BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE

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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!

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Today is… 

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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!

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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!

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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! 

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BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

And little white milk bottles are filled with orange mums ramble down the table along with the pumpkins!

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My favorite pumpkin this year is the pump ke mons! They look especially becoming perched on blue and white dishes!

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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?

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Pumpkins top off a stack of dishes at each place.  

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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. 

 

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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Not even the cups and saucers match! This is the most fun way to set a table!

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

Little cobalt blue vases are filled with the last mums in my garden! Garden flowers are the best! 

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Okay, the vases are really shot glasses.  Who would know!  

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

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.

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When I deconstruct this table I’m going to be making some scrumptious roasted pumpkins!

BLUE AND WHITE AND FALL TABLESCAPE- A fall tablescape celebrating the abundance of pumpkins!

Here’s a pumpkin recipe that is a must-try! GRUYERE BACON AND GREEN ONION ROASTED STUFFED PUMPKIN

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Look at the inside… YUM!

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FALL KITCHEN TABLE VIGNETTE

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WOODLAND TABLESCAPE

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Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month:

Shabbyfufu

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Lilacs and Longhorns

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Town and Country Living

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Designthusiasm

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse

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Stone Gable

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The Enchanted Home

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  1. You are the Queen of tablescapes! This is beautiful! The classy blue and white color scheme pops against the warm orange. Your design beckons like a warm blanket and makes me want to sit at this welcoming table. Have a beautiful fall day, Yvonne.

  2. Bucknell University’s (‘Ray Bicknell) colors are blue and orange, and I have loved them since my brother, then 30 years later our daughter, attended and graduated from this Lewisburg, PA educational institution. I’m taken back to fun filled times visiting family at Bucknellhen I see these colors and LOVE them! Thanks for this wonderful decorating tips!

  3. I love the blue and orange….how different! I recently painted my home grey and was having a hard time transitioning to fall because I am in love with the navy and grey. This is perfect!! By the way, love that silverware!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You out did yourself Yvonne. I love it. I love the Orange and blue combination. I love the whole table arrangement, down to the littlest detail. Amazing.

  5. These are inspiring, I love fall and the cozy fireplace mantels, and pumpkin pie! Plus, I really need decor help.

  6. Love, love, love your orange and blue tablescape – so pretty! The color combination is really unexpected for fall, but boy, does it make a powerful statement on your dining room table! Thanks for sharing – I have several blue and white dishes and have pinned for future reference! Blessings to you…..

  7. Yvonne, you are my “go to” for beautiful tablescapes. The orange, blue, and white combination is stunning. As usual the detail is outstanding. Love starting off my day with you. Thanks for sharing your information on the variety of pumpkins. I am on a pumpkin quest now here in Florida. Love them.

  8. Yvonne, Love, love, love this tablescape. The blue & orange pair so well together and the colors pop. Beautifully done!

  9. What is the name and maker of the beautiful blue and white dish patten? I love it! It’s gorgeous with all the other lovely things you did to make such a memorable tables cape. Thanks!

  10. Absolutely stunning, Yvonne! I adore using blue and white plates mixed in with oranges for Fall. The colors compliment each other perfectly. That table is so beautiful I can hardly stand it! Your tablescapes and vignettes are my absolute favorite. I love an inviting table for guests, or even just to decorate and enjoy it for yourself! It makes me want to pull out my Grandmother’s Blue Willow plates and set my dining room table up like this. I just might do that! LOVE IT!

  11. Love, love, love the tablescape!!! I’ve never done a tablescape, but you have inspired me to give it a shot this Thanksgiving! Thank you!

  12. Just gorgeous! Love those blue & white dishes. What is the pattern, if you don’t mind sharing. The orange & blue are the colors of University of Florida! Go Gators!

  13. It’s so wonderful to visit your blog every morning and come away with a new idea! I love pumpkins and totally overloaded on them when visiting Lancaster County last week. I have them all over and was looking for a different way to show them off. I would never have thought of pairing them with blue and white. Brilliant!!!!
    Thanks, as usual, for you inspiration!

  14. I am loving all of the little white pumpkins available now! And I love how you mix the blue dishes with the orange pumpkins…

  15. I recently hosted a tea party and you were my inspiration. I have white dishes that I got in Germany many, many years ago that were rarely used. Now I am using them for the backdrop to all of my other beautiful dishes that I have collected as well. Thank you!

  16. Yvonne, you’re a girl after my own heart! I adore pumpkins of all sorts and love them paired with blue and white — always stunning! Like you, I don’t like ironing tablecloths and runners either. Boo to the iron! Just between you and me I used Downy Wrinkle Release on my long piece of fabric I put on my table. It’s the lazy girls go-to when things are a bit wrinkled! lol I love your long-stemmed pumpkins — those are hard to come by here in Texas. Everything is shipped in from somewhere else so good stems don’t always make the journey. Wonderful touring with you, sweet friend!

