The Fall Food Table

Get-togethers are an essential part of this time of year, and thus comes the inevitable decor surrounding the food!  Tablescapes are one of my favorite things about entertaining, and though I have yet to cook my first Thanksgiving feast on my own, I’m dreaming about a table filled with yummy appetizers and main courses, and perhaps a pumpkin or two.

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I love this idea — just cut off the stems of any pumpkin you like the shape of (faux will work here, too!), and you’ve got really cute, ready-made trays.  I also notice the breadsticks in a silver pitcher.  So pretty!

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A pile of pumpkins and some really great pewter or silver accents becomes that much cozier when strategically placed by a roaring fire.  🙂  The added touch of fall foliage injects some great texture.

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How cute is this?!  Galvanized fluted pie plates pair well with the striking orange color of the pumpkins and the fall-inspired bouquet.  The pile of pinecones and acorns below add just a bit more to the country feel.

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That, my friends, is a pumpkin with a face.  Hilarity ensues.  I kind of love his all-knowing smirk.  I think it’s safe to say that any guest, young or old, would love this guy.

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And that?  That is beef stew…in a pumpkin.  Follow the link for the recipe.  I think this is a genius idea, however, serving immediately would be pretty urgent.  Although, something tells me that a pumpkin’s belly is pretty well insulated…

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