March 30, 2010

Eating Out

The gorgeous spring weather has my mind turning to alfresco dining.


We love eating outside and have been known to drag our kitchen table into the backyard on a whim.

We have wonderful neighbors on both sides of us and love having them over, often at the same time.

I can't imagine getting this lucky with neighbors again in my life so I plan to enjoy every moment I can with them until we move.

I'm sure there will be a few more gatherings under the stars before we leave and now I have plenty of inspiration to make it lovely.

Pics (Style Me Pretty, unknown, unknown, Country Home, mary ruffle)

22 comments:

  1. I have that top pic saved in my "Sarah's Wedding Shower" file. Oh, to dine outdoors! (Remember our crazy outdoor picnic with our burned bread and haphazard salad?)

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  2. It is scenes like this that would make me want to live..anywhere but Tx in the summer!!
    If the extreme heat didn't get you the mega mosquitoes would eat you alive!!lol
    So please post pictures of your meals under the stars..so we from the deep..deep South can enjoy and dream!!

    Cindy from my new baby..
    Rick-Rack and Gingham
    http://randrgingham.blogspot.com

    Drop on by and visit.

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  3. Love the inspirational pics Jen - As soon as the weather is warm enough and our outdoor table is set up we tend to eat as many of our meals outdoors as possible - love it ♥

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  4. We are having a beautiful day here in Florida and having lunch outside would be wonderful!
    I hope you are enjoying your day!

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  5. These outdoor tables are so inspiring! The first and last are my absolute favorites and have me longing for a pretty patio of my own.

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  6. Makes me want to run out and plan a garden party!

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  7. I'm jealous that you have terrific neighbors, so yes yes yes, enjoy the time left you have with them! I love the idea of bringing out my table and eating outside!

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  8. I LOVE to eat outside. I don't really have a great place to dine out though. I do have a screened in porch and we utilize it often in nice weather. Those photos make me want to make a place though.

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  9. I was just thinking the other day how nice it would be to have Easter dinner out on the deck when my family comes over. Doubt it will actually happen (the sun's already brutal here in Florida) but it's a nice thought.

    (lol--as I as typing this a Crate & Barrel ad popped into my email about their outdoor furniture--it's a conspiracy, I tell you!)

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  10. Ahh, I can't wait for warmer weather... My outdoor dishes, patio cushions, and flower pots are still tucked away. I can't wait to set up our porch again and sit back and watch the kids play in the yard.

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  11. Kinda gets ya in the mood for a picnic!!
    love the pictures!!

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  12. I can't wait to be able to eat outside!!!! I love your pictures, they make me want to bring out my patio furniture and umbrella.It won't be long before we can do that in the midwest. It's going to be 80 in Chicago on Thur. Yipee!!!!!

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  13. What beautiful photos! I love the vintage hankie garland, what fun. Have a blessed day!

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  14. That first photo is just beautiful! Makes me long for summer.

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  15. I can't wait!
    Thank you for a moment of mental vacation.

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  16. LOVE all the eye candy Jen!!! And yes you are blessed with to have wonderful neighbors on each side. But then again they are blessed to have YOU! :)

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  17. I can't think of anything more lovely!

    Enjoy!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  18. Beautiful photos, I'll have to come back for some al fresco inspiration in the warm days to come. I can't wait to eat outside again. Thanks for sharing.

    Take Care, Carrie

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  19. I can't wait until we can share an alfresco lunch together with some vintage deliciousness...I promise to dress myself for it too!

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  20. I think alfresco is one of my new favorite words. I certainly don't use it as much as I should.
    p.s. already dreaming and planning the meal by the brook here at my house. Cupcakes for dessert, for sure.

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  21. All of these photos make me swoon! i want to do a lot of that this summer. I just wish someone could tell me how to get rid of those pesky mosquitos!!! Anyway, I'll be outdoors, perhaps under a mosquito net. How pretty anyway! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  22. Just found your blog and I am so glad I did! These pics are so lovely and dreamy! Have a great day! Please stop by my blog sometime as well! I am a new follower of yours!!!

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