Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Table For Two Beneath The Old Elm Tree
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Today's setting for 2 is set at our neighborhood park conveniently located across from our home.
Beginning next month, our neighborhood association sponsors our annual music in the park concert series.
The event attracts many neighbors and people from all over town. They bring picnic baskets and wine and have a good time. We usually stroll over the park early to stake out our traditional spot under this tree, open a bottle of wine with other delicious bites and enjoy the music with friends and neighbors.
I love the folding wagon to your left in this picture. It allowed me to carry everything here you see on a single trip. There was even room left for 2 more folding chairs and additional small table if the occassion called for 4 people. I purchased the wagon at Costco for $60.00 which was worth every cent. The cart folds conveniently and compactly for easy storage. I keep it in the back of our Jeep at all times. Great for shopping and hauling the beach gear.
The chocolate brown luncheon and paisley floral salad plates from Bed,Bath & Beyond. Linen napkin from Target. Stainless flatware by Mikasa.
The stemware are 2 of a set of 8 Murano glasses that were purchased by Dan's parents in Venice on a trip in the late 60's. The crystal glasses by Waterford.
The neighborhood park is a one mile oval shaped park ringed with trees framed by a decomposed granite walking/running path.
The park also includes, 2 tennis and basket ball courts, a playground,baseball diamond and several open spaces for festivals and sporting events.
Our Chow Chow Cocco and son Daniel love to chase each other in wide open areas of the park.
The picnic baskets were purchased from one of my favorite stores, William Glen. I love to bring the faux mink throw purchased from Target to add a bit of "luxe". Friends and neighbors laugh and call it my signature over the top presentation.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed my contribution to this weeks Tablsecape Thursday hosted by Susan with Between Naps On The Porch. Click on the image to visit more creative table settings.