Monday, May 23, 2011

Dinner for Two at Sunset

During the summer when it is just hubby and me for dinner, we really enjoy dining in our sunroom. In the evening, it's especially nice to relax and enjoy the view.

It was the two of us for dinner all weekend... although our daughter is home from college for the summer, she keeps busy with work, school and has her own social life. Unless she tells me she will be home, then I will usually cook for two.

For hubby's birthday, we had dinner on the sunporch watching the boats roll by... eventually a gorgeous sunset appeared.

Dinner for two in the sunroom.

We love dining in this room -- very enjoyable to sit up high over the lake!

I love sunflowers. My mom told me that her mother's favorite flower was sunflowers. It eventually became my mom's favorite because it reminded her of my grandmother. Now it is my favorite as it reminds me of both of them.

The square plates are huge -- I'm using them as chargers tonight.

The bowl with the rooster and sunflower is the same set as the large plate. The flower inside the bowl is so pretty!

When I was looking for colored flatware, I couldn't decide on the color and finally ordered red. Turns out I use this red set almost as much as my everyday stainless!

The view from our seats.

I picked up four of these plates a few months ago -- they are a soft yellow color.

Love the sunflowers and rooster!
The view to the left side...

And the view to the right.

And looking straight ahead...

Candlelight dinner for two!

What's on the table:
Dinner plates and bowls: Maxcera "King Rooster" from TJMaxx
Yellow plates: From TJMaxx -- they are marked with a "B" on the back. I don't know who made them.
Sunflower napk
in rings: Pier I
Flatware: Horchow  

Blue wine glasses: Pier IPlacemats and napkins -- from my stash.

Thanks for visiting!

I will be linking to the following fantastic parties this week:

Masterpiece Monday at 
Boogieboard Cottage
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle 
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Whassup Wednesday
Elements Interiors

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Feature Yourself Friday at 
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

Feather Your Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Flaunt it It Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper


Keetha Broyles said...

What a view, what a view!

But honey - - - those bowls are EMPTY and good scenery will only just go SO far for a man's empty stomach!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is where I would want to eat every meal. Love that view.

Beth said...

What a beautiful setting - both nature's beauty, and your porch and table setting. Love the rooster plates. I saw some similar ones at Marshall's recently and was very tempted! Cute, cute, cute! And I always love seeing the lake. You are a blessed woman, Carolyn. I appreciate you sharing your beauty with us.
Hugs, Beth

Entertaining Women said...

Wow...just Wow!....and the tablesetting in wonderful, too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful setting. Cherry Kay

Janet said...

OMG your view is to die for!!! ! could dine there every night! Love, Love, Love it ! Janet

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning view and beautiful table!:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This couldn't be more perfect. Love your dishes and the view is totally unreal. Fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jodi said...

So pretty! I would enjoy that dinner so much!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I can see why you enjoy dinner for two in this room! Beautiful dishes... beautiful view! So nice that you and hubby enjoy that often.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This would be a lovely place to eat ever night with the lake View!!!! Your Rooster Plates are Beautiful so sweet. I hope you have a Great Week with your family.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A colorful setting and beautiful view-enjoy:@)

Mary said...

What a wonderful view! I so enjoy looking out at the lowers your blood pressure :-) Love those sunflower napkin rings & sweet flower detail inside your bowls!

JudyBug said...

Can you make that for 3? I would love to sit down to these beautiful plates. I love everything you used!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a wonderful view you have. I am so envious.

Marigene said...

You have the most fantastic view while dining. I, too, like roosters and sunflowers...the napkin rings really dress the table up.
Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your beautiful sunroom at my party. Beautiful dishes and beautiful view.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful sun room and a beautiful view! I love your little tablescape. I have those dishes also and I enjoy them. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

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