Wednesday, May 25, 2011

First Outdoor Summer Scape

Some like it hot!  Some do not! Usually, I am among those that like it hot.  But lately, I've been more in the not category.  Today we topped out at 92 degrees, that's a bit of a drop from the last few days that have hit 95 already!  I's too soon already!  Oh well!  I am soooo glad I have my great big umbrella to help.

Since purchasing this beach umbrella last summer to use on my lower deck I have been on a mission to pull together an outdoor tablescape to match.

This means I've looked for lot's of similar colors.

Such as multiple colors in my outdoor seat cushions.

To multiple colors in my dishes...

...and multiple colors in my accessories.

So, I guess you could say I have been planning for one colorful evening outdoors.

I used my red heart placemats today in honor of the upcoming Memorial's day holiday.  We have so much to be thankful for to all those who have sacrificed their lives for us, for there is no greater love then to give ones life for another. 

These melamine plates were purchased from Walmart last year as part of the Better Homes and Garden collection.

I've paired them with my newest dessert plates from TJ Maxx.  I loved how well these plates coordinated with the chair cushions.


Just the thought of lemonade cools me down.

I think my gardenias make a beautiful center piece in these glasses.

And they smell just devine, especially in the hot muggy evening of a warm summers day.

I cannot wait for the Mr. to get home this evening so we can enjoy this setting tonight.

Do you think I might need to bring out a fan too?

I am linking this post to Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP.
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  1. It is HOT here, too! I love your table setting! So cute. Your dishes are so colorful and I love the placemats!

  2. Love it. It is so pretty and I love all the bright cheery colors. A fan would be perfect and the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy a light meal. Beautiful tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a fun and colorful table setting. I love the umbrella and how you have picked up those colors in the pillows and dishes!

  4. Love this Mary! So pretty and colorful.

  5. Very pretty Mary, love the plates and colors! How fun is the pic with the umbrella in the flatware! We're in the mid 80's and sunny here in Philly, it feels so good compared to rain and 60 last week! Hope it cools off a bit for you:@)

  6. It's hot. Stinking hot. I am not a hot weather gal.

    I would face the temps at a festive table like that, though. I love the mix of bold, fresh, colors. My favorite is the dessert plate.

    And I love the pitcher of lemons. It's a perfect touch.

  7. Mary, what a fun multi-colored table! I'm with Debbie -- the dessert plate is my favorite -- but the lemons definitely make thing of COOL, which I'd like to be right about now. So glad you stopped by the other day. I hope all's going great for you!

  8. That is just a lovely table with all those glorious colors!!!! I love every piece of it and it just seems so summery! I love how you have the lemons in the pitcher. That is a great idea!

  9. So pretty, Mary! It looks so cheerful and happy and I love the colorful umbrella....Christine

  10. So pretty. I love color; and I love those dishes and the umbrella.



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