Tablescapes, August Alfresco


“Ohhh, that’s so pretty!” CC exclaimed

as she bounced up the stairs from the pool





Smiling, I said “Thank you!”





“What are you doing Gigi?” asked Charlie Brown





“I’m setting the table for dinner,” I replied





“Are we having a party?” asked CC





“No, I just thought it’d be nice to set a pretty table for dinner tonight”





“What’s that oar for?” asked Charlie Brown





“It’s just for decoration, part of the centerpiece” I said





“What’s a piece center?” he inquired





“Hey you know what?

I think your Mom has your lunch all ready for you,

why don’t you go inside and check…”




“Can I eat it out here Gigi?”





A pretty table is always appreciated!





Juicy Details

the table elements are all things I’ve had for a long time with the exception of the palm leaf coasters and pillow, they are available on the links below

Breezy Palm Coasters

Breezy Palm throw pillow




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

34 Responses to “Tablescapes, August Alfresco”
  1. It is a lovely table! We haven’t had an al fresco meal in quite a while, it has been too warm.

  2. Mary says:

    Love your pretty table Jenna! All your fronds lend the perfect tropical flair for your coastal dining!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    A pretty table indeed! A gorgeous centerpiece and I’m sure everyone enjoyed sitting at this table for dinner. And, such a lovely spot to dine with those amazing views. So nice with a gulf breeze, not possible here to out here. Still so hot……….

    • thank you Emily, we are so lucky to be on the South side of the island where the breeze comes up every afternoon, making the porch so nice and enjoyable when the sun goes down…we eat out there every night, no bugs either!

  4. Jenna, the table is beautiful and the centerpiece is so perfect! But the conversations with Charlie Brown and CC are the best…grands are so much fun and our reward for getting older. I know everyone enjoyed and appreciated your lovely table. Happy Wednesday!

  5. Cindy Conner says:

    Hoe adorable Jenna. I have struggling to get in the mood or have the time to do a tablescape. Maybe this was the inspiration I needed. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Shelia says:

    Lovely centerpiece and so glad your family gets introduced to the “finer things” all the time. Gigi, wish I were there for one of these dinners, how peaceful it must seem!

  7. Benita says:

    It is a pretty table and it is nice to go the extra mile for a simple meal! The kids are too funny! Hugs!

  8. Chloe Crabtree says:

    Oh how funny and joyful that is! There is nothing like having the grands around! Your table is lovely and obviously, it was appreciated by all of the experts!

  9. pattyanneart says:

    A very pretty table! 🌿💙 I’m always inspired by your beautiful tables.

  10. Kids notice (and remember!) so much. I’ll bet he’ll want to help with more centerpieces! Thanks for bringing me smiles today, Jenna.

  11. Ann Krucek says:

    I don’t blame him!! I would want to eat out there too!!! Cute table – looks like a fabulous place to gather and have fun!! I am imagining myself sipping on an umbrella drink discussing our favorite tables together!!

  12. Ha-ha, gotta love the kids! Very pretty, I’m playing hooky from work today and wouldn’t mind a seat at your table:@)

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    I’d love how the red napkins add a zing to your table decor! Gorgeous color combos, Jenna! ❤️ You are so good at making a table look inviting! 🌸

  14. Nancy says:

    Love how the littles loved it too! Just like me!

  15. Rita C. says:

    Happy colors, and I love that the little ones notice and want to enjoy it.

  16. Always appreciated! And this is most certainly a pretty table — and how wonderful the littles notice and care!

  17. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  18. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I would love to sit right down at your lovely table, it is so inviting. Perfect for an Alfresco Dinning, you made it look cool in this August heat! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,444 and hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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