Sunday, September 26, 2021


Well, kids-
Here in the midwest
that means we have to 
start embracing Fall!

I haven't been around much lately
but thought I would do a 
Pick Your Favorite Fall Table post.

There is. lot going on in our family
right now-
Some wonderful things and some
things that are worrisome.
That being said-
I think we all need the chance to 
escape to a peaceful place-
and what better place than
sitting at
a table with good friends!

I have always loved the 
vibrant colors of Autumn-
the color of the leaves on the trees,
pumpkins and bittersweet....
but I also found some
wonderful Fall inspirations
that are quite neutral
and I love those, too..

You know the routine by now.
I present you with 7 tables
and YOU get to pick 
and after you pick your favorite
I get to make fun of seat you if I so choose.

Of course,
some of you are
SO NICE that I would
Okay---I mighta lied about that.

if you would LOVE to sit at this table!
(and leave me a comment and let me 
know your hand is up--m'kay?)


Okay-Put your arms down-
You can't drink coffee 
with your arm in the air, silly.

This one is a bit more colorful.
Would you want to sit at

Table #2?

Next we have

Blue not your choice for Fall?
This is the Soft Side of Autumn for me
Aren't those paper leaves cute and fun?

Or-You can pull up a chair and sit here.
A modern look at Fall


Don't want to be square?
Well then---
How about the really warm,
 cozy harvest feeling of

And last, but not least
Matthew Mead featured by 
Martha Stewart.

So- There you have it.
What's your pick?

You are welcome to come IF
 you promise NOT to spit your food out
when I am not looking.

Now you DO KNOW I can 
at will, if I so choose, right?
but I won' start acting up
like SOME of you are prone to do.
I won't mention any names here.

I can't wait to seat you
with your foodie friends.

Okay- That's it!  Pick your seat-


Bear with me if I don't respond right away.

I apologize for not visiting you like

I have in years past. 

It's been a long few months here.

I am spending the last days up at the camper

and I have no internet up there.

I will tally these as soon as I can.

Meanwhile-sit and party!

your photo name


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Table #5 "Dare to be Square" for me please, Diana! I love the warm amber of the square plate, the candles and wine!

Sandi said...


Does the tag say Henry's?

Shelia said...

Hi Diana! Since I'm the second in line I know you'll seat me first at the table I choose. I love #7. I'm kinda traditional and love those colors. Praying for your son-in-law.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mevely317 said...

Lose the grapes and I'll go for #6. No?
Okay, #1 then ... gives me a peaceful easy feeling.

PS - Prayers continuing!

Ginny Hartzler said...

It's good to see you! I sure hope things will start looking up for you, blessings. #3 for me, Blue & Gold.

Jeanie said...

Put me at 6. I'll bring the wine if none shows up!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh, this is so sweet that you did one of these, Diana! I would love to be at table 6 (hi, Jeanie!!) because it looks so warm and cozy. I'll bring a box of wine for everyone to share- how's that for classy?!? -Jenn

Nellie said...

I’ll be happy to be seated at #1, please! As always, sending you hugs and good thoughts!

Lynne said...

No doubt about it . . . #1 . . .

20 North Ora said...

#1 for me!

nonie everythingsewing said...

Defiantly table #2. I do wish they would post the wine list, but I will take my chances. I want to sit at a fall table that shouts fall and that would be table #2.

bobbie said...

kMy hand is up for table #1, please! Keeping you all in my thoughts and heart ~

MadSnapper said...

for the first time ever you have one i will sit at, #1 is my choice. love the look,the chairs, it is easy to talk over the center piece. but don't be shocked if i stand up and remove the two punkins on the pedestals from the side bar.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

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The only one for me!

Warm and cozy and purrrrrrrrfect!




Beside a babbling brook... said...

Would you believe?????

I posted my comment, on my own blog, first!!!!




This N That said...

I chose #6..I love grapes and, of course, wine !! Here's to you..I like the atmosphere here!! Thanks for hosting.xxoo

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I would like to sit at TABLE #5 DARE TO BE SQUARE.
I love the square plates and the candles.

happyone said...

I pick table number 2 - colorful.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Well, you know me...I always have a difficult time deciding these things. I prefer something more outdoorsy...don't like to be cooped up with no view...LOL. Anyway, I'm thinking it's a toss up between #2 and #7. I like them both, but decided #2 looks like it would be more fun and it looks like there are a lot of plants or greenery in the background, so maybe it is more #2 it is. I might be seeing "orange" everywhere after that, but still, it looks casual and relaxed and fun. That's me! Praying for your family and for you. I hope you can relax sometime...maybe when you get back to these tables...sit down and take a load off your feet and just have a good time!!

Dewena said...

These tables are all pretty enough to wish it could be a progressive dinner but I know you won't stand for that answer so I'm choosing # 6 even though my guess is that I may be sitting there alone.

Praying daily for Jason, Diana! He sounds like an amazing man!

Lisa said...

I have my hand raised for table 1 please. I love the simplicity and calm colors. I’m not big into a lot of the traditional orange for Fall. I Lisa

Ann said...

