Its funny how you can have something right under your nose and not notice its value for a really long time. I find this happening to myself often in my surroundings. For years, we have spent a lot of time ignoring the back 1/2 acre of our property. It was unkempt and unloved. A couple of years ago we started to improve the area, adding a chicken coop, a goat house, and a treehouse. But, there was a large part, 2/3 of the property that we never used and the weeds and grasses ran wild. As I was thinking about some ideas for fall dining this year, I looked out at the field from my goats property and noticed how lovely the golden grass was, knee high and unkempt.
I decided to let my mind run wild and create a new place where we could enjoy some fall dining with friends and with our kids. I had my kids help carry one of our outdoor tables to the “north 40” as we call it. Immediately I was excited. With view of Bryce Canyon in the background, and hay fields on all sides, I suddenly realized what I had, and it was beautiful!
So, as any normal person does, you grab a couple fall inspired items and see what you can do. And this is what I came up with for a simple evening fall dining idea.
The gorgeous oranges, browns, and yellows in the grasses and leaves are intoxicating and immediately give that fall feel. You can feel the crisp air and the long shadow evenings.
I grabbed a simple pumpkin from the garden to see how my new cinderella pumpkins perform. I am pretty much smitten with them, and I have about 10 in the garden right now. I could not be more thrilled.
I used some canvas drop cloths as the table runner for the table. I love, love, love using canvas drop cloths. I seriously could not live without them.
These gorgeous golden leaves are from one of our trees in the yard. The minute there is any crisp air in the mornings, they begin to turn the most beautiful colors of yellow, gold, orange, pink, and red.
Who knew that an abandoned piece of property full of tall grass and weeds could really become such a gorgeous setting for a fall dining spot. I mean, come on!
And my gosh, that pumpkin. I cannot wait to use them all over my porch in a couple weeks.
I know this post may seem a little simple. No DIYs or recipes. But right now I am knee deep in discovering inspired color pallets and other fall inspiration. Plus, I want to share that with you. When I find something I fall in love with or become excited about, I want to share it in hopes that maybe someone else is looking for that exact color scheme or simple table scape idea.
I love creating outdoor table scapes and you can see more of them below:
How about more fall dining ideas?