Inside: Inspiration to set a simple, natural outdoor table full of fall elements. Enjoy autumn’s beauty with Thanksgiving al fresco! ⟹
We’ve officially fallen back on the clocks this week and Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! So before I move into Christmas posts next week, I put together one more fall tablescape for some Thanksgiving inspiration. This time we’re headed outside.
Some of you may live where it could be very pleasant outside on Thanksgiving day. Here in Texas, the weather keeps us guessing. We are having gorgeous fall days now which inspired me to create this back porch tablescape!
There is an innate charm to dining outside. The ambiance that nature creates enhances any table and centerpiece. So a few casually placed decorations are really all that is required. For this porch setting, I started by draping a small fall plaid tablecloth at an angle over the table…
In the center, I placed a pot of mums. I bring out this container with the busy squirrels every fall when the squirrels in our yard are working overtime to ready for winter:
I really do think they’re cute. Until they start tearing into my outdoor cushions and chewing on my house…then they are no longer my furry friends.
I gathered all of the pumpkins I decorated with this fall and made the base of the centerpiece running them down each side of the table.
I pulled out faux stems and bead garland from my fall decor bins in burnished oranges and reds and wound them around the pumpkins.
I clipped pieces of mandevilla from one of my container pots and tucked them in to fill out the centerpiece. I’ve never used this plant for floral filler before and it has stayed green a really long time!
Bringing out real dishes and utensils, glass stemware, and cloth napkins always make an outdoor table setting more special…
And the warm glow of candles is the finishing touch…
Wherever you are gathering for turkey this year, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with people you love!
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