Fall is my favorite time of the year and one of the reasons I’m wild about fall is PUMPKINS! I have not met a pumpkin that I didn’t want to take home and decorate. cook, embellish, make part of a vignette, or create a spot for! Today I’m sharing a pumpkin filled table to celebrate the abundant pumpkins of fall. The most common and brightest of all the pumpkins, the orange sugar pumpkin, is sharing the table with white baby boos, munchkins, pump ke mons, caspers and wee be littles! The pumpkins are set against blue and white dishes. This is a blue and white and fall tablescape!
I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented group of tablescapers! Make sure you find their links at the bottom of the page and head to their blogs for a tablescape visit!
No tablecloth is necessary for today’s pumpkin-filled table! The concrete surface of my dining room table has a blueish tint to it and works with the other elements on the table. I really don’t like ironing tablecloths or runners! I’m a happy camper when a tablescape does not need one!
Pumpkins grow like weeds in Lancaster Co. As I drive through the countryside there’s almost always a pumpkin field in sight. Just for your information… I call this my “artistic” picture!
Don’t you love those funny long stems! I call sugar pumpkin like the one in the foreground of the picture above a “3-pound-pumpkin”. A pumpkin this size usually weights about 3 pounds and they are the best pumpkins to stuff and roast! You can find my favorite roasted pumpkin recipe at the bottom of this post. It is impressive, very easy and it is soooooo good! You might want to try it in a 3-pound-pumpkin!
Pumpkins rambles down the center of the table. Some are perched on cake pedestals and some on candlesticks!
And little white milk bottles are filled with orange mums ramble down the table along with the pumpkins!
My favorite pumpkin this year is the pump ke mons! They look especially becoming perched on blue and white dishes!
If you are not a fan of using orange in your home try adding blue and white to it. Those popular colors will magically make almost anything orange look stylish! It is a color combination that makes me swoon! See?
Pumpkins top off a stack of dishes at each place.
If you look closely not all the dishes are the same, but they blend together. Some dinner plates are round and others square and the top plates coordinate but do not have the exact same pattern.
Not even the cups and saucers match! This is the most fun way to set a table!
Little cobalt blue vases are filled with the last mums in my garden! Garden flowers are the best!
Okay, the vases are really shot glasses. Who would know!
Old vintage forks and knives sit together on a simple white cotton napkins. Doesn’t this flatware have fabulous handles? I remember them in my grandmother’s kitchen drawer! I love to think about how many times my grandmother’s precious hands touched these utensils.
When I deconstruct this table I’m going to be making some scrumptious roasted pumpkins!
Here’s a pumpkin recipe that is a must-try! GRUYERE BACON AND GREEN ONION ROASTED STUFFED PUMPKIN
Look at the inside… YUM!
Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month: