Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quiet Dinner on the Porch

AUGUST is here and we were having yet another rainstorm, so last Friday night I set the little table on the porch for hubby and I to have a quiet candlelight dinner. Lillies from the garden with a heavenly scent. Little pink tea lights and the steady rainfall set the mood.

Sea grass mats, starfish napkin rings and the famous Gibson china seen on so so many blogs~







I was in PierI that afternoon and say this little hanging candle holder and thought how perfect!






Everything looks peaceful and calm, the perfect way to end a hectic work week.




Salmon grilled and nutty brown Rice with fresh garden peas....just right






Melon wrapped in prosciutto






My old scarred table I found in a little antique store and brought it home to use in the center of my old kitchen. When the kitchen was done over we moved it out on the porch. What a great place to be on a hot summer night or a crisp fall night. Breakfast on a Sunday morning is nice too. Funny how when you love something you always find a place for it.


Let's join Susan on Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Join the fun~








22 comments:

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Such a calming look, I like that alot. And your salmon dinner looks DELICIOUS! Very nice. :)

Myrna said...

Don'tcha just LOVE romantic dinners with the hubby? I sure do! Beautiful table setting!!

ellen b. said...

Everything looks so lovely! Love your scarred table! It's great to celebrate quiet and togetherness. Your setting is great and the food looks delish!!

Eileen said...

I love your porch! What a perfect spot to enjoy a nice dinner! And I love your furniture! I would be so happy to be sitting in that setting! I love everything about it!
All the best,
Eileen

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

I love your porch, absolutely perfect. Those kind of dinners are so great. I love your scarred table too. I have one similar to that and it goes where we go.

Maxine

Shelia said...

Oh, what a wonderful table set on your porch! Everything looks so dreamy! Your food looks awesome too! Oh, I'd love to have a porch like yours!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

D said...

Very pretty. I love that nutty brown rice recipe. I think I will try it!

D

marty39 said...

The setting is just perfect. I love the sunroom and the table is fabulous. Your tablesetting is so pretty. The menu looks wonderful. I love salmon. What a wonderful way to end the day. Just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Sharlotte said...

What a special meal! Everything looks delicious and pretty with your setting. Your porch is so relaxing and restful ~ I think I'd just stay out there all day!
Happy Thursday!

Cathy said...

What a lovely place to dine!!! Your tablescape is so pretty...and the yummy food is the icing on the cake!!!

Wonderful!!!

Happy TT!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Deanna said...

This is so cozy and your food looks wonderful.
Glad to visit your fine site.
God Bless,
d

Liz said...

What a lovely evening! I love that little old table. It has so much character!

~Liz

Martha said...

Nothing like a quiet dinner for two -- a perfect setting for a perfect meal. The table is a darling and I would have found another place forit too. It is amazing how something can be moved to an even better place!

Joyce said...

It all looks so pretty and relaxing and the food looks nice and healthy. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Melanie said...

Very pretty and the food looks delicious!

I love the Adirondack chairs in your header too. Happy Thursday!

Brenda said...

I'm in love with your porch as well as your romantic tablescape! Is it a screened-in or enclosed porch? Looked enclosed to me. Wish I had a spot like that to decorate without worrying about the weather. I too love the Adirondack chairs in your banner.
Brenda

Christi said...

Oh, so many beautiful touches. I love the hanging candles and how lucky are you to have those beautiful lilies growing in your garden. Very romantic and lovely.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is so romantic and lovely!

Food looks delicious too!

Katherine

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

What a perfectly lovely setting for a quiet dinner for two! Your hanging candles are a nice touch. Dinner looked delish!! Hugs!

Bill said...

Everything about your setting looks fresh and uncluttered. The hanging candle holder adds a great romantic touch! Your meal looks absoulutely delicious! Nicely done!

Tamara Jansen said...

I LOVE melons in prosciutto

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh what a wonderful place to dine in the rain! I envy you!!

hugs, Linda