Southern Evening on the Porch

Submitted by Christi

We had dinner on the porch tonight. The showdows are lengthening, the sun was going down. There is a bit of Fall chill in the air.

Spode - Reynolds

Spode - Reynolds

Purple Grape Glasses

Purple Grape Glasses

The sun is going down

The sun is going down

A fall centerpiece

A fall centerpiece

Time to light the candle

Time to light the candle

The sun is sinking below the horizon

The sun is sinking below the horizon

The candle is flickering in the evening dusk

The candle is flickering in the evening dusk

A quiet Southern fall evening

A quiet Southern fall evening

It’s Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Hey, We gotta join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Fall party too!


Today’s Lagniappe: Brandy Alexander
The perfect drink to enjoy as the evening turns to night.

1 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz. Brown Creme de Cacao
2 oz.    Cream

Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass Top with Nutmeg.

31 Responses to “Southern Evening on the Porch”

  1. [email protected] Porch Musings Says:

    Beautiful Fall table and sunset through the trees!

  2. KBeau Says:

    Lovely fall table. Don’t you just love this time of year? Back from our nightly wall, and it’s crisp outside, and someone was burning leaves.

  3. black eyed susans kitchen Says:

    Beautiful table and a brandy alexander? How perfect is that? Your table is just lovely.

  4. Dining Delight Says:

    Very rich looking ‘scape with the red tablecloth and vibrant dishes. Your pics capture the feel of the wonderful weather!


  5. Sandi Says:

    fall is coming upon us quickly isn’t it?
    your table is very warm and inviting!
    Have a great week!

  6. Jane Says:

    Very pretty tablescape! I love the centerpiece and red tablecloth. Those dishes are beautiful, too!


  7. Martha Says:

    So pretty – so fall — those dishes are wonderful.

  8. food with style Says:

    very nice, love your birds~

  9. Mikki Says:

    It looks beautiful!! What a beautiful table!

  10. Janie G Says:

    Lovely fall table. Love your little pumpkin with the birds in the middle.

  11. dotsie Says:

    So inviting–dinner on the porch. It looks lovely and the sunset adds to it!

  12. Julie Says:

    What a beautiful table….Love the plates…

  13. Sherri S Says:

    The rich red of the linen makes the dishes pop on the table! The centerpiece is perfect for the porch setting. Everything is just adorable. Great evening for dinner on the porch!

  14. Artie Says:

    I love the fall set up, and your pumpkin center piece! Nothing beats lunch outdoors on the perfect fall afternoon. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog soon! I’ve got a giveaway – hot to that I think you might like for a spooky tablescape for 4! 🙂

  15. [email protected] Says:

    Your dishes are perfect for fall! I love your tablescape. Happy TT to you!

  16. Chari Says:

    Hi Christi…

    I have never seen that pattern of Spode before…how beautiful and so perfect for an autumn evening dinner! Your porch is beautiful…what a sweet place to dine! Love your pretty decorative iron pumpkin…the perfect centerpiece!!! Your photos are really pretty but I especially like the evening views with the candlelight all a’flicker!!! Pretty…pretty!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  17. Eileen Says:

    Really pretty table, and I love the dishes especially!

    Brandy Alexander! My family used to have them all the time at parties! It was the only drink they made!
    I’ll have to try your recipe this weekend.
    All the best,

  18. Cynthia Says:

    Love the bright colors on the plates. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  19. Debbie at Slice of Pie Says:

    Hope you’ll take time to visit me! Love the Spode and love your big trees!

  20. Brenda Kula Says:

    Gorgeous as well as elegant! Love the sunlight streaming through the trees.

  21. Ali Says:

    Hi! I just found your blog. I’m a Southern gal myself. It really is the best place to be. I’m adding you to my blog roll and would love to have you check out my blog as well!

  22. amy Says:

    Pretty table setting and the view from your patio looks so peaceful and tranquil. Thanks.

  23. Barb Says:

    Christi, this is totally charming….I love the colors and the centerpiece is perfect. Lovely!!

    Barb ?

  24. Michelle @ Sweet Something Says:

    I love that dinnerware! I think combining red and purple is such a classic choice, great job!

  25. Glenda/MidSouth Says:

    Very Pretty!!

  26. Jane Says:

    Very pleasing to the eye. The colors of fall are so warm and inviting. Those little birds look so real…
    Jane (artfully graced)

  27. The Tablescaper Says:

    Love those Spode plates! I’ve never seen them before. So fitting of the season.

    – The Tablescaper

  28. nannykim at spindlecottage Says:

    I love the birds on your table–they set the mood for me. Those glasses are very cool too!

  29. Marie Says:

    Hello Christi – what a beautiful Fall table scape! Lovin’ those pretty dishes. Thank you for sharing!


  30. Sarah @ Hyacinth Says:

    Having dinner out on the terrace is my favorite spot and the weather is getting to the point where it will be enjoyable again. Love this time of year! I was out of town much of the week so just now getting by to visit the TT posts. Thanks for sharing your dinner table. ~ Sarah

  31. Tardevil Says:

    The Spode dishes are gorgeous!

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