I am so excited to be dining alfresco on the porch finally! We have finished decorating our front porch and have enjoyed relaxing out there, particularly in the evenings. We finally got a break in the temperatures here in Florida yesterday, so I jumped at the chance to set a pretty table at which to dine.
My husband and I searched and searched for the right furniture for our porch. When we saw this set at Pier 1 we were so thrilled with the price, a fraction of what we had seen on similar styles and quality of furniture.
Coincidently the first tablescape I am setting on my porch features these plates that are also from Pier 1. I spotted these and photographed them for Instagram more than a month ago. When I was in the store last week I saw that they were on sale. That sealed the deal! There were no salad plates left, but I did bring home these dinner plates.
Magnolia plates of course call for a magnolia centerpiece. We replaced a couple of crape myrtles in our front yard with magnolias this summer. I was hoping I could add a couple of blossoms off of the trees, but the recent storms had squelched that idea. A few artificial ones had to suffice.
The gold flatware is from West Elm and was an easy choice with the green napkins, also from Pier 1. I spied these leafy green placemats almost hidden on a shelf at Pier 1. Make sure you take the time when shopping to really look high and low, you never know what you might discover!
The rattan wrapped water glasses and bronze stemware are treasures collected from Home Goods.
I am so happy with this tablescape and now it is time to sit down to a lovely dinner on the porch. Tomorrow will be rainy and hot again, so you have to enjoy alfresco dining when you get the chance when its summertime in Florida!
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