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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall on the patio

We are still enjoying beautiful weather. It's cool at night and still warm during the day. It's probably my favorite time of the year! 
Once again, we find ourselves outside for a late night fall dinner. I was so inspired by all the pumpkin centerpieces from last week's Tablescape Thursday that I knew I wanted to try to create one myself. 

Layered a teak charger under a white plate under a wooden salad bowl. Rosewood brass ware yet again. You would think it's the only set I have!

Four different pumpkin napkin rings around a large color-blocked woven napkin.

 Amber goblets for a more hearty Rosé.

 A "designer" pumpkin on top of of some green Spanish moss.

 Autumn colored woven napkins seen better with a view from above.

 Instead of fresh flowers, a garland wrapped into a wreath shape surrounding the pedestal.

 Green votive holders

 Dusk has arrived, the candles are lit, the amber glasses reflect the lights above and the lights on the table.

The table all aglow.

 Thanks for dropping in. We love company. 

Tablecloth - pumpkin colored from Steinmart
Teak chargers - 30+ years old
China - Wedgwood 
Salad Bowls - Ironwood
Rose handled brass flatware - gift from mom
Amber wine goblets - Steinmart
Napkins - Steinmart
Napkin rings - Hobby Lobby
Green votives - Pottery Barn Chicago abt. 5 years ago
Garland - Hobby Lobby abt 4 years ago
Pedestal bowl - unknown (can't remember)
Green Spanish Moss - Wholesale florist

Tip: Do you have chargers on which your plates skootch around? My husband hates that, and makes no bones about it. Solution? Purchase some of the foaming type shelf liner from Wal-mart, cut into circles and place between the plate and the charger. No more sliding around! Marriage saved.

Please drop in at Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch for some wonderful inspiration! I'll be linking on Thursday! Your comments make my day!


Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my witches in the woods. Sometimes I think my kids think that I am crazy, but yes, I pictured it totally in my mind.

This table is gorgeous. I adore those napkin rings. The warty pumpkins are just fabulous. You really captured it in the candle light. I love the one with the light in the tree.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful outdoor setting, Marlis!

Debbie said...

Those fall napkin rings are the PRETTIEST that I've seen. Period. I just love them. The whole table is so pretty and so very much my taste. Love those glasses, too.

The only thing even prettier is the the table by candlelight.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Really love your night shots and the designer pumpkin:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great tip about the sliding plates! Those napkin rings are wonderful and your table is just beautiful.

Kuby said...

Just beautiful as per usual!

food for thought said...

love natural settings~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marlis, I love what you did with your table! The wooden chargers are the perfect compliment to that fall look, and I like the wooden bowls and flatware you used, the napkins, rings, white plates, and the centerpiece. That's a great idea about how to decorate with a pumpkin as a centerpiece. Very, very cute fall tablescape! Love your goblets, too.

I did something different this week. I went pink. Yes, I know that fall is fall colors, but I was feeling, well... rebellious! LOL! It's due to the fact that I've been cooped up with a husband who had surgery and took nearly a month to recuperate. He's better so I can joke now. ;-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Sandy said...

Beautiful table! Wonderful center piece and I loved the layered place setting, great texture going on there. Thanks for sharing.

D said...

Beautiful! Love your centerpiece. Simple idea, but so unique. The candlelight shots are just WOW!


Mary said...

What a lovely setting for fall dining! Love the photo with the view through your amber goblet & those adorable napkin rings! Thanks for the charger tip and saving my marriage :-)

kayellen said...

Outdoor dining is my fav~~~
pretty Fall setting :)))

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Kay Ellen

Sarah said...

Your table is lovely. It's the perfect alfresco setting for an eveing meal. Great idea about the chargers. Thanks! ~ Sarah

Deb S. said...

You sure set amazing outdoor tables. Just love your flatware, it is SO beautiful. You make me wish I had a Steinmart in a 200 mile raduis!!

Deb S. said...

You sure set amazing outdoor tables. Just love your flatware, it is SO beautiful. You make me wish I had a Steinmart in a 200 mile raduis!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful tablescape and so colorful! I just love the colors this time of year. Please stop by for a visit soon and do hurry before the fairies eat all the dessert.

Jan @ BellaCasa

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, Thank you for taking the time to photograph your festive table when the sun went down so we could see it in the candlelight. Simply divine!
I love that you did not just plop that designer pumpkin on the table but gave it the star treatment and made a fetching centerpiece.
Great job!
I love the teak chargers with the white dinner plates. What a beautiful contrast.

