Adding the Warmth of Copper: Alfresco Fall Table and Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Happy Monday! It’s one of my favorite days of the month when I join my

Monday Morning Blooms’ friends to share some flower therapy.

You can find my flower friends’ links and blooming inspiration at the bottom of this post.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Our common theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘copper’.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Copper adds warmth and pairs beautifully with autumnal colors! I love it polished to a high shine, hammered with texture or weathered and burnished to a warm patina.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #garden #flowers #hydrangeas

To create a centerpiece for the table, I cut some hydrangeas to fill an oval copper container I found at HomeGoods a couple of years ago.

Easy flower arranging tip, using glasses in a large container! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

For quick and easy flower arranging, I placed some acrylic cups in the container. Plastic grocery bags keep the cups from shifting and in place once they’re filled with water and flowers. This is a great way to fill a large container with flowers. It also allows you to remove and replace any spent blooms and more easily change your water to prolong the life of your arrangement.

Use a vegetable peeler to remove outer layer of woody stems for flowers to drink | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowerarranging #tip #hydrangeas

The hydrangeas have woody stems, so to help them ‘drink’ I used a vegetable peeler to remove 3 – 4 inches of the outer bark to help them stay hydrated and retain their fall pink color a little longer.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas #lake

Join me at the table for some alfresco dining!

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

A plaid throw provides a soft and warm foundation for the table.

It’s layered over a matelassé coverlet as a tablecloth.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Pumpkins are served up, along with a maple leaf on Mikasa English Countryside plates,

with embossed fruit and lattice design borders.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Hammered flatware provides an additional copper accent,

while tree slice charges add some welcome warm texture to the table.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Copper napkin rings marry a pair of napkins. . .patterned and fringed.

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Copper Moscow Mule mugs are ready to chill and serve a fall beverage.

I highly recommend an Apple Cider Moscow Mule,

a refreshing fall twist on a Moscow Mule that celebrates autumn with seasonal flavor!

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas #lake

Pumpkins and mums on stone wall | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas

Table Details:

Copper oval tub / HomeGoods

Copper Moscow Mule Mugs / Target, several years ago

 Plates / Mikasa English Countryside

Napkins / Pottery Barn & HomeGoods, several years ago

Copper Napkin Rings / NC mountains

Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago

Plaid throws / HomeGoods

Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper

Alfresco Fall Table and Hydrangea Centerpiece with copper accents | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #alfresco #hydrangeas #lake

Visit my blogging friends to see their beautiful floral inspiration with pumpkins this week:

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

We are excited to collaborate with The Magnolia Company and introduce you to their

beautiful handmade wreaths on our next Monday Morning Blooms edition, November 1st.!

We’ll each be sharing a wreath with a special giveaway, so mark your calendars

to visit for the giveaway details and chance to win a beautiful wreath!

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  33 comments for “Adding the Warmth of Copper: Alfresco Fall Table and Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece

  1. October 18, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for all of the inspiration. I looked through your fall recipes looking for that chex mix type snack. I think it had some candy corn and maybe Cheetos and white chocolate drizzle? I really liked that. Shame on me for not printing it and saving it.

    • October 18, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Hi Pamela, I think you’re referring to Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix. It’s made with Bugles for the cornucopias and has a white candy coating and candy corn. It’s easily adapted adjusting the candy and ingredients of your choice.

  2. October 18, 2021 at 6:51 am

    It’s a cold morning in Philly Mary, your setting looks warm and inviting:@)

  3. October 18, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Mary, your hydrangeas are still beautiful showing off their autumn hues. The oval copper container is perfect as a centerpiece. Your stone wall with pumpkins, gourds, and mums along with the beautiful lake is a stunning backdrop for your alfresco table. I love all of the warm copper accents. The long stemmed pumpkins and maple leaf sitting upon the Mikasa English Countryside plates speak beautifully of our favorite season.

    Finally, the weather is definitely cooperating for outdoor dining. It is always a treat to take a seat at one of your gorgeous tables. Happy Monday 🧡

  4. Ann Woleben
    October 18, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Each time I see one of your table scapes I think, “Now this is my favorite.” They are all so beautiful and inspiring. I really couldn’t choose just one.

    • Sandra Brown
      October 18, 2021 at 9:28 am

      Agree!

  5. Ruth Miller
    October 18, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful arrangements and photos!! A pleasure to behold.

  6. franki Parde
    October 18, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Gosh, I do luv that combination…pink hydrangea & copper…just…works!! franki

  7. October 18, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Mary…Fall is definitely my favorite time of year to view your spectacular tables by the lake. This one is no exception. Your table and beautiful copper centerpiece are stunning. Love how your hydrangeas have dried to those beautiful colors. The copper napkin rings, the silverware, the everything. I shall need to be on the lookout for the copper napkin rings when traveling to the mountains! It’s always a great Monday when sharing blooms with you!

