Sunday

~Table Tops & Dragonflies~

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Beginning anew, comments on, after time off from regular blogging and Memorial Day weekend.

One table times three…

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I’m adding these new back porch vignettes and table settings to Marty’s Table Top Tuesday.

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The pair of ducks formerly sat atop a narrow cabinet at our lake place.  They make an ideal summertime addition to the back porch wicker dresser.

Sunday Breakfast

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When we moved the wicker dresser to the back porch, I didn’t think there would be room for a table and chairs. 

We used a small wicker end table, for meals in front of the settee, until over the weekend, when I moved an old green metal table from the garage and two of the breakfast room chairs, to the porch.

The table fits very well in front of the fireplace and can be moved easily when more room is needed.

I played with dishes and linens, setting the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Lunch

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I found the fabric, for the table cloth, stored away in the basement.  I covered the chair seats in this fabric not long before we moved into our home in 2003.  The chairs were also stored away in the basement.  I used silk peonies, to mimic the peonies in the fabric.

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Supper

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A rooster is usually heard from in the morning.  This time, it’s roosters in the evening. 

The third table is set, with burlap and roosters, for a simple supper on the back porch.  The red chairs were brought out from the breakfast room.  There are 8 ladder back chairs, around the 9 foot pine farmhouse table, in four colors…red, green, gold, and orange.

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I found the dragonfly lights, last month, at Home Goods, St Peters MO.

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51 comments:

southerninspiration said...

I love reading your posts, because your photography is so great, and because you are so talented in your designs!! What lovely table settings today, Pat!

Suzanne

salmagundi said...

There is that black transferware again, that I really kick myself for not buying when I saw it a couple of years ago. Love it whenever you give me a glimpse of it. Your tables are always beautiful. Sally

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat, you made me smile. We're trying to decide if a move is in our future and your home just feels so perfect- just the feel I'll look for
xoxo Pattie

kim said...

Pat, I could just sit and look at your table settings all day. I loved each one. Love those black and white horse transferware plates. Hope the rest of your holiday weekend is glorious.

D said...

Very pretty, Pat. I love all three tables.

D

Patti said...

I just love your table tops! Especially the horse transfer ware!

Andi said...

Oh Pat...it's been so long since I dropped by to read your wonderful blog. Your table settings as always are so lovely. I enjoyed visiting here this evening.

Hope you're enjoying a nice Memorial Day weekend.

susan said...

Pat-That chest is wicker?? When I look closely I can tell, but I have never seeen one like it--love it!! I am also trying to remember if I have ever seen your different color chairs around the table (I'm going back to look :) I love that burlap cloth!! It's all beautiful and I would have bet the peonies were real. Gorgeous! Have a lovely Memorial Day!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, I think you've been playing very hard! Everything is beautiful! Love seeing all your pretty set tables on your porch! Now I have some Roosters dishes that look very similar to yours! :)
You know that has to be my favorite! Hope you're have a great holiday weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, I am so in love with your porch and all of your decorations are just gorgeous. All three of your tablescaepes are out of this world. Of course breakfast looked fabulous and then dinner with the roosters, since I am such a rooster nut, but the lunch with the black linens and the black and white transferware just really caught my heart. Such a beautiful area to sit and relax. I am going to have to stay inside for a while, they are calling for 111 degrees by next weekend. I hate this heat. Thanks so much for joining TTT. I so appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Karen@Table, Hearth and Home said...

Great post Pat...every photo is stunning!

mary beth said...

Every setting is wonderful, but my favorite is the black and soft pick combo with that delicious black floral tablecloth and the pink peonies! You are inspiring us all over again!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, these tables are wonderful! I LOVE that rooster china. I don't recall seeing that before. And the setting on the tablecloth with the black background is beautiful. I love the layers of plates at the settings on that first table. Your back porch is such a special place. I'd love to have all 3 meals every day (especially if they are set like this) on your beautiful porch. laurie

Meg said...

Super Lovely, thought I was reading a magazine of tablescapes. Very pretty blog Blessings Meg

Sharlotte said...

Pat,
Your pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS! I always enjoy stopping by. Of course, your tables are beautiful as well. I love the way you've put them together...so warm, friendly, and inviting. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sharlotte

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Pat! I love all three of them...but I think I am partial to roosters! Your dragon fly light s are so fun! I know that you and J must really enjoy your porch! I hope you are having a great weekend...hugs..Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty - You did good!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sailing Simply said...

Beautiful table settings! I like the lunch setting best, but they are all fantastic. Enjoy your vignettes too, very inspirational!

Martina said...

Hi Pat- I always love looking at your BEAUTIFUL posts!! I can't decide which setting I like more there all so pretty! Hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend!

thestonerabbit said...

Wow, Pat!! You went over the top on this! Every table setting was awesome! I couldn't possibly pick a favorite...but I have to say that black transferware is eye-catching!! You need to get those chairs out of the basement (the ones covered in that great black fab. with the peonies!!)...I'm betting they are gorgeous!

I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!! I finally got some yard work done this afternoon...the weather and my schedule have made it difficult this spring!

L, Dana

Bairbre Aine said...

