Who knew a red wagon would be so hard to find! A red wagon was needed to complete the tablescape challenge I am participating in. The challenge went out a couple of months ago from the Party People Facebook group that I belong to. In addition to the red wagon each table has to have a wooden sign, wheat stalks, apples, pumpkins and there was a $25.00 limit on what each participant could spend.
Lucky for me I had a ton of things in my hoarders bin, except for the red wagon. So I decided to bake a cake and incorporate most of the required elements in a very simple way. I found a picture online, resized it and had an edible image made from it. This way I could have my red wagon, my cake, and eat it too. Unfortunately it doesn’t take kindly to being photographed.
In keeping with a fall theme I opted to let the wood of the table be the background. I like to use a placemat and a charger in some of my tables to add dimension, texture and to create more space to accommodate the flatware. The stack begins with a rattan charger on top of a deep red placemat. The dinner plate is white and I placed a hobnail beige salad plate that is over wrapped with a leaf patterned linen napkin. The stack is completed with deep rust colored appetizer plates with leaf motifs.
Silver swirled handled flatware is used along with an amber hobnail goblet and larger dimpled one. Each place setting has ornamental fall foliage, two with apples and two with pumpkins.
The centerpiece on this table is a yellow cake frosted with apple cider buttercream that sits on a ceramic cake stand. The edible image is a Red Flyer wagon that holds bales of hay, wheat stalks, pumpkins, flowers and a scarecrow.
On each side of the cake are seasonal wooden signs. Each sign was part of larger pieces that I bought from the thrift store; I took them apart and reassembled them with more seasonal foliage.
Listed below are the items that I purchased. The total cost was $16.41. Leaving me $8.59 to put towards a much needed bottle of red wine. Thanks Keisha of Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams for organizing this fun challenge and I hope we can do it again soon.
Sour cream for cake $1.42
Edible image $10.60
Wheat Stalk $1.55
Wooden Signs $2.84
Take a look see here at the amazing tables the other participants put together and please link up with us and share your decorations, ideas and recipes. We want to see them all!!!!
I’m also sharing my table at the following parties this week.
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