I needed for my pumpkin bread recipe below (and I guarantee you’ll want to try this one!)
Designing a beautiful table is still at the top of my list when I invite others to share a meal, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. Let me show you the key elements of this one.
I went with a rustic theme with my DIY wood chargers, embellished white plates (a hand me down), yard sale napkins and mini pumpkins.
The table runner from Big Lots was perfect with just a touch of glitter leaves on the brown fabric with scalloped edges.
These lanterns were used as my simple centerpiece.
My husband loves LED candles so I purchased these to go inside the lanterns.
I love decor pieces that are reusable and these lanterns will definitely be appearing throughout my home in seasons to come.
Chalkboards are still trendy and I just love this pumpkin one. I used it to showcase my delicious pumpkin bread but you could use it in any number of ways.
See how easily this table was put together with just a few new seasonal pieces mixed with some of my own?
While I was shopping at Big Lots I was enticed by all the seasonal baking goods and decided I had to make this yummy bread to ring in the fall season.
My family raved about this pumpkin bread recipe and it would be perfect served with friends and family gathered around the table.
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 15-oz can pumpkin
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
- 2½ oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 tbs milk
- 1½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin in mixing bowl and beat at high speed for 1 minute.
- Add cake mix, pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice and beat for 2 minutes.
- Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until loaves test done.
- Cool in pans.
- Mix together cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar and vanilla. (I used a whisk.)
- Turn bread onto a plate and drizzle with frosting.
If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you’ve heard the exciting news that I’ve been selected as a Big Lots brand ambassador, which means I’ll be sharing more exciting projects in the next few months. I hope you’ll follow along!
Why do YOU love Big Lots? I’d love to know!