Looking for easy fall table setting ideas? Here’s how I set Snowberry’s outdoor table for fall … it’s simple, easy and works just as well indoors as out.
Easy Fall Outdoor Table
We had an unusually hot September and the heat hung around well into October. It’s finally cooled off a bit and we’re enjoying a warm, but milder fall.
Perfect weather for dining al fresco. I love that term, don’t you?
Here at Snowberry we’ve been dining al fresco at every opportunity.
Here’s how I set our dining table …
The Place Setting
Next I added our everyday white dinner plates. White plates create such a clean, simple look and it’s easy to build on by adding more colorful bowls, salad and dessert plates.
I used our everyday flatware too … it has a bamboo detail that I adore.
And, I used my Heartland wine glasses paired with these cute Moroccan glasses for water.
Can I tell you a story about these Heartland glasses?
I first saw them in the movie Something’s Gotta Give. Any Nancy Meyer fans out there? Diane Keaton’s character had them in her fabulous beach house. I fell in love with the glasses – the entire set, really – and tracked them down. They’re a bit pricey and I couldn’t justify the expense when we had cabinets full of Riedel stemware. Riedel glasses are great … and apparently enhance the wine tasting experience. Eye roll. When I get around to sharing my why-did-I-name-my-blog Make Mine a Spritzer story, you’ll get it.
Anyhoo … while preparing for the last of our six-moves-in-five-years I got tired of packing and unpacking the fragile Riedels and (with Jim’s reluctant agreement) off loaded them. When it came time to move into Snowberry I ordered the Heartland glasses … sort of a housewarming gift from me to me. Crate and Barrel has a similar style for a fraction of the price.
So far no one’s mentioned that their wine tastes any less wonderful.
As for me, they’re the ideal glass for my perfect fall cocktail, the Aperol Spritz!
For the centerpiece, I wanted something simple that would last through the fall.
I’m not one to change things up all the time and tend to style once and enjoy for the season.
I started with a round, Acacia wood tray. Inside the tray I placed –
A white pitcher filled with faux stems. I gave this pitcher to my mother – at least 30 years ago- on Mother’s Day and as you can imagine it has a lot of sentimental value.
A cute mini pumpkin potted with real succulents from our local nursery.
And, a small vase with faux succulent stems.
I love trays. They’re so versatile. You can place anything inside them and voila … a vignette.
Just about everything looks more polished when grouped in a tray.
The Coziness Factor
We have the most amazing local home store called the Lazy K and its conveniently located across the parking lot from our chichi nursery. I was at the nursery buying pumpkins and when I spotted a 40% off Fall Decor Sale sign at the Lazy K. Say no more, I made a beeline to the Lazy K and bought these brick colored tassel pillows … perfect for our outdoor dining chairs. I also bought the faux stems for the centerpiece. All at 40% off. Yay.
Since I only have four pillows and we have six chairs, I draped a couple of cozy throws over the backs of the host chairs. I didn’t want them to feel left out.
The Finishing Touches
I finished the table with clear, glass votives filled with tea lights and mini pumpkins from the grocery store.
And, there you have it, my easy fall outdoor table.
As easy as advertised, right?
We’ve moved our outdoor table a few times trying to find just the right location.
It’s ended up across from Jim’s new BBQ which just may be the ideal spot.
You can see the entire back patio here.
We still need to add string lighting overhead, and boxwood topiaries are on their way for the oversized pots. Other than that it’s done and we’re enjoying it every chance we get.
This easy fall outdoor table setting lands firmly in Phase Two.
And, if you read the post you know I’m sitting out Phase Three and moving straight to Phase Four … next week!
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Until then, Cheers from Snowberry and happy fall dining!
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