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Dining Alfresco

Dining Alfresco / Thou Swell

Now that it’s Spring, it’s time to enjoy the warm weather and longer days with alfresco dinners on the porch, deck, or patio (or an open window)! Set the perfect table with these essentials…

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As it gets dark, turn on lanterns for warm lighting that will make the dinner feel even more intimate. Our lanterns were a recent purchase from Target, who has got a fantastic selection of lanterns this year. We added flame-less candles to the lanterns, which are set to a timer and automatically turn on each night!

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Go foraging in the yard for some blooms. I found white azaleas, lenten roses, columbine, and a fern frond. Look for three or four flowers or leaves with different sized blooms/foliage and complementing colors. Thanks to my Momma for putting this little arrangement together!

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Plates, bowls, and glasses are all opportunities to add another hue to the palette of the table – just make sure you don’t go overboard. Pick one and make sure it corresponds with the arrangement and the overall aesthetic of the table. In this case, these green plates continued an overall neutral palette from the table’s surrounding and the arrangement.

(palm leaves via rushhhhhh on Instagram)

See more photos and a video(!) after the jump…

Dining Alfresco / Thou Swell

Dining Alfresco / Thou Swell

Directed by yours truly and graciously filmed by my little sister.

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