Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Al Fresco Dining, or I Cheated

After seeing Yvonne's, StoneGable, post I was ready to
slit my wrists knowing I could never produce anything
to equal what she did. Therefore, please forgive me
for completely totally cheating today.

Reason. I have a new baby grand-daughter
born July 22nd, her name

I must ask Yvonne how this precious table runner is made,
or could it be 1 runner with napkins fluffed down 1 side?
Whatever, I quite like the ruffled you?

everything is so much prettier with draping cloths, isn't it?

to die for.....

splendor in the grass

Please join Susan & all the gang at Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday .. the icon is on my far bottom right...
just click & you will be taken away...

all from Aged & Gilted
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  1. I LOVE your cheating!!! I'm going to steal a few tables for paintings!!!

  2. These were all gorgeous. I wish I could do something that beautiful or something as beautiful as Yvonne, but I have made some progress, in some things! I have a long way to go.

  3. Marsha, beautiful images, all I can imagine enjoying! Great job!

    Art by Karena

  4. These tablescapes are all take-my-breath-away! How do you find such exquisite images! YOu have GRAND STYLE, my dear friend!
    I love to visit!
    I bet you are enthralled with little bitty Archer! Lucky you!

  5. I forgot to say, "Thank you for your extremely kind and generous words". I don't know how you became my best cheerleader and dear darling friend, but I count you a great blessing!
    xo Yvonne

  6. There is something so romantic and peaceful about eating outside.


  7. Congratulations on the birth of little Archer! I can imagine that you must be besotted with her-enjoy every minute of it!

    Best wishes,

  8. Congrats on your new grand-daughter! Thanks for sharing these outdoor 'scapes! Lots of inspiration there!


  9. Really wonderful pics a pleasure to look at.


  10. Thank you for taking the time to compile all of these lovely vignettes. Such inspiration for all of us. Cherry Kay

  11. Just Gorgeous
    The 'To die for' is exactly that!!! [I think I have said that here before??] Love the last 2 also..

    Well big congrats on your new bundle... grand-bundle!! and congrats to the mum and dad!!

    Thanks for popping by.. it's been tough having no internet.. frustrating and tough!! xxx Julie

  12. Absolutely ´´TO DIE FOR´´...agree with you,dear Marsha!!!

    Again,many many congrats for you,my beautiful Friend!!!


  13. How beautiful, you did a great job!!! love all the photos but especially the last couple!

  14. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!

  15. this is gorgeous Marsha =D i love al fresco dining! {major sigh}

  16. Congratulations on the new granddaughter. Love al fresco dining, when the mosquitoes aren't out dining, too!

  17. Congratulations on your new granddaughter! You must be having so much fun. I love eating outside and was so inspired by these gorgeous tablescapes. It is so hot right now that we aren't out much but I am daydreaming about future outside tablescapes. I am really hoping to have Thanksgiving dinner outside. The wind prevented it last year but we did have dessert out there later so there is hope.

  18. As warm as it is today on Maine's midcoast, it was refreshing to relax in these gorgeous cool looking environs.

  19. I love your cheating,there is some great inspiration here. Congratulations on your new grand baby. It just doesn't get any better than that. I hope all is well and you are having a ball.

  20. Very pretty! I agree...Yvonne has wonderful tablescapes. The ones you showed us are beautiful too! Thank you for sharing!

  21. There's nothing I like better than eating outside on a breezy evening!

  22. Well first let me say congradulations on the new grandbaby! I am a grandma and just love it!
    Second, these are just delightful pictues and who cares if its cheating, rilles were meant to be broken:

  23. Oh fabulous! Enjoy your new grandgirl!

  24. I totally agree. something to which I too aspire. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the grandchild.

  25. These are UNBELIEVABLY!!!!



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