Thursday, May 16, 2019

Summer on the Patio


We spend many pleasurable hours on our porch and patio year-round. Right now the weather is perfect for relaxing.  Today, there was little humidity and  it was fairly cool. It would be a stretch to say it is summertime quite yet in south Alabama but I am serving watermelon and iced tea that are quintessential summer favorites. Join me and a group of talented tablescapers for a blog hop celebrating summertime sponsored by Chloe Crabtree @Celebrate and Decorate. Thank you Chloe, for sponsoring these hops which are so much fun! The schedule and links for each day this week is listed at the end of this post. Each blogger has a unique style that you do not want to miss. Inspiration abounds!



I adore flowers! My arms laden with flowers, I announced to my husband that he didn't have to buy me a Mother's Day gift because I had already bought mine! I could get used to having fresh flowers all the time. 

This tablecloth that I found at Home Goods instantly spoke summer to me. The soft pinks, apricots and blues and greens provided plenty of possibilities for styling. Trying to use what I had I was pleased that my aqua Paula Deen plates worked well as did my trusty, reliable cutlery and glasses, which I use quite often. New to me is the water hyacinth placemats that give texture and anchor the place settings. View another summer tablescape with these dishes here.

I love this vintage crisp white napkin with the sweet lace and embroidered flower.
 The lone blue and white, checked placemat placed under the flowers I found at Big Lots.  I sure wish there had been more. 
Mother's Day this year provided the best selection of flowers I've seen in our little town! I was very excited to find peony or parrot tulips (not sure which), apricot, and pink roses, and pink hydrangeas all at my local Publix grocery store! I added a few gardenias from my garden that had opened a little early. There are many buds which are ready to open. The scent of these flowers has been so lovely.
I settled on this white pitcher as a vase after trying several containers which did not please.
It was hard to wait for the light to be just right to photograph the table. Does that happen to you?

I wish you could smell the fragrance of the flowers. It is quite nice.
This is a new color combination for me that I've not worked with before for a tablescape. It's been fun to do something different.

I am definitely ready to invite some friends over while the weather is so nice! 


Thank you for visiting today. At the bottom of this blog post, you will find my Instagram pictures. I would like to invite you to join me there as well as on Pinterest. Please feel free to pin from this post. I would love that! ❤️
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Now, enjoy all the tablescaping blog inspiration below. 

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27 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Bonnie! Your flowers are perfectly paired with your tablecloth and I love your combination of blooms with your orange and pinks! I love the selection of blooms at the grocery store around Mother’s Day too, you couldn’t have picked a prettier Mother’s Day bouquet. I haven’t seen the peony tulips at my Publix...so gorgeous! Haven’t you just loved the weather the past few days? Perfect for patio dining! The temperature and humidity is on the rise and it will definitely feel like summer by the weekend with 90 degree temps, but it’s been perfect for gardening chores this week and I’m lovin’ the crisp, sunny, breezy days! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and blog hop with you. ♥

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  2. Bonnie, I love your pink and orange together! To me, it's a natural summer combination. Those flowers are simply gorgeous in the centerpiece, with the fruit on plates and tea at each setting! If only there were a way to capture fragrance and share it, right? I know it would be intoxicating. I would really enjoy being a guest with you, and just relaxing. It's something I've done very little of the past several months. I'm happy to say the finish line is in sight, and I have joined you gals today for this hop!

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  3. Bonnie, your table is so inviting. I love your choice of flowers with this summer tablecloth. Your table says southern beauty at its best with watermelon and iced tea. Just beautiful. Other elements of your porch caught my eye...your blue and white pots look beautiful. You have a clean beautiful style of decorating that I just love. Blessings Bonnie.

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  4. Bonnie, your colorful tablescape is calling to me to have a seat for a refreshing glass of iced tea and watermelon. Boy does it ever say "welcome summer"! Love the placemats; they've long been on my wish list.

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  5. Bonnie, a lovely table all about summer. And summer will be with us soon. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. So pretty Bonnie, those plump pink and apricot roses steal the show! Hasn't the weather been amazing this week, perfect for watermelon on the patio!! I love your pretty blue and white pots too~ and the way you've layered the cloths on the table and how the wonderful floral print cloth mimics your roses! This low humidity is spoiling me!
    Jenna

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  7. Absolutely beautiful sweet Bonnie. Love, love, love your table settings. Oh I want a slice of that watermelon. I love watermelon but hubby doesn't care for it much. The flowers are so pretty. Loving the colors. I hope that you have a most fabulous weekend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Bonnie, your flowers are amazing and I can just imagine the sweetness of their fragrance. The tablecloth is lovely and I would definitely have purchased it. I love that you tried something totally different and it worked so perfectly! Does it get better than a glass of iced tea and a slice of cold watermelon on a summer day?!! I would love to sit on your patio at this lovely table. Enjoy this incredible weather!

