The pumpkins are all plastic, terrible I know, but it isn't easy around here to find real ones (at least not in past years), so my collection of plastic ones do a good job, and in any case, real ones don't like living under glass domes! The little fellow in the apothecary jar is a Christmas tree decoration really, but he looks cute in the jar for now.
These little dishes were bought on holiday this year and are tiny, just about 2 inches across I would guess, they have no purpose other than to look pretty! Below is one of my pyrex bowls, I don't have any in autumn colours, but I think that the gooseberry pattern on this bowl does well enough for this time of year.
Does anyone know what these dried "fruits" are? I thought when I bought the packet they were little tiny chillies, but when I took them out they seemed more like dried tomatoes. It is a mystery, but they do duty for autumn and have a pumpkin feel.
The "red apples" in the dish below are candles that I bought years ago in a sale, they come in and out of their boxes every year at this time, but I never burn them. The green hurricane lamp has a pear candle, there used to be two of them, but I burned one, it didn't burn well, that is why I decided not to burn any of the other fruit candles. I also have some orange ones that look like pumpkins as I have never seen orange apples, but I didn't use them this year.
This is my dining table before I added my autumn mandala. The apples are plastic again I'm afraid, but they come out year after year! I guess for me autumn decorating is a sort of harvest theme as much as anything, combined with a few leaves here and there - as you have already seen!
This is the table with my mandala added! The little niche in the picture below is a "serving hatch" that goes through to the kitchen. We never use it as if it is uncovered there is a howling draught from the kitchen. When we moved here there was a really big (about 2 feet by 3 feet) hole through the wall to the kitchen which we filled in. I didn't want to have anything, but I was talked into this, and now I wish it wasn't there. Perhaps one day it will get filled in! In the meantime I make use of it as a place to decorate!
Of course you have already seen the fireplace with my bunting and wreath! I am still enjoying looking at it.
Once I add my Halloween items (I only have a few) things will look different again so no doubt I will