Friday, September 3, 2010

4 Easy Fall Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Pin It If you saw my metal screen makeover and came back to see some fall outdoor entertaining ideas to go with it, I'm glad you are here! Here are 4 simple, laid-back, go-with-the-flow, let's-see-what-I-can-find-in-my-garage, WhisperWood Cottage style ways to serve your guests in style...


IDEA #1:
Use quart-sized jars to corral your silverware!


IDEA #2:
Flip over the jar lids and use them as tea light candleholders!


IDEA #3:
Use a vintage swing seat as the runner for your silverware display.


IDEA #4:
Use a creative chalkboard sign to welcome your guests!
The croquet-inspired sign is a creation by Sue Whitney of JunkMarket Style
I snagged it (and the swing seat) from her garage sale last year!


Need more ideas?

I've got more ideas!

See more of this outdoor entertaining area tomorrow!

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27 comments:

  1. I love the jars! Putting tea lights in the lids is a fabulous idea!

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  2. Oh so clever and I love it.. especially the swing!! Things to look for at my next garage sale!!

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  3. Those are GREAT ideas...I love how they all kind of follow a theme and build on each other. I have a stepping stool in my dad's garage...On a table, that could make a great spot to put some napkins on top of and place serving trays.

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    That's FOUR keepers in one post! If it were not still so doggone hot, I would want to entertain. I'll keep coming back until it cools down for more ideas.

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  5. I love the idea of separate mason jars for each type of flatware! I used to have mine all clumped together. I am going to Goodwill this weekend to stock up on jars to separate them out. Thanks!

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  6. ~*~*LOVE..LOVE..LOVE..LOVE..~*~* Thanks!! Rachel

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  7. Separate mason jars got me to thinking. What if you had one for each person with their silverware and napkin? Wow, something to eat with, clean up with AND drink out of!
    Like the guy used to say..."You got a million of 'em"! Keep 'em comin'!
    Debbie

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  8. great ideas for the jars, lids and swing seat! You are so creative and fun to read! Love the chalkboard too!

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  9. Love the jars with the silverware!! Great idea!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. Amy Love you are the QUEEN of ideas....!! THANKS so much for sharing your creativity....It's always such a PLEASURE to be able to 'visit' with you....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

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  11. Wonderful idea! Thanks for helping us all be fabulous.

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  12. My goodness~your creativity leaves me breathless. Yes. more.

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  13. Great stuff- can't wait for more!!

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  14. If I had any of those gorgeous supplies I would so do this! Alas I have to admire it from afar.
    Can I come over and be entertained like that by you?

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  15. Keep em coming, sister. I'll be waiting for more good ideas.

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  16. This is such an interesting blog. I an so glad I found you. Drop over some time and see me.

    yvonne

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  17. I just found you via The Lettered Cottage and All My Treasures. LOVE your ideas! Simple...and comfortable. The perfect mix! I wish I could follow you via feedburner or feedblitz. Any chance of that? Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  18. Fab ideas as usual.... hey Amy, you are going to Junk Bonanza, right?

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  19. Great ideas! Really love the silver in the jars. It will be a great new way to display some silver flatware at my next antique show. thanks for sharing ideas.

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  20. I love your idea of the mason jars for your utensils. I actually have mine in a planter on my table. It is very unique but keeps that flatware handy.

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  21. Ok, why didn't I see that chalkboard and the swing seat! Darn nabbit! Everything looks great. All you need now is some guests...I'll be right up :)

    Lani

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  22. fun fun tips - I love that you use the jars AND the lids!

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  23. Love, love, love your mason jar idea! You grabbed my attention with outdoor entertaining, because that's usually not associated with fall-which is why I love it. I'm about to do some myself over my new fire pit. Found you at the fall nesting party and I love your idea and your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    .heather.

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  24. That is cute - we MUST have been on the same wavelength with the jars. I love your idea of using the lids as tea light holder - NICE!

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  25. Such a tease! Can't wait to see the rest of your ideas.
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  26. Great ideas! Your ideas are so simple and comfortable. Thanks for such creativity. I really appreciate it and hope that I can get more benefit from this topic.
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