Tablescape Tuesday: Outside & Oreo

“…for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land”
‭‭The Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:11-12‬ ‭

 Spring is everywhere in our Appalachian Foothills and oh how I am loving it!  The days are longer and the sun is brighter!  I could hardly wait for an opportunity to take Tablescape Tuesday outdoors!  After torrential rains last Thursday, blowing pollen on Friday, windy and cooler temps on Saturday…finally, Sunday was the perfect afternoon for dining alfresco!  Join us in the garden!


The garden is just coming to life with all the plants beginning to bud!
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I found the colorful tablecloth and placemats last week while perusing the aisles of TJ Maxx!
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The salad and dessert plate complement the cloth!
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The small gold pitcher (made in Italy) was a recent find for $5.99!  With a little gold in the tablecloth, it was perfect for the centerpiece. I couldn’t rationalize buying flowers when my snowball bushes are loaded with these giant blooms!


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

Oreo 
If you have been following our blog, you know that our beloved cat, Oreo, made many appearances.  Two weeks ago this past Sunday, he passed away.  We are certainly saddened…he had been a wonderful pet and a part of our family for eight years.  I especially missed our little man when I was photographing this table…he loved the garden and was often my little photobomber!

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58 comments

  1. Aww, Pam, I’m sorry about your furbaby, Oreo. Your table looks great – looks like your blooms are at least three-four weeks ahead of my garden area. Love the snowball viburnum, and those optic swirl glasses are striking.
    Rita

    • Everyday Living says:

      Rita, thank you for your comforting words about Oreo. I love setting a table outside…with the beauty of God’s creation, the table can be simple!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Sara, thank you for your sweet comment! I really enjoy writing and photographing, it has become a nice hobby!
      Blessings,
      Pam

  2. So sorry about losing Oreo. Your mosaic would be great framed.
    I love garden flowers more than bought ones and would love to have a snowball bush. I tried several times and haven’t gotten them to flourish. Too much shade.
    Your tablescape is cheerful and inviting. I love all the colors and patterns.
    Our weather has been glorious after the rain. I can’t stay indoors.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Bonnie, thanks for your caring words about Oreo! The weather has been beautiful here, and I agree it is hard to stay inside with spring bursting out everywhere. My snowball bushes are loaded with blooms this year and I love bringing them in to enjoy!
      Blessings,
      Pam

  3. Donna says:

    Your blog is always so uplifting, thank you! So sorry to hear about your Oreo. I know how quiet it can be losing a pet. Best Wishes.

  4. So happy to see a tablescape outdoors in your beautiful garden…and I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Oreo….so very incredibly sad to lose a pet….May you always have such wonderful memories of Oreo who enlightened your life.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Shirley, thanks so much for your sweet words concerning our sweet little Oreo. You really do get attached to your pets!

  5. Katheryn says:

    I can’t imagine all the storage space you must have to store all of the variety of tableware, linens, flatware, etc that you display in your postings.
    It must be wonderful to have so many pretty things to do what you do. 🙂

    • Everyday Living says:

      Katheryn, I do have good storage, but it is running out. Most of my linens and tableware are not expensive! Through the years, I have had lots of company for meals, so I have collected for most of our 43 years of marriage. We love fellowshipping around the table with family and friends! Thanks so much for taking time to comment! Have a great rest-of-the-week!

  6. dolores says:

    La belleza ha llegado a tu jardín. La preparación de la mesa es muy bella, la conjunción de colores es espectacular.
    Siempre nos sorprendes con tantas cosas bonitas…gracias, amiga, leerte es uno de mis placeres.
    Cuando se van esos pequeños amigos…o más que amigos, como lo era y seguirá siendo Oreo, el alma se duele…Yo lo sé muy bien cuando se marchó para siempre mi querida Muca, una perra Colie, pastor escocés, hermosa y amorosa que siempre estará en un rincón de mi corazón.
    Un abrazo
    Dolores

    The beauty has come to your garden. The preparation of the table is very beautiful, the combination of colors is spectacular.
    You always surprise us with so many beautiful things … thanks, friend, read you is one of my pleasures.
    When will those little friends … or more than friends, as it was and will remain Oreo, the soul hurts … I know very well when he left forever my dear Muca, one Colie, Scottish shepherd bitch, beautiful and loving will always be in a corner of my heart.
    A hug
    Dolores

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dolores más querido, gracias por esas palabras amables sobre el tablesetting, pero sobre todo por mi Oreo. Nosotros extrañamos lo terrible y que siempre tendrá un lugar especial en nuestro corazón. Sé que usted entiende, ya que han experimentado! Espero que usted está teniendo una hermosa semana! el envío de amor y abrazos, Pam

      Dearest Dolores, thank you for such kind words about the tablesetting, but especially about my Oreo. We do miss him terrible and he will always hold a special place in our heart. I know you understand, since you have experienced it! I hope you are having a beautiful week! sending love and hugs, Pam

  7. Kim says:

    Oh, Pam. I’m so sad you’ve lost your Oreo! It’s just devastating to lose a dear pet, and I know the adjustment is hard. Everything we do seems sad for a while because they’re no longer a part of it. I’m praying you’ll adjust quickly…and all thoughts of Oreo will bring sweet memories of happy times rather than sadness.

