Welcome back my friends!
Thanks for joining me today.
After the craziness of yesterday I was having a "relaxing day" today.
Which means I only ran around for a few hours doing errands, instead of all afternoon.
When I got back, I had some time for myself,
which I used to get creative.
It's been so nice outside that I got an urge to put together a tablescape for the side deck.
I thought it would be fun to do something Tuscany-inspired.
I think this fits the bill perfectly.
I already had everything I needed to set the mood:
vibrant linens similar to the lovely prints at April Cornell,
woven place mats and chargers, and pretty little fruit-patterned plates.
The green goblets are my favorite.
I like them so much, I think
everything tastes better out of them.
It was a breeze putting this together.
There was a slight problem , however.
Keeping the candles lit in the breeze proved impossible.
You'll just have to imagine how this looks by candlelight.
When the wind calms down, I'll light the candles
and turn the dimmer on the overhead star lanterns way down.
(You can see those great big stars here.)
We might have to bundle up to eat outside tonight!
It's a good thing only the tablescape is Tuscany-inspired.
I've got a big pot of tasty, bone-warming Hungarian goulash
simmering on the stove for dinner tonight!
There's plenty, stick around!
You'll want to come back for information about the great giveaway I've got planned.
That's coming soon, don't miss it!
In the meantime, enjoy the long summer evenings!
And, if you like what you saw here, follow along!
Until next time,
Linking up to Tablescape Thursday, at Between Naps on the Porch.
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