Tag: pumpkins

Hydrangea, Rose and Pumpkin Harvest

The last of the flowers still pushing blooms were harvested before our frost this weekend. . . Sprinkled in watering cans and filling a zinc bucket . . . the last hurrah for hydrangeas and roses until we meet again next spring.  We had our first freeze on Sunday with the mercury plunging into the 20s.…

Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Table and Centerpiece Inspiration

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and I have a harvest of table inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast! You’ll find DIYs for gilded gourds, blooming pumpkins, quick and easy centerpieces, napkin tutorials and table sources at the links below. Thanksgiving Greetings for a Patriotic Thanksgiving  Vintage-inspired greetings mix with American flags for a patriotic nod…

Fall Alfresco Tablescape with a Touch of Blue + Easy Flower Arranging Method

We’ve enjoyed some beautiful fall weather the last couple of weeks, perfect for alfresco dining! Table inspiration came from a blue plaid throw with a narrow pumpkin stripe, which tops a matelasse coverlet as a tablecloth. . . And the pretty flower basket details of Royal Staffordshire Clarice Cliff ‘Charlotte’.  Brown transferware and ironstone sing…

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers + Spooky Halloween Table Fun

Welcome to Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers. . .aka, the Potting Shed. Established in 1831, specializing in black roses. . . dead or alive. A murder of crows have flown in and await your arrival on October 31st. . . Our best specimens and warty pumpkins were scared up for this haunted tableau . .…

Four Paws Up for Sweater Weather!

Sweater weather has finally arrived and we’re dog-gone excited about it! Fall has been slow to arrive in North Carolina, but we’re finally enjoying some crisp, cool 50 degree mornings and our coolest weather since May. We give sweater weather and fall mornings on the porch 4 paws up! Lola is almost 5 month old,…

Hello Beauti-Fall and Autumn Inspiration

Hello Beauti-Fall. . . You’re my favorite season and I’m glad you’re finally here! I’ve been counting down the days to your arrival and ready for a harvest of apples, leaves, pumpkins! Easy DIY Fall Harvest Arrangement Ready for cooler temperatures. . . Looking forward to your colors and textures. . . Fall boating and picnic weather.…

Pumpkins and Plaid Alfresco Fall Table

I’m lakeside with plaid and pumpkins, for an alfresco fall table! I’m mad about plaid no matter what the season and I found this plaid metal bucket recently, to complement a set of fall plaid plates. I filled the plaid container with dried Limelight Hydrangeas for an easy centerpiece for the table. Harvest Blessing Pumpkin…