Wednesday, May 30, 2012

~ Warm Temperatures Call For Impromptu Breaks On the Porch ~

 Including garden art as a centerpiece makes our impromptu break a little more fun. A stately gal I must say, she's had her hair done just for us. Tightly curled coif is perfect for a windy day on the porch.
 Join Chelsea and myself for a cool refreshing drink.
 To quench your thirst a cool refreshing drink served up in a margarita glass, topped off with a fresh strawberry.
 The Boston fern takes center stage as our centerpiece with Miss Chelsea hiding behind the shaded nook of the leaves. Ferns play a  major role in mythology, as well as being used for medicine and art. They're artful beauty is a healing source for my soul each time I look at them.
 Sometimes it's fun to bring out the silver and mix it with crystal for an impromptu setting, no tablecloth just the diamond shaped center of the table to make it all pop.
 Dip a strawberry in the sugar for a burst of sweet juicy flavor, only fingers need here.

 The bracelet style beaded napkin ring holder gracefully holds the red and white napkins.

Please help yourself.

Sit back and enjoy.

hugs ~Lynne ~
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Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Well dear friend, I would love to join you for refreshments! Everything looks sooo beautiful and really yummy too! Love, love, LOVE your girl...she's a real beauty for sure and looks sooo sweet nestled in with that pretty fern! Lynne, I do believe that you grow the prettiest ferns in all of blogland! Thanks for sharing this lovely "refreshing" setting with us today!

Love ya,

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, what a lovely setting! This is the perfect spot for a break! Love your fern and that pretty girl!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty setting - who wouldn't enjoy taking a break there.

Alycia Nichols said...

I like your style, lady! I could drink just about anything out of a fancy glass! When I have to drink that stuff for a colonoscopy, I put it smack dab in a beautiful glass to make it go down a little bit easier. If I'm gonna have to poop like a bird, I can at least drink like a lady! :-) :-) :-) Those are some of the prettiest strawberries I've seen this season, too! The perfect summer getaway....right out on the porch!

Loui♥ said...

hi Lynne!
your sweet invite to join you girls for a cool and refreshing break on the porch came at a perfect time!
I'm totally pooped..the realtor had someone from out of town.and asked nicely if they could see my house today? even tho boxes are everywhere. i was up very late, then had an appt this morning
my eyes are still dilated, i can hardly see,,but love some of whatever you are having..
heaven!! the strawberries are delicious!.. I may just curl up in your comfy virtual swing and take a power nap! nice meeting you didn't have to hide behind the fern!

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks so inviting! I am assuming the other glass is for me! I love the bust! Very pretty!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love the beautiful Chelsea presiding over your table! Your setting just looks so refreshing and appealing for this time of the year.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH yum!! Very pretty as everything you do my dear friend..Wished I was there to enjoy with you..How are the 2 B's doing..I pray all is well in your world today and each day Lynne..
Love the know I have a thing for them ha ha!! Also so GLAD I can leave a comment..Love ya girl friend..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

The Tablescaper said...

This looks soooo refreshing!!!! I wish I could just lift one of those glasses.

I'm not sure what happened with my post. I use Live Writer and it has been very funky tonight. Somehow the linking from this past Seasonal Sundays appeared in the middle of the post. I went into the HTML codes to try to figure it out and it kept crashing. I think I've got it now!

Again, LOVE this post.

- The Tablescaper

Jocelyn said...

I love this!! I love to sit out on my porch and enjoy the beauty of Spring. The strawberries and sugar are so enticing.

Jocelyn @

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Well am I glad I stopped by to see your table today. I would love to take a break at your table for a drink and taste the delicious strawberries with a small dip in the sugar. The stately gal on the table is lovely sitting in the fronds of the fern. Beautiful post!!

Aledia said...

How fabulous! It would be wonderful to sit here and relax with you and Chelsie. She is certainly beautiful!

Have a wonderful evening!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Sarah said...

Lynn, Chelsie is a sweet addition to your garden. Beautiful table setting and would love to join you for some of those delicious strawberries.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Your porch is amazing! And the photography is beautiful....especially those strawberries!

Happy Great Outdoors to you!

Richard Cottrell said...

This looks wonderful. Only wish I could be there to set a spell. RC

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I do so love garden statues..I have one but I don't think I should have put her in the she is all pitted..and I cannot thing what to do for her.
I painted her concrete gray and she turned out even worse! :)
I can't let her go..but I think she was supposed to be an inside or sheltered garden statue.
That lovely drink look delicious.
I think I need a drink. :)

Marlis said...

your photos make me want to taste that wonderful strawberry!!! Such a pretty setting for a wonderful afternoon break. Have a great weekend. xo marlis

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a beautifully, refreshing table. I think I could sit and dip strawberries in sugar all day in this setting. laurie

Elaine said...

Wow, is that ever enticing! Love the romantic vibe, and I now understand why I love ferns so much. Strawberries dipped in sugar--it just doesn't get any better than that! Just beautiful!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Lynne, Those strawberries look so good, especially dipped in sugar. I love your pretty girl sitting in the ferns. I had no idea that ferns were common in mythology and I would love to learn more about that. And I like your idea of serving the cool drink in the margarita glass to make it even more special. Linda