Autumn on a Tray blog tour

It’s time to decorate another tray for the season. A tray is always a great vessel and foundation to create a seasonal vignette by just using a few simple components. Come on in, and check out my Autumn on a tray.

autumn on a tray blog tour

Not only will you get to see my Autumnal tray, but there are 22 other fantastic bloggers with fall tray masterpieces as well. I would like to thank Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for once again organizing this fantastic seasonal blog tour. You are in for a treat my friends!

Welcome autumn blog tour

If you are coming over from Life as a LEO Wife, welcome! Niki is super creative and full of inspiration. You can see all the other talented blogger participants at the end of this post for all the amazing Autumn on a tray blog tour goodness.

autumn on a tray blog tour

My other on a tray creations include {by the sea on tray blog tour}, and {easter on a tray blog tour}, and {Valentine’s Day on a tray blog tour}. Now onto today’s Autumn tray details.

styling details for my Autumn on a tray

For this tray tour, I styled an oversized basket tray on the living room coffee table. The basket is piled high with assorted pumpkins and lots of texture. It’s a fairly simple design.

welcome autumn on a tray blog tour

There are really only three components to this seasonal basket tray display. Mercury glass, eucalyptus and real boo pumpkins are the only elements used; that’s it.

falll decor

A bed of seeded eucalyptus branches lay on the bottom of one side of the tray. On top of the eucalyptus leaves are boo white pumpkins scattered around, which are surrounded with a couple of mercury glass pumpkins and a mercury glass hurricane. Candlight always creates great ambiance.

autumn vignette

Rust colored velvet ribbon are tied to the stems of the mercury glass pumpkins to add a pop of color to the vignette. I love all the texture, starting with the basket to the seeded eucalyptus to the real mini pumpkins and the luxurious velvet ribbon.

surroundings for my Autumn on a tray

On the coffee table, next to the Autumnal tray sits an oversized mercury glass pumpkin, which is also dressed up with a velvet ribbon. This balances the coffee table composition, and rounds out the entire styling.

fall living room

As a back drop sits the ornamental birdcage. The birdcage is also styled with more seasonal mercury glass pieces, which ties the entire area together. The ornamental birdcage is always dressed up for the different seasons and holidays, which you can check out here {through the seasons – an ornamental birdcage}.

fall styling

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more Autumn on a tray inspiration

Next on the Autumn tray tour is Debra @ Common Ground. Debra has a great vintage style and always creates the best stylings, which are not to be missed.

autumn on a tray tour

Also don’t forget to visit all the other bloggers on the tour as well. There’s so much fabulous fall inspiration, which will give you all the fabulous fall feels.

fall decorating

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“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”

Victoria Erickson

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  1. MaryJo,
    Good Morning!! LOVE the use of the mercury glass in your tray and I adore the deep rich velvet fabric ties around the stems!! I never thought of that!! Thanks for the great idea to do that!! And the birdcage in the background is an added treat!!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy and enjoy the Tour!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Deb. You are a true sweetheart. I appreciate all the sweet comments and the visit. It’s so wonderful to be touring with you today. XO- MJ

  2. debracommonground says:

    The mercury glass pieces are so gorgeous, MaryJo. I usually wait until Christmas to use them, but they are perfect for Fall. Thankyou for the sweet intro to my post. Have a beautiful day!

    1. Thanks so much Debra. I’m a bit nuts about mercury glass and have decor pieces for most seasons. I will be really sad when it falls out of fashion. lol. You are most welcome and it’s well deserved- your vignette is absolutely stunning. It’s wonderful to be touring with you today. XO- MJ

  3. Rachel says:

    What a stunning tray display!!! Those velvet ribbons are incredible!!! I love the use of eucalyptus…it adds such pretty texture and color to your tray! So fun hopping with you today!

    1. Thanks so much Rachel. Loved you basket tray display as well & it’s wonderful to be hopping with you today. XO- MJ

  4. Denise/My Home of All Seasons says:

    Beautiful MaryJo! I love the mercury glass and the contrast from the velvet bows and eucalyptus. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Denise and it’s so nice to be touring with you. XO- MaryJo

  5. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Another fabulous outing MaryJo! You have such a lovely style, and I’m always so inspired! The mercury glass and rust are such a beautiful color combination and so sophisticated for fall! Thanks for another round of fabulous ideas!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara. I love your time for tea tray and it reminds me that sometimes we need to pause and enjoy our surroundings. Thanks for stopping by sweet friend. XO- MaryJo

  6. Pam says:

    I love mercury glass so much! And, I love the combination of textures! Nice job!

