Fall Gathering ~
My fall picnic with a twist
continues with…The Table.
Images ~ Stan McMeekin
The twist is…we’re staying in, for this fall picnic! Yep,
I’m taking our formal dining room, down a few notches and
transforming it into a casual, cozy indoor picnic scene.
What’s more, I’m ushering in the edge of fall by
recycling nature & our existing decor pieces .
So, it all starts with layering. Come fall, we love to layer on
pieces of our wardrobe, right?
Well, It’s the same thing with
Here, I’ve draped runners and throws over
a linen table cloth, in shades of gray, taupe, white and
ticking. In my entertaining book…a good picnic, always includes a little ticking!
I’ve pulled together a nice neutral palette,
that way, nature and the picnic
fixings, provide the gorgeous hints of fall color. Next,
I brought in a mix of stools, throws and mismatched
chairs, playing up, that casual Fall picnic style.
The decor, is fall casual too, with
chippy newel posts,
dripping in Spanish moss, showcasing my
much loved collection
real stems (Thank you Janice! )
I’m lovin’ our vintage child’s fishing creel too,
especially, filled with mother nature’s softly hued sunflowers.
Nothing suggests fall, to me, more…
bits of nature. You know…
baby berry bouquets and things.
An earthy bundle of
kindling wood meanwhile,
suggests the warmth of a
fall fire and bundles of
fragrant olive branches,
rosemary and bay, hovering over the table, add
another touch of nature.
Something you won’t see on this picnic table…
dishes! Instead, I’ve gathered every pizza & cheese board we own,
and I’m using them as
individual serving pieces.
I’ve topped some with
gorgeous fig leaves from our garden,
making for seriously
So that’s a look at the table decor
for this fall inspired picnic, with a twist.
I hope you like it.
A heartfelt thank you to, Stan McMeekin of
for the beautiful images! And a big
thank you to my sister Carol…for
giving me a much needed hand and a few stems
Still to come...The Menu,
as my Autumn Inspirations series continues,