Ahhhhh, Summer! It’s my favorite season and the perfect time for outdoor dining. I’ve been wanting a metal outdoor dining set and I found one on FB marketplace. It’s painted white and just so cute. The question is…do I paint it black? I just can’t decide.
First, I’d love to thank Pasha from Pasha is Home for including me in a fun blog hop! Together, Pasha and I, and several of our friends are going to be sharing some fun porch ideas. If you’re coming over from Renae’s blog, Peacock Ridge Farm, thanks so much for stopping by! I just love her home, but I’m sure you do too. I love her high tea table idea, so cute. Be sure to check out all the amazing ideas at the end of this post.
So, like I said, I found this table and chairs set on FB marketplace. It’s in good condition and perfect for our covered deck. The deck is pretty good size, off our living and dining area. We have a two-sided fireplace in our living room that connects to the deck.
Setting the Table
The white dining set screams cottage to me. I used a throw as a tablecloth to soften the look. I love the texture of the woven round placemats…I use them on almost all of my tablescapes. I was clearly going with a blue and pink theme…so I love the blue and white check plate layered with our everyday dishes. A cloth napkin in my favorite color gives the perfect pop of pink.
I love using brass/gold flatware. Can you believe that these are plastic? If you don’t want to go out and buy a gold set (because who knows how long that will be trendy), just buy a set of plastic. You’ll get the same effect without the high price tag.
I clipped some greenery from a bush in our yard and added some of my peonies to each place setting. The pink and white arrangement is faux! I love mixing real and faux.
Setting the Mood
Outdoor dining wouldn’t be complete without candles, am I right? And here in Nebraska, you have to have candles to keep the freaking bugs away. The bugs here are crazy! Citronella would be my choice for candles near and on the table.
What’s up Next?
We’re definitely going to hang some bistro lighting from the beams and ceiling…I can’t decide if I want to do white or black. And maybe a chandelier with candles…that would look really cute. I could even do battery powered candles with a remote! I think we need some more plants, as well. I’d love to add some kind of speakers for some music and also some additional seating. I really want one of those hanging bed/benches. Oh, Handy Andy! 😉
Let’s Wrap it Up
I hope you were inspired to dine outside, whether it’s a small table for two or a fun and festive BBQ party. Next up on the tour is Melaine with My Sweet Savannah. I love her tips for Al Fresco Dining.
Be sure to check out all these beautiful homes that are full of inspiring outdoor spaces. Dining outside is so fun in the summer. These ladies all have some amazing ideas for your next outdoor dining experience.
I hope you have a lovely summer and let me know what your summer plans are. I always love to hear from you!
Until next time Treasure Hunters!
All Things Outdoor Dining
Al Fresco Dining // My Sweet Savannah
How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer // Dabbling and Decorating
How To Create An Easy Outdoor Table Setting // Cottage in the Mitten
A Casual and Easy Outdoor Summer Table Setting with Hydrangeas // Open Doors Open Hearts
Summer Honey-Themed Outdoor Dining // Tater Tots and Jello
Cozy And Casual Backyard Picnic Breakfast In The Backyard // Midwest Life and Style
Top 10 Best Dining Alfresco Table Ideas // The Pond’s Farmhouse
How to Set Up a Potato Bar for a Summer Dinner Party // Pasha is Home
Summer Dining on the Porch // White Arrows Home
Easy Ways to Elevate Your Picnic // A Life Unfolding
How to Set a Beautiful Table for High Tea // Peacock Ridge Farm
How to Create a Cottage Style Summer Table // Truemans Treasures