Southern Harvest Table

Submitted by Christi

Well, I would call it a Halloween table, except it is not very scary. Maybe, it is just a friendly Halloween table? Whichever, you call it, today’s table is this weeks entry for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Come in and  have a seat.

Come in and have a seat.

We're all decked out for the season.

We're all decked out for the season.

Gold rimmed goblets

Gold rimmed goblets

Golden Wreath china by lenox

Golden Wreath china by Lenox

Bailey is thinking I'm at it again.

Bailey is thinking I'm at it again.

So is Princess Grace Calli Cat (who does occasionally play the piano).

So is Princess Grace Calli Cat (who does occasionally play the piano).

I think we are being watched!

I think we are being watched!

We are definitely being watched!

We are definitely being watched!

The sun is setting and night is approaching.

The sun is setting and night is approaching.

The candles will light our way.

The candles will light our way.

The places are set.

The places are set. . .

for our Halloween feast!

for our Halloween feast!

All Hallow’s Eve is upon us soon. I think we are ready!

Today’s Lagniappe: Dracula’s Revenge
It is said that garlic repels the dreaded Vampires. No vampire could get past this garlicky shrimp!


1/3 cup of butter
1 ½ to 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 to 6 medium cloves garlic, crushed and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat until butter stops foaming, about 30 to 45 seconds.
Add the shrimp and garlic and sauté over medium heat, turning frequently until the shrimp just turn pink, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the parsley, lemon juice, and salt then stir well.
Remove the pan from the heat and serve.

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30 Responses to “Southern Harvest Table”

  1. black eyed susans kitchen Says:

    This is such an elegant harvest themed tablescape. The color combination is gorgeous.

  2. [email protected] Porch Musings Says:

    Love this table! I did a harvest table too!:-)

  3. Kathleen Says:

    I like friendly tables! It looks beautiful!
    The wicker pumpkins caught my eye..I have a lot of them..from many years ago..Lee Wards, long gone out of business.
    Do you remember where you got yours??

  4. Allison Says:

    Lovely table…and what cute helpers you have !

  5. Dee Dee Says:

    The small wicker pumpkins are so fun! What an excellent table!
    Dee Dee

  6. Christi Says:

    Hey Kathleen, I think I got them either at Micheals or Walmart. I’ve had them for a long time.


  7. Michelle @ Sweet Something Says:

    This is just an all-around great autumn table! I like the centerpiece! Great job!

  8. [email protected] Says:

    Lovely Halloween table! I did the same theme this week. I love the little wicker pumpkins. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  9. Nancy Says:

    Very nice. Your “dark” pics are great. We seldom have any light in Vermont and I am struggling to get good pics.

  10. Maria Says:

    Hi! I love the tablescape! What’s in the pumpkin baskets?
    Beautiful tablesetting!

  11. Susie Says:

    Very festive!

  12. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

    It may not be a scary table, but it definitely a delightful table for the season. Great job!

  13. Yvonne Says:

    Hi Christi,
    I love china, and your golden wreath dinnerware is just lovely, Sigh! What a wonderful anchor piece it must be.
    The woven basket pumpkins are so cute. A fun surprise!
    Thank you for setting a lovely table.

  14. ellen b Says:

    What a great table. I love the candle lighting. Those basket pumpkins are very cool!

  15. Tammy518 Says:

    Awww, such a pretty tablescape, and I love the Dracula’s Revenge!

  16. Ann Messick Says:

    VERY nice!

  17. Sharlotte Says:

    What a pretty table! I love your centerpiece, china and flatware! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Julie Says:

    What a wonderful table…Love it all

  19. Martha Says:

    Halloween looks mighty pretty at your house! Love your china and those darling pumpkins at each place.

  20. Dining Delight Says:

    I like your “friendly” Halloween ‘scape! The colours are terrific and it has a welcoming feel, a nice change from the scary!


  21. Kat Says:

    Hi Christy Princess Grace and the Gold Trimmed Goblets are so pretty! love your TST! have a wonderful evening.

  22. Kammy Says:

    Great table and I love your little guests !

  23. Cynthia Says:

    Love the pumpkin centerpiece. Your table is very festive. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  24. Brenda Kula Says:

    Love those goblets! Or should I say “goblins” at this rather appropriate time? Your pets are like mine, watching as I drag out the dishes and choose which table to use. Wondering what on earth is mom doing? Mom who sometimes eats standing at the counter? Yeah, I know, bad thing to do! This is stunning. The flatware caught my eye too. Beautiful table!

  25. Lori (All That Splatters) Says:

    I have a Bailey, too, who also wonders what I’m doing running around the house in rooms I don’t generally frequent!! 😀 Love the wicker pumpkins!

  26. Christi Says:

    Hey, just to let you know, there is nothing in the pumpkins. They are just for decoration. Thanks for asking!


  27. Rett Says:

    You & I have very similar china & I have extra salad plates that would go with yours beautifully….wish we lived closer so we could share & mix & match! My Mom & her sister did that all the time. They would each purchase coordinating pieces so that together, they could serve 24. We have a big family. 🙂

    I love your stemware, too. Very elegant!!

    ? Rettabug

  28. Bill Says:

    I must say this is favorite approach to a Halloween/Harvent table! It’s fun, seasonal, and festive … with lots of elegant, refined touches to wow your guests! Nicely done.

    Happy Halloween!

  29. Pearl Maple Says:

    Beautifully created tablescape to celebrate the change of seasons, the little pumpkins are the cutest thing.

  30. Jeanette Says:

    You don’t hear this very often, elegant spooky! Your centerpiece is lovely.

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