Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn Table

WOW! I don't know about you, but it's been a crazy, busy week for us. Our little grandson had surgery, but, thank God, he is doing well. I haven't had time to post or visit anyone much this week, but I did want to show you the fall bridal shower table after we added the food and made a few changes.

If you follow my blog (and if you don't, you should, hehe!), you would have seen the table after I set it, but before the food was placed on it. To catch up, you can see the previous post here.
You may have noticed I changed the centerpiece from before. I thought it would be nice to have fresh flowers.
Be sure to check out a future post and I'll show you how I put these burlap filled daisy arrangements together.
Remember the tiered cake plates? Here they are with a variety of cupcakes including One Perfect Bite's Pumpkin Cupcakes.


And here's the chocolate covered pretzels I told you about. Got the idea from Cozy Kitchen by the Sea and Our Family Attic.
Do you remember the pumpkin dip recipe I gave you? Here it is, served with green and red apples and gingersnaps.
Mixed nuts with candy corn mixed in.
I served an Autumn Spiced Punch from the kitchen bar. I'd love to share this recipe and how I made the ice ring with you in a later post.
And here's a view of the whole table before we gobbled it up. :) We arranged the gifts in another room on top of our piano. The bride-to-be's grandmother was so gracious to send fresh flowers for the shower and they were perfect on the gift table.

Yes, I know this next photo is not a table setting, but I just had to show you this photo below anyway. A few of our guests put this gift together for the bride and groom. Isn't this a great idea?!
I really feel like this shower was a success. What makes for a success anyway, if not, making people happy, bringing old friends together, and making memorable moments for all.
I have some great friends who helped with this shower. We've all been friends for years. I'm kinda reminded of the movie Steel Magnolias when I think of these friends. Do you know what I mean? :)
Which reminds me of the quote from the movie, It's a Wonderful Life -
"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends."

I'm linking this post with Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday.

43 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Everything looks perfect! Love those burlap bags with daisies. Can't wait to see how you made them. Also, the punch looks so refreshing, and I'd love to get that recipe. I'll be checking back. So sorry your grandson had to have surgery, but glad he's doing well. laurie

Kathy said...

Hi Marsha...Your shower decorations and food look wonderful...soooo nicely arranged! The Steel Magnolias look as though they all had a great time too! Hope your little grandson is doing well after his surgery, always breaks my heart when those little ones have to go through that kind of thing. Have a fun Halloween week! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Marsha, everything looks beautiful! I love how you used Mary's recipe (love her blog) for the cupcakes, and those chocolate covered pretzels look delicious! I'll be back to see how you made the burlap bag daisies and the punch.

Jane

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a fun party...you had me at the cupcakes! The table is just gorgeous.
Susan

Kathleen said...

Marsha, everything looks lovely! You did a great job..
And I am so happy your gson is doing better..such a worry!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sorry to hear about your grandson's surgery. Hope his recovery is speedy!

This is a wonderful post and you are so right about friends!

PS: That is one of my all time favorite movies!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! Everything looks so pretty and the food looks wonderful!
Great picture of your "Steel Magnolias". I bet those cupcakes were wonderful. Hope your Grandson is doing ok. One of my Grands has upcoming surgery.:(
Glenda

Allison Shops said...

Glad your grandson is doing well after surgery, poor thing.

I want to see how you made the burlap bags for the daises too. Looks forward to seeing.

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Marsha, that turned out great! I have not seen brown burlap, I'll have to tune in for that one...I love the first picture of the piano-perfect composition! Great job!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Everything looks so wonderful, I am craving some cupcakes now...The decorations are just perfect, glad your grandson is doing better...

Mimi said...

Beautiful shower table. The cupcakes are adorable and perfect for the season.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Everything just looks great! I love all your decorations, especially the burlap. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The table is stunning. Everything looks so pretty and I love the presentation. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Hugs, Marty

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

The cupcake tower is pretty high! It really looks great. I have made the pretzels and do love them. Beautiful job decorating for the shower.

Kammy said...

What a nice shower - I bet the bride to be was so happy ! Love your photos !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Jeanette said...

Very lovely! Everything looks so inviting. I want some punch!

NM said...

What a beautiful party it must have been. I can't believe all of the details that you thought of. Your photographs are stunning too.
Best wishes to you and hope your grandson is recovering.
Best wishes, NM.

