Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MEET ME AT THE PATCH, PUMPKIN

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I served a green salad in the bowls and spaghetti with meat sauce in the deep square plates.  I don’t think Mrs. Robinson (my high school home economics teacher) ever told us about the placement of the pasta spoon, so feel free to let me know if I have placed it incorrectly.   

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 For the salad course, I replaced the tree with pumpkin mugs filled with a choice of  salad dressings. salad course

 Dessert was ice cream and cookies, so the cookies became my centerpiece. dessert course

 I fell in love with these trick-or-treater ornaments at an estate sale.  As you can see on my serving table, I also liked the boxes they came in!est sl orn

Pumpkin card artist: Karen Harvey Cox of A Scrapbook of Inspiration.

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The caption on the bottom of the little cutout pumpkin-head girl is:  “Meet me at the patch Pumpkin”.

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Flatware pattern:  William Rogers “Eternally Yours” @ 1847

As usual, I’ve had everything on this table too long to remember where I got most of it.

I’m linking this post to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Between Naps On The Porch,

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and to Seasonal Sundays, hosted by The Tablescaper.

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A big thank you for coming to visit my blog.  I really hope you’ll come back Friday to link to my weekly event, “A Few Of My Favorite Things Saturday”.  laurie

42 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Laurie~~~~

This is such a fun table! I love that you described how you served each course {Mrs. Robinson would be proud!}. The dishes are perfect for fall and I love all of your pumpkin accessories! Very sweet!

XO,
Janie

Debbie said...

Laurie, you manage to find the cutest things! I would have fallen in love with those trick or treater ornaments too. They are adorable and my favorite part.

I basically enjoyed it all,though... from the dinnerware to the cute polkadotted napkins with pumpkin rings.

Just an all around great looking table!

Marlis said...

I love those ornaments too. Amazing. The entire table was very inviting and well laid out. Great job.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing your Halloween theme table setting. You do a lot better than I could when it comes to remembering where I bought things, as I have had some things for so long. Spaghetti and salad sounds so good.

Olive Cooper said...

It is darling Laurie. Now that I have seen your kitchen I am comfortable in knowing where you keep all these goodies. I guess that means I am terribly nosey...please pardon me. hugs♥olive

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, this is just the cutest table. Love your dishes, they are fabulous. Your decor is perfect. You always have the most wonderful things and put them together beautifully. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh those little pumpkin cups are the cutest! I just love anything pumpkin!!

Robin said...

Your tables are always so fun!!! I absolutely love everything about this table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great and fun table. I love the Halloween tree and all those ornaments. I like how you changed it out with the courses! Fun!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I would just love to shop your house...I so remember when I met you on RMS and just fell instanly in love with your kitchen and your fun bathroom with the stain glass window..I hope you have a GREAT mini vacation with the Boss...Love ya my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Terra said...

Your table is full of happy and cute decorations and table settings, and is very welcoming.

Style Sisters said...

I love this tablescape! The dishes... the black and white polka dot napkins everything is amazing!

Karin

xinex said...

Everything is so cute, Laurie. I love all your accessories....Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laurie, I enjoyed seeing this tablescape so much. You did a wonderful job, and I love the cute pumpkin china. Nice job! :-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Laurie...

Ohhh...your table is as pretty as a pumpkin, Girlfriend! You know, I don't ever remember seeing these pretty dishes...they really are gorgeous! The pretty pattern reminds me a bit of Quimperware. They sure make a beautiful place setting! Girlfriend, I love your halloween tree! I was looking closely at each of the little costumed boys and girls...they're adorable! Ohhhh...and I love those darling goblets with the pretty painted stems! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous table with us, Laurie...it's always such a treat!

Well my friend, are you getting settled back in at home? It sounds like ya'll had a great time! I'm just tickled pink for ya'll! You guys deserved a vacation away from home!!!

Love ya,
Chari

aimee said...

love it! you are such a great host!
blessings,
aimee

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Really cute Laurie! I'm lovin' your trick or treater ornaments:@)

hip-chick said...

