Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tropical Farewell to Summer


Hi and welcome to my Red Couch!  Please take a seat and relax.  It's the end of the summer.  You can feel the chill in the air.   Last night I had the table set in my dining room.  As I joined my husband on the deck while he was grilling, I realized what a nice night it was to dine on the deck.  The thought also came to me that there won't be that many more nights to enjoy dining on the deck.  So I moved everything to the deck and enjoyed dinner with my family on the deck.

The star of the table is Mr. Parrot.  My sister-in-law gave these plates to me recently.  So of course I had to do a table with them.  Thank you Camille!


Here's a picture of the full place setting.  The napkins are new to me and came in a set of four, orange, turquoise, white, and red.  I also bought the coral napkin rings recently.  I love the tropical feeling that the napkins give the table.


My sister, Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home found these clear "bubble" stems at Tai Pan Trading, a Utah store, and gave them to me.  Thank you!  I love "bubble" glasses!


Here's a view of the full tablesetting.  I hope we eat late enough to light the candles tonight.  Don't you just love the light of candles in your loved one's faces?  Oops, there's a preview of my treat!  I colored coodinated it with the table.  Yes, I DID!


Here's a close up of the dessert!  They are orange and cherry flavored and yummy and tropical!  Please grab one before you go.  I enjoy serving desserts on sticks.  I think they are more fun that way.  I will post the recipe and instructions for Coconut Treats on a Stick tomorrow.



Here's a final view of my table this week!  Hope you enjoyed your visit.  I can tell you that it is always a pleasure to see you!


I am posting this with Susan at Between Naps at the Porch for Tablescape Thursday where if you visit you will be inspired to set a better table.

Tablescape Information:

Red Ramekins:  Wal-Mart -- after Christmas 2009
Parrot Plates -- Gift
Red and Green Plates -- Dollar Store Spring 2010
White Square Plates -- Tai Pan Trading
Placemats -- Wal-Mart Summer 2010
Napkin Rings -- K-Mart -- on clearance right now
Napkins -- K-Mart -- on clearance right now

24 comments:

Carol said...

Love the bubble stems too! What a delightful color palette for a summer dinner.
What exactly was the dessert-on-a-stick?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A fun and colorful table! Lovin' your bright napkins, I found red and blue at my Walmart. Cute plates, love the glasses and can't wait to read about your dessert on a stick:@)

Fatima -Scrapart said...

Wonderful table! The dishes , napkin ring are special! Beautiful!!!!!Fatima-Scrapart.

KatiePerk said...

Love those napkin rings! And I want a coconut treat!!!

Pondside said...

Nooooooo - say it isn't over yet! Your table setting is beautiful and says that summer is going to hang around just a little bit longer.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh what a fun table! I love those napkin rings and I knew I had seen them somewhere...Kmart you say! On sale! Yep tomorrow here I come! What a bright and fun desert also.

Allie and Pattie said...

Every time you mention Tai Pan Trading, Joni, I want one! Love this table- how fun!
xoxo Pattie

Miss Merry said...

Those napkin rings are pretty nifty! KMart? I have to check this out. And your dessert looks delicious - the perfect food on the deck. What a pretty table.

Marlis said...

Love those napkin rings. Great table! Those parrot plates are simply fun. Great job..

Tess said...

Beautiful colors on your table. And Wolfie is a beautiful color too...

Mimi said...

I love your happy table...cute parrot plates. The dessert on a stick looks delicious...looking forward to the recipe. Have a great week, Joni.

Natasha said...

You are farewelling summer as I am welcoming Spring! How fun!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is a fun table. I think the napkin rings really make the whole thing...love the plates! I can't believe your dessert matches...pretty cool!

Jacqueline said...

Yum, those desserts on a stick are an incredible color! I love the napkins in those great colors too. It feels like summer has ended here already and it has been really cool, but I know the heat will come back. Can you believe Jessica finally figured out how to comment. She honestly has tried many times and I have tried to help her, but nothing worked.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend.

Anonymous said...

I knew I should have bought those napkin rings! So cute! Will be back tomorrow for the recipe to your treat.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh you must have been reading my mind! Love your colorful tropical table. Those dishes are so fun!

GrannySue said...

Fabulous table. I gotta get to KMart I think this table is so festive. Great job.

Julie Harward said...

It all looks wonderful, love the cute treats too! :D

Sue said...

Another beauty! Can't wait for the post on the coconut pops!

niartist said...

Your tablescape is stunning!! Just gorgeous, and full of fun and life and texture, and color, and I could go on and on and on!!! You always have the best tables - such inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Linda Q said...

Bright ,cheery and screams Summer, love it!
Linda

Sherry said...

Love the colors and tropical feel. It is still summer, I have been wanting to rush fall. The coconut pops look wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Entertaining Women said...

Coral and teal are my colors...I use them throughout my home. I love your tablescape, and the napkin ring and napkin absolutely float my boat! I love getting to be a fly on the wall and watching your relationship with your sister. Aren't sisters the greatest! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE it all! So glad to have found your blog...and I guess I'm your newest follower. I so enjoy cooking & baking. Fall brings me back to the kitchen.

Hope you're having a lovely holiday!
Pat

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