Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop: Under Our Old Oak Tree

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭

Don’t we all love a good party?  I know I do…and today you are invited to one that will start your week off right!  I am so excited to be in the midst of a talented group of ladies to bring you an Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop!  That’s 27 tablescapes that are sure to give you ideas and inspiration as we head into this new season!  Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate is our hostess with the mostest, and you will want to check out the schedule at the bottom so you don’t miss a thing! 

Long anticipated autumn is here and it gives me all the feels…it’s my favorite season!  Cobalt blue skies, delicious soups, the ever changing fall foliage, and the crisp air are just a few things that make this the time of year I look forward to the most!  Every Tuesday here at Everyday Living, you are promised a tablescape…in the dining room, the garden, or on our patio with our new-and-soon-to-be-revealed pergola!  But today, I want to take you out to a place we’ve only been once…under a canopy of trees in our side yard.  There is plenty of shade, and the breeze feels just right!  Please join us under our old oak tree!

A cloudy afternoon under the canopy of oak trees sets the stage for a peaceful autumn dinner!

The wind is always blowing in our neck of the woods, and on this hot September day, I was very thankful for it!  As you can see, the candles were not lit, but I was hopeful!

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Simple + Southern Sunday No. 101

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
John 1:1-2

“You’re the God of my days, the King of my nights, Lord of my laughter,
sovereign in sorrow, You’re the Prince of my praise, the love of my life
You never leave me, You are faithful, God of my days”
Gateway Worship

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness”
Psalm 84:10

Although it’s still scorching hot, there are pumpkins everywhere…reminding us that it is indeed autumn! Read more

Dressed In Autumn Finery

 “And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭

Hello, autumn! Since it is the first day of my favorite season, I’ve got some fun things to share with you!  Over the past month, we’ve had a lot of activity here at our house…there have been painters and builders and everything in between!  That means we’ve made progress on the work that needed to be done around here!  At one point, Butch suggested we make signs that said “Ladderville” and point them towards our house…there was a ladder around every corner!  

Our house and detached garage (that most people think is a guest house) has a shiny new coat of paint, the smaller building behind the detached garage has been pressure washed, the color of our wood siding is now Benjamin Moore’s “iron gate”, and do you remember That Particular Shade Of Blue?   My exterior doors are now proudly wearing “buxton blue” by Benjamin Moore!  But that’s not all…the long-awaited Perfect Pergola is over my patio, and hopefully, I will be posting it soon!  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!  Today, we will be on our small front porch, which you’ve never seen before…and yes, it is dressed in autumn finery!  Let’s take a look!
I love adding simple things for an autumn porch… pumpkins, lanterns, and seasonal flowers.

This twig pumpkin wreath came from Kirkland’s and it adds the perfect touch to the door.
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