Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dining On the Deck!!!

I had almost forgotten how HOT and HUMID and STICKY and HEAVY July can be. This year has been hard, but we have had several evenings when we could eat out on the deck and it has been wonderful. I LOVE eating outside, relaxing and enjoying the evening. I also love to set a pretty table, don't you think the food tastes even better outside? Well, here is my latest table.
 I started with this colorful, flowery indoor/outdoor tablecloth. I had these cute napkins that matched so well also! As you can see, I also mixed the flatware around the table.
 The dinner plates and salad plates are melamine but the bowls are not. I wanted to bring the bowls into the setting because they each have a different pattern but blend with the salad plates so well.
 I love the way the swirls on the bowl match the swirls on the plate.
 These FUN wine glasses seemed perfect. They are acrylic too so no worries.

 We would love for you to join us!

 I brought out a flowered candle ring around a plain white candle.

 I lit the candles for you too!

 I cut one of the HUGE water hibiscus to show you....
 along with a few other garden flowers.
I hope we can enjoy many more dinners outside. I try to eat breakfast out here most mornings. I like to get out before it gets too brutally hot:) I hope you are enjoying your summer too!!!!
XO, Pinky
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Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. Pinned it just because it is so cute! The colors are great and I love the tablecloth.

  2. I absolutely love your table colors! Love the tablecloth and those orangey dishes. It's that time of the year for our transition colors.

  3. Oh how so very beautiful and colorful...the hibiscus is just the perfect flower for your tablescape!
    Very hot here too!....I need to check into those misting fans!

  4. Your tablescape idea is new and floral. It took me one minute to spot the napkin. That napkin camouflaged with tablecloth beautifully.Flower decoration is perfectly done to cherish precious moments.

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  5. Love your mix of dishes! So much eye poping color on them. They are beautiful. It's way too hot for us outside right now. We can't seem to get out of the 100's most days. I love the red color of your Hibiscus. It's very pretty!

  6. Pinky,
    Gorgeous tablescape,d ear friend!
    Your bowls blend nicely with the dinnerware!
    I love the photo that goes across the table and shares a glimpse of the lawn!
    Enjoy your time on the Patio!

  7. Gosh, I only WISH we could eat outside right now - here in Florida it's just impossible most of the year, too hot and too many mosquitoes!

  8. Thankfully we have many nights when eating outside is possible. Your table satisfies my love of color and pattern.

  9. What a cheerful and welcoming tablescape you have created. Love the colors and the way you have coordinated the dishes. Amazing!

  10. What a beautiful tablescape! I love your beautiful linens, and I adore those bowls! They are such a perfect compliment to the lovely plates.

  11. Very pretty tablescape! Thank you for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It :)

  12. Loving the bright colors, I wish we could eat outside but the heat is here and the warm summer breezes have left us for the past couple of weeks. I will have to live vicariously through yours :-)


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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