I just can’t stand it, I cannot wait one more day for Autumn to begin. At this time of year, I always think of my mother and how much we loved to do things in the fall. We would decorate together, read Bon Appetit magazine together, plan our holidays, bake pumpkin bread, make wreaths together, and visit a few special stores for autumn inspiration. So, even though the calendar says it is still 5 days away, and the weather outside continues to be too warm for me, I am going ahead with a pumpkin inspired tablescape.
So, I started with a quilt, didn’t like the business of the pattern. Then I used the back which showed leaves on a white tone fabric, but it was too light. What I wanted was something dark and textured to contrast with the light placemats. So, digging through the fabric stash, I found a length of dark chocolate brown corduroy. Lovely texture and great contrast. I placed it on the table, and put the light autumn leaf placemats on top.
The napkins match the placemats, and have really cute pumpkin napkin rings (a thrift store find!).
White plates, silverware and salt/peppers are added.
In the middle, I put my largest ceramic pumpkin. The corduroy fabric can be seen nicely in this photo.
There are two crackle glass candle holders on either side of the pumpkin, with candle rings around each one. The rings are meant for the large pillar candles. I don’t think these are even made anymore, I’ve had these for a lot of years. I put four glittery pumpkins in the middle around the large ceramic pumpkin, they look wonderful don’t they? Would you believe they are dollar store finds?
Once again, this year I have to have the pumpkin bowls out. This might be a breakfast table, so we need them for cereal. Or, maybe we’ll have dinner at this table and put salad in them. If it would just get a little colder, I’d make soup.
OK, so far so good, something is missing though.
Oh, glasses of course. And coffee cups!
I have this cute little pumpkin serving plate, what should I serve on it? Biscuits or rolls maybe? Breakfast sausage?
Are you ready for Autumn?
(Happy birthday, Mom, I miss you every day!)