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A Taste Of The Tropics


With warmer temps, who doesn't enjoy a taste of the tropics?  We have worked hard to get our pool area in shape for summer.  New Additions make it fun. Thank you for joining me for this fun Summer Tablescape Blog Hop.  Many thanks to the lovely Rita from Panoply for organizing us all. I hope you will be inspired with 23 tablescapes.  The links are listed at the bottom of this post.
If you are coming over from Carol's blog - Bluesky at Home, I bid you a big welcome.

I set a tropical table down by our pool.  The weather is warming up and I am planning a tropical dinner party to welcome some new neighbors.

The tropical bird plates are so fun and colorful.  I love this cute Toucan. I found a matching Toucan pillow case on Amazon.


Tropical florals, fresh fruit and some fresh florals compete the centerpiece.

I added these colorful leis on the back of each chair.  We also had these chairs recently re-covered.
Rattan square chargers hold the plate stack. I am using different colored dinner plates and also added the Bordall Pinheriro  cabbage salad plates.


 The menu is Chicken Teriyaki and white rice served in a pineapple shell. The starter is a bed of lettuce with a crab cake and vinaigrette. Dessert is Coconut Yum Yum.


Let the party begin!
I always enjoy dining under the palapa, complete with a fan and lights.



Flamingos fit in nicely with this tropical theme. Thanks you for visiting!
Next up is Ann from Corner of Plaid and Paisley


Feel free to visit each fellow blogger below to see their  lovely summer tablescapes. Have fun and enjoy your summer!

Life and Linda - A Taste of the Tropics
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Yellow and Blue Alfresco Setting
Home is Where the Boat Is - Anchors Aweigh on the Pontoon
Thrifting Wonderland - Butterfly Garden Table Setting
The Little Yellow Corner Store - Sweet Old Summertime
From My Carolina Home - Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop
Living With Thanksgiving - Summer Celebrations
The Bookish Dilettante - Beach Reading Tablescape
The Painted Apron - Let's Go Fishing

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39 comments:

  1. Good Morning Linda, I love your tropical table, perfect for your resort-style living you have created around your pool and under the palapa! The plates with toucans and flamingo are so colorful and I love your centerpiece with the fruit, flowers and hurricanes with shells. Love the addition and pop of fresh citrus too. Your presentation of your Chicken Teriyaki with rice in the pineapple is beautiful and delicious! As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Summer. ♥

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  2. What a tropical paradise! Those plates with the tropical birds are perfect, and your centerpiece is lush and beautiful. The menu is perfect, too.

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  3. Super tropical. I have served in pineapple boats in the past..Thank you for the reminder to do again!

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  4. Linda, your gorgeous tropical table setting makes me feel like I'm at an island resort! Love all your turquoise and your beautiful poolside accents--pinning!

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  5. I can hear the ukuleles and hula music from here!

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  6. Linda, you take us away to a tropical paradise! I love the tropical birds and the bright colors! I feel like I am on vacation in the Caribbean! You always do such a marvelous job with a theme!

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  7. Good morning, Linda. I feel as if I have just visited a tropical paradise. I love color and you have provided the perfect tablescape for tropical living. The tropical centerpiece is just beautiful and the menu sounds delicious. Anyone would be happy to join you at this table. It is always a treat to blog hop with you. Happy Tuesday!

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  8. You have created an absolute paradise Linda! So colorful and festive! You are the queen of making things look so fun and inviting! The dishes are beautiful with all the tropical birds and the pineapples used as bowls are awesome. I love everything you do and always think "what would Linda put together to make these things work?" Keep those ideas coming, we love them! Blessings, Edie Marie

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  9. I love that your tropical paradise and table setting are such a beautiful combination! I love how colorful it is -- a real getaway in your own yard!

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  10. Wow, what a welcome to your new neighbor, its all so fun and festive, but especially love seeing the hutch in the mix! The food looks delish too, I'm sure you all had a fabulous time! Here comes the heat, I'm at the beach and pure fog 🙃

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  11. I love the tropical vibe to your sweet table. Again Linda you never disappoint with your beautiful table settings. Great for out around the pool too. Beautiful. xoxo

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  12. AnonymousJune 07, 2022

    Your table setting as well as your meal are indeed very tropical. No need to head to Hawaii. 😊 Karen (Back Road Journal)

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  13. Ahhh, I do feel like I'm in a tropical paradise Linda! Love love this theme and your pretty table with toucans, flamingos, and mermaids all around and the table runner with shells in the lantern and fruits and flowers is beautiful! Your menu sounds amazing, your new neighbors are going to be so glad they moved close to you! Thanks for dinner in the tropics!
    Jenna

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  14. What a gorgeous trip to the tropics you've created Linda! The detail that goes into your tablescapes never ceases to amaze me! From the tropical fruit right down to the leis on the chairs. I had to share this with my daughter who has loved "pingo mingos" since she was 3. She's spent the morning browsing your site and is as much in love with your gorgeous home as I am! Thanks for all the inspiration you give to all of us! Have a wonderful week!

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  15. Love your tropical setting..So colorful..gorgeous..Have a happy day..

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  16. Linda, thank you for taking me on a virtual trip to the tropics! Although, I would so like to have a real seat at your table, poolside, dinning on your spectacular meal! You really go all out! When I went to DT they only had one toucan plate --- I wanted at least 3 to mix with last year's DT flamingo plates. You've inspired me to continue the hunt! Love how you expertly styled all the table details, including constructing that luscious centerpiece.

