Friday, August 5, 2016

My Very First Tablescape in the Gazebo

I have been out of town for 2 weeks but I want to join Chloe's al fresco tablescape blog hop at so I hope you don't mind me reposting a tablescape I did way back in 2010. Geez! Have I been really posting for that long? So, here goes.....

I have been wanting to create a tablescape in the gazebo but never had a chance until today. Since my mom is staying with me right now, I thought we could have lunch there. First, I took the folding game table from the garage and moved it to the gazebo. The iron chairs and settee in there will already be the perfect size so I didn't have to move any folding chairs.

I knew it was going to be hot so I put my swim suit on with a pair of shorts while creating the tablescape. I figured I will go for a swim right after because I was sure I would get sweaty.

I fed my mom breakfast on the deck so that she could keep me company while I worked.

And there it is, all done!

I took out a Thompson pottery bird house tea pot and cups, planning to have green tea.

A view of the secret garden in the background.

The herb plates are made in England by Johnson Bros. for Tiffany & Co. I only used 2 though I have 4 of them, 4 different herbs. The charger plates are lace tin and the dinner plates have lace edges.
The green placemats have an emboridered bird on them but I forgot to take a picture.

I snipped some rosemary and another kind of over matured herb with purple flowers from the garden and put them in 3 little Southern Living at Home vases. The rosemary have little purple flowers too.
Green goblets and white flowered wine glasses. I bought the latter from the dollar store a few months ago. Maybe those are not white flowers but snow flakes, lol! Oh well, I will use them again in the wintertime. The herbs on the vases smelled so good!

I bought the dragon fly place card holders from the Longwood antebellum mansion gift shop about 3 years ago. I think they are iron cause they are heavy.

Tin bird napkin holders are from Z Gallerie in Tampa, FL. The asparagus S & P shakers are from a flea market in Vidalia, LA. And because this is outdoor, I thought my bee flatware would be most appropriate to use.

A view of the driveway and garage.

I bought the pair of magnolia candle holders from an antique shop downtown some years ago.
I think I paid about $8 for the pair. I bought them because I have plates that match them.

The star jasmine is starting to climb up too.

According to Pat's (Back Porch Musings) hubby, the climbing vine is a morning glory. It has little bell shaped purple flowers. Again, I forgot to take a close up picture.

Can you spot the arbor in the background on the left side? I just grabbed a green tablecloth with fringes to use. It's really old. I've had it since we lived in Florida. I think it is supposed to be a throw but I've only used it for a tablecloth.

We bought the iron chair set from Jimmy Pippen's estate. They are very heavy.

I was so happy to see the buds on my orchid plant. I have 3 of them in here and I think the second one is also starting to bud although the stem is not this long yet. They seem to thrive better here and I just pretty much leave them alone. I think they like the humidity.

Unfotunately, my mom and I weren't able to eat here because it started to rain after I swam so I took everything inside the house. I enjoyed creating it. I left the table there and I think I will use it more often. I hope you enjoyed it too. Thanks for coming by and thanks to our hostesses. I hope you get to visit them and their participants at the links below.

Tea in the Garden
Sandi's No Place Like Home
Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party!

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