What better way to welcome in the fall than with a lunch in the sunshine! When the month of September is warm and balmy then it’s obvious that lunch with friends will be al fresco.
I love the abundance of fall. The colours are growing richer, the orchards are groaning beneath the weight of the autumn fruit, and the gardens are exploding in autumn colour before retreating for the winter months. With the temperatures dropping, sometimes quite abruptly, I take every opportunity for the remainder of the warm days to dine outside, and to use the current blooms from the garden to create a fall table.
For this table, I made a quick tour of the garden, secateur in hand. Starting with hydrangeas, I laid a line of short branches along the center of the table. I didn’t want any real height for the table center, and for the larger dahlia heads and the Annabel hydrangeas I used florist stem cups, that allow flowers to remain in water but lay horizontally.
My love for dahlias goes back a long time- read more about why I love them HERE and my tips for growing them HERE !
For smaller dahlia blooms and roses I used a couple of vases dotted along the table and hidden among the foliage. Three small vases in shades of green, then a couple of tiny antique glasses.
If you create a table center like this, you’ll need to have a small serving table set up beside the main table for any larger serving dishes, but that works well. There is room for each setting with the glasses, plus bottles of wine and water along the table.
What are your ideas for a fall table? Do you love this season for decorating too?