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  17. What guest wouldn't be thrilled to share in your tropical oasis and tablescape complementing it, Linda?! Lucky are the new neighbors. What a colorful display to transport, and the sound of the menu too. Love those plates and matching pillow slip you found, and the fruit, floral and shell centerpiece works great. Your chairs recovered look sharp. I dream of visiting your gardens and poolside one of these days. It truly is both a gardener's and, in summer, tropical paradise. Thanks for sharing it all, you & Paul have done a fabulous job continually upgrading. I'm so happy you're part of this hop to let others see it too.

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  18. Wow, Linda, I feel like I've been to the Tropics at a five star hotel! Your table and pool area is over the top! Love the fresh fruit and flower runner full of beauty. Those plates are great! So many pretty colors.
    Your company will feel wowed and blessed to enjoy your party. Menu sounds delicious.
    Fun to see your creative talent on your table today for the blog hop.

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  19. Linda, your tropical table is the very cutest! I love the toucan plates and pillow case! Your plate stack is perfect because the bottom plates complement the tropical bird plates so well. I always enjoy your creativity, and I love how your beautiful home is like a resort! :D I know your neighbors enjoyed your pretty tablescape and treats.

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  20. AnonymousJune 07, 2022

    Linda, you have a good eye for detail and making a beautiful impression with you table setting! The bold mix of colors is a treat for the eyes. I really like the mix of fresh fruit and flowers. So pretty :)

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  21. AnonymousJune 07, 2022

    Linda!! I just got back from Hawaii yesterday - and your table takes me right back there!! What a beautiful array of all things tropical! All of the citrus, bright colors and lush greens is what makes this table say Aloha!! How fun!! I hope you have a wonderful summer and stay cool in that beautiful pool. It is always a pleasure to hop with you!!

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  22. What lucky neighbors to be invited to dine at your tropical themed table, Linda. The toucans, flamingos, fresh fruit and your fabulous menu will welcome them for sure!

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  23. Another fabulous table, Linda! You always inspire me. I love your use of the fruit in your centerpiece. It's such a fun touch!

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  24. Boy, it sure feels like you are in a tropical paradise in your lovely back yard. I have similar pineapple dishes and enjoy using them all summer! You are one clever gal!

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  25. What a great theme for a summer party! That's what I love about summer tablescapes -- they're so much fun! I love how you've combined colors, patterns, shapes and accent pieces for a table that your new neighbors will surely enjoy. The fruit and flowers make a fabulous statement for the centerpiece.

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  26. Hi Linda, my sweet friend, after moving I am back here ! So glad, to see your wonderful posts again!
    HAve a happy week,
    Lots of Love, Claudia

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  27. Linda, you do truly have a tropical paradise to enjoy. I think you and Paul do an amazing job designing and decorating. I adore this table setting with all the colors that just pop out! Your table truly defines summertime. The menu sounds delicious and I love the presentation in the pineapple. Beautiful setting Linda. Have a wonderful summer......

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  28. This could be one of my favorites, Linda! I'm guessing your new neighbors felt very welcomed!

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  29. Linda, your tropical theme is so cute. I know your new neighbors will love it. The bright colors are very festive and the toucans are so cute. I bet your delicious dinner will be appreciated, too.

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  30. Linda, I am in such a party mood after seeing your gorgeous table. You must put a lot of work into this beautiful backyard that you can enjoy all season long. (I wish Wisconsin would have more pleasant weather to enjoy the outdoors. It would be such a pleasure to entertain outside more frequently.) I really enjoy seeing all the color and patterns to your table. I truly feel like I am in tropical paradise. I was so attracted to your toucan plate stack and lovely matching pillow. And the chicken filled pineapple has me so hungry. Enjoy your fun and festive table with your yum yum dessert. Sounds delicious too. Enjoy the summer.

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  31. Linda, what a treat for your new neighbors to be invited to your lovely dinner party! I love the vibrant pops of color and the use of real citrus and pineapple. The pool and surrounding patio look so inviting. You've created a summer oasis in you back yard! Your table is beautifully styled with so many tropical details. It's always fun to hop with you. Happy Summer!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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  32. Well, I know your new neighbors will feel more than a little welcomed when they leave the dinner party. As usual, everything is just gorgeous. Hope you are doing well.

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  33. Linda, what a treat to be able to sit at this tropical table and enjoy the feast. The fresh fruit included as part of the centerpiece is so evocative of the tropics. The setting by your pool is lovely. Really enjoyed the Flamingo plates which made me laugh. They are perfectly paired with the rattan placemats. Such an inviting presentation. Have a great week.
    Lynne

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  34. What a wonderful way to welcome new neighbors by visiting your gorgeous home. The table looks just beautiful and you did a great job with the centerpiece and menu. I hope you all had a wonderful time.
    Have a nice weekend Linda.

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  35. What a wonderful tropical setting! How nice of you guys to welcome the new neighbor. Dining near the pool couldn’t be more perfect! Love the dishes and the centerpiece! Perfect!

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  36. Linda, I want to come to dinner at our house. Your table is gorgeous, and the tropical setting is perfect for summer. Anyone would have fun setting at this table. The colors just make you happy! The menu sounds scrumptious, as well. I have so enjoyed my visit this afternoon. Happy Summer!

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  37. Many thanks. Your feedback was more than helpful.

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  38. Linda Linda Linda.....I adore your palapa and pool area...what a nice husband you have to just keep on "giving" so to speak. Always fun to hop and see your neat goodies and get great outdoor inspiration for our outdoor spaces. hugs Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  39. Linda, your beautiful outdoor setting lends itself well to this genre! Perfect for a tropical look and feel! The food look great, too! Pineapple boats are the coolest!!!

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