And your setting.... perfect for a lovely fall evening. Wonderful and creative post!

A Perfect Setting said...

Yes, we just had that problem last night, thanks for the solution! Love the napkins rings, adorable! Great job, thanks for sharing!

xinex said...

Your table is really beautiful, Marlis. I just love that shade of color. Lovely centerpiece!

If you have a chance, please come back and go down one more post. I would really love for you to see my ancestral home. Thanks...Christine

Alycia Nichols said...

Another fabulous table! That pumpkin is absolutely to die for! I love all it, warts and all...in fact, ESPECIALLY the warts! Nicely done!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Marlis, This table is beautiful. Your centerpiece pumpkin is so interesting with all of its warts, and I am always looking for new napkin rings! I need a Hobby Lobby near me. I keep scrolling through to see all your little details. I love the shots through the wine glasses. Linda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, I like this! Beautiful setting outside! Lovely tablescape! I have those same napkin rings, love them!

Great job!


xinex said...

Thanks, Marlis, for coming back, I was getting emotional when I posted it, lol...Christine

Style Sisters said...

Pretty! Love the napkin and rings.

Johanna said...

Hi Marlis,
that's a wonderful fall table. I love your beautifull centerpiece for the pumpkin and for the wonderful wreath with berries, artichokes and leaves. Love the colors. And the whole table looks great and especially in that romantic candle light. This rosewood handled brass flatware is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Greetings, Johanna

Entertaining Women said...

Did you ever think that we would think of a pumpkin as a designer pumpkin?....and yet it is a great centerpiece...it looks especially great on the pedestal. We're enjoying our lovely fall weather, too. The one time of year that we can count on nice enough weather to dine al fresco. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Marlis, this is such a pretty setting for your table! That tablecloth makes the perfect base for your chargers, amber glasses and pumpkin centerpiece. I always get good ideas from your tables! Thank you for your visit to my table this week!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Marlis...what a fabulous fall tablescape! The colors are so rich and wonderful! And I have to say...that TREE! I wold be out there under it every day with my morning coffee! Lovely patio! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Sherry said...

This is gorgeous! It is also my favorite time of the year. You captured the colors and beauty of it in your table. Love your centerpiece. How neat you have your table as a background.

Jane said...

I'm drooling over every photo! Your tablescape is gorgeous! I especially like the pumpkin napkin rings, your designer pumpkin and of course, those goblets.


Miss Merry said...

Amazing table. I love everything from your designer pumpkin centerpiece to your adorable napkin holders. Your colors, both your tablescape and your naturescape are so rich and jewel-like. What a pretty setting!

Life with L said...

Wonderful Tablescape. I am happy you can still enjoy dining outside. Your pumpkin centerpiece is wonderful. Those pumpkin napkins rings are darling.I'm enjoying the candlelight photos. I'm your newest follower Marlis.

SouthernGal said...

How elegant is that? Just beautiful in such a beautiful setting.

Christi @ A Southern Life

The Tablescaper said...

Gorgeous table! It all comes together and looks so autumnal. Love those napkin rings. Wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me!

I host a weekly meme called Seaonal Sundays. It's all about what the season means to you. I'd love to have you come and join us this Sunday.

- The Tablescaper

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marlis...

Ohhh my goodness...your autumn table is simply fabulous, my friend! What a view!!! That autumn orange tablecloth looks sooo pretty in the outdoor's light...I love it! Love, love, LOVE your pretty orange pumpkin centerpiece! I love how you elevated it on that huge pedestal dish! Your place settings are perfect! I have the same colorblock napkins only in slightly different colors. I have really enjoyed using them this season. I will have to look for a set like yours though...love the autumn golds and olived greens! The colors I have in my dining room! The little pumpkin napkin rings are sooo pretty as well! Marlis, you did a fabulous job of creating the most beautiful autumn table...simply divine!!! Thank you for sharing it with us today...this really was such a treat, my friend!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Laura said...

Hi Marlis-
I just found your blog this evening through the Tablescape Thursday party.
I linked to the same party-
I don't know where to start.
Everything is just beautiful.
I am a new follower so I will be reading your previous posts.

Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Dreamgoddess said...

How beautiful! I love your pumpkin centerpiece and the wreath.

Bettsi said...

So warm and cozy! I love the color scheme and especially love that garland.

Maria said...

What a wonderful table! I only wish that our weather allowed us to eat al fresco in the Fall! Love your use of color and Autumn touches.


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