Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Outdoor Living~ Spring Table

Being in California we spend much of our time outdoors 
and dining outside is definitely a favorite thing of ours to do.


There is just something about sitting out under the stars & in the fresh air enjoying dinner 
It's a little chilly outside yet- but it's warming up into the 70's this week 
So I decided on a Spring inspired table for the 3rd day of the 6 days of Spring.


Outside on the patio next to that big old rock fireplace
I set the table with a mix of vintage and new and rustic and elegant




Dainty vintage silver
paired with old ironstone & vintage Secla white cabbage bowls


 are perfect with Countryside beverage glasses
and grapevine chargers


The petite bouquets are in a set of tiny little etched glasses
 Not sure what they are for but they were my grandmothers and they are the perfect size for holding 
a single rose with a spray of wax flowers waiting to bloom



I love hydrangeas and pink roses
and especially together


so I mixed the two for a full bouquet on the table.


On the bench near the fireplace in the background
you can see a little peek of some of the bulbs blooming



Anyone want to join me?
I am SOO ready to get outside and enjoy


Head on over to visit the other bloggers who I am partying with this week
and see their fantastic Spring Inspirations







See you tomorrow for day 4 of the 6 days of Spring
and Feathered Nest Friday in the afternoon!!


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31 comments:

  1. hello
    cela fait du bien de respirer un air de
    printemps sur votre blog
    avec toutes ces couleurs
    les jonquilles , les tulipes , les roses
    tout est parfait
    on appétit
    tendresse
    edith (iris ) France

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  2. Once again, beautiful...you are so fortunate to live in CA where you can enjoy the outdoors all year round...Have a wonderful day, Mariaelena

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  3. Such a beautiful spot to dine outdoors. Very pretty tablescape.

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  4. So pretty, Courtney and those glasses are the perfect size for Limoncello.

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  5. Beautiful outdoor setting Courtney! Those cabbage bowls are so pretty!LOVE those beautiful roses and hydrangeas!And those sweet glasses with little roses too!You are so lucky to be able to enjoy the outdoors dining.There is much snow around here and only 28 outside :-( .
    xx
    Anne

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  6. I'm ready too - I'd never leave that spot Courtney!
    Kelly

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love everything! Your fireplace is gorgeous, as are the flowers, the lovely bowls, the plate chargers...like I said everything :)

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  8. Good heavens, it's so pretty out there...I WISH I could join you!! Don't you sometimes get snow in the winter? It seems like I remember that from past years. xo

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    1. Yes- we do get snow here-and actually just got snowed on last week. Thankfully- it melted pretty quickly! :) You probably remember the post I did when we had SO much snow overnight that about 7 of our big old trees broke in half and our pergola collapsed. THAT was a crazy amount of snow for our area.

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  9. Lovely and such beautiful photos...wish our snow would go away! Soon I hope.

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  10. Those petite bouquets are absolutely charming!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Now you've really given me spring fever! Your outdoor table is gorgeous beside that incredible fireplace. I love every detail that you've used.

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  12. Looks beautiful! I especially love the jug of white hydrangeas and pink roses xx

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  13. Yes please I would love to join you. Your table is so beautiful. I love the flowers, bulbs ,china well everything. Can't wait for the summer.
    Rosezeeta

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  14. Oh Courtney...I can almost feel the spring breezes there and smell the earthy fragrance of the woods behind your cottage. :) Lucky you to have 70 degrees this weekend! That's quite a ways away from happening here in MI, so I'll live vicariously through you for now. Thank you for the beautiful breath of spring today! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. What a beautiful table. I always look forward to your blog posts. So many beautiful ideas. Well , here in Ohio it is very cold and not nice nice at all. As I am typing this, it is raining with snow mixed in and about 34 degrees . So enjoy your beautiful weather and the beautiful table! Wish I were there! So jealous.

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  16. Simply gorgeous! Wonderful inspiration!!
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

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  17. So dreamy...I've been chopping ice here today! It will be awhile here in Minnesota, but I can dream!
    ~Pendra

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  18. Beautiful! Where did you get your chargers and your white ironstone? I love them! Lisa

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    1. The chargers are grapevine wreaths from the $ store- and the ironstone was found at the thrift store.

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  19. I always love seeing the beautiful table settings you create in that gorgeous outdoor setting...Just magnificent!

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  20. Hi Courtney!!

    WOW!!!

    Look at how sunny it is there. My goodness, does this mean Spring is really coming?? I hope so. Your table is beautiful with the silverware and the roses in tiny glasses at each place setting is is romantic. I also love the...well, I love everything, but, when you have a bowl that's not round, I find it just makes the table speak, 'Beauty.'

    Elegantly done!!

    Pam
    xox

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  21. The colour palette is gentle, elegant with a touch of vibrancy with the yellow daffodils. Your placements are balanced and inviting. You have a future in magazine photography and set arrangements. Such eye candy for lovers of decor!

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  22. Just beautiful Courtney! Love the pink and turquoise combo too!

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  23. Wow Courtney I love your back yard and love the fireplace and the beautiful table setting. I live in California too. I'm in the Bay Area Concord. Where are you?

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