Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A TROPICAL SUMMER EVENING



Can you tell we are ready for summer, Pina Coladas, tropical flowers and a warm summer breeze, you gotta love it... Don't forget to turn your music up to put you in the mood, the proper mood hee hee hee.............






YUM YUMMY Pineapple, coconut milk, rum.......yummy

Recipe for 23 oz. light rum 4 oz. coco lopez coconut milk
4 oz pineapple juice
2 cups crushed ice


put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, garnish with pineapple and cherry... Sometimes I use TGIF pina colada, it comes in a bottle and it already has the rum and everything in it, just add lots of ice to the blender and maybe a little bit more rum and your good to go.....






I will serve these drinks with straws and ice tea spoons...they are thick and delightful. Since this tablescape is for an early dinner I will put the drinks in the freezer when they start to melt until we are ready for them....not to long though......they should actually be served as soon as they are made...




The napkin rings and napkins are from World Market, I think they are so colorful and You will see them again for sure.... The napkin flower rings feel like a gel, very strange....





The small pink flamingos were my Moms and don't they look right at home.......





The glasses for the drinks are from GW and were 50 cents each.....They are from a cruise ship and have the word Salute on the front of the glass in white......since the drink is white you cannot see the word.....I purchased some stickers to make the glasses more tropical.....I love using stickers from Michaels, they are fun and can be left on the glasses, taken off and used again or tossed out....gotta love that....You may just see these glasses with stars and stripes on them for July 4th and then the word Salute will look perfect....If you want to keep the stickers on the glasses, just wash them by hand and they will be ready for your next Big Hula Night......





The place mats are from Michaels and are large leaves in the silk flower dept. I removed the stems and love the look....Would you believe I bought one a week for 4 weeks so I could use my 40% discount coupon, it was like a quest for me not to pay the full price..... Mr. S. just shakes his head....







I used my ebay champagne bucket for the flowers.....they are from my neighbors bush...







Watch out for those flamingos............









I found the four small plates and the platter at Marshals on the sale table for 2.00 each, love the way they bring the wonderful colors of summer to the table..........

















Soon we will have to do a dinner up by the fireplace, thats one of our favorite places...















Sorry I am not writing a lot, I am struggling with this darned carpel tunnel syndrome, still have to get to the hand specialist, hope the pictures tell most of the story....






This is just a shot of the light in the top of the gazebo where our dinner is.......





AH evening time, I have been waiting to join the blue sky watching with susan from naps on the porch...it happens here around 8:25PM wow do those skies turn blue, but not for long....


Lighting a few candles and we are ready, bring on those blue skies......what time do they come in your area?







They have arrived, blue skies all around, a warm subtle breeze and don't forget our Pina Coladas.............












Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit and maybe got some inspiration to create your own tropical summer evening.....Please leave a comment I read them all and love hearing from you....If you have any questions I will be happy to answer as soon as I can....Thank you susan @ between naps on the porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday and Marty @ a stroll thru life with tabletop Tuesday and the Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wed. My Romantic Home for show and tell Friday


56 comments:

  1. My chiropractor worked on my wrists when they started to hurt. I also have a tight band to wear at night that helps. Velcros around my wrist. Love the tablescape. I have that silver vegetable tray. Love the leaf chargers and I have done the back to back Michael's with coupons, they take Joanne's too in the same check out.

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  2. Oh I want to sit right down and join you. It is just incredible. I simply adore the flamingos. The table is perfect. What an inspiration.

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  3. I hope you feel better soon and can write all you want...but for now I am amazed at how beautiful your table setting is. I am still trying to figure out how you did the glasses with stickers. My hubby walked through and I showed HIM the photos of your table! WOW! It is a work of art! I love flamingos! ♥

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  4. Oh my Phyllis!

    Your table, gazebo and backyard are a real oasis resort! How wonderful to have a space so beautiful and your table is delightful!! Those drinks look so good and cold! I would love to set a table like this! Love it!

