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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

OUTSIDE TABLE FOR TWO, PLEASE...





Being a little cooler weather, we wanted to have a good dinner outside..
so...we lit the candles and started the grill...
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A lovely TABLE FOR TWO..

Red and White...
what else ?



A glass of our favorite BLACKBERRY WINE..

MR. SWEET grilled steak strips and veggies..
Hot rolls and butter and a little salad.

I was glad to get a few shots of THE BLUE HOUR...
so many trees around our cottage, the sky is just a spot in our backyard....

"I see the moon...
the moon sees me.
God bless the moon...
God bless me.."
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By the time for dessert, we headed back inside for
coffee and cake...
and......ITALIAN ICE...

...with this wonderful cake that
I can't remember just where I got the recipe.
IT WAS FROM A BLOGGER...
and I am so so sorry to say, I have NO idea WHO.
Full of APRICOTS and ALMONDS...
SO GOOD.
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linking with TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
FOODIE FRIDAY
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY
TICKLED PINK FRIDAY
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My thanks to all the beautiful hosts...

43 comments:

Julie Harward said...

We ate out side on the deck tonight too, we had to, it was so beautiful...we didn't do it up as nice as you did though! I love the candles and the red! :D

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
How gorgeous you table setting looks and I love the candles. How pretty they look by the night light.

Ofcourse I love red. It has always been my weakness. Red...Redder and even the Reddest you have ever seen.

Now that little moon photo and the poem as always BJ a beautiful touch. I love it and I thank you so much for sharing with me tonight. What a treasure you are my friend.

Have a gorgeous day tomorrow. As always I loved my visit. You are the hostess with the mostess.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO pretty BJ... The red and white is perfect for your outdoor setting, AND WOW have you made me hungry... Hugs, Donna

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a romantic table setting! That dinner looked mighty yummy too!
Hugs,
Penny

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Awww what a lovely evening...your sweetie did a good job with those steak strips. Table looks great. Thanks for stopping by my little blog. I also have to tell you that I love the rooster piece of furniture in your banner. I LOVE ROOSTERS!!!1

arkie said...

Lovely! How nice to enjoy dinner with the one you love!

Kathleen said...

A perfect table for 2! You have the life Miss BJ! Everyday something new!
lovin' the results! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks like such a fun table for two. I think I need to set an outside table this weekend!

Weezer said...

Oh, what a wonderful setting. I'll be glad when it gets a tad bit cooler outside where we can do a similar thing. Too many skeeters now at sundown.
Tht such a lovely idea. And y'all are both so cute!
Weezer

Southern Lady said...

Such a pretty setting, BJ, and a romantic dinner for you and Mr. Sweet under the blue Texas sky. Does it get any better than that?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your outside table is very pretty, I'm lovin' those candle holders!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a magical evening! You make every day special! ♥

Sailing Simply said...

Thank you for your sweet comments! I just love your setting too! This is very romantic! I love those big hurricane candles and your background as well! Gorgeous flowers! There is a small winery nearby that I follow on FB and they have been adversting the rasberry wine. I am so tempted to go there and get some now after seeing your post! Oh, and I hope you don't mind I am borrowing your Southern quote on your header to post on my FB status. That is just so true! LOL! Have a happy Labor Day!

Southern Queen Bee said...

Oh it is still so hot and humid to get to eat outside here, but I enjoyed looking at your beautiful pictures. The pictures of the blue sky were really cool. I had to laugh at your dessert and not knowing where you got the reciepe from. I do that all the time see things on blogs and for get where. I bought a notebook to help with that, but haven't used it yet! HAHA
Have a great holiday, Missy

Chic Creations said...

What a darling table setting. Very pretty. I just love your blog. It has such a down home feeling. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

Wonderful dinner and such a beautiful outdoor setting!...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table is gorgeous and the setting is wonderful. Love the steak and salad too. Now as for dessert, that looks way too good. Sounds like the perfect evening. Hugs, Marty

Rita said...

What a romantic table, evening and meal. Isn't a delight to be at our age and still have the thrill and health to enjoy each other.
Since we've been married; I have always made sure we had one evening a week for just him and I.
Not always easy with 4 boys, but it worked and we celebrated 47 years this summer.

Kristen White said...

