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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!


  • Rebecca
    September 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

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

  • Brett Bralley
    September 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

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

    • Victoria
      September 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

      Brett, the fire pit sounds great and YES candles are a must! Although with little kids can be tough:)

  • Candace Prokopets
    September 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

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

  • Lena
    September 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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

  • Supal
    September 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

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

  • GawgusThings
    September 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    All looks fabulous! XX

  • Liz
    September 22, 2011 at 7:03 am

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

  • rebecca
    September 22, 2011 at 8:45 am

    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
      September 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

      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.


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