Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall Centerpiece Ideas: Smashing Pumpkins


When it comes to pumpkins these days, white is the new orange! My favorite centerpiece inspiration photo is this silver wine bucket with a white pumpkin. Perfect for a fall wedding!

Who knew pumpkins could be so elegant! No longer just the traditional orange, the new heirloom green and white pumpkins look wonderful as a fall tablescape centerpiece.

I like the idea of carving out pretty pumpkins and using them as vases.

Without the typical fall colors, wouldn't this table top vignette look wonderful in an all white or neutral room?

Even just a simple gold pumpkin in a rusty urn would look elegant on the table, but also on the mantle.

The same rusty urn with dried hydrangeas. They look wonderful with pumpkins all around.

In fact, hydrangeas and pumpkins look fabulous together, don't you think?

Here is another simple centerpiece idea, crystal cake stands with pale pumpkins under glass.
Very elegant, uncluttered and so easy to create.

Here is a rustic and earthy centerpiece that has a little bit of everything. It would take you all the way to the holidays!

I'm really loving this because I have a similar wooden tray and plan on filling it just like the one above. I already have lots of pine cones, gathered leaves from the maple trees down the street, little pumpkins, gourds, pomegranates, apples and some moss! Just add the candles and done!

What I also like about this centerpiece is that it can all be real. No need for faux here. Everything is found at the grocery store or outside on the ground!

I'm joining Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays. Be sure to visit his fabulous blog and also check out the other participants for more inspiration.


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25 comments:

Tardevil said...

All the photos are great! You should work for Houzz! :o) I saw a 'Labor Day' flower arrangement of red glads, white mums & forget the kind of blue flower, but they were in a watermelon, and that was also a really cool look that would also be great for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th or 9/11 Remembrances.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Beautiful and very inspiring images! I too love the whites. I ran around to 3 different places yesterday and only turned up the small ones. Am I behind or were the crops smaller this year?

Patti said...

Just gorgeous...love the gold pumpkin simple placed in the urn!

NanaDiana said...

Delores-Just checking in from the road. What a beautiful post. I love the white and off-white pumpkins...especially the one in the rusty urn. Perfection! xxoo Diana

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Fabulous images of elegant takes on fall decor. The top picture though is my fave.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful inspiration pictures. It would be hard to pick a favorite.
Enjoy your weekend.

Kate said...

Some great ideas for fall. I must start thinking about it!

cityfarmer said...

I am SO doing the hydrangea in the pumpkin idea!!!

as always ...you inspire and delight

The-Countrypolitan said...

My favorite have always been the celedon colored ones and the white ones... but I'm really liking that heirloom green one... I've not seen it before... ~Terri

Sue Murphy said...

Really wonderful ideas. I like that they are so simple and use things that we probably have. My favorite is the one without the fall colors. Sue

Tamra said...

Really beautiful!

Love the white pumpkin in the silver urn.

Sherry said...

Beautiful! I love the green stripe pumpkin with the leaves around the base. Very pretty ideas.
Sherry

Liz - Infusewithliz.blogspot.com said...

What a fabulous group of pictures and ideas...very inspirational....

Linda in AZ * said...

* WONDERFULLY INSPIRATIONAL, Delores!!! Many thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas!

XO,
Linda (in AZ *)
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

* "OOPS!"... Just noticed that "LIZ", right above me here, & I wrote about the SAME THING, using basically the SAME WORDS!!! (Guess that just proves you ARE fab!)... Smiles~~~ Linda

Mélanie A. said...

I love fall decoration with pumpkins , it looks fantastic

Lila said...

I love the pumpkins in the urns! I have some just like those with nothing in them! Perfect!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Marlis said...

thank for the all the inspiration! What great ideas. Love those white pumpkins.

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, I'm
rescuing my
rusty white
urn from the
garden tomorrow...
Love the simplicity
of one topped with
a pumpkin or the
hydrangeas!
xx Suzanne

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Beautiful pumpkin displays! Isn't it nice that they now come in colors other than orange? Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I have had such a busy week and my pumpkins are all just sitting here waiting for me to do something with them. Your images have inspired me. I remember that you once did a post about the hydrangeas being the perfect flower, and it certainly is true...just look at these gorgeous images! Thank you for the inspiration. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Sarah said...

I agree! I've been buying the white pumpkins for years now. This year I decided to add in some of the green and a few of the terra cotta color. I really like the idea of the white pumpkin on the champagne bucket. These are some wonderful inspirational ideas. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Mary said...

I had to steal the pumpkin in the silver ice bucket - I have a beautiful Italian bucket and never know what to do with it - my white pumpkin has a new home thanks to you!

Great pics Delores.

food for thought said...

oh how i love fall, but its 99 degrees today, hard to say i am feeling it yet :-(

that 4th pic is so sweet, love it~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These are so inspiring. Sure make my orange pumpkins look a little garish by comparison. I may have to start looking for some different types of pumpkins. Since I am back-tracking to catch up on your posts, I've seen your copy of that inspiration photo, and yours is even prettier than the insp. photo. laurie

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