Black and White And BOO

Black and White Pumpkin Table

This year there was actually a pumpkin harvest at StoneGable. I have tried for years to successfully grow pumpkins to no avail. Due to the hot, dry weather the pumpkins I planted grew… and took over the garden.
This table was inspired by the Little Boo Pumpkins from my prolific garden!
I am enthralled with the creamy white color and waxy texture of the Little Boo Pumpkins! Combining them with black and white elements created a fun yet sophicated table.

The white “all purpose” tablecloth gives a clean background for the black and white theme.
Black and white napkins double as placemats once folded in the middle. I often use this trick and no one is the wiser… if I don’t tell!
Pearlized grey flatware fits nicely with the color and feel of this dramatic table.
My love for mismatched piled high dishes is evident at this table. A large leaf and berry white charger grounds the grouping.

The black and white handpainted checked plate makes a perfect base for a Little Boo! And just to guild the Lilly, a little gingham ribbon is tied to the stem!
Napkins that match the placemats are doubled with a black and white check napkin for an extra punch. They are caught up with a white vintage feel napkin ring.

White bubble glasses and delicate porcelain cups and saucers are added to each place.

A wrought iron tiered fruit basket becomes a festive centerpiece.

Straw-like exselcer acts as a filler make a soft nest, of sorts, for the pumpkins.

A little pumpkin greets the table guests with a big BOO!

Large white pumpkins on wrought iron bases contribute to the centerpiece.

A large oil rubbed bronze lantern glows with the warmth of a bow embellished pillar candle.

Dessert plates are ready and waiting for a delicious pumpkin cheesecake.

The Menu
Waldorf Salad
Butternut Ravioli In A Walnut Cream Sauce
Grilled Apple Turkey Sausages
Pumpkin Cheesecake

StoneGable FYI: If you have visited me for any length of time, I am sure you have seen many of the pieces on this table before. Everything on this table is something I had on hand. And with the exception of the pumpkins, I have used the elements in this table many times on TT.
I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please stop by and see all the beautiful and creative tables!
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  1. says

    This is one clever, sharp and fun tablescape! I love everything! You have really out done yourself on this one!

    Did you plant your pumpkin seeds in the ground, pots or do you have a raised garden bed? Thank you!

    From Virginia

  2. says

    Black and white is one of my favorite color schemes and yours is just beautiful Yvonne. I love your little pumpkins too. SO cute.

  3. says

    I love your tablesetting -Please tell us more –about growing the pumpkins, whre you purchased your tablesettings, I love the flatware

  4. says

    I am speechless! This is beautiful! All those white pumpkins in a sea of black and white patterns is so inviting and perfect!!!! I love the bubble glasses, they are my favorite, I have blue ones that I picked for a steal!!

  5. says

    Love it! And I am so impressed you grew your own pumpkins! I really like the white ones!
    Beautiful job! I did black and white too! Found this great black and white polka dot fabric at a designer outlet…2.00! I am there so often he gives me a break! :)
    Great table, Y, as usual!

  6. says

    You amaze me with this classy yet whimisical tablescape! The black & white polka dot bow on the white candle and that little BOO pumpkin stole my heart! Thank you for reminding us to always keep a bit of humor in our decor! ! !

  7. says

    I love all of the elements you have used in this setting…it is very beautiful and fun. White pumpkins are my very favorite…(can’t wait to see how your table scape is imitated) that is the best form of flattery you know…

  8. says

    Yvonne, I’m impressed you grew your own baby boo pumpkins. Wow! I buy mine at the grocery. For years I’ve been buying the white pumpkins. Love the look, and they can go on into December. 😉
    ~ sarah

  9. says

    I am in complete awe of your talent and inventory of dishes. Oh how I long to play with your dishes! Every week I say that the particular tablescape is my favorite. But I really think this is the best so far. I can’t believe you grew those gorgeous pumpkins! Amazing

  10. says

    Oh, Yvonne, I want to have dinner at your house! This tablescape is a true feast for the senses! You did a fantastic job — and growing your own Little Boo pumpkins turned out to be a real treat for all of us. Thank you for bringing me so many smiles tonight!

  11. says

    LOVE this, so fun & sophisticated! When do you have time to garden too? Would you share the brand of vitamins you take with me please?

  12. says

    Yvonne! I so want to do a tablescape in black and white for Halloween. I love how this turned out. I have those same toile looking black and white plates but I would love the harlequin plates!! The little boo pumpkins are so perfect! I love the whole thing!! Come link up for Centerpiece Wed.