Oh how cute! I love the centerpiece. I am getting so many great ideas!

Sandy said...

Laurie, You did a great job as usual, the centerpiece's were wonderful, I'll have to remember that one! Beautiful dishes and the Halloween ornaments were also a great find. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

KATHY said...

Hi Laurie, You have the cutest things i have ever seen! I love your table with all your beautiful dishes, and treasures.The halloween tree is sooo cute.I'll be back to look again.

Kathy

Tardevil said...

Just please adopt me. I love all of your pretties and could just look at them always. Love the ornaments, mugs & pumpkin plates. They are precious.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Laurie! I wouldn't worry to much about the "proper" placement of the pasta spoon on such a fun table. Mrs. Robinson would be pleased that you put so much effort into making the dining experience so much fun!

Sue said...

Laurie- What absolute fun you must have had designing this tablescape!! I like how you changed out the centerpiece with the food items you were serving. Clever, clever.... I would probably have been shoving things around to make room. *grin*
Of course, the ornaments are so sweet,too. Fantastic themed table, my friend!
hugs, Sue

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Laurie, your table is darling! I love that you remember your home ec teacher, because I do, too. Mine was a real stickler -- my seam ripper got a major workout as I struggled to make my first dress. Back to your table -- you really chose some wonderful pieces to delight the eye!

Sherry said...

Laurie,
I love your "pumpkin patch." Very neat accessories! You have the coolest stuff. I read your next post too. I wish this kind of odd stuff happened to me. How wonderful!
Sherry

Sussi said...

Beautiful and fun tablescape. You always know just what looks perfect on the table.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow what a fun and pretty table.. love those polka dot napkins..

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love all of it! I always enjoy stopping over and seeing your precious collections.

Linda Q said...

Hi Laurie,
Looks darling at your place, as always! Love your Halloween tree. I didn't do one this year with my ornaments. But probably next year when grandson is older to enjoy.
Happy Halloween,
Linda

Chic Creations said...

OMGosh that is beautiful. Love it, love it. You did a great job with the tablescape and decorating. You have a darling blog. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Pat said...

Fun and whimsical and lovely, Laurie!

Tess said...

This table is soooooo great. I love the dishes, especially the square ones...the colors are great and it all fits so well together. The menu sounds delicious!!!

Sarah said...

Laurie,
Sorry I'm getting here late. This is such a fun table. I knew you would have wonderful Halloween decor.
Off to bed. Hope you have a great weekend. ~ Sarah

The Muse said...

dear ms Laurie, i am in love with the idea of your little trick or treat tree!
my g-c's would love that.. :)
thank you for this wonderful inspiration, i really believe that idea is a keeper :)

Life with L said...

Such a fun and whimsical table. The ornaments are so cute! I like your dishes too.

Entertaining Women said...

A rotating centerpiece....that's a great idea! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Judi said...

Hi Laura
As usual you have outdone yourself! What a fun fun fun fun table. I don't know where you have found all these pieces for your Hallowe'en collection. I'm loving it all!
Now did you really serve up a meal on that table or did you do it for us? I would have come for sure!!
have a wonderful day
*hugs*
Judi

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Laurie -- you always manage to put the cutest things together in the most amazing ways. I....LOVE....This! Thanks for your sweet visit to my Halloween with the Grands table.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a darling table. I love how you showed us how it changed with each course. And I love the different salad dressings in the pumpkin mugs - I might have to steal, I mean borrow, that idea. LOL!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sunday!

- The Tablescaper

Shirley said...

A beautiful fall table. Great dishes and glassware! Loved the idea of the pumpkin mugs used for salad dressing.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous table. Thank you for mentioning my pumpkin painting. Oh, I love your new header! This time of year is fun, but you must be over the moon enjoying your Grand kids. What is Halloween without little ones around?

Happy Monday.
Karen

Miss Janice said...

This is all just precious and I love the way you coordinated everything together to make it work!