A Stream-Side Dinner for Two with a Touch of Tuscany

I have been trying to squeeze in another date night diner for two with my husband recently, but weather and other obligations have continually gotten in the way.  I had planned a lovely picnic in the park, but alas, recurring thunderstorms were just the beginning of the problem.  With the July holidays and a family wedding, along with some evening business meetings, I just couldn’t see to get us together.  I had my tablecloth, dishes, a bottle of wine and more tucked into a nice basket ready to go.  Today was supposed to be a day of sailing, alas, thunderstorms also put an end to that idea, so off we went to the fishing club my husband belongs to.  While my husband was out fishing, I snuck out to the car and gathered my basket of goodies from the car.  This would not be my Italian dinner I had planned, but this would work!Tuscan-dinner-for-two

On the back porch of the clubhouse is one table that overlooks “The Bar Pool”.  I used some light green burlap and a gold table runner to begin setting the scene for our “Dinner for Two”.Streamside-dinner.jpg

A little pitcher filled with artificial sunflowers, a bottle of Tuscan wine and a lovely sunflower dish I had found were the only centerpieces needed.


Sitting near this lovely flowing stream made for a lovely evening for my husband and I.  The Club was so nice to arrange to serve us out on this patio.  It wasn’t my Italian – inspired menu, but it was a nice surprise when my husband came in from fishing to find this lovely table set for us on the back porch.  He was totally surprised!Rockwell-Springs

This was the first time I ever surprised my husband at the Trout Club, but it won’t be the last, I will do this again sometime when he least expects it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jenna! I won’t add sound to my blog, but you should have heard the stream! It was delightful! I too, have a little bit of a Home Goods problem! Five Guys Burgers is right next door to mine, so I feel it is a success if I don’t have lunch at Five Guys!

    1. Thank you, I wish I could say I had really planned ahead, it was more like a lucky mistake, in that I had left the box of all the tabletop goods in the trunk of his car! He was really surprised though!

  1. You made it work Chloe and that’s all that counts. I know you have so many ideas on how to use the clubhouse again. The dishes are perfect and a great find.

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