Warm weather, finally, and a clear, calm evening was perfect to invite some friends over for a meal over the weekend. We love sitting on the veranda, enjoying the evening air, watching the sun change the colors in the valley. Of course, this calls for a grilled meal, and I found the perfect thick center-cut pork chops at the store on sale. Pairing those with a wonderful salad of fresh spinach, lettuce, tomato, avocado, dried cranberries and Monterrey jack cheese, along with baked potatoes, we had a meal. Naturally, I needed a tablescape for the outdoor table, so I gathered some dishes and other things.
I was inspired by the cute container of blue lobelia, with its blue and yellow flowers. So a blue and yellow tablescape was in order. (K.R., I can hear you laughing and no, I don’t have a fever!)
I still love those lemon plates, so I used them as the salad plates.
I pulled out my blue plastic glasses for water.
I have two blue napkins that worked nicely for a bit more blue in the tablescape.
Using my Mason Jar Votive idea, I filled the jars with blue and yellow silk flowers, adding the flared votive with a candle.
I found in a later post that the rings will fit to hold the votive glass in place.
I made two of them, one for each side of the table.
Yellow napkins with crystal patterned plastic napkin rings, and individual salt and pepper shakers complete each setting.
When there are only four of us, we seat our guests on the same side of the table so they can enjoy the view.
A fresh spring table for a wonderful outdoor meal.
Do you like to have a meal outside?