Wednesday, October 17, 2012

~ Dinner With Pumpkin Paul Harvey? ~

How's everyone doing on this beautiful fall day? We have a bit of wind but the temperatures are wonderful. I have to say I've enjoyed this fall more than any other. Maybe it's because of all the extreme heat we had through the summer, maybe it's because I've tried to take time to enjoy the smaller things in life before they slip away.

Let's take care of a bit of business before moving onto the post of the day. It's come to my attention many of you have had trouble leaving comments or are having a silly pop up occur asking  "Do you want to run or move mplayer.setup.exe (682KB) from install optimum". I've done a bit of research and this is a download for you to be able to watch movies. I don't believe it will harm your computer, I recommend checking it out and when in doubt always click no until you know for sure. I'm not quite sure why it's popping up on my blog, I've put a shout out to my computer guy to see if he can enlighten me and hopefully get it resolved. 

OK, onto some fun stuff. This week has been crazy crazy around here. Shipments have been rolling in daily for the shop, that means a lot of unpacking, checking items over and getting them priced and the most fun part putting together displays. The Holiday Open House is going to be so much fun this year. With all that going on I haven't had a chance to put together a table, I searched the archives and ran across Pumpkin Paul Harvey, I put together last year and didn't get posted. Do you see a pattern here? Hmmmm taking tons of pictures and never putting them together... I think I need to get a little more organized. 

With Halloween around the corner I chose the black and gold table cloth to help ground all the different textures. 
Layering things up always adds more interest. Starting with a place mat I then added a woven charger, moving on up with a white plate, and for more texture a small grapevine wreath. Grapevine wreaths aren't just for doors or walls, use them in a tablescape for added interest. With the addition of the brown acorn plate followed by a leaf plate, topped off with what else but a ghost pumpkin. 
 Pumpkin Paul Harvey came from Cracker Barrel a few years back. I hadn't purchased anything Hallowenish (is that even a word) anyhoo... for a very long time. When I spotted him it was instant love, I had to have him. He rides his bike from room to room each year never landing in the same place for very long.

Dual napkins one floral one solid all pulled together and scrunched into acorn napkin rings.
You can see by the water marks I put together the table a year ago. At the time silver flatware was all I thought of using. Thinking about it now I could have used the green set, now however; I have a black set, wouldn't that just be too much fun to use? What color would you have chosen?
He kind of makes you smile doesn't he?
A fancy ruffled collar, wonder if he uses Crest tooth whitener?
We've got some boa ruffles going on the cuffs, pretty fancy hug ? Come on now,  you've got to dress your finest when out cycling amongst the ghosts and goblins.
To say nothing of striped stockings with a bit of bling on the top of his slipper boots. Woo-Hoo!  Now, he is one dolled up pumpkin guy.

I received the black candles at one of Mary Carol Garrity's fall open houses. The iron candlestick holder came from Hobby Lobby off one of their mark down shelves, the sticker on the bottom was $1.99, and I thought about putting it in a garage sale. I must have been having a moment a very weak moment, glad the moment passed and I decided to hang on to it. Remember this was put together over a year ago, I can now see some Spanish moss dripping out of the holders, would make them just a bit more eery. Funny how pictures speak to us after the fact isn't it?
Yes, Spanish moss would have put the finishing touch on things.
Candy corn anyone?

Every pumpkin guy or gal needs a lantern to shed light on the eery path for treats and delights.

I encourage everyone
to find what makes
you happy and useful
Embrace it and
make it work
for you. 
Until next time....
Hugs ~ Lynne ~

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Gina said...

I love your Paul Harvey pumpkin! Your tablescape is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I got the pop up just now Lynne. Mine was a warning that it was a dangerous page. I just clicked close and it went away.

Now, about your table! I love it. The pumpkin is the icing on the cake1

Alycia Nichols said...

Pumpkin Paul Harvey!!! SO funny!!! I am sure Paul Harvey would be delighted to know there is a posthumous caricature of him out there that would bring a smile to everyone's face! I love the way you grounded the table with the black linen so that all the fabulous fall colors could take their deserved bow, and the black candles are just perfect!!! If you had put that candlestick holder in a garage sale, I would have to come hit you with it myself!!!!!!!! What a great buy, and you can get SO many future uses out of it!!!!! It looks sturdy, too, which is always a plus. Have fun unpacking all the incoming merchandise. That was always so much fun for me! It was like Christmas every time the UPS or FedEx truck pulled up to my shop door! :-)


Pumpkin Paul Harvey is fabulous, I totally love it in center stage in your no less gorgeous tablescape, Lynn. The dotted black linen is lovely, so perfect to bring each fabulous layers of dishes. The white pumpkins in each place are so cute. Big hugs,

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Love the Paul Harvey pumpkin guy! What a great cadlestick holder and at $1.99 it's fabulous! I'm so jealous that you get to go to Mary Carol Garrity's fall open houses! I can only shop on line for her things!

Marlis said...

Goodness. let's just start with the fabulous tablecloth.. I love that. What a great feel it gives the table. The sweet pumpkin man on the bike is just too precious. Love this table!!! xo marlis

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your pumpkin Paul is so cute! I love those pretty napkins and placemats too -- and all the layers of dishes.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Creepy and cute!
Love those rich, warm colours. colours.Beautifully placed and very elegant table!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

oldthings said...

Your table scape is wonderful ! I loved all these pumpkins !
Have a nice weekend !

Dolores said...

I'm trying to play 'catch up'.... I always love your taste and decorations.......... so pretty!!!

Please know that I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers... I hope all is well!

Julie said...

That is so darn cute him!...I'm your newest follower too! Thanks for signing up for Secret Santa!

Lynn said...

Great inspiring post! Especially the part about enjoying the little things before they slip away. Paul is LOVELY. I would have jumped at the chance to take him home, too!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Just the cutest table! I love the grin on that pumpkin man. The colors are all perfect! Well done.