Friday, July 25, 2014

The Pleasures of Summer

The simple pleasures of summer....With warm weather here, most of my entertaining takes place outdoors. Our yard just turns into another extension of our home.  Comfortable and easy.

Here, I share a casual summer table inspired by charming cottage style.  Cheerful, fun and a little romantic too.  Great for breakfast in the garden or lovely lunch with a friend.

 





I love this pale blue floral fabric.  So striking and fresh.  It has a bit the vintage look that I love.  





 



Isn't this fabric beautiful?  So dainty and sweet.






This lovely jam dish was a recent gift received from a friend.  A stunning vintage find from a thrift shop.

  







I hope you are all enjoying your summer.   Have a beautiful and fun weekend.  Thank you for visiting me.  I do love to read all your sweet comments.

Fondly,

Janet


25 comments:

  1. This is a lovely summertime posting! So pretty!

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  2. This is such a pretty outdoor garden teatime!

    Yes, that vintage fabric is gorgeous.

    I cannot even believe how fast summer is flying. Wish life would slow down!

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    1. Hello Michele. It is so nice to hear from you. Yes summer is definitely flying. I too wish it would slow down. I love to spent all my time outdoors and sightseeing on the weekends. So much to do and so many places to see.

      Thank you for your visit. Wishing you a great week.

      Janet

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  3. I love the wonderful table, so inviting and the fabric is so vintage yet so fresh and perfect for the table, I also love the wonderful teapot with the birdie on top, it is the cutest, not to mention the great pearl napkin rings, so perfect for the setting, you gotta have pearls right...I would love for you to come on over to my blog for a visit, still red white and blue but that is always the perfect colors....

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  4. The fabric for your table is so romantic and may be a bit vintage, just the style I like so much. Is n't it wonderful to spend summer days on such a beautiful tablesetting.
    Wish you a very nice sunny weekend in the garden!

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  5. Beautiful table setting and I love a to eat outside in the garden!

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  6. Such a beautiful table to sit at and enjoy the day. Lovely treasure from your friend. Patty/NS

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  7. Hi Janet,
    Yes, your fabric is very beautiful. The setting is so lovely too and the white dishes are pretty with the gorgeous roses. Your friend certainly knows what you like. I really enjoy your summer garden china displays. Have a wonderful week, Karen

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  8. So pretty! I love the sweet colors....Christine

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  9. Such a pretty summer table! I wish I was there having tea with you today! Great fabric, and the flowers look great with it. Beautiful dishware too!

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  10. Oh Janet, amiga querida...siempre 'te pasas' con tus bellezas! I would love to join you in your yard for tea in such a gorgeous setting!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. Oh Janet, I want to come to your yard for tea and enjoy your setting, your dishes and your pretty vintage-like napkins. The jam dish is wonderful...I've never seen one! I love the roses as decor with your table...sigh!

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  12. Such a pretty summer tea table! I love the napkins and runner and special China!
    Nancy

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  13. Very pretty table! I really like the blue fabric--especially the napkins! It makes such a lovely accent on your table. The jam dish was a wonderful find. Those roses are so beautiful--thanks for sharing your lovely table. Have a great week :)

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  14. So beautiful, I love the cottage look of the fabric! Gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  15. Beautiful!!!!! Hugs. P.S. I hope you share your post at the Thursday Favorite Things hop ♥

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  16. This is just beautiful Janet! Such a pretty setting you have created. I just wish I was sitting there with you right now :)
    hugs...

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  17. What a delightful atmosphere you are so able to create, my dear Janet, it's so natural and easy to you ! Let me say that your jam dish is simply fascinating and gives to your table such an elegant vintage touch, it's so unique !
    Have a lovely day today, sweet friend, and thank you so much for sharing such loveliness !!
    Love and hugs ♡
    Dany

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  18. So beautiful! would love to enjoy tea in such a special setting. And I love that crisp white pillow I spied on one of the chairs. You do great picnics Janet!

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  19. Outside is my favorite place to eat--and this beautiful setting would make the food taste even better!

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  20. Lovely setting and I do like those pearl napkin rings.

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    1. Thank you Beth. Your sweet comment is truly appreciated.

      Janet

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  21. Absolutely Charming! The pattern of the fabric and colors just makes me *sigh* very sweet.

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  22. Beautiful summer table. It would be a wonderful sight in any backyard. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  23. You are featured this week at Ivy and Elephants! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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