Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkins & Pink – A Table of Hope

The month of October brings to mind not only pumpkins & Halloween, it also is Breast Cancer awareness month. For the past eighteen years Longaberger has partnered with The American Cancer Society. 15 Million dollars has been raised to help combat the disease through the sale of Horizon of Hope baskets and other HOH items.

We all have friends who have fought, or are fighting the battle and I set this table in honor of them  and of the women who lost the fight but remain in the hearts of everyone who’s lives they touched.


White pumpkins are my favorite and they are so much easier to find than they used to be. The little ones are the perfect size to fit into the dessert bowls.

As adults we are allowed to have dessert first right?


I know many wouldn’t think of pink as a fall color, but in my house it’s year round.


I used a combination of white and cream with the pink.


A mini teapot found at Home Goods, sits on a small pink cake plate. The doilies were made for me by an employee years ago.


A close up of the teapot. Isn’t it adorable?


A HOH bear sits atop a pumpkin so she may have a better view.


Click Horizon of Hope to watch Longaberger’s video for this year. 


A pink & white Tonquin transferware to hold butter.


The dishes :





The side board is set for a pink  & white fall.


Three Horizon of Hope baskets are featured.


The platter is Johnson Brothers  Historic America.The rim is decorated with oak leaves and acorns. Obviously I am not the only one who believes pink is a year round color.

White pumpkins can be so elegant. The lacy white ceramic one could almost be Cinderella’s coach.

White pumpkins can be so elegant. The lacy white ceramic one could almost be Cinderella’s coach.

It’s a great nightlight this time of the year.
 IMG_4417Please be seated.


And raise a glass to  a hope for the cure. Be sure to have your annual checkup and don’t forget your monthly self exams.


Stitch at you Soon,

Cast :
Chargers – Pier 1
Cream Plates & Pink Bowls – Longaberger
Plates – Johnson Bros. – English Castles
Salad – Deartis – HG clearance ages ago
Stemware – Lenox Monroe
Hurricanes & Cake plates – Gifts in the Attic
Lace Pumpkin – Quilt store – 6 yrs ago
Candle holders – Princess House
Pumpkin S & P Shakers – BB&B ?
Bears & Baskets – Longaberger

Linking to :
and then she snapped -  Show off Your Shot

The Dedicated House - Make it Pretty Monday
StoneGable - Tutorials Tips and Tidbits
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
My Romantic Home - Show & Tell Friday

Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday


  1. Great post. For a very good cause. So many are affected. I just pray that my grandchildren don't have to think about it. Your table is fabulous! I think pink and brown is really a favorite combination. (Maybe it's brown and anything?) Your transferware is Old English Castles, isn't it? So pretty. I really love how the red transferware is sometimes really pink.. Does Bernina still do anything with Susan G Komen? Just wondering and thinking of Gayle. You even have pink ice cubes.. omg, perfect! Great table, super cause and so much style!!! xo marlis

  2. I love your table! Please visit me and see my Pink Pumpkins for the Cure! Hugs, Penny

  3. How thoughtful of you to create a t'scape with such meaning and what a pretty one you've come up with! Naturally, one doesn't think of pink as a fall colour but certainly, you've made us think again! I really admire those who work with the colours of their home and can embrace something different than the more traditional colours of the seasons and you've done this wonderfully!


  4. This is such a stunning table! I love that you have done pink in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness. I have one Longaberger HOH basket and I treasure it. hugs, Linda

  5. So beautiful and romantic....and for a great cause!

  6. This is just beautiful? That little teapot is so pretty!
    I have a huge stand of pink mums, so I guess pink is a fall color!
    Thanks so much for linking this Let's Dish! I so enjoyed seeing .

  7. Thanks for sharing the fight for Breast Cancer! I didn't know longaberger was involved. The tablescape is so feminie with the pink dishes and the white pumpkins. That teapot was so cute it popped into my basket as well as the other pieces of the teaset! Great Tablescape for the Cure!

    Thanks, Pam

  8. Great tablescape that sends a smile right to your heart. The bears are adorable but not as pretty as that lovely little teapot. I wish I could find one to jump into my shopping cart. Once again job well done and totally inspiring. Pink truly is an autumn color!

  9. I love your tablescape!

    Unfortunately quite of the pics weren't showing up, though.

    I love white pumpkins too - and this is SUCH a good idea for this important awareness month!

  10. I really like all the pink you have incorporated into a fall table.

  11. This is beautiful and such a wonderful idea.

  12. Your tablescape is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this sweet post at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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