Beautiful table setting and your dinner looks delicious!!!! I can't wait for cooler weather to arrive here!
Kristen

The Swedish Room said...

Hi BJ, What a wonderful idea for a cool summer night. What a beautiful tablescape. Everything is just so romantic. Thanks for stopping by.
The Swedish Room

JEANNE said...

How romantic after 50 years. You and Mr. Sweet are so darling together. I love your tablescape as always bj. There you go again, following with a delicious dessert. Did I tell you I am trying to diet? Smile.

I love your blue hour photos, they are so pretty with or without the moon.
Love you bunches,
Jeanne xoxoxo

Theresa said...

Would you and Mr. Sweet PLEASE open a restaurant halfway between where you live and where I live? I believe that ALL of your food looks like it is made for a contest:) Gorgeous and I KNOW tasty too! Have a sweet day my friend! HUGS!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What else? You know I love it!
Brenda

Debbie said...

As if the table were not pretty enough,and the food were not delicious looking, you added the blue hour! That part was my favorite. Loved it,and loved your table for two.

Mimi said...

Love your red and white table for two!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hasn't the cooler weather been perfect for a beautiful dinner outside? this has become such a treat for Earl and I, to be able to linger over a wonderful dinner in the garden seems even more romantic than going out to a restaurant because we just sit outside and talk for as long as we want. Setting a beautiful table as you did, makes it even more romantic and pretty. I love this BJ!

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous post BJ! Love the dreamy blue sky shots.

Your music is wonderful too!
~Melissa :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You got some cooler weather!!!! Ohhhh wonderful!!!! I'm so glad for you!!!

It's supposed to be less hot here, tomorrow/Fri., as well.

Then comes the hurricane of course. lol.

Ohhhhh do they have Blueberry Wine too? I ask because I'm back to only being supposed to eat blueberries and pears, in fruits. So when you said... a berry wine... I thought of blueberry. :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhh yes! The Blue Hour! I love calling twilight, by that name. Well, I love to TRY to call it "L'heure Blu."

But being too lazy to go to the translation site, who knows how that *French* came out??? -giggles-

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Back again! ,-)

I love the white background on your blog!!!! Love it!!!! And the pretty new Header Pic!

Love your blog look!!!

And... [I just rattle on, don't I?] Don't flying bugs and mosquitoes bother you, while eating outside in the evening? If I tried that, I'd be eaten alive, well before I ate my food. -sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-

Sweetladyelaine said...

It is a lovely table for two! How gorgeous your table looks! I do love red & white! What a perfect setting! Thank you for sharing.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You did get the blue hour...how pretty. We haven't eaten outside one time this summer. It was just too hot and still has been. Hopefully, we are to have a beautiful weekend...and we will have a chance to use that deck of ours!

Of course I love your red and whites.

Marlis said...

Beautiful blow hour shot. Your table is so very pretty. I love those big candles!!! REd and white is always so fun and stylish.

Debbie said...

Hi BJ!!~ What a fun scene you set outdoors for you and your hubby. I love the reds, and the food looked divine:) Have a great weekend. Debbie

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
How lovely to sit outside to eat. It is still much too hot here fo rthat But I am looking forward to it soon. That cake looks so yummy
Hugs, Rhondi

Margaret Almon said...

That blackberry wine looks delicious! I love the moon photo--my dh has started a series of posts of songs about the moon, which I thought you might enjoy.
http://stratoz.blogspot.com/2010/09/moon-jazz-iii-with-some-help.html

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh BJ, you always have the best post! And I have just recently learned about the blue hour and took many photos the other night...It was fun. You need to come on over to my blog and read the latest post...NOW! xoxo

Jennifer said...

Hey Miss BJ!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I joined your site a few weeks ago and I love it!!! You are hilarious!! I'm hungry now with all that good looking food! Your table scape is so pretty!!!

Take care and have a good weekend!
Jennifer

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hi...I put up a picture of what I made last night with one of the salad dressings. I've tried 2 of them, they are really good aren't they?

Miss Merry said...

Your table is so cute and so summer. Perfect for outdoor cooking and dinner. My mouth was watering at the sight of the food - What a ymmmmmmy meal! You and your husband are so lucky to have each other!

Entertaining Women said...

You achieved a perfect blend of plates in your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

Holly said...

I love nothing more than eating outside! Lanterns and a great meal and I am a happy woman!