Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Come to dinner, Pumpkin!

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I got such beautiful flowers for my birthday that I decided to build a table setting around them. One reminiscent of colorful leaves, cool fall days, of wood smoke, and strong tea.

I chose to match all of the colors of the flowers in the dinnerware, glassware, and the purple votive candle holders. It’s bold, but I love it!


Here you’ll find a gathering of new items, of gifts, of inheritances, and memories galore.

Water hyacinth placemats make up the base. They are topped with Bordallo Pinheiro geranium leaf chargers. A lot of green is visible in fall, and I wanted to reflect that in my table.

The wavy edge plates are favorites of mine. I love the color and sunflower pattern. They are called, suitably, “Sunset Sunflower,” and they are from Maxcera.

 The lidded pumpkin bowls are from Pier 1, and were gifts for a milestone birthday. The pumpkin mugs I have had for years. They are from Starbucks from some time back in the 90s.

The amber stemware is from POSH in Chicago; the green water glasses I inherited from my mother. The small green salad bowls (that I had intended to fill with maple leaf cookies, but forgot) are also Bordallo Pinheiro.

Napkin rings are from Pier One, the napkins are from my mother. The yellow flatware is the “Radiant” pattern from Noritake. It was my mother’s, then mine, then hers, and then mine. We tended to pass things back-and-forth a lot as it suited us.

The purple votives I bought last year, on a whim, from Wal-Mart. I thought that they would look mysterious on a Halloween or fortune telling table.

  Also from Wal-Mart is the darling pumpkin-shaped cheese board with matching spreader.

 This post is linked to:

Tablescape Thursday

7 comments: said...

Oh Pattie, what a perfectly delightful table! First of all, Happy Birthday and the flowers are beautiful, of course they are screaming for a tablescape! The colors you chose are beautiful and I can't take my eyes off those wonderful pumpkin soup tureens, they are gorgeous! And the plate stack, swoon! So many wonderful colors and touches, love it all!

judee said...

Your tablesxapes are always gorgeous with all your colorful and festive seasonal dishes and accessories. Happy Birthday

Linda said...

Pattie this is just stunning. Love the fact you used all the colors in your flowers. The purple is my favorite addition! These colors would make a BEAUTIFUL fall quilt!

Gina said...

Your tablescapes are always amazing - I love those bold colors, too. Fall is my favorite season for the sights and smells. Happy Belated birthday - all the best people are born in the fall! (:

Unknown said...

Pattie, those flowers are beautiful and Happy belated Birthday. Love your table, and oh my goodness, your plate stack is amazing The BP chargers are gorgeous and those pumpkin bowls are so pretty. Love all the colors!


sandy said...

Looks everything about this.

bread&salt said...

What a beautiful autumn post ! Pumpkins look great. Bye the wat Pumpkins season just beginning here and every where turns to orange color.