Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bittersweet and Broomsticks

Here is a really fun way to decorate the center of your fall table.  I took a 12-inch grapevine wreath and cut it open and unwound it.  It has been wrapped with a faux English ivy and a garland of bittersweet.  I wrapped this around a broomstick in a S-shaped fashion.  

So then you just need to place some pumpkins, gourds, and pillars all around the broom for the full effect.

Here I set the table with my main ironstone pattern, Coaching Scenes by Johnson Brothers.  The goblets are by Wilton Armetale and the silver is English Gadroon by Gorham.

This is a repost from October 2010.  It is fun to go back and see what you were doing a year ago.  I had more free time last year and you can tell by how many tables I set up.  Not so much time this year but, still having fun and focusing more on photography.  
I will link this up with:
Chari at Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

Bittersweet and broomsticks
Pumpkins on the vine.
Will anyone come to tell us
When it is haunting time.

61 comments:

Karen said...

Very nice! Love the goblets!

Style Sisters said...

Love the idea of using the broomstick to wrap the grapevine around! You have got my mind thinking of some fun ideas for Halloween :) Love your dishes and the goblets...are they pewter? The batwing extract jar is awesome! Very well done. Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!
Karin

Tracy said...

I love the tablescape....the broomstick is such a fun idea!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sherry~ ~ ~You have created a lovely table. I love the centerpiece. I must take a drive around and look for bittersweet. I really enjoy using the real stuff when I can find it but I think it may be a little early here. The berrys don't turn orange till later in the fall here. You china is stunning is that an old pattern?
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

La said...

Haunting Time is drawing near....La

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table is beautiful! I love those dishes, seems I like anything by Johnson Brothers:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea, Sherri! The broom looks fabulous on your table, I am going to have to look for one and jazz it up! Love the pretty china, too. I agree with Lynn, I love anything Johnson Bros.

XO,
Janie

Atelier de Charo said...

A wonderful setting! Love the centerpiece!

Willow said...

I love it !!!!

Willow

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love your grape vine idea. I also thought the blue and white transferware was great on a fall table. Joni

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a clever idea and it looks so pretty!

Debbie said...

What a perfect idea to wrap that broomstick with the grapevine wreath that way! I want to copy it because it looks festive AND pretty!

I actually love the whole table, especially those goblets! Oh my...

food for thought said...

love the pumpkin and blue combo~

Sandy said...

A great table and the center peice is so cute. I loved your dishes. Thanks fro sharing.
Sandy

Miss Char said...

I love your blue transfer ware and it lends itself well to your tablescape with the pumpkins and bittersweet. How knew that blue dishes and orange pumpkins could compliment each other so well. Thanks for posting your pictures for us to share.

Dining Delight said...

I love centerpieces that go the length of the table as then everyone seated gets the same view and your bittersweet/broomstick idea is terrific! The way you lined it with pumpkins and candles is perfect. Looks great with your blue/white dishes too! I'm going to use your idea in a future tablescape!

DD

Beth said...

What lovely china! Love the pumpkins in the soup bowls too. You really like Halloween decorating, don't you, Sherry? I love both this post and your tea post...great creativity!
Hugs, Beth

Mimi said...

What a nicely set blue and white table...love the centerpiece.

Marlis said...

Love having a broom on the table.. it's great. The centerpiece is wonderful. I love your goblets...

Tammy said...

Such a nice tablescape! The broom centerpiece is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Tess said...

This table is lovely and your centerpiece is very pretty and clever. With all of the warm colors, those gorgeous blue dishes really stand out!

Alycia Nichols said...

That china...I'm telling you...beautiful!!! And I really like that pewter stemware! That must be a prized part of your repertoire!!! Fabulous!

Diann said...

What a fun table. I love that you used the blue and white dishes. they look wonderful with the little pumpkins!

Jacqueline said...

What a pretty table. The blue transferware paired with the bright orange of the pumpkins is just beautiful. I can't believe the variety of fall tables I have seen. Everyone is so creative and so different.

Celly B said...

What an awesome centerpiece idea! I love the pewter goblets, and Coaching Scenes is a beautiful pattern. Thanks for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty! Especially in the candleglow -- you KNOW that I love your goblets! They made an appearance on my table this week as well -- aren't they treasures? The blue transferware mixed with the pumpkins is autumn perfection!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherrie! I thought I was a follower but I wasn't! I fixed that! :)
Oh, your table is wonderful! How clever you are with that broom and the vines. What a cute spooking little table. Those goblets are beautiful!!
Love your poem!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

HollyC said...

I love your table!! Everything about this time of the year is wonderful to me! Thanks for sharing your beautiful design.
~Holly

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Very pretty... I love your centerpiece. Well planned or not, it's perfect sets.

Happy TS Day...

Greetings from a chilly Stockholmer,
/chie

Entertaining Women said...

Coaching Scenes is such a wonderful pattern. I always love blue paired with its complementary color, orange, for an autumn table. Thank you for sharing your charming table. Cherry Kay

KATHY said...

