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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Everlasting Pumpkin. . .

Although we are days from the ending of Autumn,
many of the Season's pumpkins
are beginning to surmise to their fate.

Towards the end of September,
I purchased this adorable Pumpkin Tea Pot! ! !

A thrifty find
Pumpkin Tea Pot. . .$5.00 !

When I spotted it on a shelf,
in a quaint Antique Shop in Iola, Kansas. . .
my mind was transported to my childhood
and the Story of Cinderella!

Arriving On Crooked Creek with the petite Pumpkin Tea Pot,
I gave it a Seasonal place of honor on our dining room table.

I paired the tea pot with my petite Pumpkin creamer and lidded sugar bowl and placed it atop a leather embossed rectangular tray.

Another thrifty find. . .
Acorn Embossed Plate. . .$1.95 !

Sharing the spotlight is another of our vacation finds.
This caramel hued acorn and oak leaf embossed plate is a perfect serving tray to contain our acorn salt and pepper shakers.

To accentuate the pumpkin orange and acorn caramel hues, I chose my Tangier's paisley scalloped quilted place mats for our final Autumnal tablescape.

My golden Chili Peppers dinner plates with brown rims are topped with a green cabbage leaf salad plate
from my Majolica Bordallo Pinhiero Collection.

Our everyday beaded flatware
and the reverse petite floral print napkin,
held with wrought iron leaf napkin ring
bring visual interest in keeping with our Autumnal hues.

Simple claret stemware suffices as our water goblet
and allows all the vibrant hues of Autumn to shine
throughout our dining rooms Indian Summer sunlight.

While this Seasons Pumpkins will soon meet their doom,
for days and years to come On Crooked Creek,
I'll continue to enjoy my everlasting Pumpkin Tea Pot !

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our sweet hostess, Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to visit for creative and inspiring tablescapes to use in your own home decor!


Martha said...

A very pretty and very autumnal table!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What a great find! Adorable. Looks great with the green plates. Very pretty!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat and what an adorable pumpkin tea set. don't think I've ever seen one before. Your table looks lovely and I adore those napkins! Thanks always for poppingin to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Such a pretty set and perfect for this time of year.

Alycia Nichols said...

Iola, huh? I think I have passed through there, but I don't think I've ever stopped. My husband and I travel to the Fort Scott/Pittsburg, KS area regularly, and I think Iola is just about the same 2-hour distance from where we are in the Kansas City, MO area. Pretty teapot, and I love that it reminded you of Cinderella! It goes really well with the creamer and sugar you already had. Great Bordallo Pinhiero plates, too. Different from the ones I have and see out in blog land most of the time. Very nice! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy these waning days of fall!

podso said...

What a charming teapot! It looks very good on the center of your table with its cohorts, the cream and sugar!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, this is a darling table! YOur sweet little teapot was just waiting for you to take it home and give it a place of Autumn honor! And you did a beautiful job!!!!
Such a lovely post, dear friend!

Tea in Texas said...

The Cinderella teapot pumpkin is very charming and goes perfectly with your creamer amd sugar bowl. The idea of antiquing in Kansas is wonderful and what we did last year for I love the pretty towns and shops. Your Autumn table is lovely! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanks, Pam

Designs By Pinky said...

Your husband is a lucky man that you set a beautiful table all the time. I hope tyo do that ionce I get everything UNPACKED:):) I LOVE that teapot, and you inspired me to place my aacorn S and P on an acorn plate that I have that is VERY similiar to yours! I am wracking my brains right now to come up with a table for our dinner group on Sat. XO, Pinky

Ann said...

Ooooo! I love every piece in this tablescape. I also have a pumpkin teapot, not exactly the same, but similar, and I love it, too! The colors are so pretty together!
Have a great day!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage

Sharon said...

Your table is lovely ! I want those cabbage leaf plates !

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a beautiful fall table, perfect for the season. The teapot is lovely and will always be so.
Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.


Fabulous finds! I love the teaset and the plates..they go so well together, I love to mix and match. Thank you so much for your sweet visit, you made our day, as Sofia is so happy you, my terrific blog friends like her decor for the b'day party. Have a happy Sunday.
Big hugs,