August 2, 2016

Join me for Lunch on the Porch

Welcome to the Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop! 

You are in for such a treat this week as you hop from tablescape to tablescape seeing some beautiful table settings for inspiration in your home. 

Summer is such a wonderful time of the year to dine outside. I love to bring my dishes outside to set an elegant table in the fresh air. 

I am so glad that you are visiting me today and hope you enjoy your time here. Now...on to my Alfresco table. 

Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop

Come and join me for lunch. 

I have set the table outside on the porch.

There is a cool breeze. 
It feels as if it might rain in a few minutes, 
so that will cool down things a little more. Hopefully the showers will hold off until after our luncheon. 

We will be fine...because we are undercover.

There is a pitcher of sweet tea on the table, and we will be ready to eat in a few minutes. 

Go on outside and and pour yourself some tea while I finish the salads to bring out for us to enjoy.

I was not sure how I wanted to set the table for us today, but I settled in on using my turquoise with white. 

I like to use a white tablecloth when dining outside. It reminds me of a French table. Elegant, yet understated.  

Imagine an elegant luncheon in the south of France with the sun shining brightly outside, but you are enjoying the shade for a nice two hour long "le déjeuner." 

The French version of dining outside is manger à l'extérieur. are actually in the southern part of Kentucky. Just imagine...southern. :-)

I chose to use a Beatriz Ball platter with boxwood balls for the centerpiece today. 

I love a little silver to make a table more elegant, especially outside. In this case the platter and candlesticks are actually easy care aluminum. 

I chose to use my elegant looking plastic goblets. I love that they look similar to crystal. No worry about breaking a glass! I bought the goblets a couple of summers ago and I love using them. 

I like to use linen napkins and silverware even when eating outside. Those simple touches, along with porcelain or pottery dishes turn an outside meal into an elegant occasion. 

"Simple, but elegant," is my motto. :-)

I have lots of layering going on with this table setting. 
A washable white tablecloth.
Round straw placemats.
A white porcelain luncheon plate.
A turquoise salad plate. 
A white linen napkin.

I don't always layer to this extent. It just depends on my mood. I wanted my table to look extra pretty for you today.

Ok, back to le déjeuner.

On the menu today is...

I am so glad you stopped by to have lunch with me. I hope you liked my table setting this week too. 

I want to personally invite you to hop on over to the other blog participants. The schedule for each day is below. So, if you missed a day you can always backtrack to catch up. 

Now, please visit the other lovely blogs participating in the

Al Fresco Tablescape Blog Hop 
Aug 1-5

Thanks for visiting.

More of my table settings... Happy Browsing!

Spring Equestrian
Let's Set the Table for Breakfast
Dinner by Candlelight 
A Mother's Day Table Setting
No Fuss Thanksgiving Table
Celebrating the 4th of July

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday

Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
DIY By Design, Swing Into Spring Party (tues pm linkup)
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (wed p.m.)
In The New House Designs, Inspiration Thursday
+Marilyn’s Treats, Thursday Favorite Things Party
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartise Girl, Wonderful Wednesday
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday

Ms Toody Goo Shoes
My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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