Pumpkin and Magnolia Leaves Tablescape

orange and turquoise thanksgiving tablescape titleGood morning! Well, it’s November! That means in blog land, it’s time to get out the Christmas decorations! I haven’t quite got there yet, so I thought I would share my Thanksgiving table from last year. Enjoy!

 

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I bought this great big fat pumpkin when I went to the pumpkin patch with my class and it has been waiting to be the star of the table! I love it!

fall tablescape 2017 burlap pumpkin

I was able to cut a few small branches of magnolia leaves from my neighbors tree (shhh) to use on the table too. I added in a few pussy-willow branches and some golden acorns.

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The candlelight glowing on the white hydrangeas and leaves look so pretty.

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Adding in lots of textures gives the table a cozy and homey feel. Rattan place-mats and burlap pumpkins combined with the leaves and flowers add just the right touch.

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I added just a little bit of orange and turquoise too.

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I hope you all get to gather around the table with special people in your lives this Thanksgiving. All the decor and food mean nothing if we can’t share it with the people we love!

I’m so glad you stopped in today. Thank you so much for following along! The next time I am here, it will be with Christmas ideas! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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Decoupage Pumpkin with Maps

 

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Good morning! I made it back this week! Thanks for joining me! I have a really simple craft for you all today. Lauren has been decorating with maps and travel items lately, so I made this for her. I first picked up a foam pumpkin from the Dollar Tree. I had Mod Podge and maps on hand. Obviously, you could use any type of paper to have it match your decor. Scrapbook paper, pretty napkins, or old book pages would look nice too.

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I gave my pumpkin a coat of primer, just so the bright orange wouldn’t show through. Then I tore up a map page into little pieces.

map travel pumpkin

I had to have a bit of California in my pieces. 🙂

travel pumpkin map pieces

Once I had my pieces, I brushed Mod Podge on a small section of pumpkin and placed my pieces on it, overlapping them. Then I brushed more Mod Podge over the top. I continued over the whole pumpkin. Once I had all my pieces on, I brushed more Mod Podge over the whole thing making sure I brushed under any loose pieces.

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While letting the pumpkin dry, Lauren picked out a small stick to use as the stem (I actually found some faux stems on Amazon!)

travel map pumpkin stem

I wanted the stem to look a little rougher, so I added some hot glue around the edges.

travel map pumpkin stem with hot glue

I mixed up some grey and tan paint, not mixing it too thoroughly. I wanted it to show the different colors.

travel map pumpkin grey and brown paint

Once the paint was dry, I hot glued it to the top of the pumpkin. This is how it turned out! It looks much better than just a small branch.

travel map pumpkin on book

I really like how you can spend so little to make something that fits your own style and decor.

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I think I may have to pick up a few more pumpkins!

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travel map pumpkin with small white pumpkins

There you go! Not only affordable, but quick and easy too! Have you every decoupaged your own pumpkin? I would love to hear about it!

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Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

Hello!  It’s finally starting to get colder around here in California!  Hooray!  And do you know what that means?

PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING!!!!!

Yep, this week features lots of pumpkin flavored things.  Cookies, bread, lattes, you name it.  Now excuse me while I go by a ton of pumpkin to make all of this stuff.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Just So Tasty

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Banana Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Together as Family

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Pumpkin Pie French Toast from 5 Dollar Dinners

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Caramel Strudel Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron 

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Pumpkin Cobbler from Creations by Kara

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes from Baker by Nature

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins from The Novice Chef

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Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats from Mom Makes Joy

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Thriving Home

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Pumpkin Scones from Cooking Classy

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Decorated Pumpkins Round Up

Hello everyone!  How is everything going?  It’s the first week of October which means Halloween is in full effect.

So this is a throwback to the very first round up that I did last year.  Yes, I did a round up last October featuring decorated pumpkins.  So I wanted to show them off again because they are still really cool.

Enjoy!

Cinderella-Pumpkin

Cinderella Inspired Pumpkin from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Studded Pumpkins

Studded Pumpkins from The Crafted Sparrow

Sequins Pumpkins

Sequins Polka Dot Pumpkins from Sugar Cloth

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Blue Porcelain Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

pumpkin cage

Pumpkin Cage by Craft PassionCraft Passion

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Gold Bling Pumpkin from The Swell Designer

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Coastal Pumpkins from Crafty Morning

UnicornPumpkin

Unicorn Pumpkin from The Party Parade

Confetti Pumpkin

Confetti Pumpkin from Madigan Made

Fabric Pumpkin Makeover 2

Peacock Pumpkin from Home on the Corner

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Pumpkin and Magnolia Leaves Tablescape

Good morning! Did you get to enjoy a holiday weekend? I did get to have 3 days off, which was so nice. And, I started my Christmas decorating!! I am starting in my ‘formal’ living room/dining room. Since it is somewhat separate from the other rooms in the house, it’s easiest to start there and then gradually decorate the rest. Plus I wanted to do it a little different than the rest of the house. The ideas are swirling in my head! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. But for now, I have the last fall post for this year. Earlier in the fall, I had used green, white and black, here, and now I recreated it more for Thanksgiving.

fall tablescape 2017 acorns and magnolia leaves

I bought this great big fat pumpkin when I went to the pumpkin patch with my class and it has been waiting to be the star of the table! I love it!

fall tablescape 2017 burlap pumpkin

I was able to cut a few small branches of magnolia leaves from my neighbors tree (shhh) to use on the table too. I added in a few pussy-willow branches and some golden acorns.

fall tablescape 2017 gold acorns cattails

The candlelight glowing on the white hydrangeas and leaves look so pretty.

fall tablescape 2017 hydrangeas and candlesfall tablescape 2017 hydrangeas and gold acornsfall tablescape 2017 hydrangeasfall tablescape 2017 neutrals and orange

Adding in lots of textures gives the table a cozy and homey feel. Rattan place-mats and burlap pumpkins combined with the leaves and flowers add just the right touch.

fall tablescape 2017 orange and turquoise with burlap pumpkins

I added just a little bit of orange and turquoise too.

fall tablescape 2017 place settingfall tablescape 2017 pmpkin centerpiece with candlesfall tablescape 2017 pumpkin, candles, hydrangeas, magnolia leavesfall tablescape 2017 pumpkins, candles, acornsfall tablescape 2017 white pumpkin centerpiecefall tablescape 2017 white, orange and turquoiseFall tablescape 2017

I hope you all get to gather around the table with special people in your lives this Thanksgiving. All the decor and food mean nothing if we can’t share it with the people we love!

I’m so glad you stopped in today. Thank you so much for following along! The next time I am here, it will be with Christmas ideas! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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