Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Dining Table

 The fall Dining Table is the post this week-

The fall table is the first thing you see when coming into BRASWELL, the shop.

It is Halloween month so a pumpkin is the vase for the Hydrangeas. In addition to Hydrangeas, fall leaves would be super, berries or flowers.

Tools we used- serrated knife, carving knife, black pen (for drawing a line around the top), large spoon (for flesh & seeds etc.) 

Pick a pumpkin that is a shape you fancy for your vase.Draw a circle with a pencil around the top of the pumpkin.

Use your knife to carve out a circular opening at the top (around the pumpkin stem)

Remove the flesh and seeds from the inside.

Viola!  Your vase

 I used a clear, straight sided vessel and arranged the stems loosely without crowding the flower heads. Take off all the flower leaves! I used gray Spanish moss under the flower heads. 

Discard water when murky, allowing flowers to dry in the vase.
I put small green & white pumpkins at each place.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Beautiful table, from plates to glasses to decoration all done with usual perfection.

  2. Peggy the candlesticks are magnificent! Love the pumpkin vase and the minis as well!


    Art By Karena

  3. Thank you for your kind comments! xxpeggy

  4. Peggy, loving your pumpkin centerpiece! Simple and festive, it's such a great idea! Happy Halloween weekend!!
    xo E + J

  5. How thoughtful E + J. Thank you xxpeggy

  6. HI Peggy, Isn'tthat the most fabulous table setting. So much fun and in the spirit of things today.. HOpe you are well. Carla

  7. Hi Carla...just saw your blog. Fab. thank peggy