Setting the Scene for an Autumn Celebration

How is the weather in your Garden Home? It’s glorious here with warm days and crisp nights – the perfect time for throwing a garden party.

October Garden Party


When it comes to entertaining I like to create a welcoming environment for my guests. I want them to feel completely at ease and enjoy themselves.

Tablevogue table covers will make any type of table party-ready.  Tablevogue table covers have a tailored seam and box pleats that give the table an upscale look.

A round table makes it easy for guests to go around and choose what they like to eat and visit with one another.

Bring autumn’s colors to your table with bright tableware, pumpkins, gourds and glazed vases filled with flowers.

The alstroemeria and lilies I used are long lasting so I can make the arrangements a day or two in advance.

The décor is rustic using garden elements such as pumpkins, grape vine, gourds and wheat stalks. Easy and relaxed, which sets the tone for the gathering.


Tablevogue 72” Round Table Cover in Natural

Le Creuset Dinnerware in Cassis

Glassybaby Votive Candles

Menu Ideas

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Citrus Tea
Assorted Cheeses and Pickled Vegetables
Grilled Mushrooms Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Honey Glazed Pecans
Shrimp Over Rice
Rustic Pear Cranberry Tart
Caramel Apples

2 Responses to Setting the Scene for an Autumn Celebration

  1. Cindy Menn says:

    How lovely! I’ve been to your farm twice in the summer. It was beautiful then but, I see the Fall is THE time to visit.

  2. Kathleen Strodtbeck says:

    Allen, you continue to amaze me with your creativity. You definitely accomplished what you intended: to make the pavillion entrance inviting; once inside, the close proximity invites intimacy and the casualness of the table setting encourages a relaxed mingling and enjoyment of place and foods. Thank you for sharing.
    Someday, I will need to get my book club gals together for a road trip to your place (we live in and around Memphis). Our last road trip was to Carnton Plantation near Franklin, TN, because we had read the book, Widow of the South, upon which the fictional story took inspiration from true events.
    Thanks again for such wonderful ideas !!!

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