Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Night Supper

Fall is in the air, and it feels like time for homemade vegetable soup. 
Here's the table I set for our supper tonight...


...just the two of us.


These little soup bowls came from World Market. Love the pumpkin color.



We also had biscuits and fig preserves.
Now Ginger, you know that these biscuits are NOT  homemade...
...they are frozen ones from the grocery store; but, I did  make the fig preserves.



Yum!


I cut some branches, from the hawthorne tree in the yard, for a simple arrangement.


For fun, instead of candles in the lantern, I used these little pumpkins I found at the grocery store.
They're called We-Be-Little.


Isn't this the cutest squirrel? The acorns hold the salt and pepper.
I got him a couple of years ago at Cracker Barrel.


We're headed out on the deck to watch the sun set.



The pumpkins and candles are lit on the coffee table on the deck.
Y'all come on over for a hot cup of coffee. There's a little chill in the air, so you might want to bring a sweater.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visits.
Babs

25 comments:

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The soup looks delicious, I love the bowls and I want one of those Hawthorne trees! Those branches with the berries are beautiful. Do the berries stay on very long? I also noticed your knives. I have been looking for flatware with colored handles but haven't found any I really love. Yours are lovely. Have a really good week!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The yummy soup in the pretty bowls for fall couldn't be more prefect for a romantic dinner for two! The lit pumpkins in the deck sets the mood. Beautiful tablescape, wow, with those hurricanes and lovely centerpiece! Have a terrific week.
FABBY

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs what a pretty tablescape and the soup looks so yummy! Your outside coffee table looks great too, I'll be right over for that coffee:) Martina

classic • casual • home said...

How beautiful, Babs. Too late to show up?

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Babs! Your table looks so warm and welcoming! I have the little squirrel with the acorns S&P shakers from Crackle Barrel, too. Aren't they darling?!

Have a great week!

XO,
Jane

Toni said...

Everything looks so pretty. Love the bowls, squirrell with S&P, the latern...so much pretty things. Soup looks really yummy.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your pretty fall table setting and the soup looks great-enjoy:@)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Beautiful table, Babs! Love the little soup bowls. And the berries and the lantern are such cozy touches for the table. Linda

Pat said...

So lovely! I really like the look of the placemats and nice wood. Those soup bowls are so cute! And your outdoor lighting is just perfect.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yum home made vegetable soup. Great soup bowls and such a pretty setting. Love the lantern and the hawthorne branches. It was rather chilly this weekend, but I am glad it feels more like fall. Where did summer go? Swoosh, it was gone.

Kelly said...

What a lovely post! I feel as if I came over for dinner and then sat outside with you. I love your table setting! It's just gorgeous. Your husband must've been so impressed with it too. I like the soup bowls and the plaid napkins. The squirrel salt & pepper shakers are just adorable. I love a touch of whimsy on the table. BTW, I don't make homemade biscuits either. The frozen Pillsbury ones are the best anyway.

Lori said...

Your table looks so beautiful! I love the squirrel salt & pepper shakers! You created a beautiful cozy setting for a fall dinner.

Lori : )
Thrifty Decor Mom

Grammy Goodwill said...

The soup looks delicious. I'm heading out shortly to get the ingredients to fix some for dinner tonight, but my table won't look anything like your beautiful setting. (We'll probably just eat in front of the tv.) I love all your special touches, esp those bowls.

Alycia Nichols said...

Perfect intimate fall evening setting, Babs! The soup looks delish and actually makes me want soup!!! Thick and hearty...the way soup is supposed to be! Who cares if the biscuits aren't homemade? Although you are a Southern woman. I though all Southern women made biscuits from scratch! :-) When we were planning to move to Georgia, I immediately began practicing making scratch biscuits (rather than of the Bisquick variety) and grits. As it turns out, I didn't need to practice to compete, but my skills with both have improved! I will admit to liking those canned refrigerated biscuits with half a jar of apple butter on them. Mmmmmm, good! Beautiful table setting, wonderful food, and great fall atmosphere! Enjoy your day!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Babs, your table looks so inviting! I love the colors and the soup looks out of this world. I am a huge fan of soups....especially this time of year.

Absolutely gorgeous table!

Barb ♥

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, what a great fall dinner table for two!! Who wouldn't want to sit down to dinner here?? Love the cuttings from the yard! That was a great touch!! And easy, too! This looks wonderful!

Donna said...

What a beautiful table setting! And the soup looks delicious. Love the hawthorne branches, the perfect finishing touch!

Donna

Marianne said...

Such a pretty autumn tablescape you've created. And that soup looks so delicious....one of my favorites. Love the Hawthorne Branches....a lot of my shrubs are sprouting their winterberries and I can't wait to go out and chop some branches off!
Marianne :)

Sue said...

Babs- Your table is set so pretty! Love that lantern filled with the little punkins. You made your own fig preserves? Amazing.... I used to make strawberry jelly, but that was in the olden days. LOL I love figs and can only imagine what your preserves must taste like! yummm....
Wish I had some decorative branches to clip- I guess I'll have to wander the neighborhood and ask to borrow some from someone's yard.
~ Sue

Debbie said...

This is SO homey and warm looking to me. I loved the soup bowls and agree with you about the color. I also loved the way you used the leaf plates.

I need to set some fall tables. I have yet to do so, now that I think about it.

classic • casual • home said...

Mentioned your branch decor on my blog post today.
Thanks!

Pat said...

Your table is beautiful Babs!

I am making veggie soup, while we are at the lake next week. Yours looks delish!

SavannahGranny said...

Oh, Babs I am on my way. I am sorry I'm late, I hope there's a little soup left. Love the leaf undeplate withthe pumpkin color soup. Looks just like a little pumpkin patch. Don't you love Cracker Barrel. They have the neatest things and their prices are fair. The little acorns are so cute. I don't have acorns around my place and I think they are so cute. Seeds with little hats. I amreally jealous of your acorns.
I am trying to figure out the outside pumpkins. Did I miss them from another post? I want to see more of them they look so neat.
The biscuits look great. Nothing like letting someone else do the work. I bet the fig preserves is great. I love figs any way and preserves is the best.
Have a great week. Hugs, Ginger

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

Thanks for commenting on the Fitz and FLoyd, It would look so nice with all your other beautiful things! Enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Hi Babs~ Fall IS in the air and I couldn't be happier! It's so nice to have soup weather finally~ I love your bowls and cabbage leaf plates! I'm sure your fig preserves are delicious~ I'll have to be satisfied with the store bought variety :)