I love your tablescape!! It looks so gorgeous....Kathy

Connie said...

Just coming over from the Romantic Home link, sugar. What a darling tablescape you've created. Love the chair covers also.
xoxo,
Connie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!! I may just have to steal, um I mean borrow, this idea.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a favorite story of mine...wherEVER did you find the Bat Wing Extract!?!!! Whoa, I hafta have that in my Halloween collection. LOLOLOL

FANGtastic and artful decor!!!

Here is my Show n Tell link

mgster said...

Love it! Coaching Scenes is also my china and I can honestly say that I have never tired of it. I think it looks fabulous with any color. I've been using it with a sunny yellow tablecloth and napkins lately and I truly love it. Happy to see that someone else appreciates this beautiful pattern from Johnson Brothers.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh such a lovely Autumnal tablescape.
love
Alison
x

xinex said...

What a pretty table! I love your pewter goblets among everything else....Christine

Sarah said...

This is a delightful idea. I like the flow down the center of the table, and the blue and white dishes are a beautiful compliment to the fall colors. It's a beautiful pattern with the swirl border. ~ Sarah

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I do like your table setting! Thanks for sharing with us.
Enjoy your weekend.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your blue and white dishes look wonderful with the golds and oranges of the fall!!

Sue said...

I tried to unwrap a grapevine wreath a few weeks ago and only ended up with broken pieces of wood! Is there a trick? Did you soak it? Your table looks so pretty- I love the blue/white dinnerware and the pewter? cups. It's all so festively autumn~
~ Sue

Sherry said...

I will answer Sue's question for anyone else that might want to try this. Grapevine can be tricky to shape. My grapevine had actually been clipped and tied to a stick for a number of years in another display. So the grapevines had "relaxed", for lack of a better word. You could soak it,but I just wired mine to a stick in the shape I wanted it, year's ago, and that straightened it out. That was actually what made me think of wrapping it around
the broomstick. I looked at it and thought well this broom is a stick I stuck it on the broomstick and went with it. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments I will be trying to get to visit everyone back!
Sherry

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, so pretty!! I love the blue dishes with the warmer, fall colors!

Blessings!
Gail

Mary said...

What a clever centerpiece, with the bittersweet & grapevine/broomstick~ love your Blue Johnson Brothers paired with the orange mini pumpkins :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Great table! Love the idea of the garland down the middle. It makes it all come together a bit easier. Great goblets!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Pat said...

Wonderful idea! Love the broom centerpiece and the blue and white!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty table! And a terrific idea for the centerpiece. That would work great on the front door too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love bittersweet! What a pretty centerpiece and lovely, fall table.

bj said...

I just love this centerpiece. My table is very long and this would work perfectly on it, I think.
Thanks so much for showing us how to do it...
Your table is so pretty...now I am inspired to do a fall table with MY blue and whites...Thanks.
xo bj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherry, what a beautiful table. Your centerpiece is so pretty, and you know I love the blue and white Coaching Scenes dishes. The pewter on the table looks so perfect for Fall too. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Forgot to say that your Fall header is yummy! So pretty. laurie

Splurgie said...

Your centerpiece is wonderful. That's a really pretty china pattern. Great table!

Debbie said...

Oh I love this idea. What a beautiful table, and the china is so pretty too!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You always come up with the most beautiful ideas and make it all look so simple yet elegant. Love you dishes. The little oranges pumpkins just pop in them.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh...what a beautiful autumn table, my friend! I love your centerpiece idea...that's fabulous! I would have never thought to cut a grapevine wreath apart and shape it around a broom! Love, love, LOVE that idea! I love how all the pretty pumpkins and candles look around it too! Johnson Bros. coaching scenes has always been one of my favorite patterns! It sure does set a beautiful table! Ohhh...and your pewter goblets are fabulous!

Thank you so much for sharing this pretty autumn/halloween table with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! This was such a treat!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Jennifer Hojnacki said...

I appreciate how you've shown your blue transferware with Fall colors. I collect Hadley Pottery (www.hadleypottery.com), and always struggle a bit this time of the year to mix my favorite pieces with the browns, oranges, and reds of Fall. You've given me some great ideas!

The French Hutch said...

Your table centerpiece is so cleaver and creative. It looks easy to do and that is what I need. Colors of Autumn and candles make is so pretty. Great idea. I love your plates with the carriage scene.
Hope you have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful Tablescape! Thank you for visiting my blog, and your sweet comment! I am now a follower here!

Shirley said...

This is a very beautiful tablescape. I love what you have done for your centerpiece..so creative..I bet this post has the most comments than anyone in blogland...and well deserved too!

LYNDY WARD said...

HAVE A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!
BEAUTIFUL DECOR & BLOG...

Please fly by my party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

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P.S. This ring can be used as a Magickal Dowser...

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

It looks beautiful. Love all the fall colors mixed with your dishes.

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