"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."



-Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer at Thistle Creek

I must admit that Summer is not my favorite season, Autumn wins that title, but there are many joys that only Summer can bring.

The juicy goodness of  a trio of fresh berries.  (After taking the picture, I added a dollup of organic peach yogurt and savoured the moment.)


 Setting the table with reds -- roses, cherries, and plaids...



white -- vintage ironstone...



and blue -- cobalt blue stemware and flatware and a little yellow crochet doily for a sweet country  cottage accent...I'm ready for a 4th of July lunch.

Right outside my kitchen window a favorite flower thrives and begins its colour show.


Summer is here but it goes by quickly so do take time to enjoy those lazy summer afternoons when the days are long and the fireflys sparkle in the night.  Take a little longer to finish your lemonade, your iced tea, your mint julep...It's Summertime.


Thanks for visiting with me today...I'm glad you stopped by.

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19 comments:

Shirley said...

Your berries look so yummy. I would like some whip cream or ice cream on top please. I like the table setting which would work very nicely with the weekend. The fireworks are going off in the neighborhood. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

A Few Pennies said...

Beautiful summery tablescape; I am in love with the reds/white/blues! Have a great holiday. Patty

Atelier de Charo said...

So fresh setting! Happy Summer!

Hugs
Charo

HOPE said...

New to your blog..hello there!

Love your style..and my favorite flower!!!

Enjoyed visiting you..
HOPE

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So fresh and elegant summer table! The blue-red-white is awesome! The berries looks so yummy! Stunning flower shots. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Marlis said...

Berries are the best thing about summer!!! Yours look scrumptious. Your table looks fresh and inviting. Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

Irene said...

Enchantée!

Martha said...

lovely table

Marigene said...

Oh, this table really is beautiful, so summery...is the tablecloth vintage? Very pretty.
Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

So fresh! It makes you feel cool even on these hot days.
Lovely post!

glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, what a deep hot pink hydrangea! I really like it :D Lovely post, and I love your pretty table!

Entertaining Women said...

A mix of fresh berries at least once a day is definitely one of my favorite parts of summertime. You hit the mark with this one! The dinnerware with a mix of florals and checks is darling!....and the tablecloth should be on my table....you'll see why in a moment. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Maggie said...

The table is set, and is gorgeous. I like the way you've mixed the florals and checks. The tablecloth is so pretty.
Looks like you're ready to celebrate the 4th in style.
Have fun.

At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely cheerful and charming tablescape you've created! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's such a cheery table setting! I love those 222 fifth bowls and plates!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! Beautiful setting & love the sweet hydrangeas in bloom! xoox, tracie

Judi said...

What an adorable table you have set...both tablecloth and plates. Very sweet..and I am sure thats how your berries tasted also. Yogurt would be delish with the fruit.
thank you for sharing...
I am wondering whether you are in a really hot part of the country and thus prefer the fall.
Here...summer all the way.
Judi

tammylovesdishes said...

This is such a bright and cheery tablescape. Who wouldn't want to join you?

I love those dishes, too! They are beautiful.

Patti said...

I have these sweet dishes, too - and I just love them. I love the simplicity of your table setting. It appeals to me very much. And, since cobalt blue is a favorite of mine, I will be looking out for cobalt flatware and glasses. Love it!

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