Tablescape

Keep Calm and Bundt On: Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake!

Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake

In anticipation of National Bundt Day, November 15th,

I baked a Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake~

a cake lover’s Thanksgiving alternative to pumpkin pie

with the added bonus of chocolate!

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And I’m joining Cuisine Kathleen, for a Bundt Cake Challenge

sharing pans, cakes and recipes, along with a little tabletop fun.

I have The Original Bundt Pan, a classic. No fancy design is required for a Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake, the flavors of fall in a cake!

The base flavor of the cake is pumpkin with a filling of apple, cranberry and toasted pecans. If that’s not enough to tempt your taste buds, it’s topped with maple glaze and sugared pecans and pepitas!

You can find the recipe here.

Cinnamon Streusel Bundt Cake

I also have a Holiday Bundt Tree Pan, ideal to accompany a sweet story, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree. Cinnamon Streusel Bundt Cake is quick and easy to make with Cinnamon Streusel Bundt Mix, then sprinkled with drifts of snowy confectioners sugar.

 You can find boxes of Nordic Ware Bundt Mixes at bargain prices at HomeGoods on occasion and I always check the baking/food section when I’m there.

Brown Sugar Sand Castle with Nordic Ware Castle Bundt Pan

In case you need to sculpt a brown sugar sand castle (doesn’t everyone? ;) a Nordic Ware Castle Bundt Pan is a perfect mold. I have yet to bake a cake in it, but have seen it used for adorable gingerbread houses and a haunted mansions for Halloween.

Fairy Little Christmas Stump de Noel Cake

And last but not least I have a Nordic Ware Stump de Noël Pan that was a Williams-Sonoma exclusive. Perfect for celebrating a Fairy Little Christmas with a Stump de Noël Cake, complete with Tootsie Roll Poinsettias and Enchanted Forest Confections!

Stump de Noel Cake

The pan is no longer available but you could use a tube pan or classic bundt pan, sculpting and carving a cake stump while nibbling on the cake scraps, bonus ;)

How to create Tootsie Roll Poinsettias and Flower Fairy lore, here.

Nordic Ware Autumn Wreath Bundt Pan

I added an Autumn Wreath Bundt Pan to my collection,

also referred to as a Fall Harvest Bundt Pan.

Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Cake

I used Nordic Ware’s recipe for Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Cake, with the addition of a Bourbon-Pecan Glaze and served with some Nutter Butter and Hersey Kisses Acorns to wreath the cake!

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Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze

Cake Ingredients

2/3 cups butter, softened

2 cups sugar

1 egg

2 egg whites

2 1/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 (15 oz. can) pure pumpkin

1/2 cup water

3 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon water

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Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour bundt pan, set aside. (I used Baker’s Joy)

In a large bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until creamy.

Add egg and egg whites, mix well.

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Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and a 1/2 cup water. Mix on low speed until blended, scraping sides of bowl often. Increase speed to medium for another 2 minutes.

Remove about 3/4 cup of the batter, place in small bowl, set aside.

Spoon remaining batter into bundt pan.

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To reserved batter add cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon water. Stir to combine.

*Place spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top of pumpkin batter.

Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter into pumpkin batter to marble.

Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in pan, remove from pan to invert onto wire rack and let cool completely.

*Next time I would pour half the pumpkin batter in the pan, spoon in the chocolate batter, add the remaining pumpkin batter, then swirl for better marbling.

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Bourbon-Pecan Glaze

Makes about ½ cup

¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon maple syrup

*2 teaspoons bourbon (substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla if preferred)

In small saucepan, stir together brown sugar, butter and maple syrup. Bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat and stir in bourbon (or vanilla). Pour warm glaze over cake immediately.

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 Hersey Kisses Acorns are an easy fall treat!

I couldn’t find with mini vanilla wafers, so I used Mini Nutter Butter Bites as the acorn caps.

