Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Impromptu Dining



Last night I had some friends over. A sweet group of gals who I get together with every month to discuss life, kids, work, husbands, pop culture and so forth. We always eat dinner together with everyone bringing something to share. We also celebrate the birthdays of the month and and because this months birthday girl loves S'mores I thought it would be a fun idea to get a fire going in our little fire pit and roast some marshmallows. That of course led to the idea that it was the perfect night to dine al fresco under the big oak tree.



I have always wanted to do a set up like this and just never have. This fall we have been working harder on cleaning up our yard & our patio in particular - reclaiming it from the storage area it had become, so that we can enjoy it again, and entertain more outside.
I really, really want to do Thanksgiving this way, if it is not to cold. And being Arkansas chances are it won't be.

Nothing special was bought for this table, I just pulled from what I had, mixing and matching. After this picture was taken I added a few more votive candles - one at each place setting - to help light our meal a little more (by the time we ate the sun had done down.)

So it was a lovely set up I think, and so easy too. My favorite part was how fall-ish it looked with all the leaves scattered at our feet.

10 comments:

  1. fun dinner party with friends!
    Sarah
    Vintage Lily

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  2. Perfection! What lucky friends you have! I think that would be a perfect way to have Thanksgiving dinner. There is NO way we could do that in Indiana.

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  3. when I first saw the photos, I thought they were from a magazine. The colors & lighting are just perfect!

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  4. It looks just lovely. I love dining al fresco. Plus, I am dying for a tablecloth just like yours! Do you sell it?

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  5. Love the pink polka-dotty tumblers! And the mismatched chairs!

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  6. heya! yes i loved England and Ireland! i think you would love it too. we had a great time-super fast but great. we could have spent a week in each place. the people are so nice and they speak english! i will be posting pics real soon. miss you too!

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  7. It was every bit as lovely in person. Thanks again... for everything. :-)

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  8. Jeru, you certainly have style -- it's the Jeru Touch!

    daddyo

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  9. This is so dreamy. I love to eat al fresco. Don't you love those period movies where they have the huge dining tables, linens and china out on the lawn? (Of course, they also had servants to drag it all in & out!)

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  10. What lovely pictures and what a lovely idea! Where do you find the time to do all of these charming things? Blessings, Katie

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