Thursday, July 24, 2014

INDOOR DINING IN THE GARDEN

Garden Tablescape 1

It was too humid to eat outdoors, so I brought the garden indoors.  I’ve probably had this plaid tablecloth for 40 years!  (You know I never get rid of anything.)

Garden Tablescape 2

Each place setting begins with a woven, beaded placemat, topped by different pastel colored chargers (they are different colors, because they were samples being sold at a going-out-of-business sale years ago).

Garden Tablescape 3

The salad plates each feature a different colored pansy (Classic Coffee and Tea, purchased from on line sale a few years ago).  Under the salad plate, I used different colored pastel plates, which I am referring to as salad plate chargers.  No, it’s not something I’ve ever heard of before, but I needed a solid division between the dinner plate and salad plate, so  I have salad plate chargers (Another on-line sale by Classic Coffee and Tea).

Garden Tablescape 4

The “salad plate charger” gave me a place for the salad fork and knife.  Yes, my sweetheart likes a knife for his green salad.  Apparently, I don’t tear the lettuce small enough for him (but neither does a restaurant).  Garden Tablescape 6A

Since this flatware is European, the monogram is engraved upside down on the back, so I’ve placed these utensils upside down on the plate.  I ordered these from an Etsy a couple of years ago, because our last name begins with an “R”.  Of course I had to have them.

Garden Tablescape 11

Our dinner plates for this meal are Tableworks Chateau, purchased at an outlet store about 8 years ago.

Garden Tablescape 6

My grandmother’s pink glass salt cellars top each place setting.

Garden Tablescape 7

A pink striped napkin and pastel striped flatware complete the place settings.

Garden Tablescape 8

The water goblets have blue and green swirls and dots, and the wine goblets are my pink plastic that I use frequently.

Garden Tablescape 9

For the centerpiece, I cut some of our Crepe Myrtle blooms, and put them in juice glasses inside painted clay pots.  Behind them, I used two metal trees.

Garden Tablescape 10

Thank you for coming to see our indoor dinner in the garden.  laurie

This post is partying at  Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

13 comments:

Lory Bernstein said...

Such a happy theme your garden tablescape is! Love that plaid tablecloth, old or not... ;-) The colors really make this setting, although I have to say I'm most fascinated about the monograms on the gorgeous flatware. Makes complete sense but I never knew that!

Lory
Designthusiasm.com

xinex said...

Very pretty, Laurie. I always enjoy garden settings even if it is indoor. I love the floral plates and your beautiful stemware....Christine

Marigene said...

What a cheerful table, Laurie. I had the same tablecloth many years ago, think it got lost during a move from Vermont to Arizona. I like that you have used plates in all the colors of the tablecloth. The pansy plates are really cute.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ginger said...

I love all the different colors of your garden table. You always make everything so appealing.
I was thinking though, as I looked at all the plates and chargers, who has to wash all those dishes when lunch is over? lol

Linda P said...

Laurie, your table is so pretty and summery. Love the colors. Floral dishware is so cheerful...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!
Mosquitoes around here limit time out side also.
Enjoy your weekend.

BECKY said...

Oh so pretty! I'd love to be there having lunch with you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It all looks so pretty. I have a similar tablecloth on my table right now! And it's definitely too hot to eat outside here in Florida! ENJOY! Hugs, Diane

Candy S said...

Laurie, This is such a lovely indoor garden table. I like the idea of a charger plate for the salad plat. Good thinking!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Just lovely Laurie, you always have so many unusual and special touches everywhere! I have never heard of a salad knife before, but I usually need one too! Love all the bright colors~
Jenna

Cranberry Morning said...

I love all the color! All the pastels, and those water glasses are so pretty. What fun to sit down to a table dressed like that!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, what a lovely setting inside overlooking your garden. The table is gorgeous with the plaid tablecloth. I love how your flatware reflects the colors too. Your mother's salt cellars are a darling little accent.
Love what you did with the centerpiece too.
All your plates are so summery and makes the perfect picnic setting inside.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

Sarah said...

Too hot to dine in our garden so I'll linger at this lovely garden table, Laurie. '-)