Monday, September 19, 2022


 I'm back!

Yes! Indeedy!

It was a short summer 

in so many ways.

I am not making promises about

how often I will be here

so bear with me.

You all seemed to like
the posts where you pick your favorites.
Or...if you didn't like it 
you kept your mouth shut....
your thoughts to yourself
so now
you are stuck with me doing another
You can click on any image for the source~
(if I have it)

Okay- Here we go!


A harvest table set on a  patio
with an arbor to the side..
Beautiful in whites and neutrals.


This one is a bit more rustic with
much more color and 
is under a gazebo.


How about this tablecloth covered table
in a field of green?
Don't you love those wood chargers?


This one is even simpler with a 
painted picnic table and white tableware
and a colorful runner to anchor the food..


This one sports a heavily ruffled  burlap runner,
candles and bronze colored chargers.


A study in greens-green goblets
 paired with yellow plates


Last but not least-
A FUN one-It reminds me of an opened
Crayola box.
So, there you go-
Place your vote for #1 thru #7
and I will tally up the results.

If you are posting as anonymous because of some blogger glitch, PLEASE, leave at least a first name at the end of your vote so I know who you are.  Thanks so much!

I will fill you in on other things
I have going on in my life
in future posts.

It's a crazy life but someone has to live it!

I have missed you guys!!!!
your photo name


Lisa said...

Reservations for table #4 please. I love the simplicity. Looks like a Sunday afternoon picnic.

Denise said...

Have missed you! What’s lovely way to welcome us back!! Hope you’ll be joining me at #3 please!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Welcome Back!! I've missed you, but I know you've been "busy". Hope you are all doing well. You've certainly given us some interesting choices this time. I love them all, especially the outdoor ones. This is going to be a difficult decision for me. It's a toss up between 2, 4, & 6. I love the setting for #2, but someone needs to remove all those flowerpots on the table so we can sit down and eat! LOL. #4 is the only one with some real food, and it looks good enough to eat...but #6 is very pleasing to the eyes with cool colors and a lovely setting. Eenie meenie minie moe...I guess I'll go with #6...but if someone would remove the flowerpots off the table on #2 I'd love to sit there too! LOL. #6 it is. Thank you for the fun. It's all so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Number one or number three can’t decide! I think those charges would be hard to eat from but they are pretty. I guess I’ll pick a number one. Welcome back. Always good to hear from you. Have a great week

sue said...

Welcome Back! They are all lovely,but I will vote for #1. Have a good day!

Vee said...

Welcome home, Diana! So glad you're here. I am having a difficult time coming in for a landing. It's between #4 and #6. You choose for me!

jack69 said...

I will pick #4, Sherry says she will reluctantly come too! Missed you! Be safe.. Love from NC

Pam Kessler said...

Count me in for Table #2, although it looks like we might be eating dirt. Love all those bright colors!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Welcome back Diana. I will sit at the colorful Table #7.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Diana, so lovely to have a post from you again! I hope all is well in your world. I will sit at table #6 Green Goblets please!

Billie Jo said...

And...she's back! Yay!!! I will join you at table number 1, please. It looks perfectly perfect!

Kathy said...

Hi, Diana! Nice to see you back. I am going to pick #1. Although all of them are great I think that is where I would enjoy sitting. Now to see who is sitting with me.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I prefer the first one.

Anonymous said...

I’m going to go with #5. The burlap ruffle is a bit much but I like the overall colors and arrangement. It just says “Fall”.
Lol, Cecilia

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I pick # 5 Burlap. Fall is second only to Christmas as my favorites season to decorate for. This one seems to have planty of color ! Thank you once again for doing this !

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Welcome back Diana. They are all lovely. Sitting outdoors is wonderful with fall's cool temps. I think #3 since I love the chandelier outdoors. Happy week. xoxo

Junkchiccottage said...

Hello my friend. I love the fall colors in number #2 and of course the chandelier got me! Have a great day today. Love ya. Kris

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, I love these posts and so needed the fun this morning. So because I know you want us to pick just one table setting, I pick number 1(though there are several that we like).
Praying all is well with you and hubby; may you thrive in the changing of the season.

Tete said...

Ok, number you really do blog sometimes? LOL I see you almost every day on fb, so I haven't missed you doing this.

Susie said...

Diana, I really have missed you. You , John and family have been n my daily prayers. I like number appears to be calming in the colors. Love the mixed green glassware too. Hugs to all you family. Blessings, xoxo, love, Susie
p.s. My daughter that lived near yours has moved to Seattle. Just typing that makes me feel lonely for her .

Pat said...

Welcome back! They are all interesting. For some reason 🤷🏼‍♀️ #7 I love. What a fun way to end summer and welcome fall.
Looking forward to your posts once again..

BeachGypsy said...

Welcome back Diana!!--- so great to to see you again! We are arriving in our gypsy wagon and headed to table number 7---the Crayola one! I'm bringing coloring books and brand new sharp crayons for everyone. Also hula hoops flower and flower crowns for all. Mr Front Porch is bringing plenty of wood to make a big campfire to dance around ---- there WILL BE dancing right!!? Lol I will have my tambourine and bells! Can
anyone play guitar ? Flutes? Harp? Banjo?

Ginny Hartzler said...

Welcome back! # 5, the Burlap!

Linda said...

Welcome back!! Please seat me at Table #5 - I'm all about rustic/orange and burlap!!

Jan said...

So glad you're back! I'll pick #5-I like all of the autumn colors!

Anonymous said...

