Last week I celebrated my 30th birthday! We went on a nice vacation and had our family over for dinner. One thing I have always wanted, is to have a place were would could enjoy hosting dinner outside. We recently had our backyard tree wrapped to do just that! I am thrilled with how it turned out. So what better way to break it in then doing an nice Autumn dinner?!?

The weather has been so beautiful here in Houston. I brought out my vintage table and chairs and placed them under the oak tree. I kept the table pretty simple.

The theme I was going for is vintage with new. I used vintage brass candlesticks, vintage wine glasses and paired it with single bulb vases.

If you have read my posts before, one of the trends I have discussed is colored candlesticks. Have fun with this! I order mine on amazon. Make an ombre effect using different hues of the same color, or mix match colors. Make a statement simply by the color of your candles!!

For the florals, I mixed faux ferns and real greenery to create a fuller look.

I have been a big fan of buffalo check this year and I wanted to demonstrate how you can mix patterns (I used olive plaid napkins) in your table. The boxwood napkin rings added an extra flare. Another table top item I have really been crushing on is my matte black flatware.

I created a lantern pathway to the table. Nothing is more romantic than natural candlelight and I love the impact lanterns make. Another easy option for an easy tablescape was collect all your lanterns and scatter them around your table.

For the kids table, we designed a more traditional fall theme (Everything on this table was from items I had left over from my fall boxes) .

I used a gold ginger jar and filled it with extra filler from my fall decorations. I placed mini scarecrows around the table.

I then found these boxwood balls and added them to the table. To finish the look, I scattered candy corn.

I just love the look of a lit tree and can’t wait to have many more dinner parties underneath it!

Until next time,
Whitney Elaine