Wednesday, July 13, 2011

~The Grapes of Wrath ~

With our temperatures being in the 100's the last few days,
outside dining isn't on the agenda.
A couple of Sunday's ago I played on the front porch
with a couple of tablescapes.
This won out for today's post.

Late evening dining with a cool refreshing drink, a slight breeze,
a bit of music and the sun
starting to go down ....
Doesn't get much better than this.

I chose the green leaf bowl filled to the brim
over flowing with grapes as an
off centered centerpiece.

Luscious looking....

Using mismatched plate settings adds a
bit more interest to the table set for 2.
To the right you can see I started with a woven charger,
then I all of a sudden changed my mind.
The plate setting to the left of the picture is without the charger.

All stacked up.

The leaf desert plate is one of four.
Using the grape plates as a charger.
The dinner plates purchased many years
ago at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Close up....Looks like we might have an
unexpected guest. :-))To soften the corner I added a
fern with a few architectural elements.
Cream colored flatware a Target
find many years ago. Sun casts shadows  through the
back of the chair to add more
architectural elements.
From above..

We're currently on the West edge of the front porch. If you
look 68' to the East end you can see how I decorated
the bakers rack in this post.


xinex said...

So pretty, Lynne. It does not make us feel the real heat out there....Christine

lvroftiques said...

I agree with Christine. The colors and style are very refreshing and cooling. A perfect place to end the day with a wonderful meal. Given how those bunnies love your house Lynne that could actually be a real bunny under that table! *winks* Vanna

Aledia said...

So very relaxing and pretty, and I just love the lil bunny peaking out, so sweet!
Thank You for sharing and have a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So Pretty !! The green and white together has a fresh, Summer look to it. great job.
I have decorated with grapes in my dining kitchen a lot over the years.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Oooh...sooo pretty, Girlfriend! Of course, I think you know how I love any type of grape motif! Love, love, LOVE your beautiful grape place settings! My favorite are the pretty painted purple grape those! And...I love how you did your centerpiece! A beautiful bowl overflowing with grapes! Perfect!!! I would love to share a glass of bubbly with you out on your gorgeous porch, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with was lovely!!!

Love ya,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks refreshing...Love the green for outside!

KM Studios said...

lovely!!! I love eating outdoors!!
i like the little tea lights too!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Picture the green,so fresh! So happy you came by,lots of love,Chrissy

LV said...

That would be a lovely way to spend the evening. No way could you do that in Texas.

Marlis said...

Lynn, your table is lovely.. I love the greens especially with the grapes. Oh gosh i love your dishes. It all looks so very cool and refreshing.. Many blessings, marlis

janet said...

Hi Lynne, its so frustrating when the hot summers keep us from enjoying them. Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful, and i agree mixing it up does add interest. Hope you are doing well these days.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, those are some of the pretties plates I've seen - I'm talking about every one of them. Combined, they make a beautiful treat for the eyes. Your photos are so pretty - those photos of the candles in green holders are down right artsy! Lovin that little chippy bunny too. laurie

Sharlotte said...

Precious table! Love all the green and white. That little bunny is cute too! Thanks for sharing!

Dolores said...

So pretty!!!! I love using grapes to decorate a table etc.
Sure wish I had those beautiful grape plates. Everything looks so inviting and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Another great table Lynne! Love the grape theme. Those green plates are keepers!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a refreshing mix of majolica plates and sea blue accents. Cool and engaging. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kah

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lynne, I am LATE getting here but "better late than never"!!!!! We were out tonight to a birthday party! Yvonne was kind enought to post my table for me! Anyway, I LOOOOOVE your grape table! The dishes are gorgeous and I love the beautiful candle holders! SO pretty! Is that champayne???? Looks nice and bubbly to me:):) Beautiful table, my friend. XO, Pinky

Gloria said...

Greetings! I am a Follower of yours and haven't visited in so long!!! But what a nice time to come to visit... A very pretty table, AND I love your corner with the fern -- especially the birdcage and that cone-shaped trellis, VERY nice, love them! Also love your little bunny who visited. :)

PAT said...

This is a beautiful table Lynne. I especially like those grape bunch plates. Wonderful!!

I am so looking forward to a little cooler weather so we can have supper on the porch or patio! We did have coffee on the porch yesterday morning..enjoying our little bit of cooler temps right now.

Jessica said...

Absolutely lovely....and I adore the unexpected guest. =)

Hugs~ J

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, your little porch table is so sweet! Love your pretty dishes and the way you've set your table!! :) You're thee best.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tricia said...

Lynne, this looks so cooling and elegant! I love the way you carried the grape theme throughout.

Barb said...

Lynne, this is truly lovely. Everything you do has such a fresh feel to it and not just in summer.

Blessings, Barb

On Crooked Creek said...

This is gorgeous! I do wish the temperatures weren't so hot so one could dine outdoors more often! Your tablescape is calming and cool. I adore your green leaf dishes and cabbage leaf bowl. The unique candle and tea light holders add ambiance to your design!
Enjoy those cool Summer evenings on the porch!

Bonnie said...

I'd like champagne on your porch too! Pretty and inviting.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty -- love your grape china and the sweet bunny.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh that sweet bunny peeking out is my favorite part!