Oct 16, 2011

The Softer Side of Fall...

After dressing up my mantle
for Fall-O-Ween,

I still craved something a little softer...

(click photos to enlarge)

something a little girlie,
something with a little lace...

something in softer shades...


I spent this morning cleaning out the veggie garden,
gathering...

a few last carrots,
a small pile of acorn squash,
more cucumbers than I know what to do with...

and while I was gathering
I plucked some floral goodies too
for a new centerpiece...


a white pumpkin was set in the middle of the bounty...




Peegee Hydrangea,
a few Endless Summer Hydrangea
and the vivid purple berries
of the Beauty Berry...

It's a centerpiece with staying power,
since the Hydrangea are already almost dry...

we'll see how the berries hold up...


and
a curly bow on top,
just 'cause :-)

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Thanks for stopping by today....

40 comments:

Loribeth said...

Very pretty! It's so nice to see something besides orange with a pumpkin.

Marydon said...

Gorgeous! My kind of autumn decor! What a lovely choice of color & gathering together on the silver tray.

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty. I like those berries. Pamela

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Bella, this is a lovely post!! What a great interpretation of a softer side of fall! I am now following you vis The House in the Roses. I hope you will follow back! God bless you!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, sooo beautiful!... you know how much I love those Beauty Berries!... thanks so much for your email... I am going to plant a bush for sure, I don't have one at this home... let me know how they dry for you, they are so stunning!... and they are the perfect touch to your "soft side of Fall" centerpiece... you are so creative!... xoxo Julie Marie

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, The centre piece looks lovely, a nice change from all the reds, gold and oranges of fall.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
The white pumpkin looks very nice surrounded by hydrangea blooms and the berries. I was going to ask how long they might last, they are so pretty for arrangements.
Hope the girls are doing fine and not getting into things.
Judith

NanaDiana said...

That is very sweet, Bella. I love it on the silver tray! xo Diana

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love that sheer curled ribbon! What a bed of loveliness here. I can see doing a whole tablescape around it! (I guess I didn't know you do veggies too!)xx

Candylei said...

The berries and the curly bow are so cute!

Deborah said...

Bella, I have to say, that is the prettiest pumpkin display I've ever seen!
Love the flowers and that ribbon is perfect!

Deborah xo

Heaven's Walk said...

Sooooo pretty, Bella! Thanks for the reminder to prune the Beauty Bush at the lake house. I'll nab the berries off of them! :)

xoxo laurie

Gayle said...

Love the girlie fall! I am going to have to get me some of those berries, they are wonderful, wonderful!

Charlene said...

So pretty! And you are right... feminine. Enjoy! Have a great week.
HUGS!
Charlene

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautifully done!

jeanetteann said...

Very Pretty Bella. xx

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and nice soft colors.

Elna

Carolyn said...

I love your soft romantic style of fall,Bella!

Carolyn

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a beautiful center piece. I'm loving the white pumpkin too, and the silver tray adds an extra special touch. Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic fall post! Very elegant settings. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Hibiscus House said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the soft colors in your fall centerpiece. Very pretty!

Toyin O. said...

Very lovely center piece.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, that's my kind of Autumn decor too. Love the white pumpkins. Your centerpiece is very pretty with the berries and hydrangeas.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy said...

How pretty....
and you still have cucumbers? you must have the most green thumb ever!

Cindy

Diana said...

Oh so soft and romantic....love the white pumpkin and hydrangea mixed together....very nice.
thanks for sharing
Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

You had me when you said romantic! Such a beautiful and unique interpretation. I love it!
Patti,
new follower

janice15 said...

So beautiful I haven't seen any large white pumpkins I wonderful why..just tiny one...simply lovely..thank you for sharing..Janice

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Adorable! I love all of the soft touches you have made!

~Shanon

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love white pumpkins....my centerpiece is almost like yours! Love it!
Blessings My Friend,

Manoli said...

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Manoli.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BELLA IS A PLEASURE TO VISIT YOUR DARLING BLOG,I JUST LOVE TO KNOW THAT WE ARE A LIKE I JUST DONT CARE FOR FALL COLORS,YOUR WHITE PUMKIN WITH A TOUCH OF GIRLY COLOR IS IT .SO ROMANTIC.I SEE ORANGE ALL OVER .YOUR CENTER PICE IS DELICATE LADY LIKE...THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TALENTS ...XO SANDRA

Lydia said...

Fall-O-Ween. What a lovely expression.

Judi said...

What a sweet table decoration. That is so dainty and feminine for sure. I love dried hydrangia so the fresh ones only get better.
Beautiful with silver..
have a wonderful day
Judi

Poetry and Wild Roses said...

How lovely this is! The ambience is just great! The colors remind me of visiting some lovely old Victorian that holds such beauty and elegance,that you want to move in! :-)

CIELO said...

Hi Bella... (Bellissima!) :) Love love your table decoration... perfect for the season! Very sweet. And thanks for participating in our SOYCM and bringing me here!

Hugs

Cielo

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Bella, that is the SWEETEST centerpiece!


It was a thrill meeting Rachel. I’m still too shy to look at all the pictures! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog.
xo
Sandy

gilda said...

Adoro queste immagini e il tuo blog..:0)
Gilda

Roselle said...

Love this! I have those white pumpkins (faux and real) all over my house. They are so fab for doing vignettes! LOVE the color palette here!
xo
Roselle

i beati said...

funny I love the softer shades - Have no reds or oranges around.....mmmm