Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lunch On the Deck, Hey, It’s Still Summer

I KNOW!  You are all working up a sweat dragging out the fall decor.   BUT…It’s a sunny 80 degrees today, perfect for a little lunch outside.

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These little beach chairs were the starting point.  I got them at Savers.Three of them surrounding a bright red pillar candle form the centerpiece.

Red and white tablecloth made from fabric I got years ago.  I bought the whole bolt for 20 cents a yard.

I use it to wrap my outdoor cushions at Christmas, as well as for tablecloths. 

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New square chargers from Pfaltzgraff sale online last week. 2.99

Plus I linked through Mr so I got 6% off my order, and free shipping.  Plus the % back on my credit card.

You don’t do yet for your on line shopping?  It’s free, and so easy!  And no, I am not getting anything from them to say it!

Red plate, Wsonoma outlet, as well as the salad plate and napkins.

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Little red bowls for our chili or soup from CTS , 1.00 made in Portugal .

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We are having hamburgers and hot dogs too, so the salt and pepper shaker is appropriate! (CTS)

Milk shakes or iced tea in the cone shaped glasses, good for an ice cream soda too! (CTS)

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Little Lions head bowls from CTS, 50 cents. Red ones from Sur la table.

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Flatware by Cambridge .

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So pull up a chair, and put on your sunscreen,table 4858 because it is summer for 2 more weeks!

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,

Foodie Friday, Happier Than a Pig in Mud ‘s Barnyard Party, heehaw! , Favorite Things , and Summer Sundays coming up.  So many MEMES, so little time! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh, this looks like so much will make for a great outdoor barbeque. I am always amazed at the great prices you get your dishes and whatnot are a great bargain hunter and I love how you put it all together!! Love the sling back chairs the best!!

    Happy Summer, Kathleen! :-)


  2. Kathleen, I'm with you. It's still summer here, and I've yet to pull out anything fall related. I did get the front porch pots repotted with mums (only thing available right now) because I couldn't stand looking at the sad geraniums another day. LOL
    Hermine came roaring through Central Texas yesterday afternoon, so we received buckets of heavy rainfall all night and well into the morning. It is raining off and on today. We lost internet service so I'm at the library to check email and a few favorite blogs. Said they might not get it fixed till the weekend. :-(
    Guess I may not get a post up tonight.
    Loved seeing your colorful table. Great buy on the chargers. I recently purchased some at Pier I for much more. Guess I should have shopped around. LOL
    Enjoy your summer days that are left. ~ Sarah

  3. Hooray for summer! I love it! This is such a cute tablescape.

  4. Lovin' the striped fabric, looks like you had a great lunch on the deck! I can't believe your yard still looks that beautiful! Thanks for the Barnyard Bash shout out, see ya tomorrow:@)

  5. Wonderful and fun table Kathleen!
    You come up with the greatest ideas and the best deals!
    Plus I love those little beach chairs, and the tablecloth @ .20 a yard is as good as it gets!
    I like my summer too and I am in no hurry for fall. However, the weather here seems to be leaning that way.

  6. Your table is such fun!!! Brightens a dreary day! Cathy

  7. I got an error after submitting my comment so if this comes out as a duplicate, just delete it. Your tablescape is very cute, Kathleen. The mini loungers are so adorable!...Christine

  8. Oh I LOVE your yard!! And I WANT a WS outlet here!! What a beautiful table and setting
    xoxo Pattie

  9. You are a great bargain hunter. I bow down to your greatness and I am so jealous of the cool stuff you found.
    Love your table setting. It looks like a fun evening.

  10. Adorable red and white table...I am more than ready for summer to be over!

  11. haahhhaaa...I love this precious table. Just perfect, K.
    It is still summer here, too, and I did a 'scape out on our patio this morning for nice. A few and on but nothing that drove me inside.
    We live about 400 miles from Dallas so no storms here. did so good on this cute table. You are a natural, my sweet girl.
    xo bj

  12. I love this not only because it's so festive and pretty but also because I relate so well to the "It's still summer here" comment.

    It's still in the 90's around my place. That *fun in the sun* table is just right! And don't you love the rich red color in those dishes? They will be pretty with everything!

  13. Too colorful and fun. Makes me want to join the party.

  14. Love it! so bright and cheery and in your glorious yard. Those little chairs add just the right touch of whimsy. Great square plate with the pierced border.

    Consider yourself lucky that you're still celebrating Summer.

    Looking forward to having you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Great looking table Kathleen.

    btw...I did a little retail therapy the other day too!;-)

  16. Love all your red &'s still summer here too~ I'm envious of your WS outlet & those great salad plates! Enjoy your last weeks of summer :-)

  17. Kathleen, what a fun summery post...we do have a chill in the air here in Utah...what a steal on those chargers and I love the red and white lounge chairs. Joni

  18. This is adorable! Love the bright red and white! I'm not ready for drab fall colors yet either, still too hot here in FL! Beautiful flowers in your yard!


  19. Love red and white. The little deck chairs are adorable! And yes it is still summer!

  20. That is so much fun! You had me at hotdogs! I am not ready fo summer to be over so keep it coming. It looks like your yard is not ready for summer to be over either. It is gorgeous!

