Thursday, September 10, 2015

OUTDOOR NIGHTTIME DINING, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Nighttime Dining, photo courtesy of Houzz.com
We're not quite here yet, but that's why we save/post these photos, so that when we ARE ready, we have inspiration.  Seeing this tree, the wide open pasture, the table for two and the hanging lanterns...I can't imagine a more perfect dinner outside someday.  

It looks like the first thing I need to do is keep an eye out for a sale on lanterns somewhere, ha. Hope you are having a good week.  I've been getting home late and haven't had a chance to get to reply to your wonderful snake comments (and yesterday's) but I'll catch up.

Be inspired!

26 comments:

  1. I don't know if Walgreen's has enough Viagra in stock for that night! :-)

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    1. You win the internet....that is hilarious!!! Thanks for the hearty laugh today. :-)

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  2. i did this same thing years ago in my back garden. it's so pretty.

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    1. Yay for you! I bet it's gorgeous in your gardens!

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    1. It is isn't it? Hey we can dream right?

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  4. Hmm ... seems like you'd be dining with the bugs buzzing around at you. Give me a screen porch. Much nicer.

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    1. LOL! A voice of reason and practically, ha. I hear ya.

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  5. Romantic. And, as Marcia said, bug-filled. And there is very little which is romantic about scratching and itching. Or insect spray.
    Love the lanterns, and suspect I would be v happy to see them - and eat somewhere else.

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  6. Beautiful!! I also imagine this completely mosquito free... ;-)

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    1. Yep, it would definitely have to be that for sure. ;-)

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    1. Heck even without the table and chairs the lanterns are gorgeous huh? thanks!

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  8. Ace Hardware sells oil lamps
    http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3505128
    and yard fogger ;-)
    http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1367461

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    1. WOW! RED lanterns!! You rock, I am going to check that out, thank you so much.

      Yard fogger, now that's funny (and practical, ha).

      Thanks so much!!! We love our blog friends!

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  9. I say go ahead and have your night time romantic lantern tree lit picnic___in the fall. Bugs are mostly gone, critters are crawling through the grass as badly and it won't be as blooming hot. We want the same look for the lake, but we both agree it needs to be a fall night.

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    1. Well thank you for that....I was thinking there were probably only a few times a year that would be nice, and yep Fall would be good. Cool! And bug free!

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  10. Perfect romantic setting providing you use Alot of Citronella candles, Lots of Yard Guard and put plenty of bug spray and by the time you do all that, the romance has faded.
    Now, screen that area in with a screened in canopy or gazebo, totally different story

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    1. Ha, party pooper! LOL! But you are right, especially here in Texas.

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    2. :} Yuppers; I'm the party pooper of the bunch.
      I just don't like eating out side when I have to chance the flies away and being bitten by them darn little blood suckers.
      I like to enjoy my meal without being bothered by them little nasty bugs trying to take over me and my meal.
      Guess a person could always plug in a small fan to create some breeze and that would help in keeping the insects away. :}

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  11. Others beat me to it, but yes, in the fall, it works. Better with a little fire pit for warmth. We don't quite have the lanterns, but we have the outdoor dining done as often as possible, the fire crackling ready for a comfy chair and a cold beer, once we are post bug weather.

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    1. Love a fire pit, that's on our short list. I bet it's nice on a crisp evening to have the fire and definitely a comfy chair. Yay for you! Enjoy and thanks!!

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  12. I love eating outdoors. I put citronella candles around the perimeter of the yard before mosquitoes think about getting out and about. nothing deters me from eating outdoors when I entertain. One table always has an array of bug sprays for people to use.

    One of the most romantic eating occasions was in May when the wisteria bloomed all around.There were no flies or mosquitoes. A breeze blew gently. My friend had grilled something for us on my grill while I cooked indoors. He was a helpful guy, taking things as I brought them to the porch. He was tall and could reach up and get them and put them on the table.

    We sat there and both commented on how romantic the setting was that evening. Sadly, we both like guys and he was 20 years younger than I. But, he was the most helpful guy I have ever met, funny, great company. We never argued or had a tense moment. Even though we were not attracted to each other, we did recognize how romantic the occasion was.

    Mosquitoes love me, but I can get rid of them before the occasion in my yard!

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