Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Dishes

I wish I could say this is my only set of summer dishes, but it is not ~ it's just my set for eating outside.  
For some reason I feel like I have to justify why I have all these extra sets of dishes, but these are all plastic, making them perfect for both of my outside tables which have glass tops.  I bought two wrought iron tables this spring from a friend and neither came with tops.  Well ~ replacing glass tops is expensive, no matter how inexpensive the furniture was.  It made me nervous to use glass dishes on them unless I had a place mat under them ~ so plastic was the perfect solution.

I wrote about these plates back in the spring when I purchased them just because they made me smile.  I love their happy colors and they were on clearance at the grocery store, so I loved their happy price too.
The goblets also are actually plastic, and were a birthday present from my daughter. They were purchased from Meijers, a store somewhat similar to Walmart, and again I was grocery shopping.  It should be a crime to put dishes in a grocery store for those of us who can't resist those aisles.

The wrought iron set was black with paint spattered all over it.  I can't remember why I decided to paint it this happy shade of green, but I just love how it turned out. 

The seats are covered with an indoor/outdoor fabric
 from JoAnn's.

Aqua Ball jars with sand and candles made the perfect centerpiece for a summer evening.

It was my delight to use my table and goblets for the first time to celebrate one of my sister's birthdays, and we had perfect summer weather to do so ~ at last.

Linking with

Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Very nice!

And you are right- perfect weather FINALLY!

Julie said...

Cindy - your table is gorgeous. It is absolutely perfect. I wouldn't have thought of painting the table and chairs that colour but it is so nice that I want it now. You have such a good eye for colour combinations. J

Scribbler said...

I love this whole thing! Did you redo the furniture? It is so pretty.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

The green and blue is so pretty together. Fun loving and charming. I have bought those same blue colors (in plastic) for our pool side table. Fish plates and regular round plates in that pretty blue color like you have and a darker blue. Looks so pretty with the pool water and I found them all at yard sales. yah! So much fun to use!

Marie Arden said...

Lovely I love the green table. So serene.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Cindy, you are right about putting plates in a grocery store, should be a crime! Oh my goodness your blues and tablescape is just gorgeous! I love to use plastic outside too for lots of reasons. These are beautiful colors and patterns. I need more and waited for the sales but they were all sold before I could shop. Pretty expensive for plastic too.
Have a great day.

The French Hutch

xinex said...

This is really beautiful, Cindy. I love the colors and I love the color of your wrought iron table and chairs. Lovely combination and a perfect outdoor setting!...Chirstine

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful tables!

dizzyizzy said...

I love, love, love your green table and chairs. I have table and chair envy. Your table looks lovely.

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty! I love that color combo, and those glasses are stunning! A very happy table.
Thanks for stopping by, please link this up over at Let's Dish.
BTW, i am looking for napkins that color to go with that new fabric I bought!
I am your newest follower. :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty! I love the colors of blue you used in this setting and how fresh everything looks. I also like the pretty redo on your outdoor table. That color green is one of my favorites and you found the perfect fabric for it too! Beautiful job!

Marlis said...

Gorgeous color for the wrought iron!!! We replaced a glass top several years ago and I was soo glad that we had a friend in the business. Your table is so pretty with those dishes. I love the colors. Love those turq goblets too.. fabulously summer. xo marlis

Connie said...

What a lovely table setting. I enjoy going through your posts and seeing all the special touches that you have made in your home.
From one creative gal to another,
have a marvelous weekend, Connie :)

Emily said...

Hi, I like your blog.

Robyn said...

It looks beautiful.. Everything.. The goblets, dishes the table itself.. I can't believe those dishes an goblets are plastic.. You can't tell!..
Robyn :)

Miss Merry said...

I am addicted to blue canning jars whenever I visit a flea market, garage sale or auction. I love your table highlighting my favorite color. I cannot believe these dishes are plastic, gorgeous and perfect for outdoor dining.

Mary said...

Oh I love your aqua and green color combination~ perfect for outdoor dining! Your painted iron set is wonderful in that cheery green :)

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