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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mid Summer Dining on the Porch

H and I like to eat outside as much as we can during the summer.    It hasn't been quite as hot,  so I have the table set on the back porch for dinner tonight.

The back porch is on the side yard  that's right off the sun room.....

The porch is surrounded by trees and is shady most of the day.     When we get ready to eat,  we'll set up the the free standing fan from the front porch to make it a little cooler.

I freshened up the existing wreath on the faux fireplace by taking out the yellow flowers and replacing them with blue silk roses.

I have the table set with pink metal chargers,  cobalt blue plates,  and pink ruffled bread plates.

We'll need plenty of cool beverages on hand......

The blue and white  floral  place mats are a recent yard sale purchase......8 mats for $3.      I made a table runner with 3 of them,   put one on the back of each chair and  the last one is on the fireplace mantel.    

Did you notice my little photo!


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  1. Very Pretty Penny...and the photo bomber is so cute as well...smiles

  2. WOW! I love this romantic setting. The blues make it all feel 'cool' too.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  3. Very Pretty, and very cute photo bomber!

  4. Nice you are able to enjoy your outside dinning. In Texas, you definitely would not be able to do this.

  5. Beautiful Penny! I love dining outdoors, but it's been too darn hot here lately! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Penny, thanks for sharing your beautiful garden and tablescapes at Your Inspired Designs. Lovely decor.

  7. A very nice garden. a lovely table and an inspiring decoration.
    kisses and good weekend

  8. What a lovely place to spend time. Absolutely beautiful and inviting. Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Penny!! OMG!! The cobalt blue pieces are breath taking!! Love the addition of the blue flowers too!! We are in a heat wave of 90+ and terrible humidity. Joe is dying out there delivering the mail. Thank goodness he has less than 2 months left until retirement!!

  10. What a beautiful setting for a beautiful lunch! I love everything about it. From the tree in the middle of the deck, to the dainty pink lacy plates! Does your faux fireplace stay out on the deck?
    :) gwingal

  11. What a lovely space to enjoy dinner. The cobalt blue pieces are gorgeous! Your tablescape is beautiful, Penny. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  12. It is definitely worth the effort to dine outside if you can and you've created the perfect spot to do so! It looks lovely and inviting. So many rainy days here, we've hardly been outside at all!

  13. You have created such a lovely space out side to dine.
    You are a very talented lady!
    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home.
    Hope to see you next week too.

    White Spray Paint

  14. Penny, The blue is lovely, the place mats into a table runner is a great idea. Sylvia D.

  15. Penny, it's such a gorgeous table setting with the cobalt blue and all the little touches. Love the blue flowers on the mantle. It must be so fun to enjoy dining out there! I think you and I have the same cats! My two look exactly like yours! Thanks for visiting with us at Merry Monday.

  16. The spray of flowers over the fireplace is my favorite and the fact you repurposed it is excellent! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  17. A lovely, lovely setting! The arrangement on the mantel is beautiful! You must really enjoy dining out there! I am ready for a break in the weather in Florida so I can start dining out of doors again! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! It is always lovely to see what you have been up to!

  18. Beautiful! it's like a fairy tale~
    Thanks for bringing these by Throwback Thursday!


  19. Perfect setting for a lovely and relaxing meal.

  20. So pretty and inviting. I love the way you used all the blue and white. So crisp and cool for a warm summer night. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  21. Everything is so pretty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for crafts, recipes, and tips:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  22. This is just absolutely stunning! I love your style, so chic and fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you back this week :)

  23. Amazing decor! very nice, great job! Kisses!


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