Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~~~I Think I Just Might CROAK!!!!

Well, not really!!! But, because we are having the most glorious weather after Irene, I decided we needed a calm, restful dinner al fresco. I have several frog inspired accessories so decided to do a table outside near the pond where we hear the frogs croaking every night!!! There are alot of pictures because the sun was casting BEAUTIFUL shadows and the light kept changing so I kept snapping away!!!:):)
 When we dine out here it is like being in a tree house! We are really surrounded by trees, as I showed you yesterday.
 These GORGEOUS frog napkin rings were a GIFT!!! Do any of you remember Linda from RMS (Bellesmom)???? She sent these to me several years ago! I LOVE them! They have beautiful little beads on them too. I haven't heard from her in a while and miss her!
I used some of the flowers from the bouquet Joe sent me . They still look pretty!!!!!
 This is the candlestick.
 I think frogs are kinda cute, do you???
 We each also have a frog tea light holder.
 Of course, green glasses for our drinks.
 Beautiful alstromeria. It is in the lily family.
 This is an ivy plant that lives out here on the deck. It has a little frog stuck down into it too!
 I LOVE this pot!!!!
 He is so happy that it has cooled off he is smiling:):)

 I used a plaid/striped placemat, my white chargers that I love, my green square plate, white embossed salad plate, and the flowers make up the last layer. The creamy flatware is from Target.

 These pillows pick up the colors in the flowers so nicely.
 As you can see, I at first had used a different napkin ring then REMEMBERED my frog napkin rings!

 I layered 2 cut work napkins, a green and a white one and fluffed them out. It is such a pretty look.
 I lit the candles for you!

 Yes, there was a beautiful BREEZE outside too!

 I love the ruffled edge of this vegetable bowl.

 I wish you could all join us for dinner!

 I feel so fortunate and still have the people who suffered loss and flooding in my thoughts and prayers.
 I forget where I got these and the candlesticks, sorry! I have had themn for several years now.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be joining these parties this week!!!
Table Top Tuesday at :  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
White Wednesday at:  http://fadedcharm.blogspot.com/
Wow Us Wednesday at:  http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday at:  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday at:  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Feathered Nest Friday at:  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Foodie Friday at:  http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell Friday at:  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Friday at:  http://thepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Open House Friday at:  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/
Sunday Favorites at:  http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/
Seasonal Sundays at:  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/ Tablescape Thursday at http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Please visit some of these parties for LOTS of inspiration!!!! XO, Pinky I am now also joining Kristens new party: Share your Creations. See my sidebar for the link!


  1. Hi Pinky! I would love to be dining with you outdoors today. Cute cute cute! Looks like a pretty day there too.

  2. Hi Pinky,
    What a cool, serene elegant table
    with a touch of whimsy. The frog made it so cute! Very nice and looks like a pleasant evening in store for din din time!
    Blessings, nice to meet you here
    in blogland,

  3. Hi Pinky,
    I live in the Orlando area. Are your
    relatives anywhere near here???

    Also, thank you for your sweet comments.........
    Blessings, Nellie

  4. Hi Pinky! Oh, I love your precious table and what a lovely setting too.
    The little frog is adorable.
    You know what, the first fish jug I saw was on Linda's place at RMS! I fell in love with them and just happened to run across a couple at a thrift shop and that started it! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. oh Pinky your table is Darling i love the pretty linens just perfect . :)

  6. Pinky,
    Your tablescape has me leaping with joy! What a whimisical idea. "Mr. Ed" adores frogs, too! Thanks for showing us the "calm after the storm" at your home!

  7. Pinky you are too cute, love the title of this post!!! Green and white are so fresh and your little frogs add a touch of whimsy. You made a very special table for your evening meal, Kathysue

  8. O'Pinky what a beautiful place setting! I would love to be dining with you and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I'm glad that everything is back to normal there after the Hurricane. It is here too and we are having beautiful weather as well.

    Enjoy your day,

  9. Pinky, this is total enchantment. I love the setting, so pretty and your tablescape is gorgeous. I adore all of your frogs. They are so cute and the stack of three is just the cutest. Beautiful placesettings and linens. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. Love your colors and the frog. Wish I was there to have lunch today. Looks so nice.Thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautiful posting; I love all your little frogs too--thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words. Have a great week. Patty

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    This is great to have dinner for two, and the felling you are in a Tree House.. Pinky your plate's are gorgeous,with your two layeredy napkins and the frog rings so sweet.I have the same pillows on my patio. You did a lovely job putting this all together. I hope you have a great week.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new tablescape. and your pray's for Melanie.
    XXOO Diane

  13. Looks like frog heaven to me. Love the greens and the settings. I don't have anything frogish, but I love yours -- especially the candlesticks. Joni

  14. So fresh and beautiful.......I love frogs too. Wish I were sitting at your beautiful table!

  15. Oh, Pinky, the al fresco dining area looks gorgeous! I love the touch of whimsy with the frogs...so cute!!

  16. Hi Pinky, your table is darling, your frogs are so whimsical.. Michael over at Gollum's loves frogs. :-)) I do remember Bellesmom..how is she doing? Isn't it funny how those RMS days seem so far behind us now?
    You asked about the dishes, darling I got them about 2 years ago from Walmart, left them in the box forever and was going to return them, then decided on a fluke one afternoon to hang onto them, I'm so glad I did. I hope you can find some. Oh did I mention I love the color scheme of your table? What a beautiful day you had for photos. hugs ~lynne~

  17. I think I just fell in love with frogs. One of them has to be a prince. I am a kissing til I find one.
    Your table is so delightful. Every detail is perfect and the setting for dinner is a dream.
    Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Ginger

  18. Such a romantic tablescape you have created with a touch of whimsy! Loved all the frog details... especially those candle holders. And the ivy pot is such a darling! I like how you used soft muted greens and delicate lacey napkins to create such a beautiful tablesetting... lovely background as well. Thanks for inspiring us!~Poppy


  19. So cute!! Hasn't the weather been nice!! I am loving the cool mornings in Pa.


  20. Pinky, your table looks beautiful. I have always liked decorating with frogs but I've mostly used them in the garden. Your use of them on the table is very cute. Shannon

  21. Pinky, thanks for all the nice comments about my new clothes. I really like the black and white set also, it is so cute on. You asked about the sandles. They are W&M. I don't think I have seen that brand before, but they are so comfy. I am getting really excited about our trip. Hugs, Marty

  22. Hi Pinky~ Love your froggy table! My MIL has an enormous frog collection inside & out from all the grandkids gifting her with them. They look so cute on your table! I love the reflections of the green trees in your glass table top~ I'm sure it's delightful dining al fresco at your table!

    We had a few wonderful days weather-wise after Irene blew thru too with low humidity...I am BEYOND ready for fall :-)

  23. Hi Pinky,
    Love that name since pink is my favorite color. Love your table setting the frogs are a wonderful addition, very whimsical. Thanks for stopping by to visit our garden post. You asked about picture taking, I think the key is taking lots of pictures to get a few good shots. Also I spend a lot of time editing them, cropping straightening, etc. But it looks like you are doing a great job with your pictures! Please visit us again, Mom from Cottage and Broome.

  24. This post is so much fun. I adore your frog theme. Fun, yet very lovely at the same time. Great photos to share the amazing detail. Can I come too? Smile
    Hugs, Jeanne

  25. I have to agree with the other comments. Serene is the perfect word for this table. The setting is like a tree house. My favorite has to be the napkins and frog napkin rings. It's a challenge to do a centerpiece with an umbrella table but you did great!

  26. Hi Pinky, Loved your title!! What an adorable tablescape! It is so funny that you did a frog tablescape. I just looked out my window and saw my little froggy friend stuck to the glass! lol...and then I saw your post. Thanks for joining the party!! Kristen

  27. Just beautiful, Pinky. Graceful, elegant, and peaceful. Who could ask for more?

    Barb ♥

  28. What a beautiful outdoor setting. You really do live surrounded by trees...so pretty! I love the candlesticks and the napkin rings, what a fun table! We are hot and steamy again in Illinois, high today is 100-ugh. I'm sure you are watching Katia. My daughter got back to Orlando, but she is on the hurricane team at Disney, so we are always very aware!

  29. Lovely! Very peaceful and calming after the stress of the hurricane. I hated being w/o power or phone, very nerve wracking!
    Looks like a delightful place to have dinner, and yes, the weather has been so nice. Another storm coming they say! :(

  30. Hi!! I'm so pleased you stopped by and left a comment. I'm glad you liked my table and shower goodies.

    Yours is SO sweet and soft and adorable. Recently I did a post with my frogs as I seem to have quite a few frog things too. :) I love those napkin rings..very unusual! Great set up for outdoors.


  31. This is beautiful Pinky. So cool on this hot St Louis day!

  32. What a cool table, Pinky! I love the photos where you can see the reflection of the trees in the tabletop! It kind of plays tricks on the eye! The cool greens here are wonderful, and I'm glad they fit right in with the more temperate weather you are now enjoying. Those striped placemats have such a soothing effect. I don't know what exactly it is about them, but they are really, really pretty to me. I love all the frogs, especially the napkin rings! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, Pinky! Take good care!

  33. My son has collected
    frogs since he was
    four, but I think your
    collection might rival
    his!! I love hearing
    the real frogs sing us
    to sleep each night : )
    So sweet that Bellesmom
    Linda sent your those
    rings; love her!
    xx Suzanne

  34. Oh Pinky, I love your deck. It reminds me of North Carolina. It looks so cool.

  35. Pinky, your blog is my blog of the week!!

  36. Pinky your table is wonderful!! I love the taller frog candlestick!! I kick myself for not grabbing a ceramic centerpiece surrounded by frogs at Rogers Gardens!

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  37. Pinky look absolutely beauty! gloria

  38. Aw, Pinky, I'm GLAD you kept snappin' away and shared so many wonderful images! Lovely the way you've captured the beautiful light and shadow effects! You really made us feel that we were right there with you.

    Hope you and yours have a safe, enjoyable weekend.

    Warmest regards,


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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