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Pool-time Dining

It's hard to believe Summer is almost over.  Where does the time go?  Just when we get everything all situated down by the pool,  in another month, it will be time to put everything away.

 It's time  do some pool side entertaining. My husband has been busy installing led lights, to make the evening more colorful and fun.  We ordered a new daybed and it came late, so next summer, we plan on enjoying our pool area more.
I did two dinner parties days apart. I set the table both times with our new melamine dinnerware.
It is so colorful and pretty. I bought it at QVC.
First dinner party.

Our pool beach entry, looking toward the tall palm tree.  My husband Paul, wrapped the palm tree with rope lights.

My wonderful hubby getting things ready.

Second dinner party.  I changed the tablecloth and the napkins.

Our Outdoor kitchen.  I had my husband install led lights under the outdoor kitchen island and palapa for some night time drama and ambiance.  You can change the 20 colors with a remote control.

Beautiful sunset

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Here's our new daybed 

I am off to enjoy our new daybed with my hubby with a glass of champagne.
Happy Labor Day.

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  1. Hi Linda, your pool look so lovely and beautiful your husband did nice job when he install led lights around the pool, I'm so happy that you enjoy your new daybed with your lovely HB

  2. Looks like a holiday spa resort to me..
    Your husband seems so nice Linda..you are a sweet couple.
    I can't even remember the last time I was at a dinner party that didn't involve our family..
    Looks like 2 fun dinners:-)

  3. Beautiful poolside setting. It's fun to entertain outdoors, but summers here are too hot to make it pleasant. Of course the pool would make a difference. '-)

  4. What a beautiful setting for a dinner party, Linda. Love the dishes, they make me smile.
    Awesome day bed, too!
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the follow. I returned the favor to you! Love your pool and the view.

  6. Linda, that daybed looks inviting! You created a relaxing environment for your dinner guests. Enjoy!

  7. You have such a spectacular yard and entertaining area. The new lights really accented things nicely- the palm looks amazing! Your tablescapes were fabulous- love the pattern of the melamine. That new day bed us fabulous!

  8. Beautiful setting Linda. I love the lights and your first tablecloth looked like blue pool water. Love your dishes. Hard to believe they are melamine. Great for outdoors. How comfy is your daybed. You are going to really enjoy this right through the fall. Love the palm in lights too.
    Enjoy and thanks for sharing all the inspiration.

  9. What a beautiful setting, dear Linda! I love your new melamine dishes and I'm sure your guests had a wonderful time at your outdoor parties. Your sunset photos are stunning!

  10. Linda, this is such a beautiful setting! Love the dinnerware! Your photos are gorgeous...the colors just pop! I can imagine that there have been many fun times there. It looks so relaxing!

  11. What a beautiful pool and I love your table too. Your colorful outdoor decor reminds me of a tropical oasis, you can vacation in your own backyard!

  12. Your new daybed looks amazing, not sure I would want to leave it except to take a dip in your beautiful pool. What a great spot for entertaining! Hope your week is off to a great start Linda : )

  13. WONDERFUL! Linda, you have a dear husband, just like I do! Your pool (MY GOODNESS, I could use a dip right now!) and your table are perfect for these late summer evenings. I hope the weather is not TOO hot? We still have gorgeous weather and are now into week two of school.

    Bravo yet again for such a perfectly set table! Anita

  14. It is all so very beautiful!!! Bet the meals you served were worthy of the beautiful place settings! Such pretty eye candy!!

  15. That looks like so much fun, Linda! That daybed looks so cozy and I can't imagine that I would leave it once I got comfy! Such beautiful table settings and the pool and the lights are fabulous! I bet you two are the best hosts! It looks like a gorgeous resort, WW. Much love to you, dear friend. xoxo

  16. Happy Labour Day, Linda.
    May it be a fun filled and happy occasion.
    I love both setting but the coward in me enjoys the second more... my daughter - who for years I thought could be colorblind ahahahahh - would love the first. I guess that's the table setting for and by Happy People. You are! And so is your dear husband who has such a creative wife.

  17. Wow!! I wish I could take a dip in your fabulous pool! Everything looks amazing, what a beautiful garden to have a party. Your friends must hope to get invites in such a lovely place. And your day bed looks ever so relaxing, so comfortable.
    Thank you for sharing, I always enjoy your posts x

  18. What an awesome party pad! Looks like you had a fab time too!!

  19. This looks like a resort! You really have a knack for decorating. Lucky guests! I found this at the #ThursdayFavoriteThingsBlogHop :)

  20. What a beautiful tablescape Linda, love your daybed.

  21. What a beautiful pool area! Lovely summery dishes :-)

  22. Linda, I love everything! Your melamine dishes are lovely!!!!

  23. Linda your home is just beautiful! I love your outdoor space. You added so many fun features. I bet you and your husband really enjoy entertaining. Your guests probably never want to leave! LOL!


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