Sunday, March 19, 2017

Afternoon In The Garden

Happy Sunday friends.  I hope you are all having a restful day.

Today, I am sharing a few photos that I shot in our garden last month when the temperatures were in the 70's believe it or not.  I was so excited about the spring like weather that I rushed to our garden to set-up a pretty table to enjoy a cup of tea and a few sweet treats with my husband.  

Even though there were no pretty flowers adorning the landscape, it felt wonderful to be able to spend an a few hours in the garden.  Having clear blue skies and feeling the warmth of the sun was plenty for this gal to be grateful for.  
What is it about the spring that makes us so excited???  I guess it is the promise of natures rebirth and the warm sunny days that makes everyone smile....

Days after these sweet photos were taken, we were hit with a winter blizzard. The ground is still covered with snow even though spring begins tomorrow.  Like it or not, we must respect mother nature's will and so we begin dreaming of spring again.

Thank you for being here today.  I wish you a lovely week.


I also I want to invite you to join me and 26 blogger friends for a Spring Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Celebrate & Decorate.  It begins tomorrow, March 20, 2017 and ends Friday, March 24, 2017.  There will plenty be of inspiration and creative ideas for your spring table so come and join us for all the pretty fun...

I am sharing this post at the following lovely blog parties:


Dishing It & Digging It Link Party


The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday

One More Time Events for Share It One More Time Monday

Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home

Julie's Lifestyle for Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Strangers & Pilgrims On Earth for The Art Of  Home-Making Mondays

Celebrate & Decorate for CelebrateYour Story Link Party


A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Bernidee's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea Tuesday

Cedar Hill Farnhouse for The Scoop Tuesday

Dagmar's Home Link Party


Savy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday


From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things

No Minimalist Here for Open House Party Thursdays

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday

Shoestring Elegance for What To Do Weekends


French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Rooted In Thyme for Sweet and Simple Fridays

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday


Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Party

The Rosegarden in Malevik for Saturday Show Off

One More Time for Saturday Share It One More Time Party


  1. Dear Janet:
    Out in the garden - a real garden already? That's wonderful and it does look so pretty with the rose bouquet!

  2. Wonderful roses! What a such beautiful table! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh wow, my friend! Last month it was 70°!! Oh well, soon it'll be great again for a lovely Spring, para que mi amiguita preciosa haga mesas tan soñadas !
    You know, you always make me want to go thru the computer and have a cuppa tea in your beautiful settings with that gorgeous china, how elegant!
    Have a wonderful week sweet Janet.

  4. Dearest Janet
    Your pictures are so lovely. And what a wonderful afternoon you and your husband had. It's so crazy that one day you sit in the garden and think it's spring, the next day you have snow...
    But it's so good you enjoyed the lovely day.

    Wish you a wonderful new week.

  5. Dear Janet,
    glad to hear that you had a spring-like day in your garden! I am also looking forward to spring, being happy for every warm day. I really enjoyed your pictures of this lovely decorated table! I especially like your tureen filled with these beautiful roses. I have a tureen similar to yours and too love using it as a vase. I hope the cold weather will soon pass, and you can enjoy more lovely warm spring days!
    Best wishes,

  6. Such a pretty spring table! We had spring-like weather a couple of weeks ago, then snow and cold again - I think spring may really be on the way now.

  7. Just pretty !!! Here in France Spring want to be desired but is in the air !!!
    Xoxo from PARIS

  8. The weather has been a fickle ....! This spring has certainly tried my patience, but then it is only the middle of March so what do we expect---tea in the garden, that's what. Such a pretty setting you have made here, sigh. Soon we need Spring Soon! Sandi

  9. Janet, I so want to come join you in your lovely garden. How beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. This setting is very calming and I can imagine sitting there with a friend sharing quiet conversation with a few laughs thrown in.

  11. Oh how I would love to enjoy an afternoon in your gorgeous garden!!! So beautiful! Happy Spring!!