  17. Hi Yvonne,
    Love your pretty tablescape! I’m trying to channel your love for white dishes! Thanks for sharing that things don’t have to match because I’m working on Thanksgiving dishes and not all of them are going to match! But excited to see what I can create with them!

  18. Your place settings are beautiful. Just the right amount of blue and orange. I am looking forward to making the stuffed pumpkin recipe this fall. It looks delicious!

  19. I adore this tablescape Yvonne! And the long stemmed pumpkins are what caught my eye and draws me in to the beautiful stacked dishes with that gorgeous little pumpkin. It all works so well together! But your grandmas flatware is just precious! I’m pinning this to my tablescape board!!!

  20. Gorgeous!!! I’ve used on white pumpkins this year with my blue dishes-the blue dishes and orange pumpkins are beautiful!
    Can hardly wait to get some!

  21. Just lovely, Yvonne! Like you, I adore blue and white pieces and equally adore collecting sets of different colored dessert/salad plates to add interest and a touch of color to the table.

    I have a question I hope you’ll have time to answer as this is always a dilemma for me … how do you serve the food when the table is already filled with the decorative pieces? Do you serve from another table in the dining room or does everyone serve themselves family style in the kitchen and carry in their own plate … or what? Thanks in advance if you can help me!

  22. I think this is stunning. Now what would you do to make it useful for an actual dinner? I see so many wonderful table settings but what does the guest do with the pile of plates or the ornament in the center? Would you leave the tall pumpkin? Or, are all these just for pictures?

    1. Yes, if you see above your question, Martha, I’m also wondering how Yvonne serves the food. I love the tablescape but just wonder if everyone helps themselves in the kitchen then sits down OR if there’s space on a buffet in the dining room from which food is served buffet style and guests help themselves.

  23. I wasn’t sure if it would work when I initially read the subject line, but I must admit, it totally works! the eclectic feel you were able to achieve was not overdone and felt natural. Good Job šŸ™‚

  24. I am a quilter and there is an easy formula for a successful color combination as I am sure you know. White dishes plus your favorite color plus an accent in the complementary color always wors! Check the color wheel for that third hue. White plus red with a dash of green , for example.

  25. OH wow this is so pretty! Your “artist” photo is glorious! And I made your stuffed pumpkin recipe last year, and it was soo good. It will be on my table this year too!

  26. Beautiful! Never thought to put orange with blue, but since they’re complementary colors it makes all kinds of sense. Those blue & white dishes are yummy…HomeGoods?

  27. Absolutely beautiful!! Do you happen to remember the name of the pattern of your white dishes under the orange and blue?

  28. I’ve always used yellow with blue but have just recently started adding orange accents. I absolutely love the two colors together. It is such a dynamic combination!

  29. I love blue & white and your table is beautiful! And since we are big Florida Gator fans(orange/blue), adding the orange is wonderful!

  30. I love pumpkins too! Any kind, any color! I wish we had some of those Long-stemmed beauties in NC! Loving your tablescape as well! I found, the perfect white and blue handled silverware at my mother’s which would look great with everything on your table. I may have to use your idea as inspiration!!

  31. I love the pops of orange. Orange is my favorite fall color. Put together with your willow ware and its just beautiful.

  32. I LOVE everything you & TINA create !!!
    This is so pretty in white with the pumpkin-colors everywhere, even in the bench drape. Love the long stems on the pumpkins too. I want some !!! Sending love, Yvonne. I miss you !!!

  33. Amazing Yvonne,I love your tablescape. The color combination is very welcoming and I love your garden mums and pumpkins. You are my go to girl for inspiration. Have a good day!

  34. Thank you for sharing another beautiful, inspiring tablescape! I love your tablescapes along with all your other posts.

  35. Love your table for fall, the Orange and blurs GO so beautiful together. You make it took elegant like a family could really enjoy a gathering together. Happy fall!!!!

  36. Love, love, LOVE! Blue is the main accent color in all my downstairs public rooms, so I have a little of it in every season. The oranges and blues together really pop. It’s a great contrast to the usual darker fall colors. Since I live in Florida, it’s a perfect color combination for me. I’ll be borrowing several of your ideas. Thanks so much for yet another beautiful tablescape!

  37. I love your table setting, it’s very beautiful and makes a BIG statement. It saying, ” come on in, and take your seat at the table, and enjoy!”

  38. I love the color combination and the miss matched
    dinnerware. The pumpkins on the candle stands
    gives the table some height,very pretty and happy.

  39. I love the table..especially the blue setting off the orange..works so perfectly together. May I ask what are the sizes of the plates you using? Besides a charger, the largest dinner plate I can find to buy separately is 11″ but it barely shows around the dinner plate. I’m at a loss, can you help? Thanks!

