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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Fall Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Can a tablescape featuring pumpkins be used for an elegant dinner?  This pumpkin table was for a dinner I served last year, and I'm posting it again today.  Although, gold is normally my go-to color for Fall, when I got a couple of mercury glass pumpkins on sale, it 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

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. 

I’m linking this post to  Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love, love, love it.. I especially love the trophy... would love to have you think I might possibly have over used the word love? lol fondly ~lynne~

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh I love your tablescape Laurie. It is simply beautiful - such pretty dishes. The pumpkins are lovely.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Lady of the Manor said...

This is such a gorgeous table! Yes, I love the "elegant pumpkin" theme. May have to try it, too. It's a great change from the bold fall colors!

Jacqueline said...

Definitely worth reposting Laurie! Yes, I love to take the pumpkin to the more elegant level. Wow, those silver chargers are out of this world. You could put rocks on those and it would be fit for a king. I love your silver and velvet - makes pumpkins seem more restful and chic!

Rosie M. said...

So very pretty, Laurie! I love all of your dishes: your Lenox and dessert plates are particularly exquisite. It all comes together so beautifully and reflects an "elegant Halloween table"! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Unknown said...

Your table is so beautiful, Laurie. I love those pumpkins kicked up a notch with the silver. Your amazing friend, Susie, made some special velvet pumpkins, for sure. I love your wedding china, and the silver chargers have me salivating. Thanks for sharing all your bargain finds - treasures, for sure! Re-posting was the right thing to do. This table needed a second look! :-)
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, what a beautiful and elegant table setting for fall. Love all the plates and glassware. So pretty and inviting.
Your pumpkins are gorgeous!
Going to click on your soup next.

Unknown said...

Oh Laurie this is so elegant it took my breath away to see how beautiful this table was. Love the velvet pumpkins but those square silver chargers wow I wish I could find something like this at an estate sale.Susie

Lulu said...

If your table is any indication, pumpkins are surely elegant. Why not?

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Laurie! Sorry I've been MIA. I've been dealing with craziness re: my stupid back and shoulder. It seems like it's always something!!! :-( Anyway, I'm back for awhile and trying to catch up. Glad I did this week because you really DID make pumpkins look quite elegant! It seems to me that anything in mercury glass can transform a table. And mercury glass can take on kind of a "bewitching" tone which makes it great for Halloween. Good call!

I love those lettered napkin rings you bought at the Etsy shop. I'd love to get some with our initial on them. I'll search around. Those are always so nice for formal and semi-formal dinners.

You have some great bargains on this table. The bargains are even better because you say you use the items frequently. That makes all the difference! If you buy a something cool and only use it once or twice, what fun is that?

Very, very pretty! Have a beautiful weekend, and Happy Fall!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Gorgeous table Laurie, I can see why you re-posted it. What lovely velvet pumpkins, They look fabulous on the silver tray. The chargers are gorgeous along with your chosen dishware.