Warm spring breezes always lure me outside to enjoy a bit of nature and sunshine. One of my favorite outdoor spots is my front porch and I recently decided to transform it into a festive-yet-cozy dining area for two. I fell in love with colorful Raya lanterns and they became my inspiration for the entire table setting. Hubby and I suspended them from the porch ceiling, letting them hang low so we could easily see and enjoy them. The rich jewel tones captured my heart and I knew they’d be perfect for the porch. Each lantern has an LED flameless tealight candle inside, to add a cozy glow as the sun sets.
I found these darling tealight candle holders in the same rich jewel tones as the lanterns, knowing they’d provide more illumination while we wined and dined al fresco. Lucky for me, woven round placemats in beautiful fuchsia matched the jewel-toned lanterns overhead. White Nantucket dinner plates and aqua melamine salad plates complete the individual place settings. I love when colors come together so easily and beautifully! To finish it off, a silver geometric cut-out napkin ring encircles a fresh white cotton napkin.
To celebrate the coming of spring, I chose a pretty Vie Vite Rosé. For just a touch more lighting, a Kalini brass medallion sconce holds a flameless votive on the porch wall. A basket of white flowers on the front door lends softness to the romantic dining scene. Note the stamped glass hurricane on the porch wall which can be pulled onto the table for increased candlelight, if needed. I love my jewel-toned al fresco dining space and we’re certain to enjoy more evenings out here on the porch throughout the spring and summer months. The colors are perfect for the warm weather season. Doesn’t everyone enjoy dining by candlelight?