Dining Al Fresco

Finally the weather has changed to a more pleasant level of humidity so I could set up my tablescape outside. (Don't mind the weed patch were the lawn is supposed to be!)

The inspiration for this tablescape was these dinner plates. I picked these up after the co-op yard sale. The same guy that left the "Waterford" candlesticks also left these plates at the dumpster. I, of course helped myself! There are three green plates, two dark red and four golden yellow. Since I just did a yellow "scape" I thought I would mix and match this time. I didn't have any salad plates that would work with the colors so off to Salvation Army. I found these four plates for 3.99. More than I usually pay but since the dinner plates were free I decided I could splurge!

The colors go well together. The flowers are a purplish blue but, it works.

The candlesticks I found at Salvation Army in January. I have used them a couple of times in my tablescapes.

The wine glasses are from the Dollar Tree and the stemless wine glasses were a Christmas gift from my mother.

A few pictures with candle light just before dusk.

I will be joining Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer click here and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. Take a look at the other posts. There are some very talented ladies out there! Thanks for looking at my blog.


  1. Oh, that is really nice outdoor setting, Lisa. Love those candlesticks!

  2. I so want those 'sq purplish/blue' dishes.. beautiful!
    Nice settings also

  3. Very pretty, how cool to "find" some of the items-enjoy!

  4. What a great tablescape. Love those candlesticks. I never find anything that cute at my Salvation Army. Great job!

  5. What treasures you have found! That looks like a wonderful place to have dinner.

  6. Love your setting in candlelight...so very inviting.

  7. I love your thrifty outdoor table scape. The dishes are really pretty and I love how you put it all together. It just shows that it doesn't take expensive items to make a gorgeous table scape.
    Good job.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  8. You must feel like a very talented Sherlock Holmes...searching out all those wonderful finds for your well-conceived tablescape. Great job! Cherry Kay

  9. I love the colors you've chosen here, and I think $1 a plate is a pretty good deal! Those candlesticks are perfect with your color scheme, as are those great napkins!

  10. Hello there! I just discovered your blog - I am over from Susan's BNOTP. You did a lovely tablescape, plus your outdoor setting is beautiful! I just became a Follower and will be back again to visit! Take care.
    Best regards,
    P.S. I read in your profile that you became a widow a year ago. I am so, so sorry for your loss... I will say a prayer for your strength.