Have you ever picked a pumpkin off of a vine or is your idea of "picking pumpkins" selecting one or more at the supermarket? Well, this year I picked my pumpkins at Pier I - lol!!
I have been wanting some cute pumpkin soup bowls for the longest time and I found some reasonably priced ones this year.
Pier I, also, had a matching pumpkin tureen with a lovely green ceramic ladle, so you know how this story ends - yep, I had to buy it, too!
I decided that I needed to have my "breakfast bunch" friends (we meet once a week) over for a meal, so I thought a pumpkin table would be great for Fall.
The wonderful placemats, under the dishes came from Walmart! I love the colors on them. The pumpkin orange and dark red leaves are perfect for this season.
Brown plates from Oneida and green-rimmed plates from Old Time Pottery went under the lidded soup bowls. You may have noticed the place card for my friend, Tricia, on the bowl in the previous photo. I punched holes in Crane calling cards and slipped a sliver of aspen wood through each hole. The pieces of wood were purchased in a pack and I moistened each one, so that it would be easier to tie around the pumpkin stem. Each person had a personalized card:
I used green Ralph Lauren napkins and napkin rings from Steinmart. I was thrilled that the napkin rings had the little touch of red in them, as did the placemats.
I decided to use Gorham "Strasbourg" flatware, since it goes with everything. While creating this post, I realized that most of my other silver has designs meant more for spring or summer. I guess I need to work on that!
As usual, I had fun selecting the glassware. It is amazing how many times I use the green Fostoria "Mesa" glasses. They are some of the ones that I chose, when I married, and they still work with so many tables! The wine glass is "Delilah" by Schott Zwiesel.
Of course, the tureen is the main part of the centerpiece, but I added scattered Fall leaves and small ceramic pumpkins and gourds.
I am sure that my friends may be shocked, if they see this table. I have not invited them to lunch, yet - I wanted it to be a surprise. You won't tell them, will you???
Hope you are planning some fun Fall events - don't you just love this weather and the turning leaves??
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