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
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.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.