You know I love this day! Seeing what everybody brings to the table with their dishes -- I can't wait to see what they have in store this week. I seem to still be stuck in Summer -- I know, the calendar says "FALL", but I honestly think in Virginia, we get our very best Summer weather in September (unless there's a hurricane). September starts out hot and ever so slowly the mornings become a bit crisper and the air a bit less humid -- but still perfect for all the outdoor activities you might want --going to the beach, hiking in the mountains....or joining me for a meal at the outdoor cafe. Isn't it delightful?
Won't you join me for a light meal at our "sidewalk cafe"?
Here's a place set just for you.
Let's sit here under the umbrella and enjoy the view.
A colorful birdhouse attracts a little yellow butterfly.
We wouldn't want to disturb this little bluebird sitting on her nest. Perhaps if we're very quiet she'll serinade us with her cheerful chirping.
Isn't it a perfect day for riding our bikes? You may remember this from a recent treasure hunt at a local antique store.
Do you know what this cafe set was in it's "previous life"?
A bird feeder! Also purchased at a local thrift shop this spring - I couldn't bring myself to use it as a feeder though. It's a bit on the shabby chic side...but that's ok.
I thought it would be a simple meal today. Perhaps a salad, with bread and some wine to drink. Perfect for outdoor dining...don't you think so?
The napkins came from Tuesday Morning, the placemats came from Marshalls, the flatwear came from Target, napkin rings from eBay and the butter pats from an antique store.
My bluebird plates came from eBay -- this one is Homer Laughlin.
This one is a little different and a bit smaller - the only marking on the back is a very faint M.
Would you care for a refill of wine?
Oh my! What's happened to our little bird? Do you suppose she's already started her southern flight?
I am a wife of 35 years, mother of two grown children. and grandmother to 4 adorable grandgirls. I love crafting, tablescaping, decorating -- but am probably not terribly talented at any of these. That doesn't stop me however. I'm so honored that anyone chooses to visit me -- I hope you find this blogspot to be a welcoming spot to visit -- come on in and stay awhile -- let's have a nice chat.