Monday, September 20, 2010

Pumpkins on a Platter

I am joining Marty this week for Table Top Tuesday
I love seeing all the inspiration you can find on her blog.
I love decorating with all the colors of the Autumn season.  We have not had any crisp fall days so far ... it has been in the 90's here.  Maybe in a couple of weeks we will have cooler temperatures.  In the meantime I will turn down the thermostat and pretend it is cooler.
This is the arrangement I put together for my coffee table.  I used a large silver platter I bought at an auction and filled it with pumpkins, sunflowers and leaves.  When I purchased the platter I had no idea what I would use it for.  It had been on my kitchen countertop (taking up space) and I needed a place to put it so I used it for my arrangement.

A huge sunflower ... love the colors and the texture.
I also added the feathered pheasant to the arrangement along with an acorn I purchased this year at Hobby Lobby.
Another look at my arrangement.  I love Fall and all the bright colors! 

I am embroidering something for my Fall giveaway.  It will be my one year anniversary next week.  Please check back for my giveaway :)

Thanks for visiting and God Bless!
Donna


17 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I bought those sunflowers years ago in a reddish color and this year I bought the green one. I have plans for it. I love them. Yours look good. Saw you at Table Top Tues.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Donna, this is just gorgeous! I know what you mean about the cool temperatures. I am just itching to start making soups and it's just too stinkin' hot!

Although I did make one today - Green Pea - made with frozen peas not split peas. Baby Bee and Worker Bee BOTH said it was a make again. I go it from the Martha Stewart website. Are you a soup maker?

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Donna, that is a gorgeous arrangement! I love it. I am so looking forward to the fall season, although right now our temps are still in the 90's and it feels like summer, not fall. I love fall baking, the leaves turning, football games, wearing fall sweaters, pumpkins, etc. I can't wait to see what you are embroidering. My Grandmother taught me how to embroider when I was a little girl and I used to embroider tea towels. I wish I had all her old transfer patterns. Take care. Love & blessings from NC!

Jan said...

My dear Donna, I am finally getting around to catching up w/all my favorite "Blogging Pals;" and I wanted to thank you ever so much for your kind comments and your many prayers. They mean the world to my Husband and I :) When I arrived at your beautiful site this morning, I immediately saw your precious Amber; and I knew at that very moment that she and our beautiful Micki are most assuredly friends in Heaven :) That brought a big smile to my face :) Your Fall arrangement is beautiful, as is the wreath on your door and the bouquet at Amber's Grave. God Bless my dear :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute centerpiece, I love all of the fall colors!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I love this pretty arrangement. Those colors are just so gorgeous -- I'm looking forward to a little bit of fall weather but I won't complain if summer lingers a little -- 80's ok -- 90's go away!

Mama Pea said...

Very pretty! I am so lame about putting things like this together. I can't seem to get the balance right. You have done it perfectly!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, so lovely!!

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!
No cool temps here - suppose to be 99 today!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your pumpkin centerpiece is gorgeous. It is so well done and so pretty. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Barbara said...

Oh, what a beautiful centerpiece! It isn't too cool here either but hopefully fall is on its way!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Donna,
Your arrangement is very pretty...I think it's going to be in the 80's next week:) Hop over today and see who's there!

Blessings,
Linda

Jen in NY said...

I love your centerpiece, it's really beautiful! The fall colors and textures are so warm and cozy. Although it's 90 here today, ick!

Kath' said...

I love the centerpiece and other things you have for your giveaway. I hope you have been having fun enjoying the friends you meet. I am having one as well later in the week. Dont forget to come join me and my friends as well. Have a wonderful day .. Kath'

Kath' said...

I have became a new follower to your site. Have fun. Kath' at dublshot@comcast.net

Rebecca said...

TOO much! How delighted I'd be to "win" these beautiful autumn items. Thanks for hosting this generous give-away!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Donna, Your centerpiece in absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful Fall colors and I love the sunflowers.
Hugs, Sherry