Welcome! I am so happy you could join us and I am very excited to be participating in my first blog hop which is entitled, Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop, August 1-5, 2016 put together by Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate. Being my first blog hop, I had plenty of questions for her. Of course, the first being can I have an alfresco tablescape set up indoors. As you can imagine, Wisconsin is having some beastly hot and humid weather with temperatures near 100 degrees with oppressive dew points. I was relieved to learn that I could avoid melting my tableware and set up my Tropical Paradise tablescape in the sun room/dining room.
Now what would alfresco dining be without some elements from the exotic tropics ? I have always had a fascination with Bora Bora, a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. The island known for its breathtaking views and glass-bottom bungalows which reside over the crystal clear water is the perfect place to lounge and dine on your own deck overlooking some of the most beautiful turquoise water. When life was throwing its difficulties my way, it was always comforting to joke with friends and colleagues that some day soon they could visit me at my new address......a bungalow above the pristine water of Bora Bora.
Although you can already judge by my previous statement regarding Wisconsin weather that I have not yet realized my fantasy plans. So the next best thing is to create a bit of the beautiful setting of Bora Bora right here in Wisconsin. So come along with me as we explore what it would be like to indulge in some alfresco dining on the island of Bora Bora, one of the most stunning islands in the world.
This napkin fold reminds me of the beautiful Red Anthurium that grows on the island.
The colorful, floral tableware, which is made in Indonesia, is called Natural Curiosities by 222 Fifth Avenue. I am not paid to endorse 222 Fifth Avenue, but I do love their tableware designs.
The Anthurium napkin makes a greater impact for the table in a upright, standing position.
What about a tropical drink to go with the luscious fruit and dip?
Night time candlelight is a must for magnificent island ambiance.
Of course, every tropical table setting shouldn't be without the cute paper umbrellas and umbrella straws.
A few "tropical-looking" flowers and plants among the outside landscape.
The Anthurium napkin fold resembles some of the lush, vibrant green hosta (pictured above) that grows outside the dining room window.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to tropical paradise. Don't forget to visit some of the other participants in the Alfresco Tablescape Blog Hop: