Zoulah wishes you a warm, wonderful witchie welcome to Red Couch Recipes and to her Pumpkins Elevated Tablescape. Zoulah and I have been infactuated with pumpkins for many years. We love the color, we love to carve them, and we love to decorate with them.
Years ago I found these cute little salad plates at a grocery store. The dinner plate is a basket woven reactiveware plate.
The table linen has cut-out jack-o-lanterns on it. I bought it at TJ Maxx this year. Zoulah warns you NOT to buy it. The cut-out pumpkins are so fragile that it will be like a one-use tablecloth.
We entitled our tablescpae "Pumpkins Elevated" because we think they deserve more love and admiration! We have put some pumpkins on candlesticks to elevate them. Can you see that ceramic lunchsack Jack-O-Lantern? My husband bought that for me years ago. I was so thrilled when he brought it home. We were just newlyweds then. Another time he brought home one of those huge pumpkins; it was one of the most favorite gifts I ever received from him! I am not kidding!!
Here's a better picture of the ceramic sack Jack-O-Lantern. We also have a big black metal tub full of pumpkins and other fall-ish items. It sits on our dinner table.
Here's a longish view of the table. The Jack-O_Lantern serving plate was from Target years ago. I have broke, in my moves, several other Halloween dishes from Target over the years ...:(. They used to have such wonderful Halloween glassware.
Here's my "bubbly glass" view of my table. The amber-colored pumpkins were bought at Tai Pan Trading years ago.
My mother-in-law encouraged me to buy the large "kettle" Jack-O-Lantern at a boutique near her home. She said it was "me," I like to put dry ice in it and the "smoke" comes out its eyes, mouth, and nose.
Zoulah made some "pumpkin" candy for you. She hopes you like it. The ceramic Jack-O-Lantern graces the our deck table. It was purchased many years ago from a Payless Drug Store in Californi.
If you visit us at our home, you will be greeted with lots of pumpkins on our porch and stairs. Talley, the 11 year old Red Couche, insisted we do it up big with pumpkins. We went to a friend's home pumpkin patch. Here in the country, it is not uncommon for grandmas to plant pumpkins and then let their little grandchildren come pick a pumpkin! I want to be a grandma like that!
At certain times, they just have a beautiful glow.
This poor one has lost its stem. Zoulah and I do not like it when the stems break off. Pumpkins without stems are like dishes with large chips in them!
our 11-year old has already carved a pumpkin.
It is good to have younger children. Our older children are involved with many things outside the home, but thank goodness for Talley, she is still "into" the holidays.
She wrote on our chalkboard and she, Zoulah, and I wish you a Happy Halloween season.
Thanks for dropping by!
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