Outdoor Dining

June 26, 2011

We grab any chance we get to have our dinner outside. If it is the least bit sunny, out comes the zinc covered dining table onto the deck, and up come the umbrellas.

I add a tablecloth and make the table setting very simple. I am a big fan of all white/cream settings with clear glassware, as it really allows the outdoor environment to take center stage. Hurricanes are also great, so even if it gets breezy, the candles will stay lit.

I pull a few sprigs of herbs for single stem vases, and scatter them, along with a few “objects” which I add to any table I am putting together. In this case, an assortment of shells seemed appropriate and fit the dining by the water theme.

After dinner, dessert is almost always served while we watch the sun set and settle in on the Adirondack chairs, with blankets at the ready.