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Friday, October 21, 2016

Corals, Oranges and Peaches in a Pumpkin

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

 Tablescape Thursday 

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Share Your Style (Wed.)

The Scoop (Mon.)

Inspire Me Tuesday

Home Sweet Home (Fri.)

Feathered Nest Friday

Foodie Friday

Wow Us Wednesday

Monday Funday

Make It Pretty Monday

Celebrate It Sunday

Share It One More Time (Sat.)

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  1. Everything looks so lovely, especially the heirloom pumpkin!


  2. WOW, your table is stunning! The pumpkin bouquet is absolutely are the candle rings!

  3. What a beautiful tablescape and the dishes are gorgeous. Lovely center pieces as well. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's always fun to see what you have been up too.

  4. Beautiful table for giving thanks. That heirloom pumpkin centerpiece is lovely, you did a great job. I love the napkin rings and place mats too.


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