Sunday, September 30, 2012

Backyard Fall Luncheon

I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather we have been having lately and set up a tablescape in our backyard.

Perhaps, it will inspire you to invite a few friends over and enjoy a bit of the great outdoors while sharing a bite to eat.

We are fortunate in that the property behind us has never been developed and affords us a scenic wooded area and some privacy.

My tablescape features three of these wooden pedestal hurricane candle holders that I've had for awhile now.
 (Got mine at Pharmasave but I've recently seen them at Home Outfitters) 

 I added orange pillars and sprigs of faux berries inside them.

Naturally, I brought out my leaf bowls that I got at Walmart last year.

Amber stemware, copper coloured chargers, large orange plates, pale yellow salad plates and gold-en flatware complete the place setting.

I love the rustic-ness of this wooden pumpkin I picked up at HomeSense a few weeks ago.

A leaf garland (also from HomeSense lately ) winds its way along the table, topped with some berry picks and pumpkin sprays.

Berry sprigs (cut from long garland purchased at Michael's) also act as napkin rings on brown napkins with a soup spoon at the ready for the first course.

A brown tablecloth and gold/brown runner (HomeSense recently) are the background for this fall display of decorative items and dishes.

A view from the side...

I imagine the guests lingering and conversation continuing as the warm fall day turns to evening....
...there's a chill in the air but the candles burn brighter and the glowing ambiance warms the heart.

Hope you've enjoyed this example of a table set for a backyard luncheon and found some inspiration for a fall tablescape whether its indoors or out!

I'll be linking this post to these terrific blog parties:

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


  1. This is such a beautiful outdoor setting! All of the gorgeous oranges and golds make everything feel so warm and inviting! Very pretty!

  2. I just love a table set outdoors; and yours is just lovely. Do I see a healthy plot of raspberries in the background??

  3. I think you will be having trouble getting your guests to leave!! I could just sit there all day (and half the night!) relaxing and chatting.

  4. Your table is amazingly beautiful! I have been looking through some of your posts and I just love your creativity. I am your newest follower, please come visit. I would be honored if you would decide to follow me back. I think that we have a lot in common. Have a lovely week, Connie :)

  5. Isn't this pretty. I love the fall and we have had beautiful weather but I wouldn't have thought of this.
    You have put so much on the table yet it doesn't seem crowded or busy.
    A visual feast.

  6. Beautiful fall day and a lovely table makes it even more so!

  7. Very pretty! What a lovely place to enjoy a meal! I used to have undeveloped property behind my house. One morning I woke up to trees falling. They pulp wooded the land. It was so sad! After 6 or 7 years it seems to be recovering.

  8. Wow, such a gorgeous outdoor setting, bet you love looking at the trees all year round. Love the hurricanes and the orange pillars. All of your elements are just delightful.

  9. I know that anyone would love to go to a party like this! Seriously! You have the prettiest ideas!

    Thank you for inspiring me today!


  10. Beautiful table, those candle holders are beautiful.Thanks so much for visiting.

  11. Hi DD!
    What a beautiful Fall table. I love those bowls and the scenery is just gorgeous. Wonderful pics of such an inviting table.
    Come over and link up at Let's Dish!
    The party started at 7. Every Wed night.
    So good to see you again!

  12. I'm so in love with the rich and glorious colors of this tablescape.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. You are woman after my own heart who also loves a lush full centerpiece and I LOVE yours. Those candle pillars are amazing and that pumpkin caught my eye immediately. Just beautiful. I love your style and am a new follower. Dianne

  14. Your table is so gorgeous! And your backyard is so refreshing and beautiful. What a lovely way to enjoy your delightful menu.

    Jocelyn @

  15. Wow...what a LUSH centerpiece!!!!! I love it! This really captures the spirit of the season!!! I really like the wooden pedestals with those squatty glass hurricanes. There's something about squatty glass things that I really like. Your stemware looks so delicate...very pretty! You did a great job with the napkin treatment, too!!! You ARE very blessed to have the wooded area behind your home. It's the perfect backdrop for this serenely beautiful tablescape! Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Fall!

  16. Your table looks like a fantastic place to spend a fall evening, sipping a glass of wine or hot apple cider! :)

    Love the cozy look!

  17. Beautifully done with such a flair for Fall. The napkin is lovely and I do adore the candles with the hurricanes. The view makes it very special.

  18. This is absolutely beautiful and one of the most autumnal table I have ever seen. The color palette is gorgous!!

  19. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. What a welcoming fall table. Love the centerpiece.

  21. I saw this link on your sidebar and had to jump over here! I LOVE FALL and love doing Fall tables too. Love those hurricanes, and you embellished them beautifully! Great wooden pumpkin too!


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