Sunday, April 29, 2012

Summer Tablescapes

Dinner with friends. Casual evening. Already too hot to eat outside in Central California in April. We may have cooler evenings but this particular evening was in the 90s and we would have been in the direct sunlight. So, I gave the evening a outdoor feeling.

Nothing special. Nothing mind-blowing. Just bright and sunny.

Now, for some inspiration for the next time:

There is something so appealing about formal dishes, silver and stemware in a casual setting. Love the moss and lace. So many contrasting ideas coming together is such a great way.

Same idea....formal furniture in a beautiful informal garden. Just stunning. Who doesn't want to have tea here?

I think if I don't purchase a burlap tablecloth or runner from Etsy soon, I might scream!
Formal chandelier, mismatched shabby chairs, casual setting and gorgeous flowers
Gorgeous garden theme...

RUFFLES.....and lights under the tablecloths. Beautiful
So pretty. I love the metal Paris cafe chairs and the beautiful bouquets.
Look at the metal mesh dome.....

Lunch on the lake. Quilt clever. I love the purples and greens. Fresh and pretty.
So many gorgeous ideas for eating AL Fresco!


  1. Gorgeous Post with lots to think about! My Mom's name is Thelma(How about that???) I am going to go peek into your etsy shop...
    I'd love for you to peek into my Land of Blog if you have a chance!
    Have a fun week,

    1. Oh that's great! it. Thanks for visiting. I am headed over to your blog now!!!!!!!

  2. Hard to believe it is too hot to eat out there and too cold here yet.Now, I am looking forward to eating outdoors even more-lots of pretty pics.


    1. Carolyn, I know. Sometimes we go right from winter (not severe, but some rain) right into hot weather. I need a pool and some sort of awning in order to be outside more! When I visit my family during the summer, in the state of Washington, I love to sit outside with them...sunny yet cool. :) Hope it heats up soon so you can enjoy dining al fresco!

  3. Hi Karen: I have just started following you and I'm so happy to meet you and have you following me. Your blog is beautiful and I have all the same wishes you have. I'm anxious to read more..Happy May Day to You..Judy

  4. So much beautiful inspiration. I am usually pretty lame in table decorations- meaning I don't do them.


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