My Outdoor Fall Tablescape…
I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I just needed the perfect excuse. So, when I decided to do this really cool fall tablescape blog hop, I knew just what to do.
I have always wanted to set up an extravagant and stylish outdoor fall tablescape that my family could enjoy. I was waiting for the perfect day. A day that still has that warm autumn air, but also a touch of the chill that is so perfectly fall.
This time of year is my most favorite time to take advantage of my backyard. The leaves are just starting to change colors, and my garden is at the height of its glory. As we spend much time outside harvesting our corn, tomatoes, and many other tasty items, its always feels like there is no time to enjoy the atmosphere.
So, I decided it was time. We were going to enjoy our fantastic fall backyard.
I set up our picnic table under one of my most favorite trees. Its a cross between a maple and a box elder tree. The wonderful thing about this tree is at just a hint of chill in the air, its leaves start to change to vibrant reds, deep maroons, and beautiful oranges. It gives me the fall feel well before fall actually begins.
Everything I used in this tablescape was either thrifted or re-purposed in some way. I find satisfaction in creating something beautiful out of simple, unloved objects.
I started with some thrift store fabric that I came across a few months back. I found this deep green, almost grey velvet fabric and knew I needed it for something. I also found some simple lace curtains that I thought would be prefect for just thr right project.
Using this fabric I created table runners and then layered them along the table.
The next thing I added were two twig wreathes I found on clearance because of some damage. I love the shape of these wreathes and thought they would be perfect on my table.
I placed a white pumpkin in the center of the two wreathes and then added a tall white pitcher full of fall leaves from my tree to the center of the wreathes.
I created these rope plate chargers the other day(there will be a post coming along soon about how I made them). They go perfect with my simple white plates.
The other day we started to pick the apples from our one and only apple tree. They are always sweeter after the first frost, which came much earlier this year. We usually wait until sometime in October for that. Well, anyways, I guess the good things about an early frost was being able to pick some very tasty apples. I topped the plates with a siple apple from our tree and a few autumn leaves.
I also made sure to use my log chairs that my husband made for me. One giant piece of wood, carved with a chainsaw into a chair. I am so very lucky to have been given 2.
Napkin rings have never been something I thought I needed, since, with a bunch of kids, I never found it necessary, but I wanted some for this table. I created some really simple napkin rings from an old thrift store book. A few book pages was all I need…(another post coming soon).
As I thought about what else I wanted on this table, I really wanted to create a “bountiful harvest” feel. Bowls of apples, and pumpkins galore. Now, I have a few real pumpkins, but I am still waiting for my home grown pumpkins that arent quite ready. So, I dressed the table with a bunch of fabric pumpkins that I had made a few weeks ago.
I also added some Aspen tree limbs to the table, dotted with white candles.
My son came out while I was finishing up and was so overjoyed by what he was seeing, and when I told him we were going to eat dinner out here, i just about fell over. I am so lucky to have kids that appreciate the little things I do, as well as the big. I honestly feel that taking just a little bit of effort to create a beautiful space does not go unnoticed by children. I cant count the amount of times my kids have commented, or taken pleasure in one of my millions of home decor projects. When my 4 year old tells me that the room is “fabweeous” I know I’ve done my job.
We came and sat as a family, enjoying our backyard, some good food, an amazing sunset, and an inspiring outdoor fall tablescape. I swear I would eat like this every night if I could.
We made sure to keep some warm blankets around, like this wool Pendelton blanket. You cannot go wrong with one of these.
My husband said it felt like Thanksgiving, and that was all he needed to say. This outdoor fall tablescape is what dreams are made of…well for me at least. I had the chance to spend a fall evening with my family, making memories that I know they will remember forever.
I hope they remember the love, the laughter, and the beauty that comes with spending time with the ones you love.
Maybe you see this and think its too much work. I for one will tell you, it is not. This outdoor fall tablescape was easy to create and cost almost nothing as well.
What would you say is your favorite part? I would have to say that mine is the bright touch from the apples. I love growing our own food, and being able to use them in my outdoor fall tablescape decor is just as sweet as the apples themselves.
Now, if you like what you see here, you should be super excited to know that there will be a handful of other bloggers posting up throughout the week! Make sure to check out all the other amazing fall tablescapes throughout the week!
Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop Schedule
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