October is starting to finally cool off, and a crispness is coming into the air. Outside, the trees are just now starting to show a hint of color here and there, and it is time for a tablescape, this year with happy pumpkins! I got out my Halloween box and started playing with the pumpkins and some new-to-me thrifted items. Beginning this year’s table, I used two toppers, with one placed on point to cover the table. Orange chargers I found at the thrift store last summer are added.
I’m just not into the gory stuff, so this will be a happy pumpkins table. I have a few smiling pumpkins, and gather a couple for the center. I set the large one on top of a candle ring for a bit more height, and a large flower was put inside the pumpkin instead of a candle.
This little ribbon and ghost decorated item is a music box that plays Ding Dong the Witch is Dead. It is really cute, and comes out every year at this time.
This happy pumpkin with a black cat was my mom’s, she loved cats.
On the other side, a cute coffee mug completes the centerpiece.
Place settings have white stoneware with the adorable Halloween salad plates and everyday flatware..
Each plate has a different scene. The napkins are black with pumpkin napkin rings.
Coffee mugs and juice glasses along with individual salt and pepper shakers complete the settings.
This is a simple table, not fussy for breakfast and everyday meals.
OK, so now, what do we eat? Today, everyone is a winner with a round up of some of my favorite fall recipes! First, my original delicious Pumpkin Orange Bread. Download the PDF for this recipe – Pumpkin-Orange-Bread
Try my Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast for a special breakfast.
See this post for making Perfect Breakfast Eggs.
Perhaps you need a wonderful dessert for a potluck or a holiday meal. Try my Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake.
And one last mention, to Mr Mills (DH to Loris) who is a dedicated addict to my lettuce and crab Asian Salad, thanks so much!! Here’s that recipe with the Sriracha Mayo Dressing – Asian Salad. I also make it without the crab, and add tomatoes and avocado for a great side salad. I thought when I purchased the large bottle of Sriracha, that it would last forever, but I need to buy another one now!!
Want another tablescape idea? See last year’s Spooky Halloween Tablescape with Lights and a video.
Congratulations to Camille who won the Stampin Up Country Lane Suite, and to Pam who won the Halloween Mysteries books. Congratulations as well to Nicole who won the Milk Street Tuesday Nights cookbook. Happy Halloween, and I hope you are all having a wonderful Autumn Jubilee! I’ve loved reading all the comments, thank you all for reading and participating.
Do you decorate for Halloween?