Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Heirloom Pumpkin Fall Centerpiece

Wow your guests with an elegant fall centerpiece utilizing a real heirloom pumpkin and seasonal fresh florals that only takes minutes to create.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

With pumpkin season in full swing, I find myself drawn to the boxes and boxes of fresh heirloom pumpkins at our local supermarket & farmer’s market. I can’t resist grabbing one or two each time I head to the store. The types, varieties, colors, and textures of heirloom pumpkins are vast & endless. Which makes shopping for them so incredibly fun!

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Heirloom pumpkins are full of character and are beautiful all on their own whether they are grouped together at a front entrance, lining a staircase, or stacked on top of each other on a counter or table.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Today, I am sharing with you another way to utilize a real heirloom pumpkin to create an elegant centerpiece for an autumn gathering or for a Thanksgiving table.

Your guests will think you spent hours putting this centerpiece together, but it will only take you minutes!

Sink Full of Flowers

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies

These are the supplies I used, however the flowers and pumpkin can easily be swapped or changed for what is readily available in your area.

  • 10″ Round Musquee de Provence Heirloom Pumpkin
  • Glass or Plastic Vessel (Something to hold the flowers inside the pumpkin.)
  • Clear Tape
  • Sharp Carving Knife
  • Sharpie
  • White Roses
  • Marigolds
  • Chamomile
  • Ecualyptus
  • Golden Rod
  • Droopy Fall Accent Flower
Heirloom Pumpkin & Flowers
Fall Flowers

Creating an Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Starting the Centerpiece

To start your pumpkin centerpiece, you will want to find a vessel that will easily fit inside your pumpkin. I had this glass bowl which was the perfect width and height for our pumpkin.

Glass Bowl
This glass bowl was the right size and shape to easily fit into our pumpkin.

Trace the widest part of the bowl around the top of the pumpkin with a sharpie. With a sharp knife, cut out the outline of the bowl on the pumpkin. Remove the top of pumpkin and all of the seeds from inside of the pumpkin, discard.

Heirloom Pumpkin
With a sharp knife, cut out a shape at the top of the pumpkin big enough to place a vessel inside of the pumpkin, and remove all seeds.

Create a grid on top of the vessel with clear tape (see photo). This will help to keep the flowers in place when creating the arrangement. Place vessel inside the pumpkin, and carefully add water to the vessel.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Create a grid with clear tape on the vessel.
Pumpkin Vase
Place the vessel into the pumpkin and carefully fill vessel with water.

Adding the Flowers to the Centerpiece

Now the fun part, adding the flowers to the centerpiece!

Full disclaimer…I am no flower arranging expert! I like to start my arrangements by adding a few of the larger flowers in groups, and then adding in the smaller “filler” flowers around the larger flowers as I go.

Flowers in Pumpkin
I started this arrangement by adding a small group of roses along with a marigold.

Here is another view of how I began the arrangement in this pumpkin centerpiece. The flowers around the outside of the centerpiece should be shorter with longer flower stems toward the middle of the arrangement for height.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Keep shorter flower stems on the outside of the arrangement and longer ones towards the middle.

Continue adding flowers around the arrangement until vessel is completely filled in. I like to save the droopy stems like eucalyptus until the very end and add those to the outer edges of the arrangement.

Creating a Pumpkin Centerpiece
Continue adding flowers around the arrangement until vessel is completely filled in.

Finishing the Centerpiece

Don’t worry if the flowers in your pumpkin centerpiece do not look “perfect”! There is no right or wrong way when arranging flowers. A beautiful centerpiece should look natural, organic, and free flowing.

Pumpkin Centerpiece
Pumpkin Centerpiece

Turn your pumpkin around and look at it from several different angles. If something looks bare, add in a few more stems. If something looks off, take out a few stems and adjust until you achieve your desired look.

The important thing to remember is to have fun creating a fall pumpkin centerpiece for your home!

