Antlers, Pumpkins, & A Dough Bowl - A Fall Dining Table Arrangement

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The little taste of fall weather has been so sweet this week!

I love that bit of nip in the morning air.
so refreshing and energizing!

 I'm longing to break out my cozy sweaters,
although the mercury has to fall quite a bit more for them.

...and to delve into a steaming bowl of wholesome, fragrant chili!


I'm even feeling a hankering to take in a football game at the local high school.
And sports oriented is one thing I'm not!

Did I ever mention I was once captain of the cheerleading squad?
I knew zip about that little piece of pigskin.
But I was smart enough to follow the lead of the fans,
especially the football moms,
and hoop, holler, and wave my pom poms at just the right time...
 touchdown!  :)

And how about a trip to the grocery this time of year?
The heavenly scents of pumpkin everything everywhere!
I came across pumpkin bagels in the bread aisle last week.
Ah, the temptation was fierce!

So, by now you're probably wondering what all this rambling commentary
 has to do with this post.
Nothing in particular... other than it leads to another relation to fall...

...the time to drag out my old dough bowl,
antlers passed to me years ago by my step-father-in-law,
and the orange mercury glass pumpkin set
 to create my annual dining room table arrangement.

 I did change the arrangement by adding more subtle filler
instead of my usual rich, dark fall leaves and vines.
...and I think I'm really liking it!

If I can get the outside of my home dressed for fall,
I'll be done and I can sit back and enjoy!
...we're only half way through September, rush, right?  :)


Sharing Post At:
DIY By Design - Fall Into Fall
A Delightsome Life - Home & Garden Thursday
Common Ground - Share Your Style
From My Front Porch To Yours - Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
Rattlebridge Farm - Foodie Friday & Everything Else
Nifty Thrifty Things - Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Our Southern Home - Inspiration Monday
Dwellings - Amaze Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch - Met Monday
Coastal Charm - Show and Share
Our Home Away From Home - Tuesdays at our Home
Cozy Little House - Tweak It Tuesday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life - Inspire Me Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style - WOW Us Wednesday
CD's County Living - Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop


Thanks so much for the feature...

The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home

Uptown Acorn - Share Your Style


  1. That is one huge dough bowl and you've fixed it up beautifully.

  2. It's just gorgeous - ( and so is that mirror !!! )
    What a beautiful dining room - all ready for Fall !

  3. Wow! Your dough bowel is fabulous and I love your arrangement. Pretty, pretty dining room! All best --
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

    1. Oh dear, Rhonda - Please make that bowl and not bowel!! Let's not even go there! ;)

  4. Beautiful, Rhonda! Your fall mantel looks lovely too :)


  5. Your dining room is so lovely! Your dough bowl is filled with so much wonderful fall goodies.
    Mary Alice

  6. Hi Rhonda,

    I sense someone else is looking forward to Fall. Ha.

    Your centerpiece is lovely....I really like all the elements. Wonderful.


  7. Love your dough bowl arrangement Rhonda, gorgeous! I love the elements you've chosen~ I think we are all wishing for a little sweater weather :)

  8. Hi Rhonda,

    Love that dough bowl...Your arrangement looks so pretty. I just bought some mums for outside decor today. It is too hot here for the pumpkins so they will have to wait.

  9. Your dough bowl arrangement is stunning, Rhonda! I ADORE that mercury pumpkin!!

  10. I love your huge dough bowl! I have one too on my dining room table. Mine isn't filled with all of the Fall decor like yours though. I love how you've filled yours. I haven't started my Fall decor yet. But, I'm soaking up all the great ideas I see everywhere in blogland!

  11. I love your dining room table arrangement---the dough bowl is awesome---huge and beautiful all decked out for fall. I have to identify with you on the cheerleading. Me, too and I knew nothing about the game. Still hate football! Shhhhhh...

    Thanks for the visit! :)

    Jane x

  12. Rhonda, I love that centerpiece! The pumpkins look beautiful nestled in the filler and seem to stand out. I seem to have this thing for dough bowls....and for some reason, antlers! LOL They have been one of my favorites this year! Who knew that pieces of animals hanging in our house or laying around on tables would one day be an interesting decorating item?! :-) I love your blog and am now following you also! I'm so glad you visited and we got to meet! :-) Have an awesome Friday!

  13. I love your beautiful centerpiece, Rhonda! Such a perfect combination of fall decor. Your dining room looks lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  14. Your dough bowl is stunning and filled to it!

  15. Your table is beautiful. I need to find a dough bowl, because of such pretty arrangements as yours.

  16. Wow that's a fantastic dough bowl and your fall accents in it are wonderful! Love the colors you used. How nice to have some real antlers!

  17. Thanks for sharing last week at SYS. I have featured your post at this week's Share Your Style #32. I am a new follwer. Thanks for sharing your doughbowl with us. Happy Fall!

  18. Your centerpiece is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  19. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home!!


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