Tablescape Tuesday: Mid-Summer’s Evening

 “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:19-20‬ ‭

I can only think of two words that adequately describe the weather here in the deep south lately: sweltering heat.  With daily temperatures in the upper 90’s and very little rain, I have found myself indoors most of the day.  But, by 7 p.m., it cools just enough to enjoy eating in our garden!  As you know by now, we find it hard to eat dinner inside with our love for the outdoors!  Come on, take a seat…we invite you to have dinner with us on this mid-summer evening!  And yes, we will provide the bug spray!

We have a new umbrella with matching pillows for our eating space!  The mossy green umbrella is now shading the patio table!

Setting a round table with an umbrella requires little time compared to our dining room table!  Plus the beauty of the outdoors is the centerpiece!

The inspiration for the tablescape is the fun placemats.  I pulled colors from the wooden embellishments!

The dinner plate with its fruit pattern and cabbage salad plate work well with the placemat!  Yellow napkins add more color!

Aqua stemware and votive candles!

With the umbrella in place, the centerpiece does not require much preparation!  Our sunflower patch is providing beautiful blooms!

Limelight hydrangeas provide the backdrop!

God’s beauty never ceases to amaze me.  The detail that He has created is beyond words!

As the sun begins to set and the light starts to fade, the garden has a sweet ambiance!

The big brown truck delivered the umbrella on Monday.  When Butch got home from the office, he unpacked and set it up.  He was proud of himself because he had selected it and it was on sale!  Tuesday night, we had a storm with very high winds!  The umbrella was down, but with 50+ mph winds, we figured it didn’t stand much chance of survival!  After the storm, with flashlight in hand, Butch goes out to survey the damage.  The wind had blown the table on top of a chair with the umbrella still in place, which remarkably had protected it!  Whew…close call!!

The table is cleared and we enjoy time together reflecting on God’s goodness!

The sky turned a shade of pink at sunset! 

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

The Details:

Dinner plate – Mikasa “fruit rapture”
Cabbage salad plate – Bordallo Pinheiro from Tuesday Morning
Aqua stemware – Tuesday Morning (several years ago)
Flatware – Reed & Barton “heritage” stainless
Placemats/napkins  – TJ Maxx (last year)
Aqua votives/square vases – Hobby Lobby

pam closing

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  1. Karen Skinner says:

    Love the new umbrella and matching pillows! Everything is just perfect and so colorful! Also, love the way grass is growing between your patio tiles! Enjoy many happy dinners out there!

  2. Kim says:

    OK, first of all, the umbrella is very unique, whimsical, with a little Asian flair. I’m so glad it was spared, and I love the colors! Like you, I’m a color girl, too. Your sunflowers are perfect with your fun tablescape. The place mats are definitely inspiration-worthy. I agree, centerpieces are limited with umbrella poles in the way, but you did a great job of distracting they eye from it. You have the prettiest setting, with the best limelight backdrop. I confess to a touch of envy of having “help” putting in your beautiful garden and hard-scaping. I’m not that far away…might knock on your door for a visit under your umbrella when the heat cools a little. 🙂

    • Kim, I would love to have you over sometime…I feel that with our common interests, we could talk for hours on end!!! We just planted more sunflowers so that we would have more for the fall! Thank you for always commenting with such encouraging words! Hope you have a great Tuesday, my friend! Blessings!

  3. waltzinginbeauty says:

    What a fun table setting! I love your use of color. It seems like everyone decorates their homes the same way today. I love that your home is uniquely you!

    Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Talk!

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, all I can say is, “SUPERB!”. All your colors (fabrics and plates and WONDERFUL umbrella!) make for a wonderful table and dining space. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. Elizabeth says:

    What a fun outdoor space and colorful tablescape~ So glad you shared your talent today over at “Tuesday Talk”~ So glad to connect with you and your beautiful space!


    • Elizabeth, thank you for stopping by! You will see that I love color AND the outdoors! I will be checking out your blog soon! Thanks for the party! Blessings on you this Tuesday!

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, I love the tiers of your new umbrella! Butch did good!! Mine has two, but I love the whimsy of the three. The placemats are so fun and the entire table is so inviting! God’s beauty if definitely beyond words! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. LOVE your new umbrella Pam, so adorable! The sunflowers are the perfect accompaniment to your bright cheery table! I am going to be on the look out for a fun umbrella for our patio, so much fun!

  8. That new umbrella is incredibly AMAZING! I love it. In addition, you tablescape is so pretty and cheerful. Of course, I love the sunflowers (my favorite)! You did a wonderful job.
    Michelle from

  9. Candy S says:

    I am seriously in love with your patio. The sunflower patch in the background is a perfect setting for this wonderful summer tablescape. Your patio furniture is gorgeous too. Love!!!

  10. Lori says:

    What a beautiful vantage point you have created to survey all of the beauty God has created around you! That umbrella is so unique and coordinates wonderfully with your table décor. So glad it survived the windstorm – thanks be to God! Your yard is gorgeous and I can imagine how much you enjoy being outside.

  11. Cindy says:

    Such a beautiful outdoor space, love all the bright colors! Your slate with grass is such a beautiful touch.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. Stephanie says:

    Oh Pam, everything is so pretty and fresh! I just love everything about your tablescape. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Have a lovely week!

  13. KayeSwain says:

    WOW! It’s all so gorgeous! I LOVE that umbrella! The dinnerware is divine. And the Sunflowers (always a fave with my senior mom and me) are SUPER! Thanks for a lovely visit via Amaze Me Monday!

  14. lelaburris says:

    Hi Pam! This tablescape looks fantastic, as usual. I’ve got to ask, because I am so curious, where in the world do you keep all these dishes? You post photos of the most beautiful dish sets every Tuesday. I love them all! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!

  15. Lisa says:

    Hi Pam, your Umbrella and tablescape are just beautiful and so refreshing. I might have to get one too. Thank you so much for sharing it at our Something to Talk About Link Party and I will be featuring it tomorrow morning at the party as well as on Social Media. Love for you to come on back and join us again, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  16. Stacey says:

    That is THE prettiest umbrella ever! Your table is beautiful too with all the wonderful colors of summer. I seriously would love to sit out there with you. 🙂

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