my fall fete`.
last year, i so thoroughly enjoyed myself when i did this, that i knew there was no turning back.
Sunday the weather was Very iffy all day long and as the afternoon and evening progressed, i was getting increasingly concerned.
the chance of rain was pretty decent and, it was clouding over with big, stormy looking clouds.
but, we prayed and prayed.
about an hour before start time, i decided i would buy myself an hour and push the time from 6 to 7.
and, would you know, it did not rain.
maybe a couple drops, but that was it.
and, those drops were long before the party.
i was so thankful.
so, 7 o’clock rolled around and…
it was good.
it was very good.
10 ladies, a full moon, first part of fall, food and fellowship.
it doesn’t get a whole lot better than that, in my opinion.
image overload, coming at you.
my pallet table(s).
i cannot tell you how insanely excited i was for these things.
i found the inspiration on Pinterest, and asked Tim about the possibility of making me two of them for my Fall Fete`.
tables? for a party? that’s the kind of thing i want?
he knows i’m a little crazy like that, so he humors me.
it was a process.
and, while a tutorial might be nice, i cannot give you one.
i just popped out every now and then and took pictures while he was building them.
i know it involved 4 pallets, 2 x 4’s, screws, posts and a trip to Lowes.
i was just giddy with excitement on the day he finished them and we placed them in position.
where we had our pool over the summer the grass is DEAD. so, i thought this would be a nice way to distract from that glaring ugliness. i have these two old doors i picked up from someone’s free pile of awesome junk, and, this is what i envisioned….i was *kind of* pleased with how it turned out. from one of my neighbors, i ‘borrowed’ four large flat rocks to create the walkway.
and, here is how it looked from the ‘back’ side of the entrance way…
to the right of the entrance, i had a table with drinks…hot cider and water..
little touches around the yard…
little brown paper bags filled with autumn themed favors for each guest sitting inside an old egg basket adorned with bittersweet….
it’s really a bummer that i don’t have pictures of how this table looked once it was laden with food…each person brought a dish to add to the soup i made.
it was an incredible assortment of scrumptious-ness!
lighting the candles…
the tables….ready for guests!
simple centerpiece…tea lights in mason jars…very nice lighting down the center of the table…
and, one with me…
(taking pictures in the dark..eh, not my favorite mode)
until next year.
in the meantime, my tables will be stored in the basement.
my mason jars will most likely be filled with some kind of home canned goodness next season.
the ornamentals i placed throughout my yard are now back in their spots on porches, etc.
the twinkling lights are still up, and the firebowl is ready to go again, hopefully a couple more times this fall.
and, my heart is filled with thankfulness.
thankfulness because of each person who helped make this happen.
from my husband, to my children, to each guest that took the time to join me.
and, to the Good Lord who gave me the desire, the ability, the reason to enjoy this very lovely season.
and, i leave you with this verse.. this verse that motivates and compels me onward:
Therefore, whenever we have opportunity, let us do good to all…
especially those of the household of faith. Gal. 6:10