“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
Of all of the places I’ve been, Provence is the one place that begs for my return. Spending a week there bicycling would be an absolute dream. Can you imagine the scenery…the quaint villages, the unmatched countryside, and let’s not forget the sweet-smelling boulangeries. But I digress. If I can’t go to Provence, then I will just make Provence come to my garden! Country living has its perks in every season, but it seems to be at its finest in autumn! On Sunday afternoon, the weather was absolutely perfect for a little outdoor dining…and apparently the wildlife that surrounds our house agreed! As I was setting the table, two deer and a fawn stopped in the pasture to check out what I was doing! A few minutes later, two gray foxes wandered by to see what was on the menu! Both were beautiful and added a little excitement to our afternoon! You just never know what might show up when we dine alfresco in autumn! So, come on…grab a cup of coffee and pull up a seat in the beautiful outdoors – and keep your eyes open for any creatures that may decide to join us!Sunday evening in the garden…peaceful and quiet for a dinner for four!
The beautiful tapestry (made in Provence) was a gift from Patti, and was the inspiration for the table! Goldenrods gathered by Butch became the centerpiece – and they are our favorite wildflower of the season! Adding to the centerpiece are pumpkins and the cute bicycle that Katy found! My love of color was satisfied by the stack of creamy white and blue willow plates with the pumpkin-colored linen napkins juxtaposed on the mustard-colored background! The setting took on a bicycle theme, not planned – it just happened! Mini pumpkins topped each salad plate! Bees kept coming by to enjoy the sweet goldenrods! Oreo always enjoys Tablescape Tuesday alfresco! Sunlight begins to fade over our peaceful setting! The 3-wheel Schwinn bicycle is an added bonus to our little garden! “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Tapestry used as tablecloth – made in Provence
Charger/salad plate – Horchow.com American Atelier “Baroque” pattern
Dinner plate/salad plate – Willow by Johnson Bros.
Glasses – Horchow.com (no longer available)
Flatware – Reed and Barton Heritage stainless
Napkins – Vintage
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