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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Does Your Faux Pumpkin Need a Stem?

I wanted to share a couple of fun ideas today for a stem to put in your faux pumpkin.

I created a neutral fall tablescape today and thought it would be fun to use a silver knife for a pumpkin stem......

In this tablesetting,  I used a milk glass vase for my pumpkin stem.....

This is the fourth tablescape I have done by changing out a few things in the existing centerpiece.

I chose simple white ironstone,  white place mats and white napkins  for each place setting

I borrowed things from vignettes around the house and will put them back after dinner.    The metallic fall letters came from the hallway.....the neutral faux pumpkins were under the fall tree......the antlers were above the mantle on the front porch,  the candlesticks were on the chesser in the master get the!

I added a wire crown to the top of my existing centerpiece.....

Now for a short tour around the recycled centerpiece......

The big farm style table is really nice when all the family is here to eat,   but for tonight ......a romantic dinner for two!

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  1. Penny- you are truly talented.
    I love all of the treasures you put together to create this.

    I hope you will share this Thursday at Thoughts of Home.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.

    White Spray Paint

  2. Really fun and creative stems Penny. Love that wire crown!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. WOW I love the center piece and your tables looks terrific. Like how you used different items for the stems on your pumpkins, look great.

    Enjoy your week.


  4. Penny, I love the neutral color scheme. I think the pumpkins with interesting stems works very well. Sylvia D.

  5. Love all of your vignettes. I especially love the use of a knife for a stem. I ned to keep that in mind.

  6. You are so inventive...i love you! I like these neutral colours and everything is fairy
    Hugs Alessandra

  7. Very nice post, I love the way you showed the changes. And the pumpkin handles are a hoot. Great job on this post, Sandi

  8. .... bone handle knives would be a kewl stem if one can still find them.

  9. I'm new to your blog and I have to say Wow! You have such a designing flare for sure, not sure what your profession is but display is your forte. Your blog is ever so lovely, inspiring and full of great ideas. Love the knife handle stem idea.

  10. So creative - using a butter knife as a stem. You are so clever, Penny!

  11. This is such an adorable setting. I love neutral colors you selected.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you next Friday at 12 AM EST when we open our doors again.

  12. Love the table setting. Fun finds to use for pumpkin stems. I collect white ironstone so I especially love your white dishes for the place settings. Everything is always. Judy

  13. Penny,
    I am playing catch up again!! Love the vase and butter knife for stems for your lovely pumpkins!! Great idea and one that I would have never thought of!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. Love all the fun items you used as stems for your pumpkins. Thank you so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

  16. Penny,
    You have such creative ideas for how to use vintage pieces and for styling your table setting multiple ways. Thank you for joining Monday Social to give our readers a peek at all your Fall touches.


  17. Love everything about your table Penny, it is beautiful :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays last week, you are one of this weeks features..

  18. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know that this post has ALSO been *FEATURED* today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays (at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth) on our special pumpkin edition. Thank you for sharing with us! :)


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