“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”
Welcome to our picnic edition of Tablescape Tuesday! In the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, there is one thing very predictable: our weather is unpredictable! Sunday was unusually warm and glorious, so we decided to take advantage of one more opportunity to eat outdoors before it turns too cold. Having shared our traditional after church lunch with family, we decided on a light picnic of fruit and cheese. I share a fondness of alfresco dining with the French and Italians! You can see a few alfresco tablescapes that I have done here:
And who knows…with our unpredictable weather we may have Christmas Dinner outdoors!
“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne
The tray is an antique oak bed tray that I have had for years and it’s legs are folded down for our picnic. I bought the quilt at a fundraising auction for Seth’s school quite a few years ago.
The basket holds a special memory. Seth called one morning and said, “I need a picnic basket.” I located one in Birmingham. Later that week, he took the lovely Allison to Little River Canyon with the picnic basket full of goodies. He set up a video camera on a beautiful outcropping of rocks and got down on one knee and popped the question! You can see wedding photos here: Tablescape Tuesday: The Wedding Edition and The Wedding Edition Part Two. The lantern, along with three more is always found on the steps of our kitchen porch at Christmas.
Butch’s Taylor guitar that he makes the most beautiful music on!
The late afternoon sunlight cast a pretty light on our little picnic!
Cute sugar cookies from the bakery–and delicious, I might add!
I have enjoyed using the dome stands that I ordered from a catalog?? They fit beautifully in tablescapes!
The last of the season’s zinnias!
A plate of pears showing off their autumnal beauty!
We went casual for our picnic for two–this is how everyday living looks!
A few favorite things: leopard throw, coffee table book by Betty Lou Phillips, and the needlepoint deer pillow! A closer look and you can see the mother of pearl dessert knives that I found last week at a bargain!
Had to include this cool pic of the bicycle’s spokes reflected on Butch’s guitar
My favorite singer of all time. So enjoyed his little mini-concert of some of our favorite John Denver songs!
Katy’s Nana gave me the cute 3-wheel bicycle. You may see more of it!
People in the South (us included) love old fashioned hoop cheese!
Last year, Butch and I celebrated our fortieth anniversary and Seth gifted us with an afternoon of outdoor photos on our “piece of heaven in the foothills of the Appalachians”. This pic was taken where we shared our picnic!
As always, a warm thank you for sharing our everyday living!
Butch and Pam
“The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.”