a welcome to fall

This Friday is the first official day of fall. Hooray! Fall is my absolute favorite season and enjoying a crisp evening dinner amidst the leaves changing is a tiny celebration in itself.

We enjoyed a family dinner as a welcome to this beautiful season with the comfort food of homemade meatballs. Meatballs along with any hearty pasta dish are great transition meals for early fall dinners. We’ve also made the seasonal switch from white to red wine and placed it family style on the table along with thick wood and dark metal accessories, easy fall elements to incorporate on any table.

One of the prettiest ways to transition a fall table is to bring in deep, dark floral tones. As the season sets in, many of our flowers of choice will be disappearing over the coming months, using deep dark floral fabric allows for their beauty to continue on in our fall and winter celebrations. I found this vintage floral tablecloth here in Reno (a very happy score!) and plan to use it throughout the season.

I would love to hear of any ideas you might have brewing for making an outdoor space work well this fall. I am looking forward to many more chilly outdoor evenings throughout the season. Wishing you a happy start to fall this week!

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Posted September 21, 2011
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10 Responses to “a welcome to fall”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I plan on using our fire pit. A lot. And new cute little round lights I picked up at Target…!

  2. Fire pit! Or keeping lots of candles on the table to create warmth. Or a stash of blankets is always nice.

  3. Great photos, my friend! Love each one and love the feel they bring about.

  4. Lena says:

    What a gorgeous fall table, and I love how you’ve transitioned into red wine instead of white or ros√©!

  5. Supal says:

    I’m working on a spiked spiced apple cider recipe!

  6. GawgusThings says:

    All looks fabulous! XX

  7. Liz says:

    Umm. Those meatball’s look delicious! Do you have a recipe. YUMM.

  8. rebecca says:

    I’m so making meatballs tonight now! Where is your recipe from? Please don’t tell me a family secret haha. Loving all you do here. Thanks for sharing!

    • Victoria says:

      Rebecca and Liz, I am honestly still looking for a great meatball recipe. If you find one send it my way!
      The ones photographed were made from the most recent William Sanoma catalog. They have recipies now and I decided to try it. They were okay, but I didn’t keep the recipe. Still looking for that perfect, pass down for generations one.