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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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Right now, the weather in Arkansas is perfect for outdoor dining.  It’s pleasantly warm, but it isn’t too hot yet.  So, we carried our wicker trays, covered in yellow print napkins, to the back porch to eat. 

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My watering can napkin rings were a win on a blog several years ago.  Aren’t they fun?  I bought the floral napkins at a sidewalk sale at the Williams Sonoma Outlet years ago, and the solid yellow napkins, bordered in rick rack, were from a Pier One sale one time.

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I always hope that these dinner plates (Studio Nova, Country Lyric) will inspire us to do some yard work.  I’ve told you that my sweetheart and I are doing a lot of campaigning right now, so we feel lucky if we get to sit down to eat.  This year, the yard will have to wait until after the election next month.

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I had some flowers on the table for Easter, and I plopped some of them into a flower pot for this table.

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I hope your weather is nice enough for outdoor dining.  For some reason, the food just tastes better when we’re dining outdoors. I’m so thankful for this beautiful weather. Thanks for stopping by.  laurie

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


Sonny G said...

oh wow, loving those colors you used and I am in serious love with those teapot napkin rings.. you always used the most unique items and I love seeing them and dreaming:)

Sonny said...

Beautiful! I love the blue and yellow together.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how nice! I would love to go outside to eat but we're not quite to that point yet. Those dishes would be a favorite for me- love the blue and yellow mix- always a favorite! I hope the campaigning is going well!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

How adorable....where do I start? What a sweet place to sit and eat and I am loving t=your napkin rings and you chairs too!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love outdoor dining and have plans to build a sun room
your little table looks so sunny and inviting.
It is cold up here in Missouri today however I played outside all last weekend

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Your outdoor setting is lovely. Love your dishes and the cheerful colors. Blue and yellow compliment so well. We love dining outdoors too and the weather has been perfect here for the same. To soon it will be very hot here too so now is the time to enjoy it.
Have a wonderful Thursday sweet friend.
Hugs said...

That is just delightful Laurie! I love the blue white and yellow, and the chairs are fabulous! I think you are probably dreaming that you will be able to actually sit there and relax during this busy time, good luck!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh you had me with the checks Laurie!
I adore this tablescape, its as charming as can be!
I wish it was nice enough here. We've had a few beautiful days but today it's cool an raining cats and dogs.
Hugs friend,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I enjoy outdoor dining and your table is so pretty and Spring like!

Marigene said...

What a happy table, Laurie! Love all the yellow linens against the buffalo checkered tablecloth. The plates are adorable...and the Noritake blue swirl glassware is one of my favorites.
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Love those print napkins and the outdoor setting is great.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's always so nice to get outside after a long winter! Enjoy your weekend my friend! Hugs!

Mary Ann said...

Looks absolutely welcoming!

Unknown said...

Where ever did you find the watering can napkin rings? I have been looking for these exact ones for over a year and can not find them anywhere. this table is so warm and welcomeing.Susie

Kathleen said...

I love this, so Springy! The colors are great, and what fun napkin rings! I have to go back and read about the campaigning. Hope it is all going well!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

Hi Laurie,
Your table is cheery and delightful,
and you are so right dining outside is just wonderful. We have had nice weather here and Florida and are
enjoying that as well.........
Got to grab that fun while we can
cause our temps are getting very
hot already........poo....
Thanks for sharing.

Blessings, Nellie