I had every intention of going all out for pumpkins for this table, but life intervened. It has a way of doing that.
So instead of a bountiful pumpkin tablescape, I went in the direction of an understated table that includes pumpkins, but could work with any of the things that signify autumn, such as leaves or acorns.
Shades of taupe, gray and muted pumpkin orange are used throughout.
Textures abound in the chargers, the detail of the dinner plates, the smooth surface of my Dad's beer mugs, and in the velvet richness of the pumpkin.
Fall notes are sounded by the salad plates with watercolor paintings of colorful leaves, seen in last year's Russet and Olive tablescape.
I found these subtle metal candle holders which repeat the theme.
I deviated from the color scheme a bit by using these bold hand-crafted copper napkin holders that I bought last spring at my favorite craft council show.
The patina is different on each one.
A few of the pumpkins from my glass collection joined the velvet ones on the buffet.
May your fall tables be rich in color and texture!
Dinner plates | Pier 1 'Spice Route'
Salad plates | Crate and Barrel
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'