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