Many tables have been set on the northwest corner of the porch. In all those years I have never thought to make that space into an outdoor dining room.

This summer, as I was lugging a table onto the porch for the zillionth time, it finally struck me... having a permanent outdoor living space would be lovely on the porch.








The view is blissfully bucolic and changes from season to season. It is very private and quiet. Nature's music is usually our only noise. And yes, that is corn in the background. StoneGable is surrounded by fields of corn on 3 sides this year!


As most things in my decorating life, this room  slowly evolved. I'm not a rush-right-in kind of gal! I like to think about design and elements, even if they are as simple as this new livable space.

There is still work to be done... hanging lanterns, tiebacks, outdoor sound system, monogrammed pillows and more planters. I will post about the room when it is completed.







Even though this space is not finished I could not wait to set a table here.
Today's tablescape was inspired by my outdoor dinning room!








Black, white and bright "Macaw" green, a dramatic color palate, coordinates with the colors used on the porch.








The table is set for a leisurely breakfast. Morning is my favorite time on this side of the porch.








Everyday black place mats, freshly washed and ironed , make there blog debut! They are simple and comfortable and familiar! They make any dish on them POP!

Because the tablescape colors are so limited, mixing the plate patterns gives interest and sass to my breakfast table!


















Hydrangea blooms float in the flower inspired bowl.









Bright green flatware is festive on this table! It looks striking against the black place mat.








Green bubble glasses are an old standby and favorite. They work so perfectly with this table.








New everyday mugs will quickly be filled with hot coffee! A morning must here at StoneGable! These mugs came home with me on a recent trip to HomeGoods. There shape and distinctive handles make drinking out of them such a treat!













Casual green woven napkin rings gather up a duo of summery napkins. Black and white checked napkins are complimented by white napkins with a big ric-rac edge (Pier 1). The look of crisp napkins is a simple pleasure!














Each place setting is a cheery welcome to the breakfast table.




















Freshly picked hydrangeas fill small green glazed pots.













Repeating this element across the table is a pretty and fresh look.










Next to the table is a pot spilling over with annuals. This planter softens the stone corner and wall.





















The little table is ready for breakfast... and so am I!











THE MENU
Herb and Cheese Crepes
Brown Sugar Bacon
Zucchini Coffee Cake
Fresh Berries
Coffee
Pineapple Orange Spritzer










 
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