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!

Can you guess what the tablecloth is?  If you guessed a 9 x12 canvas painter’s drop cloth, you are correct!  The chairs are antiques that belonged to my hubby’s great-grandparents!  If you stick around here for long, you will see my sentimentality!

I am all about the mix…especially when it comes to metals!  Here you will see gold flatware, bronze dragonfly napkin rings, and copper filigree-style on the glasses!


Texture is always an important element in a tablescape, and the burlap table runner did the job!

The Italian-made pumpkin bowls are a recent purchase from TJ Maxx…and at a great price, I might add!  Spode “Woodland” dinner plates are used very often during the fall season! 

I had the cute Mr. and Mrs. burlap chair covers made for our son and daughter-in-love’s wedding!


I want to invite you to take your eyes beyond the table…to the background of this picture.  You will see one of our large twin oaks that is well over a hundred years old…can you imagine the stories it could tell if it could talk?

Pumpkin bisque with freshly grated nutmeg is the perfect autumn starter to a meal…can you smell the nutmeg?  Yum!

It’s very common to see turkeys strutting their stuff around our home…and it looks like one left a little something behind!

The stemware is vintage Fostoria and the copper filigree-style tumblers are a recent bargain find!


The centerpiece is an autumnal mash-up…seeded eucalyptus, 5 taper candles, antlers, mini pumpkins, and pillar candles on tall bronze candle stands!   


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

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  1. Mary says:

    Be Still My Heart Pam! I’m in love with your beautiful alfresco table and picturesque setting! Who wouldn’t want to dine under your old oak tree?! I love your mix of dishes, stemware and metal finishes that are perfectly showcased with your drop cloth and burlap runner as a foundation for the table. What a perfect setting for a beautiful family Thanksgiving too if Mother Nature cooperates! Pinning, swooning and sharing :)

  2. Marsha says:

    You autumn tablescape is so inviting and in such a beautiful setting. I love the soft colors and the natural elements. I can almost feel the cool breeze and taste the yummy nutmeg in the pumpkin soup. It is so peaceful and relaxing. A great place to enjoy such a tranquil table and delicious food.

  3. Wow Pam, what a fabulous kick off to our blog hop week, this is just fabulous! I LOVE the setting, it’s picture perfect and all your soft autumn tones and wonderful mix of textures…the candlesticks and many candles, the throws and pillows inviting you to stay and linger and lounge…and the soup!!! You really thought of everything, and as hot as it’s been, it was obviously a true labor of love :) Thank you for this gorgeous treat, and the trees and property are just beautiful!

    • Jenna, thanks for such sweet comments, and it was hot, but the shade and the breeze made it much better. I am in Boston, 38 degrees this morning and 65 in the afternoon, it is perfect weather today! Looking forward to your table this week!

  4. Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Pam, your tablescape is gorgeous and inviting. The setting is absolutely beautiful, and I think I could sit at that table for hours! I can almost hear the wind blowing through the trees and taste that delicious soup! Your tablescape looks like it belongs in Southern Lady Magazine!

  5. Once again, you have set such a beautiful table in such a picturesque setting. All of the elements of your tablescape are so perfectly suited for one another. The use of the canvas to be used as a tablecloth is perfect for your casual outdoor tablescape. The flat eucalyptus on your table in gray-green makes a pretty contrast on your burlap runner. Thank you so much for once again being a part of this tablescape blog hop, your tablescape is such a lovely addition.

  6. Linda says:

    This serene setting for a gathering of loved ones is just perfect. I’m inspired to move us out for a beautiful al fresco meal. Have a wonderful day. Linda

  7. Kim says:

    Perfectly stunning, Pam! The table, the chairs, the linens, the place settings, the metals, the backdrop, the tree…everything is awesome! You make it feel like we’re really having fall, even though we really aren’t feeling it yet in the south. Thank the Lord for the shade! Like you, we have wind constantly, so good luck getting those candles lit. :-) Happy Monday!

