Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Late Summer Lunch on the Deck

 Happy Labor day my friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful, FUN weekend! We are going to a picnic today but I wanted to share a lunch table I did last week on a very nice, cooler day. LOW humidity and moderate temps gave me the desire to GET OUTSIDE for a change before summer was over! I am hoping to be able to enjoy a FEW more meals outside this month but we are MOVING on 9/28 so this will be a BUSY time for me. I set this table on the deck with some dishes I found at Homegoods several years ago and fell in LOVE with! They only had 2 but I knew they would be fine for the 2 of us.
 I bought the dinner plates the salad lates and the bowls to all go together. I knew I had these placemats and matching napkins that would be the PERFECT match! Serendipity!!!!I decided to use a small grapevine wreath as the napkin ring to bring an organic feel to the table.
 My centerpiece was very simple, a SMALL wicker covered bottle with one of my hydrangeas and some of the impatiens growing in the window boxes on the deck.
 Isn't the color of the flower very close to the dish flowers???
 I just love these and wish I had more.
 This is the beautifully detailed dinner plate.
 And the matching bowl.
 I used my green handled flatware for this table. I thought it brought out the green in the placemat and the dish very nicely.

 Of course I added a couple of votives for some ambiance:):)
 My green goblets are for our COLD drinks.

 It was a beuatiful day last week. Since then it has gotten hot and humid again.
 Soon the sun was moving around the table and casting BEAUTIFUL shadows.
 Here you can see a little of the bottle/vase.

 I wish you ALL could have joined us for a simple lunch.
I will be joining these parties this week:

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~

Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish!~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~

2805 for Potpourri Friday~

Thanks again for your visit. You all are the best. XO, Pinky


  1. How very pretty, the dishes are beautiful and the flat wear is just perfect.

  2. Pinky, that is just gorgeous!! What beautiful colors, and I love that flatware!!

  3. Love the colors Pinky!! How refreshing!!

  4. Such a beautiful tablescape, love the summer colors. You are amazing! XO ~Liz

  5. Your table is beautiful, Pinky! I love how the place mats and napkins compliment the dishes! Neat idea to use grapevine as napkins rings!

    Enjoy the holiday!


  6. The flower on the dish and the "real" flower are beautiful...All of the pieces in your setting are perfect compliments which lends to a most beautiful table....How exciting for you to be getting ready for your move...seems like it was yesterday that you just started the building process....Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!

  7. Pinky, how pretty! Your dishes are just beautiful and coordinate so well with your linens! How nice to sit out and enjoy a meal outside. I am longing for those days!

  8. I love that table setting and the dishes are just beautiful . . . I love them!

  9. I love that table setting and the dishes are just beautiful . . . I love them!

  10. Pinky,
    Love all the soft pastel hues in this patio tablescape! Wonderful to enjoy the out of doors, once again! The floral in your placemats, plates and the flowers are stunning! Blue is indeed a refreshing hue!

  11. Hi Pinky! I love your beautiful table and all of the colors you've used. I'm sure it's wonderful to sit outside and a meal. wish we could do that here. It's still so horribly hot.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Hi Pinky,

    WoW... I am drooling with your dinner plates. I would do anything to have them §:-) Where did you bought them? I might ask my friends to grab a set for me. I can't get my eyes from them.

    Absolutely, gorgeous setting. Thinking this is the last summer meal out in the porch.

    Happy week day.

    Greetings from rainy STockholm,

  13. Oh so beautiful and such gorgeous soft colors. I would love to be eating on the patio, still way tooooooo hot. Did you get your books yet? Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. Beautiful tablescape, Pinky! Such happy colors ... love the pop of hot pink flowers!

  15. Pinky........ everything you do is always beautiful!!!
    You're amazing that you can still put a beautiful table together in the midst of building a new home......
    Your new home is looking good!!!

  16. Very pretty tablescape, Pinky. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet note about my fall mantle yesterday. I'm anxious to see what my mom creates with all the leftover fall flowers I have. I hope you have a great week!

  17. Pinky, wished I could have joined you for this lunch. This table is gorgeous. I love the pastel details. Perfection!

  18. Such a pretty table! Good luck with your upcoming move.
    XO Cindy

  19. Pinky, Love all the soft pastel hues in this patio tablescape! Wonderful to enjoy the out of doors.

  20. I know you must be excited to have an official moving date now! Your table setting is very summery and pretty. I guess the next table setting you do will be in the your new house! How exciting.

  21. What a lovely tablescape! That blue is beautiful! I love browsing all the "home goods" at Home Goods! I could spend hours in there!

  22. Your table vignette is beautiful! Your dishes are gorgeous.....the color is stunning!

  23. Your dishes are beautiful, Pinky! Everything looks so fresh & calming -- love it!

  24. This is so pretty Pinky! I love the flowers tucked down in the bowl...beautiful! I would love to have lunch in this spot!

  25. Pinky,
    That is a very lovely looking summer tablescape. The color the pattern of those dishes are very pretty. Everything goes together.
    Pat @ Topiary Rose.

  26. Oh wow, wish I was eating at your table, in those beautiful dishes, with that gorgeous flatware! Gorgeous setting dear Pinky..but than, I always know how lovely it's going to be at your place!

  27. Hello, my dear friend! I bet you are so so busy right now... and excited! How sweet of you to set such a lovely table for just one last luncheon for you and me! And what better place to be than on your BEAUTIFUL deck! Love the soft colors of the dishes!!!

  28. How lovely this is! I love those dishes, gorgeous colors!
    So pretty!

  29. Hi Pinky~ I love your table for two! I usually pick up twos or fours when I'm a HG~ that way I can have/store twice as many patterns :) We are finally having a few days with less humidity and temperatures in the 80s instead of 90s~ I'm ready for fall!

    I know you must be anxious to have your move behind you and get settled~ lots to look forward to :)

  30. I have to tell you how much I love that color combo. Can I borrow those for my beach house (that I don't have) LOL....because that's what I thought when I saw them. Perfect colors for a beach house. The dishes and table setting are beautiful.

  31. Pinky, you're the hostess with the mostest! Such a beautiful tablescape. You do a great job with combinations!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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