Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Autumn Leaves on a Tray

  πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ Autumn Leaves On A TrayπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ 

 Autumn Leaves On a Tray
Thank you to our talented friend, Katherine of Katherine's Corner.
If you are following our tour links and arrived from Sandra's lovely blog, a special welcome and thank you for touring.

I've had this wonderful Matthew Mead tiered tray for many years,
and the past few months I've enjoyed having it out on the buffet. 
At the beginning of June I added some of my blue and white 
pieces either side, and continued to seasonly tweak the tray,
all the while adding in a few Chinoiserie touches.  

MacKenzie-Childsnew Royal Toile pumpkin tops the tray along 
with one of my favorite estate sale pieces from years ago,
a sterling squirrel bank that I enjoy adding to fall vignettes. 
All the velvet pumpkins are from Hot Skwash. 

The second level features another MacKenzie-Childs pumpkin that has been part of my pumpkin patch since the Flower Market pumpkins were introduced several years ago.  I like the mini size.
You might notice our fall leaves here in Austin 
are crispy brown this year.

I had the lowest shelf styled as seen above, but with the arrival of the mini checkered pumpkin, a gift with purchase at MacKenzie-Childs,
I placed it upon a riser and tucked it in at the back.

I also switched out a vintage pewter piece to add in some fresh flowers using the small Nippon dish that had been my mother-in-laws.  
One doesn't have to buy seasonal pieces; use what you have that fits the theme or seasonal colors like the petite Limoges bird box.

A sprinkle of seasonal candy 
adds some tasty fun.

The tiered tray anchors the seasonal look, 
yet allows room for serving tidbits or sweet bites.

I added in more pumpkins here and there, and some useful pieces
such as this set of green bamboo dessert forks from Vivo Veronica. 
 The rich brass of the tray and small container 
also adds a touch of fall.

Fancy decorated leaf shaped cookies 
sit on a small antique Majolica cake stand.

The wonderful leaf detail on the pedestal and the bamboo motif 
of the brass tray are subtle extensions of the mood 
of the complete autumn theme.

It's been a pleasure having you stop by. 
 I hope you will leave a comment and 
tell me how you like to use a tray. 
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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Oh Sarah, I don't know where to begin! I love love love all your MKC pumpkins, I so wish I had the orange checked one they were gifting, so cute! I love tiered trays and you have filled yours with so many wonderful fall elements~ the candy corn is delightful and adds a nice whimsical element! The squirrel bank is sweet and the fresh flowers really enhance the whole tray! You have been a busy gal today, I have enjoyed my visits so much!

  2. Sarah your Matthew mead tray is lovely. Love the addition of the MCJK pumpkins. Your pewter squirrel bank is so cute. The cute little squirrel peeking out is adorable. You always add a touch of whimsy to your vignettes. The fresh flowers are so pretty. Like Jenna stated, you have been busy with two different posts.

  3. So gorgeous, Sarah! I love all your pretty fall details and the way you decorated your lovely tiered tray!

  4. Your tray is so pretty and filled with autumn. I love all your wonderful pumpkins! Thank you for joining in the fun. Pinned! xo

  5. What a great collection of comtainers for fall decor, Sarah. I love how you mixed them with other decorative pieces.

  6. Your fall tray is amazing, Sarah. You have such lovely MC pumpkins and accents. The MC owl, orange check pumpkin and that wonderful Majolica pedestal plate are gorgeous. No matter the season your vignettes are always showstoppers!!

  7. Sarah, I love everything you've chosen for your elegant Autumn display. I love the mix of colors and patterns. The silver squirrel is exquisite! You have a beautiful way of styling your vignettes and using a tiered tray is particularly effective. I'd love to find one like yours so that I could evoke this kind of elegance. I so enjoy touring with you!

  8. Your tiered tray is so lovely, Sarah. What a terrific diversity of pumpkins! and I love those sweet wee spoons that have! The candy corn is so colorful -- what a fun idea!

  9. I was especially taken with the beautiful decorative pumpkins you displayed on your tiered tray, Sarah. the mix of colors and patterns was great and added a lot of texture and pattern to you tray. Lovely.

  10. Your entire buffet looks lovely! I love your tiered tray & all of the beautiful elements you added, as well. It's great touring with you! Pinned!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  11. Your tray is styled to perfection! I spy new pumpkins! (I hope you will consider using my link when you shop online!)

  12. Sarah, your tiered tray is a stunning mix of texture, color and pattern. And I love the tiered tray - would like to have one for myself ;)

  13. You have the prettiest pumpkin collection *ever*


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