Home Decor, Fall Hospitality Buffet

Prayers today on this very solemn anniversary of 9/11  🙏


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HH retired recently and we are spending most of our time on the coast



I thought it would be hard to enjoy fall decorating in a beach atmosphere, but I have been having a lot of fun with the challenge, creating Signs of Fall in the Air




This metal owl hitched a ride back with me the last time I went home, he was tired of the Crazy Daisy Wreath and wanted to experience sea breezes




He is currently standing proudly over the tiered tray which is serving as a snack station on the kitchen island




See his little buddy, the owl Indian?




During busy summer months this basket style tiered tray is where we keep an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit used for feeding  the hungry masses  family and friends




This week it is anchoring a serve yourself snack station, sort of a Fall Hospitality Buffet




One of my California BILs and his son are here for a visit this week, a spur of the moment bachelor trip




Since Alabama recently trounced his alma mater USC, I’m going to try to make amends with lots of goodies




The stand holds jars of nuts, snack mix, cookies, crackers and chocolates




Hungry guy heaven…




There are even some pumpkins and footballs for a nod to the season  🏈




There’s an array of things to choose from







With plates and glasses ready for grabbing




English muffins under the dome are ready for breakfast toasting




The last of summer peaches and plums fill an oversized martini glass













Everything’s visible and within easy reach







The fish bowl is full of protein bars and grab and go snacks




Kind bars, cashew packs, and peanut butter sandwich crackers are perfect to pocket for those morning fishing trips










Nothing like a little taste of fall at the beach!




If you’re interested in a chance to win the hand painted pumpkin table runner shown above, you can see the details here

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be sharing this with the parties below and the special Tiered Tray Extravanza put on by the lovely Thoughts of Home Thursday Blogs, be sure to stop by and view or join the party on Tuesday here

Juicy Details

painted cake dome, pumpkin glasses/JMdesigns, my original handpainted glassware

pumpkin dinner plates/Pier 1

tiered tray, leaf plates, wooden tray/Hobby Lobby several years ago

stripped pumpkin, football ornaments/Hobby Lobby this year


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Creatively Crafty,  Your Inspired Design














36 Responses to “Home Decor, Fall Hospitality Buffet”
  1. How fun, I love the fish bowl Jenna:@) Congrats to HH-Happy Fishing!

  2. What a great snack buffet! I love serving buffet-style, and that’s perfect for informal, drop-in get-togethers, especially during football season. Cute displays pieces, Jenna.

  3. Mary says:

    Jenna, You’ve rolled out the aqua carpet with a sea of snacks for your fall hospitality buffet! I love your assortment of goodies and the pretty contrast of orange leaves and painted pumpkins and palm trees for your beach side fall dining!

    P.S. I’m not sure there’s enough snacks in the sea to make up for the bone crushing loss of USC 🙂

  4. Jodi says:

    what an amazing snack station! You are sure the hostess with the mostest! LOVE that OWL!!!!! If you ever get tired of it…. I’m just sayin’ LOL! 🙂

  5. Donna says:

    This is an amazing snack station! Love the tiered basket tray…the oversized martini glass is perfect for fruit. The fish bowl is just the thing for a waterside setting. You always have such good ideas!

  6. doodletllc says:

    What a Lovely Table. Sending Peace and Love to the World Today. http://doodlet.me/

  7. Jacqueline says:

    What a lovely hostess you are! I would feel so welcomed and loved to come and enjoy something like this. The pumpkin pillows are a darling fall touch. Jealous of your time away at the beach. How fun for you! Seems like we are always running back for work and church and kids! I can’t imagine how wonderful an extended stay would be.
    It always makes you stop and think on a day like today, doesn’t it! I am so grateful for our country, and so sad for those who were taken so early!

  8. cozinest says:

    What an incredible hostess you are, Jenna! Everything is easy and delicious. My kind of cooking!!!

  9. Edith Weldon says:

    So lovely and cute!!! So many clever ideas for that buffet!!

  10. Jenna, no wonder you have so many guests…you entertain in style and hospitality! What a wonderful snack station you have amassed. The two guys may decide to stay, but they may feel that they are in hostile territory in Tide Country! Love this clever idea for keeping your masses happy and fed!

  11. Anonymous says:

    What a great stand Jenna. I love how you use it for a snack station, great idea! The color is fabulous, especially at the beach. All your stems and plates sure adds a special flair. Hope you BIL survived the game score. Some of us here when to the game, to hot for me at 101 degrees……..
    Have a great week.

  12. The way you entertain it’s a wonder your house is not full of house guests all the time. What a spread of goodies!
    Love your decorating and cooking skills.

  13. Love love LOVE the color scheme for this tablescape! Its my favorite (any turquoise hue, actually). And I like that your layout coordinated with your walls. 🙂 The little owls playing peek-a-boo around the snacks are a fun touch!

  14. Hi Jenna, ohh I luv the little owl, I have a crush on owls!!! Super colors on the tablescape!!!

  15. I want to be a guest at your house!

  16. Laurie says:

    Jenna, your snack presentation and outdoor Fall dining are great. Love the mix of turquoise and orange. Great way to bring Fall to the beach. I don’t know why I never realized you were in Orange Beach. Since our children were young, we’ve been going to Perdido Key. We go to church services at the Florabama lounge when we’re there. Next time, I’ll have to look you up..

    • Thanks Laurie, I could tell from your photos you were close by! I haven’t experienced church at the Bama yet, but I heard it’s actually very good- you ought to plan a visit in the fall, October is especially beautiful- >

  17. Kim says:

    Well, you certainly kicked a field goal here! So much fall inspiration at the beech. The tiered baskets are so useful and pretty at the same time. Wonderful snacks! Congrats to your HH on his retirement. That’s awesome!

  18. Rhonda says:

    The owl and Indian in the beautiful aqua tier basket just made me smile! Love them! Your fall buffet layout is lovely and inviting! Congrats on HH’s retirement! Enjoy your time on the coast! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  19. Fabulous decor! All of it is just gorgeous!! Awesome job!

  20. Ellen says:

    Your tiered tray is fabulous. Love the color and the design! It looks like it was fun to fill, too!

  21. Linda says:

    Very sweet vignette Jenna. you know how to entertain. The tiered tray looks so pretty. I am loving the color. A lovely fall buffet to welcome anyone.

  22. Your snack buffet looks delicious. What a great way to host a crowd.

  23. Very cute! Great idea for the mason jars to keep the snacks fresh!

  24. Oh you are speaking my aqua love language! What a wonderful tiered tray. Thank you so very much for sharing this gem.

  25. What a GREAT display. I was ogling everything. I love those metal three-tier stands and mason jars, and the way you put this together is marvelous. I also lust after all of your painted goodies, the cake dome with the palm trees in particular. Great collection of items here, and seeing it was a fun way to start my day.

  26. Sandra Garth says:

    You definitely know how to roll out the welcome mat! I love that tiered stand and it’s going on my must find list. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate Your Story and sharing your links.

  27. JESS44903 says:

    Everything looks so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  28. Jenna can you email me please or message me on facebook. I didn’t see any social media links to facebook or twitter where I could find an email address for you. Linda from LifeandLinda.com and I are going to do a “Halloween Tablescape Link Party” and we’d like to know if you’d like to be a co host with us. Its a one time link party for Halloween Tablescapes.


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