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They’re topped with Butterscotch Morsels. Instead of using frosting or melted chips to attach the Nutter Butter caps and morsels, I used peanut butter as the ‘glue’ for more peanut butter flavor.

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You can find a printable recipe for

Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze, here.

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Keep Calm and Bundt On!

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You can generate your own Keep Calm poster, here.

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You’re invited to join me at A Proud Tom Turkey Table, here.

Keep Calm and Bundt On: Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake!

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A Proud Tom Turkey Table

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A Proud Tom Turkey provided little table inspiration

 with Thanksgiving a couple of weeks away!

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Along with new Fresco Turkey Plates on sale from Pottery Barn.

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This table came together by happenstance rather than by design.

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I found embossed leaf plates in four assorted colors at HomeGoods back in September.

Thanksgiving Fresco Turkey Plates

The teal embossed plate was in the category of ‘one of these things is not like the other’, but I picked it up, along with the gold, pumpkin and ivory color plates.

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Then a couple of weeks ago, I spied this Tom Turkey strutting his stuff at HomeGoods, at a price of less than half of one online, too good not to gobble up!

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He has shades of blue along with a bit of teal in his feathers.

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A little table top serendipity, as satisfying as discovering that last piece of pumpkin pie :)

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Tom Turkey Table Details:

Fresco Turkey plates, Runner & Patterned Napkins /  Pottery Barn

Flatware / Towle Seville

Amber Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Napkin Rings & Teal Gold Beaded Napkins /  Pier 1

Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Tom Turkey / Kaldun & Bogle Hunt Harvest Cookie Jar, HomeGoods

Gold Chargers & Olfaire Leaf Plates / HomeGoods

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Christmas Cheer: Trains, Candy Canes, Plaid and Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage

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While I don’t want to rush the Thanksgiving season, I made a shift from harvest to holiday, long enough to pull out the red and green for a little pre-season holiday fun and to set and photograph a Christmas table!

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In anticipation of the Christmas season,

I’m at the table with Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage Dinnerware

along with candy canes, trains, trees, greenery, garland and plaid!

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 A Christmas tree with all the trimmings on Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage stoneware,

and the iconic symbol of the season, provides the inspiration for the table.

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And Mikasa French Countryside Ruby goblets add a graceful silhouette

and pop of seasonal red color at the table for holiday beverages.

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I’ve had several emails and comments recently about how to dress

 and layer a table so here a few photos and my process step by step. . .

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A red and green plaid tablecloth provides the foundation for the table. Plaid equals Christmas cheer for me, so I used a coordinating pair of napkins in red and green checks and plaid, for double the cheer and plaid tidings! An assortment of pewter napkin rings coordinate with octagonal chargers.

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Christmas stars and evergreen branches border the tree on Holiday Heritage plates, so I decked the table with boughs of Leyland cypress to rim the edges of the stoneware plates. . .

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Along with some beaded garland that hangs on our tree for a little plate trimming! My beaded garland is about 7 feet long so I draped it around the plates twice, but you could use any length of beaded garland, winding it around your plates and on top of chargers or placemats, tucking in the bits of greenery.

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If you have access to Leyland cypress, it’s an ideal evergreen to Deck the Halls or the table, since it won’t leave a sticky, sappy residue behind like cedar, pine or other evergreens.

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I wanted to find a train for a centerpiece to match the train under the tree on the dinnerware but thought it might be a long shot. . .

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 I found one waiting for me at Kohl’s to board my table,

complete with a tree in the caboose!

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I’m not affiliated with Kohl’s but stop in to check regularly for linens and table top inspiration, since there’s always a sale in progress along coupons available to use for an additional discount.

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I added sprigs of greenery and candy canes to decorate the smokestack or chimney of the train.

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The little elves at Kohl’s conveniently stocked the shelves nearby the trains with metal Christmas trees, complete with red votives to match the French Countryside ruby goblets!

‘Tis the Season for Giving Thanks, and I’m thankful for those busy and hard-working retail elves and doubly thankful that I am no longer one of them :)

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 I elevated the tree votive holder with a cake plate for some height for the table and added some candy canes.

