I love eating outside during the Fall, do you?
There’s something about being surrounded by nature in the cool, crisp air, and then sitting down to a hot meal that meets all my feel good requirements.
If a nice fire is crackling in the fire pit nearby, well that’s just a bit of heaven on earth.
Festive Outdoor Fall Tablescape
In order to enjoy an outdoor meal it’s nice to have a table and chairs to gather around.
A blanket works great, but then I’d call it a picnic.
We found this wood table for twenty dollars. I had the boys sand and paint it, and they did so without complaint (little shocked). It showed me they’re really growing up. Perfect project for two energetic teens, and it turned out great. The legs fold down for easy storage during the Winter months.
I think we’ll use it forever and I’m on the hunt for a wood bench. As our family grows we’ll have plenty of room for significant others, grandbabies, and friends.
I love the idea of the boys saying, “I remember when we painted this table”, as they’re holding their babies! And then I would say, “I remember when you were that big and point to the baby!
Don’t get me started about all that, I’ll cry!
Life is beautiful, let’s just leave it at that.
Anyway, back to the festive outdoor Fall tablescape!
I found this great looking burnt orange buffalo check table runner and matching buffalo check napkins.
They’re well made and so inspired me I formed the whole Fall tablescape around them. Dahlias from our garden added the magic touch. By the way, if you’ve never planted Dahlias you need to try. They bloom in the Fall and are so very worth they wait.
See the open space on one side? That’s where the bench will go.
When I find it I’ll let you know!
I bought a few new pieces for this table setting, used some of my favorite Target finds and also used several thrifted items as well.
I love how it all looked lit up at night for dinner.
Always use candles anytime you get the chance!
We had a wonderful dinner under the trees and stars. I hope I’ve inspired you to take a meal outside to enjoy, and to take the time to add some pretty things to your table. It’s worth it in every way.
What to you think about dining alfresco?
MORE TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION
Save It & Pin It
(Hover over any image and pin it to Pinterest)
**Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.
This a beautiful setting and it will be fun when the boys remember painting the table.
Love your Dahlias too
I hope so Cindy, thanks so much for your sweet comment.
Maria, Your outdoor tablescape is lovely! Those large flowers are gorgeous and look perfect with the color of your table runner and napkins! I love how you placed leaves on the table! The pictures at night look so cozy with the glow of the candles and the fire! I know you are making so many wonderful memories with your sweet family!!
Thank you Donna! I think I’m liking setting a beautiful table more and stressing about it less so that’s a good thing!
Maria, this is lovely! Such a beautiful setting and your dahlias are stunning! I love that your boys painted the table. It looks like it will be a place where you will gather and make some wonderful memories together!
Thanks Lynne, and yes I agree. That’s what it’s all about making those sweet memories.
That looks so cosy in the dark with the candles, lovely look.
It was really lovely, and the kids behaved well for dinner!