Tablescape Tuesday: Warm Days & “Chili” Nights

“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:15-17‬ ‭

It’s the time of year when the weather can make things a little confusing.  Should I wear short sleeves or long?  Light jacket or heavy coat?  Fall colors or summer?  It can be a hard time of the year to dress, but it allows for the best of both worlds when it comes to dining alfresco!  On Saturday, there was just enough autumn in the air for a bowl of chili on the patio!  I guess you could say it wasn’t too chilly for chili outside!  I so love the beauty of the outdoors that I am trying to savor every moment before cold weather arrives and the only option is to eat indoors.  I doubt we will be dining alfresco when the snow comes!

I was searching through my linen closet and discovered this leaf-printed Indian cotton tablecloth that I haven’t used in a couple of years.  It is perfect for an autumn dinner alfresco style!

When searching the closet, I also discovered the quilted gold placemats!  As I often say, shop your house!

The placemats provide texture for the pumpkin-color dinner plates, leaf salad plates, and cream-colored soup bowls!

I was so excited to find these hand-crafted napkin rings last week at the Kentucky Artisan Center.  The artisan makes one-of-a-kind pieces from fallen trees all across the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

The handmade dough bowl is a treasured keepsake made by the loving hands of a precious man who passed away a few years ago.  It is a simple centerpiece filled with pumpkins and gourds!

The amber stemware is a go-to for autumn table settings!


The faux antler candle stands holding rust colored taper candles add height and more color to the table!  Have I mentioned how much I love color? 

I added a pair of orange Dollar Tree bottles filled with nandina and Japanese maple leaves clipped from the yard!


I love the colors of fall perfectly designed by our Creator! 

The garden has lost most of its color, but it still has a beauty even with the changing seasons!  

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

The Details:

Tablecloth/placemats/faux antler candle stands – TJ Maxx
Dinner plates/leaf salad plates – Tuesday Morning
Soup bowls/faux tortoise flatware –
Stemware/napkins – Department store (several years ago)
Dough bowl/napkin rings – Handcrafted
Orange bottles – Dollar Tree

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  1. Kim says:

    Wow, you really brought it all out for this one! Beautiful table cloth, Pam. You know I agree with you on the color factor, and I also love fall colors. I had a moment of worship over your table. God is so amazing with His colorful creation of this world! I haven’t seen those bottles at Dollar Tree, but they are wonderful! I’ve paid way more for the same thing in more expensive stores. I love Dollar Tree! There’s so much about your table that reminds me of Thanksgiving as it was “back in the day”. Not that your table is simple, without detail, but it’s filled with things from natural origins…pumpkins and gourds, antlers, the awesome bread bowl, golden flowers, and those napkin rings – what a find! It’s so nice to enjoy our cooler temps outside. I hope we have a nice, long, pleasant season of just-right weather. But then, don’t we all? 🙂

    • Kim, your comments are so encouraging ( I know I keep saying that, but they truly are)! Autumn is my favorite season, however, the Creator has made all the seasons with their own unique beauty! The table was really simple, I put it to together in about 15 minutes! Have a joy-filled Tuesday evening!

  2. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful! So many pretty elements, perfect for fall… the gorgeous tablecloth, neat antler candlesticks, and handcrafted napkin rings! I love it all! Our weather is crazy too! Was 66 degrees today, will be back to the 80’s in two days! Oh my! 🙂 …Thanks for the visits to my blog and for always leaving such kind, encouraging comments! ~Rhonda

  3. Dawna says:

    Oh my…what a beautiful table setting…you and I could definately be dining sisters!! I love the antler candle holders, and the handmade napkin rings. We have enjoyed wonderful outside weather here in Alberta as well. Stoppin in from Tablescape Thursday, hope you will stop by the country 🙂

    • Dawna, thanks so much for your warm comments! I just love autumn! I visited your hayloft dinner…a fabulous idea that you carried off magnificently! Left a comment! Have a lovely Thursday! Blessings’

  4. Jann Olson says:

    That’s exactly how our weather has been Pam. That is, until today when it has been cold all day as well. Your table is gorgeous with the pretty green grass background. Great job of shopping your home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Sandi Magle says:

    I actually love the unset table also…the bottles with the leaves, just enough to set off the season. I haven’t even thought about what will happen when i redo all the Halloween. Lovely patio, in Chicagoland mine is knee-deep in leaves.
    Thanks for the share, Sandi

  6. Cindy says:

    Oh so pretty! Love this time of year and that would be a beautiful way to enjoy the view!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

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