Happy National Look at the Leaves Day! I’ve set a table of falling leaves around this fun pumpkin stack for you today. Care to join me?
In mid September, my nearby Walmart Super Center put out a cardboard bin full of Cinderella pumpkins. Not just orange, but ghost and blue colored, too.
I couldn’t resist. I love the irregularity of these wobbly, narly, and scarred pumpkins. Ha!
Notice our library/music room is back functioning as a dining room again. A group was coming over for an away televised football game a couple of weeks back. We expected too many people for full seating in the kitchen. I prepared the dining room as an overflow room.
I decided to keep the dining table this way for a while. Without the extra leaf, it’s perfect for playing Mexican Train Dominoes – a favorite game at our house (or for small group dining).
I placed a simple (sheer gold Christmas decor) scarf as a runner, centered it with a pewter cake plate, and added one of the Autumn Leaf DIY Place Mats I made earlier that week.
I topped it off with the Cinderella pumpkin stack. I thought I’d add more color by sticking leaves between the pumpkins here and there.
On one of my stops at Dollar Tree for leaves, I saw these cutie pie pumpkins.
They had a shiny red pumpkin, too. Now I wish I’d gotten a red one!
The opposite side of the table had a perfect spot for the salt and peppers a friend gave me. Don’t they have the cutest personality?
Yellow and red plates are combined for a plate stack that emphasizes colors in the fall leaf place mats and the napkins.
The plate stack is topped off with a pumpkin ramekin from WalMart (last year, I believe).
Tea towels ($2 from WalMart) add wonderful color and texture (and the perfect softness). Dual duty is a bonus!
I bought the Pioneer Woman flatware earlier this year when they were discounted at WalMart. Hard to believe I waited until now to use them. (I might have forgotten I had them in my stash. Just sayin’.)
I see a WalMart shopping pattern here. Do you? Ha!
Another thing I’ve never used are these stems I bought at Tuesday Morning over a year ago. Clearly I didn’t need them since it’s taken me so long to use them! You’ve seen the coordinating beverage glasses before, though. They came from Tuesday Morning, too.
Sorry about the glaring sunlight coming through the front window. It makes for difficult photo lighting.
Patricia Neely-Dorsey gets her books featured on today’s table.
Her fall leaves poem is perfect for this leafy tablescape.
Aren’t colorful fall leaves and pumpkins scrumptious?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.