Hey ladies! How's it going?
Here it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Feels like Summer has finally arrived, after a long wet Winter and Spring!
Today I went and got the little side deck table decked out for an alfresco lunch with a friend.
Maybe you'd like to join us, I'd be happy to squeeze you in!
It's so nice out here with the ocean breezes blowing through our valley, and the wind chime chiming!All my work earlier this Spring has resulted in a bounty of pots spilling over with colorful blossoms
For a festive table, I gathered up some of my favorite things to serve as decorative accents.
The bird and topiary seemed like natural partners.
Although I don't think much is needed to improve on the ambiance!
Blue and white, (my favorite combo) accented with touches of green, reflect the natural surroundings.
The vintage tablecloth is printed with a wisteria pattern. The cushion covers are an Indian print fabric that I love for it's exuberance.
There's nothing shy about that pattern!
Which suits me just fine.
I don't like wishy-washy prints, but rather prefer big bold designs that make a statement.
I picked up these little five-sided bowls for $1 apiece at the drug store!
They have polka-dots on them, just like the bird feeder that I made a few weeks ago.
I'm always on the lookout for fun additions to my dishware, even while I'm waiting in line at the RX counter!
Blue and green stoneware has mix and match patterns, from Pottery Barn 11 years ago.
It's layered on top of my trusty white, fruit-embossed plates.
The blue-handled flatware was part of a picnic basket outfitted with all the necessities.
I only have two place settings, but that's all I need today.
Two is just right for an intimate lunch on the deck, to celebrate the end of the school year with a fellow mom from my daughter's class.
One more week, and school is officially over for the year.
Then the activities of summer begin for real.
I'm not sure I'm ready for the art lessons, tennis lessons, sleepovers, girlfriend get-togethers, lunch-a-movie-and-shopping trips that my daughters are always planning when they're not focused on school work.
Although I am ready for some quality R&R with my girls.
What will you be doing during the next few months of Summer?
Besides BLOGGING, of course!
Don't tell me if it involves a trip to Tahiti or some other exotic locale.
I don't want you to see me get jealous, it's not one of my finer qualities.
Although, staying here at home for a few months, with the beach just around the corner and all these trees to stare at all day isn't too terrible, is it?
Actually, I feel rather lucky.
And besides, I get to visit with all of you whenever I want.
Remember to leave a comment and let me know you were here!
And, there's always room at the table for more of you, so feel free to follow along!
I'm linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for Tablescape Thursday, and Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home. Thanks Cindy!
Until next time