Orange You Glad It’s Pumpkin Season?

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and
to the steadfastness of Christ.”
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬

 Can you imagine autumn without pumpkins?!  I certainly can’t. That’s sort of like summer without heat and humidity here in the deep south.  They just go together!  You can’t take the pumpkin out of autumn!  I love the colors we are beginning to see…the vivid golds, blazing oranges, tawny browns, and burnt reds. Don’t misunderstand me when I say I enjoy the white, blue, and off shades of orange – but I much prefer bright orange pumpkins…it just seems right! Orange pumpkins remind us that fall has arrived! I love all things pumpkin – bread, pies, pancakes, butter, lattes…well, everything really!  Butch, on the other hand, likes absolutely nothing pumpkin except their festive presence on our porch! Today I am sharing pumpkins galore – delicious recipes, creative tablescaping ideas, flower containers, and much more!

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 A friend’s mother used a white pumpkin as a container for a bridal shower arrangement!  Absolute perfection!    The first time I remember eating pumpkin bread was in Colorado, the autumn of 1975. Butch and I took a very long road trip to Montana and on our return we made a stop in Colorado Springs to visit his great aunt and uncle.  I had never met them, but they welcomed us with open arms, warm hearts, and abundant food!  Aunt Teen was a fabulous Southern cook…homemade rolls, pies, cakes, and a fabulous bread called pumpkin! She served it warm with butter on that cool October morning and my fate was forever sealed!  After all these years it remains one of my favorites!  Be sure to scroll all the way down for Aunt Teen’s delicious recipe! What is not to love – a porch – a swing – and pumpkins?A pale pumpkin makes a gorgeous container for an autumnal arrangement!   Pumpkins and an old truck is the perfect country scene! The softness of the white and blue pumpkins works with a neutral design!1 I think we all love snickerdoodles, so why not a pumpkin cheesecake version? Many of us have a set of blue willow china – it is so versatile for any season – including fall with orange pumpkins! Caramel Pumpkin Italian Cream Cake pairs one of my favorite cakes with pumpkin, a winner!2 Y’all know I love a beautifully set table, small pumpkins on each dinner plate is so festive! Pumpkin shell with savory pumpkin soup is a beautiful
presentation!More creativity using pumpkins for the bridal shower!9 Pumpkin architecture! What a cute idea for a door! More pumpkin loveliness in a tablescape!
Pull-Apart Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread with Buttered Rum Glaze is a great make-ahead breakfast for Thanksgiving!  Artichokes, feathers, pears, pine cones, roses, and of course, pumpkins create a knock-out centerpiece! Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler is pure decadence!Creative use of mini pumpkins…place cards!recipe

I sincerely hope you received some inspiration for using autumn’s most perfect symbol…the pumpkin!Collage

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  1. Kim says:

    So many terrific looking recipes and decorating ideas! I printed the pumpkin cobber recipe. It will be a big hit here for Thanksgiving. Starting my recipe collection early! :-)

  2. Robin says:

    Your so right. Pumpkins make the season. I’ve been making batch after batch of pumpkin muffins that my family is eating up like crazy. Can’t wait to try the bread receipe you shared. I’m thinking it will be a big hit!

  3. Dawna says:

    I love autumn as well,,,and you are right it just wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins!! You are making my mouth water with all the delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing all your pumpkin love with us. Stopping in from Routed in Thyme today. Happy Fall!!

  4. rmclellan1949 says:

    What a lovely “pumpkin” post. I love pumpkins too and the decorating on your post gave me some inspiration to get pumpkin decorating !!! I also HAD to look that pumpkin snicker doodle recipe up and I’m trying very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Karie says:

    What beauty! Yes, I am glad it is “orange” time of the year. What great inspiration for this beautiful time of season. Thanks so much for sharing. And I think I will make some pumpkin bread, and try out your recipe. Karie

  6. Pat says:

    Excellent post!!!
    I adore the blue and white willow china with the PoPs of orange!!!
    Thank you for sharing Aunt Teen’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe!!!

  7. What s wonderful post. I so agree with you about your thoughts regarding pumpkins. I look around me at this time of year up here in the north and all colors you described are around me. I love to include some of this in my home to embrace the true colors of autumn! All of these foodie ideas are fantastic. I have a pumpkin bread recipe I need to make again (it looks very close to yours). I also got turned on to pumpkin bread in the 70’s. That pull apart bread looks divine!

  8. Such a delightful visit. And I have to tell you one of the main reasons I came – I LOVED your title! I had just told my grandkids and my fave knock knock joke to a child at church this week – and she loved it too! In case you haven’t heard it yet:

    Knock knock
    Who’s there?
    Purple who?
    Purple who?
    Purple who?
    Orange who?

    Have a blessed and beautiful autumn week!


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