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  9. Iced tea and lemonade are thirst quenchers anytime but a must during the warmer months. Your color palette is refreshing and the beautiful flowers seal the deal. Have a happy weekend and it's always a pleasure to be on these hops with you.

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  10. Beautiful flowers and lovely table, Bonnie! Here's to many lovely times for alfresco dining in the months ahead.

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  11. Beautiful table Bonnie. Your chosen colors are perfect for the start of summer. The flowers are gorgeous and blend perfectly with your tablecloth. Love your outdoor area. the plants and flowers near by look so pretty. I would love to sit at your table and enjoy the view and watermelon.

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  12. Bonnie, such a beautiful table for dining on your patio. The tablecloth with its pink and orange and the centerpiece of roses with the same color theme is stunning! I really love the color of the plates and they really pop on the woven mats. I've Benn serving a lot of melon already, who can wait for summer! I'm sure your guests will enjoy your lovely setting........

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  13. This is simply glorious! I love that tablecloth. Home Goods always rocks and you have to get it when you see it -- or else! The flowers are wonderful, too. I do love your patio -- so very pretty!

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  14. I’d love to join you on your patio at your pretty table, Bonnie. The tablecloth is just darling, and the placemats do add a nice texture. The flowered centerpiece is gorgeous! The apricot roses are so beautiful, and I’ll bet the scent was heavenly. It’s all so lovely!

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  15. It is always a joy to see your pretty tables, and this one is no exception. The mixed bright colorful flowers both in your centerpiece and on your tablecloth are both a lovely nod to summer! Those napkins are beautiful. I love classic or vintage items like those incorporated into a tablescape! Thank you for once again sharing your talents for another hop!

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  16. The pink and orange is such a wonderful combination. Your fragrant flowers are perfect, I can almost smell them. Ice tea is my favorite summer time drink and I like the placemats too! It's a pleasure to be on the tablescape tour with you. Hugs!

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  17. Bonnie this is just gorgeous! Your whole patio is just swoonworthy! Your flowers are so beautiful! I laughed because I came home with a huge rhododendron and thanked my husband and sons for my Mother's Day gift!

    Your table is so summer and I think I must head to the store for watermelon now!

    So happy to hop with you this week! You are always welcome to share with us at Thursday Favorite Things. The party is live Thurs.-Sat.

    I hope you have a beautiful summer ahead!

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  18. Bonnie, love that tablecloth!! It is so pretty and bright. The buffalo check placemat in the center is a great counterpoint. The flowers are simply gorgeous. How wonderful to sit outside and enjoy the not so hot yet weather. Lovely scene

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  19. Wow! Your centerpiece is gorgeous and I love the color palette! It's a pleasure to be joining you for the hop this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  20. I hear ya Bonnie on waiting for the right light for photos. LOL . Your photos are perfect and highlight your beautiful tablescape. Your flowers are beautiful....and adding gardenias from your garden made them even more special. The tablecloth is so pretty and ties all the florals together. The iced tea looks so refreshing and I would love to be sitting at your table chit-chatting with you. This is another great blog hop by our dear Chloe....every tablescape is so inspiring...:)

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  21. Bonnie,
    Your table is set perfectly for outdoor dining. And nothing says outdoor dining better than watermelon. We used to eat watermelon outside on our picnic table so my dad could spray the table, and us, down when we were finished... Great summer time memories.

    Judith

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  22. Bonnie, Your table looks fabulous! I love the colorful tablecloth and you created the perfect centerpiece with such gorgeous flowers to pair with it. We just don't get such pretty blooms at our local grocery store - and I have to say even if we did, I don't think I could make them look as lovely as you have!! Your watermelon and ice tea look so refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day! I hope your weather continues to be enjoyable - it is always a pleasure to hop with you :)

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  23. I really like your tablecloth and colorful bouquet. You created a very welcoming table.

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  24. Bonnie, there are so many pretty elements on your table, but for me, the star is that bouquet! Those pretty fuschia hydrangeas made my heart skip a beat and I just love them paired with the apricot shades. It's all made even better how the bouquet enhances the colors in your tablecloth and vice versa. Gorgeous! So fun hopping with you!

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  25. Beautiful Bonnie. I just love those apricot roses. This color combination is so summery
    Love, Mona

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  26. Bonnie, your table is so pretty! Love all the beautiful flowers and that watermelon looks delicious!! Now, I'm going to have to go find one that looks that pretty! Have a great holiday weekend! Hugs!

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  27. Bonnie, that bouquet is breathtaking and really steals the show. I love how the colors of the blooms coordinate so well with your tablecloth. Your patio looks so inviting with the potted plants in the background. You'll definitely get a lot of use out of those water hyacinth placemats. Your Paula Dean plates and buffalo check placemat add the perfect pop of aqua blue. And nothing says summer like iced tea and watermelon! A beautiful summer table. Always a pleasure hopping with you!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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