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June 15, 2017

Father's Day Inside or Out? (T)

 We have been getting a lot of rain and the prediction through Father's Day is on and off so I decided I'd be prepared to dine or dine out!

 I combined dishes, an ice bucket, a beer stein (which has a set of flatware tucked in it), two wine/tea glasses, vinyl placemats and napkins with anchors in this large metal tub.  If the weather cooperates I can just lift this and head outside to set the table.

I filled the bottom with paper bags to help everything sit higher and then covered it with a striped runner to disguise the paper.

 I don't have any hunting or fishing scene dishes so I went for a picnic like nautical table for Father's Day. 

 This is a cute beer crate with bottle opener I found at T.J. Maxx a couple of months ago.  I can grab this and take it outside too (of course we'll chill the drinks first!).

 I added some mustard, ketchup, relish, pickles and salsa to the two tier tray (Walmart).  I have some bowls in back that can be used for the condiments and a glass sugar bowl on top with small serving forks and spoons.

 A little nautical flair…

 I gave these Waterford pilsner glasses to Dan a while ago and we always forget to use them so I pulled them out for the table in case we eat inside!  I layered the same vinyl placemats with a square wicker mat, then a galvanized charger and the nautical dishes.  I put some tea and Angry Orchard drinks in the beer crate since there's only going to be a few of us and not everyone wants beer.

 I pulled the chairs out to make it look inviting…come on and have a seat!  Our daughter is making him a blueberry pie which is will be thrilled with and we'll grill some dogs and steaks.  I will make either a pasta salad or potato salad and of course the usual baked beans.

It has been overcast all day so I had a hard time taking pictures.  The sun came out mid-afternoon.

Come rain or shine I'll be ready for Father's Day dining!

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  1. Liz, I love nautical d├ęcor. The beer caddy and the tiered tray..what clever things. You have some very nice things to serve a wonderful meal to family and friends. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

  2. I hope the weather holds up for sunshine.
    Eating al fresco is always fun.
    All the colorful accessories adds a homey touch to the celebration.
    Happy Father's Day to you and your family.
    Linda C in Seattle

  3. Whether it is inside or out, I am sure it will be fun and delicious just the same. Hope things are going well in Michigan.

  4. Hi Liz, Father's Day is going to be a fun time whatever the weather. You make everything special and this is no exception. Love all the details you've pulled together.
    Enjoy and have a great weekend.

  5. Liz, you are prepared to eat nside or out...great planning! I like the nautical theme...it is perfect for Father's Day! I am working on my table now, all my family will be here tomorrow including my 86 year old Dad!

  6. Wow Liz, this wonderful party setting needs to get out there for all to see! I thought it was wonderful and am sure your guests appreciated all the thought and effort you put into that table setting.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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