Come for a walk with me to our cutting garden. I have set the table here for Mr. Pressed Pants and me to have dinner. The weather has cooled a bit and we are wanting to spend every moment outside.
The clematis and jasmine are a bit overgrown, but we can just get the gate open to go down the path to the sitting (or in tonight's case, dining) area.
I've set a table for two with faux bois and lime green. It's not really a fall tablescape, but more of a woodland one.
We are enjoying the more moderate weather, but I'm still fixing a light dinner.....gazpacho and chicken salad with fruit and croissants.
I started with a melamine plate with a faux bois design. I like how it looks like a cross section of a tree. These came from Target, I think.
Next, came a brown pottery bowl from Tuesday Morning.
Then I chose the wooden-handled flatware that I've posted before. I use this a lot, especially this time of the year. The tablecloth is cream burlap from Ballard's, and the brown linen napkins are from Tenille and Company in Atlanta. I stuck a fern frond in them to give them a little more color and interest.
These little leaf plates are from a floral wholesaler, and I used them here as bread and butter plates.
The water "glasses" are more faux bois melamine, and the green wine stems are some I've shown before. I reported that the store I bought them from has closed, but I recently found out that Swoosie's has re-opened some of their stores.
The coasters are real wood. They are from my favorite....Boxwoods in Atlanta.
I just love these wooden candlesticks with the metal
trim around the edge. They are from an antique dealer at Scott's Antique Show, which takes place every month here in Atlanta. Over 2,000 dealers show up every month and it is a "must-see" if you are here. I use this woven wine coaster a lot and it is holding our new favorite pinot grigio by Voga. It's easy to find at the wine shop because of it's unusual shape.
Here's another very simple and natural centerpiece.
It's just ferns with a few seed heads from the black
eyed daisies in the garden. I added a few small remaining green hydrangeas. This cute French wicker covered bottle is from a store that has closed, Christine's Creations in Woodstock. I am really sorry to see it go, because it was a good place for charming little accessories. She's still available for design work, but the little village of Woodstock misses her retail store and her cheerful welcome.
These green glass salt and pepper shakers are so old, they are from our wedding gifts. I think they are from Imperial Glass.
Here's the whole table. Do you see the potting shed in the background?
Here's a better look.
Here's a side view. I'll do a post about it and show the inside another time.
This is set up on a platform we built to hold chairs and tables. We spend many evenings out here with a glass of wine.
Here you can see another example of faux bois. This planter is definitely ready to be replanted for fall. You can see the fire pit in the background.
I'm linking up with the blog party Tablescape Thursday that Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts. Be sure to go there to see lots of fabulous offerings.