The weather is really nice now, cool in the evenings, sometimes after an afternoon shower. I like eating outside especially when we are grilling dinner. Of course, planning for the meat and veggies to be grilled means very little cleanup in the kitchen, and more time to sit and enjoy the view. I wanted to get out the lemon plates, as I haven’t used them since last summer. That meant yellow napkins too. The little napkin rings that are yellow flower pots were perfect for this tablescape.
I set the plate stack on my thrift store score of rattan chargers.
I set the table early in the day, and wanted to keep the bugs off the plates and cutlery. Recently I found these vintage screen covers at the thrift stores – one each at two different stores – and snapped them up. I need four more now!! I placed the cutlery on the plate and covered them with the vintage screen covers.
Here is the other one, with different flowers.
For the centerpiece, I placed a little planter that was given to me by a friend inside the ceramic yellow basket. I filled it with water about half full.
And here is how I left it until later when it was time to cook outside.
When evening came, I cut some fresh hydrangeas and added them to the centerpiece. Lavendar and yellow go so well together.
So the table is ready, now for the food.
Dinner was nice rib-eye steaks with zucchini boats filled with some butter and Parmesan cheese. I put a screen over the food while the grill heated up. We decided that we didn’t need a salad with this meal since there was more than plenty here.
Grilled to perfection by DH resident grill-master, and served with horseradish sauce, we had a lovely meal.
Looking out over the valley, there is a lovely green view we enjoyed as we had our dinner. The distant ridge is a bit hazy on this evening. It is difficult for the camera to see both the close up green and the distant ridge at the same time.
Later, at dusk, I attempted to get some of the hundreds of fireflies that were flashing in the trees and in the meadow. Taking a couple of dozen photos, this was the only one that had a yellow light. There are so many fireflies, it looks like twinkle lights on the meadow and in the dark areas of the forest.
I did try again later with a tripod, can you see some tiny lights near the grass here? They are just so hard to capture! But so pretty, softly flashing tiny yellow lights.
Do you have dinner outside at your place?