Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simply Pumpkins!

So many of you have asked how my Mom is doing and I'm happy to say she is feeling much better then when I first got here but she is still having some breathing issues and the Dr's are working on this.
Thank you for your well wishes and prayers! 

             This is a tablescape I completed at home before flying to Texas...

 I gathered my pumpkins and set this simple table!
These place mats are the 'backside' and perfect for the colors I'm pulling together.
I used large platters with a brown band on the edge as a charger.  Green dinner plates and the pumpkin salad plates complete the stack
I combined the brown and orange napkins with a brown metal napkin ring.  The bronze handled flatware is some I use often!
A vintage green goblet from a thrift store
The centerpiece is a fall arrangement along with some candle light
These pumpkin candle holders were a recent thrift store find!
Fall leaf Salt & Pepper in a brown divided dish
A ceramic pumpkin at each place setting
adds that extra touch!
Simply Pumpkins!

I'm joining Katheen for



Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's a cute setting Linda! Love your pumpkin plates and fun leaf S&P's:@)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea placing the leaf S & P shakers in the divided dish. They make a bigger statement. The wire pumpkin shaped candleholders are fun too.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Happy your mom is better! Your table is so cute....I love the pumpkin plates!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

It's good that you are there to help your mother through her illness. Your table is all ready for you when you get home!

bj said...

Sure glad to hear your mom is doing better.
I love your pumpkin table.:))

Infuse With Liz said...

What a great fall tablescape! I guess I missed the info about your Mom. I'm glad to hear she's doing better.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! That's good news to hear your mom is feeling some better. continuing to pray for her. Now your table looks wonderful. Those are such cute subtle little candle holders. Everything looks so sweet.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cheri said...

Do you ever have trouble doing a tablescape? They always look so nice.

Glad to hear your momma is doing better. When ya coming home?

GardenofDaisies said...

Linda, I really like the greens that you incorporated into your table setting. A little relief from all the orange, brown and gold that dominates this time of year.

Chatty Crone said...

I hope that your mom can get it under control. And I love you table setting - especially the pumpkin plates.

De tout, de rien said...

Love the leaves salt and pepper shakers, so cute. It all looks so pretty!

I somehow missed the post about your mother being ill, but I'm glad she is on the mend.

Take care,


Barbara F. said...

You have such a knack, Linda. I love this. And you always find the cutest things in the thrift store. xo

Susan said...

Very pretty, Linda, and very autumny, too.

You really set a lovely table.

I've always dreamed of having an "upscale" thrift shop. Wouldn't that be the pizazz?

You'd be the perfect person to do the tablescapes with donated china and accessories for re-sale.

So glad to read your Mummy is better. Hope the docs can get the breathing problems under control.

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This is so festive Linda. Love the pretty fall colors and those pumpkin candle holders. Happy to hear your mom is feeling better.

the cape on the corner said...

i'm so sorry i didn't ask about your mom, i didn't realize you'd gone to visit her. told you i have a boat load of posts to go thru! wishing you both well.

Marigene said...

Glad to hear your mother is doing better. Love your's got lots of green!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Very nice tablescape. Love the pumpkin plates!

Marla and Steve said...

I love the pumpkin plates with the little pumpkins next to them.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing better...I know you're relieved!
Love the pumpkin plates and the wire candleholders...great tablescape!!!

Susan said...

I'm happy to hear your mom is doing better. Just looking at your Simple Pumpkin tablescape makes me smile, XOXO

Ann said...

glad to hear that your mother is doing better.
I love your tablescape. Perfect for a hearty fall dinner

Tea in Texas said...

Pretty Fall Table! The new thrifty candleholders are perfect for fall. The pumpkin theme with the plates and individual pumpkins ties everything together! Hope you mother is still on the mend!

Thanks, Pam

ImSoVintage said...

I'm so glad to hear that your mom is doing better, Linda. I hope they get the breathing problems cleared up. Your table looks lovely and I know you will be glad to get home to it soon.


Deb said...

Very pretty. I love the bronze handled flat-ware. Deb

Gina said...

A perfect fall table! I love the sweet pumpkin plates and your bronze flatware too.

I'm glad to hear your Mom is doing better!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm glad your mom is doing better. Great idea on using the divided dish for the s&p shakers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, stopping by to say hello as the latest recipient of the traveling apron. ;) Looking forward to playing along.
Nice to read that your mom is doing better. Your table is lovely.
Much love,

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm playing catch up!!
SO glad that your Mom is improving!! You are wonderful being able to stay so long with her and until she gets back to herself!!
Lovely table setting - you amaze me with all the different place settings you have. Your kitchen must be HUGE!!
Take care Linda!!

Ames said...

I have the same green plates and pumpkins Linda. I love your table!~Ames

Kristin_Texas said...

That looks so sweet! I would love to do something like this at our dining room table, but Wendy Kitty would wreak havoc on everything. It's a guarantee.


Tanya@takesix said...

Such a great fall tablescape, Linda. I love all the great fall aspects of your table. Beautiful pumpkin plates, green stemware, wire napkin rings, and your centerpiece! :)

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a lovely table Linda. All of your special touches are perfect. So glad to hear that your mom is feeling better. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Babs said...

So pumpkin-y and cute. The plates are perfect! Glad your mom is better.

Jojo said...

I love your flatware.

Annesphamily said...

Hi Linda! Been praying for your mom! I hope she will continue to improve and feel better each day!
Your table is always set for us! I really enjoy this. I found the sweetest orange dinner plates at the Dollar Store! I need to buy more! I made a batch of witch hats today and they are sitting on the two plates I grabbed! So cute!
Your fall table is lovely with your pumpkins and all your fun pieces.
Take care and come visit soon. I have a double giveaway! I love to have everyone come over and join the fun!
Hugs and Blessings Anne

✿Carol✿ said...

Love this tablescape Linda, and especially those green glasses!
So glad to hear your Mom is doing better, and it's so nice that you're right there by her side. I'm sure she will recover faster that way!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Very pretty Linda... I love the pumpkin plates..

Anonymous said...

Thx for stopping by with your warm welcome, Linda. I'll save an orange truffle for you...or maybe more than one. ;)

suzyq said...

Love your tablescape Linda!!! So happy you came by today and introduced yourself - love meeting new people and am very happily following you back

laurie said...

Linda, those pumpkin salad plates are so pretty. This pumpkin table is great, and I really like the "backside" of your place mats! Glad your mother is doing better, and I pray that she continues to improve. laurie

kitty said...

I love the pumpkin plates and all your thrift store finds! Glad your Mom is doing better.

Zane Wooder said...

Linda it's nice to hear that your mom is doing better. We all your mom to be in the best of health always.