Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Too Many Pumpkins Tablescape


I've learned there are three things you don't discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin.

--Linus --

Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday and Tablescape Thursday!  We are pleased to bring you this pumpkin tablescape inspired by the adorable book "Too Many Pumpkins."  The book is based, in part, on a true story of the author's aunt who hated pumpkins.  When she was a child, she was forced to eat so many pumpkins from their family's farm during the Depression years.  In the end, the main character, Rebecca Estelle learns to love pumpkins again. 

I won this lovely book several weeks ago from the blog In The Details hosted by Gabe who has a beautiful family and eloquently talks about her life in my beautiful home state of Wisconsin.  Thank you Gabe!

I bought these adorable salad plates years ago at a local grocery store.  Zoulah just loves them!


The pumpkin napkin rings, I bought on clearance at Wal-Mart, make their debut in this tablescape.


Unlike Rebecca Estelle, Zoulah and I agree there can never be too many pumpkins!  Zoulah and I are wild about pumpkins.


I like all kinds of pumpkins -- and have even warmed a bit to the white ones.


I adore the warty kinds -- how about you Zoulah?  No offence intended!


Much to Rebecca Estelle's dismay, she has a lot of "volunteer" pumpkins grow in her garden.   We, at the Red Couch home would smile on our good fortune if that happened.  We are not very skilled at growing pumpkins.


I think every porch should be adorned with a pumpkin or two at Halloween.  I love it when people have a huge harvest and show it off on their porch.


Zoulah was busy making pumpkin cookies in her Bewitchen Kitchen.  She asks that you take a few on your way out.


Zoulah thanks you for stopping by Red Couch Recipes.


 

143 comments:

the country cook said...

I am in love with those plates...so cute! I'm a follower! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

Kirby said...

I love your plates also, too cute! Such a neat tablescape! I'm one of your followers!
Kirbs5753@aol.com

Just a Thought said...

I am now a follower Marilyn kontatkyme@rocketmail.com

Just a Thought said...

I love, love the A-american Montreal dining room set marilyn kontaktyme@rocketmail.com

Sherry said...

You can never have too many pumpkins! So cute. Love your tablescape.
I am a follower!
Thanks for the entry.
Sherry

Sherry said...

I could go for some new kitchen chairs. I really liked the Carolina Cottage Vera English Pine Dining Chair. Thanks!
Sherry

chocoholic said...

I'm a follower!

rachel.beasley AT converse.edu

chocoholic said...

http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/American-Drew-919-760-636-637-WW1748.html

I like the American Drew Camden Black

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Sherry said...

Joni,
I posted your giveaway in my sidebar! Thanks for hosting it!
Sherry

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Love, love, love all the pumpkins!! Great tablescape and great giveaway! I am a faithful follower :)

Blessings!
Gail

Erin said...

Of course I am a follower! Love your blog! crazybulldogs@comcast.net

Erin said...

In a perfect world I would get the A American Bristol 7 Piece Butterfly Leg dining set! I wish! crazybulldogs@comcast.net

Christy said...

i am a happy follower!
and
i would definitely want the kincaid highland park sideboard...if money were no object ;)

shannon i olson said...

I am a follower and would love to win!

shannon i olson said...

I love the hooker set....is that telling???

Lisa B. said...

I am a follower of Red Couch Recipes. Lisaberkery(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa B. said...

If money were no object, I would love the Universal Furniture Kentwood 9 Piece Double Pedestal Dining Table with Pierced Back Chairs.
lisaberkery(at)gmail(dot)com

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I Joni, I follow! Lovin' your pumpkin table, the plates and napkin rings are really cute! Hoping to learn about Z's cookies tomorrow:@)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I put your give-away on my side bar!

Bonnie said...

Joni,

I beg to differ, but one can never have to many pumpkins; in their recipes or their homes. I love them!!! I am a follower.

Bonnie said...

I want the Hammary low country sideboard. Such pretty lines.

Carol said...

I'm a follower! Count me in!
The cookies look yummy...thanks Zoulah!

La said...

I'm a follower! La

Sarah said...

What a nice gift! I'm in need of more dish storage. Imagine that?
I'd think the window shutter sideboard would offer great storage and would work on our sun porch. ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Here I am again, Joni. I'm definitely one of your followers. ~ sarah

Sarah said...

