Tablescape Tuesday: In Every Season

“So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭8:6-8‬ 

You can probably tell by now that one of our favorite ways to dine at home is outdoors.  Anytime the weather permits,  you can usually find us outside at dinner time!  Saturday evening was cooler, so I carted everything out to the garden so we could enjoy God’s creation and His lovely sunset!  With the promise of cooler temperatures, so is the promise of more outdoor tablescapes!  Hope you won’t mind!   As autumn approaches, the sunlight changes, it reminds me of the light often spoken about by artists!   The inspiration for this setting in the garden is the olive tablecloth and plates with olives, tomatoes, artichokes, and eggplants!  I use olive oil for cooking, especially roasting  vegetables…and is there anything better than good focaccia with olive oil?  The rattan chargers add texture and the use of patterns and colors give the setting a casual look!  I incorporated olive oil and olives as part of the centerpiece. We usually have a bottle of olive oil on our table.  Butch says,  “olive oil makes everything taste better!”  The napkins are folded in a fleur de lis with the flatware tucked inside!  I found the dinner and salad plates reduced and waited for them to be reduced again!  Don’t we all love a good bargain?     Hearts on fire mixed with grasses from the garden give an autumnal feel!  The hand-painted pitcher with a Tuscan farmhouse and cypress trees and the jar with olives were purchased in San Gimignano!         Oreo, my photo bomber, always joins us for alfresco meals!    “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

The Details:
Provençal tablecloth – purchased in Sete, France at an open-air market
Chargers/glassware – Tuesday Morning (several years ago)
Dinner and salad plates – Gibson dinnerware Tuesday Morning (several years ago
Olive oil dipping plates -Stone Market (local gift and specialty shop)

pam closing

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  1. Kim says:

    This might just be my favorite table you’ve done so far. I love the napkin fold and how it “moves” in the same direction as those stunning flowers and grasses in the centerpiece. Your vase and pitchers are scrumptious, too! I vote every time for wonderful focaccia bread with olive oil. Congrats on your bargain plates…love those!

  2. Paula Monahan says:

    This is Lolly, Patti’s cousin. Not sure if Pam is getting responses directly or if someone else is on her behalf. Anyway, I didn’t see a Facebook link to share this post.

    Thanks, Lolly

    • Good morning, Paula! Thank you for reading and sharing! If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post, there is a place that says “Share this” and a Facebook icon. Just click that and it should take you right to a place to share on your timeline! If that doesn’t work, let me know! Hope you are well! Blessings, Pam

  3. Querida Pam, has mostrado un conjunto precioso. El otoño se palpa, la luz otoñal invade el paisaje…
    Me encanta el otoño!!!, siempre me ha gustado desde niña. Los árboles de visten de colores increiblemente bellos.
    Yo vivo en Madrid, pero no en la capital. Vivo en Majadahonda, una localidad serrana a 20 Km. de la capital. Es un lugar lleno de verde que luego se modifica en otoñales colores variados, y en el invierno se viste de blanco…y en la primavera las plantas lucen sus mejores galas. Me encanta levantarme y al ir a la cocina a prepararme el desayuno observar desde un gran ventanal que da a una pequeña pradera, todo el color que la Dios en su naturaleza me regala todos los días…
    Siempre es un placer visitarte.

    • Delores, it is so nice to hear from you. It sounds like autumn is lovely near Madrid! The view from your windows of God’s beautiful creation is a lovely gift. Our autumn colors are gorgeous in Alabama, with reds, golds, oranges, and browns. Thank you for reading. I visited your blog and listened to the beautiful music. Thank you for sharing! We love John Denver’s music also! Blessings, Pam

  4. Zuni says:

    Hi, Pam! It’s nice to meet you! Your Provence table brought me over…I’ve done a few myself with a tablecloth we bought years ago at Le Suquet in Cannes. And I agree–everything does in fact taste better with olive oil! Your table is soooo pretty. I’d love to join you for that focaccia dipped in olive oil! ~Zuni

  5. So incredibly lovely. Perfection in every detail. This setting is breathtaking on its own but with your perfect table setting, its absolutely wonderful. What a perfect way to enjoy God’s creations.

  6. Wow! our table and the surroundings are absolutely beautiful!

    The first time I every heard the word tablescape was from Sandra Lee on the food network. 🙂

    There really is an artistry to it as was evident in how you carefully chose the colors and the pieces off of the table cloth. You truly have a gift!

    Thanks for sharing! It was like a breath of fresh air to visit here today!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Beautiful under the setting sun! If I didn’t know better I would think you were in Italy. I love both Olive Oil and green olives! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Hi Pam, what a lovely setting for your beautiful tablescape, the colors are so rich and warm against the green background. We are waiting for cooler temps, hopefully will be dropping soon. While the mornings are cool and inviting the evenings are still a bit to warm to dine outside.

    And now, I would like to invite you to stop by and share your lovely post on Friday Features this week, Im sure my readers would love to see as well

    Friday Feature-Linky-Party

    Hope that you will stop by to share, in the meantime I do hope you will have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Sylvia says:

    What an inspiration for a garden dinner or other occasion. So lovely, I love your garden and tablescape. Perfect for Autumn!
    Visited from Roses of Inspiration!

  10. lelaburris says:

    This is such a pretty tablescape. The bright blue tablecloth is a great reminder that there’s still a little summer left before we head into the colder months. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Sweet friend, I absolutely love the way you captured the sun shining on your beautiful tablescape! My first thought was of Autumn 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

  12. hazelandverdie says:

    What a beautiful view and a lively, colorful table! I absolutely love the napkin fold and the texture of the chargers. They add so much to the table, truly! This would be a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy that focaccia! Also, I have to mention your beautiful kitty! I have a similar “helper” here! 🙂

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