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25 October, 2012

My Fall Dining Room…Bittersweet, Burlap and Pumpkins

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Dining RoomWith Halloween almost here and Thanksgiving just a month away, I want to show you what I have been doing in my dining room. For the time being, it is very simple…bittersweet, burlap and pumpkins.

BK Our co-host Baby Kitty looks wistful but has to admit that this is his favorite time of year. Nothing is more interesting than fall leaves blowing in the wind!

Fall Centerpiece 2The star of my fall centerpiece…fabulous long-stemmed natural pumpkins that I found during our family outing to the pumpkin farm over the weekend! I also scored those wonderful little pumpkins with dried tendrils…cute! The middle pumpkin is elevated on an overturned terracotta flower pot topped by a larger saucer…both painted a cream color…and surrounded by faux bittersweet.

Burlap Table RunnerServing as the anchor of the centerpiece is the ruffled burlap table runner that I made several years ago. I love the texture that it adds and the way it looks with fall and winter decor! For a detailed tutorial click here.

Hutch for Fall In the background you can see my hutch all dressed for fall. I love the contrast of my blue and white transferware with the pops of orange from the pumpkins!

SideboardOn the sideboard is my grandmother’s dough bowl filled with fall color and a faux pumpkin topping my silver champagne bucket….a great thrifting find!

Dough Bowl Here’s a closer look at my dough bowl…filled with pretty faux gourds from Tuesday Morning, dried magnolia pods and miniature Indian corn.

Vintage French Pumpkin PillowAnd on my frenchy chair…my burlap and linen vintage French pumpkin pillow! I love this one because it’s good from September to Thanksgiving…my kind of decorating! You can find a full tutorial including the graphic ready for transfer by clicking here.

Fall Centerpiece 3 Here’s a final look at the centerpiece. This will remain in place until we get a little closer to Thanksgiving. I have another more elegant look in mind for that! What about you? Are you starting to think about Thanksgiving yet?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my dining room! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 

2805 for Potpourri Friday  
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
The Everyday Home for the "Better Late than Never" Fall Party 
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Baby Kitty fits right in with the orange of the pumpkins! Cutie pie!

  2. I like the way the orange pumpkins pop against the blue and white plates in your hutch. I still love your burlap runner!!

  3. The orange and blue look great together:@)

  4. The orange pumpkins are the perfect fall accent color to your fabulous collection of blue & white transferware. I think Baby Kitty agrees.

  5. I love your pumpkins, and your table runner is divine. I really do plan to make one, when I get some free time!

  6. You had me at bittersweet! I love your dining room. It is so pretty! I covet your runner. It's great!


  7. So pretty, Debbie. The silver touches with the dough bowl are really pretty, too. Linda

  8. Your photos are gorgeous, Deb. The blue and orange together is beautiful. Love the simplicity of the room. I'm now looking for a hutch but I keep finding things to go 'on the hutch' instead. hahaha! "Hi" to Baby Kitty.

  9. The blue transferware and pops of orange is a fabulous look! Love it! And the table runner is so pretty!

  10. Very simple and pretty, Debbie. I like the painted, overturned pot, cute idea. Your hutch looks gorgeous with the blue and white dishes and pops of orange. And I have always loved your handmade runner!

    Have a great fall day!


  11. Absolutely beautiful Debbie!! I love the shot where you can see the whole hutch, so pretty!!

  12. Debbie, your dining room is beautiful, I love the bittersweet. The pumpkins and guords are perfect.


  13. Hi Debbie, Everything looks beautiful! I love your pumpkins. Yes, I'm thinking of Thanksgiving already - Christmas is right around the corner too. My holidays are pretty stress free so I can just really enjoy myself.

  14. I always love to see your blog and your beautiful home and how you have decorated. When I see your kitty in a picture it makes me smile. Thanks for being a blessing.