Joni, your pumpkin tablescape is cute. I'm going to look for that book. Love the pumpkin cookies from Zoulah's kitchen. Yum!

I've posted the give away button on my sidebar. ~ Sarah

Marlis said...

great pumpkin tablescape.. i love your table.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such a cute pumpkin tablescape! You did a super job, and I love pumpkins, too.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Debbie said...

The table is so cute, and it makes me want to find that picture book.

I love your whole pumpkin theme. It's truly my favorite pumpkin themed one that I've seen. (And unlike the character in the book... I love pumpkins!)

My favorite part is the small pumpkin salad plates.

Taylor said...

I am a new follower...and loving your blog!

Taylor said...

ooh I like this one!
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Wildon-Home-100508Series-CST4084.html

bj said...

What a wonderful giveaway..We all love CSN.
I am a follower.:O)

bj said...

I would want the Hospitality Rattan Set under Gathering Table Sets.
xo bj

bj said...

I am taking your giveaway over to live on my sidebar until after the 29th.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love those plates! I don't think there can be too many pumpkins...what a cute book! Maybe I'll get lucky with this giveaway. It ends on my birthday!

I'm a follower.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

As for what I'd buy if money were no object? The Tommy Bahama Home Sunrise Sideboard. It would be perfect in my house!

Splenderosa said...

Awesome tablescape. Loved visiting you.
Marsha

Bonnie said...

I am a new follower and would love to win! I love your pumpkin decorations on your sidebar.

Bonnie said...

The Coastal Living set by Stanley with the round table and painted chairs. Perfect!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Adorable pumpkin table! Never too many pumpkins as long as I don't have to eat them!

I am already one of your followers!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

OH MY! So many gorgeous tables. If money were no object I would choose the Carolina Cottage Table in Black!

Sue said...

I also don't think you can have too many pumpkins! They're my favorite thing to grow in my garden...along with sunflowers:) Your jack-o-lantern cookies are ADORABLE!
Of COURSE I am a follower!:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I posted this giveaway on my sidebar!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Cute, cute, cute cookies!!! And I really like those pumpkin napkin rings!

kayellen said...

Lots and lots of pumpkins!! Happy Tablescape Thursday~~

Enjoyed my visit and can you pass a pumpkin cookie?
:)

OK girlie~~I will follow the pack!

Blessings,
Kay Ellen

Holly said...

Oh my goodness I just love your blog!!It makes me smile;) I'm a follower already-Yay!

Holly said...

This is the one I would pick- http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Kincaid-31-058-KCD1306.html but I would sub 2 chairs for a bench!:)

Linda Q said...

Thank you, please enter me. I am a follower now, why not, such a great blog you have. Love your Halloween plates and the whole setting is darling. And I like the Trump Home Mar-a-Lago Roma Nocturne Black Hutch or China cabinet. So hard to choose though, alot of great ones.
But that one would mix nice with my dining room set and antique pieces I already have.
Enjoyed your blog, will be back now that I follow.
Linda

hip-chick said...

I am a new follower so add me to that giveaway please. those cookies look so good!

mle said...

Enthusiastic follower!
too many pumpkins? impossible!

mle said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Saw this table:
Paula Deen Home Paula's Round Pedestal Dining Table in Tobacco. And fell in love! Wish I didn't also see that they have one on clearance for under $200!!!!

Kathy said...

Love all the pumpkins! Great Tablescape,
Kathy

Kathy said...

I checked out Paula Deen's Home round table in Tobacco - that's the perfect table to me! There's a boutique furniture store in a small town nearby that features her furniture - beautiful & classic!
Kathy

Olivia Renn said...

The Wildon Home is beautiful!
maceyn@gmail.com

Olivia Renn said...

I'm a follower!

Paige said...

I am a follower
jpwolsey@telus.net

Paige said...

If money were no object i love the linion caitlin dining set. I love the benches

Miss Char said...

Your table looks perfect, I too love your Halloween plates. Thanks for sharing

Maria Gridley said...

I am a new follower, and I would LOVE to win this giveaway! :)

Deb S. said...

I just love your table! Those plates are WONDERFUL! I love your blog background too!

