Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn Joy

Hello everyone,

It is such a joy to be able to eat outdoors on a lovely Autumn day.

I have a table set for us where we can enjoy the pretty colors in our Autumn garden.

I decorated a chair just for you!

I have used my humble brown and white transferware china again.

Remember this old bike that my Dad used when he was in his seventies. My Dad passed away 15 years ago so I am glad to have this reminder of him along with many memories of a loving father.

I think homemade soup would be perfect on this Autumn day-I hope you are bringing it because I have been too busy setting up this outdoor table to cook! HaHa!

I bought this old basket at the estate sale a couple of weeks ago.

Well, it has been a joy having you stop by for an Autumn lunch out in the garden.

I am joining Susan again at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn

35 comments:

food for thought said...

another picture perfect moment!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Oh yes, I do bring you a creamy butternut-squash soup and that will be perfect for that soup terrine you have!
How lovely it all looks and I like the part where you give tribute to your dear Dad. No matter how long a loved one has been gone, they live forever with and in us.
Today we had a funeral of the Dad of a dear friend... so it touches the soul a bit more than usual.
But that's life and we must go on but it's so good for keeping the spirit alive!
Have a great week and hopefully some more sunny days. Sending you some sun rays from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Pam said...

Warm fall greetings from Arkansas! Although I am visiting the Alabama gulf coast this week. Your fall garden is beautiful as always. Touching remembrance of your father. Mine has been gone for 21 years, but the memories are wonderful.Hope your mom is continuing to heal without complications. Thank you for sharing!

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Carolyn
It looks like I missed lunch! lol Your table looks charming as ever..love your Dad's bike too..
I lost my Dad when I was 20 years old but we will always have them with us as we will always be Daddy's Little Girls..take care and Happy Thankgiving this weekend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Hélène GLEHEN said...

How kind of you, Carolyn to decorate this chair. Just perfect.

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

Georgianna said...

Carolyn, I'm out of breath at all the wonderful posts you've shared this week. This one is so special with your Dad's bicycle. Very touching indeed. What a beautiful luncheon! Thank you.

It's me said...

I like what i see......it is all so beautiful Carolyn...........i love it !!...happy day............love Ria....

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
Wow, the lunch table looks just great. Nicely decorated!
Fall greetings from Switzerland
Alex

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful setting for a wonderful Fall luncheon!~Hugs, Patti

cindy said...

Oohhh....I want a cottage and flowers exactly like yours. So, so very pretty.

cindy

Maddy said...

"...ho sognato di essere ospite a pranzo nel giardino di Carolyn...
...e non volevo più svegliarmi" !!!!!

Adoro la bici appoggiata ad un muro rivestito di verde, la sedia decorata da te, etc. etc. etc...
...sei la mia incontrastata maestra di stile!!!

Maddy

Carol said...

Carolyn...
I'll bring the soup!
It's wonderful to be able to watch the season change in your magnificent gardens.

My Ugly Garden said...

Lovely, as always.

Barbara said...

I would gladly bring the soup, especially if I could sit in that beautiful setting. It is gorgeous and so is your table. That bike is such a treasure. How wonderful that you have it. I enjoyed everything about this post.

CIELO said...

Just delightful! A nice welcome to delicious October!

Hugs

Cielo

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a beautiful garden! I love the memories the bicycle evokes, and your table is very inviting. Wonderful dishes!

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

So beautiful! I love all the dishes and the gardens are so lush and full. What a very special memory of your dad the bike is a perfect addition to your wonderful gardens!

Giada said...

wonderful place .. I love this style..garden, flowers are so colorful.Come back to me, kiss

Zuzu said...

It's gorgeous, Carolyn! I thank you for inviting us all!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your autumn garden is just as lovely as your summer one. I especially liked the vine wreath on the chair.

June said...

Carolyn, you live a life of grace and beauty. I think this is such a gorgeous tablescape. One like I have never seen. My mouth is hanging open at the moment at the beauty you create all around you!
I loved the previous post of all the Fall flowers in your garden now. What a sight it must be in person.
I have to comment on your tea, straight out of the pages of Victoria. If you ever publish a book, I would wear the pages out leafing through it constantly, just like the pages of all my Victorias.
hugs to you from here...

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Carolyn...
Lunch outside sounds lovely. The way you set the table is beautiful, colorful and very inviting. I really liked those wooden foldable chairs and the basket full of flowers...very nice :) :) Have a great day. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful garden full of autumn colors, love that cute basket!

Pamela said...

Beautiful fall gardens Carolyn and i love your dad's old bike!!
The arrangement on the back of the chair is quite stunning!!
Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas.
Pamela xo

Jane said...

Your garden lunch is so enticing! Your garden still looks so lush and fresh, so many bright colors and blooms still going. I'm already mentally withdrawing into the confines of home, leaving my poor plants to the semi-sleep stage they seem to go into here, even tho 'here' is So. Calif. They don't like that 15 degree drop in temps any more than I do, LOL. Thanks for sharing your beauty and bounty with us.

maría cecilia said...

You are so sweet and inspiring!! My god, there´s a never ending new beautiful creations you share with us. Such a great host... I´ll take a delicious soup for all of us.
cariños

Rita said...

Dear Carolyn,
your garden all dressed up in Fall colors is a real marvel.
The way you have set your table is unique: I adore your white and brown transferware china. it's making me a wee bit jealous. It's simply gorgeous.
May I come over for the soup if you manage to have someone bring some? I could sqeeze in among what I belive would be very many bloggy friends joining.
Have a great weekend
rita

Ann said...

What an inviting setting...

Anybody would be honored to spend some time in there ...

Hillside Garden said...

Carolyn, you have a wonderful fall garden and decorations!

Sigrun

Kiki said...

Oh my gosh..... what a WONDERFUL, perfectly happy post this is. I LOVE your deco work, the bike of your dear dad however is the cherry on the autumnal cake! I stumbled into your blog by sidestepping into fellow bloggers commenting on ParisDailyPhoto and I think I'd like to follow you a bit more around...
Loved visiting your area when I lived for a short while in Toronto a looooong time ago and travelled for three months around Canada and some of USA before returning! It's uplifting to 'visit' old hunting grounds....
Love, Kiki

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your naps on the porch sound good :-)! You decorated the table beautifully.

We are having some sunny weather in Holland as well. Hopefully I will find some time to visit a plant fair on sunday. It will be lovely with the sun. I already look forward to it very much.

Wish you a happy weekend!

lieve groet, Madelief

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The most welcoming garden, I ever seen. So pretty & perfect taken care of.

I am honoured to peek you garden and I can't find the correct word. I can only say, OUTSTANDING!

Happy pretty Friday, dear Carolyn.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

Heaven's Walk - said...

(sigh!) Carolyn....you've done it again! What a perfect table set in a perfect garden.....just beautiful. I could spend all day there sipping tea and getting to know you! :)

xoxo laurie

Bookie said...

Everything is lovely and I particularly liked the brown and white settings. I lean to blue and white, but I just inherited brown and white plates, sugar/creamer, and two large platters from my mother in law. Then, imagine my happy surprise to see "my" tea cups in your scene. Last fall I found two of these English Sailor's Farewell tea cups and saucers in a flea market!

Life with L said...

What a lovely setting. I found you through Susan's Site. Your gardens are beautiful. I adore how you decorated the chairs and your china is fabulous! Linda