Cinderella Pumpkin Centerpiece – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers . . . it’s a great day today as it is Floral Friday!

Floral Friday is when I join my sweet friends Lidy, Mary and Pam to bring you

some wonderful floral inspiration for you to enjoy and hopefully want to re-create

for your very own. If you are stopping in for a visit from Lidy, Pam or Mary . . .

welcome and thank you for your visit.

Please visit my friends below and see their amazing creations.

Just click on the link below their beautiful images located at the bottom of the post.

Today’s Floral Friday is all about flowers and pumpkins.

So grab your favorite drink and sit a spell and “enjoy the view!”

Welcome to my Cinderella Pumpkin Centerpiece – Floral Friday.

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I have found myself drawn to the softer shades of Fall.

Maybe it is because the Berry Patch House does not have as much natural light

that I am used to. Darker shades seem to add to the inadequate light, so I tend to

use lighter shades these days.

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I love Cinderella pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors.

Did you know that they are Heirlooms originating from France?  Rouge Vif d’Etampes

Hmmmm … is that why I like them so much?

I hollowed out the pumpkin which has a very rich colored orange flesh

and inserted an Ikea metal flower pot with floral foam.

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I usually start with my filler (greenery and such) first.

However, since I was just using eucalyptus for accent and filler,

I started with the larger flower in the arrangement, the pretty soft green roses.

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I chose pink spray roses for my splash of color.

At first I thought that I would just go with the soft green roses and white flowers;

however, I am a color gal and chose the deeper pink.

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White Stock flowers add such a delicate and wispy appearance to the arrangement.

I love how the Stock flowers can be placed in an upright position in the arrangement

and also placed to where they are cascading down the centerpiece for a beautiful effect.

They also have a very pretty scent.

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It is said that this pumpkin, called the Cinderella, could have inspired

Charles Perrault’s classic French fairy tale.

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So what is better than to add some vintage French books to the centerpiece

adorned with pumpkins (the Boo kind) 🙂

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Now I thought this centerpiece, being related to Cinderella,

deserved to be displayed on a pretty silver tray.

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The top portion of the white flower pot was showing above the opening of the pumpkin.

I wrapped some pretty linen ribbon around the pot to disguise it

and it also created some pretty texture. You know how much I love to add

the surprise element of the ribbon to my floral creations.

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Hope you enjoyed my “Cinderella Pumpkin” Centerpiece and now it is time

to visit my dear sweet friends of Floral Friday.

As stated previously, the links to their post are below each of their beautiful images.










Weren’t they just amazing?!!! … Yes they were!

I wish you all a most beautiful weekend filled with doing something fun

with the ones you love.

And speaking of love . . . If you love Country style and casual elegance,

I am giving away a copy of Nora Murphy’s Country House Style book

to one of my readers…for details go to my giveaway post HERE.

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  1. Shirley, There is no prettier pumpkin variety than a Cinderella! I love your romantic additions of the ribbon and pastels with the stock, roses and eucalyptus. Yes, Cinderella should be served up on a silver tray! I always love seeing your collection of ironstone and blue and white…so wonderful in the background on your hutch. I understand about inadequate lighting indoors and do almost all my photographing on the porch or outside for that reason. Alas…90 degrees it is WAY too hot for October to do much styling or shooting outside…hurry up fall! Once again, it’s a pleasure to join you for Floral Fridays. Happy Weekend ♥

  2. A very pretty arrangement and vignette, Shirley! I love the Cinderella pumpkin also for the fall season. Love the height you gave your arrangement and your use of the silver elevates it that much more. Very pretty! Isn’t it amazing how you are so much more aware of the lack of light in your Berry Patch? You sure compensate well for it with your style touches. Have a great weekend.

  3. Love the Cinderella pumpkin Shirley and the pretty roses are just gorgeous. Happy Friday.

  4. It’s beautiful, Shirley and I love it on the silver tray. Happy weekend, my friend!

  5. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Very pretty!!

  6. Your beautiful ribbon added around your pumpkin was very creative. I enjoyed the could be story about the Cinderella pumpkin inspiring the fairy tale.
    I love the addition of stock to your arrangement. It does have a lovely scent.
    Oh, to have access to buy eucalyptus, stock, and even heirloom pumpkins without driving a distance would be glorious.
    I always enjoy your creativity, Shirley. This is so elegant and inspiring.

  7. Beautiful Shirley, I have been drawn to the softer side of fall for most of my adult life as I spoke about in my recent post. For some reason that’s what I enjoy. Now trees, the brighter the better.

    I wish I could arrange flowers as wel look as you. It may be a patient factor

    Enjoy your weekend


  8. Beautiful Shirley. I love the softer side and the roses are breathtaking. Cinderella story for sure! Love this!

  9. Ooh I do love this. The Cinderella pumpkins are a favorite of mine too. The flowers are so pretty and go nicely with the color of the pumpkin and I like the height you created with it. Another beautiful Floral Friday arrangement!

  10. Shirley, your designs are always so elegant and this one is stunning. Cinderella pumpkins are so pretty and with your flowers tucked inside, it is Cinderella style for sure. I love the soft shades that you selected with the stock and eucalyptus and then the pretty pink spray roses stand out so well! I always enjoy seeing this beautiful hutch as your background. Your taste is impeccable dear friend and I love that I share Floral Friday’s with you!

  11. I never would have thought to do such a pastel arrangement with pumpkins but this is outstanding! The height you created is perfect with the hutch as your background. I adore stock and its fragrance. And I love spray roses. Your creations are always beautiful!!!! Just got back from the beach so hope to get a day to relax this weekend:) We had perfect weather, like summer and beautiful on the beach. It was still hot and humid there this morning and the temps dropped all the way home. It is 62 here right now!!!!! Quite a difference! Have a beautiful weekend. XO

  12. Shirley, so very pretty and love the arrangement on the silver tray.

  13. Oh, you are so good at creating these beauties. I need to learn how to do arrangements like these. Now, to find some time to practice!

  14. Shirley, your Cinderella pumpkin floral centerpiece is gorgeous, and placing it upon a silver tray is the perfect touch! The French books, candles and pumpkins add a beautiful element to your display. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous!

  16. JoAnn Mooney says

    Shirley, you ever Cinderella pumpkin is beautiful and such a nice change from the usual fall colors! Have a happy weekend!

  17. Simply beautiful Shirley! I love love the soft color palette, and the neutral pumpkins, just lovely! It looks beautiful on your silver tray too, wonderful touch!

  18. Shirley, I mean this with complete sincerity…you are one of the most talented floral arrangers I’ve ever seen.

    And Cinderella pumpkins are absolutely my favorite kind!

  19. Alycia Nichols says

    Insanely pretty!!!!!! Oh, wow! I like visiting the softer side of the season!

  20. Beautiful book, thank you a chance t win it. Would love it to add to my collection.

  21. Wow, stunning! My kind of fall decor. Love it!

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