I love the "Outdoor Living Ideas" theme of today's Tablescape Thursday. There is nothing I enjoy more, when the weather turns nice, than to have a libation, snack, or meal in the great outdoors. These days, alas, our great outdoors is still loaded with debris, courtesy of the Good Friday tornado. Debris that encompasses about 85% of our property, beneath which the grass continues to grow and, at last check, is roughly 18" high. So while I do still sit in my favorite spot on the back porch and have my morning coffee while listening to the sound of chain saws buzzing like killer bees and roofers hammering away like woodpeckers, I long to have things back in order and enjoy dining alfresco anew.
To maintain my
sanity positive outlook, I've been paging through some wonderful books of Mexican Courtyards, Gardens, and Cocinas, longing for the day when our patio can be as festive. I'm going to share these pages with you, and I dare you not to come away feeling festive, inspired, awestruck, and craving chips, salsa and a margarita!
All photos in this post came from the following books, all of which are available on Amazon. Any or all of these would make excellent additions to your cooking library as dining, as we all know, is so much more than food.