To me, one of the best parts of summer and warm weather is being able to dine outside. Nothing says romance like dining al fresco, so today I thought I'd share with you a little romantic table for two!
We usually eat at a larger umbrellaed table on our front deck, but today I thought it would be more private and fun to set this small table on the back deck.
For the occasion, I brought out our green bistro chairs which we use in our sunroom. Notice in the photo below who is peering out the window?
A wire candelier, found at a garage sale a few years ago for just a buck, adds to the romance. That's a glimpse of our sunroom that you see in the reflection (as well as a reflection of me snapping this shot, whoops!!).
Since this table is small, I didn't want to clutter it up with a bunch of stuff, so I kept things simple. I used this gorgeous white crocheted tablecloth (another garage sale find) on top of a pretty pink patchwork tablecloth.
Green leaf shaped plates, pretty green water goblets, as well as lovely white vintage napkins and a sweet bird napkin ring make for an easy place setting.
Freshly picked pink blossoms from my garden in a pretty hobnail milk glass vase.
Yummy Washington State cherries (so sweet, they are better than candy, any day!!) fill a gorgeous vintage tea cup and saucer that was part of hubby's mom's collection.
Candlelight flickers from mercury glass votives, atop a pretty little silver tray that has just the right amount of patina. (two of my favorite things are vintage silver and mercury glass!!)
Herbal ice tea in pretty goblets. Plenty of ice and lots of lemon make it so refreshing on a hot day!
Glass water bottle that we brought back from our latest trip to Paris. I love using it, and think of our trip each time!
Another nice thing about eating outdoors is admiring the plants and flowers!
While I was snapping this photo shoot, I noticed this amazing dragonfly on the side of the house!
Another look at my candelier.
Ok, full disclosure, dinner tonight is takeout pizza!