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Hey Pumpkin!

Hello friends, sorry I was missing most of this week. PG&E turned off our power along with 800,00 other households.  They anticipated strong winds, so to prevent any wild fires, they decided to do a shut down.  After the devastating fire in Paradise, Ca. last year, they are being extra cautious.   

Having said so, many of us are at their mercy. Just to set the record straight, we did not have any extreme wind. Gov. Newsom  said this cannot be the new normal. Anyway, on to something pretty. 

I set a pumpkin themed table in the breakfast room.  I was inspired after I saw the darling sign from Michaels that said Hey Pumpkin.  Cuteness!

I am using our pumpkin soup tureen for the flowers.  You can look around your house and use different vessels for flowers. Sometimes I buy a pumpkin and carve out  the pumpkin, add a bowl for water and then add the flowers.  I find adding a bowl or container inside the pumpkin to hold water very important.  

Years ago, I took a floral arranging class and she showed us how to make a pumpkin floral centerpiece.  She did not use a bowl inside.  Needless to say, my former table was ruined due to the moisture from the water.

I love these pretty leaf placemats. I am using chargers that look like wood.  They were on sale at Michaels. I added creamy dinner plates  from American Atelier with a fall themed salad plate. Add a mini pumpkin and you have a lovely table.

The floral centerpiece  is a mixture of blooms from our local Safeway.
The bronze flatware is a favorite.  I finally gave in and bought these from Horchow on sale.  They are heavy and so pretty.  Perfect for a fall table.

We are so happy we have power again.  No more glamping!

If you love caramels, feel free to check out my recipe for delicious Pumpkin Spice Caramels.
Have a lovely weekend. Stay tuned for the Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop, starting next week.  I shall be posting on Tuesday.

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  1. Very elegant! I hope the electricity blackout didn't cause you too much difficulty. What a pain though!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your power being out. I hope the is restored now for you now. I LOVE your fall table and the sign is so adorable. I love visiting Michaels and that is a dangerous place for me as I like everything in the store!! Have a happy Friday and weekend.

  3. Well, I was happy to see your update of power back on from FB. The table is adorable, love the pumpkin centerpiece floral arrangement. Isn't it funny how something as small as that little sign prompts the creative brain to carry out a theme?!

  4. Your table is very pretty. What a pain it had to be to have no power. Hope the fires calm down and don't get too out of control.


  5. What a beautiful room. Your table setting is really pretty. I like to pumpkin bowl tips too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. glad you have power back.

  6. What a beautiful display. Everything is so colorful and appropriate for Halloween and Fall. Glad your power is back.

  7. Linda, so happy your power was restored. What a relief! The pumpkin table looks inviting. At our garden club program on Tuesday we will each make a pumpkin vase arrangement. I'm going to remember the glass and ask before going.
    Thanks for the heads up!
    Your breakfast room is lovely. I'm drawn to the upholstery of those chairs. Beautiful!!!
    Happy weekend!

  8. Hi Linda,
    So happy your electricity is back on. How awful. Love your pumpkin table. The center piece is gorgeous.
    Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

  9. Hey Pumpkin... your table is gorgeous and elegant too.
    I love that great and big flower arrangement.
    Hope you got your energy back, how awful that is, I know !
    Happy weekend and happy Fall to you sweet lady.

  10. The table is looking so incredible. I love everything about this table.
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  11. Oh it's terrible when we loose power! Glad it's back up. Your table is so elegant Linds. Love the placemats, your stack really pops. The floral arrangement in the urn is stunning! So many pretty touches, your home looks lovely and all ready for autumn.........

  12. We are so at the mercy of electricity, aren't we? Your table is so pretty, Linda. I love the leaf chargers and your new bronze flatware. Your pumpkin soup tureen is perfect for your centerpiece. I also love your urn that's filled with pretty faux flowers...so perfect for Fall!

  13. It is beautiful at your home as you dress it for Fall, Linda. You always do such a great job-no matter the season or occasion. I am so glad you have power again. How inconvenient but I do understand the threat of fire looms huge where you are. Scary stuff!!!!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend. xo Diana

  14. Hi Linda,
    your Autumn-Pumpkin-Table looks wonderful!
    Wishing you a lovely week,
    Lots of Love, Claudia xo

  15. I have heard of so many affected by the power outages. What a mess. I sincerely hope it's not the new normal for you. There has got to be a better way. In the meantime, it looks like you have a fabulous table set ready to enjoy the season. Your pumpkin touches are darling and that hydrangea arrangement is outstanding...as usual! Linda, you've got that decorator touch!!

  16. I love it Linda! the table is so pretty and festive for Halloween. The urn with the gorgeous bouquet is fantastic! Lovely!!

  17. Love that all yourAutumn loveliness is running today. Make my mouth water to begin digging in my dishes a bring all the Autumn decor home from our warehouse. Hope this year doesn’t bring your 2019 loss of power back to your area agin! CherryKay


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