Outside In

Garden gate image from Pinterest.  Mint green and soft pink floral wallpaper from Ashford’s Blooms collection by York, pattern AK7501.  All three garden dining images from Pinterest. Dinnerware wallpaper pattern from American Classics collection by York, pattern AM8734.

This Mother’s Day make the day special by dining out.  By that we mean dining outside!  It’s the perfect time of year with warm sunny days that are not too hot; the garden lush with newly blooming flowers and everything pretty as a picture.  Pull your table to the closest rose bush, drape a floral fantasy tablecloth over it and set it with the good china – its Mother’s Day after all!  Have some Plantation Mint tea and strawberry shortcake for a little decadence.  And at the end of the day, when it’s time to leave the beauty of the garden and head back inside, consider capturing the glory of the day inside your home.   York’s Garden Flowers Trail pattern from the Ashford Blooms collection surrounds your dining room with all the perennial favorites including Martha’s Vineyard roses and Clematis, queen of flowering vines.  And don’t forget your kitchen dining nook; why not try the Dinnerware pattern from York’s American Classics collection.  


Click here for our favorite Strawberry Shortcake recipe:



Garden dining table and trellis garden gate images from Pinterest.  Tablewear wallpaper design from Bistro 750 collection by York, KB8577, as is the Trellis design, KB8651.

Or perhaps your Mom prefers a little less fuss and the charm of the garden comes through the clean lines of a simple weathered dining table and the lattice of the garden gate.  A fresh baguette and baked brie accompanied by a nice chardonnay and followed with sweet honeydew melon satisfies the palette.  Bringing the outside in is easy with York’s Bistro 750 collection, whether you choose the whimsical Tablewear pattern with its clean graphic outlines, or the simple lines of a garden Trellis for your wall backdrop.


Click here for our favorite baked brie recipe: 


Blue background hydrangea and rose wallpaper design from French Dressing by York, pattern KC1845.  Dinnerware wallpaper design from American Classics collection by York, pattern AM8732.  Garden dining image and hydrangea garden images from Pinterest.

If you are fortunate enough to live along the coast your garden dining out experience most definitely includes a soft ocean breeze, shady tree and abundant hydrangeas.  Is there anything more glorious than their special periwinkle hue? A soft washed linen floral tablecloth in ivory and blue sets the stage while a painted ironwork set of chairs completes the charming setting.  Dine on fresh flounder and key lime pie artfully arranged on lacey edged blue willow china. Your home will flow from your garden directly to your foyer with York’s French Dressing collection Antique Floral pattern.  For more old world charm decorate your dining room with American Classics Dinnerware pattern that artistically incorporates the classic beauty of various Limoges and Blue Willow china designs.

Click here for our favorite Key Lime pie recipe:

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