I like #4 Di, the rest are too busy for my liking. Xo

Anonymous said...


Bonnie Schulte said...

I will have to say #2. It just looks like a happy and festive area. Perfet for Fall!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Welcome back, Diana! I’m picking #2. It looks like a fun one with the chandelier and streamers.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

So happy to see you back! I would like table #1 please because it is so pretty and I love pumpkin soup! Hope all is well! Hugs!

Shari Burke said...

Nice to see you back! Hope you're well.

Kim said...

Glad to see you're back, hoping all is well. I love table #2, especially if I get to sit next to that rooster!! He looks like fun!! xo

Mevely317 said...

What, no indoor accommodations?
Okay then, I'll spray on the Off repellent and hopefully make new friends at Table #6.

Bless said...

Glad to see you posting again, Diana. I like all the tables and the fact that they are all out of doors! I will pick table #4, please.

bobbie said...

First and foremost, dear lady ~ Welcome Back!!

I would like a seat at Table #7, please. But I'm going to bring a big pad for the chair seat, as it looks like it would be very cold and hard!
Much love and many hugs ~

happyone said...

I'd have to pick number 7 - love all the colors.
So nice to see a post from you. Welcome back.

Debby said...

Welcome back - I just like looking at the beautiful photos.

Sabra O’Kelly said...

#1~Pumpkin Soup~hope you had a good summer, Diana!

Polly said...

Hello Diana and welcome back, I hope you enjoyed your summer break. I would like to sit at table #2 please, and could I request a seat with a cushion please! :-) x

Ann said...

Welcome back. So good to see you today. I would like a seat at table number 5 please. I'm a sucker for burlap.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It was a difficult choice today Diana, so many things I loved about each table setting, but #2 is going to be my final choice, as long as we get to wash our hands after we play in the dirt - not that I mind playing in dirt being an avid gardener, ha!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Glad to see you back here, Diana! Park me under that gazebo at #2. I'm trying to figure out what's in that tub on the ground. I'll assume it's dog food, and that all of our pups are invited, so Scruffy has company. It's either that, or a heck of a lot of pecans...or potting soil, which should make for an interesting menu!

Tom said...

...they are all festive. We are remodeling our house and the kitchen is bornup, we eat on paper plates.

Chatty Crone said...

Welcome Back! I will take Table number 7!

Theresa said...

Welcome back. You were missed. I will choose to sit at table #4 Picnic Pleaser and can’t wait to see who will be joining me. Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs 🤗

Doris said...

Welcome back! I love these pick a table posts...mine has to be #7...color will almost always win. Love the orange chairs and the blue touches ♥

Carla from The River said...

Happy to have you back. :-) Praying all is well with your family.
I will take a seat at #6 please. Can I take that big pinecone home with me?

Lorrie said...

So nice to see a post from you! I'll pick #4 because - oh, that turkey looks delicious!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Hi Diana! Welcome back, and hope you can stay or come again soon. I hope things have been manageable on all fronts for you and your hero this summer. Please seat me at #6. :)

racheld said...

Welcome Back, Sweetpea!
You've been WAY YONDER missed and looked for and checked in on and missed some more. I may be the only one at the potting table #2, for most folks would pass on those grungy pots for decor, but I'll sit with a paper plate in my lap, all alone in the silence, if I can just GAZE at those colors while y'all eat.

Debbie Nolan said...

So glad you are back friend. All the tables are lovely but #6 gets my vote. Hope all is well. You are so right - life is crazy but we do have to live it. Take care and have a wonderful day. Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Welcome back.
I'm going for the colourful table seven please.

Hapy Autumn wishes.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Welcome back.
I'm going for the colourful table seven please.

Hapy Autumn wishes.

All the best Jan

PS Sometimes blogger has a glitch so I've commented twice!
But only one reservation for table 7 please, although perhaps Eddie could join too :)

Terri D said...

Whoa!! I am late getting here! I'll choose #4 because it is simple, just like me!! LOL It is so great to see you back here, Diana!! Been praying for you and your family and for Jason. Give us an update when you can, please!! Love & hugs!! Terri D... just in case xo

Heaven's Walk said...

Welcome back, Diana!! I'm so glad to see you here again, gf! :) Since I'm a blue/green girl now (give me all the coastal feels) - I'm drawn to #3. Now, if you set that table on a tropical beach....I'd be the first one there. Lol!

Love ya, sweets!


Melanie said...

Welcome back, Diana! You have been missed!

I'll take a seat at table #1, Pumpkin Soup, please.


Red Rose Alley said...

Number 2! It just says, Welcome Fall. Gotta have my orange at Fall, and I'm lovin' the setting here - the Fall leaves in the background, the Mums on the table, the pumpkins and the leaves on the ground. ; )

Good to see a post from you again, Diana. Welcome back, dear friend.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Diana, I like #6. I don't normally choose green as my favorite color pallet but for some reason this is pleasing. Glad to see you back and hope that things are going well for you. I, for one, will be glad when this year is over!..Happy Fall..xxoJudy

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I’m going for number 5 but if Ron chimes in and picks a different table, change mine to his so we can do a lot of toasts!

Estelle's said...

Love at first sight....TABLE NUMBER TWO please! I love your posts like this! Welcome back Diana!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

#7 please...I love the color! And I've missed you my friend. Hope you are and your whole family. Sweet hugs, Diane

Yvonne said...

Number 1 Pumpkin Soup is definitely me. I love all the ideas you have with it. I wish to thank you for your kind comment on my blog about my Lacey passing away. You are so kind, and by this post a lovely person to know.