Monday, June 1, 2009

Lunch for Two on the Side Porch

Note: This is an oldie, but I thought it would be fun to pull it out of the archives for Valentine's Day!

There's just something magical about having remembering a long-ago lunch in the sunshine. The birds twittered from trees and warm, buttery light streamed over the pasture.
When the chilly winter days close in, I always look back at this picture and remind myself that bright days will come again.

This tablescape began with a soup bowl that looked like the sun, round and yellow with a touch of minty green and red.

The pottery is "Tangier," made by Tabletops Unlimited.

The red goblets, Fostoria's "Jamestown," were wedding gifts. The napkins are dish towels. And the flatware is "Avalon." The "tablecloth" is actually a throw; and the vase was swiped from the den, complete with fake flowers, which I adore ... and always will.




I hope the weather is sunny and pleasing in your neck of the woods!
A Tablescape Thursday contribution.

36 comments:

  1. This would be a GREAT TT post, too! :-) This is sooo festive...I love it! Now I'm eyeing all my throws...what a great tablecloth! I love those "fake" flowers, too...never need watering and never die on ya! :-)

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  2. I'm on my way! Pretty setting, cute tablescape, and I agree - I'm a faux flower fan, too ~ Robyn

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  3. How inviting this looks...stunning color!

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  4. This is so pretty! I love the rich textures and patterns.

    Great Job!

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  5. You have inspired me: My DH and I will have lunch on our deck on Wed. I have to work tomorrow:(:( LOOOVE your pottery and now will think of throws to use as tablecloths! Can't wait to see the next post! YOu are amazing! Hugs and XOXOXO, Pinky

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  6. Hey, Gollum, haven't been by in awhile & I see you are still shopping at Big Lots. I haven't been in there lately either, but you got me excited to go again. Not that I need a thing. Those white dishes are beautiful, saw that Katherine got some too. Love your tablescape on this post too! Hope your summer is starting off good. :)

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  7. G... I think this would look pretty on any porch.. how about a Texas porch.. come on down and bring your dishes with you!

    blessings. Dixie

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  8. what a sweet post! I love how you did this porch up. The table looks great! have a good week friend

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  9. Ok, I keep seeing the maker of this pottery come up - and now I MUST Google it and see what kind of trouble I can get into. LOL

    I love it G! I wish I was close by so I could pop over for lunch with you. What fun conversations we could have. They would probably consist of dish talk, but oh well.

    Thanks for sharing, Barb

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  10. How pretty! Love that china -- so nice for dining al fresco. And I'm looking forward to the bigger porch project ... Algae and grime? Yummm... have we got lunch in the making?

    :-)
    Cass

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  11. I so love eating outdoors!!!! Your table looks so inviting...what was on the menu? CHEERS! Michele

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  12. Love your new summer header!
    Great dishes, so festive...
    I'll be back for the next installment!

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  13. Love your table set for two! The colors are so vibrant, and I love anything with a lot of red in it. Can't wait to see the changes you have in store for your porch.

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  14. * GG, it's ALWAYS such a T*R*E*A*T when you post, and this is no exception! LOve the happiness n' joyful feeling in this particular setting~~~ wunderbar!!!

    XOXO
    Linda *

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  15. Evening, Dear Gollum! Oh, I'm in hog heaven - so beautiful and those dishes! I love them!
    Okay, okay, hold on...I'm coming!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
    p.s. I'm reading "She Flew the Coop" and am just loving it!

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  16. What a festive, beautiful tablescape.

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  17. Is anyone else having problems with their blog, or other blogs, loading? I have stripped mine to the bone and it's still slow.

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  18. Nice tablescape :) Eating outside is so nice!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  19. You're new header is wonderful!
    And what time is lunch?

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  20. Ah, so pretty. Has kind of a south western flair in my eyes.

    Justine :o )

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  21. Ok, I'll be there! I'll bring this great new drink I found this weekend.

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  22. Now that is one colorful, feast for the eye table! Love those vivid colors. Of course red has always,always been my favorite color.

    Now in my world of silks, I find they are more acceptable if you use the word faux instead of fake! LOL!

    Looking forward to seeing more this week.

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  23. Gollum:

    I am so grateful you shared that you have winter grime. I was just asking hubby if there were any pristine yards in the world and he said No, so get over it!

    I finished Crazy Ladies and it was wonderful and now I wish it was a movie. And I wish the three new books of yours I ordered would get here...

    Have A Terrific Tuesday
    from The Raggedy Girl

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  24. I love the new look of your blog, and what a lovely header photo. And wonderful colors in your tablescape. Just Beautiful, all of it.

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  25. Just goes to show that an old throw can make sure an impact with a set of dishes. This is so cute and Iove the out door eating areas too. Great glasses.

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  26. Such great color! I love it as it conveys such a feeling of summer escape. Is the vase Roseville? It is beautiful. Sally

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  27. It's so Arizona to me ... I don't know why, but it is ... BEAUTIFUL and Arizona. :) Maybe I'm just tired of the cold weather? Who knows!? LOL! Can't wait to see your porch all done up and Met Monday'ed!

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  28. I love the tablesetting! Very cheerful for an almost summer day! Beautiful!

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  29. Love that china! This is such a "happy" table setting. laurie

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  30. The white tablecloth does look like white sand (if I squint my eyes a little...) :D Beautiful table - you really have a knack!! I'm off to Big Lots just because of you!!

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  31. Love this...I'm feeling a little mexican dinner out here on the porch!
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  32. I don't know how on earth I missed this! What a great tablescape and so festive! Love all the colors you used. What a fun table, and that turquoise chair is CUTE!

    I have a giant wreath I made out of silk forsythia, and I love it. Got the silks at Dollar Tree.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. This is absolutely heavenly. So gorgeous and inspiring!

    Aly

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