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 A Round Bake and Serve Food Warmer from Towle Livingfilled with an assortment of Christmas ornaments, moves from oven to table for year round entertaining.

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And a Holiday Wishes Tree Salad Serving Set by Towle includes a serving spoon topped with Santa, and a serving fork topped with a Christmas tree.

Towle Holiday Wishes Salad Serving Set

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 And a Holiday Wishes Christmas Tree and Candy Cane Spreaders by Towle, provide a festive way to serve dips or condiments for Christmas entertaining.

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Holiday Heritage Table Details:

*Dinnerware /  Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage Dinnerware

*Flatware / Pfaltzgraff Linden

 *Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside, Ruby

Chargers & Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Napkins & Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago

Train & Tree Tealight Holder / Kohl’s, recently

*Christmas Tree and Candy Cane Spreader Set / Towle Holiday Wishes

* Santa and Christmas Tree Salad Serving Set / Towle Holiday Wishes

*Round Bake and Serve Food Warmer / Towle Living

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Enjoy 20% off one Holiday Heritage item through December 7th with the link below (some exclusions may apply):

http://www.pfaltzgraff.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGPFHH201

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Christmas tablescape with Pfaltzgraff Holiday Heritage

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At the Table: An Early Snowfall and Mikasa Belmont Red

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I’m at the table with an early snowfall

and Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware!

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I had the fun challenge and assignment of using these dishes in a

  Christmas or winter setting to photograph for Lifetime Brands this week.

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And photographed them in a fall setting with

pumpkins, mums, and Indian corn for a

Delicious Autumn Table that I shared last week.

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Timely, since the NC mountains received an early snowfall on Saturday and parts of South Carolina had the earliest snow in decades, with Columbia, SC, receiving the earliest snowfall in recorded history!

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We had howling winds and rain here with the only snow accumulation on my table, to join snowmen, cardinals, and add a light dusting on bird houses and trees!

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 Mikasa Belmont Gourmet Basics stoneware is available in an array of colors~

blue, green, black, and red.

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Plates are available in a round, traditional shape, or a

 square shape for a more modern interpretation for dining.

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Belmont Red is a warm russet or brick hue, the same shade

 as cardinals, nesting on top of excelsior in cereal bowls.

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And warm paisley and plaid checked napkins that are paired

with a snowy pine cone and jingle bell napkin rings.

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A brown matelasse coverlet, used for my Belmont Red fall table,

is layered with a jute runner for easy snow removal :)

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Snowflake-adorned red Christmas ornaments

and pine cones are sprinkled on the table. . .

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Along with rock salt and a light dusting of faux snowflakes for a snowy accumulation and wintry mix.

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Mr. Cardinal has a light dusting of snow on his wings,

and snowflakes and a sprig of holly adorns his cap!

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Pedestals elevate birdhouses for some height on the table. . .

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Along with a stack of Belmont Red fruit bowls and provide

a surface for sprinkling rock salt for a snowy landscape.

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Belmont Red Table Details:

*Dinnerware /  Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware

*Flatware / Mikasa Gourmet Basics Contempo

Snowy Goblets / Kohl’s, several years ago

Placemats / World Market, several years ago

Napkin Rings / Kohl’s, several years ago

 Napkins & Jute Runner / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Birdhouses, Snowmen, Pedestals / Hobby Lobby

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Enjoy 20% off one Belmont Red item through November 23rd with the link below:

www.mikasa.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGMKBR201

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You’re welcome to join me at the table for a Delicious Autumn here.

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Christmas Snowfall Table with Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware

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Falling Back and a Thanksgiving Round Up

It’s that time of year to fall back, and

when most of us in the US will be turning back our clocks.

It’s also time when my internal clock falls to comfort food. . .

Harvesting, Gathering, and Thanksgiving!

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Click on the links if you’d like to fall back for a taste or

 a peek at a little fall tabletop or Thanksgiving inspiration!

