Doesn't it seem that once August
hits, the summer is gone?
How sad, I love, love, love
summer and water and swimming,
picnics and gatherings, gardens
and sunny skies!
We have been gone another
week boating at Lake Powell.
My last tablescape was
at Lake Powell and I wanted
to show you another
table from there.
I have two sets of dishes down
at Lake Powell, the tan and cream ones
that you saw here
Again, they are melamine and I purchased
them at Target three summers ago.
I apologize that they don't have
them anymore as many of
you were interested in them.
They have a thick edge and a great
texture to them so that they don't
seem like melamine.
I was able to purchase
around 20 of each piece
so we have enough for a crowd.
The table seats 12 so we eat up
on this middle deck for
lunch and dinner.
Of course I love this set best
as it goes with the watery blue
accents on this deck including
the aqua crystal chandelier.
The plastic glasses were also
from Target three years
ago as were the placemats.
We chose rusty earth colors
for the granite countertop
to mimic the red sandstone
at Lake Powell and the aqua
to mimic the color of the water.
This fabulous etched flatware is
Casablanca by Mepra.
I bought it at Dillards three years ago.
I just scavenged the houseboat
to put together this centerpiece.
The dinner and salad plates have the same
The bowl is a perfect complement
in reversing the colors. I am always
attracted to square shapes in plates.
These fun aqua salad servers
were picked up from Tuesday Morning
about three years ago too.
New Zebra print outdoor pillows
from Pier 1 were added
this year, they blend well with
the plain aqua ones that we
got from Target three years ago.
Another fun week was had at Lake Powell.
I have to share my week with
my "Chefs" next week.
What a treat that was. You will have
Speaking of surprises,
this mermaid was caught on camera
under the moonlight.
Who knew there were mermaids
in fresh water lakes?!!
I will be posting this with
Thanks again to Aly Cook
for having fun with me
creating these tables and
taking many of the photos.
I love it when my friends
get into tablescaping too.