Hello lovelies! Today I've set a pretty table for us to enjoy out on the patio! We can pretend it's not over 100 degrees – and threatening to thunder and lightning – let's pretend it's 75 degrees and sunny with a light breeze, doesn't that sound perfect?! When I moved into the new house I had furniture for many of the indoor spaces but the outdoor ones were a bit more of a challenge. So, I've been keeping my eyes out for deals to furnish these outdoor rooms. Today I'm excited to share a well loved but new to me table set that I discovered at a local antique mall recently. It had newly reupholstered seats that have a hint of pink and I just knew it would be perfect with this April Cornell tablecloth that I had – and sure enough, it's a match made in Patio Heaven – don't you think?!
The peony bushes surrounding this patio make a lovely backdrop, and in the springtime they gave quite a show, but now, in the middle of the summer my heart is longing for my rose bushes that I left at the townhouse. I think that's part of why I was so drawn to this cloth – I love the pink roses! I finally said, enough is enough, and headed over to my favorite greenhouse and bought a couple of my beloved David Austin roses!
And suddenly, all is right with the world! To look out and see the pretty pink blooms, it just puts a smile on my face. I haven't decided yet exactly where I want to plant them, so I'm watering them fanatically!
Mixed with a blend of pinks and pale orange blooms found at the floral counter in my local grocery store – it makes a soft and soothing scene. Perfect for toning down the intensity of the heat wave we are currently enduring. Triple digit temps are definitely not for me!
In my usual fashion, I'm blending china patterns… it helps to relax the scene and keep it from feeling stuffy.
This April Cornell cloth – the pattern is called Rosemary by the way – is one of her “breakfast cloths.” I really like the border that this 54″ x 54″ linen features. Do you have a favorite April Cornell linen? I have another one that I just bought which I'll be sharing with you soon – stay tuned!
For a little something sweet, how about some macaroons?
While these were store bought, do you remember the pink lemonade macarons we made? I immediately thought of them when I saw these. I am happy to say that I prefer the ones in the recipe over the store bought ones – yay!
And there we have it, a table ready and waiting for a light supper or luscious luncheon al fresco! I hope this brightened your day and soothed your heat weary soul! My daughter is starting school next week – kindergarten already!! – and I am definitely ready to welcome fall!
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