A couple of years back, we hosted a Fall dinner party and because my dining room seats only 10 comfortably….I ended up setting up a tent over my patio, so I could seat over 30 people. That led to adding heat, hanging light fixtures and a walk up bar, with a signature drink. I don’t know if that happens to you, but once I decide to host something, one thing tends to lead to another.
I don’t think I shared these photos before because I missed so many elements of the party, but in looking back, I think the centerpieces are worth sharing. I adore the little white pumpkins, so that was my jumping off point. A cabernet colored orchid and white and green hydrangeas channeled “Fall” without incorporating the expected orange hues. I took my own containers to Greenwich-based McArdles where they did a beautiful job with the arrangements.I used the burlap tablecloths to anchor my look and you can see the purple mums in the corner. Mercury glass votives and candlesticks brought in some light and reflection, so that the look did not get too heavy.I love using footed containers to give centerpieces some height along a long table. A variation on a theme. It was one of those nights that was so much fun, I didn’t touch my camera all night long. Though I wish I had the photos, I cherish the memory of friends gathered together for no other reason than….we could. In this season of Thanksgiving, there is no better reason to invite people into your home. Because you can.
Thanks and Giving….they truly go together, don’t they?!