This beauty needed a pretty table to sit on! I used it last night for a dinner at church, and it is too fab not to use again. It's a real white heirloom pumpkin with a selection of peach, coral, and orange flowers.
I started with a taupe straw place mat on our dark wood table. Then I stacked a ruffled burnt orange charger, a white oak leaf dinner plate, and this pheasant embossed salad plate.
Can you see the pheasant? These oranges are intentionally mis-matched to reflect the colors in the flowers.
I used these salad plates a couple of years ago the night before Thanksgiving. It was a really pretty table you can see here.
I realized that I never took a pic of the glassware. Can you see it here? It is a tortoiseshell water tumbler and a raffia covered stemless wine.
Here's the same selection of flowers that I added on the chunky gold washed candlestick.
Aren't they yummy? I especially love the brown scabiosia pods.
Here's the secret to using the pumpkin without carving into it: this little plastic prong. I buy them at the floral wholesaler, but if you can't find them, you can use the piece that comes in the center of a delivery pizza!!!
This, my friends, is the most wonderful product. That's what I use to attach the prong to the pumpkin.
Then I use a soaked piece of oasis, and it STAYS ON!!! It will also come off when the flowers fade and I still have an intact pumpkin.
Here's the candle cup and oasis that I used for the flowers in the candlestick. I did a post on how to use it here.
These will be even prettier when the roses open up a little more.
So, here's the way the table came together.
This is a simple cream linen napkin held in a brushed gold napkin ring. I'm not that much of a trend follower, but I find I am certainly using more and more gold these days. The flatware is a cream handled French design.
This seemed to be a perfect day to use these bittersweet place card holders.
I was happy to depart from the bright, bright orange and yellow flowers I have been using lately. It look much better with our dining room colors, too
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