Come into the garden with us. Won't you join us for a glass of wine? We've had a break in the weather here in Georgia, so I thought we'd dine here tonight.
Just a couple of days ago, I was at the grocery market and I found these fun plastic plates with this fern pattern. They were in the clearance aisle. How did I miss them when they were full price? Well, I'm glad I did, since I got them for $1.50 each!
Here's the dinner plate on a rattan charger.
And here's the salad plate. Aren't they fun?
I set a similar, fern inspired dinner last summer and featured it here.
It was actually my 100th post.
Here's the way the placesetting looked.
These old standbys were the flatware I chose.
The glassware was nothing at all precious. The water goblets were some very sturdy ones from Bed Bath and Beyond that I bought when Mr. Pressed Pants was living in a temporary corporate move, and the green glasses were from Ikea and I used them as stemless wines. You can also see the faux bois salt and pepper set that I use all of the time.
Napkins? Just cream colored linen with faggoting, gathered into a wicker ring from World Market, with a fresh fern frond tucked in. I'm strange in that I love to iron napkins, so I use cloth most of the time. Don't hate me......I take LOTS of shortcuts elsewhere.
Our French butter dish was "accessorized" with a butter knife that has a fern frond handle. I almost forgot that I had this!
And chilled water was served from this amber glass bottle that we brought back from France.
I think I got this vase from Boxwoods several years ago. The green in the tablecloth was a better match than it shows here.
Not much left in the garden to choose from, but these white hydrangeas have turned almost green, so I started with them.
Then I filled in with several typed of ferns and fronds. I just love these hairy little things!
We ate before darkness fell, but I did light these votives, mostly to keep the bugs at bay. I love dining outdoors, but it's not worth West Nile virus!
So here's the way it came together. I keep this wooden table in the potting shed to use any time we want to eat out there. You can see what else is in the potting shed here.
Very simple and not too much to drag through the paddock, down the driveway, and back into the house. I get it all out there, but Mr. Pressed Pants helps me return it.
Ok. We'll have another glass of wine before we clean up!
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