Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Simple Setting

Thanks again to all who entered my giveaway.  I appreciate all your kind comments, and if you didn't hear back from me, I apologize, I did try!  Hopefully Blogger has fixed whatever problem they were having.  It has been a busy week for me, I am trying to get ready for child #2's graduation.  We have a party for the kids this Friday evening, and a family dinner party on the 7th.  So this week it is a simple table out by the pool, nothing fancy, but I hope you like it.

These cheerful placemats were a recent Tuesday Morning purchase.  The deep color of the flower was a bit harder to work with than I thought.  It wasn't red, or pink exactly.   The lighter color pink did go pretty well with these pink Bordallo Pinheiro plates and bowls.

The white chargers really aren't chargers, but platters from Ross.

White dinner plate was purchased at TJ Maxx.

Wine stems are etched, but I can't remember where they came from!

White rhododendrums from the yard ...

Tall white candleholder from HomeGoods...
with a tall candle to hide the umbrella pole!

Silverware is William Rogers, I believe, and was purchased a while back from Ebay.

Rhododendrums have since gone for another year, (sigh).

Bird's eye view

A few pictures by candlelight...

One more...

Thanks for stopping by!  I always appreciate your comments.  Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful! Love everything about your table setting!

  2. darling! i love the charger too, unique :)

  3. Very pretty table, and what a lovely setting by the pool.

  4. Beautiful table, I love the charger, pink plates and placemats and napkins. xo,

  5. I LOVE those pink Bordallo Pinheiro plates and bowls! Every time I go to Tuesday Morning they only have one piece of Bordallo Pinheiro, and it's never one I can use.

  6. I love those placemats, especially with the darling Bordallo dishes! It's all so perfect and inviting, when was dinner?
    many blessing, marlis

  7. Just beautiful! What I really want to see is where you store all these beautiful dishes! LOL!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. Love the pink & white color scheme. Lots of layers and elements without being too busy or overwhelming. Nice job. Lucinda/Rhode Island

  9. I love those pink cabbage plates they are so pretty. I might have to find some too! Happy weekend

  10. love love beautiful your table is... pink plates are adorable, simply BEAUTIFUL...
    I would love if you please peek a little at

  11. I do love your pinks! All such lovely shades. And what a pretty outdoor setting.