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

How to Style an Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

I placed our heirloom pumpkin centerpiece on a wood slice right on our kitchen island for our fall home tour. You can view our recent fall home tour, by clicking here.

I love the simple, organic beauty of the pumpkin on the wood slice.

Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

This pumpkin centerpiece would be the perfect addition to any fall tablescape. I created a pumpkin centerpiece last year for a fall tablescape in which I added candles and smaller white pumpkins around the heirloom pumpkin centerpiece.

Cozy Fall Kitchen

How long will a heirloom pumpkin centerpiece last?

Since this centerpiece is made with a real pumpkin and fresh flowers, your centerpiece will last anywhere from 3-5 days. Here are a few suggestions to getting the longest life out of your centerpiece.

  • Make sure there is no foliage in the water. Remove all leaves and any foliage from the stems that may be at water level.
  • Start with a clean vessel.
  • Cut the stems at an angle.
  • Keep centerpiece cool.
  • Refresh the water daily.
  • Remove any dead or dying stems to keep centerpiece fresh.
Heirloom Pumpkin Centerpiece

Other Pumpkin Centerpiece Ideas

I love this pumpkin centerpiece with a faux pumpkin & florals from Liz Marie Blog.

This gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece was made with fresh florals along with a faux pumpkin from Sanctuary Home Décor.

The Crowned Goat shares a quick & easy heirloom pumpkin centerpiece using a dough bowl & pumpkins.

I recently shared a decoupage pumpkin using napkins that would make a great centerpiece too!

Fall Flowers

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Fall Tablescape

Fall Tablescape With Birch Lane

A simple, stylish fall tablescape with new & collected pieces is the perfect setting for a fall get-together or Thanksgiving dinner.

Simple Fall Tablescape
This post is sponsored by Birch Lane.
All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.

Fall is here and that means more time will be spent around the dining room table with friends & family over the next few months. Therefore, creating a beautiful fall tablescape is a must for entertaining guests. Tablescapes do not need to be complicated or over the top to be beautiful & impactful. In fact, simple more organic tablescapes are some of my favorites. They tend to feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting.

Fall Garland & Candles

For our fall tablescape, I decided to create a simple, stylish, and cozy tablescape with pieces we already had in our home and then I incorporated a few new pieces I received from Birch Lane.

Fall Table Styling

Birch Lane has been one of my go-to online shopping destinations for years. I know when I visit their website, I can count on finding handpicked affordable, classic, quality pieces that I will use in our home for years. Birch Lane offers a variety of merchandise for the home including furniture, rugs, lighting, home accents, seasonal décor, and so much more.

For this blog post, I shopped Birch Lane’s new arrivals and Thanksgiving preview to add new pieces to our fall tablescape.

Fall Centerpiece

How to Create a Fall Tablescape

A tablescape refers to all elements of a table setting. The easiest way to begin styling a tablescape is to decide on a theme or color palette. Then include these key elements:

  • Tablecloth, Runner, Place Mats
  • Centerpiece
  • Dinnerware
  • Glasses, Stemware
  • Utensils
  • Napkins

Let’s take a look at a few of these elements and how I incorporated them into our fall tablescape with a little help from Birch Lane.

Fall Tablescape
Fall Entertaining

Fall Tablecloth

To start putting together this fall tablescape, I began by adding a tablecloth to the table.

This brown & white gingham tablecloth was one I already had in our home, which I thought would work well with the simple & stylish fall theme I envisioned for our table.

Autumn Entertaining

Linen and cotton are wonderful fabrics to choose from when looking for a tablecloth for a fall tablescape. Gingham and plaid are perfect pattern options for fall as well as toile, and one of my current favorites, block print.

Brown & White Gingham Tablecloth

These tablecloths from Birch Lane would be a beautiful base for a fall tablescape.

Table runners are another great option as a tablescape base, instead of a traditional tablecloth.

