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!

Thanks for stopping by!
I am joining the linking parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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~

    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!!