Outdoor Summer Dining on My Rustic Patio

Welcome to my new rustic (aka gravel) patio for outdoor summer dining! Today I’m joining a wonderful group of bloggers to bring you a variety of summer tablescapes. Thanks to Alicia at A Burst of Beautiful for organizing this fun event.

Outdoor Summer Dining on Rustic Patio


Last year we put in a gravel patio after finishing the deck by our new pond. Recently I found the patio set I wanted at Art Van furniture. I knew I wanted something with a bench. A lot of outdoor dining sets I liked had bad reviews, which is why it took a while to find the right one. People complained the finishes didn’t hold up to the outdoor elements.

Outdoor Summer Dining on Rustic Patio


For my first outdoor summer dining on the new patio, I decided to set the table with my fish dishes. It seems only appropriate since the patio is next to the pond where my fishies live. You can see part of the pond and waterfall in the background.

Melamine Fish Dishes for Outdoor Summer Dining


A beautiful pink hibiscus had to come home with me from the nursery. I knew it would look great out here.

Melamine Plates and Blue Glasses for Summer Table Setting


Pink Hibiscus


All that’s needed for a centerpiece is a simple tropical-looking plant in a plain white pot.

Use a Single Plant for an Outdoor Centerpiece


It’s so nice to have our backyard done now with both a deck and rustic patio to enjoy the pond and outdoor summer dining!

Outdoor Summer Dining on Rustic Patio


Be sure to visit the rest of today’s bloggers who are sharing their summer tablescapes!


A Burst of Beautiful | Amber Tysl | Sincerely, Marie Designs | Clean and Scentsible


Summer Table Settings

Maison de Cinq | Town and Country | The Happy Happy Nester | Anderson + Grant


Summer Table Settings

My Sweet Savannah | Finding Silver Pennies | Taryn Whiteaker | The Wicker House


Summer Table Settings

Shabbyfufu | She Holds Dearly | The Handmade Home | Caitlin Marie Design


Summer Table Settings

Paint Me Pink | Rooms FOR Rent | Summer Adams


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    1. It truly is heaven! LOL. I sat out there one night with a full moon in the sky and thanked God for His beauty. Is there anything better than nature?

  1. Your outdoor space is as cozy and welcoming as is your indoor space(s). Good choice on the dining set. It’s perfect.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I spent all day outdoors yesterday and it was so nice – i.e. therapeutic. We’ve had cold and rainy days and very little sunshine. What’s your weather been like and have you done any gardening this year?

    1. Thanks Marlene! I know I’ll be out in the backyard a lot this year. Have you been able to do any gardening yet? Our weather hasn’t been the greatest so I’ve had to grab any dry day when I can.