Here are some views of the table that include the china cabinet. The cloth napkins are actually Ikea dish towels. I love using these towels for napkins, since they are so large, they work wonderfully for messy meals.
When you look down the porch, you can see our daybed and the antique trunk we use as a coffee table. You can see more of the back porch by clicking on this these previous back porch posts, here.
Our elegant “fancy” dining table is actually a 7 foot pine farm table I purchased at Marburger Farms in Round Top a few years back.
You’ll recognize the Ikea enamelware pitcher I use a lot.
The stems are an assortment of vintage and MIL crystal. To be honest, I inherited so much crystal, that I moved my extras out here. (Yes, I know I am blessed to have extras.)
These pressed glass bowls sparkle in the sun as it sets on the horizon. I know many of you are buttoning up your outdoor areas for the winter, but here in Texas, this is prime back porch weather. It should be great outdoors most days until about July. It looks like crystal in the photos, but it’s not.
These are the dishes we got at our wedding.
The white soup tureen is from my MIL’s house. (Peggy made me keep it.)