I hate to say it but I don't like any of them. Go ahead and squeeze me in anywhere you can find room. Or I could just go out back and plop my butt down on a big old pumpkin and watch the festivities from there :)

Kim said...

Table #4 please. I love the dishes, they're beautiful. Thinking of you guys always...lots of prayers. xxoo

Chatty Crone said...

I might be alone but I like Table 1. Praying for SIL!

sharon said...

Table 1 for sure!

Jan Langlais said...

No.1 for me!

Lorrie said...

#1 for me. I'm not very fond of orange.

Praying for Jason and all of you.

Nonnie said...

I’m going with #5 Dare to be Square. I like it!

Linda said...

Table #7 for me...
and continued love and prayers for you and yours.....

Jan said...

Nope. No way. I am not done with summer. Let me know when you are ready for Christmas. There are 4 seasons in my life: Almost Boating, Boating, Almost Christmas and Christmas. Sorry!

Rita C at Panoply said...

#7, please. I love anything Matthew Mead does!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It's gotta be #7 for me! Love the long metal centerpiece!

Denise said...

Why #5 of course - two glasses for double fisted drinkers!

Doris said...

Hard choice but I'm going with #1. I do like #2 also but it's a little too orange for me. I'm not into blues this fall, have been in the past though. #7 was a close contender but I liked the soft green in the first one better. Thanks for the fun once again...I love these posts and reading the comments!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I pick table #2. Orange, orange and more orange my favorite color for fall. Thanks for doing this. It is fun!

Junkchiccottage said...

They are all great but #7 with the ivy caught my eye. Have a good start to the new week. xoxo Kris

Cecilia said...

Well, I have to have color. I'm an artist. So put me at table two. I might even bring some Autumn Apple Sangria to share. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Happy Fall, Diana. Been praying for y'all.
Hugs, Cecilia

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Table number 7 please!

Dawn P. said...

Hmmmm...choices, choices...I do believe I will set myself down at #2 Orange, Orange & More Orange. Can never be enough orange for me - it is one of my all time favorite colors, and I wear it well...

jack69 said...

Sherry said #2 unless that upsets you. I was waiting to see where I would sit!
Thanks for the fun and beauty.
Sherry & jack

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

#7 for me Diana. Love the elegant look and the cozy fireplace. Praying for your family. Much love, xoxo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Raising my hand for Table 2, please! Bright and cheery pulled me right in!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Friend,
Table #1 for me.
Praying for your family. Lots of Love, Carla

Terri D said...

I have been keeping you and your family in my daily prayers, sweet lady! Thanks for the fun of a Fall Meal at a beautiful table. Well, I really love #1 but may sneak over to #7 in-between courses. Put me where you will. They are all gorgeous! Love & hugs!

Janie Junebug said...

#3 Blue and Gold, please. Will there be cupcakes for dessert? I'm sorry the worrisome continues.


Far Ago Farm said...

Hi Diana! Don't tell my hubby, but I think I'm in love with Ivy (#7), lol. Praying for your family daily and hope your camper getaway gives you some peaceful times amid the chaos. Jane

cloches and lavender said...

I'm in for table one please

Continued prayers and hope you can rest on your getaway


Bless said...

I like Table #1, but, then, noticed it didn't have a proper table cloth, only a runner! I like having a proper table cloth to spill stuff on! I'll take a seat at Table #7, please! :)

Wild Oak Designs said...

Yup....serenity for me too, table 1.....

calicoek said...

Although my favorite color is orange (as you know) I have to pick Serenity since I could use a bit of that in my life-hope my table mates feel the same and don't get all wacko.

Connie said...

Hello Diana, it's nice to see you back blogging. These table setting posts are so popular . . . just look at all the comments. Well my favorite is #1 . . . it's just so simple and uncluttered.

16 blessings'mom said...

Table one, hands down, love the muted tones, just looks so welcoming. As a mama of 16 kids, we didn't even have enough matching dishes, so we had an assortment of Corelle patterns for our dinner table, so looking at these tables, ahhh, so nice! Now the kids are growing up and we can have nicer things, ha, but we still don't set the table like these! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Table #7 for me... I was tossed between #1, so if #7 is too crowded, I can be moved to #1... love the tall taper candles, soft lights and ivy, of course!

Laurie said...

Hoping you’re well, I think orange sounds good to me !

SImple and Serene Living said...

I choose #1. Love it. xo Laura

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I guess I'll choose #5...I need more color! Hugs, and thanks for the fun!

Melanie said...

Dare to Be Square, #5 is gorgeous BUT it's fancy so I'd have to get dressed up. Phooey on that. So I'll choose #4 with the pears - it's more casual.

I know life has been very hard for you lately. Sending my love and a big hug.


Lowcarb team member said...

Wine or no wine! I do like the look of table number six please.

Continued prayers for you and yours.

All the best Jan

Theresa said...

I will take a seat at table #1, looks peaceful! Enjoy your day and as always, thanks for hosting! HUGS and PRAYERS coming your way!

Rain said...

I hope I'm not too late! ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE!! That is the colour of autumn for me.

Katie Isabella said...

OH no! My comment didn't show up. I was kidding in case it did show up and looked sketchy.