Deb S. said...

I am a new follower too!

Deb S. said...

If money were no object I would definatley choose Riverside's Cape May Server in Bayberry Black. Oh my, its beautiful!

Megan said...

I'm a new follower and a lover of all things pumpkin!!

Jessie said...

I am a subscriber by feed reader. Thanks!

Jessie said...

I like the Brentwood dining set. It would look perfect in my eat in kitchen!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

love the book my son and I read it the other night.... Love the cookies.. I am going to visit and love love your vintage table.

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i am a new follower
hancoci_s at msn dot com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love this table set
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Brookhaven-Home-D738T-D738S-HMF2144.html

hancoci_s at msn dot com

LDH said...

I am a follower :)

pippirose said...

I just love the Homestyles Buffet and Hutch:
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Home-Styles-5180-69-5180-307-HO1983.html

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Clements Family said...

Of course I follow you:)

Clements Family said...

I would love ANY Of the hutches...I need something fun like that in my kitchen!

Mary L said...

I love the Paula Deen Sweet Tea Dining set. So pretty! Love your blog, thanks!

Entertaining Women said...

Zoulah's going to need to be making pumpkin pies til Spring...oh my! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Joni...

Ohhh...I love those pretty pumpkin plates! They just make me smile! Beautiful table...sooo fun and sooo festive! I love all of your pumpkins...they certainly make for a grand halloween table! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

ChRiS said...

gm i am a new follower and anxious to catch or try to up with your blog...love your dishes on your tablescape. just.plzzz@yahoo.com

ChRiS said...

i'm a country girl at heart i would have to pic the sweet tea table and chairs...but my home is furnished with all my great grandparents, grandparents and parents finer antiques so i am hoping to not need any new sets!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy to say I'm a follower. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

After browsing through the sideboards, I found a beautiful imported lamp sideboard in a lovely honey finish that I fell in love with.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love fall! Thanks for showing your pumkpin tablescape!

Love the Decor! said...

i am a new follower and I love csn stores

Love the Decor! said...

Love the Paula Deen cocktail table in black

Love the Decor! said...

Your giveaway button is on my sidebar

Debbie said...

I could eat pumpkin eight days a week! I love those napkin rings that you found at Walmart. Lucky you!! I am happy to be a follower now.

Debbie said...

Your giveaway button is on my side bar.

Debb said...

I'm a follower...

thanks

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

Carolsue said...

I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

If money were no object, I would love this $10,000 dining table!!!
Shahrooz 5 Piece Contempo Rectangular Dining Table Set with Hand Painted Back Chairs - Fantasia Contempo Rectangular Dining Series
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Fantasia-Contempo-Rectangular-Dining-Series-SHZ1090.html
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

jeri said...

There is so much to choose from but the first one I fell in love with was the guildmaster french country distressed sideboard. I can picture it in my home!

mamipdx said...

gfc follow you! love the blog layout. i surely adore halloween!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

mamipdx said...

i would choose this classic set:
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Wildon-Home-101281Series-CST4017.html

but our kids would destroy it so... not yet! :-)
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Tim said...

I follow with google friends.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Tim said...

I like the Standard Furniture Brentwood 5 Piece Leg Dining Set in Honey and Black - 11122

Thanks for the great giveaway

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Hillary said...

I follow with google friends.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

I like the Home Styles Kitchen Island with Bar Stools in Black and Cottage Oak - 5031-94C.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Pondside said...

Well, you know I'm a follower!

Pondside said...

...........and if money were no object I'd have the Wynnewood Cordoba (spelling?!|) dining room set!

SavannahGranny said...

Hi, I am a follower. I am not sure about my email address so: savannahgranny@gmail.com.
Ty for the giveaway. Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

My favorite is Luxo By Modloft Elm Dining room set. TY for hosting the giveaway. Ginger - savannahgranny@gmail.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am a follower.

Jamie said...

I've been here before but now I'm a follower! Love your recipes!

Jamie said...

I love the homestyles arts and crafts 7 piece dining set
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Home-Styles-5181-319-HO1908.html

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't need one, but if I had to pick something I like the Guildmaster three drawer buffet with baskets. Thanks for this chance.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't think my last comment went through since it said server error . I like the Guildmaster three drawer buffet with baskets.

