Saturday, July 28, 2018

Green Apple & Buffalo Check Tablescape

As we head into August, I'm thinking of the upcoming apple season that will be here before we know it. I love fresh crisp apples, both red and green.  That was my inspiration for this al fresco table I set for a recent outdoor dinner for two.

I went with a green apple theme, threw in a few green pears as well and set it on a background of black & white buffalo check.

I decided to use this round wire lantern that I've had for years as a centerpiece.

I put a faux candle in a glass vase inside.

Because it is easy to see through the wire, I could fill the inside with decor.

I placed a bunch of these tiny faux pears, some wire orbs and greenery inside.

The wire lantern was placed on a wooden charger which had a buffalo check cloth napkin draped on top.

Some faux green apples were set next to it.

More green wire orbs and faux pears make for coordinating table scatter.

Next to the lantern, I placed black pots filled with greenery and faux apples.

Black & white buffalo check napkins were tucked inside.

The green runner is actually 3 cloth napkins placed together. I also used the same cloth napkins on top of the white placemats to add more of the green colour there.

Buffalo check pillows provided the perfect coordinating backrests for the chairs.

These black and white plaid dishes are from Pier 1 as are the cloth napkins.

I made apple-themed placecards for fun.

Faux green apples were tucked inside the bowls.

Black handled flatware went well with the table decor.

Cute little faux pears were set next to the forks.

Even the plants surrounding the table went well with the decor. :)

I love having hosta plants in pots. They come back every year and you can put them wherever you want.

This is the side of the yard where Mr Delight and I enjoyed the tablescape for both dinner last night and this morning's breakfast.

And since more sunny weather is in the forecast, I think I'll leave it set up for awhile longer.

Hope you have been able to enjoy some al fresco meals as well this summer. There's something so special about dining outdoors.

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  1. Lori, I love all the details! The black and white check is a dramatic backdrop for the fresh greens which stand up well to the bold pattern. The small green orbs add a touch of whimsy. I'd use this table for as long as possible!
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  2. Lovely setting! I love the black, white and bright green combination. So refreshing and perfect for a summer meal outside! Thanks for sharing such a pretty space. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  3. This is a fabulous setting! I could look at it all day!

  4. What a lovely and refreshing outdoor tablescape. I love the black and white plaid plates with the checkered cloth and napkins. The green topped it all off perfectly. I wish our weather permitted hostas in pots, but it is much too hot for them. Beautiful post.

  5. I’ve always enjoyed this color combo. Love how you did the center arrangement. The hostas look wonderful in the planters!

  6. I love it! So lovely with a simple elegance. Love the potted hosts. What zone are you in and how do you overwinter them in the pots? Thanks

  7. I absolutely LOVE your posts , they are very inspirational & I have already replicated a few of your table settings. I will definitely be doing my version of this one for sure, it's so refreshing. I was just looking at the checkered dishes at Pier 1 yesterday, now I have a reason to buy them ��
    Thank you for your beautiful posts.

  8. I wish you could see me smiling and clapping as I look at your table! So adorable!! I love black & white with bright green, such and fun and happy summer table!

  9. I've longed love a green and black color story. Yours is absolutely delightful. The black and white check against the apple green is wonderful! Lovely design work. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  10. Lori, I love this color combination! You have everything in perfect order and balance. It is great to enjoy the sunshine! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

  11. This is always a winning color combo. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  12. I love the B&W with the green! Perfect tablescape for fall. Thanks for sharing with SYC. You will be one of my features tomorrow.

  13. Lori! So special! This is perfect for both summer and fall! I'm featuring on Tuesday Turn About #9! Hope that is okay!


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