end of the summer tablescape alfresco

I am trying to hold on to summer as long as I can over here.

Alfresco tablescape 1

The kids are back at school and autumnal decor has descended on stores, catalogs, magazines, blogs, etc. all symbolizing fall is here.

Alfresco tablescape 2

And I would be lying if I didn’t confess that I’m already thinking of fall for my home & blog as well.

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But it doesn’t mean I can’t languish in some last summertime pleasures.

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One of those being eating on the patio.

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I set our wrought iron table with a mix of rustic and refined elements.

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I used melamine plates I pick up at Target a few years ago, galvanized baskets from Crate & Barrel I got this past summer, green ball jars as glasses to give it a more casual | outdoor feel.

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This along with a linen table cloth & napkins, some silver pieces, and stately candle holders give a refined juxtaposition.

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I included some throws and blankets since the evening will start warm but will end on a colder note.

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Are you still lingering in summer or have you turned the page to fall?  I’m mid stream.
Bon Appetite!

sharing @:

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market

fridays 5 features @ diy-vintage-chic

pinworthy projects @ my suburban kitchen

craft frenzy friday @ craft dictator

the creative collection @ the crafted sparrow

party palooza @ i heart naptime

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive

share one more time @ lilacs & longhorns

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage

shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique

simple&sweet @ rooted in thyme

sweet inspiration @ the boondocks

sundays at home @ love of home

amaze me monday @ dwellings-heart of your home

show&share @ coastal charm

met monday @ between naps on the porch

the scoop @ stonegable

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house

amaze me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia

motivation monday @ making our life matter

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations

mmm @ keeping it simple

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

talk of the town @ knick of time

the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework

sizzle into summer @ diy by design

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl

wow @ savvy southern style

wake-up wednesday @ god’s growing garden

vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva

home & garden @ a delightsome life

syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson

home sweet home @ the charm of home

share your style @ little farmstead

tablescape thursday @ between naps on the porch

the inspiration gallery @ craftberry bush

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15 Comments

  1. Stunning table, I love how you mixed the metal in to your table! I am going to have to get to Crate and Barrel and grab some of those metal baskets!

  2. thnx christine! i love all sorts of metal as well and use it everywhere i can. i love these baskets. they are for hot dogs apparently but i’ve used them in many ways. thnx for stopping by. xo- mj

  3. I always have a hard time leting go of seasons but will welcome some cooler weather. Your tablesetting looks so enjoyable. I can picture all of you enjoying a delicious meal and lingering into the night.

  4. This is so beautiful and I love those galvanized trays and the herbs are the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. Mary Jo, I love the combination of rustic and elegance! Especially love the galvanized baskets and green jars. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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