Plymouth Popcorn

A sweet and salty treat, great for snacking and sure to satisfy hungry pilgrims,

football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend!

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 A Last Hurrah for Fall Leaves & Pumpkins 

Cornucopia folded napkins and a centerpiece with fall leaves and mini pumpkins.

Pecan Pie Muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins

The flavor of pecan pie in an easy and delicious muffin.

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A Harvest of Gray & Favorite Fall Soup 

At the table with gray pumpkins, Royal Stafford’s Hayride Harvest,

and easy & delicious Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Quick & easy mini pies with a package of refrigerated pie crusts,

a muffin tin and cookie cutters.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

A flavorful, sweet treat for your Thanksgiving table

or an easy and delicious hostess gift.

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

A teaser appetizer to serve your guests and

 whet their appetite for the Thanksgiving feast.

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Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding 

Move over pumpkin pie, meet your replacement at our Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Lakeside

A pumpkin vase centerpiece and mini pumpkin vases for each place setting.

Cream of Plenty Soup

aka, Shrimp and Corn Chowder, plenty of flavor and plenty hearty!

A meal in a bowl with some crusty bread, ideal for a busy week night when you need something warm and satisfying.

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

Blue married with shades of rust and brown for an unlikely Thanksgiving table color combination, but Mother Nature approved.

Pumpkin-Berry Bread French Toast with Cranberry Maple Syrup

A double duty recipe! Fire up your Slow Cooker for an easy and moist Pumpkin-Cranberry bread. Enjoy it as a seasonal French toast for brunch with Cranberry-Maple Syrup. 

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The flavors of fall in a cake with a

Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans & Pepitas.

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Pumpkin Granola

Make-ahead, flavorful and ideal for Thanksgiving weekend with family in town.

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing 

Fall or Thanksgiving table inspiration

Autumn Flavor-Infused Bourbon

DIY Holiday Spirits,  infuse the flavors of Apple Pie or

 Orange, Clove & Cranberry for gift giving or mixing your holiday cocktails.

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Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

 A gratin that marries Yukon Gold with sweet potatoes for a perfect side for fall or Thanksgiving and served in a double crust that’s layered with rosemary and Gruyère cheese. 

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Gilded Gourds

A quick wash of metallic color highlights and dresses your pumpkins

and gourds for an easy DIY for your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Dress up your left over Thanksgiving turkey

with Cranberry-Pecan Crusts for pot pie,

or eat them like crackers :)

 Falling Back

Hope you enjoy your extra hour

of sleep as you fall back!

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Potting Shed: A Haunted Tableau

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I have a Haunted Tableau and final Halloween post for you. . .

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Set in my Haunted Potting Shed. . .

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Ravens have arrived to alight on windows,

covered with a creepy fabric. . .

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And spiders are multiplying, conjured with

Martha Stewart Crafts Gothic Lace Window Clings.

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Reusable glittery spider clings adhere to glass surfaces

and also transferware plates for a little spooky fun.

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Potion bottles line the window ledge. . .

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And dreadful images of bones, skulls and bats join the Haunted Tableau.

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Spooky graphics are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy~

(enter Halloween in the search box for images)

and proceed with caution. . .

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Haunting skull martini glasses are

waiting to serve your potion or poison. . .

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And ghostly white pumpkins are offered under glass

with barbed wire for Cloche Encounters.

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Sinister skeletal hands have previously held

munchkin pumpkinsgraveyard and witch hat cupcakes

in their evil clutches, and are offering napkins to use, if you dare. . .

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Halloween is the time of year when everyday items

can appear a little creepy and spooky . . .

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And when a garden fork can appear as a sinister hand. . .

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 If only fueled by your imagination and a spooky spider ring. <|:>)

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Favorite Haunts & Details:

Skeletal Hands / Target, several years ago

Skull Martini Glasses / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Ravens & Martha Stewart Crafts Spider Clings /Michaels

Glitter Spiders, Creepy Black Gauze, Faux Barbed Wire / Walmart

Transferware plates / Colonial Pottery, Grace

Flatware / World Market

Happy Haunting!