  21. Those little chairs are just fabulous. This is one of the prettiest tables. I love everything about it. I can't believe the red and white striped fabric. What a find and how fun to use it on your chairs too. I agree, I have to milk whatever I can out of summer and then hope for Indian Summer days in fall.

  22. Oh what a fun end of summer tablescape. I packed up summer and brought out all my fall decor on Monday -- so at my house....looks like fall....feels like summer - very confusing. Love your red and white theme. Hang on to these waning days of summer as long as you can!

  23. Hi Kathleen, I agree, it is still summer, so I did another beach table:) I love the red and white, and how do you ever find those bargains? And what is this rebate for online shopping? I am going to check that out too. I love your table, especially the little chairs (one of my weaknesses) and the ice cream cone glasses and the salt and peppers, and on and on--it makes me very happy! Linda

  24. What a fun table! Bright, cheery and happy! Perfect!

  25. I wish it still felt like summer here! It has been very cool the past few days - and windy!

    Those little beach chairs are adorable! You find the best stuff, Kathleen!

  26. Say, I like your little lawn chairs, striped tablecloth and those cute salt and pepper shakers! And all the rest--so bright and cheery. Yes summer is still here too.

  27. I know what you mean about summer. It's at least easier to switch tablescapes to fall than to switch wardrobes! What to wear in this heat? Love the red and white table you did this week.

  28. What an adorable table! The red and white are so cheerful and your table is so whimiscal. You are a great shopper, too. Love the table.

  29. This just looks like so much fun! That lawn is to die for, too! I love the fabric and the idea of using it at Christmas on your clever! I love when folks decorate with details like that! Coming over from TT at BNOP! Christie at threepixielane

  30. Your tablescape is so cheerful and fun! It makes me wish we had another month of summer. What a great deal on those rattan chargers, them!


  31. What a fun table. Thanks to CTS - WS
    and You of course!
    The red and white is so festive and those
    little chairs are too cute!
    I'm hanging on to Summer here too.
    I'll take EVERY warm and sunny day that still comes along.

  32. Lucky you to have 80 degrees still, we are settling down now, but I still love your tablescape. Especially the photo under the words "flatware by Cambridge". The color pop in that one is amazing.

  33. For starters, I really like the red and white stripe tablecloth. So many possibilities! Your tablescape is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your whimsical and charming design. Cherry Kay

  34. Kathleen, I just love this colorful tablescape. The red and white fabric is gorgeous - I hope you show us what you do with it at Christmas time as well. Those little chairs are so cute - I have a similar one in Jayme's old barbie house - never thought to use it in a tablescape but they sure look fun as a centerpiece in yours.

    great tablescape and your yard and flowers look great!

  35. Thanks for the rebate info. Those beach chairs are the cutest. Such great buys. It is in the 90s here and our A/C is broken since Monday so I can relate to summer heat and almost heat stroke in my own house:-) No baking here this week only have time to stick my head into the sub zero to revive myself!

  36. It's me again! I tried last night -- Google would not let me in!

    Just wanted to tell you that I love this table -- I always love me some bright colors.

  37. Oh, Kathleen, I can see why those darling miniature chairs had to come home with you! Irresistible! The red and white looks wonderful with those square chargers, and I love that red handled flatware.

  38. adorable, Kathleen. You gotta sneek this in now cause you can't do it after this week. lol

  39. Those red & white stripe chairs are beyond adorable. I also love the hamburger/hot dog salt & pepper shakers. Much as I love your tablescapes, I really admire your shopping skill.

  40. Hi kathleen,
    What a festive summer table. Love those adorable lil beach chairs, so cute!! I am with you it is
    not Fall yet, but I started decorating for it today, haven't gotten too far yet tho.
    Gotta get hubby to get my stuff out of the attic first. Love all that red and white, so pretty!!
    Love your ice cream cone glasses, that was such a great idea!! Did you make some kind of ice cream float??? Rootbeer or orange floats sound so good to me!! Good thing I have no ice cream or frozen yogurt in the fridge right now!! lol

    Loved your always, you do such a great job!!
    Blessings, Nellie
    and thanks for coming over and leaving such sweet comments.

  41. TY for sharing the fun TS of the week, at least for me.

    My hubby's fav. He loves the spacious area as a whole that your guest can freely just grab sun stool & enjoy what you offer.


  42. Oh Yes, let's enjoy summer for as long as it lasts!

  43. This tablescape just says summer all over. I love it! Your plates are terrific, as are all the elements you combined. I especially like your square straw chargers. Thank you!

  44. Oh my...your table is perfect! I absolutely love it! I agree let's enjoy summer a little longer! Thank you for sharing....

  45. What a fun, cheery table! It is just perfect to enjoy the last days of summer.

  46. Great table...very cheery and totally summer.

  47. This is too cute. Those little beach chairs are screaming my name, I love them! Everything is so fun. It actually felt like fall here today, so I didn't feel too bad about having my stuff out so soon. I think the heat is on the way back for the weekend.

  48. Too, Too Cute! Love those little deck chairs.

  49. Great table, Kathleen! I'm enjoying the summer now, it's cooled off since Earl came to visit.

  50. What a HAPPY tablescape! Very fun and whimsical! Your flowers are gorgeous!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

  51. What a great table. I love the red and white look. Hey I need some of those cones! I wish they would get a CTS here. But I'm afraid I'd need another cabinet lol.


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