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Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Picnic in vintage Bronco-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'm ready for some outdoor dining. I'm sharing some of our outdoor dining from previous years. Last year, we had a Fall picnic by a lake.

Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We celebrated our wedding anniversary by the pool. To see the full post of any of these tables, click the year under the image.

Outdoor Dining-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

In 2014, I brought out the Christmas plaids for summer dining.
Outdoor Dining-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
We had a blue and yellow dinner on the back porch.
 Outdoor Dining-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
In 2013, we had a floating lunch on our son's pontoon boat.
Outdoor Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
And we celebrated Independence Day with a fireworks-watch picnic.
Outdoor Dining-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
We again celebrated our anniversary at an outdoor table in 2010.
Outdoor Dining-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
We had a colorful al fresco dinner. The title of this post was "Honey, I blew up the crayons!"
Are you ready for some alfresco dining? I hope I inspired you to bring your dinner outdoors.
Thank you for joining me outdoors today.


Sarah said...

Laurie, thanks for the look back at each of these wonderful alfresco settings. Alfresco dining at its best!
Great beginning photo for this post on National Tartan Day! '-)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Laurie, you certainly know how to dine alfresco! All are such lovely table settings. Thanks for all the inspiration……..

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Thanks for sharing your outdoor ideas. I just got a small table to start doing some alfresco dining. Now you have inspired me to start my idea with the small table.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I liked all your outdoor dining tables especially the one with the blue and white transferware my favorite

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Oh, all your fabulous tablescapes have made me want to get outdoors and dine...after I set a table of course! So many terrific ideas here. My fave is the first pic of the fall picnic on the back of your truck - unique and very picturesque.

Stacey said...

You've always done the prettiest tablescapes. I'd love to sit out by the pool and have a shish kabob. Can you make that happen?

Stacey said...

I'm so glad to see this at TOHOT, Laurie. The tailgate picture reminded me...years ago when we were first married, Paul and I used to go to Steve's Ice Cream in Dallas. It was one of those places where they mash all the goodies into the ice cream. Then we would sit on the tailgate of his Nissan truck and eat the ice cream. It was not the North Dallas thing to do and there were a few comments made at us but we didn't care. :)

Thank you for supporting Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Christina Paul said...

What fabulous tablescapes! I bet everyone loves getting invited to your house!
So many great ideas- now waiting for the weather here in Pa to warm up :)