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A Delicious Autumn Table with Mikasa Belmont Red

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I’m at the table with pumpkins, mums, and Indian corn

in a celebration of Delicious Autumn and

Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware!

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Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Belmont stoneware is available in a prism of colors~ blue, green, black, and red.

Plates are available in a round, traditional shape or a square shape for a more modern interpretation for dining.

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Belmont Red leans towards a warm russet shade, ideal for a table to pair with the colors and textures of autumn; rustic woven placemats, colorful Indian corn and some fall foliage.

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Fall is my favorite season and the inspiration for the table

came from one of my favorite quotes. . .

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird

I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

~ George Eliot

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A favorite urn, with a bird relief and pair perched as handles, serve as a centerpiece for the table. I added a potted mum, some leaves from a maple and a dogwood tree and a bird’s nest.

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The mum fits down in the urn with the leaves tucked in to fill in and add color & texture around the pot.

I tucked the bird’s nest in for some added interest.

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It’s natural and quick & easy to create in 5 minutes

using foliage and a pot of flowers from the grocery store or garden center

and urn or vase of your choice.

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Bird napkin rings marry a pair of napkins in shades of pumpkin and russet.

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And a plaid fringed throw is layered over a brown matelasse coverlet,

both used here for a Delicious Autumn and Flavors of Fall Picnic!

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Belmont Red Table Details:

*Dinnerware /  Mikasa Belmont Red Dinnerware

*Flatware / Mikasa Gourmet Basics Contempo

*Stemware/ Mikasa French Countryside

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Bird Urn, retail days, used here

Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

 Napkins / Pier 1 & HomeGoods, several years ago

Matelasse Coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond

Plaid Throw / Target, several years ago, used here

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Enjoy 20% off one Belmont Red item through November 23rd with the link below:

www.mikasa.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGMKBR201

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You’re welcome to join me at the table with

Mikasa Belmont Blue, here, or Belmont Green, here.

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Delicious Autumn Table and Mikasa Belmont Red

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At the Table: Deadly Morsels and Twisted Treats

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Halloween’s around the corner which means it’s

that time of year when Treats become Twisted . . .

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Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes

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Chocolate cupcakes with frosting in a bubbling cauldron hue

and topped with cauldron potion Halloween sprinkles.

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  Twizzlers Chocolate Twists make edible cauldron handles.

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It’s also the time when seemingly normal ingredients can appear Spooky. . .

Spooky Lasagna Soup

Spooky Lasagna Soup

Mozzarella and olive slice eyes to stare up from

 your soup bowl with a quick trick & spooky treat!

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 Scary Hand Pies are easy to scare up with pie filling,

refrigerated pie crust, and Wilton Candy Eyes.

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Scary hand optional <|: >)

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Beware. . . it’s the time of year when

morsels become deadly. . .

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Death by Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

A triple dose of chocolate deadly

enough for the most die-hard chocoholic.

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Bottles were collected for potion ingredients. . .

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Pick your poison. . .

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And shake up a Skeletini Cocktail.

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Ravens have gathered for twisted treats. . .

Brains of Cawing Ravens

aka, White Chocolate Popcorn Crunch

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Candy Corn masquerades as Bat Fangs,

Dried Cranberries magically become Lord Neckswoop’s Blood Drops,

and White Chocolate Almond Bark is arsenic-laced

all by conjuring ingredient labels.

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Wishing you a Happy Haunting!

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Deadly Morsels and Twisted Treats Table:

Deadly Morsel Plates & Tiered Centerpiece Basket / Hobby Lobby

Dinner Plates / Pfaltzgraff Delaney

Tablecloth & Goblets / HomeGoods

Witch Hands / Target, several years ago

Flatware & Chargers / World Market

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At the Table: Pumpkins and Pfaltzgraff Delaney Dinnerware

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I’m at the table with a celebration of pumpkins and

Pfaltzgraff Delaney Dinnerware!

