Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Picnic Brunch Tablescape

Welcome to a picnic in the backyard. I've been wanting to do a picnic, but life seems to be preventing us from getting away. It was best just to go ahead and have some fun at home.
I'm linking with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for her 100th Tablescape Thursday. Congratulations, Susan. I've met so many great people through TT and seen a lot of great ideas. Thank you!


I made scones from scratch (recipe here) and decided on blueberries and raspberries and bosc pears. These are all native to some part of California. It's lovely to live in a state where so much is produced. However, the pictures don't tell that it was already 85 degrees F outside. Hopefully it won't reach 104 like last weekend.

I placed an antique quilt on the lawn, piled several pillows and laid out the picnic goodies. That's chilled lemon water in the carafe from Princess House (about 25 years old!).















I purchased the silver candlestick at a "garage sale" in Stockton about a month ago. The garage sale seemed more like a boutique sale of items you'd see in the after pictures of home blogs: painted furniture, stacks of linens, a little chandelier. High priced items for a bargain hunter.











This is the picnic basket and it's contents: 2 knives, 2 spoons, 2 forks, 2 Martha Stewart napkins, 2 plastic plates, and 2 plastic bowls. (It's for sale if anyone is interested)

Thank you for stopping by and having a picnic under the orange tree with me. Thats the grape arbor next to it. Red Flame and Thompson's seedless.
Enjoy the day.
Jeannine

23 comments:

Sarah said...

A delightful picnic indeed with fresh berries and scones. I think I would have enjoyed that garage sale. ~ Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a cute picnic! I loved everything you did, and that quilt just sends my pulse racing. The colors are great! Love how you added pillows and how wonderful the dishes are and how they coordinate with it all. Cute, cute tablescape!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Such a becoming and inviting picnic! It is a wonderful mix of relaxed pieces and sophication. The candlabras make quite the statement!
Yvonne

Barbara said...

I just love an elegant outdoor picnic! It looks cozy too with the pillows.

Debbie said...

This is so picture perfect that I seriously want to grab the husband and go on a romantic picnic.

Not going to happen in 100 plus degree weather, but I still want to...

Great job!

Debbie said...

This is so picture perfect that I seriously want to grab the husband and go on a romantic picnic.

Not going to happen in 100 plus degree weather, but I still want to...

Great job!

Entertaining Women said...

I like the point-counterpoint of your quilt with the candelabra. Great touch! I think that I could fill up on your yummy scones and then nap the day away in your backyard...you might not invite me back again. Thank you for sharing your delightful design. Cherry Kay

Deanna said...

Jeannine, The natural lighting you have captured in your post is really nice!
This is a great tablescape that you've created...Love it!
Would be a great escape from everyday life!
God bless and have a sweet week,
d from homehaven

Johanna said...

Hello,
this picnic looks so cozy and relaxing and so festive in the same way. What a fun to have such a sophisticated picnic with those pretty dishes, yummy food, outstanding quilt and cushions and a silver candelabra. Just everything perfect. Thank you for sharing this.
Greetings, Johanna

Mary said...

What a fun picnic~ love your candelabra:-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

OOH-Are you really going to let someone eat on that beautiful quilt? I love the combination of the quilt, plaid pillows, and the silver candelabra--just like an old fashioned picnic should be. I think I'll get out my picnic basket too! Try to stay cool! Linda

craftyles said...

Really cute idea. Love the candles outdoors and I think the quilt is the perfect outdoor touch!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your picnic is wonderful. The quilt and your lovely basket are perfect with the dishes. What an inviting idea and the scones look fabulous. Thanks so much for your gracious comment on my TT. Hugs, Marty

once in a blue moon... said...

very fun!

marlis said...

wonderful picnic. Your quilt is lovely. did you make that? makes me want to pop over for those delicious scones and some delightful conversation.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your lovely picnic setting is fit for a Pottery Barn catalog! Gorgeous photos, and all the elements you've chosen make a wonderful scene together!

Fatima Santos Silva said...

Hi,first,thanks for your comments in my blog. Your picnic table settings is fantastic! I would like to stay there. Your plates and the tablecloth are perfects.Reminds me of summer, it is still winter here.Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What an inviting picnic...if only it wasn't so hot everywhere. I think we will be having our picnics in the fall this year:)

I love how the food and the dishes look so beautiful with the antique quilt and the silver adds such a touch of elegance. Beautiful.

Sue

Mimi said...

Who doesn't love a picnic...you even found a spot with shade! Beautiful quilt.

Dining Delight said...

You prove that even picnics can look terrific when "designed" by a true tablescaper! Love the pillows, they give a look of pure pampering!
Happy 100th week of TT to you!

DD

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

A lovely picnic set here -- and your silver adds such elegance. Hope you're having cooler weather than we are and can enjoy this.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

How much fun is this! I love picnics...especially picnics with candelabras! What a great garage sale you found! Happy 100th TT!
XO
Susan

The Tablescaper said...

Oh such a lovely picnic!!!! I wish I could be there!

I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU! It's neat to see everyone's different take on summer. Hope you'll come and join the fun!

- The Tablescaper