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Fall Outdoor Kitchen Table Ideas

Fall is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining. You will love these outdoor kitchen table ideas for your outdoor or fall party. See how to set a casual table with budget-friendly thrift store dishes and DIY tableware.

The outdoor kitchen at The Ponds is an old cinder box cabin that has been repurposed. I shared the before and after images and construction details on DIY Outdoor Kitchen – Before & After.

View of table setting and outdoor Kitchen decorated for Fall Pulled Pork Nacho Dinner Party.

We love to entertain here all year, but Fall entertaining is lovely.

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What’s In The Outdoor Kitchen?

The outdoor kitchen includes many vintage items, such as an antique cookstove and a 70+-year-old vintage Hotpoint Refrigerator that runs like a dream.

Vintage cookstove, antique primitive cabinet and antique refrigerator provide storage in outdoor kitchen.

In addition, vintage and antique cabinets hold dinnerware and cutlery. They are decorated for fall using dried gourdes and mums.

The sign is a reproduction of the original sign that led to The Ponds when fishing was open to the public.

DIY Vintage Sign and Gourdes add to the outdoor kitchen decor

There is a vintage cast iron sink along with Brad’s gas grill and electric smoker.

The screen door above the sink was original to the cabin, and my dad built it. Therefore, it hangs as a piece of art in the kitchen.

Vintage screen door hangs above the sink in the outdoor kitchen.  The DIY Corn Husk Wreath decorates the area for fall.

In addition, there is room for three bar-height tables and bar chairs for dining under the covered structure when the weather isn’t good.

Another side table is decorated with a gourd and wheat garland, while the DIY Corn Husk Wreath I shared earlier is above it.

DIY Corn Husk Wreath combined with a dried gourd by the outdoor kitchen sink.

What’s Outside The Outdoor Kitchen?

The area immediately in front of the outdoor kitchen is filled with multiple bistro tables that are easily moved and rearranged for different dinner parties. The matching dining chairs are stackable for ease of storage.

There is an outdoor smoker, and a dry sink for our Low Country Boil dumps.

In addition, we have several outdoor heaters to extend the entertaining season.

Outdoor Kitchen Dinning Area and DIY Bar for beverages.

Next to the water is a fire pit, and most evenings end with all the chairs pulled up close, especially on cooler evenings. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see a few dropped marshmallows from the many marshmallows roasted around the fire.

The fire pit also extends the area for cold-weather entertaining. We spent New Year’s Eve by the fire pit this past year.

White Pumpkins and Blue Vintage Dishes set on the dinner table by the outdoor fire pit.

Another feature is the outdoor bar which previously was a boat dock.

The DIY bar is perfect for a beverage station and allows guests to gather in multiple areas around the outdoor kitchen.

Hand-painted table runner made of drop cloth fabric matches the outdoor seat cushions for a Fall Dinner Party
The Hand-painted Drop Cloth Table runners are custom-made to fit each table arrangement.

Outdoor Kitchen Table Ideas

Y’all know I love to set a table, and this casual outdoor kitchen table idea was easy and fun to put together.

The three bistro tables are combined with eight chairs for this small Pulled Pork Nacho dinner party.

The DIY Hand-Painted Table Runner was designed to coordinate with the outdoor seat cushions.

3 bistro tables combine for the outdoor entertaining table for a Fall Dinner Party

The table runner’s combination of blues and burnt orange inspired the place settings.

The blues in the thrifted, vintage Currier & Ives Dinner Plates are combined with a mix of burnt orange and tan napkins.

Woven thrift store placemats also pull colors from the table runner.

Hand painted table runner made from a drop cloth fabric and vintage dishes set the outdoor kitchen table.

Outdoor Table Centerpiece

The narrow bistro tables only allow for a simple centerpiece, so adding a centerpiece was challenging.

Outdoor Kitchen dining area overlooks the 3 ponds at The Ponds Farmhouse

Therefore, a slender handmade basket is filled with small white pumpkins and sprigs of fresh sage.

I added a fresh sage ring under the two remaining pumpkins to dress up the individual pumpkins. Also, tiny candles in glass containers are combined with brass candlesticks to complete the centerpiece

Small white pumpkins fill a narrow basket with fresh sage for a fall centerpiece on the narrow bistro tables

In addition, to complete the table setting, fall-shaped cookie cutters were repurposed and used as napkin rings.

Vintage Currier & Ives Blue Dishes with burnt orange napkins and cookie cutter napkin rings.
Fall Shaped Cookie Cutters were repurposed as napkin rings like this cute squirrel.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing these outdoor kitchen table ideas, and I look forward to sharing How to Set Up A Pull Pork Nacho Bar.

Orange & Blue Tableware combine for outdoor fall entertaining by the outdoor kitchen

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Outdoor Kitchen Decorated for Fall entertaining with tables set with orange and blue tableware.


Monday 17th of October 2022

This is such a beautiful tablescape and a gorgeous view too, Rachel! I love how your outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Especially, if you're grilling or finishing up last-minute things you can talk to your guests and still feel a part of the party. It's such a warm and welcoming space! Hugs, CoCo


Tuesday 18th of October 2022

CoCo, I really appreciate you for your sweet compliments and I'd love to have you join us. Wish we lived closer.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Saturday 15th of October 2022

Rachel, what a lovely space to entertain. I am so happy the weather is now such that we can start having people over again. Love it all.


Sunday 16th of October 2022

Mary, It's so fun to entertain. Thanks so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 15th of October 2022

What a gorgeous outdoor space for a fall feast. I'm in love with your hand-painted drop cloth table runner. So pretty Rachel.


Sunday 16th of October 2022

Kim, I've used these so many times. Love them.