Tuesday, November 1, 2011


by:  Lynne Adams

Autumn Leaves
Bright and vibrant

Warm sun and bright blue sky
Chilly Breezes blow

Golden Leaves from Heaven fall
to ride the wind and swirl around

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Brown
Colors of Beauty slowly come down

A symphony of Autumns Gifts sing
From God with Love to You and Me

Hi everyone,  I have missed you all so very much.  It's been a little while since I have had a chance to do any posting here at Beyond the Portico, but I haven't forgotten about you all...while I've been busy planning my little ones birthday party, attending a ladies retreat and seminar in Branson, Missouri and enjoying festivities at my church's annual fall festival...I did manage to put together a little tablescape for your enjoyment. 

I found these beautiful dinner and salad plates a few months back at GW for $5.00...I absolutely love them and I just knew they would work perfectly for this AUTUMN SPLENDOR table...

Don't you just love the colors and design...

...for the centerpiece I used a large basket of faux fall leaves and a few mini pumpkins, flanked by red and orange mosiac candle sticks....

...to carry the leaf theme throughout the table, I topped each plate with a hand inscribed paper leaf doily place card...

I also used a paper leaf doily as a coaster under each "leafy" goblet...these doilies were very inexpensive and I think give the table a finished look.  I took a ton of pictures so I will stop talking and let you enjoy.

I am really loving how this table turned out...how about you?...

and now a little golden glow...


I'm joining some fabulous parties this week...stop by and have a look, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday @ BNOTP
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove


  1. Such a lovely, warm and inviting tablescape. I love your centerpiece with all the fall colors and leaves. Your linens are such a great compliment to the table and the mix of dishes is just perfect. Really pretty. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  2. Lovely tablescape! You scored at GW when you found those cute plates! Visiting you from Savvy Southern Style...

  3. All of the lovely layers make me feel warm and cozy. Well done!

  4. Hi friend
    Beautiful table! Love shopping at GW too! The centerpiece is just lovely! It was nice checking your blog out!

  5. Isn't fall wonderful for giving us so many great textures and colors with which to work. You have used them well on your table.

  6. Sheila, what a lovely tablescape! I just came over from Thrifty Groove. Everything looks so festive, warm and inviting! So ready for fall! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

  7. Very pretty! Fall colors are so beautiful. I would love for you to share this at my party too! Hope to see you there!


  8. Lovely fall table. Such pretty colors.

  9. Love the plaid cloth in the center Very pretty tab!

  10. Your table is filled with Autumn beauty! It is so warm and welcoming. I love your new GW plates! They are so pretty. The whole table is wonderful! Thank you for joining TT and enjoy your weekend!


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