All Aboard


I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~



Instead of setting a table on my porch, I packed a picnic and set the pontoon for this week’s tablescape. . .



We had the a few mornings of temperatures in the mid 50’s,  just a tease. . . but enough to make me long to pull out the throws, blankets, open the windows, and build a fire~ a bit premature, but I’ ve got fall fever now :-)



 Join for me for a boat ride, munch on some grapes. . .



 The beauty of a pontoon is you can putt slowly enough that you don’t spill your drink. . .



Or drop your slice of cheese :-)





Make yourself comfortable. . .







 If you prefer, we can just sit here and enjoy the serenity of the lake, now that it’s after Labor Day, and the crowds are gone. . .



. . .including those noisy jet skis :-)











 Cheeseboard & Plates/Ambiance Collection, Fleur Rouge

Goblets/ Hobby Lobby





For more tablescape fun, be sure to visit the Porch. . .



  25 comments for “All Aboard

  1. September 15, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    This looks delightfully beautiful!
    I have moved Back Porch Musings to Typepad, long story.:-)
    Clicking my name should take you to the blog there. It’s still Back Porch Musings but the look is a tad different and the address has changed.
    Hope to see you there.

  2. September 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Looks like my kind of picnic! Everything is just perfect. Don’t you love those mini grapes?

  3. September 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Oh, how nice it would be to live on this lake and spend the early evening floating and enjoying a glass of wine with the nibbles of cheese, crackers, and fruit. I do miss our boat sometimes, though we didn’t live on the lake. All the colorful pillows on your pontoon look so inviting I may not leave. This is a delightful post. ~ Sarah

  4. September 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I simply need a boat…that is all there is to it…Gosh this is amazing. I would love to have a lake house. You have put together an amazing you always do. I am totally envious :) Thanks for sharing you ideas. Come link up to Centerpiece Wed.


  5. September 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Words escape me! This is just so wonderful, original and gorgeous. Wow!

  6. September 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    see, here is what i was telling you about, that idyllic life you get to enjoy! your boat is so decked out now i am even more jealous… i am just absorbing it all, the colors, the textures, that basket with the baguette and grapes… perfection! who needs napa when you can live on the water like that :-)

    really like your wine glass and dragonfly lantern.

    delightful as always!

  7. September 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Oh yes yes yes! This is what I was made for. Picnics like this. But where am I??? Thanks for sharing. Super lovely!

  8. September 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’m planning on a trip down to NC this fall. Lake Norman is lovely in the fall and I’d love a trip!

  9. September 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    What a gorgeous fall setting on the lake! My parents used to have a pontoon, and your post brought back such great memories. Thanks for sharing!

  10. September 15, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Oh, Mary…this is gorgeous. It is torturous to see these pictures & not be there in person! That boat is absolutely breathtaking in itself. It’s like a floating 5-star resort. Very impressive…Love, A

  11. Joni
    September 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Please set me a plate for your picnic on the pontoon. Cheese and fruit are tips with me. Joni

  12. September 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

    What a wonderful setting for a sip of wine and cheese. Love that nice deep tray and those dishes are just gorgeous.

  13. September 16, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the last days of summer on the lake! Beautiful picnic.

  14. September 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Wow, girl, you’ve got it all together on this one. My boat tablescapes are not quite so lovely. Speaking of boats, my husband is calling for me as he is ready to leave for a lunch trip to Castine.

  15. September 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

    My kind of picnic! Your pictures are breathtaking :)


  16. September 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

    How lovely! It makes me feel as if I’m somewhere foreign and not in America (don’t get me wrong, I love my country, I just like different things!). I hope I can use this beautiful idea some day. Thank you for the beauty:)

  17. September 16, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Wow, that is one swanky boat!

    No fish guts or bait slime in sight. Gorgeous, and your waterborne feast is fabulous. I could stay forever in that setting! Beautiful.


  18. September 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    What a delightful blog. Your pontoon boat is just lovely. Your lake could be in Maine. How does one follow your blog?


  19. Pondside
    September 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    What a perfect menu on a perfect fall day. I’d love to join you on the pontoon – is there any of that baguette left?

  20. September 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Wow – Lovely! Like photos from a magazine.

  21. September 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, I would love to wrap myself in that throw, sip wine from that gorgeous goblet, nibble on the champagne grapes and cheese and crackers and go for a quiet spin on the lake without the noise of the jetskiis! Beautiful! Linda

  22. September 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, this is just wonderful! How do you ever leave? Everything is just perfect. I absolutely love that throw. So autumn! Grapes, cheese, wine, crackers – it all is so beautifully presented. Sigh…

  23. September 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I just adore you boat and your post. You have really drawn us in to have a nice picnic with you. Thanks for the mini vacation.

  24. September 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

    All of the elements that you have chosen work to perfection. This is a delightful vignette, perfect for an evening on the dock or sailing toward the moon. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  25. September 18, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I cannot even tell you how much we adore it when people leave after labor day! We LOVE it!! This post is simply perfect! How I would love to picnic with you on that beautiful boat with all of our bichons snuggled in the pillows and the throw! It’s a little piece of heaven you have there. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!

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