Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Prepping Plates for the Patio Party Meme

Hosted by "French Lique, Texas"

Seeing Purple... The word today is "PLATES"... (shh..., they are all e-bay photos)


Hosted by "A Southern Daydreamer"

I'm sure everyone's excitedly getting ready for Barb's May 5th Porch and Patio Party like I am!
While I get my patio in shape in the next week, let me share two inspiration ones.

From Target dot com
I love how this set blends in with the tile. It looks like the set was pulled up from the tiles!

From Patio Set dot com
I love teak especially those with storage capacities!
I can't wait to see my patio all cleaned up!

TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" will be doing this with me on the 5th) Revolve your tablescape according to main color of your patio set to create a flawless and professional look. If dark, use it as accent colo. If light, infuse a natural element to bring it to life. Instead of a regular lemonade, do a Pineapple Zinger (pineapple with ginger ale) or any virgin cocktail you like. Have string lantern woven through the umbrella with some tropical garland or strung up above the dining area to add romance and low votives to bring a soft glow to the table.


  1. Chandy..
    I just love huge patio umbrella's. I'm hoping Mother's Day will bring me a new patio set.. I have some really bad squirrels that decided to destroy my old one that was only 2 years old. I'm thinking that Teak one might work good for me.

  2. Love it !
    Happy Wordless Wednesday to you .
    Blessings .

  3. Chandy,
    Those are great pics, thanks for the inspiration my dear. Cindy

  4. I think I like the Target set the best.

  5. love all of your plates. In your header right in the center you have a set of dishes that I really like, do you know the name. It looks like a set I have that belonged to my late MIL.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I don't have any purple plates... you're making me want some!.
    Happy Wednesday... Dixie

  7. Hi, Carolyn! Now you know I love those gorgeous plates and I'm adoring those pretty patio sets too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  8. Hi Chandy! I love your choices! The purple plates are you! And the patio sets are wonderful! Have a great rest of the week!!!...Debbie

  9. great choices! always look forward to your posts

  10. Love the patios you shared :0)
    Happy O.W. to you...

  11. love that patio set with the huge umbrella...i am so ready for outdoor dining.
    have a great day.

  12. All of your photos are very inspiring.

  13. Inspirational pics and great tablescaping ideas. Thanks!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  14. The 'Yellow Rose of Texas' plate and the bluebonnets were both found on Google search for plates. I don't own them...sorry. If you would like the website I could see if I could find it, no problem.
    Let me know,

  15. Thank you all for visiting and your nice comments as always!

    Candy, I'll look it up and see what I can find. Thanks!

  16. Chandy, you are just the sweetest girl, do you know that?

    A Big Hug,

  17. Love, Love, Love the purple plates. So neat. I havn't seen any in that color. I also love all the patio sets. I like the first one that blends in with the tile, very refreshing and comfy looking. Actually, I like them all. lol Hugs, Marty

  18. love the patio ideas. Someday... I will have a nice patio like that.

  19. Pretty plates - love that first one! Pretty patio sets. Thanks for all of the inspiration. laurie

  20. I love all of them, too! I'm glad you see that! ;-)

  21. I was looking at some patio furniture today. It has gotten so expensive!

    Kathy b

  22. Kathy, I know, even the clearance sometimes, I can't afford right now, so I'm still looking! ;-)

  23. Nice plates, my favorite is the white plate w/the purple flowers. I love your inspiration pictures, especially the one from Target, pretty, pretty.

    Thank you for stopping by for a visit. The white rooster you asked about was a gift from my exboyfriend’s mother about 10 years ago. In fact, now that I think about it so was the rooster lamp! She was such a sweet, generous lady.

    Happy Thursday, Nicole

  24. Nicole, thank you for telling me.

    Leah, thanks!

  25. Love the patios! I'm looking forward to seeing yours when you've got it in shape :)

  26. Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan


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