Kelly Massman said...

I'm a new follower! I came over while blog hunting Halloween recipes. Your candy corn cookies look so cute and sound like they would taste great! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway, too!
kmassman gmail

Kelly Massman said...

I would choose: Stakmore Shaker Mission Style 5 Piece Dining Room Set in Fruitwood - Shaker Mission Dining Series
Thanks for a chance at the giveaway, too!
kmassman gmail

Tucker Mom said...

I love your blog, your ideas amaze me. Thanks you for sharing your talents.

Tucker Mom said...

If I could get what ever I wanted it still would be simple. My choice would be this, Woodbridge Home Designs 3219 Series 5 Piece Counter Height Dining Set - 3219PU-36

Lady Chris said...

I'm new to the blog world and just became a follower...the CSN site is new to me as well and I had fun "shopping". My choice would be Lexington Granada 7 Piece Dining Table Set in Rich Russet Brown...it's very elegant and would seat quite a lot of people. Good Luck everyone!

ajoy181984 said...

I follow you. ajoy181984@yahoo.com

Esme said...

I follow GFC thank you

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Esme said...

I would get the HIllsdale 5 piece table in cherry.

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Amy said...

I would get the sunset three door buffet in black, love it!

Amy said...

I became a follower. Just found your blog and I love it. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I'm a GFC follower.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I like this one: http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/BTL-OE-6-32-0-BTL-OE-2-55-K-AAM1129.html
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Lynda Del. said...

I follow you via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I love this dining set here:
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/American-Drew-919-701R-636-637-WW1749.html
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I posted this giveaway on the left sidebar of my blog here:
http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Joni,

I would love the Carolina Cottage set...maybe in the next life! We can't have too many pumpkins and I love your cute book. You always post so many cute ideas. Thanks for the CSN giveaway and a chance to win.

Beth said...

Joni, Love your pumpkin salad plates and your centerpiece! The napkins and napkin rings are great too. Zoulah is quite the decorator! Thanks for joining the Pumpkin Party!
Blessings, Beth

Lenora said...

Love the story book illustration in particular - great photos! Thanks! - Please do drop by our pumpkin Party!
The Jack-O-Lantern

Jenny said...

I am a follower! And an admiring one, too!

Jenny said...

I totally love CSN stores. I've ordered several things from them and have always been really pleased.

I think I like the Paula Deen Round Pedestal Dining Table in Tobacco.

Thanks for the fun chance.

Kim, USA said...

I am a follower now! Great give away!
kissess4u7@aol.com

Sassy J said...

I am a new follower....love your pumpkin plates, they are too cute!

Sassy J said...

I am posting your give-a-way on my blog...stop by for a visit....www.houseofseasons-h.blogspot.com.

Sassy J said...

If money were no option I would love to have the Tommy Bahama Home Island Estate Antigua Server and Hutch...please count me in on your give-a-way....thanks for the chance. pigsoo@sbcglobal.net

Mimi said...

Those are the cutest pumpkin plates.
I am a follower and would get this rooster sideboard if money were no object!
http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/AA-Importing-40526-AAI1342.html

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm having computer problems tonight so hope this goes through. I'd love to have the sideboard ~ black Hilshire. Have the perfect place for it! :-)

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. Love lots of pumpkins too!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I'm a follower too! :-)

Pat

Annesphamily said...

I follow you! Anne

Annesphamily said...

I am posting your button! Hee Hee Anne

Annesphamily said...

Love the giveaway! CSH Rocks with you! Anne

Gillian said...

I would love to have the Tre Venti set. Might have to expand the dining area, though!

Thanks for the giveaway!

gcambra37(at)gmail(dot)com

Gillian said...

I'm a follower!

gcambra37(at)gmail(dot)com

Sondra said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to win a CSN gift certificate. www.murrayandmathews.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I love this hutch!

http://www.diningroomsdirect.com/Casual-Elements-MAH012MB-CID1039.html

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I added the giveaway to my sidebar!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Did I say I'm a follower? I am and I love your cute witch's fingers! Thanks Joni...this witch is crossing hers for good luck.

bj said...

OOO, we can't wait to see who the winner was...:)
xo bj

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