Friday, August 20, 2010

The joy of summer: dinner al fresco

For the warm, sunny days of summer nothing better than sitting at a table outdoor: a large garden, a small patio, a balcony, use whatever space you have to enjoy the season with the vibrant colors of fruits and flowers.
Nature is at its best.
Use a colorful tablecloth, possibly with flowers, at times garage sales have vintage linens or even vibrant bedspreads like the one above, which can be used to cover a large table. Decorate alternating bowls of fruits, pots of plants or fresh herbs and vases of wildflowers.A bottle of chilled Prosecco and a pitcher of lemonade, a simple plate of prosciutto and melon, some figs and salame, goat cheese and fresh bread is all you need.

Enjoy your family and friends "al fresco" on a warm Sunday afternoon.


Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

It's wondering how great minds think alike, I blogged about the same thing, recently this week. I love the idea of dinner Alfresco

mary said...

Thank you for reminding me of the simplicity of perfection. Mary

Linda Merrill said...

Looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

Dovecote Decor said...

Summer in the U.S.A. has been brutally hot, and I am looking towards alfresco dining, maybe for September in humid North Carolina. I'm with you on the vintage linen concept. I'm a linen lover, I refrained from using a more vernacular term, and the way I supply my addiction is through flea markets, and antique shows. As far as I'm concerned, buying expensive new linens for dining...and spills makes no sense. In N.C. we actually have fans on the ceilings of our porches. Its still not doing the trick! Pretty images and combinations of fabrics,


Fun! I also want to have a pic nic this summer if the weather improves (lol)

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