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Jul 15, 2009

TABLESCAPE THURSDAY-DINNER ON THE DECK

Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch has invited us back for another Tablescape Thursday.
If you would like to join in take some photos of your table setting whether over the top set for the Queen or simple with a picnic flair. It doesn't matter. Just join in by adding your url to the Mr. Linky thingamabob on Susan's page after you publish your post. Make sure to visit the other people who have joined in.

Now for my Sunday dinner with friends. We were not sure of the weather for this day. Our sunshine had disappeared and the winds were picking up. Finally about half an hour before they arrived I decided to take a chance on the weather and I set the table.

We don't get the hot sun back there anymore since the trees have grown so big. Not that it was sunny that day. Of course Maxine is right there hoping for a place setting of her own.
It is funny how the wine glasses have disappeared in the photo. I should have poured some red to help them show up.
I have started to use tea towels as napkins as they are much bigger and stay on the lap easier. They are soft and very washable too. Not to mention they can soak up a whole lotta dribbles.

My dripless candles were apparently not cooperating. We also had to relight them a couple of times when the ice cold wind blew in. Us ladies were wrapped in afghans shortly after dinner. We finally gave up the challenge and went inside to enjoy dessert.

22 comments:

Frugal Fine Living said...

Very pretty! I love your deck, too.

Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

Lori,

I love this!! It is more of a backyardscape than tablescape. I've never heard you mention that beautiful veggie garden! And your lovely deck! I want to know what kind of flowers were in the pitcher on the table...I haven't seen them before.

The tablescape is pretty. Sorry about the candles. That must have been a bummer cleaning up that pretty candelabra.

You know, we can sit out night after night but when we have company, it's either too hot, too cold or the bugs invade. Such is life.

Have a great week, my friend!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Lori E said...

Yes the deck...I have recently spent a week staining it. Two decks actually as there is one up top too. Will have to do a met Monday with the pictures.
Jane: those flowers are imported from some far away land where they grow in a factory with underpaid labor putting them together. So sorry.

Alicia said...

Hi Lori,
Great tablescape and fabulous back yard. It makes me want to put a deck in our backyard. It looks so relaxing. Thanks for sharing.
Alicia

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ooooh Lori I am in love with your deck and beautiful yard WOW!! Now girl I got some of those candles and they did the same thing to me...Loved seeing this great eye candy...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

What a lovely outdoors setting. Your deck looks so nice and your table is so soothing! Love the soft green colors!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely deck tablescape! Love all the greens.

Michelle said...

OH MY...your deck is wonderful. So nice and big, no problem with several tables.

It's the wind that causes problems with candles, yes, even the dripless ones.

Sorry the weather was not cooperating but I bet everyone had a great time!

Dana and Daisy said...

An afghan in July? How lucky you were!

Morning T said...

Very pretty, I especially love your lantern in the background. I'm SO jealous that it was actually cold there!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lori, I love your setting and your wonderful table. It all looks soooo completely inviting! Wow, when's dinner?

Barb

xinex said...

Hi Lori! What a lovely setting! I just love outdoor dining and your deck is perfect for it. Beautiful table!...Christine

Fifi Flowers said...

Love how well those DRIPLESS work... LOL! Lovely deck and table!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Very nice...love eating outside!

Brenda said...

I can't believe someone needed an afghan for warmth somewhere! We're dying in the heat here in Texas! You've set a lovely serene table here in a most scenic setting.
Brenda

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a great place to entertain your friends. The table is lovely. Send some of that cool air down our way! Happy TT!

Christi

Florida Sue said...

You sure did a great job on your deck. This looks so pretty Lucy. I had that same dining set in Canada,and it lasted forever and was so comfortable. You have it all done so nicely with the pitcher of flowers.

XO Lucy.

Jane said...

Love the lush yard! Hard to picture it covered in snow here soon! ;)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What a nice outdoor setting! I agree about the towels, much better than napkins!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very soft and pretty! I hope the weather cooperated!

Katherine

Bill said...

The freshness of the colors and the simplicity of the setting really appeal to me. Great photo of your "dripless" candles! Your witty comments alone are well worth the price of admission!

Looking forward to seeing your before-and-after pictures of staining your decks.

Have a great weekend!

Poppedijne said...

A very fresh and elegant look.Thanks for sharing.

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