Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Patio Weather

Every year this happens.  One day it's summer.  The next, it's that "just not quite summer" weather.  The mornings are cooler, the air feels different, the crickets are a little bit louder.  So it's time to say goodbye to this dreadfully hot summer, but before the cooler weather is here to stay, let's welcome some glorious patio weather.  At the beginning of the summer, I set the table with Anders' big comfy quilt.  This week, it's Sofie's old quilt, equally worn and just as simple to drape on the table.

With just about every color imaginable found in this quilt, finding accessories was a piece of cake.  

These pretty little pink and yellow rose salad plates sit atop my Hampton Green (Crate & Barrel) dinner plates,

which sit atop my favorite white lacy  placemats which sit atop these natural hemp placemats.  Every layer make the setting just a bit more interesting.

I tied up some flatware in a simple pale blue napkins.  Raffia does work wonders!  What could be more perfect than my Romantika (vintage Crate) goblets and water glasses...

...with their charming pink and blue stems and feet.  As evening settles in, this chunky pillar candle set inside this...

...recycled green glass hurricane (Crate, years ago) will provide some mood lighting.  While I love fresh flowers on the table, sometimes it's fun to switch things up a bit.

This darling garland of multicolored paper flowers (Ten Thousand Villages) adds a playful touch.  

It's always a bit difficult to watch another Summer come to a close...but thank goodness for "patio weather" to ease us into Fall.  Please stop by all of the following parties this week...there's so much to see!

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. I like the soft colors and pretty details of your table. The paper flowers are charming. I need to check out Ten Thousand Villages.

  2. So pretty! I just love the colors. Your quilts make such a lovely setting. I am in a hot climate so fall means getting back outside for me. I can't wait!

  3. I love those dishes and those fun paper flowers!

  4. We finally had cooler weather the latter part of this week, down to a cool 93! Love that, but it's got to get a wee bit cooler still to sit outside and not feel like an overdone roast when you come in! Love the quilt and the layers on top. I love those paper flowers.. So so cool. Your glassware is wonderful. just love the colors! Everything is just fabulous.. xo marlis

  5. Very sweet quilt used as a tablecloth! I like your use of the layers and the rose plates are great on the quilt. The paper flower garland adds the perfect accessory to this lovely tablescape!

    Thanks, Pam

  6. Love this summery quilt! Your layering is gorgeous and I love the creative touches. I have to tell you, your stemware is the prettiest I've seen in quite some time! Looking forward to many more outdoor tables!

  7. So pretty! The glassware is wonderful!
    Thanks for linking this lovely table to Let's Dish!

  8. Love the flowers! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  9. How very pretty. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse