Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An Easy Centerpiece of Pumpkins and Gourds

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns." ~ George Eliot

How quickly this past month has gone! Once school starts, time seems to speed up for our family. I have some sweet memories of fall to share, so look for some creative ideas and plenty of pictures of pumpkins and gourds over the next few weeks.

Each fall I love to decorate with a vibrant selection of the season's best offerings -- perfect for piling onto a platter or heaping into a bowl. This year, when I picked up a couple of bags of produce, one of the girls exclaimed, "I didn't know you used real pumpkins!" 

For an easy centerpiece idea for our kitchen table, I stacked three white pedestal cake stands atop a ruffled runner. The arrangement needed a little softness, so tucking in a few dried hydrangeas here and there added just the right touch.

For a simple yet lovely view of seasonal abundance.

Congratulations to Joanne of With Endless Grace, who won a copy of Pumpkin It Up! In my next post, look for an easy fix for a cake flop.


Sylvia said...

This is really pretty. Love it with all the gourds and pumpkins on the cake plates. Makes a lovely centerpiece.

Joanne said...

I agree that the hydrangea adds the perfect touch! I never tire of that lovely flower. The stacked white pedestal cake plates are very classic. They compliment each other very well. I look forward to seeing more pumpkin and gourd ideas from you in the weeks to come, and can use ideas on how to salvage a cake flop!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the cookbook and for the thoughtful shout out! Thanks for blessing us all with your creative blog!

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