This is what the trees look like today near here. One strong wond, and all the leaves will be gone though. I absolutely love the autumn colours.
The table decorations are done, and I will post a photo after the party. They don't look wonderful on my kitchen table, but will in the hall with all the beads and white cloths and candles and glasses. My kitchen just may return to its original use after this weekend! I love making things look good. And the cutlery? Ikea. Do not ask. When I finally find the other lot, we will have enough for parties of 160. (And I apologise to those of you who DO have an Ikea....I see that it has arrived in the States, though not in the middle part yet!)