Monday, August 17, 2015

An Old Fashioned BBQ Backyard Tablescape

We're having company for an old fashioned BBQ.  You know, chicken, corn on the cob and watermelon.  Cook on the grill and eat outside.  Well we can't really eat outside, it is way too hot - 117 yesterday.  So we moved the backyard tablescape inside.

  A bundle of wheat, clay pots filled with tiny plants, a bee skep and my candy scale filled with fruit sitting on an old rag rug runner are fun and old fashioned.

 I'm using my straw "picnic" placemats.  A pocket to hold silverware and a buttoned sleeve so the napkin doesn't blow away.  How genius is that?  Each place setting has one of my checked salad plates with a different fruit.

 The kind of table that is casual and fun with memories of yester-year.

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  1. What a great table and yet so simple! I love the elements in the centerpiece and the check plates with fruits are awesome!
    I am smitten with the placemats with pockets and the button sleeves, how great is that, alright!
    Well, it's to hot for a BBQ in such heat. I love it inside.
    Hope the new week comes fresher dear Marty.

  2. Hi Marty,
    So pretty. I looooooove those place mats. I can see lots of fun decor things you can do with those.
    Happy New Week.

  3. Love the table settings ! But I especially appreciate the portrait of the old man giving thanks ...

  4. Wonderful tablescape! I really like how the ragged runner works to tie all the different centerpiece items together - great idea! Those placemats are perfect for a "windy" outdoor BBQ but also have just a "fun" look for indoors.

  5. I love the placemats with the pockets for the silverware. What a great idea. Love your table. It is really hot where I live in Northern California was well. Lots of indoor time :)

  6. Oh my this table setting is so much fun! The vintage scale is genius and I LOVE those placemats!!!! Perfect setting for the summer indeed and even beyond!

  7. Marty, love everything about your setting including the menu! The placemats are great for outdoors! Have a wonderful week!
    Pam (

  8. I am thinking we ALL want a set of those placemats now! They are genius! The table looks beautiful. Love that scale too!!!

  9. I am glad to hear you didn't eat out, Marty - I heard on our news here in Ohio about your over 100 degree temps! Your table looks really pretty and I'm sure no one will mind not eating outside! : )

  10. So pretty. You have done with simple elements that gives a grand look. Love the place mates and i have similar kind of mats. Hugs Sujatha:)

  11. Absolutely beautiful, Marty! I adore the collected look!

  12. Marty, about your bathroom, I got an awesome black mosaic mirror at Kirklands. I think they still have it online, it's like 29.00 and might look good in your new bath. I do like the ikat curtain, but you gotta go with what feels right in the room. Oh, and the mirror is in my small guest bath and not too heavy, which I like.. just thought I'd share that with you! :)