Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lemonade on the Patio

Today we're on the patio in the backyard.  The weather has been SOoo nice!  I wish it would stay this way!
The daylilies are in bloom...
Today's inspiration came from the two tablescloths that I purchased this past Saturday.  The solid blue was $1 from a local thrift store and the vintage topper was from "Crossroads Junktion" for $12.50. 
The wheels on the cart remind me of lemons.  I angled the cloth so that the cart would be between each place setting.
I used rattan chargers (Walmart), robin's egg blue plates ($ Tree), and green bowls ($ Tree).  The white flatware was from the Trash to Treasure sale a couple of years ago and the turqoise glasses were a recent purchase from JCPenney.  The yellow napkins are part of a vintage set.
Peeking though the macho ferns....
For my centerpiece, I used a larger size plant thingie as a tray.  I added a vase of lemons with some fern leaves and daylilies added in.  A pitcher of refreshing lemonade..... 
and accents of a few more lemons and asparagus fern complete the arrangment.
Simple and thrify!  Thanks for stopping by!
Sharing with:

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground 
Thrifty Things Thursday @ The Thrifty Grove    
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

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  1. As usual, beautiful! Loving those macho ferns; they can withstand everything! Sadly, I fear that we have now morphed from spring back into summer temps :(

  2. Thank you, Nancy.... I just discovered the macho ferns a couple of years ago and they are now my favorite! I was able to store mine in the greenhouse over the winter!

  3. How lovely, your pretty table al-fresco in your beautiful garden is such a treat. Wish I could be there and have a cool drink in that fabulous sorroundings! I love ferns, I have them indoors too, all year round. Thank you for your lovely and kind visit.

  4. What a pretty table!! I love lemons too! Had missed those chargers at Wal Mart, have to go back and look for them! Very pretty!!

  5. Love the colors on your table. This looks like a lovely place to enjoy a meal.

  6. I am such a weird woman. I had this post up to read this morning before I left the house, but completely forgot to leave a comment for you! This is SO worthy of lots of comments because it is really a VERY relaxing set up! The colors are all simultaneously soothing and energizing. It's kind of like how a hot shower can either wake you up or help you has a dual effect depending on what you need to get you goin'!!! Thrifty, yes, but SO big on oomph!!! have a great weekend, Tammy!!!

  7. Oh, I just LOVE that table topper!! These colors are just divine, I love your tablescape!

    Have a wonderful evening!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  8. Oh Tammy, That table and the patio setting are wonderful! I am partial to that topper tho...vintage and the colors! perfect. This is an example when a lemon is a gooooood thing.

  9. Just beautiful! Being a vintage tablecloth fanatic, love your topper best!

  10. What a pretty table setting! Love all the colours and little touches and your home (from your blog header) is GORGEOUS! I would spend my life on that porch!!!


  11. I'm your new follower! So excited about finding your blog. We have much in common...children/teens, homeschool, etc...
    Hope you'll follow me too. Looking forward to sharing blogs.
    betty@ southern grace

  12. What a sweet topper! The colors in this scape are lovely!
    I was confused as to why boiled cookies was linked up, but now I see it was probably supposed to be this!
    Thanks for sharing this at Let's Dish!

  13. I love all these pretty colors you've used! And I think I NEED those turquoise glasses! The vintage topper makes the perfect background for all the green and turquoise elements!


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~