Sunday, September 12, 2021

At the Bistro Table

Finally we had "cool enough" weather — weather cool enough to spend some time enjoying a light meal at the bistro table. All summer through the heat, humidity and almost daily downpours I've looked longingly through the windows  at our deck and patios. Now the season to delight in being outdoors has arrived!


As the shadows lengthened I set a casual charcuterie board for two on the table. An assortment of meats and cheeses are on the hand-crafted wooden board. Three types of fruit, small brioche buns and slices of dark bread are on the small tray.

  
I remembered a set of hand-thrown ceramic goblets that we had packed away when we renovated our kitchen. It was about time to bring them back out! They are a set of four, with the matching tray.


For plates I chose glass plates with a deep plum rim and center. They were a surprise 'just because' gift from Greg. Etched into the rim are vines with leaves and grapes. Beneath are napkins that pick up the the color of the plates with dark magenta blossoms. To see how versatile these napkins are, click on  Falling for Apples.


When we built this house, we arranged to retain as many mature trees on the lot as we could. Although we've lost several over the years, we've been rewarded with a mix of tall native trees that provide shade throughout spring, summer and fall. As a bonus, they screen the neighbors' yards. And they make a lovely backdrop for the bistro table.


Fall flowers were gathered at the grocery store in shades of plum, magenta, lime green and gold.

  
We had such a relaxing evening after a long hectic week!



After the plates were cleared away, another cup of wine.

  
The flowers will be enjoyed for several more days. 


Perhaps......more wine!

 



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20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flowers for a pretty table. Love the charcuterie board too.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I loved the mix of colors in the flowers.

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  2. Very inviting, Sandra! I love the chalice mugs and plates, and the outdoor setting you've created.

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I really enjoy collecting hand-crafted items that are beautifully made or unusual.

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  3. Love this Sandra! What a great place to sit, relax, and have a glass of wine (or two)! Have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! It feels a bit like you're sitting in the trees.

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  4. How delightful! I love those plates, so pretty and perfect for your bistro meal! The pottery cups are really unique and what a lovely way to relax and enjoy your patio. I am still waiting for temps to drop so we can enjoy our patio again, temps are supposed to be nice next week 🤞
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! I haven't used the pottery very much of late, but now that they're back out of the box I think I'll plan more evenings like this. Cooler weather is such a relief from this past summer!

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  5. So pretty Sandra. The chalice mugs are so unique. The flowers are lovely and the charcuterie board looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm always amazed what pretty flowers can be had at grocery stores for really very little. I love the design the potter painted on the goblets and plate.

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  6. Sandra, your bistro table looks so cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Cecilia, thanks for your sweet comments and for pinning!

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  7. Looks so relaxing out there. I hope you get a lot of chances to enjoy it this Fall. Thanks for sharing with us this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Our reward for sweltering summers are lovely falls and early springs! We can enjoy the backyard for most of the year.

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  8. This is all so lovely! What a relaxing and beautiful place to be.

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I can spend endless hours out there, reading, sipping teas or wines, watching the clouds through the trees.

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  9. Sandra, I love how you are surrounded by a mini forest there! Such a nice view while sitting out on your patio... Happy to feature your post at Share Your Style #319 this week for you. <3 Love the wooden cutting board, too!!

    Happy fall days,
    Barb :)

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    1. What a lovely surprise, Barb! Thank you! Just getting back into things after a lovely un-plugged vacation!

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