Wednesday, July 21, 2010

a summery table by the pool...

Thank you for all your kind words about my hummingbird shots. I will share some photo tips with you soon.


I had to laugh as I was downloading these photos. I usually pay attention to the details. I was trying to beat the heat, obviously my mind thought that was much more important. The handles on the tray aren’t down. The tray isn’t sitting straight on the table. I didn’t switch out the flatware, as planned. There even was a grasshopper that decided he liked lavender too. (I sure hope I didn’t bring him in the house with me!) Well, I could go on and on. As you are looking through the shots, straighten things in your mind because it is thundering now and I can’t reshoot. I am sure am hoping for rain!




The clouds make for dull skies and pool in the photos but do help to bring out the colors on the table.





You can see some of the bougainvillea and crepe myrtle in the background of these photos. I have used them in previous tablescapes and they have held up very well as cut flowers.





May I just say one more time, I sure hope I didn’t bring that grasshopper in the house with me.

Please join Susan and the other tablescapers for the 100th Tablescape Thursday.

38 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Oh gosh.. this is gorgeous.. the colours blend in so well.. Its such a nice space!

Johanna said...

Hi Barbara,
I love your table. Its bright and colorful and summerly. And how nice is this grashopper, I love that too. By the way, I guess, it is everywhere the same problem. I always discover lots of mistakes after I have shot my photos. For example I always iron the tablecloth for TT very exact but it is on the photos always wrinkled. Your table is perfect.
Greetings, Johanna

once in a blue moon... said...

its beautiful, i didn't see a single flaw, go back and delete all you said and let us just soak in the beauty by the pool!

i love the lav in the copper, an of course by&w are my very fav color combos.

we are freakish cool today, i just did a table outside too its so nice today. i just read that we are the coolest summer in 40 years, i think ca is doing well with global warming :-)

susan said...

Barbara-I understand exactly! The heat here is enough to make you forget everything! I would not have noticed though; the table looks perfect to me! Love that cloth and the whole setting is just beautiful!

Sarah said...

Barbara, it's a totally delightful table. Love the vibrant blues and yellows ~ one of my favorite color combos. It looks cool and refreshing!
Thanks for stopping by to visit. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. ~ Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your photos look rather great to me. I spy a Pottery Barn basket that I almost bought, but didn't. I may go back and get it. Great table setting by the pool.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those bright yellow dishes are so beautiful with the dark blue napkins!

Great setting!

Katherine

marlis said...

Love your tablecloth!! It's a perfect companion with the lavender. and although it was overcast, the cheery dishes made up for the lack of sun. Beautiful. Who cares if the tray handles are up or down with such a delightful setting! Bravissimo.

Sharlotte said...

Gorgeous colors! Your table is so inviting and friendly...didn't even notice the handles!
Thanks for sharing.
Sharlotte

xinex said...

Gorgeous setting, Barbara! Love the colors, in fact I used blue and yellow too this time. Love your outdoor setting...Christine

Entertaining Women said...

I adore blue and yellow used in combination. Your tablescape is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

Nancy said...

Blue and yellow seems to always make such a wonderful setting, and yours definitely does just that. I love the whole table. The tablecloth is the perfect backdrop for all your pretty dishes...oh and of course the lovely flowers and view. So pretty! I bet you wanted to jump in the pool after this! ;-)

Mary said...

I had to chuckle about the grasshopper, lucky him to have a pool setting to lounge on lavender by! Overcast skies do make for more vivid colors, hope you got some rain :-)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Barbara, what a wonderful, inviting table! I always love blue and yellow, and you've given me an idea for how to stage a new blue and white tablecloth I bought for the patio table. Thank you for braving the heat to take such great photos, and thanks for your comment on my table this week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the blue and yellow. The lavender is so pretty and just adds to the tuscan feel of the table and linens. Gorgeous patio and yard. I hope you got some rain, we sure could use some. Thanks for your gracious comments on my TT. Hugs, Marty

Sweetladyelaine said...

A gorgeous table by the pool! I just love the colors..as far as your mistakes..I didn't notice them! Next time don't tell us...Thank you for sharing...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a very pretty table! I LOVE all the colors you selected and the tablecloth and woven chargers. That is the perfect spot for dining, and you did a great job with this.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

vignette design said...

This is so lovely! Love the chargers and the blue and yellow together.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oh, I always love blue and yellow! And the little bit of lavender sets it off so nicely. I only see the mistakes in my own photos--crooked silverware, moved napkins...I could sit at your table even if it is hot!!!!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

This looks sooooooo peaceful. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I am delighted! Not just by the tablescape, which is perfectly unflawed in my estimation, but in your funny narrative as well. I'm still grinning about the grasshopper.

I love your table. We worked around rain with mine too,and like you, we were THANKFUL for it.

Atelier de Charo said...

Hi, your table is gorgeous, great colors and lovely flowers!

Hugs
Charo

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Nice. Blue and yellow is my favorite color combo.

Gina said...

It all looks so inviting! I love the blue & yellow color combo and the lavender is so pretty as well.

I'd be screaming if I brought that grasshopper in the house...I do not like them one bit!

Sherry said...

Barbara,
Love this table too. It is so perfect with the mix of rustic touches. Like the colors too.
Sherry

Mimi said...

I love the intensity of the yellow with the blue and then add a bouquet of lavender...so Provencial.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty setting by the pool -- looks so inviting.

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! I love your color choices and your pretty basket tray. Your whole setting looks so simple and elegant to me at the same time! I love it! Happy 100th TT Anniversary!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I would love to sit at that tablescape by the pool. It looks so pretty and relaxing.

Hugs,
Joanne

Debbie said...

Your setting is so sunny and warm and inviting. You've brought together all the right colors for a beautiful table.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Red Door Home said...

Such a pretty table in an equally beautiful spot! I felt like I was transported to France!

Deanna said...

I hope you didn't take the grasshopper into the house with you either...grins.

My granddaughter screams when a bug is in the car with us...it makes the hair on the back of my neck stick up.

Your table looks so very cheery...like it and think you did a super job.

God bless,
d from homehaven

More Entertaining Women said...

Oooh, this table is so inviting, crisp, fresh. I love the grasshopper story, and the prospect of impending rain! The subtle color of the glasses just sets off the whole table. Thank you for your gracious comments on my Breakfast With the Chickens table. Love the McK-Childs Courtley Check dinnerware - I use it in lots of different settings - very versatile and fun.

Anita said...

Gorgeous colors, and so "French" too! This is a beautiful table! I was fighting the rain also. My husband had to help me move the table under the porch while it poured, then the sun came out and I was able to finish up. Yours turned out great!!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi,
Your table setting near the pool is stunning. the chairs paired with the gorgeous yellow cushions are lovely. I have been obsessed with yellow all Summer long.
Beautiful photography
xoxo
Bunny

The Tablescaper said...

Great table - full of color and life. And even if you did bring that grasshopper in with you, I'm sure he'll bring you good luck!

I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays" amd would love to have you come and join in the fun. It's all about what summer means to YOU! Hope you'll join in!

- The Tablescaper

emptynester3 said...

Very clever color combo! Pretty!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Barbara, Everything is perfect...I love the color of those bright yellow bowls...beautiful! Lovely floral centerpiece. I didn't notice anything out of place...picture perfect! And the grasshopper...photographers just wish they could catch such a natural shot! Good going on the grasshopper!
Happy 100th TT, my friend!
Hugs,
Susan