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 Pfaltzgraff Delaney Dinnerware provides a classic blank canvas for the table,

with ivory embossed bordered plates, ideal for any season or occasion.

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A burlap tablecloth provides a neutral foundation for the table,

topped with a linen runner, and a crewel embroidered pumpkin

providing a seasonal pop of color.

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 An urn provides a pedestal to elevate a Fairytale pumpkin,

along with a medley of smaller pumpkins and gourds for an easy

and casual centerpiece for the table.

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It’s rimmed with a ring of maple leaves, provided by Mother Nature,

and the first leaves to turn with their crimson display of color here.

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Crafted of earthenware, Delaney 12 ounce mugs and creamer and sugar

are ready to serve your Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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And Pfaltzgraff Linden flatware provides a little understated elegance with its

 polished finish and details, in contrast to the nubby texture of the burlap.

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Mikasa French Countryside goblets echo the ribs on the pumpkins with

 their graceful bell shape, complementing the Delaney mugs and dinnerware.

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Delaney footed bowls, a handy 28 ounce size and a 1 3/4 quart vegetable bowl,

are serving up a tiger striped pumpkin.

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Delaney Table Details:

*Dinnerware / Pfaltzgraff Delaney

*Flatware / Pfaltzgraff Linden

*Stemware / Mikasa French Countryside

Chargers / World Market, several years ago

Burlap Tablecloth/ Couleur Nature, Amazon

Pumpkin Embroidered Runner, Bella Lux / HomeGoods

 Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

 Napkins / Kohl’s, several years ago

Urn/ retail days

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Enjoy 20% off one Delaney item through November 9th with the link below:

http://www.pfaltzgraff.com/source?src=MARYMBLOGPFDE201

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*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided free of charge in exchange for promotional consideration.

Pfaltzgraff Delaney Dinnerware

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Drink Up Witches Halloween Potion and Winners!

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I have a potion brewing for you for Halloween,

guaranteed to help you Eat, Drink & Be Witchy!

Drink Up Witches DIY Cup

I conjured Drink Up Witches Cups, from Pier 1, into witchy stemmed drinking vessels, (easier for long green, crooked fingers to hold :) with the magic of silicone adhesive and a Dollar Tree glass candleholder.

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Park your broom and join me at my Witches’ Potion Table, here.

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Drink Up Witches’ Potion Ingredients:

~1 1/2 ounces of Authentic Wolfsbane, aka Vodka

 ~ 1 1/2 ounces Poison No. 9, aka Ginger Ale

~ 1 1/2 ounces of Vampire Blood, aka Pomegranate Juice

~ Black Cat Arsenic, aka Black Sugar for Rimming

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Adjust the ratio of your potions if you’d like a more lethal cocktail.

Serve over ice, top off with additional Poison No. 9, aka Ginger Ale.

Garnish with a top quality spider bite. . .if you dare.

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You can mix an alcohol free potion for fledgling witches by skipping the

Authentic Wolfsbane, aka Vodka and just adding ginger ale.

Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy Giveaway

The winners of my Eat, Drink, and Be Witchy Giveaway are:

Pattie Tierney:  A Cauldron, a Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron 5-Quart Dutch Oven

Linda Kemp:  Baking Cups, Halloween Decorating or Potion Sprinkles, Cookie Cutters, Potion Stirring Spatulas, and some Eye of Newt, or Candy Eye Treat Toppers

Lynn @ Happier Than a Pig in Mud: Drink Up Witches Cups, Cocktail Napkins & Picks, Straws, Bar Towel, and Labels for your Bubbling Brew

and

Carolyn P : Some additional baking goodies and Halloween Treats!

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Congratulations to the winning witches,

I’ll contact you by email and get your goodies to you!

Thanks to all who entered!

Drink Up Witches Potion & Halloween Cocktail

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