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"Falling" For You

I love decorating my tables with Autumn floral sprays, dried gourds and corn, and ceramic pumpkins of all types. I loved the way the plaid table cloth framed this setting and added such warmth.

I can sure decorate better than I cook. But I was very proud of this turkey!
I think even Martha Stewart would be proud ;-)

These leaf dishes come in a variety of autumn colors and one can find new sizes and shapes each year at either Pier 1 Imports or Crate & Barrel and other Specialty Shops.

Loved this pumpkin plate adorned with a sunflower. It added a bit of whimsey to the table.

I have collected antique glass of all types since I first saw the cover of Martha Stewart's Book "Entertaining" in 1984. The amber sherbert glass for marinated fruit or soup, as well as the burgandy and clear beverage goblet, are a pattern called "King's Crown".
I often wrap napkins in Autumn floral sprays.
So perfect for Autumn tables.

Pumpkin Soup is served in these Fitz & Floyd Tureens. (Recipe Below)
Autumn is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love everything about it;
the colors, the weather, Thanksgiving celebrations with family, and just dining with friends.

Here's my favorite Pumpkin Soup Recipe. Everyone I have ever served this to LOVES it! I obtained this recipe from my good friends Bob & Mary Carlson. Bob can make ANYTHING taste good! (Not that this recipe needed any help!)

Pumpkin Soup
Serves 4

Saute together:
1/4 chopped onion
2 Tablespoons Butter

Add 1/2 Cup Applesauce
Puree together.

Add one can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 can of Water
1/2 can of Half & Half
1/2 can of Pumpkin Puree
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
Dash of Nutmeg & Pepper

Cook until hot. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or whatever other garnish you like, such as parsley leaves, cutout pieces of cheese in an autumn shape, or for Christmas, two cranberries and a mint leaf.

Hope your Autumn dining is DELIGHTFUL!


  1. Love fall decorating,my home is also ready for a change in seasons. I have used your idea and have black table cloths as the base,fall runners and place mats.Jumped over Halloween and have gone straight to Fall. I definately will try the soup recipe!It sounds yummy ,but not quite ready four soup when it's still over 100 here.

  2. Sue, I am so glad some of my ideas inspired you. It was 84 degrees at 10:15 pm last night. Thanks for being such a responsive friend! I like that about you :-)

  3. Debbie, the table looks beautiful Debbie. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year for decorating. I enjoying adding to my collection over the years. That pumpkin soup does sound good...thank you for sharing.

  4. Debbie this is absolutely beautiful and so inviting! I love everything about it. Fall is also my favorite time of year. I love the colors and the weather too. You have some really pretty tableware. Anyone that would be sitting at that table would feel so special. Thank you for sharing!