Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Fall Garden Tablescape

Hello everyone,

Well, now that it is officially Fall it is time for me to get out some of my fall linens,china etc. and enjoy lunch in the garden.

As some of you know this is the gazebo that my husband built last year to give a focal point to this part of our garden. it has a bench on either side built in so I put old thrift store table in it with a tablecloth and we are good to go! The old door at the back was from my daughter's old house and when she gave it to me I knew I would find a place for it. The old shutters were another freebe.

The sweet autumn clematis is just starting to bloom now. It will smell so good when it does.

We are just going casual again today.

A table always looks prettier with a bouquet of flowers.

Although I always think of my Mom's home country(Holland) when I use this china but it is actually made in Japan.

It is lovely to enjoy a lunch out in the Fall garden.

This is how Chelsea Garden came by it's name -I bought this sign that I liked at Winner's a few years ago and hung it on the garden gate and so it became our Chelsea Garden.

The limelight hydrangea's are in full glory now.

Well, this is my first Fall lunch in the garden for this year but hopefully there will be more!
I am joining in with Susan again for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. There will be lots of amazing tablescapes to see over at Susan's again this week.

Thank you for visiting me

&

Hope you have a happy Fall !

Carolyn

46 comments:

Southerncook said...

A stunning Fall garden Table setting. BTW, I have many different varieties of hydrangeas but bought a Limelight just today. Looking forward to all the beautiful bloom.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful out door setting, just lovely!

Anne Marie said...

that is a beautiful retreat you have!! I love it!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love your little garden hideaway!~Hugs, Patti

Linda said...

i love all the different hydrangeas too. i would like to buy one thats called pinkie winkie. you have a fall clematis? how ong does it last? beautiful as always...

Sharon said...

Just beautiful. Our fall has turned cold and rainy with just a few sunny days. I really take advantage of those sun filled days. I truly love visiting your beautiful gardens.

Anita said...

This is just a beautiful magazine photo shoot! Everything is just gorgeous...rustic and yet so elegant. I LOVE that china. Did I miss the pattern name? Love your hydrangeas also. They are gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Hi Carolyn!

I love all your fall decorating and just loved your post on hydrangeas my favourite flower!!

NanaDiana said...

Very, very lovely, Caroline. Hope your Mom is doing well and can enjoy some Fall luncheons too! Diana

Chrissy said...

Oh my...I would be like gum on your shoe...you would never get rid of me!!! STUNNING!!Hope you are well!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well just look at your beautiful fall table! Love the dishes! your photo collage is so pretty and interesting too! I'm glad to hear your mother is better! Best wishes to her. And I am so envious of your dried hydrangeas I could sneeze! I love dried flowers and hydrangeas don't grow here. JQ

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty your fall table is -- what wonderful china. I love your fall garden setting -- perfect for a nice fall day.

milka said...

Nice space! Nice decoration! Nice plates! Everything seems perfect in your garden!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, A perfect table setting for the fall in the most perfect spot.

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful fall outdoor setting! Love your tablecloth!

Red Couch Recipes said...

What an amazing gazebo you have to hide away in. Love the china too. Joni

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That is quite a treat for having lunch in such a special gazebo! Love the door and the special scroll work with a view into your lovely garden. Enjoy many more of those garden-lunches this fall.
About the china you mention for being from Japan; Did you know that the Kingdom of The Netherlands has had over 400 years of a friendly relationship with Japan? Hence the windmills on their china... Both countries have adopted design ideas from each other over the centuries of trade between the two.

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Hélène GLEHEN said...

How happy you must be to have this little retreat and how romantic it looks.
All is so perfectly, artistically, exquisitely displayed... it is the perfect place for a romantic lunch in the autumn light. You must enjoy it.

These last days was warm and sunny and it was a pleasure to have lunch in our terrace watching the midges and last butterflies dansing in the golden light.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

xinex said...

What a beautiful setting! The dishes made it all look so elegant. Beautiful hydrangeas...Christine

Rita M said...

Just beautiful. I love all your fall decorating, perfect :)

Have a nice fall - Rita

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What a beautiful post today...............love Ria.......

Kom Achterom said...

OOh nice!!! i love autumn!!
the colours so warm!
wishing you a lovely day
Yolanda

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

This is a beautiful Fall garden tablescape. A very nice place to sit and enjoy your lunch. I love the corbels with the stars, did your husband make these too? The old door is so charming.

Have a nice day,
Sanna

essemia said...

It looks just great. Love the colors in fall and you certainly took them all there.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend, your gazebo is fabulous! It would be an easy place to spend many restful hours! I think it looks so beautiful dressed with your autumn table! Love that pretty brown transferware pattern...what is it about windmills? I just adore them! Sooo very pretty, Carolyn! Thank you so much for sharing more of your lovely gardens and that beautiful autumn tablescape!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat said...

Gorgeous pst! I love the gazebo. The windmill patternis beautiful!

Mikey said...

Beautiful! What an ispiration! I hope to get my garden up and going next spring. I've been collecting odds and ends to get it going--I'm trying to find the right items for a gazebo, as well!

erin said...

lovely as always!!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

What a lovely setting! So romantic! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!

gabraj said...

Pięknie. Jeszcze zielono a już jesiennie. Pozdrawiam - Gabriela

Madelief said...

Your husband can make such beautiful things! The gazebo looks very good. So does your table with the colours of autumn. Wish I could join you out there.

Lieve groet, Madelief

Barbara said...

What a beautiful spot! I could spend hours sitting there. Your table is so pretty. I can't wait to be able to eat outside again!

Mimi said...

Beautiful garden setting for a luncheon.

Nicole said...

All of your posts are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for making everything so lovely.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Love the fall fabrics in your gazebo - could double for a tea house like mine? The door is a nice added touch.
This time of year is perfect for gathering in the garden for lunch or tea - not too hot and the bugs are gone!
Judith

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Chelsea Garden is exquisite. Your Autumn tablescape in the gazebo is lovely. It's a wonderful retreat.

All the Best,

Requi

Kate Dickerson said...

This is truly charming! What an adorable little hideaway spot. And I do love the windmill dishes!

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, con questo post hai superato te stessa...e non era affatto facile !!!!!

Complimenti sinceri anche a tuo marito!

Baci!

Maddy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such a lovely place to sit and sip. So relaxing.

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, I love your fall table. The china is gorgeous...Kathy

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Carolyn,
I saw you as a follower on my blog and I followed you back here! Love, love, love your blog with all the fabulous pictures of dishes and flowers!! Your hydrangeas are absolutely stunning! And that sticky pudding looks so yummy! I am so glad I found you and I have added you to my sidebar!

Entertaining Women said...

Your autumn garden luncheon is absolutely beautiful. Of course, you could set paper plates in that marvelous gazebo and garden, and they would look great, too. Such magnificent surroundings...I know that you must be elated to be entertaining al fresco once more. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Lusikka said...

Dear Carolyn,
I love your garden and decoration. It's magic.

seeker said...

Oh, what a lovely and inviting little spot! Thank you for sharing!

Marlis said...

Oh man oh man.. i love your china. And the depth of color in the tablecloth just makes it come to life. So beautiful.