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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Tablescape

I got the bid on this gorgeous silver tea set at the auction a few weeks ago.    Some of the auction goers (is that a word???) said it was the deal of the day,  and I happily agreed.
I used it as the centerpiece for a fall tablescape in the dining room.    I felt it needed some height to be the centerpiece,  so I put it on a pedestal  and put some lace, ribbon, and flowers under the tray to complete my centerpiece.
I paid $52,50 for the large  tray, teapot, coffee pot, sugar, and creamer......what a deal! 
I continued my silver themed tablescape by placing a  fabric pumpkin in a large silver bowl and then set that on a silver tray.   I set a smaller fabric pumpkin on a Rose Chintz platter and set that on another silver tray.    I also placed some silver lids over the plates as food covers.....decorative only,   of course!
I set the table with Rosechintz rose patterned dishes that I got at the auction a while back.....I can't find the receipt but I think it was about $25 for a service for 8 and a few serving pieces.
I've been playing with my photo's a little on Picmonkey.    Can you see the decorative border around my you like it?
On the other end of the table,  I set a chaffing dish on a round silver tray and placed a pink faux fur pumpkin in the glass dish.
I have been having so much fun making faux fur pumpkins this year.....last fall,  sweater pumpkins were "my thang"

I made these cloth pumpkins a few years ago,  but I freshened them up with some ribbon and jewelry.   I had quite a stash of dried pumpkins stems that year....not too many left to put on the pumpkins that I'm making this fall....sad face!
I really like the look that placing my fabric pumpkins have when I put them in a silver bowl.....adds a little extra "trim".

Here's another photo with the Picmonkey decorative trim around it..... 
You can make the trim any color that you like!

There you have fall tablescape.


  1. Your fall tablescape is absolutely beautiful! Very romantic in every single detail. I adore your pumpkins!

  2. Penny you have outdone yourself, ma'am - this is a splendid buy. GRATS - and your china is just too purdy for words!
    I would loooooove to sit at that table for a tea party!!!! ♥♥♥

  3. What a great buy! I love silver. It looks so perfect on your table! Happy Fall! Linda

  4. Penny, the silver set was the deal of the day. Love it! A few weeks ago I stopped at a yard sale and bought 3 small pieces of silver for $15. She wanted more, but came down. She had quite a few pieces, but I just wanted the tarnished ones to use for Halloween. I used on on my mantle with a pumpkin in it for Fall. Loved it for a few days, but then I found a small brown transfer ware pitcher at a thrift and put it in it instead. lol! It never ends for us decorators. Love your fur pumpkins and the silver! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. What a lovely table setting. It is both charming and romantic. Catherine xo

  6. I adore your couch and pink chairs in the background of the last photo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Your fabric pumpkins are just yummy! They are like the dessert served up on a silver platter! What a fabulous find at the auction! You stole the prize - I can't believe it!! Lucky, lucky girl!!

  8. Everything looks beautiful. The silver is an extra special touch for Fall. Photos are really enhanced by Picmonkey.
    My, where do you find the time? Would love to see and hear about your Booth too. Is it at an Antique Mall?
    Thank you for the beautiful tablescape.

  9. woow beautiful treasures...Luv everything ......
    romantikev blog

  10. Penny, that's just so amazing! What a table scape.Love the pumpkin fabric. Thank you for the linky-up with us. So appreciated! D

  11. What a pretty tablescape, love all the silver! I love playing with photos on picmonkey your boarders are great! :)

  12. Great buys and love those cloth pumpkins...lovely table, as usual...

  13. Love your new silver pieces and what a gorgeous tablesetting for fall with all your fun pumpkins. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  14. Hi Penny...Your silver tea service is lovely! I've been seeing alot of the fur pumpkins this year. I was wondering how you were going to decorate for Fall with all the Fall colors...but I see what you do. You keep your color theme but just make your pumpkins pink!! Clever! You are so creative. I did a couple of pumpkins and it really is fun. Mine were a lot simpler...and not half as lovely as yours!! I think I've gotten lazy. Everything looks beautiful!!

  15. Penny,
    LOVE the silver Tea Set!! I have a 4 piece one too but now since we got rid of the stereo in the DR, I have no where to put it but i am sure i can find somewhere for it. I will be using it in my Halloween decorating.....
    Beautiful tablescape as always...


  16. Wow, now THAT'S a tablescape! So nice to see you again at Make It Monday!

  17. The silver tea set is so beautiful! As are the rose patterned dishes! Lovin' the pumpkins too. Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

  18. Lovely tea set, Penny. Your dressed antlers caught my eye, too. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life.

  19. So beautiful, Penny! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. I loved your pumpkins last year, but these new fur ones are awesome! Thank you for sharing on Make It Monday.

  21. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! So much lovely decoration inspiration here ;)

  22. What a beautiful silver set! Your pumpkins are so cute. I have about a dozen pumpkins in my garden and I must make sure to save those stems! Thank you for sharing all your fall decor and auction visit at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Hugs, Deborah


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