Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Mercury Glass Pumpkin Setting

Mercury glass seems to be very popular these days, but sometimes it's difficult to find specific pieces.  I lucked out recently, and found some small, mercury glass pumpkins that I've been looking for.  I had a large pumpkin, which I used last year for a simple tablescape which you can see here.  These have been on my kitchen table for the entire fall, so I designed today's table around them. 
I found this runner at Home Goods a while ago, and I liked the white background with the autumn-colored leaves.
I decided not to use chargers.  These plates that I found at Marshalls this past summer had the exact same colors, white with the autumn hues.  The pumpkin placecard holders came from Home Goods.
Shot of dinner plate.  The pattern is Leah by 222 Fifth.  Silverplate is vintage.  I'm not sure of the pattern, and I don't have the salad forks that matched, so I used another pattern that I think is from around the same time period.  All of it is Wm. Rogers.
All of the mercury glass came from TJ Maxx!
The large pumpkin is elevated on a cake plate, and garlands of leaves are placed around it.  Artichoke votives and pumpkin votives are also placed in the leaves.

Napkins were purchased from Tuesday Morning last year.  Napkin rings are sprigs of little faux berries and pumpkins wired together.
I love the glitz of these candles!
Wine stems are Gorham and iced beverages are hmm, I can't remember... I'll look it up and get back to you.
A few more shots . . .
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39 comments:

  1. Okay I know I am not supposed to covet, so let's just say that the pumpkins are on my wish list! Your plates are perfect. You do have a great eye for the sublime. Love love love this table. It's so my style! xo marlis

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  2. The mercury glass pumpkins are the bomb. This is the first time I have seen them. It is amazing how everything old is new again and mercury glass has made such a big come back. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful table. Happy Halloween too. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  3. Keep collecting that mercury glass. You display is SO beautifully! The dinnerware is perfect for this time of year! The lines on the plates remind me of falling leaves. There is so much lovely detail in your table! Such a joy to see!
    Yvonne

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  4. Oh, those mercury glass pumpkins are perfect for a tablescape and are so shimmery at night! I love your dishes, too. Great job with this. It's a wonderful fall tablescape!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  5. Beautiful table. Lovin all of that mercury glass. Funny, just a few years ago, we only thought to use it at Christmas. Now its throughout the seasons.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. OOh, great job! I love the mercury glass pumpkins! You made a great arrangement with them and the cute little pumpkin name card holders are adorable! Your plates have a nice gentle fall pattern and how lucky your napkins go so well with them! I love those sexy candles too! Beautiful job!

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  7. Nice collection of mercury glass...beautiful table. The runner, napkins and china pattern all complement each other so nicely.

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  8. Stunning!! I love mercury glass and your collection is just beautiful. Those napkins are wonderful and your whole table just shouts "autumn"!! Love it all!

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  9. Oh I agree -- how lovely your mercury glass pumpkins are. This is a beautiful table.

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  10. Beautiful! I love that silver with the orange. Very vibrant and elegant.

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  11. WOW! Your table is absolutely gorgeous!! Love your dishes. And the silver is such an elegant touch.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the painterly detail on your dinner plates...charming! You've created a beautiful centerpiece for your table. I think that garlands are always fun and easy to use. Great job! Thank you for inviting us to your lovely table. Cherry Kay

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  13. What a stunning setting. Those dishes are beautiful for fall and I love your mercury glass. It lights up the table. Just lovely!

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  14. Wow.....the mercury glass pumpkins are astoundingly beautiful. Your china pattern is just perfect for your tablescape, and I truly find it so appealing. It is simple but has such elegance to it. Needless to say, the pumpkin place card holders are just the cutest ever.

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  15. I just love the runner and the dishes that also have a white background. It's just a very clean look! I passed on some mercury glass two days ago, and I think I made a mistake! Your table is very lovely!!!

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  16. I love everything about this table, but those dishes are so pretty and unique! The mercury glass looks great with the warm fall colors...gives those colors a break. Very, very pretty!

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  17. Oh those mercury glass really made a big statement on your centerpiece. Everything is so very pretty..Christine

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  18. Hello...

    My friend, your autumn "mercury glass" table is GORGEOUS!!! I have a "thing" for any type of mercury glass anyway...so your fabulous mercury glass pumpkins are right up my "design alley"! Hehe! They make such a GRAND statement on your table! Your autumn dishes are beautiful! It's the first time that I've seen this pattern...they really are perfect for the autumn season! And...I love your new autumn runner! In fact, your table linens are perfect! Love those gorgeous autumn leave napkins!

    Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous autumn table with us, my friend! I sooo enjoyed it!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari

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  19. This is so lovely, and I think the prettiest thing about it is the way the setting looks against the grain of the wood on that table. You made the perfect call not to use a charge or linen under it.

    Very autumnal and gracious.

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  20. The table looks fabulous. I love Mercury Glass!!!

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  21. What a spooktacular tablescape!

    I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

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  22. Looks amazing! You have mixed and blended it all well!
    Our TJ Maxx seems to never have what I see other bloggers find!Boo Hoo.

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  23. I can't tell you how much I love this table! Love the mercury glass pumpkins and the DISHES are gorgeous! The napkins are perfect too. I also love the sparkly candles, a little BLING is always perfect, to me! Just beautifully done. A TRUE perfect setting!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  24. The dishes! The dishes! The dishes!!!!!!!!!! I WANT those dishes!!! Those are really great! I like that the color is against a palate of white. It really helps stretch the decorating possibilities....as you beautifully demonstrated here! You did a fantastic job of bringing everything together. A+!!!

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  25. Beautiful table! Love it all Thanks for sharing,Joann

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  26. I love all the sparkle on your table! It is very pretty....love the napkins and dishes too!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  27. Soooooo pretty day and night! I just love the shapes of your mercury glass pumpkins. I have to seek out TJ Maxx and see if we have any left. The glitzy candles are fabulous too and by candlelight, everything is magical. Gorgeous, gorgeous.

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  28. Your table is so beautifully put together! The dishes work perfectly in this setting.

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  29. Oh. My. Goodness. Those little pumpkin placecard holders are precious!! LOVE them!!! I love your mercury glass as well. Just a beautiful fall table!

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  30. I just love mercury glass. The shapes are wonderful. Beautiful table!

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  31. Your table is full of surprises. Mercury glass grabbed my attention. I want one! :-)

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  32. Love mercury glass displayed with just about every color. I noticed Pottery Barn has pumpkins, too. I think we have the same candlesticks. Your rust colors and leaf motifs coordinated very well with the dinner plates.

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  33. Now, I will say, WOWOWWWWIEEEEEEEEE!!!

    Those pumpkins will be in my list (death) LOL as I am not sure if I can get this in SWEDEN. Darn! I must come to the US b4 I get too old to fly over the Atlantic ocean.

    The candlestands are also in the list.

    Oh, BTW... you think, only those stay on my list? Actually every piece are.

    Hope you have a great day & gorgeous w/end ahead.

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  34. Oh my goodness your table is absolutely gorgeous and those pumpkins are so pretty!!

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  35. Love your mercury glass collection! Your dishes you found at Marshall's are perfect now thru Thanksgiving~ I love the delicate vines & splashes of color from the flower/leaves! Your napkins are beautiful too :)

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  36. Wow, love this table setting, thanks for sharing. The mercury glass items and especially those fabulous pumpkins just make the table!!
    Linda

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  37. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is goreous with your Autumn dishes !!! I also love your collection of mercury glass beautiful. You did a great job putting this all together for your dinner party.
    I hope you have a great week, with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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