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Orange You Pretty!

The nights are cooling and the air is crisp.  It's still in the 80's around here during the day.
I set another Autumn tablescape in the Breakfast room.  I love using our pumpkin tureen.  I also bought my one for my Mother with a matching pitcher a few years ago



Using the leaves placemats I bought at Michaels  on sale. The plates are green, although they do look gold here. The flatware is also green. Green and orange go well together. Orange plaid napkins are neatly rolled up and added to the amber napkin rings.


Green goblets as well tie in with this color scheme. A fall wreath sits beneath the  pretty pumpkin tureen.

I am using this lovely fall floral centerpiece as a backdrop on the dessert cart. I love the reflection of the mirror.

Here's a closeup of the pumpkin tureen, surrounded by the fall wreath.


The chairs are dressed as well with a pretty lacy chair wrap with a fall foliage arrangement.


I am sharing this delicious Carrot Butternut Squash soup I recently made.
I had some carrots on hand, along with some butternut squash.  Add some fresh baked bread  and you are all set. Don't forget I am using the fabulous Recipes Generator for Bloggers on Blogspot.
yield: 6 servingsprint recipe

Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

A thick creamy soup with carrots and butternut squash

INGREDIENTS:


  • 8 carrots, peeled and chopped into pieces
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger spice
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 Tablescape olive oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 12 oz peeled and chopped Butternut squash

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, add the oil and saute the carrots, squash, onion, ginger, garlic for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the vegetable broth and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. After the mixture is tender, add it to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add your salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Stay tuned for the reveal of the Glam Guest  Bedroom.  The chandelier and  ceiling medallion is up.  Many thanks to my handy husband. The Bachelor's chest was delivered.  I am still in the process of finding new bedding. It truly is a bling bedroom.
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  1. Ooh, loving your orange! Everything is so pretty as always dear Linda. And NO you did not scare me cause you're too pretty to scare anyone! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you sweet Cindy....So glad I didn't scare you....LOL

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  2. Yes, you ARE pretty!!!! I would love to try this soup! Thanks for making such an easy way to print and keep it!

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    1. Thank you. You are very welcome Linda. I hope you try the soup. It is quite yummy.

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  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I really enjoy your Halloween decorations and your recipe. I noticed you are from northern California. I was born and raised in Nevada City, California. What city are you from? I am making this a favorite and will visit often. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. So nice to meet you Madeline. Yes, that's my neck of the woods, so to speak. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Linda it look so pretty. You have a great house for entertaining. I love the recipe card I need to get that purchased soon. The new graphic at the bottom of you is cute too.

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie. I do adore your style as well. That salmon dish looks so delicious. Yes, by all means, get the Recipes Generator. You will love how it makes your recipes so pretty and easy to print.

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    1. Thanks Debra. They are super fun. In fact, I could see me making some....

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  6. Hi Linda, Love this room and how you styled this for the season. The soup tureen is lovely placed on the wreath. All the details are elegant and festive. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Love the little drawing of you at the end. Such a great touch. Looking forward to your guestroom reveal. Have a great weekend ahead, xo

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    1. You are so kind Celestina Marie...thank you. Yes, that drawing is an added feature I couldn't resist sharing. Have a lovely weekend. xo

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  7. Hello Linda! Your house is such a great backdrop for any style, any color. I am enjoying a splash of orange with my love for white, and it's GORGEOUS! Enjoy!

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    1. Anita dear, you are so kind. I so appreciate your sweet compliment. Have a super weekend.

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  8. Your table is gorgeous!!! I love the tureen as the centerpiece surrounded by the wreath. The arrangement on the dessert cart is fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog too. XO

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    1. Thank you Pinky. Loving your new arrangement too. You style your tables beautifully. xo

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  9. I can only post from my desktop, not on my tablet. Grrrrrr. I love this orange table scape. And you know how much I adore your soup. Thanks for posting the recipe. I will make it next week. BTW, the baby shower is over. It was sweet, but decorations were certainly not up to your standards! You are really ready for the fall and Halloween. Hugs, K

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    1. Dear Karen, thank you as always. I hope you make the soup...I do know how you love carrot soup. So glad to hear the shower went well. Let's get together gain real soon. Hugs, Linda

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  10. Such a beautiful and welcoming setting!

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    1. Thanks Ellen. I do try to set a pretty welcoming table.

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  11. Hi Linda ... You table is so beautiful. Love the Fall leaves placemats. I have noticed others using green with the orange decoration and I think it is lovely.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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    1. Too kind Audrey. Yes, try the green with orange. It's a hit. Thanks for your sweet visit. Have a great weekend.

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  12. You outdid yourself here, Linda! I love the title of your post! Your table is stunning---I thought the placemat was real leaves. Beautiful dishes and the festive fall arrangement is so, so pretty. Very inspiring!

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane. I keep trying to come up with more creative titles. I couldn't resist the Orange...LOL Yes, fake leaves from Michaels. I guess I could make some as well.

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  13. your table is magnificent! lovely in all the fall glory.

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    1. Thank you Sugar. It is always a pleasure to set pretty tables for friends and family.

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  14. I'm loving your creative title for your post, Linda! Your table is so beautiful. The wreath surrounding your pumpkin tureen makes for such a pretty centerpiece. The leaf placemats are perfect for Fall, and of course your chairs look so lovely with their Fall decor and lace.

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    1. Kitty, you are a dear. Thank you. I do try to dress my chairs as well. I am off to see your new post. Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Linda, your table is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty leaf plates that are on the plate stack. The centerpiece that you created with the wreath and soup tureen makes such a beautiful statement on your table!

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon. I do love that pumpkin Tureen. What can i say, I love dishes....LOL Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  16. This is so pretty, warm and welcoming! Love the soup tureeen and the wreath underneath it. The floral arrangement is striking!

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    1. Thanks Liz...it is always fun to try different things. I hope you are enjoying your new carpet.

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  17. Dear Linda, this table setting is WONDERFUL! I love this autumn orange and I KOVE this kind of soup :O)
    Wishing you a beautiful , joyful and lovely weekend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings, Claudai xo

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    1. Claudia dear, thank you for your visit. I hope you try the soup. it is quite delicious. Wishing you a lovely weekend as well. Hugs with love to you.

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  18. Linda, I love the place mats! They are just so charming ♥

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    1. Thank you Summer. It's all about the leaves this time of year.

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  19. Your breakfast room looks lovely. Love the orange pumpkin tureen.. Pretty. Happy Weekend with love Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice. Happy weekend to you too. xo

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  20. Isn't that a gorgeous autumn table! I love your centerpiece and how well you created it. Thanks for the photo tip. Linda!...Christine

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  21. Thanks Christine. I have always enjoyed your pretty tablescapes as well.

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  22. Just beautiful, as usual! The leaves make such a beautiful statement and the soup tureen is gorgeous. You always create such beautiful tablescapes and I'm sure your guests feel very special!

    Have a blessed weekend!
    xo
    Pat

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  23. Lovely table Linda! I really like the leaf place mats...very unique :)

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  24. OMG Linda. Your table is positively stunning! Love all your creative touches. Have a great week!

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  25. Absolutely fabulous designs for the Thanksgiving feast! Thank you for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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  26. Hi Linda, I love your gorgeous table setting and the soup sounds perfect for fall.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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  27. Aww...I love all this! So cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  28. This is gorgeous Linda! Love the reflection photo and your chair backs especially!
    Jenna

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