Welcome to the 372nd Tablescape Thursday!
I’ve heard a rumor that there’s this thing called “sunshine.” It’s supposed to be really bright, but I think it may be just a myth.
How is it in your part of the world? I hope you’re seeing some sunny days. If I don’t start seeing some pretty soon, I’m going to have to buy one of those light machines like Police Chief Celia Bachelor used in the show, Men in Trees. Anyone remember that show? That was actually one of the few shows on TV that I liked, figures it would get canceled!
Where were we…ahhh yes, it’s Tablescape Thursday and I have a fall tablescape to share! Since it was pretty gloomy looking outside, I decided to set a table in the breakfast room this week.
I went ahead and hung my other boxwood wreath, couldn’t wait to see how it would look in the center of the bay. I do like it here so I think I’ll leave it up for a while, maybe indefinitely. (Boxwood wreaths are available here: Boxwood Wreath)
My centerpiece is a colorful, cast-iron, pumpkin casserole from Martha Stewart. I loved it the minute I saw it! It’s currently on sale (for more than half off!) here: Pumpkin Tureen. I placed it on a short, cake pedestal and surrounded it with autumn leaf garland, glitter pine cones and shed deer antlers.
The pumpkin casserole came with a recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Soup. I’ve never made pumpkin soup before, have you? After discovering how good Roasted Butternut Squash Soup can be, I decided to give the recipe a try.
The toughest part of making pumpkin soup (at least for me) was cutting the pumpkin apart. Those things are hard! I’ll share the recipe for this Roasted Pumpkin soup, along with photos showing how I made it, in a post real soon, hopefully tomorrow.
Update: You’ll find the recipe for this soup here: Roasted Pumpkin Soup.
Acorn soup tureens found in an end-of-season sale in Williams-Sonoma many years ago, worked great for serving this rich, yummy soup. The flatware is Hampton Forge Sophia and it’s currently on sale for a great price here: Hampton Forge Sophia Flatware. The cinnamon red color of this flatware goes well with a lot of fall dish patterns. It also works well with most Christmas china and for Valentine’s Day.
This autumn leaf dishware is one of my favorites for fall. I love, love, love the beautiful leaf design and the colors in this pattern! I bought it a few years ago when it first came out and this evening I was surprised to see that it’s still available! You’ll find it here: Autumn Leaf Dishware
I had several antler ornaments that I hadn’t yet separated apart to use as place cards like I normally do. I discovered they make pretty awesome napkin rings! I wrapped them around my napkins and just kind of locked them together where they met. They work really well with this setting, repeating the antler design in the centerpiece.
For the napkins, I layered leaf napkin found in either Marshalls or HomeGoods several ago, over velvet-trimmed linen napkins from Pier 1, also purchased several years ago. I mixed it up a bit, using the antlers as napkin rings for two place settings…
…and pinecone napkin rings (found in Pier 1 many years ago) for the other two place settings. I’ve found that it’s often more interesting to mix things up a little instead of having everything match perfectly. If you don’t have enough of a particular dish pattern, flatware or napkin ring, that’s okay. Using different patterns or pieces just makes your table that much more inviting and relaxed. Your family and friends will love it!
Happy Autumn, dear Friends! Hope you’re seeing some sunshine these days!
Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful tables posted for this Tablescape Thursday!
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