    Miss Bloomers

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  5. I love your fun tropical table. Those piña colada drinks look so refreshing, I can almost taste them. Love all the flamingos, they certainly say summer, to me. Your centerpiece is stunning.
    Hope you find relief from the carpal tunnel, Phyllis.

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  6. This is a very fun table!! I love the way you decorated the glasses with stickers...clever! Of course I'm in love with the Flamingos! So hard to find vintage one's and those are wonderful. Cute plates and I must say great idea the big leaves as place mats...very clever!

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  7. My two year old daughter would LOVE all the pink! :D

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  8. Oh my goodness!! It's gorgeous and SO tropical!! Take me away....

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  9. Ooooh Phyllis this just took my breath away...It's just Beautiful girl...what can I say...it seem like each one is do is elegant and better than the next...Oh girl friend I want my book from you...I share these with my hubs and even he said they are beautiful and girl this is a man that thinks matching paper plates with solo cups are fine dining ha ha!!

    Your outdoor setting with the pool and the fireplace oh you are indeed living in my house girl...My house wants to be yours when it grows up...Just totaly, drooling, breathtaking awesome girl Another signature table by none other than PHYLLIS you never disapoint this ole lady my friend...
    And dang it all girl I hope you get your carpal tunnel taken care of and soon...I so worry about you my friend...Many Blessing to you and your Hubs..as I know he helped you with this...Hugs and smiles to you, Gl♥ria

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  10. Oh my, your yard is amazing. I love the gazebo and the beautiful pool and fireplace. So pretty and inviting. The table is fabulous. I love your bright summer citrus colors. They are definitely my favorite at the moment. Using stickers on the glasses is just about the neatest idea ever. I would never have thought of that. The flamingo's are just tooooooo cute. Everything is lovely. I really like that you used silver with this setting, I think it is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Oh my!!! Your tablescape is stunning. And so is the background. I just love, love, love everything about your tablescape. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. Love the bright summer colors and that pina colada looks yummy. I can almost smell the rum and the coconut. Very pretty. I'm a socal girl, too and will be looking for that blue sky tomorrow, around 8:25 you say...Enjoy your dinner party. Patty

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  13. WOW! I think that's my most favorite tablescape ever! Is that bad grammar? I think so. Most favorite????? But it expresses what I want to say. Gotta try the stickers on the glasses trick.....

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  14. My kind of table...love that Florida look and since I'm sitting here in Florida with my dad for a few weeks...the timing is perfect. I love the flamingos...they remind me of my Florida visits as a child and the old motels. The flowers are gorgeous...the plates, perfect. Love it all!

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  15. Wow! I love this tablescape. The colors are so pretty and I love the leaf placemat idea. Very clever.

    Your back yard is so pretty. Looks like a high price resort!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  16. Wow!I love everything!This table is really amazing!Your centerpiece is gorgeous!Kisses from Italy,Anna

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  17. Your tablescape really has the WOW factor!

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  18. Just beautiful, Phyllis! I love the flamingos and the whole table looks great; I don't know which is my favorite feature. You have a beautiful yard, too!

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  19. What amazing tablascape, yes it the sprit of the summer. Also love the "Piña Colada"

    Hugs
    Charo

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  20. I absolutely LOVE your table!!! I have those same napkins and use them all the time and I wish I had the plates! The flowers you chose are perfect and I adore your moms' little flamingos. An absolutely gorgeous table! This is a table I could sit at for hours!! Thanks for sharing!
    Susan

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  21. I can feel the warm breeze and taste your yuumy drink (even though I have never had one). Every detail is screaming SUMMER and time by the pool. Would love to see a posting of your outdoor area. I will be putting in a pool in a few years, and I love getting ideas. Yours looks like a gem! Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to feeling better soon. Sit down and relax and enjoy your tropical TT.

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  22. Wow! I love this post! Those flamingos are the cutest and the sticker idea is fantastic! Sorry about your carpel tunnel :( but your pics totally spoke for themselves :)

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  23. Hi Phyllis! Oh, you've done it again! Look at this darling table!! I love your tropical theme and all of these cute little flamingoes! Too precious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. Phyllis, this is absolutely a beautiful table. So colorful but not overpowering. And, aren't you the creative one...stickers on the glasses and large leaves for placemats....be still my heart! The setting is beautiful.

