Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~~~I Think I Just Might CROAK!!!!

Well, not really!!! But, because we are having the most glorious weather after Irene, I decided we needed a calm, restful dinner al fresco. I have several frog inspired accessories so decided to do a table outside near the pond where we hear the frogs croaking every night!!! There are alot of pictures because the sun was casting BEAUTIFUL shadows and the light kept changing so I kept snapping away!!!:):)
 When we dine out here it is like being in a tree house! We are really surrounded by trees, as I showed you yesterday.
 These GORGEOUS frog napkin rings were a GIFT!!! Do any of you remember Linda from RMS (Bellesmom)???? She sent these to me several years ago! I LOVE them! They have beautiful little beads on them too. I haven't heard from her in a while and miss her!
I used some of the flowers from the bouquet Joe sent me . They still look pretty!!!!!
 This is the candlestick.
 I think frogs are kinda cute, do you???
 We each also have a frog tea light holder.
 Of course, green glasses for our drinks.
 Beautiful alstromeria. It is in the lily family.
 This is an ivy plant that lives out here on the deck. It has a little frog stuck down into it too!
 I LOVE this pot!!!!
 He is so happy that it has cooled off he is smiling:):)

 I used a plaid/striped placemat, my white chargers that I love, my green square plate, white embossed salad plate, and the flowers make up the last layer. The creamy flatware is from Target.

 These pillows pick up the colors in the flowers so nicely.
 As you can see, I at first had used a different napkin ring then REMEMBERED my frog napkin rings!

 I layered 2 cut work napkins, a green and a white one and fluffed them out. It is such a pretty look.
 I lit the candles for you!

 Yes, there was a beautiful BREEZE outside too!

 I love the ruffled edge of this vegetable bowl.

 I wish you could all join us for dinner!

 I feel so fortunate and still have the people who suffered loss and flooding in my thoughts and prayers.
 I forget where I got these and the candlesticks, sorry! I have had themn for several years now.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be joining these parties this week!!!
Table Top Tuesday at :  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
White Wednesday at:  http://fadedcharm.blogspot.com/
Wow Us Wednesday at:  http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Tablescape Thursday at:  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Vintage Thingie Thursday at:  http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/
Feathered Nest Friday at:  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Foodie Friday at:  http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
Show and Tell Friday at:  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/
Inspiration Friday at:  http://thepicketfence.blogspot.com/
Open House Friday at:  http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/
Sunday Favorites at:  http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/
Seasonal Sundays at:  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/ Tablescape Thursday at http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Please visit some of these parties for LOTS of inspiration!!!! XO, Pinky I am now also joining Kristens new party: Share your Creations. See my sidebar for the link!

Monday, August 29, 2011

~~~ AHHHH, that's better!!!~~~~~

This morning Joe and I got outside to do our clean up. We had brought everything into the house or garage so first we got our leaf blowers out and blew away all the leaves, picked up all the smaller twigs and branches, then the LARGE branches. Then we got all the things back out to the front porch and back deck.  Then we sighed a BIG sigh of relief and gratitude that we "weathered" this storm so well!

 This is a little bell that I don't think I have shown you before.

 Back deck all back together.
 Soon, I will be switching out pillows for some FALL pillows!!!!
 This is another hibiscus that Joe has grown from a small piece that had 2 TINY leaves! He wintered it over inside so hopefully it will live through this winter too and grow bigger next year too!
We feel very fortunate and have the people of Vermont and other places that have had TERRIBLE flooding in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks so much for stopping by. Joining Susan for Metamorphisis Monday at http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/   XO, Pinky
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