Take time in your fall schedule to slow down and enjoy all the season has to offer with a Friendsgiving. Facilitate community, laughter, and the creation of memories around the table with a fall Friendsgiving.
Our team had the very best time celebrating a fall Friendsgiving with our friends at Waiting on Martha and Southern Baked Pie. To launch our fall collections and to welcome the season with open arms, we took the opportunity to gather with a group of friends.
In the past few years, I think we can all agree that the power of fellowship and community has been overtly realized and cherished, making this event an extra sweet one to be a part of.
Autumn gatherings are such a fun and beautiful time to celebrate– the colors, weather, and seasonal foods bring warmth and happiness to the air that is tangible to all. Wanted to share the details of our event so as to inspire you to host a thoughtful Friendsgiving of your own. Here is the rundown of our event and all the elements that made it so special.
Our Fall Table Setting
The teams at Heirloomed, Southern Baked Pie, and Waiting on Martha came together to display tabletop goods and foods alike in a beautiful, cohesive manner. It was such a joy pairing together the pieces from each of our assortments to create a tablescape representative of each of our fall launches. What’s more, this tablescape facilitated the sweetest of conversations and laughter with our friends at this event, sure to yield memories for years to come.
To start the base layer for our tablescape, we laid our white linen tablecloths topped with our oatmeal awning stripe runners. I just love how this combo made our long table feel seamlessly as one. Beneath the beautiful Vietri plates, we used our Oatmeal awning stripe napkins, positioned to hang over the table’s edge, displaying the fall, striped pattern.
Our friends at Vietri were so gracious to provide us with the most beautiful chargers, dinner plates, and salad plates, serving platters, and glassware that elegantly elevated our tablescape. We had an assortment from Vietri’s Metallic Glass collection which we mixed and matched along the table. These colors were so beautiful, and the metallic details added flare.
The table was also set with our vintage silverware, each piece unique and hand-picked by our team. It was also exciting to use our newly introduced wooden place card holders with our fall patterned place cards. Matching the place cards was the night’s menu printed on our fall transferware patterned paper. Adding custom stationery at each seat is such an easy way to celebrate your guests.
Our fall table was adorned with the beautiful floral arrangements created by Posie Fields. Erin of Posie Fields elegantly executed to the autumn vibe we were going for in her arrangements. Mixing in rich colors of fall with seasonal greenery. Floral arrangements do much for a tablescape, and there is no doubt that Erin’s florals elevated our Friendsgiving table.
What to serve at a Friendsgiving
A memorable Friendsgiving is easy to execute when you have the delicious, beautiful pies from Southern Baked Pie. I could gush about these pies all day. From their buttery, flakey crust to the assortment of fillings and flavors, available in each of their bakeries and online.
Our dinner menu included all the flavors of autumn. I am reminiscing now on the delectable options from this night; here is a breakdown of our menu from Friendsgiving:
A Feast to Gather Around
Autumn Harvest Salad
What a spread, right? I have linked the pies above to Amanda’s site for you to order straight to where you’re hosting your Friendsgiving.
From this event, I am reminded of the value of friendship and in-person contact. It was good for the soul to join together with old and new friends alike. Laughing, connecting, catching-up, networking, sharing — all things that really highlight what it means to come together for a Friendsgiving.
Grateful for this Friendsgiving experience, the opportunity to collaborate on a beautiful, fall tablescape with Amanda and Mandy, and to spend time with the incredible men and women who celebrated with us.
What I wore to Friendsgiving
I would be remiss to not mention the stunning dresses Abbey Glass, a local Atlanta designer, styled us in for this event. Her fall collection is full of colors and patterns that exude happiness and chic style for the autumn season. You really must check out her assortment, or pop into her store in Buckhead, Atlanta.
I paired my Abbey Glass dress with a pair of neutral heeled sandals and dainty gold jewelry. Just loved the style dress I got, ironically named “the Ashley” dress, and how carried my into a fall event from the summer season.
heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of “keeping heirlooms around for another generation.” Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of “goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy” with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen aprons, tabletop linens, vintage and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com.