Showing posts with label OUTDOOR DINING. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OUTDOOR DINING. Show all posts

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Outdoor dining 2

Is it raining where you are? We've had rain every day for almost a week. I needed some sunshine in my life. To see the full post of any of these tables, just click on the year under the image.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I recently told you that I had lost some of my brain cells.  “Howevah”, I haven’t lost so many that I think it is  December, and I don’t have a Christmas in July celebration either.  But, I did pull out some Christmas décor for our recent plaid picnic.


Yes, that’s a Christmas tablecloth, and …

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Although it would be too cool to dine outside today, the temperatures were perfect for it last week.  So, we dined with the birds.

tbl w roses

place stg 2

Salad Plates:  Prima Donna; purchased through One Kings Lane a couple of years ago.

dinner plate

Dinner Plates:  I’ve had these since the early 1970’s.  (Yeah, I’m old!)  I asked for them for gifts for Christmas and my birthday and received enough for 6 place settings.  The back of them just reads “hand painted” and something illegible (maybe because I’ve put them in the dishwasher a million times).

Chargers:  English Floral by Spode, Made for Williams Sonoma 2006.  I purchased two of them at an estate sale last year.  I think I paid $5 each.

npkn rng ylw

npkn rng blu

I bought the napkin rings at an estate sale about four years ago.  I think I paid a total of $10.00 for four of them.


The bird planter, which I’ve used as vases, is marked Japan.  I paid $3.00 for it at a garage sale several years ago.

slt pepr

Bluebird salt and pepper shakers were another estate sale purchase, and it was too long ago for me to remember what I paid for them.


Okay, I go to a lot of estate sales.  This pitcher and the glasses were also from an estate sale.  Can you see the hummingbirds etched on them?  The platter under them was another estate sale purchase.  It is marked, Pontesa Ironstone, The Castillian Collection, Made in Spain.


We dined with the birds, and…


the birds dined with us!

Thanks for coming by to visit today.  laurie

I am linking to Cuisine Kathleen for her “Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees” Challenge for Let’s Dish Wednesdays and to Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.