Alfresco Dining at Home
I am sharing my alfresco dining table this week as part of another Tablescape Blog Hop. I have linked up with nineteen other skilled table stylists to showcase a variety of tables set for alfresco dining. Summertime can offer up so many different ways and places to dine, be it on the front porch like we do often, or a picnic in a park or on a beach. Maybe you are tailgating before a big game! Make it special by adding some pretty plates and a little decoration.
Alfresco dining is a treat we partake in as often as possible here in Florida. Sometimes we can even enjoy it in January! Of course come August alfresco dining is not always as enjoyable with the rise in heat and humidity!Take a peek outside my window! Oh, look! The table is set and ready to greet guests for a summertime dinner on the porch.
I hadn’t used this elegant beaded runner for a couple of years and for what it cost, I thought I should be getting a little more use out of it, so it was my inspiration for this table.
My original idea for a plate stack was the wicker chargers topped with a turquoise dinner plate, a coral printed salad plate, topped with a red-orange plate. Somehow it seemed sad not to be sharing that beautiful print on the salad plates, so the vibrant orange ones went back to the cupboard!
My final choice for my plate stack was without that third plate, just using the coral patterned salad plate. These were just too pretty not to be showcased!
The beaded runner I have had from Pier One Imports was the foundation for my table, accompanied by a couple of plastic sea fan placemats.
The beaded coral napkin rings came from Pier One the same year that I bought the runner. Back in 2016 I used some of the same elements for my Coral Table Celebration. It is fun to look back AFTER styling a table with similar elements and see what you did different this time around and what you did the same.
I look forward to a kitchen remodel in the future which will allow for a door right from the kitchen onto the dining area on the porch which will make alfresco dining at home a more seamless enterprise.
Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop:
Please take a moment and visit these other blogs and see how they have styled their outdoor dining experiences!