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  25. Oh my goodness this is THE most beautiful blog! I want to come have dinner with you! I love Pina Coladas and we do not have summer here in Portland (its freezing!),
    I do need to come Follow you know, this site is delightful and I wish I had found you sooner, now I have lots of catching up to do!
    I'd like to invite you to come FOLLOW La Bella Vie as well, although I am very new to the blog world (March) and mine isn't anything like this beautiful blog!
    Terry
    PS I LOVE the Flamingos, you lucky gal!

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  26. Oh and PS, Portland is sorely lacking in blue skies and warm evenings this year...I think summer will just pass us by:(

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  27. Hi Phyllis, what a gorgeous table with a gorgeous view to look out upon. Your fireplace is gorgoues. Looking forward to pictures of it... love the flamingos... how how fun. This is such a bright and happy table. Perfect for warm and humid temperatures like we've had today and then heavy rains tonight.. hugs ~lynne~

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  28. I am so in love with that table! It's just gorgeous and makes me yearn for sunny tropical days at the beach. I'd love to dine at this table. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Oh my! What a luscious setting! Every thing about it is gorgeous! I love the flamingos, too cute :0)

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  30. I keep going back to look at this fabulous tablescape! I love everything about it! You have given me so many ideas too!. Putting stickers like that on your glasses really does "theme" things without purchasing more things you have to store! I am impressed how everything goes so well together in the colour scheme you have chosen. Your mom's flamingos are the icing on the cake! And don't get me started on the gorgeous setting you have to use that tablescape in...what a gazebo and poolside area! Would love to sip one of those pina coladas there!

    DD

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  31. Gorgeous table setting, your colours just sing summer and tropical nights

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  32. phyllis!!
    a big hug to chear you up for your hands, and then..complimenti fot this colourful, magnificent tablescape.
    the photos with the blue sky behind are incredibile.
    must try that myself!
    baciuss

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  33. This is breathtaking! And not just the pina coladas! I love everything -- the cute stickers on the stemware, the napkins, the salad plates, but most of all those gorgeous hibiscus!

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  34. This is an amazing tablescape...just stunning.

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  35. Hi Phyllis,
    Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. It shocked me to see that you are new to blogging because your site looks so professional.
    I would love to ask your advice on ideas etc so that someday my little blog might look as "put together" as yours at some point. The one thing I really like is that your photos are larger than I seem to be able to do on mine. Is this done on "stretch minima"? Any advice you might have would be welcome...now you are the guru as you said about BNOTP!
    Again, this is such a lovely site and tablescape, and wow how do you find time to do all this?
    Terry

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  36. I love your table!! It's incredible. the colors, the drinks, the silver champagne bucket, the leaves, the flowers, and your backdrop..

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  37. Wow! Your table is wonderful! Everything about it just screams Tropical Paradise! I need a vacation;0) Thanks for sharing.
    ~Holly

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  38. This is such a fun table, filled with such special details. You are so clever to use stickers like that. Those colors are just perfect.

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  39. What time should I be over to toast with my tiny bubbles? I love it all especially those dishes that were such a bargain and those flamingos. OK so now I will be having this song go around and around in my head today until I am dizzy...oh someone hand me a Pina Colada please! Thanks for the fun.
    Joyce

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  40. How special! This is just too fun, love the colors, love the feel of this setting! My favorite thing though, is the flamingos, how neat-enjoy!

