Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Understated Pumpkins

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 candleholders 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!

Chargers | Wayfair
Dinner plates | Pier 1 'Spice Route'
Salad plates | Crate and Barrel
Flatware | Mikasa 'Italian Countryside'
Solid napkins | Pier 1
Tablecloth, napkins, velvet pumpkins | Home Goods

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  1. A true fall tablescape with shades of autumn! Your table linens accent the lovely leaf plates! The texture in your design has a warm and comforting feel!
    Have a great weekend!


    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I love the coziness of autumn tables and try to enjoy them throughout the season. Thanks for visiting!

  2. This is so lovely. I love all of the combinations you used. The textures really make it. Plus you left enough room for serving the food which is a plus.

    1. Thank you, Debra! I liked the play of textures in this tablescape too. We often have the serving pieces on the table, but they're not usually added until the food is ready. (And my cooking is not photo-ready, LOL!)

  3. Very lovely! I am crazy over those velvet pumpkins!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thanks, Jann! I wish I had bought more of the pumpkins!

  4. I love your pumpkin display.... I purchased a few velvet ones this year too, orange, green, gold, and a deep purple and crimson. The last two might be nice into the Christmas holiday season.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Pepper! I bet the pumpkins in purple and crimson are wonderful! I saw several I would have liked, but I had to restrain myself, lol.

  5. Beautiful table! The napkins work so well with the tablecloth which I absolutely love. Now I wish I had purchased the velvet pumpkins on sale at TJ Maxx. I'm sure they're gone by now and I'll have to be quicker next year. Thanks for linking up with us this week at Celebrate Your Story.

    1. Thanks, Sandra! I'm always on the hunt for great table linens. Not only are the pretty, but you can't beat their practicality! Thanks for hosting each week.

  6. Just GORGEOUS!Love the Fall colors and the beautiful dishes!The tablecloth is very elegant too!

    1. Thank you! I have used the tablecloth on lots of occasion and the pale color is very versatile. So glad you dropped by!

  7. Beautiful plates:-))) The whole decoration is great:-)))

    1. Thank you! I had tried to tell myself I didn't need more plates, but I just loved the delicate watercolors.

  8. Love your pumpkins and fall tablescape.

    1. Thank you! I so appreciate all the delightful comments you've left when you've come to visit.

  9. Very cute. I love the luncheon leaf plates.

    1. Thanks, Katie! I loved the artistry of the plates the first time I saw them in the store.

  10. Hi Sandra!
    You fall table setting looks so pretty! I really like that watercolor printed tablecloth. Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!
    >>> Kim

    1. Thank you, Kim! I was just easing into fall since outside everything is still so green!

  11. Hi Sandra!
    I'm just stopping back by to let you know that you're one of my features this week at Homestyle Gathering. Thanks so much for sharing!
    >>> Kim


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