Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Out on the Patio

Outside the shop door sits a small table and chairs. Just right for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or visiting with customers that aren't too anxious to leave after they've made their purchase.
Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. I'm so happy to be participating this week. Now, I don't actually have a tablescape, but a small vignette.



As Mr. P so fondly reminds me, I'm not one to leave a tabletop or anything else bare for long. lol

On this table I've chosen 2 candlesticks made out of concrete. Yes, you read that right, concrete. I've had them a few years now, after sitting outside the patina gets better and better.

I've chosen 2 candles that actually were damaged in the shop. Just turned them around and know one's the wiser. Now, don't you go and tell on me. :-)) Damaged, dinged or even dis-colored candles work outside well. After a while the heat seems to get to them and then they find their way into the trash. But for now, they grace the top of the candlesticks. :-))

To soften the harshness of the old bricks and concrete candlesticks I added a bit of Boston fern. This small size work great outside for tabletop vignettes.



The orb in the center is concrete as well, I've sold them in the shop for a while now. I love the red patina it's taking on.

From above

The small cast iron rooster I've had for quite a while. Up until last weekend it was more of a bronze color. I grabbed the almond spray paint and gave it about 3 coats of paint. Now, it isn't that I didn't like the bronze color, I was just in need of a small change and this did the trick. lol After all it works great on this vignette. :-))





The reflection of lights you're seeing is the shop, we'll take a tour of it again soon. I'm re-doing several display pieces and have added a few things. I'll keep you posted when the next shopping trip will be. :-)) I hope you'll decide to come along.





I hope you enjoyed seeing just a small section of the patio outside the shop. If you're ever in the area I would love for you to stop by. You can join me on the patio for a cup of coffee, lemonade, or maybe just water and a nice long chat.

hugs ~lynne~





38 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your bistro set. I would love one myself one day. Great vignette on it...wow, cement candle holders...guess the wind won't knock them over! Enjoyed it!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the little bisto table and especially the candlesticks!!

xoxo
Janie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lynn I would enjoy a visit to your shop and to sit and chat at that adorable table . Cute vignette! Love the patina on the orb and oh that Rooster! Can't wait for the tour of the shop.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A pretty place to sit and visit! I love candles and candle holders. Thanks for sharing a pretty little spot in your world. Take care.

9405018--Pat said...

Lynne, your table looks wonderful...love the candles holders. Hope to visit the shop soon....Pat H

It's raining again.....

Shana said...

Nice.i love the candlesticks

PAT said...

Looks wonderful Lynne. I wouldn't mind sitting there and having a glass of lemonade.

I love those concrete candleholders!

Dolores said...

Ahhhhhh, the table-scape looks so inviting and pretty! Sure wish I were sitting in one of the chairs visiting with you!
Hugs,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love this girl...and Mr.P sure does know you and your no bare table tops for long ha ha!! Like Len says it ain't t home until I toss a flower or book on it...your the best at this girl...I have always told you that...Miss ya Sis and Love ya...Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend, Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great vignette Lynne!
I would love to come visit your shop and sit outside and visit with you!
Very Pretty!
Cindy

Sherrie said...

What a pretty setting! I love the use of the brick to highlight the rooster. He looks gorgeous in white!

once in a blue moon... said...

great pieces~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How inviting this looks! I'm sure it just sets the tone for your shop.

THE STONE RABBIT said...

Love every bit of this vignette, Lynne! How cool that you took the paint after the rooster for a bit of a change...he looks terrific!

Would love to know when you have your shop open....I'm sensing a ROAD TRIP in my future!

Did you see the amazing double rainbow tonight? What a gift from above!

Dana

Mimi said...

Love that cute little table...the concrete candle holders are fabulous!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the tablescape!! All things that I love...white and chippy pieces, roosters, and pears!! I would love to visit your shop and sit for a while at the wonderful table.
~Cindy~
cynthialeedesigns.wordpress.com

Cathy said...

Oh Lynne...this is so charming! I would love to hang out there after shopping or any other time for that matter!

You have dressed the table beautifully! I adore the candlesticks and of course...the rooster!

Love it!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the little bistro table!!!

Johanna said...

Lyn, I love your table decoration. So simple and sweet. Concret is a good material for outsides. It makes the things heavy enough to stand despite wind. This white decoration makes your little iron table very inviting.
Greetings, Johanna

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lynne, this is so lovely. What a sweet and charming spot.....very gracious.

Thank you so much for displaying the Rooster Button. I really appreciate it and you!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Cynthia said...

A great s pace to rest after a shopping trip. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Atelier de Charo said...

So cute idea to use bricks on the table, that makes your rooster so special.

Hugs

Charpo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Lynne, I think I need something like this! I love your table and how you decorated it! Great job.
blessings,
Debbie

Pinky said...

How sweet! I would love to share a glass of lemonade with you!!! (I also love the song that is playing)!!! XOXO, Pinky

Chandy said...

Wow, that was a great tablescape!

You have a great eye, Lynne!

Glad I got to visit!

Jane said...

What a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. I love how you incorporated the old brick and the old wood into your design. Beautiful!

Jane (Artfully Graced)

ps Thanks for stopping by today.

BECKY said...

So pretty! And how neat to listen to Josh Turner and Sugarland, while I browse!! :)

xinex said...

Very nice, Lynne! Love the chippy look and those candle holders look really heavy..Christine

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love your concrete pieces!! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for something like that. Beautiful vignette!!

Melissa Miller said...

This looks soooo pretty! Awesome!

Bill said...

Nice vignette, Lynn (as always!). Lemonade and a friendly chat sounds wonderful!

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
Bill

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet friend...

Well Girlfriend, you know that if I were there...I'd be "one of those" who would want to linger awhile longer! Hopefully there wouldn't be any other customers at the time, because I'd just love to sit and have a glass of tea and chat with you out on your beautiful shop porch! Ohh...what fun we'd have! Hehe! I just adore your bistro set and Girlfriend, you have accessorized it beautifully...as only you can do!!! I love, love, LOVE the concrete candleholders and large finial...sooo pretty! It's all just gorgeous but I think that adding those pretty green pears just makes the vignette, Lynne!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us...I always enjoy my visits to your place, Darlin'!!! You definitely have that "gift of hospitality"!!!

I hope that you're having a fabulous Friday...and enjoy your weekend, sweet lady!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Atticmag said...

Rooster is quite a guy. Love him and the very nice vignette. Jane F.

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

What a cute vignette. Your concrete candlesticks and orbs are gorgeous.

Requi

Lea said...

Lynne,
I LOVE those pictures! Especially "A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." :)

If only I had your knack for making everything so beautiful. I would NEVER have thought to put pieces of brick on my table to decorate and elevate a chicken!
Perfect!!!

I'd love to sit at that table and have a glass of tea with you!!
But you know I'd pick your brain like crazy wanting you to teach me all your sweet ways!!!

Americana Lady said...

Beautiful candlesticks! I have your first song on my Ipod. Wish I could visit... Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

nannykim said...

I like the candlesticks!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a charming spot that table and chairs make. Love your vignette on the table. Can't wait for the next shopping trip! laurie