Autumn Afternoon Al Fresco

We have this lovely screened in porch off the back of our home and even though the air has already begun to get a chill, I still can't help but want to dine Al Fresco on a sunny autumn afternoon.







For this table setting I decided to forgo a tablecloth and simply use a runner and wicker place mats to cover the wrought iron table. Then I made good use of a portion of the twenty pounds of apples my kids picked last weekend at a local apple orchard. The organic feel of the apples and wicker is contrasted with crystal stemware and candle holders along with a little bling from both the flatware and shiny silver chargers.





The Perfect Autumn Lunch Menu

Butternut Squash Bisque

Grilled Chicken with Apple, Bacon, Walnuts, Red Grapes and Crumbled Blue Cheese on a Bed of Salad Greens with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing


Sonoma County St. Francis Chardonnay






 



7 comments:

  1. So beautiful and appetizing! You are lucky I live so far away (but coming back soon... you'd better be careful about what you post!)

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  2. Thanks Adriene! You are welcome to stop by anytime!!!

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  3. Barbara, this is so lovely. I especially love the setting. Each element is just gorgeous. Wonderful job.

    Barb

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  4. Is that Royal Copenhagen china? I love that pattern. Your table looks very inviting!

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  5. Beautiful al fresco table, Barbara...it is getting too cold here to eat outside!

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  6. Oh my noooo I wish it it was Royal Coppenhagen. It does resemble it though! I purchased this 40 piece place setting 25 years ago for all of $20. The manufactuer is Myott in Staffordshire England and the pattern is Finlandia. I have always loved these dishes. Thank you very much both Barb and Casa de Luna for your compliments!

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  7. Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing,Joann

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