    • Clara
      October 18, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Beautiful lakeside alfresco dining Mary. I love copper accents. Your centerpiece is so pretty. Enjoy the wonderful fall weather! Clara❤️

  8. Maria
    October 18, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Every photo is just so lovely! I love your arrangements, the copper, the colors, and the tips you provided!

  9. October 18, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Lovely! Copper and brown/amber glass are very popular right now!! Beautiful arrangement!!

  10. October 18, 2021 at 9:44 am

    So warm and inviting, gorgeous setting!

  11. October 18, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Oh Mary,I want to come to your house. That table and water backdrop are so inviting. You are so gifted and always have the most gorgeous table settings. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Blessings,
    Gert

  12. Betsy
    October 18, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Your fall outdoor tablescape is so cozy and inviting. It’s relaxing to see a soft throw as part of a table arrangement. The stone wall adorned with nature’s bounty is the cherry on the cake for this setting!

  13. Sheran
    October 18, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Swoon~~~♥️ Just stunning ~ Thank you for sharing!

  14. Donna Milazzo
    October 18, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Mary, you are just the BEST at tablescapes!!! I hope that you had a chance to sit down and enjoy something yummy at this beautiful table! Are those Limelight hydrangeas? They look a bit pinker to me…? I envy how well the hydrangeas grow in your climate, just gorgeous!

    • October 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you Donna! They are Limelights The fall color is more pink depending on climate. These came from a friend’s zone 6A garden. Our garden is zone 7b so they’re not as pink in the fall, more pale in comparison. :)

  15. Julie Bishop
    October 18, 2021 at 11:41 am

    So beautiful and inviting!

  16. October 18, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Stunning. So inviting.

  17. October 18, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Mary, this is my favorite kind of fall table! We have long been copper collectors, my husband having brought the interest to our marriage. It is such a warm metal and we too love the texture of hammered pieces and the weathered look over time. I like it shiny too!
    Your table is warm, cozy, and inviting. I want to snuggle in under one of those tartan throws and dine lake side. I’ve got hydrangea envy. The centerpiece is fabulous! Happy Monday!

  18. October 18, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    You have the most beautiful spot for dining alfresco and enjoy the fabulous VIEW! I love the oval, copper container. My limelights have already turned almost brown, sadly. Time to cut back:(:( Have a beautiful week, Mary. BTW, I have my dining room table set with the beautiful leaf dishes you sent me! I just LOVE them!

    • Cyndi Raines
      October 19, 2021 at 11:01 am

      Just absolutely beautiful! All we need is a nice bonfire and we could tuck in for a cozy lunch time with a nice cup of tea and some zucchini bread and a precious pup on my lap! I’d probably sit there until suppertime, just soaking in the beauty of the table, the lake and enjoying your good company. ♥️ What a sweet day dream! 😙

  19. October 18, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    So pretty Mary! I love the sunlight dappling over all those pretty colors! The fading hydrangeas look so pretty in the hammered copper tub set amid pumpkin topped plate stacks and surrounded by a multitude of colors, pumpkins and blooms! The photo of the colored leaves in the tree matching your tablescape is wonderful! We are finally getting fall temps in the South, yay!
    Jenna

  20. October 18, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Oh yes, I’d love to join you for al fresco dining at your Fall table, Mary! The arrangement is so pretty and you provided great tips. It’s so nice that we both have English Countryside dishes. I love mine that I’ve had for years.enjoy your beautiful week! 🍁

  21. October 18, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Mary, your hydrangeas are so beautiful in those wonderful autumn hues. Your wall with pumpkins and mums as well as your lake front setting is amazing, the best place for an alfresco table. Your copper is wonderful, what a treat! It’s always a delight to share our special Monday Morning Blooms, friend. xo Lidy

  22. Debbie
    October 18, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful table and lovely faded Hydrangeas look perfect with the copper. Also the plaid table cover and napkins tie it all together beautifully!

    • October 19, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Mary, this setting and your arrangement of hydrangeas in copper is beautiful against the lake as backdrop. It’ll be a shame if your tree has to come down, but if necessary, leaves room for more creativity planning. I am happy to say I have hydranges in my new landscape.

  23. Ricki Treleaven
    October 19, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Beautiful, Mary. I love copper, and I don’t own anything copper, LOL! The centerpiece is lovely, and I appreciate your tips and tricks. :D

  24. October 21, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Absolutely Stunning Mary! I could stare at your flowers and that table with the lake behind it all day long – it makes me yearn for a sweater and a copper mug of hot chocolate! :) Thanks for always being so inspiring!

  25. October 21, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Festive fall table and lovely backdrop! What could be better in autumn? The copper tones in all their iterations really make the table. Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

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