Day 8. Ambience. Atmosphere of Love.

Ambience.

A feeling or mood associated with a particular place, person, or thing, or a season.

Autumnal ambience can really contribute to the entertaining mood.

Especially when the earlier sunset allows you to bathe in the evening lights of your outdoor space.

In Oregon we have 4-6 months of outdoor entertaining.

But because the days are shorter in the autumn, outdoor entertaining calls for special attention to lighting and temperature.

A few weeks ago we had an opportunity to entertain some very special friends in our backyard. Even though it was more of an “end-of-summer” event, for this sit-down-dinner we didn’t really have to worry about sweaters.

We used a lot of votive candles to create a cozy effect, and played lively music in the background, which included a little seranading from our daughter :) and party lights hung from the trees.

Candles.

Lights.

Music.

It helps set the mood.

It brings a good feeling to all.

To me, tying it all together creates an atmosphere of love.

Ambience.

Do you think differently about lighting, candles, and music when entertaining in the Fall?

If you missed the other Autumn Inspirations …

Day 1. Autumn.
Day 2. Health.
Day 3. Entertaining.
Day 4. Sunshine.
Day 5. Fresh.
Day 6. Heirlooms.
Day 7. Harvest.
Day 8. Ambience.

10 comments on “Day 8. Ambience. Atmosphere of Love.”

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  3. What lovely ambience for your outdoor party! I especially love the lights strung from the trees!

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  6. I will never forget that night. Perfection!

  7. Sandy, your party looks beautiful and how nice that your daughter provided that special touch! I love decorating and entertaining in Autumn.

  8. This was such a wonderful evening… I was blessed to be a part of it!

  9. What kind of lights do you have hanging above the table? Any idea where to find something similar? LOVE the look. Thanks for sharing.

  10. There’s nothing like dining outside under the stars – your party looks magical. Sadly I think evening dinners outside are done for us for the year here in Canada.

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