An Elegant Dinner Beneath the Oaks

Storied Surrounds

On the lawn of Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens in Natchez, Mississippi, a summer breeze rustles tendrils of Spanish moss on the outstretched arms of live oaks. A table set for an early dinner capitalizes on the beauty of this lovely backdrop. Single stems of showy blossoms and bonny posies span the tabletop, all tucked into myriad clear, milk-white, and mercury glass containers.

A millefleur tablecloth and hand-embroidered napkins reprise the runner of roses, and pale-pink dishes complement the feminine palette. Perched on pillow-topped chairs, enjoy the camaraderie of dearest companions amid remarkable scenery, from the landmark hotel to the wise old trees.