  8. Pam, your table setting is so gorgeous! Your use of natural elements as a centerpiece are perfect. The shade of orange/rust candles is perfect for fall. Your choice of God’s dining room in the own calls me to come visit and relax with you. Love your woodland dishes!!! Sheila

  9. Linda says:

    Love the setting under your large oak tree. Perfect for a fall setting. Using the natural elements is so pretty. Mother nature at it’s best. I also have Woodland dishes and so appreciate their pattern and design. the tall rust colored candles add so much ambiance. Truly a beautiful serene tablescape. Happy Autumn.

  10. Joy B says:

    Beautiful table! And I know what you mean about the heat this year – I’m in the N. GA mountains where it should be cool by now, and we’re still waiting on that cool weather. Maybe later this week it will arrive. Anyway, I love your table and my favorite things on it are those gorgeous tumblers. Just perfect for a fall table.

  11. janetlea62 says:

    Pam, this is just so pretty! Your side ‘yard’ with the wind blowing looks like Julie Andrews should belt out the Sound Of Music! It’s just glorious! So many details that are just gorgeous including real food! You outdid yourself, I see a magazine calling you!

  12. Pam, this is so gorgeous, truly. I don’t know how far you had to cart all of the parts and pieces of this tablescape, but it is so worthy of its special look you’ve created – magazine worthy, that is. Yes, I use drop cloths a lot, both in our antique mall spaces as curtains, and at home for tablecloths, napkins. Your new glasses you scored really look terrific with it, as do your new bowls with all the things you already have. Really nice job. I love mixing metals also, and fall is especially a great time to do that. I’m happy you’re part of this blog hop.

  13. Lori says:

    Breathtaking! This is spectacular in the table decor and the scenery beyond. The centerpiece is perfect for the outdoorsy setting and the dishes and even the table and chairs work so well together. I appreciate ALL your efforts in setting this up including making soup! Great details and design!

  14. Kathy says:

    This is gorgeous! I absolutely enjoyed learning where everything came from and what it means to you. Those copper filigree tumblers are to die for! Beautiful setting.

  15. Jemma says:

    Oh goodness! A spectacular setting and equally spectacular tablescape and I knew it would be too!
    Love your combination of natural elements and of course I spied eucalyptus(one of my favorites)
    Each lovely detail is appreciated and I am sure savored by your guests just as much as your tasty soup.
    To sit beneath this old Oak tree and appreciate good conversation and nature would be a blessing indeed.

  16. Kim says:

    Beautiful alfresco setting! I can almost feel the warmth of the sun mixed with the soft breeze. Every detail is perfect. Fall is my favorite for a reason!

  17. Oh, my goodness. Everything is just so pretty! I love dining alfresco, but our climate brings us inside this time of year. You would have a hard time pulling me away from a dinner served at your table :)

  18. Jann Olson says:

    Very beautiful Pam! I love the outdoor setting. Mixing metals makes for a more interesting and unique table. The soup looks so yummy and yes, I think I can smell the nutmeg. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Pinky says:

    OMGoodness, this is absolutely stunning! The dropcloth is perfect and the runner adds just the right texture. The setting is spectacular! I am in love with this. I wish I could come have a bowl of that yummy soup too!

  20. Shenita says:

    Pam, your al fresco settings are always some of my favorites! This is absolutely beautiful! You never overlook a single detail. Your guests would be honored to enjoy a meal here. This is gorgeous!

  21. janetvinyard says:

    Hi Pam, I guess I’ve been watching too much British TV but I could close my eyes and expect to see some people in vintage clothes strolling the grounds! What a beautiful location under the oak with that wide swath of land and the grass like a green carpet! Love all the colors you tied together – so much here to like it’s hard to single out one or two! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! Blessings, Janet

  22. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says:

    WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! The overall tablescape is stunning, but with the special view as well!!!! Just wonderful!

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