    Your table it beautiful. Your plates do accent the table cloth perfectly. And…the snowball bush blooms are so pretty in that special bargain vase. I’m happy for you – that you’ve had a chance to enjoy a patio meal – with many more to come!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Kim, thank you so much for your sweet and caring comments. Oreo was always involved in whatever we were doing, so we miss him terribly! We have had three beautiful days in a row, will be glad when the pollen is gone!
      Blessings!

  8. Katherine says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that your kitty died! We love our pets like children, so I know your heart hurts. Love and hugs to you! I love your pretty outdoor table, as I love ALL your tablescapes!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Katherine, thanks so much for your sweet and caring comments! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
      Blessings,
      Pam

  9. FABBY says:

    Oh I’m so sorry about Oreo, how hard for you to see him pass. It’s so hard to lose a pet, I still can’t forget our pug Ben and it’s been 5 years since. My heart goes out to you! Blessings and may God comfort your heart.
    I love all your blues table specially the stripe glasses, they’re awesome!
    Pretty topper and the gold pitcher goes perfect with the little gold in it too.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

    • Everyday Living says:

      Fabby, thanks so much for your sweet and caring words about our little Oreo! Pets become a part of our family! I love going outdoors to set a table!
      Blessings,
      Pam

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks for your kind comments about Oreo! We love eating outdoors in our small garden space! Happy weekend!

  10. cheryl says:

    So very sorry to hear you lost your Oreo. He was so pretty and I love the name. On a brighter note, your table is gorgeous. And those snowballs, wow!!!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Cheryl, thanks for the sweet comments about our Oreo! The snowball bushes continue to be loaded with blooms! Happy weekend!

  11. Lisa says:

    So sorry to hear about Oreo. I know he will be missed.
    Your table is lovely beyond words! How fortunate you are to have those gorgeous hydrangeas growing in your yard just begging to be picked! They are perfect for your tablescape!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks for your sweet sentiments about Oreo! We do love to eat outdoors and we try to as often as possible. I love cutting blooms from the garden and using on tables!

  12. Lovely tribute to precious Oreo, sniffle sniffle…but your table is a celebration of spring Pam, and those snowball blooms are such a gift from Mother Nature! Blue skies and sunny days are well represented with your choices, and your glassware is beautiful! I know you enjoy dining in that incredible back yard-
    Jenna

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks for your kind words about Oreo! It has been a beautiful week, but turned cool today, so no dining outside tonight! Hopefully you will have a beautiful weekend at the coast, Jenna!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Sandra, thanks for your sweet words. The weather has been beautiful, a little cool today for dining alfresco! Wishing you a great weekend!

  13. So sorry about your little Oreo. They are little blessings in our lives aren’t they!
    Your table is perfect for spring. Love those drinking glasses- fun design and the new tablecloth. The flowers are beautiful. We’re a long ways from seeing flowers here! Enjoy your lovely weather!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Liz, thanks so much! The weather turned cool today, so no outside dining tonight! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  14. Dianna says:

    So sorry to hear about your little Oreo. I know he will be missed,! your table is beautiful!! Nice to see you can be outdoors, its snowing on my magnolia blossoms 🙁 Have a beautiful day!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Dianna, thanks for your sweet comments! It has turned cool here today (no snow), so no eating outside this evening! Happy weekend!

  15. So sorry to hear about your sweet kitty! Our pets become a part of our family and I know you will miss him. My pets like to photobomb too. I do love the blue and yellow table. Very cheerful and bright!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet comments about Oreo! It has gotten cool here today, so no alfresco dining tonight! Happy weekend

  16. What a beautiful table setting. I adore the glasses. Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for the loss of Oreo! I liked to see him in your pictures. I lost one very similar to him about 2 years ago and it does create a void in your life for awhile. It goes without saying that seeing your tables created so beautifully is such a blessing in this upside down world! Keep at it sister ????. Miss seeing you!!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Thanks so much for such sweet words and I miss seeing you! Hope you are doing well and blessings to you and all of your family’

  18. Cristina says:

    I love your tablescape! You did a beautiful job. I’m sorry about Oreo, I lost a pet recently and I know how hard it can be.
    (I found your blog via the link party at Dwellings)

    • Everyday Living says:

      Hello Christina, thank you for your lovely visit and I am coming over to visit with you! Thanks for your caring words about Oreo! Wishing you a happy Tuesday

  19. Martha says:

    So sorry about your precious kitty. We lost our beloved black and white girl a little over a year ago and still miss her so much. Bandit and Oreo will be with us again one day, I just know! Your table is so lovely. Blue and yellow are such wonderful colors to use together.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Martha, thanks for your caring words and I am so sorry about your Bandit! Our pets become a part of our lives!

  20. Jann Olson says:

    That tablecloth looks like it was made for those dishes. Lovely setting in the garden! My snowball bush isn’t blooming yet. So sorry about your cat! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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