We love to dine on the patio on nice evenings. Whether it is just the two of us or company. For the patio we chose two round tables which can be pushed together to form one larger "figure 8" table.
But last week it was just 4 of us -- so one table it was.
The provencal tablecloth from Williams Sonoma last year. Two of them -- one for each table. Love the sunny yellow and the hints of blue. Napkins were a bit harder -- tried yellow and they didn't go well, have used red and green and both choices were less than stellar. But the blue napkins pick up the blue in the tablecloth and the blue in the dishes. Napkins, too, are from Williams Sonoma -- picked up on their sale table for a fraction of the original price. They're perfect!
Blue and white dishes -- the Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant used and bought for patio dining. The Johnson Brothers Indies plates -- used tonight not for salad but for appetizers -- smoked poppers and drunken tomatoes.
A gay bouquet of garden flowers for the centerpiece. Not too high, conversation at Linderhof around the dining table is highly prized!
We had special guests that evening for dinner -- daughter Sarah and her Andy. All the way from Minnesota. A special night, a special dinner, special wines. A menu worthy of al fresco dining -- Tuscan grilled chicken, caprese salad, roasted new potatoes, tiny onions and fresh green beans. The wines -- some great Italian whites.
Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see the great tablescapes that are always posted on Thursday. It is a fun event and one I so look forward to participating in.