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We don’t eat family dinners at the table nearly enough. We were really good about it when we first moved into the Mad House, but those dinners have been replaced by TV trays in front of the television. I thought that maybe setting a pretty autumn table would motivate me to serve dinner at the dining room table again. Mealtimes together are so special! Instead of sticking to a typical red, brown, and orange Fall color scheme, I tried something a little unexpected.
If you know your color wheel, you know that orange’s complementary color is blue. Blue also happens to be one of my favorite colors to decorate with! I laid out my blue plaid tablecloth and created a table runner from blue place mats. I brought in orange, white and coral pumpkins from all around the house to spread down the middle of the table. I added in some glitter and metallic pumpkins to make the whole setting light and bright.
Finally, I layered some plates at each place setting. Each setting also got a glass full of autumn tea. Iced tea is one of my favorite beverages year round. I order it almost everytime I go out to eat, but I too often forget to serve it with meals at home!
This Autumn Tea Recipe is really simple, and it’s something your whole family will enjoy. I hope you will sit down to dinner with your friends and family soon!
- 1 Lipton Iced Black Tea – Family Sized tea bags
- 8 c. hot water
- 4 c. apple cider
- sugar, to taste
- Brew iced tea according to package directions. Let cool.
- Combine tea, cider and sugar and stir well.
- Refrigerate until serving.
- Serve over ice.
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