A little birdie told me she would like
No greater love hath a friend
than to do one outside in this tropical heat wave!
So we’re having a cool, green, tropical themed
dinner in the gazebo, which
provides some shade,
even though the screening makes it
difficult to photograph inside.
There are decorations hung in
anticipation of the celebration.
Also, pretty tropical colors of
LIME GREEN, YELLOW & a
of HOT pink too.
That is the top of the gazebo seen in
bowl of the spoon.
I just love that effect!
Lemon shaped serving platter &
smaller dishes are from Pier One
on sale a few months ago.
The palm tree dishes were a thrift
store find months ago.
I’ve been waiting for
a chance to use them outside.
Soft lemony-butter shades of waffle weave
napkins provide a textural contrast
to the wicker pattern at the edges of the plates.
The silverware motif looks a bit like a tropical fruit...
maybe a pineapple or an artichoke?
It is "Danish Princess" by
Holmes & Edwards & was introduced in 1938.
As you can tell by the flickering
flames, we get a nice breeze here in
This gave me the perfect
opportunity to use a set of
tablecloth weights that I won in a
give-away from Michael Lee at
Thank you so much, ML!
I just love the
Extraordinary detailing on these
Speaking of details, this cute tropical scene
serving platter will help
carry food from the grill into the
gazebo. We use LOTS of trays when
we entertain out here!
(Saves steps in & out)
I thought these shots really captured
the texture of the pieces nicely.
Just a little more texture for ya’
We'll have ice cream cake for dessert
to cool us off
Some other time, I'll turn the cake plate over
& use it to serve salsa & chips.
As evening sets in & the grill is lit,
so are the candles & the lanterns.
Thursday by going to
Thank you for visiting the
Gazebo House, too!