| | | | |

Dining on the Patio inspired by April Cornell

DiningOnPatio

Hello lovelies! Today I've set a pretty table for us to enjoy out on the patio! We can pretend it's not over 100 degrees – and threatening to thunder and lightning – let's pretend it's 75 degrees and sunny with a light breeze, doesn't that sound perfect?! When I moved into the new house I had furniture for many of the indoor spaces but the outdoor ones were a bit more of a challenge. So, I've been keeping my eyes out for deals to furnish these outdoor rooms. Today I'm excited to share a well loved but new to me table set that I discovered at a local antique mall recently. It had newly reupholstered seats that have a hint of pink and I just knew it would be perfect with this April Cornell tablecloth that I had – and sure enough, it's a match made in Patio Heaven – don't you think?!

Dining On the Patio, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollThe simple, classic lines of the chairs are so sweet without being too fussy! A perfect backdrop for many tablescapes to come!

Dining On the Patio, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

The peony bushes surrounding this patio make a lovely backdrop, and in the springtime they gave quite a show, but now, in the middle of the summer my heart is longing for my rose bushes that I left at the townhouse. I think that's part of why I was so drawn to this cloth – I love the pink roses! I finally said, enough is enough, and headed over to my favorite greenhouse and bought a couple of my beloved David Austin roses!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

And suddenly, all is right with the world! To look out and see the pretty pink blooms, it just puts a smile on my face. I haven't decided yet exactly where I want to plant them, so I'm watering them fanatically!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

Mixed with a blend of pinks and pale orange blooms found at the floral counter in my local grocery store – it makes a soft and soothing scene. Perfect for toning down the intensity of the heat wave we are currently enduring. Triple digit temps are definitely not for me!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

In my usual fashion, I'm blending china patterns… it helps to relax the scene and keep it from feeling stuffy.

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollPlus, it's a fun excuse to pull out some of my favorite pieces, like this teacup!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollThis April Cornell cloth – the pattern is called Rosemary by the way – is one of her “breakfast cloths.” I really like the border that this 54″ x 54″ linen features. Do you have a favorite April Cornell linen? I have another one that I just bought which I'll be sharing with you soon – stay tuned!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

For a little something sweet, how about some macaroons?

Dining On the Patio, Pink French Macarons, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

While these were store bought, do you remember the pink lemonade macarons we made? I immediately thought of them when I saw these. I am happy to say that I prefer the ones in the recipe over the store bought ones – yay!

Dining On the Patio, David Austin Roses, April Cornell tablecloth, April Cornell Rosemary Tablecloth, pink and cream tablescape, stone patio table, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

And there we have it, a table ready and waiting for a light supper or luscious luncheon al fresco! I hope this brightened your day and soothed your heat weary soul! My daughter is starting school next week – kindergarten already!! – and I am definitely ready to welcome fall!

Thank you for reading, and pinning!

Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

Enter your Email:

Similar Posts

8 Comments

  1. What a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a macaron. Do you make them? I remember when you were in that contest 🙂 Your space is certainly coming together beautifully. No matter what the weather we’ll pretend the sun is out and bugs are forbidden around our area — unless they’re butterflies. Sending hugs!!

  2. I am always excited to see a post from you in my box. Lovely tablecloth, and area, too. Hope your little one loves school. Take care, and keep posting!

  3. Karen from Milton says:

    Beautiful! Not familiar with April’s linens but will definitely look her up. Stay cool. 95 expected here tomorrow in the PNW. Unreal.

  4. Shauna Neuenswander says:

    JUST BEAUTIFUL! And as a collector of teacup I must say I love the one featured.

  5. Nancy Kelley says:

    What a lovely spot for a delightful meal or snack outside! You always create such stunning tablescapes, Jennifer! Your pretty dining chairs and table with matching tablecloth make an inviting escape outdoors even with the heat! Such beautiful flowers accent everything perfectly! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Oh how fun to create such a fun place to enjoy ice tea in an eve ( slathered in mosquito repellent and thin long sleeves ?). And the mood is pleasant for how can it not be when this is where all the fun is happening!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *