Monday, October 16, 2017

Autumn Alfresco Tablescape

In looking at the 10-day weather forecast, it appears that my dining alfresco weather days are on the wane. Not that I'm complaining; no one loves fall weather more than I do, but I like to have breakfast out-of-doors, and mornings when temperatures are in the 50s make this a bit too cold to manage.
Over the weekend, I decided to go all out and set a pretty table on the lanai.

The flowers that I had gotten for my birthday still look as glorious as ever, so I decided to use them as the centerpiece on my table. As soon as fall hit, I changed the decor on the lanai to reflect the season.

Gone was the Tommy Bahama tropical tablecloth, replaced by a brown floor length tablecloth, and this autumn topper, that I made myself. I love the colors of autumn, and every one of them are reflected in this beautiful fabric featuring colorful fall scenes.
With the tablecloth in place, and the flowers at the center, all I had to do was build from there. Because it was a round table, I chose the same woven round placemats that I used indoors last week. That was my base.

I topped those with the plaid plates that I am so in love with these days, and, because I was going to have soup later in the day, I decided to use these wonderful bowls. Aren't they colorful and gorgeous?

The napkins are the same gold ones that I had used before, the flatware are of the faux bamboo variety that seems so appropriate for out-of-doors.
I only have two of these wonderful pumpkin mugs, so they were the perfect choice.
The yellow chalices were a gift from my mother about 40 years ago. You've seen these a lot, and I still love using them. They always get comments from people, they hold a lot of water, or iced tea, or whatever beverage I'm serving at the time, and add so much color and fun.
Naturally, I had to put a mini pumpkin in each of them for a bit of whimsy.
Because the flowers are still in my favorite vintage corn picture, I had to make use of the crows once again.
I had such fun dining at this table. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Here are my sources:
Brown floor length tablecloth -
Gold napkins -
  Round woven placemats - World Market
Plaid dinner plates - Pier 1
Soup bowls - David Harden “Autumn Splendor” pattern
Pumpkin mugs - Starbucks, many years ago
Yellow chalices - gift for my mother
Bamboo flatware - eBay
Vintage corn picture - eBay
Flowers - Secret Admirer

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Thelma said...

Everything is beautiful about this table setting. I especially like the tablecloth. Lovey Fall colours.

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your Fall table is lovely. Love that corn pitcher!

annies home said...

love the plates, so very attractive. I have been looking for a fall set myself thanks for sharing
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Sandra Lee said...

Beautiful table and I love the colors. Hopefully I can find some of those plaid plates. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Pattie,
Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this post was featured in the Create, Bake, Grow & Gather link party Fall Feature magazine at
I thank you for your contributions to the party.
Hugs, Kerryanne