Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Red White Blue Patio

For Susan's Tablescape Thursday I decided to post the photos from the photographer of the Buffalo News article that came out last Friday. The patio was set for dinner for 4 with our old "patio" set and burlap covered table. (In the picture above: LEFT TO RIGHT; Chris, Allison, Artie, Scott).

Blue spode china with textured leather placemats, bamboo flatware (I'm telling you this is a favorite of mine this year!!!!) and crystal stemware made for a pretty nice little spot for Scott's tequilla lime turkey tenderloin over spanish rice, black beans, and blue corn tortilla chips. The editor had asked me to put together something that would fit in with the 4th of July coverage were were going to have. So, I paired the red napkin and burlap strapping material over the charger for that red/white/blue patriotic look.
A classic twist, but still red, white and blue. Thanks for visiting, make sure to visit the other tablescapes this week, and if you're able, could someone loan me a few hours? There simply aren't enough in my day! (I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this problem!)

Garden Walk is steadily approaching, and as the hours race forward to Saturday morning, the projects and tasks that have to be completed in a mere 47 hours are mounting. This morning, my "Garden King" was up at the crack of dawn, planting the 6 arborvitae behind the concrete retaining wall at the edge of the patio, last night we spent hours putting together our new Smith & Hawkens Ash dining room furniture for the patio, and tonight (alone) I'll have to finish up assembly of the set.

Then ... planting, moving, planting, mulching, weeding, mowing, edging and cleaning - then maybe - just maybe, we'll be ready for the walk. Now, if you're reading this, and you're in the area ... please feel free to stop by and take a tour of the gardens! I promise it won't disappoint. For those of you who are not in the area - I'll have a pseudo tour posted for you here on Monday!

Pictures of our yard to come soon! Happy Thursday!