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Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Normally, I think of gold when I am setting a table for Fall.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Last year, after Thanksgiving, I bought two mercury glass pumpkins on sale, and they made me think outside the box about this table. 

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

In addition to the mercury glass pumpkins, I was inspired by my velvet pumpkins made my friend, Susie.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I am so fortunate to be one of the people that Susie gifts with these pumpkins.

Velvet Pumpkins-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Aren’t they gorgeous?  I elevated them on a mirrored silver plateau that I ordered from an Etsy a couple of years ago.

Velvet Pumpkins-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The mercury glass pumpkins inspired me to use my square silver-colored chargers that I bought at Tuesday Morning about three years ago.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I got the etched glass bowls at an estate sale a couple of years ago. I previously posted this oh-so-simple recipe for Laurie’s Soup, which is what I served in these bowls.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

These salad/dessert plates that I used as a server for the soup, came from One Kings Lane last year. I’m always looking for china with silver on it.  (Wedgwood, Vera Wang’s Vera Lace)

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Most rimmed china has a gold rim, but this dinner  plate, which is the pattern we selected when we got married, has a silver rim.  (Lenox Moonspun), and it is the reason I look for china with silver on it.

Lenox Moonspun Dinner Plate-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used Eternally Yours flatware, because it is the only silverware set I have that has soup spoons in the set.

Forever Yours Flatware-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We also selected these water goblets (Lenox Moonspun) when we got married.  The pineapple etched wine glasses were a wedding gift that came with a matching decanter.

Lenox Moonspun Goblet-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used silver monogramed napkin rings that I ordered from an Etsy last year.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I bought eight of these napkins at an estate sale one time.  I paid $10.00 for all eight napkins.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I served dessert in silver champagne goblets that were another wedding gift.  When I saw the simple recipe for Grilled Bananas Foster on the blog, Home Made Modern, I couldn’t wait to try it, and it didn’t disappoint.

Silver Champagne Goblet-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I moved one of the dessert plates to the tabletop, so you could see the pattern.  I also purchased these at an estate sale.  I think I paid $10.00 for four of these, and I use them frequently.

Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  laurie

I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper



ellen b. said...

October is such a fun month with pumpkins and all the colors changing with leaves falling. Your table has captured a lot of it. Blessings...

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh Laurie, the table is divine,,,I adore the placemats and I love the trophy centerpiece (I love all the old trophies, lovie cup things) everything is beautiful and looks like I should be over there for the first course..Phyllis

xinex said...

What an elegant fall table, Laurie. I like that it is more silver than gold, kinda unique for the season and I like different. Thanks for the recipes....Christine

Carol said...

I love the look of elegance on this tablescape, Laurie. Those silver pumpkins are beautiful! I saw some gold pumpkins at Pier 1 last week. I was so tempted.


Dewena said...

The velvet pumpkins are gorgeous and the way you've built the table around them turned out gorgeous. That silver sheen of your table ought to be in a magazine. And it shows that someone who loves color around them can also incorporate a table like this into their life.

This is one of my favorites you've done!

Marigene said...

I didn't know that using pumpkins could be so elegant! Your table is beautiful, Laurie.
Love the pineapple stemware.
Have a wonderful week...

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You've taken pumpkins to a new level. What elegance Laurie! The salad plates from the estate sale are wonderful.

Tricia said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Laurie! I love the fresh take on a fall table -- with our "now-vintage" Moonspun! And what a wonderfully dramatic way to serve the yummy dessert!

Peggy Thal said...

Great table! You did a beautiful I job with everything. Very elegant. said...

hi Laurie! wow, what an elegant table! You have combined so many beautiful things with your gorgeous china, the velvet pumpkins especially! Your chargers are stunning, and bananas foster in those elegant silver champagne goblets~your guests must have been swooning!

Mimi said...

Hi Laurie!

I think this is one of my favorite tablescapes you have ever done as I love the silver touch, too! I LOVE the way you have used the trophy cup here! And those velvet pumpkins- so lovely with the silver! You are a lucky girl indeed to have a talented friend gift you with them!!


ornate splendor said...

Hi, Laurie! Your tablescape is to die for!! Love the mix of silver and whites, with a few pops of color. Very striking. The trophy cup holding the pumpkin is a fun idea. And the silver goblets are so pretty - I have the same ones! : ) Hugs, Catherine

Jewel Sauls said...

Beautiful and elegant! I love that you still use your wedding gifts! Love those glass plates - the design looks lovely on the wood.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, your table is gorgeous. I love the pumpkins and the velvet minis are adorable.
I love to mix silver with white and yours is beautiful. What an inviting table calling to sit and enjoy!
Have a nice weekend.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Laurie, your table is just stunning.The pumpkins look so good with your beautiful dishes and stem ware. Thanks so much for sharing this terrific tablescape.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Fall table, Laurie!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie, your mercury glass pumpkins are gorgeous and I love how you've set your whole table around them! You have many "pretties" and I like them all!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love, love, love all of your elegant details, especially your china and crystal.

Diane said...

Laurie, this is amazing and so elegant! Your friend's pumpkins are adorable and those silver champagnes are to "die for"! I chose Lenox "Solitaire", when I married, so I totally understand, about trying to find other china to mix with it. Lovely, lovely table!!

Debbie said...

This one is downright elegant. That's not all that easy to do with fall table, IMO. I found myself thinking of the song, "Silver Threads Among the Gold" while looking at pictures. (I also clicked to the soup recipe while here. I love anything with the bite that the Rotel tomatoes with the chiles gives.

Martha said...

A beautiful table and I adore your napkins rings -- you got a steal of a deal! Cherish them!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your silver take on Halloween.

- Alma, The Tablescaper