  13. says

    Every ‘scape that I see of yours becomes my ‘favorite’ lol! This black and white is so beautiful and fun! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  14. says

    Hello Yvonne!
    I LOVE this tablescape. Those white pumpkins are so cute and very classy. I grew 4 kinds of pumpkins this year but bugs got them and I only saved a few. Two of the varieties I grew were miniatures…one white and one orange. Funny thing is…even after we tilled the ground after pulling them up they started growing again and now I have a bunch of mini white pumpkins growing! Hopefully we don’t get frost before most of them are full grown…which won’t be long. Enjoy your pumpkins and have a wonderful Thursday.
    Maura :)

  15. says

    HI, I have watched both your tablescapes and others for a while now, I’ve even toyed with trying my hand at it. BUT I. Have. Never. Seen a more beautiful table! I really, deeply, seriously mean that. This is by far the most beautiful table setting I have ever seen. I am so in love with it that I just may bookmark so I can revisit it, often!

    Love the little white pumpkins, too.

  16. says

    Another stunner Yvonne! I love the white pumpkins (I am sure I am repeating myself here, lol) and love the use of the creamy white with the black. This is what I am concidering with black transferware for Thanksgiving….if my famlly doesn’t freak on me, lol.


  17. says

    I just love black and white and together with the pumpkins, well, it doesn’t get any better than that. The checked elements especially appeal to me. A truly lovely festive table, Yvonne!

  18. says

    Yvonne~ I love everything about your table! Your pumpkins are awesome! I have looked all over the high desert for white ones without success! It sure is nice to at least see them on your table! I appreciate the tip on using napkins for placements! Thank you for the nice comments about my tablescape! It was very sweet of you to come by. =)

  19. says

    Black and white is always so classy! I WEAR alot of black and white so I would MATCH your table very well,LOL! I just love the mini pumpkins and your dishes are so beautiful! I remember some of the dishes but now the checked ones! LOVE them too! Am going to try your trick of using a napkin for a placemat! XO, Pinky

  20. says

    Hi Yvonne, I love your cute table! How did you ever manage to grow those adorable little boos without providing a feast for the local wildlife? The squirrels are already munching on the ones on my front porch. I also have those leaf and berry dishes and use them with everything! Linda

  21. says

    what a wonderful table! Who would have thought but now you’ve got me hooked on white pumpkins. They are simply divine… Your table is exciting and inviting and as always one of the best!

  22. says

    Yvonne — I think I might have a happy dream tonight of your table. The black and white plates are so cute and your little white pumpkins. I just enjoyed looking at it so much. Thanks. Joni

  23. says

    Wow, Yvonne, that table is stunning. I love the black and white. And, that little pumpkin on top with BOO, is adorable. That was the perfect touch…the cherry on top.

  24. says

    Your little boo pumpkins are so adorable, Yvonne!
    I just love them… and will have to look for seeds next spring!
    They just make me smile!
    Your tablescape is incredible… and to perfection as with all you do ~ What a gift you have and are to us ♥
    blessings always,

  25. says

    Beautiful table! The black and white is dramatic, yet there is a rustic feel to it all! I am such a sucker for a gingham ribbon; I think you’ve inspired me with some of my fall decor!

  26. says

    Oh My! I love everything about this black and white tablescape! I especially love the little “BOO” pumpkin. It totallly adds just the right finishing touch. Very creative thinking! I have yet to see any white pumpkins around here. I guess they are just not so popular here, but I sure do like how they look. Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas.

  27. says

    Yvonne: I don’t think I’ve seen a more spectacular Halloween/Fall table! It is sophisticated and casual and fun. Just when I think you can’t possibly top a table setting–you do!!!!!


  28. says

    Wow! A fantastic autumn table. And not a speck of orange anywhere! Wouldn’t have thought of it, but I just love it. Adore the white pumpkins. =)

  29. says

    Just love your blog … it’s a blessing to my senses. Great ideas and beautiful pictures. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    Blessings, Ann

  30. says

    When I got married in 1986, black lacquer home decor was all the rage. So, we bought a black lacquer bedroom set, formal diningroom, and formal livingroom. We bought black china (rimmed with gold) and black stemware. The artwork in those rooms was framed in black…and often the art itself was gray and white (gray background/white calla lilies). Our bedroom linens were gray and black with white calla lilies. Our master bathroom had black toilet, black sinks, and a black sunken tub. Are you getting the picture that I was overrun with black!!

    After about 15 year of marriage, I was going insane with all that black. So, we bought all new funiture, and now I pretty much run from any home decor that is black.

    BUT your tablescape is totally gorgeous. It is elegant and beautiful and stunning. In fact, I don’t think I hate black decorations so much anymore.

    You are SO amazingly creative, Yvonne. I am always stunned at the beauty you bring to your home. Your husband must LOVE coming home from work each day!!

    Have a wonderful day.


