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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dining on the Deck

We had a beautiful afternoon and I found myself wanting to set a nice table out on our deck.
We replaced our deck furniture cushions this summer with these black, green and tan striped cushions, I pulled my table top from these colors.  I tried to use some natural elements like grapevines and burlap to keep this kind earthy.
I started with a muted tone green table cloth I found in my closet, I bought it years ago and didn't even remember I had it until I was looking for something else and ran across it!  I used some wide burlap ribbon criss-crossing the center of the table as runners.  I tied the ribbon at the edge of the table corners just to give it some interest.

I spray painted some clay pots with chalkboard paint to use as black pedestals for my centerpiece and my candles.  I also topped one of the clay pots with a grapevine ball.

We have plenty of rabbits around the yard (I think they just like teasing my dog!) so I added my little ceramic bunny, I like the fact he has a little bit of rustic quality to him with the cracked paint finish and the paint rubbed off here are there.
I used my Sorrento Signature Dishes - oregano and ivory.  The black placemats were from Bed Bath and Beyond and I noticed they are now on clearance (of course they were not when I bought them - good thing I had some of those coupons!) .  I got the napkins and the flatware at Home Goods much earlier in the year.
After all of this - you would think I would make some sort of natural organic dinner - but we ordered subs from the local pizza place!

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8 comments:

  1. What a pretty table! Your colors are so cool and restful, just perfect for an August evening. You worked so hard on your table - you deserve a break from cooking!

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  2. I loved the setting-very sweet :)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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  3. What a soothing color combination for a tablescape -- quite pretty!

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  4. Beautiful setting, I love how you used the burlap strips and I love the colors you put together...Chrisine

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  5. That is such a pretty table! It invites you in makes you want to sit & relax. I love that sweet bunny.

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  6. hi i just looked at your deck table. I love the earthy tone you used the burlap the bunny and rooster the grapevine balls. I like to find material and make napkins and place mats when I find the time. I am painting my picket fence. Very time consuming. I became your follower.

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  7. Hi darling, love your dining on the deck table. So fresh and cool feeling. Your napkins are darling.. see where you sew, do you mind sharing your fabric source? I love, love, love to sew... hugs ~lynne~

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    1. Hi Lynne, while I did not make these these napkins, my favorite place to shop for fabric is Mrs. Miller's Dry Goods in Charm Ohio. If you are ever near the heart of Ohio , it is well worth a trip to Charm for any fabric lover!!

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