Reading Raccoons, you say.
Another Fall Tablescape and I have to admit …I adore this one because of the reading raccoons.
You might say, where are the reading raccoons?
Bear with me and they will pop up.
I LOVE raccoons.
Years ago, when I was a little girl, we had a baby raccoon that my Dad had fund when hunting.
He brought it home and put it in a cage and we fed it and watched it grow into a big raccoon.
Yes, unfortunately all those cute and cuddly little critters grow up and because we lived on a farm, we were able to take care of it until it was time to release it back into the wild.
My Mother always said the raccoon would come back to drive us a bit crazy, but my Dad released it back in the area he found it, and we never saw it again.
Or at least I don’t think we did.
Living on a farm, one sees badgers, skunks, raccoons, weasels and all kinds of animals.
That is why I love these reading raccoons and they each have a place at the table.
I started the table with a plaid tablecloth, using a white pick-up truck as the center piece,
You can’t think about farm animals and not think about pick-up trucks, now can you?
And this pick-up truck has bales of hay, Autumn leaves, Fall Flowers and….
…….a scarecrow and an owl riding in the bed of the truck.
Looking for raccoons is my guess.
On each side of the pick-up are carved white pumpkins that light up at night.
Also, there are little pumpkin salt and pepper shakers sitting in a pumpkin patch by the truck.
The plate stack has a wood slice for a charger topped with a pumpkin orange plate and a pumpkin shaped salad plate.
I believe the two oranges are different colors but tie together with all the autumn leaves scattered about.
I’m thinking an orange sponge cake dessert for yet another orange in the leaf bowls.
What do you think? Too much orange?
The Flatware has brown rustic handles and the…. yet another orange,… napkins are tucked inside a flowered napkin ring.
I found the stemmed goblet and glass a couple years ago at the dollar store.
The falling leaves match the berries running beside the truck.
Soooooo what is the candle burning at the table?
The most delicious aroma of Harry Slatkin pumpkin patch candles with pumpkin spice.
From the full view of the table.
And of course the reading raccoons!
The little one is trying to fool the bigger raccoon. There is no script on his pages.
Lets sneak a peek over the shoulder of the bigger raccoon to see what he is reading.
I think he knows Junior is not really into reading.
Hmmmmmmm. Did you catch that?
Not quite sure what is says…but I am sure it is important.
Did you see the cute plaid shirts worn by the raccoons?
Love them and they are both different.
I know you will scroll back up to see Junior’s plaid shirt.
I did and I look at them each day. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my playful little critters for my Fall Tablescape Blog Hop.
Blessings Always and leave a comment if you liked them.
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Thank you to Chloe my friend , from Celebrate&Decorate for hosting this Fall Tablescape Bog Hop and to all the other wonderful Fall tablescape Stylists !!!
Tablecloth: Marshalls, a few years ago
Wood slices: EBAY, a few years ago
Orange Dinner Plates: Bed, Bath & Beyond, at least 10 years ago
Pumpkin Salad Plates: EBAY last year
Flatware: Old Time Pottery, a few years ago
Orange Napkins: World Market, last year
Fall Leaf Glassware: Dollar Store last year, I think, I also have squatty goblets to match those on the table
Napkin Rings: Pier 1, last year
Harry Slatkin pumpkin candle: Harry Slatkin website online.
Little owl: Pier 1, last year
Pick-up truck, white carved pumpkins, AND reading raccoons: Valerie Parhill Collection QVC, a couple months ago
Berry garland: Michael’s, a couple months ago
Stick scarecrow, leaves and flowers: Dollar store, last month
Have a great and wonderful day!