Is it a patio or a terrace?
And what exactly is the difference
Patio sounds more 50s California ranch house
While terrace is European, Italian, French
We have one at Linderhof
put there years ago
And it's big!
Big enough for a big party
But small enough, too,
that on a nice fall evening
We can dine on our terrace
When we eat outside,
there are still candles
We favor lace
both inside and out
And white napkins
There is just something so classy about white napkins
(and if someone uses one to mop up spilled wine
you can bleach the heck out of it!)
And we move from salad course
Just because we're outside doesn't mean that there isn't courses!
And the blue and white looks as good outside and it does in!
A Guy Wolff pot with a white geranium
It's the summer centerpiece on the table
sans cloth most of the time
And a lantern for candlelight
And the food?
A simple pasta supper of penne, Italian sausage, sauce and Parmesan
A slice of ciabatta with tomatoes and cheese on top.
Alas, no dessert!
But perhaps a stroll around the garden after dinner
The dogs are shameless beggars
And Husband Jim
feeds their cause!
They hang around him,
For I'm not as generous as he is!