Thursday, October 25, 2012

SPRING-LIKE DINING IN THE FALL

The weather is perfect for dining outside, but it sounds like cooler temps are on the way.  So, I set the table outside for an informal supper with friends.

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Dinner plates & Salad plates:  Certified International, Pamela A. Gladding.  The fruit stems were from Tuesday Morning several years ago, and the tablecloth was a gift from my sister.

Thanks for coming to the picnic.  I’ll be joining Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  laurie

24 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Bet your friends enjoyed your pretty table setting. Food always taste better when in good company.
I am not looking forward to the rain and cooler temps. :/

Debbie said...

This happens to be my very favorite time of year to picnic so I am especially fond of this table. I love the dishes and especially that table cloth, but my favorite part of all is the picnic hamper filled with flowers. I love the way that looks!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love those metal basket weave vintage baskets. Especially with flowers inside. Very fun S & P Shakers and plates too.

Susan S. said...

What a beautiful table! I sure would enjoy sitting outside and eating with you! Hope you're having a great fall. I haven't been blogging much but just started with two new posts. Come over and see what's going on in my neighborhood! :)

Marlis said...

Laurie.. a wonderful table! I love the tablecloth. Your dishes look spectacular on it. Great idea mixing the stem colors. And that you set the table towards one end.. Great!! xo marlis

ellen b. said...

What fun to have a meal outside in the fall. I'm enjoying your fruit theme!

Alicia said...

Love the setup and the plates!

Merlesworld said...

I like the painted glasses they are so pretty.
Merle......

Sarah said...

Lucky friends to get to enjoy this darling table and an alfresco dinner with you. Love the picnic basket holding your flowers. Perfect container!

kitty said...

What a perfect Fall picnic. I love the vintage picnic basket holding the flowers. It makes the best centerpiece.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is lovely. The table cloth has the colors of Fall..except brighter! I like that! Enjoy these nice days!

Infuse With Liz said...

A fall picnic! Love it! Pretty dishes and stemware! Love the antique picnic basket and the tablecloth! Please pass the houses so I can salt & pepper my food! How cute!

Tea in Texas said...

Absolutely a tempting idea for a picnic and the fruit theme is so pretty. The plates with fruit are so pretty and I love their square shape. Your glassware is Royal Worcester "Evesham" pattern and matches perfectly.

Thanks, Pam

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I just sent you a comment, I don't know where it went, lol! I said that your table is so inviting and beautiful from the tabletopper, the dishes are gorgeous, the glasses and the flower basket..beautiful! Wish I was there too. Big hugs,
FABBY

Marigene said...

Lovely table...the picnic basket filled with flowers makes a great centerpiece! Both plates are so pretty.

Susan Herin said...

Laurie, this is wonderful! I love those plates. They remind me of my fave china I keep on my hutch that has a little house on it. We have to take advantage of these last warm days for dining outside. Your setting truly captured the feel for dining outdoors. :)

Scribbler said...

What a wonderful al fresco table!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Laurie,
The colors are great. I love how the plates differ, and the stemware does too.
The basket of mums is lovely.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a lovely table. The colors are beautiful. And I love the outdoor setting.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Laurie,this is such a pretty al fresco table! LOVE the vintage picnic picnic basket. It may be springlike weather... but the colors are pure fall fun!

Mary Ellen said...

We'd have to picnic in the snow if you were here Laurie!!

Your table is so pretty - love the picnic basket full of flowers!! I cut my mums which look like daisies before it snowed and have bunches in the house! Last of the flowers for awhile!

bee blessed
mary

Palomasea said...

Charming and lovely...what an artist you are.
I hope it was a splendid picnic!
xoxo,
- Irina

xinex said...

Beautiful fruit plates, Laurie. I am sure you and your friends had a great time. It is cold here today and tomorrow, in the 30's at night and 64 is the high...
Christine

Lisa Montsion said...

I always try to dine outside whenever I can. I just love eating outside.

lisa