White pumpkins and pheasant feathers

christmascandySeptember 27, 2010

I was ready to change my sunroom table because I found these white pumpkin covered bowls at Home Goods and wanted to use them.

The tablecloth is a $3 TS find as are the napkins, .85c for all 4. The candle ring is also TS. The hammered metal chargers were $1 ea last spring at HL and the white pumpkins in the centerpiece were from ARC a couple of weeks ago.

The pheasant feathers were leftover from the fox's meal in my backyard!! We have a fox who likes to eat his dinners in our backyard as the yards around us all have dogs!! He left the tailfeathers behind last yr. so I saved then to use for something.

Sticking them in this centerpiece turned out to be the "something!"

The china is my 40 yr. old wedding china and the crystal came from TJ Maxx probably 25 yrs ago. The silverware was DH's mothers. She died long before I met him so I don't refer to her as my MIL.

The leaf placemats came from Big Lots this year and the candlesticks are ones I have used before.

It is a more elegant looking table than I usually do, but I wanted to stay with the cream/white/silver color scheme with just the rust colored placemats for a punch of color.



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Elegant & GORGEOUS, I love it, love the white pumpkins, the red accents, the feathers, all of it!!!! You've been busy!!!!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 2:38PM
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Wow, what a beautiful, elegant table, Candy! Yachter's right, those white pumpkins are gorgeous! The silver stems on them make them so much prettier than if they'd been a brown. They were just begging to be paired with your lovely silver and white accessories. Ahhhhh!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 2:48PM
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Absolutely GORGEOUS! To pair those leaf mats with this setting was the perfect touch. WOW. Love this table, and the neat way you did your napkins too!

Seems Mr Fox is trying to help you accessorize!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 3:38PM
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Very classy, CC. That's a wonderful centerpiece. Love, love, love the white pumpkins.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 4:41PM
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That is so pretty! I am not an orange fan, so the white really calls to me! The pumpkins are beautiful! I guess Jane and I better get ours out! We have the same ones, from CTS.
You did a great job!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 8:07PM
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Ok, candy...I need to know! Did you hang from the ceiling to take that last pic ... what a vantage point! Certainly gives the full view! Well, maybe you have a tall ladder or a second story floor visible to this room. LOL!

Anyway, I LOVE the elegance of this table! The covered pumpkins are my fav & the "punch" of the rust leaf placemats! Beautiful! Great buys on the linens & very nice napkin arrangement. Glassware & china are perfect for elegant feel...and your DH's Mom's silverware, too. Great $$$ bargains...& even the free pheasant feathers add the finishing touch! I don't think I could wear my witch's hat to dine here! TFS!
Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 8:42PM
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    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 11:01PM
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I was so excited to use those pumpkin bowls once I found them and I had just bought the white pumpkins at ARC and then I started thinking about my china and crystal....

I had seen a beautiful table on Rate My Space last year and had been looking for some covered pumpkin bowls since seeing the one on RMS. I had just found the white pumpkins at ARC, so I bought the white bowls. They also had some in a terra cota color and a taupe color, but I thought the white would be more striking.

Then I had the pheasant feathers and just started shopping around my house for the muted tone items I used for the rest. Of course, I buy lots of tablecloths and napkins when they are 1/2 price at the TS, so my linen closet has been growing in content!!LOL I throw them into the washer as soon as I get them home, cause of all the bedbug scare now.


    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 11:14PM
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Absolutly STUNNING!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 11:45PM
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I actually just stand on the chair and hold the camera over the table to take the overview pictures.

I don't get on the roof until I hang my Christmas decor outside. LOL

Thanks for the compliments, you are all great (even if you are the biggest bunch of enablers ever!!)


    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 12:12AM
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Candy your table is just beautiful.
The white pumpkins make such an elegant statement, and
your leaf placemats are just lovely. Such great buys.
I really like the white pumpkin centerpiece for both it's shape and size and your candle holders are a nice touch.

I was laughing over Karen...'Get Yourself Down From The Roof'... I was wondering where the heck you stood for that overhead shot too!! lol

kathleen...Did you take out your white pumpkin bowls?
I just did the other day - doing my indoor decos... I was also thinking of Betty from last year, and how excited she was over hers. Hope she 'pops' in soon... I miss her.


    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 12:27AM
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Really a pretty table, Candy, and your new pumpkin bowls go so well with your china. Love the way you did the centerpiece and those leaf mats really add a nice pop of color. Great job getting those overhead shots of the table, really allows us to get the full effect. Do not expect to see me doing that--I'd still be too darn short even standing on a chair! LOL


    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 1:40AM
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You lucky girl, I have always loved those white pumpkin tureens. You did a great job, I think white and cream work so well together.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 11:23AM
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That's a wonderful tablesetting Candy! I do think you've 'out-Martha'd' Martha! I love the silver stems on the pumpkins.

Your rusty red placemats look similar to my green ones - are they faux suede?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 4:58PM
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I wasn't on here last year, so I hope you will share pictures of your white bowls.

how about a tall stool? LOL

I think the napkin between the bowls and the china let them work together. Otherwise, it kind of clashed.

Yes, they are and they had gold, rust, burgundy, and green, but I thought the rust would work for this table and to go with my Thanksgiving plates later on.


    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 9:36PM
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I love your beautiful table, Candy. You are so good at making wonderful centerpieces to go with each one. You also know what to buy to make each one special. Keep up the great tablescaping.


    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 11:53PM
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SO ELEGANT!!! Candy, I just don't know what else to say, except what everyone has else said!!!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 9:46AM
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Ahhhhh perfectly beautiful!!
LOL @ Karen!!
Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 1:59PM
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Very nice! I love pheasant feathers and think they looks great with all the creamy white.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 10:39PM
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Candy, I truly love this tablescape! Everyone else has about used up the superlatives, but wow! elegant & so welcoming at once.
I even think we have the same china, "Moonspun" by Lenox?
You've given me great inspiration to try something like this for a little celebration comming up later this month.

thanks for posting, Candy! dishcindee

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 2:56AM
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Marlene Kindred

VERY ELEGANT! Love all of your accessories!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 11:17AM
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Thanks again for the compliments.
The china is actually Noritake's "Colony" pattern. I liked it because I thought it was classic and elegant and would go with anything and 40 years later, I still feel the same.
Of course 40 years ago, I never envisioned the dish collector I would become, thanks to this group, LOL.


    Bookmark   October 2, 2010 at 10:56PM
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