Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Birthday Dinner on the Patio

Today I'm joining Tablescape Tuesday at BNOTP:

To celebrate the August birthdays in our family, we're having dinner on the patio tonight. We'll wait 'til evening when the breezes will cool down the air a bit, but I will show you our party all set up and ready to go in daylight.I've set the table with a white linen jacquard tablecloth since it's a special occasion. But to keep it more relaxed for the outdoor setting, I added woven straw placemats in yellow.

I set each place with a clear glass plate and topped it with a china salad plate in the "Trilby" pattern by Noritake. The china has a narrow band of tiny yellow and white daisies and a silver border.

Silverplate flatware is vintage (inherited), pattern unknown. White linen napkins are tri-folded on the diagonal, rolled a bit, and popped into the glass goblets.

Our centerpiece tonight is composed of two glass hurricane lanterns; one is bubble glass and the other is smooth glass. Inside each, a tall white pillar candle is protected from the breeze. Clear glass marbles bring a little subtle texture to the table. The leafy swag is handmade of two green fabrics cut in numerous leaf shapes, hot-glued to green garden twine. I found instructions for it on a blog, but I forgot to get the address. If anyone knows, please let me know so I can give credit.

The yellow puff flowers are made of tissue paper; instructions are everywhere in blogland.

We'll be enjoying a seafood feast tonight, followed by miniature birthday desserts. Happy birthday, J, H and G!


BluBabesCreate said...

Very serene and peaceful! One can never go wrong. Come on over and learn about the Canadian Winnie the Pooh.

Marigene said...

Very the placemats.

Alycia Nichols said...

You are kidding me!!! The flowers are paper?!??!!! I enlarged two of the photos, but I still couldn't tell! I knew the "leaves" were fun-looking, but I cannot tell those flowers are paper! I hope everyone enjoyed the table you so thoughtfully prepared! Very nice!!!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely wonderful! It truly reminds me of late summer and has such simple detailing. Thanks for bringing in the sunshine as where I live it's still foggy.