07 April 2011

Under the Wisteria


When the rains finally broke for a couple of days this week, I could see the wisteria on the arbor in all its glory! What better spot for a romantic little "dinner a deux" to celebrate the beginning of spring? Just before the winds picked up, I set a table and took some pictures. Within the hour, it was threatening rain again!

I used a vintage Provençal "boutis" (quilt) as a table covering
for its charm and romance

still trending strongly, single stems in old vintage bottles

a really perfect setting, we have had many wonderful gatherings
under this wisteria arbor

the view out our back french doors with
the wisteria in full bloom


the lavender desHouillieres china on silver chargers is
perfect complement to the wisteria



thanks for visiting! ... Kit



43 comments:

  1. Kit this could not be any more alluring a spot to dine and enjoy the outdoor setting. Your table is perfect!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. Gorgeous setting. I love the Wisteria!!

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  3. This is just lovely! the wisteria, the china...beautiful!
    xo
    Caroline

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  4. Looks like a scene from a movie. You are living a dreamy life, for sure. Stunning.

    Linda

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  5. that setting and the wisteria are gorgeous! love the quilt you used and the plates. very chic indeed.

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  6. Going to the garden center today...will definitely return with wisteria vine for my new home!

    Beautiful!

    Andie

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  7. Oh that's so divine! I can't think of a lovelier place to spend a hour or 4!!! Warmest wishes - Glenda

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  8. Gorgeous....your wisteria is beautiful....xv

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  9. How beautiful. The wisteria and the gorgeous table setting, its all very dreamy.

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  10. This is quite lovely. I used Wisteria this week on my table too. Your dishes rock! OMG they are stunning. come see me and enter the Mikasa giveaway!

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  11. What an absolutely gorgeous spot and the quilt is the perfect touch with the wisteria!!

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  12. Magnifique!! everything is perfection. Bravo Kit!
    I would love to come for tea anytime..

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  13. OmGosh wisteria...? It is still barren here in NE! My fav glad I found your blog...

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  14. OMG, and lyou didn't invite us, your bloggers friends?
    Your spot is gorgeous, your little piece of Paradise.
    Have a nice Sunday.
    Big hugs
    Tereza

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  15. I do so love Wisteria. Id like to put some near a pool. Is it too mush trouble near a pool? Fiona

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  16. Gorgeous setting. I simply love the Wisteria!!
    hugs
    lila

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  17. l o v e l y....... mine will bloom one day... if the rain will stop... he he xx

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  18. I have recently planted a wisteria and I hope it ends up looking as gorgeous as yours. Your table setting is also beautiful. I have enjoyed reading your previous posts too. Greetings from South Africa. x Sharon

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  19. gorgeous!!! the wisteria is amazing!!!!!!!

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  20. Gosh it must smell great under there....

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  21. This is just perfect! Utterly romantic and I just adore wisteria mine are weeks away from blooming

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  22. Lovely space and beautiful setting.

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  23. I love that table setting and the French Doors.

    Very Nice

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  24. What a stunning place to sit outdoors and soak up some spring sunshine - lovely! :) Melissa

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  25. Oooh la la! This is pure wisteria heaven! J'adore your dinner pour deux under the wisteria blooms.

    My wisteria which I planted last year did not even bloom this year - sigh.

    Bon weekend!
    -marie

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  26. I love Wysteria! Someday I'll have some... I hear it can be invasive and destructive if you're not careful though ... just keep it away from the house I guess! Lovely pics, lovely post!

    Michelle
    www.newengland-style.com

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  27. I had to come over and see your lovely wisteria! Training mine right now across the back of the house. Can't wait till it looks like yours.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  28. That wisteria looks incredible! Such a beautiful setting. I planted wisteria last year. Maybe in a few years I'll have an arbor like yours. Until then I'll just look at your pictures!

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  29. oh my heart is pitter-pattering away - love this to much!

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  30. This is one of those Spring pleasure to look at-Wisteria. A lovely dinner under those beauty is such a wonderful experience. You've even made the atmosphere more feeling with those arrangements. Perfect.

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  31. This is so pretty, thanks for sharing:)

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  32. SO beautiful!! i love that arbor! ...a long time fan of wisteria & all the phases of its life!.. so glad you shared these photos!!

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  33. Your wisteria is divine....thank you for sharing it's beauty... I have a link to your blog on one of my blog posts at
    http://sophismpress.blogspot.com
    Please let me know if this isn't okay with you. Happy Easter across the miles...

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  34. Thanks for a beautiful post. Wistaria is one of my favourite shrubs, followed by lilac and anything purple

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  35. Oh Kit you are killing me!!!!! SOOOOO gorgeous!!!I hope you are having a wonderful time...... Eat, drink, and enjoy!!!!!Happy Easter! Maryanne xo

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