Fall Centerpiece

Fall Tablescape Centerpiece

With a Garland

The centerpiece of the table is where your creativity can come alive. Have fun with what you create to be the star & center of the tablescape!

Fall Table

Keeping with the simple & stylish theme, I used this fall garland from Birch lane as the centerpiece for our fall tablescape. I love the muted fall colors and organic elements which include corn husks, pinecones, acorns, ferns, and gourds.

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Using a garland as a tablescape centerpiece is an easy way to fill up the center of the table, without having to do too much.

Before placing the garland down the center of the table, I fluffed the garland to make it look full & realistic. I also carefully ironed the corn husks to remove the wrinkles and folds from shipping. Once the garland was fluffed and ironed, I simply draped it down the middle of the table.

Organic Fall Centerpiece

These garlands from Birch Lane are great centerpiece options for a fall tablescape.

Autumn Table
Autumn Table Styling

And Candles

To complete the centerpiece for our fall tablescape, I added a round wood slice to one end of the table and then placed three white pillar candles (of varying heights) on top.

Pillar Candles

To add a little visual interest to the pillar candles, and to add an organic touch, I hot glued dried orange slices to the sides of the candles.

I love the pop of orange this gave to the fall tablescape. I mean, how cute does that look?!

To make your own candles with dried orange slices, you will first need to dry orange slices. You can find out how to do that, here.

Fall Centerpiece

With a hot glue gun, place a bead of hot glue all the way around the perimeter of a dried orange slice. Quickly, place the orange slice onto a wax candle and hold. Do this all the way around the candle.

That’s it! You have your own dried orange pillar candles!

Fall Candles

Candle Tips:

The hot glue should only be placed on the orange slice, do not hot glue the candle.

Be extremely careful not to burn yourself adhering the orange slice to the candle.

I have only done this on a wax candle. I am not sure if this same technique would work on a flameless candle.

Autumn Style

Dinnerware

With the tablecloth down and the centerpiece set; it’s time to set the table with dinnerware.

Spode Dinnerware
Place Setting
Place Setting

I like to mix and match dinnerware for a stylish, collected look. For this fall tablescape, I used our white Wedgewood wedding china along with these Spode Delamere brown & white salad plates from Birch Lane.

I love the pop of color & print the Spode salad plates add to our table. It looks absolutely perfect for fall!

Cozy Fall Table

Birch Lane offers an entire collection of Spode Delamere dinnerware & serveware. You can view the collection, here. I also love these Spode woodland creature plates as well!

Dinner Plates

Fall Tablescape Napkins

Napkins are an easy way to add texture and pattern to any table in any season. Have fun with your napkin selection, and how you display them on your table.

Dinner Napkins

When I saw these adorable cotton napkins with frayed edges on Birch Lane’s website, I knew they were going to be the perfect addition to our fall table.

The napkins were the final element of the table, and I was able to use the napkins as a way to bring the entire tablescape together.

Dinner Napkin
Frayed Edge Napkin

To do this, I added a few dried lagurus to the top of the napkin. Then, tied a bow around the napkin with a small, cream satin ribbon with a dried orange slice. I love how these beautiful napkins completed our fall tablescape!

Autumn Tablescape

Here are some other great napkin options from Birch Lane that would be perfect for a fall tablescape.

Fall Dinner Table

Shop Birch Lane for New Fall Tablescape Pieces

Natural Tablecloth
Lace Edge Tablecloth
Striped Table Runner
Organic Striped Table Runner
Linen Table Runner
Bittersweet Garland
Corn Husk Garland
Fall Garland
Eucalyptus Garland
Reed Garland
Spode Dinnerware Set
Spode Woodland Creature Plate
Spode Serving Bowl
Spode Turkey Platter
Spode Ceramic Baker
Frayed Edge Napkin
Linen Napkin
Scalloped Edge Napkin
Frayed Edge Napkin
Gingham Napkin

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