Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin on a Pedestal Centerpiece and Shabby Tablescape

Here is the fall centerpiece for my dining room table this year.
Total Cost? $4.25


I started with this flea market find. I am not exactly sure what kind of stand it is, if its for a large pillar candle or something, but to me it seemed like a perfect pumpkin pedestal for the center of my table. And for a dollar, who cares what it actually is. 

I really liked this pumpkin a lot (its real). I bought it at the flea market for $3 and I was satisfied with it here, but then I remembered all that vintage lace I'd found on my awesome shabby weekend a couple of weeks ago

And so I  dressed it up a bit...

The lace I added around the pumpkin goes along with the lace pattern on the ironstone plates in my "Pumpkin Soup" place settings and the antique lace tablecloth from an estate sale ($1)

And I almost forgot to show you the tarnished utensils I found at the flea market last weekend. Just what I had gone junkin' for that day. I paid $5 for all of them. I was wanting more tarnished sliver for the table and to match that old set of salt and pepper shakers dated 1881(flea market, $1) 

Check out that 1800's lace collar I draped over the back of the chair in the backgound in the picture above. Its almost like we have a ghostly Edwardian dinner guest for Halloween

                       And just for Halloween, a touch of witchy wit


I have a few more spooky additions that I will add for Trick-or-Treat and for my Halloween parties, so stop by at the end of October to see them!


  1. Neat idea! Love the lace wrapped around it!

  2. Looks great. That bit of lace is a magical touch. It would be wonderful to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. This looks GREAT...There's SO much going on here and I LOVE it..I found ya blog hopping around and I'm officially following ya with smiles.. LOVELY blog.. I'm settling in to look around and indulge a bit if you don't mind :)).. I'm Marilyn via .. Hope you can stop in sometime pweease. TY


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