Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Alfresco Dining

I love to entertain outdoors. In my opinion, everything tastes better outdoors. Here I set up the table for a last minute gathering for a few friends for cocktails on my patio.













These personalized cocktail napkins are a gift from my sister-in-law, Malathi.






Maidenhair fern is my all time favorite.



For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website komalinunna.com.
  
Please join Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, visit Cindy for Show and Tell and Melissa for The inspired room.

21 comments:

  1. What a pretty garden spot for outdoor dining. I'm sure everything tastes wonderful at your table.

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  2. What a gorgeous setting, and I love the maidenhair fern, too!

    And your dishes! I adore paisley, and those crescent shaped dishes are SO wonderful! Love that pattern and the colors, too.

    Thanks for sharing. I bet your friends had fun wtih you!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. What a wonderful setting! I love your napkins, too. Your patio is delightful.

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  4. Komali, I adore your garden so much. It looks so exotic and so green like a magic djungle. That's such a nice scenery for your tables. And the green continues on the table with the dainty ferns. I like that. I am sure your guest have felt very good joining your cocktail party and had a lot of fun and delicious food and drinks.
    Greetings, Johanna .

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  5. Love the plants and the dishes. Everything looks perfect!

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  6. Your garden is wonderful. Your table is fabulous. Such a delight to sit out and dine there.

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  7. I especially love that tablecloth! The glasses are delightful too!

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  8. Very nice setting-everything does taste better outside!

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  9. Love the maidenhair topiary! The whole thing is so pretty!

    love,kelee

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  10. Oh my goodness! What a very pretty garden setting! Just beautiful.
    ~Liz

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  11. This looks like an inviting place to sit and relax, and to have a good meal. It looks so pretty out there on your patio! I love maidenhair ferns too, and have several around the deck. They are very delicate and add a special touch!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  12. Komali, that is a beautiful setting for a sip and chat, with all your lush plants...love the yin/yang shaped plates but I have my eye glued to the lime stemware!

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  13. Hi, I love your outdoor space, your table and pretty plates look so lovely. I love the touch of your personalized cocktail napkins, what a sweet gift from your sister-in-law.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  14. very lovely setting.. and looks like you gonna have fun outdoor!

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  15. Sigh...swoon...my heart is going pitter pat.

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  16. oh wow! that just looks lovely :)lovethe pattern on the dishes!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  17. What a charming outdoor setting. Everything is so pretty.

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  18. What a pretty garden setting! Love the tablecloth, dishes and flatware too!

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  19. The garden is heavenly beautiful. With that napkin? I love to grab some of those. So, cute!

    Good if you live in a tropical country. But living up northern Europe with below -27 to 30 degress isn't fun sitting outdoors. However, we use to grab stuffs and sit on the snow with warm choco in hands.

    Happy weekday.

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  20. Hello! I hopped over from Linda at Lime in the Coconut and ever so happy I did. Lovely blog you have...beautiful yard and yummy food. I'll be back! **blows kisses** Deb

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