Are you in “Fall mode” yet?
HH bailed hay yesterday with a heat index of 100+, so it definitely doesn’t feel like Fall.
Tomorrow…cool weather should arrive. So, in anticipation of a meal on the porch in the evening when it’s cool, I’ve set a table for the two of us. HH needs a little R & R, don’t you think?
Monday, when I showed you the peek at my new project studio in progress, did you notice the fabric under the thread storage bowl?
I made it into a table-cloth. Here’s a closer look.
I found this fabric on a $5/yard clearance wall while visiting PAM and HBD this summer. Isn’t it wonderful? It still looks summery, yet the pumpkins get us in the mood for Fall.
The gold round cloth under is one I found on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond a few years ago. I’ve only used it one other time, but it fits this table perfectly. Solid basics are great to pick up at deep discounts.
Speaking of deep discount, the price for these damaged napkins (repaired with fray-check) was a steal. Aren’t they a fun hint of days ahead?
I’m using miss-matched pumpkin place mats. I love mixing things up a bit.
With the tabletop so small, I used the side bench for extras.
Candles will be nice when the sun dips low. I found two matching old brass candelabra for $1.50 each at our local salvage place (Building Blocks on Facebook). I plan to paint them soon, as soon as I get the new studio ready for action. What do you think? White again?
With all the colors in the tablecloth, I had many choices of plate colors. I decided to use the pink bunny salad plates on top of PAM’s blue china.
The painted gourds emphasize the different colors, too. Painting Gourds for Fall is so fun.
I promise not to wear you out with these gourds this year. The colors and shapes are interesting and versatile.
In addition to candles, of course we want flowers.
Random flower clippings are good – whatever is in your yard.
Rather than a full dinner, surprise hubby with dessert on the porch. He would love some Muscadine Cobbler! To say it the Southern way, pronounce it like this: muscy-dine. Ha!
This table would work well for breakfast, as well. The little cluster of black baby corn uses only a little tabletop space, but it adds a Fall touch.
Cooler weather, we’re ready for you!
Eating in a different setting occasionally is fun, even if it’s in the yard. What would be a unique place for dining at your house? (Think porches, lawn, or indoor fireplace – for cold nights ahead.)
Have fun with it!
I’m sharing this post with Tablescape Thursday link party. Come and see the beautiful tables!
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