Thursday, September 5, 2019

I am not ready for autumn yet.....

So many are already decorating for fall....and I am just not ready to say goodbye to summer!

Tonight I set the table with what I call my "September Mood"...pumpkins, but not in the traditional colors!

I began with paper placemats....

....and old chargers with hydrangeas....

...topped with soft pastel pumpkin dishes...

...and my hand painted wine glasses...

...and pumpkin napkin rings...

So, what's on the menu?

Roast Pork
Parmesan/Regianno Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli

Parmesan/Regianno Potatoes:

Cut 4 small Yukon Gold potatoes in halves.
Toss potatoes in 1-2T olive oil to coat.
Melt 2 T butter on baking sheet
Dip cut side of potatoes into a mixture of 2T parmesan cheese, 2T reggiano cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Place potatoes onto melted butter and bake @ 400' for 40-50 minutes

I might not be ready for Fall, but I am ready for hearty food!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Love the color scheme Patti. Those are lovely colors. Everything doesn't have to be orange. The placemats are so pretty.

  2. What a beautiful table! I'm not ready for Fall either. I love Summer and it just feels wrong to walk into Hobby Lobby & have it look like Fall & Christmas when it is 97 degrees outside.

  3. I'm not ready either!!! Where did Summer go??

  4. I'm kind of torn about summer - it wasn't a lot of fun over here. Maybe cooler temps will perk us all up! We need rain so badly, and the 100 degree plus days are taking their toll...

  5. I'm not ready either! Love all your dishware!! Have a great weekend, Patti!

  6. Patti, I like the soft shades to celebrate a gentle transition into fall. Pretty table!
    I have to admit, I'm certainly not pulling out the pumpkins and fall decor, but I'm definitely ready for some fall temps. Happy Weekend!

  7. I like the way the place setting looks and the potatoes sound so good!

  8. Draga Patti,
    Nici pentru mine vara nu s-a terminat. Singurul lucru care imi place la acest timp, este scaderea temperaturii. Caldura verii imi creaza disconfort.
    Apoi, ce vad la tine pe masa este incantator. Ador culorile pastelate si lucrurile manuale. Meniul e delicios.
    Te imbratisez cu caldura, Mia

  9. I love the colors you chose for the transition into fall. Lovely pacesetting. I'm not ready for fall either but last year I missed it because the temps outside still seemed like summer. I'm not missing it this year! Happy weekend Patti...........