Thursday, October 9, 2014

Outdoor Fall Tablescape

As promised in my last post, here is a look at the outdoor fall tablescape I created in our cabana last week.

What we call "the cabana" is really just a small canopied area on the deck in our backyard.
 We enjoy many meals out here in the summer months and on warm days in early fall.
My tablescape started with a centerpiece created using multiple cylinder hurricane vases.
Here are the items that I placed inside each one.
The place settings were kept very casual.
These plates have an embossed leaf pattern on one side which seemed perfect for fall.
A burlap runner, few faux leaves and pumpkins complete the table setting.
If you look "up" in the pic below, you'll see my candelier hung over the table...
...and here too along with a view toward the firebowl and sitting area.
The mini-lights and candlelight look pretty in the evening.
When dinner is done, we often like to get cozy by the firebowl.
Whether its for eating meals or a casual drink with friends, the backyard cabana area has made for a great social spot this season.
Click here to see more of the fall décor in the backyard.
Thanks for visiting!
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Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch
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  1. Absolutely gorgeous, so warm and inviting. fondly ~lynne~

  2. A beautiful spot that is so inviting. So cosy and appealing. Every detail draws the eye and impresses. Your photographs are very good. So clear and crisp. Love your landscaping also.

  3. I sent my Mom the link to your last post so that she could see how you've done your cabana area, and I'm certainly going to see to it that she sees this post, too. She's going to love it as much as I do! You have seriously put the hammer down on this tablescape!!! The centerpiece is wonderful for the season, and it really adds a touch of class and warmth. I have balked at using cylinders with the divided sections, but seeing what you've done here has inspired me many times over.

    It's great that your sitting area can be in close proximity to the dining area. Everyone feels involved and included and in the spirit!

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  5. This looks beautiful! I love all the special touches, and the firebowl is very inviting!
    Nif @ Call*Me*Nif

  6. Beautiful table and I love, LOVE your cabana!!! I would love to have a BIG con=vered area for eating and setting tables. We do have an awning over our deck but the deck is TIMY:(:( Love the vases. What brand are the plates. Very pretty!!!!

  7. Wow, love everything, would love to eat and relax there!

  8. Your outdoor area is! I do love those vases...are they specially made? do they hold the "inserts" up to float a candle so you can put the leaves and pebbles near the bottom? Thanks for sharing this great tablescape with us!

  9. The table setting is perfect for a fall dinner. The deck, and everything is so inviting and perfect for entertaining.

  10. Absolutely stunning centerpiece! I love repetition of imagery and it's done so well here. Nice job. Beautiful table... :-)


  11. This outdoor area is so inviting! I bet it is nice to sit outside and enjoy dinner by candlelight!

  12. This is those centerpieces! It is all lovely.

  13. That is so very pretty, Lori! Everything from the lovely centerpiece(s) to the plates & the beautiful candelier! I just have to say that is the prettiest cabana I've ever seen -- just an outstanding place to dine and relax!

  14. Love your Fall tablescape!

  15. What a beautiful outdoor area, I love how you have decorated it for fall! :) Love the chandelier!

  16. Wondering how you were able to keep the leaves down at the bottom?


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