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  41. Your table is so inviting and romantic when the sun goes down. Love the flamingoes. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  42. Phyllis, This is the prettiest table ever! The drinks look so yummy and inviting. Thanks for sharing how you personalized the glasses. The hibiscus are gorgeous. Love the napkins and the small plates. Phyllis, this setting by your pool is fabulous! It looks like there are several lovely seating areas by the pool - what a great place to hang out. I'll go get my suit and I'll be right over! Also wanted to say that your blue hour photos are outstanding. Really gorgeous. You did such a nice job here. It looks like your own little piece of heaven. :-)
    Blessings, Beth

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  43. Now this tablescape could be transported to my home in FL anytime! I LOVE it!!!!!! The colors are gorgeous, the flamingos are beautiful, and those plates...gorgeous! Your idea of using stickers on the glasses is inspired. I never thought of doing this.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  44. I love, love, love this! One of my favorites! Those glasses are fantastic, and I love your Mom's flamingos to. They're beautiful! A perfect dining experience this is...well almost....it'd be perfect if I could be there and enjoy it all and take a dip in the pool!

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  45. Oh really, that tablescape made my day. The soft ice colors and those phantastic looking Hybiscus, the stunning charger leafs, the plates and napkins and those flamingos are the perefect imagniation of Hawaii for me. And the Pina colada brings the glass decor really to its best. That's really one of the nicest table, I have ever seen.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  46. I am from south Florida, and this gorgeous setting definitely speaks to my heart. I love it all.

    And, you know I love all of the pink. You should feature this for Pink Saturday tomorrow.

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  47. Oh to be sipping one of those sweet drinks at this beautiful table! It's beautiful! I love the pinks especially -- I just found a vintage flamingo very much like the ones that were your mothers. Loved it -- I hope mine can be scaped in such a wonderful way -- love everything you've gathered for this setting!

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  48. Wow! Everything is so colorful and amazingly beautiful. I absolutely adore Pina Colada's.:-)
    Thanks for sharing about the stickers on the glasses ~ great idea! I could sit at this table and admire the dishes, flowers and decor for a very long time. You've done such a beautiful job on this ~ very lovely.

    Hope your carpal tunnel improves. Get thee to a Dr.! :-)

    Have a blessed weekend ~
    Pat

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  49. Beverly @ My Sew Sweet StudioJune 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Phyllis, you just tickled me "pink" with your Tropical tablescape. You were so clever to use leaves for placemats. Loved your Mom's Flamingos. They were the perfect touch.
    Loved your use of the stickers on glasses...never thought about that one.
    Lucky you to have a neighbor with the perfect flower bush.
    Beautiful...the whole thing.
    Good Luck with the Carpel Tunnel.
    Short of surgery, I just live with it. My doctor gave me braces to wear at night, but when I do, my arthritis hurts in my fingers the next day. Can't win. This getting old is for the birds.
    Loved your hawaiian music. I have a DIL who is Hawaiian and she will love this.

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  50. What a perfect table. The colors are gorgeous and so are the dishes. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  51. Just beautiful! I love your stickers on glass idea.

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  52. You have outdone yourself again! LOVE LOVE LOVE the flamingos/that playful and vivid fuchsia, but how you partnered it with the elegant silver is divine!

    Hugs,
    Lana

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  53. This is so much fun! I love all of your touches. Great idea for place mats. I'm always looking for a different idea. Your's is inspriational! and I love the idea of the stickers. By usuing the one with a clear back, you'd never know. Very clever.

    Your outdoor living space is exquisite - the gazebo, the fire place. I can't wait to see a tablescape by that fire place!

    - The Tablescaper

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  54. I don't know how I missed seeing this until now!! Holy Cow this is spectacular! I want to come over and enjoy it with you! :) WOWZERS!!I love the colors, the plates, the napkins, the serving dishes, the napkin rings, the flamingos!! and hello need I say anything about your backyard!! WOW I have been wanting to hang white breeze curtains around my outdoor sitting area and this has convinced me to do it!
    Love it all!!
    Karin

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  55. YOu have just stolen my heart with this table! I swear it is beating FAST! I ADORE anything tropical! The setting is a DREAM of mine: a gazebo to sit and eat under, the POOL, and then you top it off with a glimpse of that FIREPLACE!!!!!!!! Oh it is just like a resort! I would be in heaven and have a HARD time leaving home to go to Michaels:):):) The plates are perfect, the drink, scrumptious.....Sorry, I am truly gushing:):):) XO, Pinky

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