Tuesday Inspiration: Alfresco Dining and a Winner


With the weather finally getting warmer, it's time to think about alfresco dining.

I'm always looking for outside dining inspiration like this rustic table under the oak tree.
Notice the succulents? This is Mary Steenburgen and Ted Dansen's home in Ojai.

House Beautiful
I love the zinc table and metal chairs in the Napa Valley home of Patrick Wade and Dave DeMattei

More rustic beauty, designed by Sandy Koepke.

A Proven├žal setting, designed by Bunny Williams.

Miresparis
A very, very rustic table somewhere in the South of France.

House Beautiful
The chickens are wondering what's for lunch. This setting, designed by Penelope Bianchi is in Santa Barbara.

A lovely lunch alfresco!

Now is when a rustic burlap tablecloth just seems right.

However, a fine white linen one will be unexpected.

Campagne Decoration

A dramatic birdcage centerpiece dominates this outdoor table setting. Love the little olive trees in wood pots!

Campagne Decoration
Talk about dramatic! Everybody gets their own fur in case it gets chilly!

Rue
How lovely is this rooftop terrace designed by Celerie Kemble!

vignette design
I love dining alfresco and have quite a few places set up to do so.
We take a lot of family meals at this table.

vignette design
A smaller venue under the arbor.

vignette design
We also dined under the tent for many years.

vignette design
In Asti, there's our favorite place under the Mulberry Tree.

vignette design
And in case it is too hot, or too rainy, we can eat here.

vignette design
Whether it's hors d'oeuvres, lunch, or a late evening meal, food just tastes better alfresco!

I'm excited to announce the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Timeless Settings is.....
Drumroll please!
Congratulations Donna!

(Winner was chosen, using the Random Number Generator)


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