This past weekend, I decided to have a few great friends over for a “last minute” little dinner party on the back terrace of Chestnut Cottage. The weather was heavenly this weekend and I felt driven to use the terrace for some “al fresco” entertaining before the cool winds of autumn begin to blow. I continue to be amazed at how lovely the garden continues to look and was struck by the many “shades of green”!
The Creeping Jenny still looks so green!
With all of these lovely shades of green , I was inspired to use my green faux bois tablecloth and top it with my adored “Napoleon Ivy” by Wedgewood. I combined the “Napoleon Ivy” with “Pearl “ stemware from William Yeoward, a few “twiggy” votives, and a tall green vase filled with hydrangea , ferns, Soloman’s seal, and hostas from the Chestnut Cottage garden.
Later in the week, I will share with you a bit about the history of the “Naploeon Ivy” pattern.
What a glorious evening with so many abundant shades of green
Stay tuned for the evenings menu and a recipe, as well as more on “Napoleon Ivy”!