Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tea Time in my "Pumpkin Patch"

The table I usually spotlight in this blog is my dining room table. Today I am going to feature my parlor tea table. Every Fall the mantle in my parlor is covered with pumpkins, ceramic, plastic, glittered, plain, big and small. I jokingly call it my "Pumpkin Patch" - so today is Tea Time in my "Pumpkin Patch!"

The piecrust table sits in the bay window of my parlor and is covered with a round lace tablecloth. I have several glass pumpkins that I have been given or have bought through the years and I love how the light coming from the window lights up the pumpkins. I have a pumpkin tea set that I got from Cracker Barrel years ago. And at each place is a pumpkin plate and a pumpkin mug from Dollar General a few years ago. I then scattered silk leaves and acrylic leaf "jewels" all around.
Here is the "Pumpkin Patch!"

Speaking of mantles, I showed my dining room mantle last week. My theme was metallics: copper, silver and gold.

Here is the mantle in our library/study. Can you tell it's my husband's room? All he would let me do to the mantle was add the leaves. I did put a few turkeys around the room also!

My last mantle is in the billiards room and it is my favorite. I went with a pheasant theme.

I love how this little pumpkin glows at night!

I will be joining
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An Autumnal Attitude!

It has been so long since I blogged but when things get too busy, I have to take a bit of a break!
I do want to share an table with you today - no specific theme - just an Autumnal Attitude!

I will be sharing this with Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Be sure to visit both of these blogs for many more lovely tablescapes!

I started with my gold tablecloth and added copper colored chargers. On top of that I used Spode Woodland plates with Pheasants. I used pewter goblets and off white napkins with a dark metal metallic pinecone napkin ring. For the centerpiece, I used a silver metal server with a decorated with leaves and pine cones.

On the mantle, I used mixed metallic colored pumpkins and Chinese Lantern stems.

Over in the bay window, tea is served on the tea cart!

So here is my table with Autumnal Attitude!