Friday, October 1, 2021

Fall Centerpiece Basket with Pumpkins

I knew I wanted to try something different on the farm table this early Fall for a centerpiece. I usually have my big wooden vintage ice cream bucket filled with faux florals, and I love it... just wanted something a bit different. When I find something that works well in a space I sometimes get a little lazy and do the minimum. But after my vintage shopping trip a while back I had some new inspiration and ideas to try.

There were a lot of baskets and urns filled with pumpkins at the shops, so I thought I'd give this old gray washed vintage laundry basket a try. I filled it up with real and faux pumpkins, leaves and florals. I love this lighter early Fall palette with neutrals and light golds.

You can see the wooden bucket on the small desk filled with faux hydrangeas and preserved leaf stems. It's perfect for seasonal florals and stems.

The china cupboard in the background is filled with my mismatched Brown Transferware that isn't currently being used in the Holiday Cupboard. I used burlap stenciled sacks sewn together for a French country look table runner.

I usually save my small Amazon cardboard boxes to use as risers for baskets and wagons. I stack some up and then cover them with either moss or burlap, or in this case some grain sacks.

The large white Cinderella pumpkin is real and fits perfectly as the focal point. I then added some faux chalk painted gourds and small pumpkins to balance out.

I've only had my pumpkins out on the front porch for a couple of weeks but already I've had a couple of naughty squirrels attack them for dinner. Clear spray paint as a sealer just didn't work with these hard-core rascals. So I'm glad that I brought this handsome guy inside early on.

With the high ceilings out here in the Garden Room and the larger farm table, there needs to be something sizeable for a centerpiece and table decor. Small items, unless corralled in a tray or crate, can be easily lost.

I hope you all are having a good week. We're heading into a cooler and rainy pattern after way too warm temps this month. I'm ready for those typical fall days that bring on some beautiful leaf color.

Did you catch my last post?

We hope you'll join us on Monday evenings for the link party.

joining in on these parties:

 The House on Silverado  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Hearth and Soul at April Harris
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch  
Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
 Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  
Creative Crafts Linky Party at Creatively Beth
 Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage   
 Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Happiness is Homemade at LEO Wife
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. Debra your autumn centerpiece is pretty. Love all the neutral colors with pops of yellow and orange. Very pretty. Have a great evening. xoxo Kris

    1. thanks Kris, now just ready for those Fall temps!! xoxo

  2. HI Debra! This centerpiece is absolutely gorgeous! Love all of your white pun'kins. Your garden room is lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Your centerpiece is so pretty, Debra! Great tip to save small Amazon boxes to use as risers.

    1. thankyou Paula, it seems like I always have a variety of boxes!!

  4. Debra,
    Your pumpkins look charming in that basket!! Very pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  5. What a great pumpkin centerpiece! Visiting from Farmhouse Friday! :)

  6. Debra, I Love your soft white pumpkins for fall! I’m sorry I can’t get WP to work. After work tomorrow I’m
    Going to run down to Apple and see if they can help or just buy a new computer. SYS will be up again next week, if I can help it. Definitely want to feature your post. πŸŽƒπŸ§‘

    Happy decorating,
    Barb πŸ’•

  7. I love that the pumpkins are neutral colored, and the pop of color comes from the leaves. Looks great!


  8. Love this centerpiece so much!! It's overflowing with all the fall goodies! Pinning! 😊

  9. Debra,
    I love your fall centerpiece with all of the white pumpkins. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.

  10. I love the light and neutral look of your early fall decorating Debra. What a great transition dΓ©cor.
    Thank you for sharing your fall centrepiece basket at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at the party tonight and pinning too.

  11. Your centerpiece is gorgeous, Debra. Love the neutral basket and pumpkins with just a touch of color! Perfect! Pinned, and I'm delighted to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About this week!

  12. Dear Debra,
    Love your style and your fall decor is so charming. And love the idea of all those Amazon boxes to be used as fillers! I use all the hundreds of plastic grocery bags I have accumulated. Blessings to you this holiday season,


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