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! Everything looks great and delicious! The pretzles look great.

- The Tablescaper

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like a very wonderful (and seasonal) gathering -- I just know everybody had fun.!

Julie said...

It is all so beautiful... and looks so yummy...
xoxo
Julie

Marsha said...

The shower tablescape turned out beatuifully. Now I will picture you as one of the Steel Magnolias forever :)

I hope things are well with your grandson!

Lori E said...

I like to see tablescapes with food on them. I always wonder how the guest would pull the napkins out from under a soup bowl, salad plate and several other things to use it. This is more realistic.

Dining Delight said...

Great ideas for a shower! Everything looks lovely. That wheelbarrow with the straw, pumpkins and mums is a terrific gift idea - useful and fun!

DD

Kat said...

Wow this is a wonderful TS good thing you had help for the shower all the food looks so yummy! Beautiful TS photos.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything looks fabulous & yummy!!! A perfect combination.

Deanna said...

Fantastic!!! Autumn table.

So glad your Grandson is doing well.
God bless,
d

Jackie said...

Great table Marsha, Love the cup cakes and the burlap ( Hessian) bags, but the pretzels ummmmmmm!!

I have ordered some candy corn just so I know what they taste like and will know when mentioned again.

I will add your grandson to my prayers and wish him well and his parents and grand parents who are probably under some strain during this time.God bless you all.

Love the gift you gave to the bride.

Best wishes, Jackie in UK

sissie said...

Your Fall table decor really gets me in the mood for the season.
You are so talented and I'm glad I found your blog while looking through the list of participants for the Tablescapes.

Come visit me too. I'm a new blogger and need support.

Cynthia said...

Great fall decorations. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

santamaker said...

Loved seeing your tablescape! Your dining room and buffet area look beautiful and elegant..and then your piano photo was so pretty....but I have to agree...the smiles on the faces of our friends trump them all, don't they?

Mary said...

I didn't think it could look any better than it did before. I was wrong. The addition of the food made it nicer still. You did a really nice job with this.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a pretty table! Pretty cupcakes and I'm loving the chocolate pretzels!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

This is all so beautiful! The icing on the cupcakes look like I could reach through my computer monitor and touch them, they're so textured and glossy! The piano shot, though, is my favorite of all for some reason. Everything is just perfect. Love all the details and the flowers. You outdid yourself!
Brenda

susan said...

Marsha-What a beautiful party! Your tables and food look just perfect! Don't you love Mary's cupcakes? I love those pretzel sticks. I will check out them and your flowers with burlap!

Bill said...

Hi Marsha,
It's all stunning ... beautiful and delicious-looking!

Hope your grandson's recovery from surgery goes well. Sending good thoughts his way ....

Regards,
Bill

tardevil said...

Looks like fun. What a great time of year to have a shower. Like the gift idea too!

Rettabug said...

Delicious looking food AND photos! Your party had to be a big hit with the guests. Its obvious that you took a great deal of pride in the planning of it all.

I love your candlesticks by the piano! Very elegant!!

Hoping your grandson is healing quickly from his surgery. :)

♥ Rettabug

Isa said...

WOWIE Marsha - I'm so glad that I followed you home from my blog! Your blog is fantastic! I love, love, love that gilded pumpkin and all this food is making me drool. Those chocolate covered pretzels are fabulous!
Yes, please copy Edgar! He's love family! He's a huge wooden baluster under his gossamer with a big round top for his head and wire around the neck to extend to his arms. He has rusty chains and bells with that little metal pumpkin attached - which I take a tiny glowstick and shove it in there for an eerie light =) You can blow up the picture on my blog to really big to see any other details - I wish I knew how to find that candy smell he is doused in -- it is unbelievable!!

Thanks for visiting my little world and I hope you come back by!
xo Isa

Blue Muse said...

Oops .... that's me above -- I wasn't signed in =)
xo Isa

Anita said...

Everything looks elegant and delicious. Sorry to hear about your Grandson but glad he is doing well. Happy Halloween

Joy said...

Everything looks wonderful! Glad to hear your grandson is o.k., sorry he had to have surgery.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm so sorry your grandson had to have surgery! Love your table and all the creative ideas. Looking forward to the burlap installment ;)

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a BEAUTIFUL!!! pumpkin centerpiece. I love all the gold and treats on the table.
Sorry to hear about your grandson.
Geri