Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Table For Two

 
 
Do you have a cozy spot on your porch or patio?  Maybe you have a cozy spot in your back yard garden.
 
Those places are wonderful to create a spot for sharing morning coffee, lunch or evening cocktails and intimate conversation.
 
Today I picked some lilies and daisies from the garden and placed them in a vintage yellow vase.  It made the perfect centerpiece for our lunch on the porch.
 
I made grilled chicken and avocado sandwiches with fresh garden lettuce on whole grain bread and homemade lemonade.
 
 
It is still a little too cool for morning coffee on the front porch, but it is perfect at lunch time.  The porch stays shaded until mid afternoon.
 
This is the summer view from my front porch.
 
Peek-a-boo view of the small lake across the street.
 
 
Distant Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

 
I think this table for two will be getting a lot of use this summer. 
 
Have you found a cozy outdoor dining spot for two at your home?
 
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43 comments:

  1. Love your fabulous porch and the orange is so perfect. My new favorite color.

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  2. I love your bouquet and vase. Literally brilliant!

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  3. What a lovely lunch - I love all the yellow!

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  4. Such a lovely photo of your lunch outside! No, we have not yet bothered to set up for the summer. It's not quite time yet...

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  5. That's such a pretty table and view! The lunch sounds good too. :)

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  6. Beautiful, Penny! What a lovely place for sitting and enjoying your lunch.

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  7. Lovely Penny. Love the orange...

    MY porch is not shaded enough the sun comes right though we are wanting to extend our porch area..
    we shall see...

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  8. This is so pretty, Penny and what a view.

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  9. I always love your garden but that vase - be still my heart!

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  10. Lovely porch Penny. We spend a LOT of time on our screened porch.
    Sam

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  11. Love your beautiful spot Penny!! What wonderful colors too. We have a little bistro table I love to use during these warmer months too on the back porch. So beautiful, and wonderful weather we are having too!!

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  12. I think your cozy spot is perfect! We've got several spots in our backyard for doing exactly what you've mentioned. If I can find a minute or two I've got lots of new things to post about. But, I've been tweaking my yard and making it a cozy space for outdoor living. Your views are to die for!

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  13. What a gorgeous, gorgeous setting, Penny. I have not seen the Blue Ridge Mts. in person in several years. They are as gorgeous as I remember- xo Diana

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  14. You have such a fabulous view there! I know it must be green and beautiful in the mountains by now. The first time I met you...you and your hubby were enjoying lunch on your front porch. Do you remember that? Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  15. The flowers are so pretty and such a lovely setting to enjoy your lunch. I have a small bistro table on my breezeway and had breakfast there while the rain fell all around me.

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  16. That is such a pretty spot to have lunch. The sandwiches look yummy and I love the yellow vase.

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  17. Such a nice table setting for your porch. Love that lovely view!

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  18. Such a lovely spot, Penny! I do have a little table for two outside our front door. We are looking to put a patio in off to the side of the front door and will be able to give it some privacy. I've sat out there in the morning with my coffee {in my pajamas} as it is very quiet in our condo community, but I'd love to have a little more room with the patio.

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  19. Hi Penny, I'm crazy for that shade of golden yellow, it makes for such a pretty table! We had a table for 2 on the porch of our old house and I miss it. I know how much you will enjoy yours this summer!

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  20. I can definitely see that spot getting a lot of use...so pretty with gorgeous views!! Your lunch looked yummy too!!

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  21. Hi Penny,
    Yummm..chicken and avocado sandwiches! Your table is so romantic!
    We have a back patio where Gary and I sit looking out at our awful backyard LOL, planning the next phase of our construction, landscaping.
    You made me so hungry! lol
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  22. What a pretty table and gorgeous view! I love the yellows in your tablescape. I really like eating outdoors!

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. We love to eat outdoors but we don't have that amazing view! What a perfect spot...enjoy!

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  24. Gorgeous table and views! I love drinking my morning coffee outdoors on my patio.

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  25. Perfect spot! And sooo charming. Mimi

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  26. How sweet and simple, and I love your views! I have that color in our kitchen with some pottery too, it can be bright or neutral, love it and your vase is so cute! I would love for you to share it at the Home Sweet Garden Party!

    See the post here ---->>>http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/06/home-sweet-garden-party-63.html

    xxx....Brooke

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  27. It's a gorgeous spot beautifully photographed, Penny!

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  28. Love how you have set the table Penny. That sandwich looks mighty good too.

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  29. So beautiful!! Love that yellow vase! You have gorgeous views!

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  30. Lunch at your house looks like heaven!

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  31. This post epitomizes summer dining - flowers, pretty view, lovely table setting and simply good food.

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  32. Hi Penny, what a perfect setting for lunch. Love the yellow vase and flowers for your centerpiece. The sandwiches look so yummy. The view is so inviting while enjoying lunch.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs

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  33. You certainly have a cozy spot in a beautiful setting.

    Betty

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  34. You have a wonderful spot to sit and have a little lunch for two. The lake and the mountains? Simply gorgeous! Thanks you for sharing your lovely pics and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  35. Penny, what a spectacular view you have and such a beautiful setting. That sandwich sure looks good.

    Cynthia

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  36. What a gorgeous spot. What a fabulous lunch. And what a magnificent vase -- must be a treasured antique. xoxox

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  37. Beautiful Penny and your sandwich sounds delish (love avocado)!

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  38. Penny, everything looks so inviting. You always make everything look lovely. Love the sandwich, now I am hungry.

    Ned and I took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway and drove through the Blue Ridge Mountains for a stretch. I got some fabulous photos. We haven't made it as far as Asheville yet, but it's on our list of places to visit.

    You were right I am finding wonderful places to drive to and explore.
    Karen

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  39. so inviting! its so nice to have places in the garden that you can just go sit and enjoy what is around you! thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party this week! xoox, tracie

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  40. Your table is so pretty all set in sunny yellow! Our favorite spot is out beside the garden, tucked behind the shed and screened by a picket fence on one side and lush honeysuckle and lilac shrubs on the other. It's our special place to relax with coffee or dinner in the summer.

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  41. What a wonderful spot for lunch. I do enjoy the chance to have a meal outdoors.

    Darla

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  42. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! This weeks party will start at 4 pm today! {www.creativecountrymom.com} Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

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  43. I love your cozy, little spot. We have plans to add a small patio just outside the new, big doors we added to our master bedroom. I can visualize a little table-for-two - a cozy place. Thank you for inspiring me again.
    ~Adrienne~

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