Thursday, April 25, 2013

INSPIRATION THURSDAY, OUTDOOR DINING


Many of you who have followed our journey know that we have this great old tree we named "Barnabas".  It has a great open area under it where I want to put a dining table and I'm always looking for inspiration for lighting and seating.

A wonderful FOF (Friend of the Farm), The Happy Hippy, saw this and emailed it to me.  She is just the sweetest thing to think of us.  She has a blog but has also transitioned to a beautiful Facebook page as well that links from her blog.

I love the simple white tablecloth and the wicker chair.  The lights are also neat, and would work well in our tree area.  That's on our project list for this year so I'll have to keep photos like this and others on hand.

Have a great day,

Be Inspired...

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14 comments:

Sandy said...

1st Man,

I love this picture your friend sent you. It's a great idea to be able to relax under a tree on your property and have a relaxing meal with the ones you love.

You could also place a candle chandelier in your tree. I've see some really beautiful but simple candle chandeliers hang from tree's at parties.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this is too pretty. i saw the coolest thing that you might like. you take the fabric off of an old golf umbrella and string tiny white light along the frame. hang it by the handle upside down and plug it in and you have a chandelier! if i can find a pic i will send it to you!

Linda said...

That photo is so cool! I love the idea. Barnabas will look fantastic decked out in lights!

Laurie said...

I like this as well, down home countrified pretty, I'm going to check out her blog!

Casa Mariposa said...

Love it!! What a magnificent tree! I'd want to spend all day at that table. :o)

Alison said...

Fairy lights are always lovely at night. I think it's a great idea and a lovely picture.

The Happy Hippy said...

Thank you so very much for the kind words 1st Man, you are such a sweetie.
I have a number of photos that I have gathered, and think I have the umbrella fairylight idea jaz@octoberfarm mentioned - I'll see if I can find it.

Very happy to have any of you FOF join me, either over at my blog (which may encourage me to actually write more regularly) or on the FB page which is updated daily at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Happy-Hippy/269710913099463?ref=tn_tnmn
:)

1st Man said...

I'm going to have to work on that area soon. Once the garden beds are up and running, I'm going to focus on the dining tree area. I'm going to have to google some pictures to decide how to do it just right. :-)

1st Man said...

Wow, that's a great idea. I'll have to google it and see if I can find it. I actually have an old patio umbrella, but a smaller than normal one, that was old and worn out and I hadn't wanted to throw it away. I just might have to see what I can do with that. Thank you for the suggestion.

1st Man said...

He does need to be decked out in light huh? :-)

1st Man said...

She lives in paradise, literally, ha. This isn't her tree and property, just a photo she found online somewhere and thought of us, but her blog has some beautiful photos that she has taken.

1st Man said...

It's pretty huh? I'd spend all day there too. I'm afraid when we get our tree all fixed up, I might feel the same way ha.

1st Man said...

Thanks, we'll hope to have it done one of these days and you'll be out there to enjoy. :-)

1st Man said...

Well I meant every word. Everyone should visit your blog and your facebook page, Your facebook page actually might make me want to do the same. Thanks again!!