Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Lunch Bunch

What's It Wednesday #188

Two of my besties joined me for a Fall Lunch Bunch. We all wanted Asian food, so we  ordered in from the local Japanese & Thai restaurant and chilled a couple of bottles of wine.

We tend to eat at the kitchen bar when we gather together to catch-up on old times. This year I combined Asian flair with Autumn decor.

The rectangular plates were ideal for the sushi rolls we ordered.

We love to add a fruit salad to every meal. The small bowl was perfect for the fresh strawberries I picked up from the farmers market for the girls. Orange, browns, and mustard accented with silver seems to be the fall colors I chose this year. 

The fresh ginger slices will make it's way into this antique mustard pot.

A white pumpkin here and a glass pumpkin there enhanced the feel of Fall.

 I couldn't decide which two of our favorite Thai noodle dishes to order, so I ordered both the Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pad Thai. Why complicate things? 

At the end of our meal we were able to refresh our palate with a mint or two.

I had a blast getting ready for my Fall Lunch Bunch with my two besties. I found the items I used for the lunch at the following places:
White pumpkins - Michaels
Candle Sticks - Gift from a friend (Kirklands)
Rectangular sushi dish -CB2(Crate & Barrel 2)
Place mats - Macy's
Asian bowls - Pottery Barn
Glass pumpkin - Pier 1 Imports
Small fruit bowls - Home Goods
Chopsticks - China Town (San Francisco)
Fall Napkins - Home Goods
Bamboo forks - Pier 1 Imports
Pumpkin candy dish - Home Goods
Wine Glasses - Macy's
Silver Autumn Leaf - Can you guess what that actually is? Well I am not going to even tell ya! But I will tell you this. I was inspired by Nikki of At Home With Nikki Home Decor Shopping Haul. If you want to know what it is and where I got it, please watch her video!
Do you have a simple decorating solution that was inspired by a fellow blogger or YouTuber?

Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

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  1. What a lovely tablescape, Paula...I would feel very special dining there! Yes, I am inspired by other bloggers all.the.time. Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Always fun to lunch with friends. Your table setting made it all the more special. '-)
    Thanks for hosting.

  3. OMGoodness, THANK YOU for the feature!!! I am honored! Your luncheon table is beautiful!!! You KNOW how much I love blue and white:) Thanks for hosting each week!

  4. There's nothing better than good food and good friends!

    thanks for hosting!

    great features.


  5. Such a lovely table and some unique pieces. The white dish with black chopsticks was my favourite. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 188.

  6. Beautiful! No wonder the girls like to come over. :) Love all of your elegant touches!

  7. Thank you so much for featuring me!! I love the soft colors of your table, and that mustard pot is exquisite...I do adore silver! Your blue and white is gorge, too! Thank you so much for sharing and hosting!

  8. I know you had a great time with your friends. I love that vintage mustard container! The clear pumpkin is just too pretty! You have me wanting Asian food now! Thank you for hosting!

  9. i love the glass pumpkin. how cute.

  10. Paula, your luncheon mix of Asian and Autumn was beautiful.Thank you for hosting this week..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  11. Paula, the setting is so beautiful. You are the perfect hostess, paying attention to all the little details that make for a perfect brunch. I especially love the glass pumpkin. Next time you have Asian I'm coming over!

  12. what a lovely table you have set for your friends. Happy fall and have a great week.

  13. Looks so inviting for your besties! Great tablescape and sounds like fun! Thank you for hosting!


  14. Ordering in is the perfect way to have more time to "set the table" and you've done a terrific job! Love the square woven placemats and how you combined Asian with Fall. Thanks for hosting What's It Wednesdays each week!

  15. Such a gorgeous table setting, I love the Ginger jars, and as I look through your photos, seems that you collect them. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L
    Have a lovely week!

  16. Wonderful table setting, I love all the items. Thanks for hosting and have a nice rest of the week. Tina

  17. Thankyou Ladies! My favourite linkup! Gorgeous features as always. I loved that you linked at Five Star Frou-Frou (formerly Five Star Frugal)as well. You are welcome any time! Love, Mimi xxx

  18. Thank you for hosting the blue and white ginger jar is a personal favorite.
    Lots of blessings from Sunny South Africa

  19. Shut the front door! I love that idea (no spoilers here)! I was admiring all the metals - so durable, so easy to store and so practical. Love that glass pumpkin with metal top too. Thank you for hosting. Hey, you could use my Asian cabinet I scored in September for this themed luncheon> ;)
    Rita C at Panoply

  20. Love the Asian flair with the pumpkins at your pretty! I kept wanting to see pictures of the food...sounds so good.

  21. A lovely autumnal table for your Fall Lunch Bunch, Paula! Your napkins are very pretty and showcase the colour stars of the season!

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful rest of the week!


  22. There are so many beautiful Fall vignettes to see. Thanks for the fun party my friend. Hugs, Diane

  23. Oh, thank you so much for featuring me! I'm very honored! Thank you for hosting your party and again I'm so thrilled.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. I love how you worked the pumpkins and antique pieces into the Asian centerpiece. It looks so beautiful! Thank you again for hosting another great party. I'm back from TX and getting back into the groove.

  25. Beautiful setting! I love that glass pumpkin! Thanks for the party :)


  26. How wonderful to have your besties close enough to have a beautiful lunch with them.
    My besties lives in Kentucky and New York City and I see them maybe once a year ( whining)

  27. Nothing better than sharing a meal with good friends (and we can't forget sushi)! Thanks for hosting this link up!

  28. Paula...your table setting is darling! Love that blue and white mixed in with the neutrals ~ oh so pretty! What a fun way to celebrate friendships :) Wishing you a lovely weekend!!
    Karla & Karrie
    The Summer Kitchen Girls

  29. Beautiful setting and precious time with friends! Thanks for hosting!

  30. Such a lovely tablescape! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. So glad you could have a nice lunch with friends. Not sure if you knew about it but 3 friends and I started a Vintage Charm Link Party and we'd be honored to have you join in! You can stop by here and share your vintage goodies

    Hope to see you there! And thanks for hosting!

  31. Thanks so much for the party ad I love the pretty Fall Brunch!!


  32. Combining Asian and Autumn ~ what a fun twist on fall decorating! Thanks for hosting the link up! ~Ann

  33. I Love your table vignette...especially that glass pumpkin. It's so unusual, I love it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  34. Beautiful place settings. Very festive. xoxo Su

  35. Thank you for the party! I love seeing all the beautiful things you do. I linked up a terrific meal 140-142. I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful weekend.

  36. Your tablescape is awesome. I love the colours, the white pumpkin and your white dishes. Food and friend, this sounds so good

  37. Sounds like an amazing meal, and your settings set the tone and mood of how you are entertaining.

    Love the mix of the whites with the Asian accessories.

    I am on my way over for this brunch....ooops did I miss it? See you soon Paula!


  38. You sure know how to set a beautiful table. I am in awe of your skills. Everything looks so pretty and I know you and your friends enjoyed a lovely meal.

    Blessings to you... :)

  39. It is lovely! What a treat to be included at a table so specially laid out. I was so glad to see where the handsome white pumpkins are from. I'm hoping Michaels here still has some. Thanks! So glad I visited.


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