Pumpkins and Roses


I have a real hard time getting rid of all the pumpkins and gourds I so carefully chose for their color and texture back in September, but now that we’ve moved into a new season their time is past.  At least that’s true for most of them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI couldn’t resist using some of the white pumpkins one more time.  Roses were on special at the grocery and the red ones seemed a good way to introduce a little holiday spirit.  Once the pumpkins and roses were on the table the rest took care of itself.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhite dishes are always good because they are a great background for most any food.  My love of color prohibits everything being white so these very fun salad plates add pattern and color.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you are ever looking for those touches that add a little extra pizazz, you can always count on Anthropologie as a great resource.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis table is round meaning that rectangular placemats don’t fit quite right so turning them lengthwise is an easy solution.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt first clear stems were on the table, but the colors in the small plates kept jumping out at me, and I remembered the blue stems I’m holding for my daughter until she is ready for them.  Since they are here, they might as well be used!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI can’t say the Christmas bug has bitten me yet, but maybe the touches of holiday red will help it kick in.

i so enjoy your visit and the comments you leave behind


Tablescape Thursday

19 thoughts on “Pumpkins and Roses

  1. Gorgeous and so elegant looking!!!

  2. It is hard to let a lovely season go and you did a wonderful job of combining the two at your table. Love your color combinations.

  3. I have a hard time getting rid of the pumpkins too. It was just yesterday that I put mine in the composter. It was REALLY difficult for me to toss them because I grew them all from seed (and they were so darn cute).

    1. You might get some more by accident depending on where the compost ends up.

      1. That happens frequently with tomatoes. lol

  4. Pretty, pretty and very pretty again!

  5. Such a creative table! No real decorating for Christmas around here yet. Got to bring down the boxes…soon…

    1. I’ve done all Ike gonna do and it isn’t much!🌲

  6. The tablescape is wonderful. It’s amazing how white pumpkins can seamlessly go from a fall design to a lovely winter one.

    1. I have a real thing for pumpkins and would be happy to have them all year.

  7. Your table is so rich and elegant. Cobalt and red roses, sigh. Love those plates too. I could buy everything Anthro sells.
    Clever to accent with your pumpkins. I had several heirloom large pumpkins and the little ones like yours. Currently they are sitting on the back porch. I had a friend that threw hers across the street from her house by a pond and they took root in the nice sunny location. I think I am going to try that on a vacant lot down my street. Wouldn’t it be a fun surprise to have pumpkins next year. If I had sun I’d do it in my yard.
    Thanks for your visit. We have to get together someday. I appreciate your sweet comment and visit.

    1. I think pumpkins must be pretty easy to grow. I had one get a little mushy a couple of years ago and several months later I had a vine growing.

  8. Your tables are always full of unexpected and pleasant surprises Linda! Very creative!! My pumpkins really lasted this year too, and I did not take the time to preserve them with bleach as recommended…it’s always so hard to toss them, I might just have to get out the spray paint…the anthro plates are gorgeous!

  9. Another beautiful table setting – love this one!

  10. Amazing how you decorate your table, I am a great admirer

  11. A beautiful table as always….love the roses and white pumpkins together!….and just finished my Lulu tree….stay tuned!

  12. Pumpkins and roses are beautiful! Love the table setting!

You make my day with your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close