There’s something enchanting about sitting down for dinner with a beautiful chandelier hanging from a large oak tree. It’s just so captivating with it’s a mix of casual and elegance. So please join us for dinner under the oak tree.
As you look at this photo, you may find yourself admiring the gorgeous chandelier, which hangs from a large oak tree above the beautiful rustic table. The swing in the background makes you want to sit and relax. As you look, the mix of elements are very different – indoor/outdoor, casual/dressy, rustic/elegant, heavy/delicate, etc. What you don’t know is that this table, chandelier, and swing are located in the homeowner’s FRONT yard. Talk about an entrance!
We intentionally wanted to add some elegance to this rustic table. Since there were some wine barrels that sat at the base of the oak tree, we wanted to play off the vineyard theme. However, we didn’t want to use the color burgundy. We wanted something different, something outside the box, so we chose the color purple.
We placed white doilies under the silverware, since our napkins were located on the left side of the plate. This created a delicate look and protected the silverware from the wood table. Overall, it gives it a unique look.
As the saying goes, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. That’s exactly what we did with our centerpiece. We purchased a beautiful purple silk flower arrangement that would have complimented our table nicely. However, we found out that the centerpiece on the table was screwed into the wood and could not be moved. Most of the flowers were glued in, so we had to keep them. We needed the purple silk flowers to go with our table setting, so we pulled them out and added them to the centerpiece on the table. In the end, it all worked out. Whew!
At the base of the oak tree is a vintage desk, lamp, vase and two wine barrels that sit beside the desk. We placed some bread, cheese and grapes on the desk.
Have a seat and join us for dinner under the oak tree!