I never mentioned this, but we had a cocktail party/open house scheduled for two weeks ago for local friends and everyone in the community where we live which was obviously canceled. I had been working like crazy getting the house all done for it. I wonder when if ever it will be rescheduled. Check out this wonderful party setup. That blue and white Chinese porcelain vase/ginger jar is absolutely enormous! Boy is that dramatic!
The tablecloth is a bit sketchy, I'm afraid. It is too short and too wrinkled, but I love the centerpiece so much it is worth posting! A pet peeve of mine is tablecloths that do not reach to the floor. I also always use a liner - old blankets work great, so the tablecloth hangs well. The liner need not be as long as the tablecloth - it just needs to overhang the top by a foot or more to drape nicely. Who knows the correct term for a tablecloth liner?
(The answer is a silence cloth)
At any rate, I love the idea of a setup like this in the lanai for entertaining and will be searching for a large blue and white tablecloth for when life returns to normal.