Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Backyard Beauty

I am very late with this week's Tablescape Thursday post as I had trouble uploading my pics from Flickr as they changed the format there recently.
 However, without further ado, here it is!

Do you ever wish you had a delightful deck, a pretty porch, a cozy cabana or the perfect patio? 
And if you did, you would be able to set the most beautiful outdoor tablescape, right?
Well, this is to show you, you don't need any of those places!  Just carry out a table to a patch of grass in your backyard and let the fun begin!

That is exactly what I did one sunny day this week!

I chose to use sunny yellow and grass green colours to compliment the surroundings.

This table is usually indoors beside our front windows but out it came!
I also moved over two chairs from our cabana furniture.

Above, are the sunny sunflowers that inspired this 'scape.

I've had this snail, frog and turtle candle set by Partylite for years and years.

I placed a sunflower candle holder (also Partylite years ago) in each bowl. 
Can't believe the breeze didn't blow them out! 
Yes, candles must always be lit - even in the hot sun!

Below, you will notice the sunflower design on the tablecloth.

Each place setting has a froggie for company!

Now, I hope you will discover the beauty you can create on a patch of grass.  Don't worry about having the latest "outdoor space" to set your table. Use what Mother Nature intended!

 Thank you to our gracious hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Head on over!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, I love it!! The colors are so beautiful and the china as well! The pottery snail, frog, etc. are so cute!

Great job!


Debbie said...

It looks gorgeous. I used sunflowers too, and I learned something about sunflowers I never knew. What a great day it was for your table scape.

Chari at Happy To Design said...


Ohhh my goodness!!! Your sunny, sunflower tablescape is absolutely breathtaking!!! My, ohhh certainly have a beautiful view! I love your place settings...the layers of look just like a sunflower itself! What a creative and talented tablescaper you are, my friend! I also just adore your beautiful table linens...the embroidered sunflowers are gorgeous! Thank you sooo much for sharing your fabulous table with us...this has really been a treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love it! The colors are beautiful and it's such a happy setting! Great pic with the sun rays!

Nanna said...

how sweet is that, the frogs are just the cutest things, makes me want to run to Hobby Lobby & look for frogs LOL

xinex said...

Just love it! Love the sunflower tea light candle holders. What a pretty view!...Christine

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Very pretty ... beautiful outdoor setting ... love the little critters on the table! Thanks for sharing.

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Wonderful,I love it!Fatima-Scrapart

Anonymous said...

Sunflowers...happy flowers,so bright and cheery.Your "outside setup in the sun",just perfect!

Mimi said...

I love your whimsical table. Oh, I love that it vintage? The snail candle holder is adorable.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

All the sunflower elements look great together! What a delightful table!

Pinky said...

What a beautiful, sunny table! I love it! My daughter use to have those sunflower candle holders. HMM< wonder what happened to them???:):)XO, Pinky

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beautiful. I am finally starting to think about an outdoor tablescape. I haven't been willing to fight the heat...but, it is getting better. I love the sunflowers and your fun creatures really add to the look.

Atticmag said...

Sunflowers are always so perfect in August. Your table brings back memories of seeing acres of them growing along the roadside in Italy. And so romantic having a table set so lavishly on the lawn.

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Entertaining Women said...

Just a patch of grass? Out here on the prairie, there are people who would commit a criminal act to have some, or even one of those magnificent trees! Loved the critters amidst the sunflowers. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Atelier de Charo said...

Love the colors, so beautiful sunflowers candle holder!!

Kathleen said...

Hi DD,
It is letting me comment this time!
I love your table, so cheerful. Sunflowers, frogs, snails, cute!

Anita said...

Love, love your sunflowers and the candle holders are just perfect!! I need some of those! This is a gorgeous outdoor setting! Thanks for stopping by, and I put you in because Mikasa was shipping the dinnerware, so Canada is not too far!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sunflowers just make me happy, and your real and faux sunflowers make such a happy table! Love all of your great garden themed candles, and that sunflower tablecloth is beautiful. laurie

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness... How breathtaking!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful afternoon~

Lori E said...

The tablecloth is fabulous. I had actual wax sunflower candles that glowed beautifully when lit. They also floated.
Your table is very inviting.