Autumn has unofficially arrived!
Each morning I get up in the dark and sit with my chair facing the window to the East, drinking my Chai, and drinking in the quiet and HIS “still small voice.”
The nearby fields are coloring golden and heavy with dew as that first light magnifies in each tiny droplet.
What a contrast from last Fall in the mountains of Pennsylvania where the day begins shrouded in fog.
I am seizing the beauty around me in this new season of my life….and the year.
One of the things about Fall Nesting is the aromas. I love it when my husband comes home and says, “The house smells wonderful!”
Today there is a chicken is roasting in the oven.
Do you know what that means?
At our house we simmer the bones from the roasted chicken along with onions and celery for 48 hours for the richest broth. Yum!
What comes next? Soup!
There’s a huge Butternut Squash sitting on the counter destined for a delicious creamy soup. I can hardly wait. I hope you like a rich and creamy squash soup.
In anticipation, I set this old rustic table for a simple fall luncheon. It’s ready for the two of us to sit down and indulge our taste buds in the flavors of Fall! Mmm. Mmm. Mmm!
I enjoy creating a tablescape that can be used all week long, or longer.
This is not an extravagant tablescape. It’s just a simple assembly, for a simple fall luncheon.
The foundation of this simple scape is a handmade sampler I wove years ago on an old-fashioned floor loom. You just might be able to see the different patterns in the sampler turned table runner.
Even a simple rustic meal of soup requires flowers. I filled my Longaberger Biscuit Basket with some bronze-colored silk mums from my stash. I bet you didn’t realize they were faux flowers. The tiny white flowers are fresh from my garden…Chocolate Eupatorium. (Yes, I know they are white not chocolate, ahem, that’s a topic for another day.) These fresh flowers will last several days in this spot… and now you know one of my secrets.
The Butternut-colored Soup Bowls are Longaberger Woven Traditions in the Woven Reflections pattern, they are no longer in the line and are a favorite of mine in shape and color. The colorful dessert plates were a favor from a luncheon I attended several years ago. They sit on the Longaberger Woven Traditions Luncheon Plates in Paprika. Don’t you think my soup will look truly delectable ladled into those bowls, resting on these colorful plates?
The napkins, from Longaberger also, are in Paprika and are a perfect match to the plates. I folded the large napkins to form a pocket to hold a soup spoon and dessert fork. These pieces were my mom’s silverplate for special occasions…. like you joining me for homemade soup. I topped the napkin with an faux leaf. Simple. Clean. Festive.
The golden goblets are the finishing touch. These came from a neighbor. I wish I knew what pattern they are, but I haven’t been able to find out in all my online searching.
So there you have it.
A simple Fall luncheon tablesetting.
Just a bit of eye candy to enjoy while we await our creamy squash soup.
I have a great recipe. Maybe you would like me to share that on another day?
What one thing do you do to change-up your table for Fall?
This post is an updated post from last fall. As I navigate this “inbetween” time I thought it would be fun to revisit a few posts that speak to living an extraordinary life in both richness and simplicity. Whether creating delicious aromas, or setting inviting tables, fall nesting is about setting the stage for creating memories, enjoying relationships, and taking time to breathe in the richness of the season.
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