Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Black and Blue

As you recall, earlier in the summer,  I set my patio table with Anders' old threadbare quilt as my inspiration.  And because the mother of twins never plays favorites, Sofie's quilt was featured last week.     Both were fun and festive...but you know what?  My black and blue patio table is quite spectacular on its own!  This week, there are no cover-ups...just a simple table for some al fresco dining.  Several summers ago, I fell in love with this tile table from Crate & Barrel.

Paired with black wicker chairs and a blue umbrella, the patio becomes an outdoor "dining room" and a nice change of pace from dinners in the kitchen.  This table hardly needs a cloth with rich blue tiles like these.

I selected some simple black placemats, and topped them with my Hampton Green dinner plates.  As you can imagine, I snapped up these cute cobalt and black salad plates the minute I spotted them (Home Goods).

I added a playful  touch with these darling and black, but plenty of other colors too.

Twinkling tea lights in multicolored glass votives will help set the mood.  

A nice cool drink will be enjoyed by all from these cobalt and green footed goblets (an old Crate & Barrel find).  Speaking of that cool drink, excuse me while I grab a nice bottle of wine!  Thanks for dropping by my patio...

 Please join me this week at the following parties...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. Wow I love the coloring in your table! Your dishes and glasses look great on it! What a great summer table! Crate and Barrel is a great store! I don't have one locally but always enjoy visiting their stores when I'm near one!

  2. Well I wouldn't cover that table up at all. It's really a beauty. Love the dishes you've chosen! Great glasses too. Loved coming by. xo marlis

  3. Very pretty - love all of the color.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Looks great to me. That really is quite a pretty table.
    looks very festive and like a fun al fresco evening. Great color combos.
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. I love your patio table. Your dishes and lines are so pretty and colorful! Visiting from Let's Dish!

  6. Love your mix of blue, black, and green on your pretty table. Visiting from Let's Dish, Olive

  7. Love the table It must be so nice to sit outside at that colorful table.

  8. I can certainly understand why everyone loves it. This is the first time I've seen your table and it I like it too. It's quite unique and looks perfect paired with the wicker chairs. Your setting is very inviting and I would join you with that wine any day! Love the twinkling lights outside too!

  9. Love your blue tablescape! It reminds me of a blue cobalt bottle I recently acquired. I'm visiting from Centerpiece Wednesday. Enjoy your weekend!

  10. What a unique table top! So pretty. Your tablescape compliments it so perfectly. I bet you spend a lot of time in this lovely spot.

  11. Thank you for sharing your charming tabletop at Potpourri Friday!

  12. OH MY! What an absolutely gorgeous tablescape- wow!

  13. That is a wonderful table ! The colors are so different. Like how you placed the napkin!

  14. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  15. Any meal eaten at this table would be a feast.