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Rustic Fall Table Setting Ideas for Outdoor Celebrations

By: Liz Gray
November 25, 2014
Fall is the ideal time to entertain outdoors. Draw inspiration from the season's flowers, plants and foliage to create a casual table setting perfect for dining alfresco.
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Entertain Alfresco

With a few seasonal touches, a rustic picnic table becomes a show-stopping setting for a fall dinner party — without interfering with the spectacular view from Gooseberry Knob at The Swag Country Inn near Waynesville, N.C.

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Freshly-Cut Flowers

Freshly-cut dahlias from The Swag's garden tucked into a bark-covered pillar vase are the star of this rustic centerpiece. Cockscombs and sunflowers purchased at a local farmers' market fill in the arrangement.

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Butternut Squash Vases

Shorter vases made from humble butternut squash line each end of the table. Learn how to create your own squash vases in just a few easy steps. Get the full instructions for this project now.

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Cabbage Patch

In keeping with the farm-to-table feel, vegetables like squash, chard and cabbages are mixed in with bright fall florals.

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