Table for Two: quick & simple

I recently picked up an old round wicker table at auction and put it on my front porch. I’ve wanted a round wicker table on my front porch for a long time …  It needs to be painted, but I don’t have a lot of time this week so all it got is a pretty tablecloth! It works for a quick and simple romantic table for two, don’t you think?


You may recognize these Dollar Tree ceramic pumpkins from last week’s tablescape…

Red glassware is a year-round favorite …


Dried beans surround the candle … and are sprinkled like confetti across the tabletop

A small doily and wooden napkin rings add texture …

Mikasa “Italian Countryside” dinner plate paired with an unmarked salad plate …

Vintage Syracuse bowls for sauce, fruit, or dessert …

As I said, “quick and simple” … but a nice, quiet place to relax at the end of a busy day.

Tablescape items (no longer) available in my Etsy shop: (Click the item to go there.)

Salad plates
Fruit/dessert/sauce bowls

From my personal collection:
Tablecloths and doily – auctions
Napkins – surplus store last year
Wooden leaf napkin rings – outlet mall store years ago
Hurricane candle holder – GW recently
Ceramic pumpkins – Dollar Tree recently
Red goblets – 5-6 years ago
Mikasa “Italian Countryside” dinner plates – 9 years ago
Mikasa “Italian Countryside” stainless flatware – 9 years ago

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This post is being linked to
Rednesday at It’s A Very Cherry World and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. So cute little pumpkins around the candle! A pretty setting!

  2. I’m in the table for two stage! I am going to go take a look.

    Actually, that’s what I love best about this table. I would love a romantic table for two on our porch, and I love your wicker one.

    Everything about this table is lovely. I really like the way you chose RED as your fall color. It’s perfect and IS a romantic color. I would love some red glasses.

    Great job!

  3. Very romantic setting! The red goblets are beautiful!!!

  4. So pretty! I also like to find little bargains at some of the same places: Goodwill, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, garage sales. I especially love that pretty tablecloth.

    I have a low set round wicker table on my little porch which I keep decorated. I have also dined on my little porch.

    Life on the Edge

  5. I love those red wine glasses and the tablecloth. The beans are a cute idea.

  6. First of all, I love the idea of a front porch, and a little wicker table is perfect for a porch! Such a pretty table for 2!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a lovely setting for a romantic table for two! The red glasses and napkins just pop against your pretty tablecloth. Very nice table.

  8. It does make a romantic setting!


  9. Great outdoor spot, and a perfect table. Love the photos!!

  10. This is so pretty and romantic. I love the way you used the pumpkins in the centerpiece.

  11. What a great table and setting for a romantic dinner for two — I’m sure you’ll enjoy your pretty porch table — Love your pretty pumpkin arrangement — I got those same pumpkins last year and have enjoyed them again this fall as well.

  12. I love everything that dining on a front porch implies…community, drop by and visit, an open heart for relationship…and on and on. Your tablescape is lovely. I always enjoy using natural items as design elements…the beans are great! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  13. Beautiful table, beautiful setting!

  14. GOL! (gasp out loud!) What a beautiful place to spend a magical time!!!

  15. Very nice setting! It does look like a wonderful place to relax at the end of a busy day! I do love your red goblets too! Those DT pumpkins are so great aren’t they? I have them too and love them! Beautiful outdoor setting!

  16. Such a pretty table. I love the ceramic pumpkins, but my store does not carry them – so sad for me. What a cute idea to add the beans. Of course, I love the pretty red glasses – but really – the entire display is just gorgeous.

  17. Hello Susan,
    loved your table composition and the Fall colors. I am thinking about a tea party for my girlfriends and now that I saw your table, makes me want to do it soon!