Thursday, June 18, 2020

Lunch on the New Bistro Table

Join me on the deck for lunch on our bistro table! While we have been sheltering at home (since the end of February) we came to the unavoidable conclusion that our 23-year-old deck had to be replaced. We took the opportunity to expand it by two feet, creating enough space to add a bistro set roomy enough for two.



We are also making changes to the rest of the back yard which are not yet finished. I can't wait to share them! As in any other project, we are currently about two weeks behind.

(Please ignore the construction material and equipment in the photos, lol!)


Back to the table. I chose a 30-inch table, perfectly sized for morning coffee, snacks, desserts or evening cocktails. As you can see, it comfortably holds dinner plate-sized place settings for two.


Rather than using traditionally styled bistro chairs, I used a pair of wicker arm chairs I had bought last year for extra seating at my daughter's graduation party. The blue cushions include some of the same blue shades in the comfy seating at the other end of the deck.


As you may have guessed, I love all shades of blue! And I love these plates and bowls with a Tuscan vibe that were featured in one of my most-viewed tablescapes.  The bold yellow makes the design pop! Being made of melamine makes them ideal for outdoor dining, although I've used them indoors as well.


I'm sure you've noticed that the deck is missing its railing. The railing parts are currently caught up in the shipping woes we've all experienced. "Soon," they say. . .


I've used cheerful yellow and white napkins in an abstract flower print, held by napkin rings in the shape of birds. Both seemed perfect choices for the deck.


Colorful flatware and acrylic glasses add to the fun spirit.


I loved the patterns in the cast aluminum table. The center reminds me of a sunflower surrounded by a lattice design encircled by Celtic knots.


Ceramic bird salt and pepper shakers and turquoise hobnail votives complete the scene.


Greg and I have been enjoying our new table on the new deck, and watching the slow progress on the rest of the back yard. I'm thankful that if we have to stay at home, at least we can be outside.


Take care!


Table resources
Plates, bowls | Pier 1
Napkins | Sur la Table
Napkin rings | Lenox 'Chirp'
Flatware | Fiesta

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18 comments:

  1. Sandra, I love all the different shades of blue you have and the pop from the yellow in the dishes and the napkins looks fabulous! What a lovely way to christen your new deck.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! I liked how the bold colors looked against the green of the trees.

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  2. Great looking new deck and your bistro table & chairs is so perfect on the deck. Love your choices of color, especially the aqua cushions and pillows. The blue and yellow dishes look great on your table. Love your use of color, plus aqua is my favorite color.

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I admired this dishware every time I saw it in the store and finally couldn't pass it up. I'm so glad I got it. I love the play of color and they're worry free. All blues are my favorite color!

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  3. Sandra, you will enjoy your new deck and dining alfresco on your new bistro table. I love the melamine and the use of blue and yellow, one of my favorite color combinations. I will be looking forward to your back yard reveal!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! We've been out there nearly every morning and evening, taking advantage of the last cool days before summer kicks into high gear. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Sandra, what a treat, a new deck plus a new bistro table. I am sure you will enjoy it for years. Love the dishes, so fun and colorful.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Nothing like staring at something every day to realize that it had gently weathered over time without you noticing. I love the cheerful pattern on the dishes.

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  5. I love all shades of blue too! This is lovely!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I've been excited about the pretty designs that are now available for outdoor dining. And in blue LOL!

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  6. Love your new deck, and I'm a sucker for anything blue...so fresh and clean, great contrast with your bistro set!

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    1. Thanks, Sandi! I'm excited about the new deck and looking forward to spending lots of time out there!

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  7. Sandra,
    Your deck looks so beautiful and I know you will get lots of use out of the bistro table. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/06/thursday-favorite-things_25.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev, you've made my day by featuring this! Thanks so much!

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  8. Your tablescape is so pretty and I love the new deck! I hope you have many years of happiness and amazing meals there!

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    1. Awe, thank you Cynthia! We are already happily enjoying it!

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  9. What a lovely space you have created, Sandra! I love the colours you have used. (Shades of blue are my absolute favourite colours.) I hope you really enjoy your wonderful outdoor space, and make lots of memories out there! I’m featuring this post at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Thank you so much for sharing it and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. Take care and have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks so much, April! I have a hard time forgoing colors -- just not a neutral person I guess!

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