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September Table Setting Inspirations

One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is to host an evening get together.
Nothing super fancy- just a casual dinner with a couple of friends
for an evening of talking, laughing and catching up.

Since the first thing on my mind when it comes to a party is the ambiance...  I plan that first
The dishes, the flatware, the glassware, the music, the flowers and lighting.
I know, it's a little strange that the food comes after all that.
I guess I am a little bit backwards- 
but c'est moi. ;)

So as I was planning this years September dinner party
 I looked back at a couple of the tablesettings I shared in the Fall last year for inspiration
and thought I would share two of my favorites. 

Click over to see the full posts.
A trip to the Dollar store 

My favorite table~ 
I started with a chunky old table set up at the back of the property,
added lots of roses that were on a major (like 75% off) sale at the grocery store and
yes, I might have been a crazy woman and placed a crystal chandelier in a tree 

It was truly magical and I am planning to do this again in the coming weeks
 for a special project I am working on. 

I have a list a mile long of stuff to do today- but hopefully I will get it all done in time
 to snap a few photos to share with you before the guests arrive.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start
Happy Saturday!


  1. I came over to see your beautiful blog and I got surprised to see the gorgeous chandelier hanging in the garden. Wow. I am a sucker for a chandelier and this is an awesome shot.

  2. Your roses are so beautiful. I like that you have mixed the rustic elements with the chic. xoxo,Susie

  3. So, what time would you like me to arrive? :-)
    Your soirée looks right up my street, I hope it was wonderful.

  4. I remember this magical, almost ethereal setting. Looking forward to the newest creation. Cherry Kay

  5. I'm speechless. Sort of words...
    Sooo very beautiful
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Beautiful table settings. I would love to come to dinner.

  7. Courtney, I so enjoyed reading this post and looking back on the past dinner parties. Everything is just gorgeous. That chandelier hanging from the tree is inspired! Love it! The roses and, like everything else, perfect. Thanks for sharing these beautiful settings.

  8. Beautiful and special. Your guest are going to feel so special to have dinner at that beautiful tablescape. Have a wonderful evening.

  9. Love the chandelier. Not something you see in a tree
    Beautiful though!!

    Happy Crafting

  10. WOOW.. I just say WOOW:.
    this is wonderful :)
    and do not miss......


    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  11. just stunning Courtney!..What a magnificent setting for dinner parties!!

  12. Hi Courtney! Your table settings are always so gorgeous and those roses are spectacular! Love the wood slice charger - what a clever idea! Thank you for adding beauty to my day! Hugs, Leena

  13. I think your chandelier in the tree is the best idea in the whole wide world! Not crazy at all... and i've loved those grapevine chargers you showed us in another post... another of the greatest ideas ever. I'm so behind on your blog posts... gonna go catch up and have some fun...


  14. The bread looks so simple yet so nice!

  15. Loving the outdoor table and the ambiance you've created. Everything is just stunning!