Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dinner on the Patio

Hubster and I had dinner for the first time on the patio, we made it special.  My preference is to take photos during the day because the lighting is prettier, but I like the way this looks at night too.
This patio has come a long way, I'm very pleased with the simplicity of it.  It's not elegant or formal, but I find it very charming....maybe that's why.

This is one of my creations, it's a chandelier made from a turkey feeder.  I do seem to have a strange fixation on farm feeders, perhaps because I love anything Farmhouse related.
Over the years, I've made and sold dozens of these at shoppe, but this one is just for 5th Place!


 The greenery is from a tree in the back yard that needed trimming.  Can it get more simple....or lovely?
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These are my favorite new arrival at the store.  A bud vase and place card holder in one.  I love the fluted ribbed glass....aren't they simple and pretty?  They would be lovely for a wedding, don't you think?

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46 comments:

Alaina said...

Now that is definately a special dinner. Beautiful, it is hard to say what I love best. Your originality shows, great job in the before and after. Enjoy your porch.

Lisa said...

I love seeing all your beautiful projects come together on your lovely patio! What a romantic setting. And your turkey feeder chandie is the cat's meow.:)

My Yellow House said...

That is my dream space! I dream and plead with my husband everyday for a pation like that - it's like something out of a fairy tale ~ it's beautiful. I might curl up on the swing and never leave! :)
Sarah

Carrie said...

I have to confess... eating in ANY room of that magestic place would be special to me! ;)

Creations By Cindy said...

This is beautiful! I especially love your turkey chandi! Girl....that is amazing! it is so pretty....love the you folded and placed the napkins in the plate! Be blessed. Cindy

Sharon Haynie said...

Wishing it was warm enough here in the mtns of Colorado to eat on the patio! What a great table!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just gorgeous, Laurie Anna! I love this type of look myself for an outdoor space. I just love your feeder chandelier! Very clever and with the greenery it is stunning. What a great place this will be to hang out day or night! Enjoy it!

faerwillow said...

~simply warm and inviting...you have created a truly magical place to wine and dine yourselves....warm wishes and brightest blessings~

slommler said...

What a fabulous room! I love the turkey feeder light.
Beautifully presented!
Hugs
SueAnn

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Okay, that chandeleir wins, hands down, my favorite thing I've seen all month! Amazing!

Have a wonderful Thursday,
Anne

Rochelle said...

I am definitely crushing on that chandelier! I have a chicken feeder in my garden but I don't think it has the same impact that your TURKEY feeder has!
Such a lovely transformation you've done on that patio-must be a treat to eat there!
xoxo
Rochelle

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Lovely porch Laurie Anna. Simple yet cozy and very inviting.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a very beautiful space, and your table is so invited.

Hugs
Charo

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your patio is indeed, charming. Dining isn't a matter of an expensive dinnewares & magical place & stuffs.

This is so real and I give U a toast for your simplicity yet with that word: ELEGANCE.

Ciao...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your porch is wonderful and that chandelier is totally amazing. Love your pretty table. It is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Very charming and pretty, I love the chandelier you made it's gorgeous.

Amy R. said...

LOVE it! Can I come by for dinner?
Amy

Tricia said...

LOVE this simple and elegant table! And I am totally charmed by your turkey feeder chandelier!

Debbie said...

Well, that's just lovely. I love the chandelier! So very creative. I really like the bud vase place card holders too.

Mimi said...

I am in love with that turkey feeder chandelier...it is fantastic!

Laura said...

This is simply amazing.
And yes, it is elegant- in my favorite way which is all about comfort and treats for the eye.
I always enjoy visiting your blog-

I am a Texas blogger too-
stop by if you have time.

Laura

White Spray Paint

McCarthy Designs said...

Wow, your patio looks fantastic! I love the whole ambience that you have created and the table setting looks gorgeous. Looking at your photos makes me want to rush home and work on our outdoor area right now! xx

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

What a beautiful space you have created. Love your lighting - love that bench - it all looks so welcoming and cozy!

