Fall'icious Party

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday evening, I hosted a Jewelry Trunk Party for a friend, at my home.
She's a representative for Stella & Dot.

Unsure of how many would attend, I combined vintage candlewick plates with clear glass modern ones for serving.

For table decorations, I added a white vintage pitcher overflowing with yellow ragweed,
to the already existing basket of gourds and pumpkins.

Surprisingly, the ragweed didn't bother my allergies as I feared.

Side Note: The pitcher was a yard sale find.
A hundred year old piece of an elderly friend's mother.

Made from scratch, Key Lime Pound Cake & Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake, below...

{I intended on adding a glaze to the Bundt right before the party, but I ran short of time, and instead literally threw confectioners sugar on top -- worked out just fine!}

The fallish, cut-out leaves linen overlay, was a recent find at
Mr. Tablecloth in Gatlinburg, TN.

We had a wonderful time of fellowship -- just us girls! :)

"October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. "-George Cooper


Linking Post to:

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style,
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch,
Share Your Creations @ Kristen's Creations,
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here,
Autumn Arrives Party @ Savvy Seasons,


  1. That table is gorgeous! Key lime pound cake, yummy!

  2. Gorgeous setting Rhonda!!

  3. This is making me hungry! The table looks so beautiful, and I adore that pitcher.

  4. It all looks beautiful! Love ALL of your glass plates etc. XO, Pinky

  5. Rhonda, I'm in awe of you! I've never given such a party before without help of my sister or others. You've done a spectacular job. I am gleaning edeas and enjoying your decorations. The cheese and cracker display is gorgeous, love that tray. Everything is lovely. I'm so happy you had a good time. Kathi

  6. Beautiful tablescape! I love the pumpkins and guords nestled in the basket! I'm sure everyone had a great time. *Becca* (now following along)


  7. Beautiful! Found you at Savvy Seasons autumn arrives. Now following.

  8. Your table is beautiful. Love that pitcher!

  9. What a beautiful party!


  10. I am not drooling with the foodie but with your wonderful treasures.

    Love the glass biscuit tray. I never seen it here in Sweden. One of a kind.

    TY for sharing.


  11. Oh my goodness Rhonda, your tablescape is just stunnning! Everything looks scrumptious too. I'm so happy to have found your blog! I'll be back again!

    Nancy's Notes

  12. Love this post - the party spread, the tablescape, the poem and don't you LOVE Gatlinburg!

    (new follower here!)


  13. Your serving dishes are just beautiful! I love the fanciness of the dishes in contrast with the rustic basket of pumpkins, and your cakes look delicious!

  14. Love the water pitcher. It reminds me of my great great grandmother's who brought it with her by covered wagon when she crossed the plains to Utah. Love it. Mom had it after her mother passed on and accidentally broke it when she was cleaning about a year before she passed away. She was heartbroken bz it shattered and couldn't be repaired.

    You do set such a lovely table all the time. I'm attempting to set a nice one for the homecoming brunch. We'll see if I pull it off :)

  15. So pretty and seasonal. Wish I could have joined you!

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the presentation for your party and I kept chuckling thinking, "oh, I have that same cake plate, oh, I have that same Asian basket, and I have a tray just like that..." It's nice to find someone else with the same taste!

  17. Is THAT ragweed??? I had no idea! We have tons and tons of it growing wild here in the Kansas City, MO area, and I had no idea that's what it is! I have often stopped alongside the highway to gather some up. It's just so pretty that I never suspected!!! Uh oh...maybe that's the cause of my husband's sneezing and wheezing. Better check that out! You put on a lovely party, and I'm sure your friend will want you to host many future parties! The cakes look scrumpdillyicious!!!!! Have a great weekend!

  18. What an absolutely beautiful table you set up!! I just love the basket with the burlap tied around the handle and that pitcher is just gorgeous. What a treasure to have! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

  19. Totally charming table...very pretty for fall and all of your serving pieces are beautiful. I especially love your cake stand!

  20. Beautiful and YUM! You can come make a party for me anytime. haha! By the way... so thankful my blog the other day was an encouragement to you. And... if you would like one of those pics, I would be glad to get it to you somehow. We'd just have to figure out a way to exchange addresses and I don't want to do it here. haha!

  21. I was at a luncheon just today, and a number of my friends were talking about Stella and Dot jewelry. Your tablescape is gorgeous, and the food looks incredibly delicious! Thank you for inviting us to your table. Cherry Kay

  22. Yummy! Love the fall tablecloth overlay! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  23. Rhonda, What a beautiful tablescape and the key lime pound cake sounds delicious. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  24. This post makes me hungry! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn D├ęcor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!


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