“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! 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! 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! 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!
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