Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tablescape #2 - Margarita's by the Pool

First of all I want to say THANK YOU to all of you that left me comments on my first tablescape. You are all so sweet and encouraging!

Now onto tablescape #2...

I know the calendar says it is now fall, but someone forgot to send the memo to the weatherman in my home town as it is still 100+ degrees here. So I thought we should do margaritas by the pool one last time this year.

I started with these cute square placemats I picked up at Pier 1 Imports

Then I added my everyday dishes I registered for and received when I got married 19+ years ago.  They are Mikasa French Country and I still love them. 

Green salad plates I got @ my local grocery store, Von's, $2.80 for 4 plates.  Score!

Okay, well this is a little backwards I added striped napkins between the dinner plate and the salad plate

Mikasa French Country bowls were added next

Then I found these margarita glasses in my cupboard. I didn't even know I had them!  The leaves on the table were cut from my mini lime tree.  I have to tell you the thorns on the mini lime tree are NOT mini and they hurt like the dickens!

Then all the other fun stuff was added.  The lemons are "faux" but all the other stuff is real cut from plants and flowers in my backyard

Of course we need candle light as the sun is setting

Okay confession time... It was so hot the real flowers died in about 15 minutes so I went to Michaels and bought some faux flowers.  I thought the yellow would brighten up the table

More table pics...

Since we were having margaritas I used Patron Tequila bottles as bud vases

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my end of  the summer tablescape.

For more beautiful and inspiring tablescapes, visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Her fall tablescape is especially beautiful this week!



Denise said...

This is beautiful, I love both the center pieces, and your blue glasses really set things off well :)


Tequila bottles as vases...wonderful idea. Very creative & pretty. And, a great setting

Janie's World said...

I love your end of summer tablescape. It totally reminds me of the Florida keys! Thanks for that last hurrah of summer!

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the Margarita glasses, so pretty, the blue and my favorite is the lemon centerpiece, so fresh and beautiful by the pool..Thanks for sharing...Phyllis

Jessica said...

Love outdoor dinner~ this is darling!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This was a lovely end of summer tablescape...and I especially like the way you used the Patron bottles for vases. You really went the extra mile to find flowers to use considering the heat.
♥, Susan

G-Ma said...

I love it. Really like blue and yellow together. And.... you know I love tequila!!

Cynthia said...

Your outdoor table is so inviting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful setting...the color scheme is peaceful and pleasing to see.

Rev. Sonja said...

I love it. It is so inviting. And your patio is great. I'm glad the weather in Oklahoma is cooling down.

Brenda said...

What a delightful place in which to dine!

nannykim said...

Love the reflection that is on the glass tabletop! I also loved the first center piece the best--too bad it wilted!! I love the white plates too!

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Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Great tablescape ... and I'm trying to hang on to summer, but the temps are dropping in southern Illinois! I love lemons and your color combination is really nice. Hope you'll stop by to visit with me, too!

Deanna said...

Neat ideas for a table setting by the pool.
Enjoyed my visit to your site for Tablescape Thursday.

Many Autumn Blessings to you,
d fromhomehaven

sheree said...

so pretty! Using the patron bottle as a vase was genius!

G-Ma said...

I had margaritas yesterday, in honor or your tablescape!!!

Rettabug said...

What a cool looking table for a hot climate! The icey blues are very soothing as is the backdrop of your beautiful pool.
I enlarged each of your photos so I could appreciate the special details.
Very well done!!! :D

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- love your do and your re-do too! This makes me want to grab a margarita and go back and look again.