  15. Love the blue mixed with the orange of the pumpkins Debbie and your dough bowl is a real treasure. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Your dining room looks beautiful!
    Your little pumpkins remind me of the first year I taught . I dragged dh, then boyfriend out to the farms to find 30 perfect little pumpkins for my class. They were a nickel! I'd need a home loan to do that today, not to mention 4.20 a gal gas to get there!
    My son has 5 little kids, the trip to the pumpkin farm is very costly!
    I went for faux! And the squirrels don't eat them, a bonus!
    That storm coming up from the south looks bad!

  17. dining room is beautiful and the centerpiece with the gorgeous pumpkins look so beautiful against the background of your blue and white plates...I am so loving your grandmother's dough wonderful to have such a fantastic family heirloom! Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. I love your centerpiece! Great pumpkins. Your sideboard and hutch both look amazing as well. Love all your blue transferware! ~ Jamie

  19. LOVE every bit of it, Debbie! What could be better than pumpkins and burlap? do your kitties want to chew on the burlap like mine? I'm constantly finding teeth marks in mine. We kitty lovers put up with a lot of decor malfunctions just to keep everyone happy! xo

  20. Love your pumpkins! Great centerpiece and I love how you elevated the middle pumpkin! You home is looking so warm and Fallish!
    hugs, Linda

  21. Beautiful look, Debbie. So fall and so fabulous. Now if Baby Kitty could just hold that pose until you change it up for Thanksgiving, that would be great!

  22. Deb, you know how much I love your cozy home. All of your fall touches look so beautiful and make your home even more inviting. Love the shot where you can see your welcoming wreath on the door, great shot!
    Happy Fall Day,

  23. I love the contrast between the orange and blue...dazzling!

  24. Debbie, I love the contrast between the orange of the pumpkins and your lovely blue and white china! I shared blue and white with pumpkins too but yours are fabulous! Cute Baby Kitty too. Have a wonderful weekend.


  25. Hi Debbie,
    I love the look of fall in your home. The pumpkins, the gourds, the burlap runner....everything looks so pretty together. Baby Kitty looks pretty happy.


  26. Your dinning room is stunning! I love the blue and white china with the orange. Those complimentary colors POP! Fall is the perfect time to use a dough bowl. Yours looks so seasonal and warm filled with gourds and corn with husks!
    And always... love the burlap rummer!

  27. just so beautiful...that runner is gorgeous...and kitty makes me miss my Benzie..:( love your cozy home...xo

  28. Love the runner and all of the pumpkins for your centerpiece!

  29. I've got to get myself a dough bowl. It looks great full of gourds.

  30. All of your natural Fall decor items are so pretty -- can't beat what Mother Nature brings to the table! And, WOW, all of your pumpkins look beautiful with your blue and white china!

  31. What a pretty fall table Debbie!! Love the pretty runner- I have got to get around to making one of those before burlap goes out of style!

  32. beautiful table as usual...the blue looks so good with the orange of the pumpkins..Thanksgiving we will imitate Ina and Jeffery Garten....dinner for just the two of us...

  33. Hi Debbie, Thanks for sharing your pretty fall decor at the Open House party. Everything is beautiful!

  34. From home talk, loving th blue and orange!

  35. Bittersweet, burlap and pumpkins, three of my favorite fall things! Lovely arrangements, Debbie, as usual :)

  36. I'm not a huge fan of orange, but with blue and white, it's always magnificent. Your tablescape and hutch are beautiful. I am indeed, thinking about my tables for the Thanksgiving season. I'm looking forward to experimenting with all the colors of Autumn. Thanks for inviting us for an inspiring peak. Cherry Kay

  37. Ack! I'm so envious of your faux bittersweet vine. I can't find it anywhere this year! I love the simplicity of the orange mixed with your blue dishes. The two look great together. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop!

  38. I think we have the same table, but yours is so much prettier than mine!

    Gorgeous fall tablescape. I really love those long-stemmed pumpkins. I wish I could find some of those in my neck of the woods.

    Thanks for linking up to our party.

    Atta Girl Amy


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie