Wednesday, August 10, 2011

~~A Lunch by The Shore!!!~~~

Well, a girl can dream can't she???:):) I had planned to set this table OUTSIDE and enjoy our lunch on the deck. Well, Mother Nature had different plans for me. I had gathered all my dishes etc. and then THIS happened!!!! It rained,

 It POURED!!!!!!
 It rained so hard it looked foggy!!!!
 So, it all came inside. That's fine, we can still enjoy a nice lunch in the air conditioning and watch Mother Naute CRY big, fat tears!!!!! I found this adorable planter a few years ago and had to have it since I already had dishes with a sand chair on them! AND, the colors were PERFECT! I had wanted to get some yellow flowers to put in it but didn't get to the store in time. So, I had to improvise!

 Here are the chair dishes. Aren't they cute?! I think they should have put an umbrella on that left side too!!!! Maybe I should start designing dishes:):)
 I used a pale yellow placemat, a solid, skyblue dinner dish, a creamy salad plate with a pretty edge, and the chair plate on top! I decided against using my chargers for this table. Wanted to keep it simple. Plus I like the look of the blue plate against the pale yellow placemat.
 The S and P match the band around the plates.

 I love these wavy, blue goblets!
 Just got these great lanterns at CTS this year. They are so versatile, go with so many things!

 By now, the SUN was TRYING to peek out. I wanted to keep the colors of this table soft and relaxing.
 I paired a soft yellow napkin and a blue one together for a FULL look.

 Simple creamy flatware.
One of my favorite napkin rings encircles the napkins.

 Just love the look of these goblets.

 A birds eye view!
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  1. ahhh Pinky that is adorable. Love the little plants. The rain looks pretty though:)

  2. This is adorable Pinky. I'm sorry you got rained out, your table is just as fun and festive inside. Love the napkin ring holders.. just too cute..

  3. Well, if it rained like that here, I'd go out and just stand in it! It's been sooooo long since we've had rain...everything's burned or is burning up. Grass looks like hay.

    Your table is adorable! I love the little vase and the chair plates. The soft yellows and blue look very cool and charming. Wish I were there to join you ~ :-)


  4. Sure wish it would rain here!!!!!

    Your table looks great, and you accomplished your goal, it looks very soft and relaxing..
    I love the lanterns...and all the soft relaxing colors!

  5. Pinky,
    This is stunning!!! Adore the planter with your dishes, dear! If you are designing dishes...I want to preview them before they hit the market. Why? Once they hit retail...they'll be SOLD OUT! Don't let it RAIN on your picnic....enjoy!

  6. Pinky your table is gorgeous! I'll be right over to enjoy this festivity with

    Have a wonderful day,

  7. Your table looks gorgeous and perfect for festivity! Great shots of RAIN!
    Love those blue hues. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  8. I really would give anything for some rain. It looks so good. Your table is wonderful. The colors are soft and pretty.. sucha great table! xo marlis

  9. So sorry your table got rained in. But you did a great job. I have those same salad plates. I use them on an everyday basis, but haven't done a tablescaper per se. You've got me thinking...

    - The Tablescaper

  10. I, too , was a little distracted by the rain, we are so desperate for a little rain here in TX. Love your adirondack chair plates. They are so summery ~ your whole table is just great!!

  11. Cute chair plates, Pinky. Too bad it rained cause they are really perfect for a picnic outside. Nevertheless, you still set a fabulous table and the plants outside are happy...Christine

  12. Adirondack chair plates, total cuteness!

    Love your table!! Must know where those adorable plates came from, pretty please??


  13. Too bad that your lunch got rained out. The table is just perfect. I love those plates! How fun are they?! Everything looks like a fun day in the sun, just right for a rainy day! Great job!

  14. Love what you did with the table..looks beautiful and those plates are amazing!! I don't know, call me strange but somehow I love when it rains when I have friends over for lunch, it makes it so cozy...but I know there is something great about dining al fresco too!Stop by doing a great giveway ends tonight (if you haven't already)

  15. I LOVE these dishes, Pinky. They are sooo pretty...just perfect for an outside meal..except if it rains.:))

  16. How pretty this all is! Love the blue and yellow. Those plates are so fun for summer -- perfect with you cute centerpiece. Love those wonderful lanterns! Looks like a really fun summer dayz luncheon.

  17. Love your table. The lanterns are just perfect. The rain...I'm so envious.

  18. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your pretty Tablescape, with your lovely plates for your summer day luncheon how sweet. I also love your lanterns for the lighting.. If it ever rains in Texas. I will have a tablescape in the rain... Pinky. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my new Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a great weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  19. Thanks for stopping by!! Love this tablescape! Those dishes are so cute with the chair on them. Love the chair planter and napkin rings too...adorable! Makes me really miss the beach...maybe I'll get to go next year. We have finally gotten some rain here in Arkansas and are thrilled! I looked outside this morning and I swear my yard greened up overnight! This has been the hottest summer I can ever remember...

    I sold the scarecrow tassel but am going to make more if you are interested. They are $24. Have a great day!! Kristen

  20. Hi, Pinky! At least you guys got some rain. We have been SO dry. Most of our neighbors' yards look like desert wasteland. We have been fighting (and paying!!!) to try to keep ours green. What a hot summer! I think your table looks just as pretty indoors. LOVE the plates with the Adirondack chairs. Those are really cool! Really, really like the napkin rings, too! Beautiful setting!

  21. Nicely set table, wonderful job.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  22. Such a cute setting. I love those plates with the lawn chairs on them.

  23. HI Pinky! OH, I love your cute table. Look at your dishes with the little lawn chair! Love it.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  24. Cute, CUTE centerpiece...I can see why you just HAD to get it, Pinky! It goes perfectly with your dishes.
    LOVE the pale blue & yellows you've chosen. Very soothing!

    I hope you will find a partner to play with your dishes, so you can join in the "Table For Two" meme in the fall.


  25. Hi Pinky! I just love the chair cute. Your table is lovely and I adore the napkin rings. Thank you for sharing at the Open House party and have a great week.

  26. Wonderful, summery, "outdoor" tablescape. Love those chair plates! Please send that wonderful rain here, please! Have a delightful week.

  27. Lovely table Pinky. I have some "chair" napkin rings, so I love the chair theme. Wish we could get some of that rain here in Texas.

  28. I know the frustration of planning a table outside and having a downpour~ although lately, rain is welcome! Love your fun Adirondack plates...your centerpiece is perfect with them! Thanks for your visits & sweet comments :-)

  29. Well, it is cute indoors, too. Just be glad you have rain. We look like we live in the desert now.

  30. Thanks for bringing your lunch by the shore to Seasonal sundays, even without the shore. LOL!

    - The Tablescaper

  31. Wow! This looks amazing! I love the blue and yellow color theme for this tablescape and those chair plates are so perfect! Goes so well with the planter and your napkin holders are so adorable. Loving those white lanterns....a perfect summer luncheon table. Thanks for having us for lunch,it was a lot of fun!~Poppy


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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