    1. Thanks so much Pam! I’m a total sucker for mercury glass and probably own too much. But I guess there are worse addictions to have, 🙂. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  7. Um, from what little I can see of your home, it’s stunning, and so is your tray! The ribbon is traffic-stopping. It makes SUCH A STATEMENT. Beautiful.

    1. Ohmygosh! Thank you so much Jenny. You totally made my day & it’s so nice to connect on this blog tour. xo- MJ

  8. Cecilia says:

    Hi Mary Jo, I am absolutely loving the contrast of the lux velvet ribbon with your mercury glass–stunning! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia. The ribbon did give it a much needed punch. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  9. NikiLEOwife says:

    Your tray is beautiful! I absolutely love all of the mercury glass pumpkins. Just stunning! Adding the rust colored ribbons gave your tray just a pop of color that stands out on the neutrals. Great job!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

    1. Thanks so much Niki. It’s so nice to be touring with you today. XO- MJ

  10. Cindy says:

    Love the mercury glass and the velvet ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Pinned! Following you too!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy. It was fun touring with you today. XO- MJ

  11. Ann says:

    The velvet ribbons add the perfect pop of color against the mercury glass. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Ann. The ribbon is beautiful and I’m already thinking of colors I want for my Christmas decor. Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  12. decorativeinspirationsgmailcom says:

    Beautiful tray Mary-Jo! Those mercury glass pumpkins are so nice. I love mercury glass. The velvet ribbons was a very nice touch. Happy touring my friend!

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet compliments. The tour has been a blast! Thanks for stopping by. XO- MJ

  13. laura says:

    Hi MaryJo, I love the mercury pumpkin! It looks so great! Beautiful!
    laura in Colorado

    1. Thank you so much Laura. tt was such a fun hop! I’m heading to Colorado on Friday. It’s parents weekend at my daughter’s college and we are looking forward to visiting with her! XO- MJ

  14. Hi MaryJo, I would love a basket of silver pumpkins to make my room sparkle. A lovely welcome to Fall. Lynne

    1. Thanks so much Lynne. I love how you described that, I wish I had thought of it to include in my post! It was wonderful touring with you. XO- MJ

  15. The mercury glass has such a soft glow — I can imagine firelight dancing across the pumpkins and hurricane. Very atmospheric! And I just love the velvet ribbons and the way you’ve tied them to the pumpkins!

    1. Thanks so much Sandra. I appreciate the love. It was fun touring with you again. XO- MJ

  16. mhhwarmcozy says:

    MaryJo, the mercury glass, tied with orange velvet ribbon on the bed of eucalyptus is so lovely. It is the perfect note for fall!
    Happy October hugs,

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by & your sweet note! 💛🍁. XO- MJ

  17. Oh MaryJo I love love this! You had me at mecury glass, and I love the velvet ribbons on the silver pumpkins, gorgeous! The eucalyptus adds a nice texture contrast and the candle makes things cozy, beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Jenna! XO- MJ

  18. Chloe Crabtree says:

    I love the mercury glass! What a nice change this is at this time of the year. The rust velvet ribbons are just the perfect little addition! I am sure the glow is lovely when the candle is lit in the evening.

    1. Thanks so much Chloe! XO- MJ

  19. I love everything about your tray, especially the pop of color from the velvet ribbon. And mercury glass is so beautiful. Normally not something I think of in the fall, but you have opened my eyes to that possibility for next year!

    1. Thanks so much Angie. XO- MJ

  20. My favorite baby boos may have been replaced. I love the mercury glass pumpkins! Your tray is lovely my friend. Thank you for joining in the fun. Pinned! Hugs!

    1. not sure that made sense…baby boos may take second place as my favorites your gorgeous mercury glass pumpkins knocked them out of first place. hugs!

      1. Lol. I understood exactly what you meant. Thank you so much for the visit and as always for organizing this fun group. XO- MJ

  21. rawsonjl says:

    That is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! XO- MaryJo

  22. Cheryl says:

    Oh, how beautiful! Such a lovely idea! And your blog is just amazing! God bless you this autumn season. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Cheryl. I so very much appreciate your sweet compliments. XO- MJ

  23. Maria Kamara says:

    MaryJo I noticed your velvet ribbon tied around your pumpkins right away, love this textural and playful touch. Adding a candle in your tray display is perfect, and of course the neutrals alongside the sparkle of glass is lovely. Have a wonderful weekend friend!

    1. Thanks so much Maria. XO- MJ

  24. JT says:

    Nice to meet you MaryJo. Lovely tray. The velvet on the pumpkins is such a lux touch and the texture of eucalyptus is so organic. I enjoyed it all. Enjoyed the tour.

    1. So glad you liked it! Thanks for the visit. XO- MJ

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