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Upgrading Our Outdoor Dining Experience

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Now that the days are longer and the sun doesn't set until close to 9:00, we enjoy eating outside every chance we get.  When the sun goes down, we plug in the lights and fire up the tiki torches which makes everything feel a little more like we're on vacation.  A few weeks ago I indulged in some pretty things from Serena & Lilly for the table in hopes of upgrading our outdoor dining experience.


While I prefer white table cloths, it's nice to have a little pattern too.  The table cloth I found is the best of both - mostly white and has the block print border which I love!  It comes in three sizes and the smallest size fits perfectly.  I just love how summery and fresh it looks!  


After a recent instagram story several of you asked about maidenhair fern car.  I water this one every other day because it dries out quickly.  It is usually lives in the kitchen window, but I bring it outside to use as a centerpiece from time to time when the sun isn't to intense.  Do you have any tips?


The knotted trim detail on these chambray napkins is so pretty, and I do love chambray.  They are even better in person.  I picked up the bamboo flatware last summer (deal alert:  it's currently on sale for 24.50 for a 20 piece set).  The raffia place mats can be found here.


It's fun to mix & match napkins in a more casual setting.  The vintage print floral napkins can be found here, love the pop of coral!



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8 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful Rene! Love it all! I've been eyeing that bamboo flatware for over a year now! What's your experience with it? I'm torn with holding out for real bamboo flatware (I realize more expensive and will take a long time to purchase a large quantity) or buying the one you have here. Have you been happy with the quality? #torn :)

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    1. I've been happy with it so far, but nothing compares to the real thing. Even though it's dishwasher safe, I usually hand wash it.

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  2. Rene, your outdoor living space is so beautiful! I love everything about it. I might have to get those chambray napkins. ;)

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    1. Thank you Mandy! You will love them!

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  3. Everything looks beautiful! I love eating outside and I love this time of year when the days are so long. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Shellet

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    1. Thank yo Shelly! Isn't eating outside the best?

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  4. What a beautiful space for dining. I love the colors and placemats and napkins are perfect for a dining al fresco! Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy Thursday to you!

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