Always a delight to stop in and read your blog.
Lovely settings, such wonderful colours.
I'm inspired to set a lovely wee table for our Memorial Day breakfast!
cheers

SmilingSally said...

What pretty tables you set, Pat.

Helen said...

Dragonfly lights ~~~ I simply must find some! As always, beautiful tables, photos, designer touches!

Lori said...

Your tables are all lovely.I especially like the black transferware. You are an inspiration to me to use more of my pretty things more often.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

These are all so outstanding Pat!
What creative talent you have! I love every single table and couldn't begin to choose a favorite!
Bravo!
Cindy

Betty Jo said...

Everything is just gorgeous Pat! I love the pink bowl with plate underneath it. Is it depression glass? I have a pink glass platter that belonged to my mother-in-law and cherish it. ♥

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, you sure know how to put anything together to make a room look breathtaking and perfect!!! I can't wait to go to HomeGoods. We were suppose to head down to the Gypsy Caravan today but we couldn't make it. So I foresee a trip to St. L in the near future.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Pat, this is just all so pretty. I've had a ball taking a second look. I love that wicker chest and the tray with the shell lamp is so pretty. LOVE the ducks. All three of your tablescapes are stunning. You have such gorgeous linens and china. Thanks again for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

The Inspired Nest said...

Oh it is just so pretty! I love that you put the wicker dresser on the back porch! Each table was well done!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, one pretty table setting after another. I don't even have a favorite because they are all pretty. You've sure been busy. Love the dragonfly lights.

Kathy said...

Wonderful Pat!
Your lunch table with the pink Peonies and tablecloth...My fav.
A cute little setting on your porch!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! All three are marvelous, just gorgeous!! Photography beautiful as well!

I've missed you! I've was busy just about the whole month of May, celebrating my milestone birthday! I posted some of my celebrations, the Savannah B&B will be posted this week, hopefully!

Katherine

Southern Lady said...

Perfection -- in every nook and cranny. Just beautiful, Pat!

Sandy said...

Pat, Just a perfect and beautiful job as usual. I love your porch!! Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Kim said...

Pat you take the most amazinig pictures! Have you ever had training in photography? I've thought about taking a class now that I have a good camera. I'd love to be able to pictures as good as yours. Beautiful vignettes and table settings.
xoxo,
Kim

Sue said...

Pat, All of your tables are just perfection, in my opinion. So unique from one another, they must be reflecting the different and fun facets of your personality! The porch looks so cozy! Enjoy the week to come.
hugs, Sue

Sharon Haynie said...

Great table settings Pat-I especially love your black transfer ware. Thanks for sharing all of your lovelies!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great porch, Pat! I love the different tablescapes you did and your transferware plates are gorgeous.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Pat, I always love to see what you've done with that back porch of yours. Always lovely & inspiring. Thanks for stopping by to see my tomato sandwich! :) Enjoy your summer.

Marianne@Songbird said...

Those dragonfly lamps sure caught my eye!
And I love all of your tablescapes. But the peonies were my favorite by far! Can't wait for mine to start blooming.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Pat, I love all your tables set for breakfast, lunch and supper, they are so beautiful. My favorite is the table set for lunch, I love, love, love it! I can't wait to do a black and white table.
Hugz,
Kim

Stephanie said...

I love all your tablescapes and vignettes. Absolutely wonderful! And don't get me started on your photos again - you really have taken it to the next level.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Pat, it's just so cozy and beautiful out there on the porch! What would we girls do if we couldn't play with our dishes? Tsk-tsk. I can see you had a lot of fun. That wicker dresser looks perfect out there!
Brenda

Kathleen said...

A bonanza! It all looks wonderful.
Hope you had a great weekend. We had a full house, but the weather was great and the kids went out on the boat tubing..gave us time to nap on the porch! :)

Lady Katherine said...

What wonderful Tables Set! I adore the rooster one! The black tranferware, I love too with the cups! I think would go with my cream set! I just love the saucer! How wonderful your porch looks! Add this to Tea Time Tuesday! I just love each setting!

Lady Katherine said...

What wonderful Tables Set! I adore the rooster one! The black tranferware, I love too with the cups! I think would go with my cream set! I just love the saucer! How wonderful your porch looks! Add this to Tea Time Tuesday! I just love each setting!

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Sherri said...

Pat, I thoroughly enjoy your blog every time I stop by! You have such a wonderful way of decorating and style! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy :) said...

Hi Pat...

I thought I'd pop in and say hello...

What a treat...love what you've done with the backporch..

Those roosters plates are ADORABLE !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I need those lights! We have a new dragonfly piece of artwork on our deck and I told my husband I wanted dragonfly lights along the railing...he thought I was crazy. Now I know they do exist.

The tables are all beautiful. I fell in love with your pink and green goblets. The black and white is also outstanding. Everything looks perfect!

KHS said...

Pat,
I continue to be amazed at your photography. You are a lady with so many talents. Your tablescape is beautiful and I love the vignette. I am so in love with your idea of using the shutters as a focal point on your porch. I can learn so much just from reading your blog and looking at your gorgeous photos.
Hugs,
Katherine