Ruby Grace's said...

Oh wow...What a romantic, wonderful place to have dinner! I love the light. You are so creative. I told my friends that we are stopping by your place while we are at Canton this time. Hopefully we will see you.
Denis

unique unique design said...

This all looks just wonderful. What a great chandelier. I know you'll enjoy that fab porch.
marcie

fiberdoodles said...

Oh it looks just wonderful. Such a warm and cozy spot for a lovely dinner. And the turkey feeder chandelier is fabulous! I love it!!

Kathy Sue said...

That dern chandie is so cute it makes me want to just slap myself ... Or my husband !!! ha. I love it Laurie.Love your blog to.Fun fun,, tell everyone hello for me.Do you need anything priced?? love Kathy (Tina`s sister)

Elsie said...

Boy that is a special dinner alright. WOW!! I just love your
patio now.:O)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Your setting is stuuning and I LOVE what you have done with the Turkey Feeder. Gorgeous! So creative - I just adore the unusual! Very pretty!

Lisa said...

Your patio is amaaaaazing! I am totally in love with the chandelier ..just awesome.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I spotted your link right away. I have been trying to think of a new way to light my back porch. Would have never thought of that idea. It is so beautiful. The whole area is great.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh this is so creative! I love your whole patio but that light is sooo different. Love it!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your turkey feeder light fixture is a brilliant idea! It looks so lovely! It makes me smile to think about what my former farmer grandparents would think about such a thing. :)

this blessed nest said...

love EVERYTHING about it!

the chandelier, the slipcovers, & of course having dinner on the patio is always a fave!!!

it is all charming & beautiful!

Johanna said...

Hi. I like this turkey feeder lamp. That is a very creative idea. The room and table look very charming.
Greetings, Johanna

Katie said...

Gorgeous! And I love that you took the photos at night. It looks so romantic!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I love the light and the slipcovers!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Only you would come up with the idea of turning a turkey feeder into a chandelier! I think it is great. What a creative lady you are and the porch is so lovely.
Hugs,
Sherry

The Painted Home said...

I LOVE this. We have a chicken feeder that I was about to toss out. Now I know what to do with it! Thank YOu!!How did you do it?

angie said...

What a beautiful patio! I would so enjoy dinner there. Now, where can I find some type of feeder?

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh I love this! So glad I went back over old posts I missed this week! Really beautiful, what a special place to have dinner. That turkey feeder chandi is sooo cool, love it, I can see why you've sold so many. I was tooooooo busy to play along on Rescue Crew Review this week but will definitely be ready next time! Theresa

Samantha said...

Gorgeous, it has a real 'effortless elegance' feel!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello LaurieAnna! I have visited your blog off and on through Cherry Hill Cottage but decided to finally become a follower. What a LOVELY Blog you have! I want to thank you for showing a picture of your chicken/turkey feeder lantern. We moved to our little 5 acre farm in the middle of no-where (we love it!) with it's little cottage farmhouse last June. At one time years ago it was a chicken growing operation and we have a barn load of old chicken feeders that I've been wondering what to do with. I thought of a feeder and got my hubby to put holes in the bottom of one but I LOVE what you did with yours! I'm thinking that this would make the perfect light for the screened in porch Mr Fixit plans to build on later this summer. THANK YOU so much for the inspiration! I love your little cottage and what you've done with it and I'm looking forward to reading your archives. I hope you have a wonderful day....Maura :)

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Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautifully cozy place to have dinner, LA! Lovin' that feeder chandy, too! You're a genius! :)

xoxo laurie

La Fleur Shabby Homestyle and Flowers said...

Hallo, bin gerade auf deinen wunderschönen Blog aufmerksam geworden, er gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut. Ich werde dich ab jetzt öfters besuchen und freue mich schon auf die nächsten Bilder von dir:-))

Bis bald und liebe Grüße

Brigitte