  31. says

    Oh my, I wanted to stop by and thank you for your well thought out response to my “ponderings” on my blog….and low and behold, I have found the most GORGEOUS tablescape! I love everything about this. You did a fantastic job with it. FABULOUS! Thank you again for your kindness.

  32. says

    What a beautiful table! I just love black and white. You have inspired me to set my own black and white table. I hope you don’t mind! Happy Fall! Lisa

  33. says

    Your Halloween table is truly magical. I love black and white and have some of the same dishes you do. I have a quilting blog. I so admire your photos. Theya re as stunning as their subjects. Would you share what camera you use and any other tips to help a poor photographer improve her blog photos? Thanks!

  34. says

    Be Still My Heart!

    You’ve outdone yourself my friend… but how could that possibly BE? I love everything you do. Truly.

    This one is absolutely fabulous… black and white being one of my favorites. And look at your precious little decorated “boo”! Soo cute.

    Thank you for all that you share. xo~m.

  35. says

    Excuse me while I swoon all over the place. There is NO one that can sit a prettier table than you. You just have the talent, girl…
    And, this is probably one of my favorite tables…ever!!
    And, I’m takin’ a photo of it to live on my sidebar for awhile and don’t give me any static.!!
    love ya, bj

  36. says

    I usually don’t go to a lot of effort to find the perfect pumpkins…and now I don’t have to because you’ve found them for me. I’m going to go search for white pumpkins, and see what I can pull from my china stash to create a black and white tablescape. This is truly inspiring. Well done! Cherry Kay

  37. says

    White pumpkins are my favorite, but I never thought about using them in this way. I love the crisp, contemporary, whimsical feel of the table. Looks like many others like it, too!

  38. says

    Absolutely stunning!! I LOVE black and white and everything on this table speaks to me. Just adore the white chargers/plates and of course, the black & whites are the best!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty ~ makes me smile BIG.


  39. says

    All I keep feeling is my heart jumping and my eyes getting wider thinking these must be photos from a magazine. This table is so out of this world! I am speechless. Love it all! Every single detail down to the cute little ribbon. I feel like a little kid unwrapping a gift. You are truly talented. Bless you!

  40. says

    Yvonne~ the photos, the black & white, the table settings….just fantastic!! I use the black & white in my booth, and it makes everything looks so snappy. I especially love the gingham on the pumpkin stems…have a great weekend~ Andrea

  41. says

    Outstanding!!! What a fun Fall table, Yvonne! I’ve never tried to grow the white pumpkins & truthfully, haven’t had much luck with the oranges ones either.

    Everything on this table has just such a happy spirit to it. I adore all your neat accessories & they way you combine things is positively BRILLIANT!! BRAVO!!!!

  42. says

    Hi Yvonne…

    I was just doing a little visiting at your delightful blog, my friend…when I came across this gorgeous table! I just had to leave a note to let you know how truly spectaculare it is!!! I adore white pumpkins…and have never had one! Hehe! In fact, where I live…I never even come across a white pumpkin. They certainly make for a fun and festive table! Ohhh…and I love, love, LOVE all the black and white! Love that you mixed all of those pretty patterns…the checks, damasks, polka dots, etc. GORGEOUS!!! This is truly one of the prettiest autumn tables that I’ve seen, Yvonne! Thank you so much for sharing it with us…it is such a treat!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  43. says

    Love it! Great post Yvonne. I’ve seen these pieces before, but love how you’ve pulled them together.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I’m so late getting around to everyone, but it was a VERY busy weekend.

    – The Tablescaper

  44. says

    I’m so glad you came to visit, Yvonne! It has given me the chance to come visit you and tell you how beautiful your blog is! I am signing up o be a follower as it seems you have lots of eye candy for me to drool over. :) I just love this table and your little Boo pumpkins. I was thinking of tryin some pumpkins myself next season and these might be just the right size.

  45. says

    Oh goodness Yvonne! Just getting around to visit everyone’s fall tablescapes and I must say this is one of my favorites! I do love white pumpkins and your black and white placesettings are perfect. The entire table is just a show stopper! It’s great that you already had everything and just put it all together! Fabulous job as always!

    Hope you are having a wonderful fall season!

    Miss Bloomers

  46. says

    This table is gorgeous, magnificent! I love the black and white. I have similar place mats and napkins but no dishes like those. It looks AMAZING! I’m currently decorating a black and white craft room in my home and it is SO fun to use black and white and mix up patterns. BEAUTIFUL!

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  49. says

    I love everything about this table setting!! I especially love all the different patterns of dinnerware! Where did you buy the black and white damask dinnerware? Love it!!!

  50. says

    Love, love, love the entire tablescape, so many things to love about it, from the white pumpkins to the stacked gorgeous dishes, one of my favorites is the lantern with candle, thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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