We are having the most beautiful September. Warm temperatures and lots of sunshine. It’s very bittersweet – I love autumn but it’s simply so fleeting.
We live on a small lake and it’s this time of year all the permanent residents come out of the woodwork. Most people are back at work, boats and docks pulled in for the winter. But not us.
This Saturday we are planning a little neighborhood get-together. Appetizers and drinks followed by a tour of the lake on an early September evening.
I wanted to pretty up the deck a bit beforehand, so I put a tablecloth on the patio furniture bench and put a bit of burlap over top. I topped that with an old mirror (old and chippy) and put candles all around.
Aren’t my Belgian Mums gorgeous!? After our summer pots were shredded by hail – these were a welcome replacement. Hubby brought them home one night (from Costco).
I’ve been busy this summer hauling home any kind of old wood “thing” I can get my hands on. When I saw this bench at our local country store I could not run to the counter and hand over my money fast enough! It’s a handmade bench made from old wood – beautiful, heavy, old wood. There are moss and lichens growing all over it. It’s so sturdy – it was such a great find!
Now, what to serve? I think it’s going to be Brie topped with Vidalia Onion and Maple Conserve (recipe to follow soon).
A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says
Ok, this is BEYOND gorgeous! I wish I was there right now. Love love love it!
Seraphina´s Phantasie says
You have decorated so wonderful. I love all these autumn colors and the candles. So warm and cozy.
Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista says
Beautiful! And that view! Oh my word! It has been really hot all summer so I am very much looking forward to spending some time outdoors this fall as well!
it looks perfect!
Seeing Each Day says
This looks so welcoming and warm. I hope the evening goes really well.
beautiful deck! So inviting & fall-ish! I love it!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Oh this is fall perfection at its finest! A truly cozy vignette.
While we don’t have much fall here in Phoenix I would love for you to stop by to see where I did find a bit of fall.
Have a blessed day!
Viv (modifica) says
I want to live on your deck ! So beautiful Barb and I look forward to the recipe…
Looks so cozy!
Courtenay@Creek Line House says
I feel so relaxed just LOOKING at your deck! Following you now too, just cause I’ve gotta see more. :)
Looks like the perfect place and setting for a get together. Beautiful.
Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) says
Happy Autumn to you! I love how you decorated your deck. It’s so festive and the mums are GORGEOUS! What a peaceful setting to relax and entertain.
Love those mums Barb ~ they are gorgeous!! I finally found a big one for my urn last week but I love the mixed one ~ perfect. Have a fabulous gathering!
Absolutely beautiful….love all the wood, the textures, the mums…..and the lake shot is what I shall dream about tonight!
Simply beautiful – What a lovely view you have.
Very cozy…can’t wait for you to post that recipe!
Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography says
Thank you. You outdid yourself and made it a cozy place. Beautiful. The last shot is astounding!!
Oh can I come?? Please. Your deck just like a picture perfect place to enjoy a Fall gathering.
Craftberry Bush says
Barb…I’m waiting for my invite..should be in the mail this week right? ;) Lu
All your photos are good, and the deck looks great. I am especially in awe of the bottom photo. Weren’t you thrilled to get that shot?
Marissa @Life On Our Mountain says
Beautiful deck decor.
At The Picket Fence says
I’m experiencing a serious case of “Autumn Deck Envy” right now! ;-) This is just stunning and I can only imagine how wonderful it is to spend time out there on a crisp evening. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday last weekend!
Really fabulous autumn images!
Trisha @ The Sweet Survival says
Gorgeous! I love all th colors and textures.