  40. Love the blue and white. Just the perfect pop of color, although it almost acts as a neutral. It is beautiful with the orange pumpkins and goes equally as well with yellow, lime green and pink during other seasons. Your table is my idea of perfection. Your blog just makes me smile.

  41. Oh my goodness Yvonne, this tablescape is magnificent! I have blue and white transferwear (also brown)
    that i have collected over the years, so iam doing this immediately! And the baked pumpkin with its ooey gooey deliciousness i cant wait to try! Love it!!!!!

  42. I love the blue and white theme with orange pumpkin. Trying to get blue in my house but my furniture and kitchen cabinets are dark. I just love the farmhouse theme! Any suggestions would be great!

  43. Again, as usual. A beautiful table setting and the colors are beautiful. You can tell Fall is in the air. One of my favorite colors for table ware is blue and white. Looks so clean and can use just any color with it. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  44. So lovely … it’s so inspiring I can almost smell something delicious coming from the kitchen. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

  45. Omg! The table looks so pretty and inviting!
    I would not have pictured the blue and white
    looking so pretty together with the Orange!
    Just perfect!

  46. Yvonne, your table is just set so beautifully! Just love everything! You are an inspiration to all of us!

  47. Gorgeous!! So festive!!
    I could never dress my table that beautifully, well, not any time soon, with two very active grandsons. Watching one centerpiece crash to the floor last year was enough for me. The little guy has not mastered the “cloth removal without removing anything else” trick! Lol!!
    Love the cobalt blue and the square dishes, too! The flatware is awesome as well.

  48. How pretty! I am in love with Blue and white and I keep collecting more of it. I can’t get enough. The roasted pumpkin recipe looks yummy! I am going to try it when the kids get home!

  49. Love the post, the table looks so pretty, I have started to pick up a few blue and white pleases and cups and it so much fun to use them in my decor. Thanks for the inspiration .

  50. Love the blue & white table setting with the traditional orange for fall. I’m like you and have to have some orange pumpkins along with the white, and most of my home is decorated with blue & white. I have and always will love blue decor, been decorating with it most of my life. Unfortunately my dining room is a floral wallpaper from the mid nineties when we built our home and orange just doesn’t work in there. But it’s on the books for a reno very soon. We’re going back with some type of painted wood on the bottom of the walls and texture and paint on the top half. Can’t wait to be able to do more with my dining room!

  51. I have always put my blue and white with orange, or really rust colors! I LOOOVE that combo…as you know:) Your table is beautiful. I set a VERY similar table in the dining room for Fall. I have pumpkins down the center of the table too, but they ate silver and gold:) I’ll be posting it soon. Miss you!

  52. I laughed to myself when you talked about “cobalt blue glasses-well actually they were shot glasses” used for flowers. I save everything cobalt blue, down to bottled tea bottles. Just cannot bear to throw them away.

  53. I really like the orange (or bittersweet) square plates mixed with the blue/white.

    I bought some pumpkin plates on clearance last year to amend my fall table for this year. Have to get them unwrapped and washed! It is the beginning of autumn afterall.

  54. Yvonne,
    I adore you “Blue & white & fall” tablescape. You incorporated two of my favorite things…blue & white dishes & PUMPKINSā£
    Thank you for sharing!
    Jean

  55. I echo what the others have said about how pretty this is! I just keep seeing all those great pumpkin stems! Do you cut them off and dry them at the end of the season to use on DIY velvet pumpkins the next year? Now when I buy pumpkins, I buy them based on what the stem looks like so I can recycle them into lovely velvet pumpkins.
    Sue P. in Tennessee

  56. My mother was a strong believer that blue would work with any decor. She had a huge collection of blue and white and cobalt blue. I packed most of it up and have not thought about it in years…until today! I can’t wait to open the old chest and see what I inherited from Stella. Thanks, Yvonne for bringing back fond memories.

  57. Your pumpkin laden table is decorated beautifully! Yvonne, you never cease to amaze me!! The whole table is eye candy to someone like me who so admires and appreciates a lovely place to sit my guests!

    In as much as I love all of it, I must admit I have a favorite! I now call your table the “pumpkin table” and I love the flat wear! The fact that it belonged to your Grandmother must make it priceless to you! The handles have such beautiful coloring for fall and they make just a perfect addition to all of the other fun fall elements.

    I know you will enjoy autumn at StoneGable! How could you not surrounded by all of your lovely fall decor! Thank you for sharing like you always do! You are kind and generous which is why I always return to visit you in your beautiful home, StoneGable!

  58. Yvonne, I’d love to win your consult, as I live in Reading, PA. We are practically neighbors. The large population of deer in my neighborhood has been devouring my pumpkin patch for the past two years. I love the blue salad plates and would love the name of the pattern. Thanks, Jan

  59. Oh my! This beautiful post reminds me of why fall is my favorite time of year. The blue and orange really work well together. I’m just loving these pictures and already getting excited about decorating for fall even though it has just turned summer.