This beautifully set autumnal table could be featured in a magazine--the colors mix and blend so well, the seasonal centerpiece provides a perfect focal point, and the artful arrangement of dishes and utensils invites one to sit down and partake.
Notice the sweet little place marker of a monogramed leaf, punctuated with a decorative pumpkin, sitting atop a favor of funky fall knee-highs! The best part is I was included in this ladies luncheon, held within a charming cabin in the woods of the mountains of nearby Black Moshannon.
The maestro of this culinary and sensory concerto was our dear and good friend Carol, who generously shares her gifts and talents. She gathered a few retired teachers and one teacher still in service around a crackly fireplace and this beautifully set and deliciously laden table.
We raised glasses, lounged, laughed, reminisced, caught up, and for an afternoon laid down the cares and toils of life. We left home to go to the woods; we left home to celebrate nature, and food, and life, and fellowship. Two days later, the glow from fire and friendship linger still…