Last night I had some friends over. A sweet group of gals who I get together with every month to discuss life, kids, work, husbands, pop culture and so forth. We always eat dinner together with everyone bringing something to share. We also celebrate the birthdays of the month and and because this months birthday girl loves S'mores I thought it would be a fun idea to get a fire going in our little fire pit and roast some marshmallows. That of course led to the idea that it was the perfect night to dine al fresco under the big oak tree.
I have always wanted to do a set up like this and just never have. This fall we have been working harder on cleaning up our yard & our patio in particular - reclaiming it from the storage area it had become, so that we can enjoy it again, and entertain more outside.
I really, really want to do Thanksgiving this way, if it is not to cold. And being Arkansas chances are it won't be.
Nothing special was bought for this table, I just pulled from what I had, mixing and matching. After this picture was taken I added a few more votive candles - one at each place setting - to help light our meal a little more (by the time we ate the sun had done down.)
So it was a lovely set up I think, and so easy too. My favorite part was how fall-ish it looked with all the leaves scattered at our feet.