We've had some beautiful spring days here at our Little Red House, and the rhododendron is blooming with abandon. So I thought I would set the table on the deck for a simple al fresco lunch.
The salad plates are pastel-rimmed, with pretty hand-painted flowers. I bought them at the thrift store a few years ago. The dinner plates underneath are my hard-working neutrals -- Baroque, by Atelier at Home.
I'm a milk-glass junkie. They make wonderful serving pieces, like this footed rectangular dish piled high with fruit.
The rhodies are gathered in two milk glass vases, and a small cup and saucer are ready to serve mayonnaise. A lovely milk glass basket in the background will hold relish.
The linen napkins are edged with rick-rack. The silverplated napkin rings are from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Any outdoor feast should be a feast for the eyes as well, don't you think? No paper plates here, especially as there are only two of us. ;)
You've seen my mother's pressed glass goblets before.
Yes, I need to polish some silver soon. The German silver spoons are my favorites.
So, are you ready to enjoy lunch on the deck?
I want to thank everyone who visited me last week for Tablescape Thursday. Life intervened, and I was not able to visit all your posts. I promise to do better this week. :)
Many thanks, too, to our wonderful hostess, Susan. Visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch, for loads of beautiful tablescapes.