Lately, I have been dreaming of sunny days and warm evenings
dining out on the patio, relaxing on the chaise lounge
and digging my toes in the warm sandy beach area.
I know, I know...
I am just not a winter girl...
I'm an August baby &
the golden sunshine days of summer really do call to me.
I love the window boxes on the house to be filled with
bunches of red geraniums,
overflowing white bacopa and creeping thyme
I crave the warm mornings with bright sunshine awakening the world,
while sipping hot coffee and greeting the day
out on the backyard patio.
Listening to the sounds of the birds chirping as they flit about in the trees,
rows of lavender & rosemary in bloom
& the intoxicating smell of blossoming roses as they creep
along the lattice walls of the patio...
Every year at this time~
I seem to find myself with the winter blah's...
and dreaming about warm sunny days.
We are lucky to have been enjoying beautiful spring like weather.
It is a welcome & much appreciated break in the snow and cold of winter.
So, even though it's not spring yet
I was inspired to create a little garden breakfast table for two
up on the pea gravel patio.
A little breakfast menu on a vintage framed chalkboard
Petite belgian waffles with a strawberry on creamy vintage monogramed plates
set over vintage reticulated silver
The antique patio set I shared the other day makes for a perfect garden dining spot.
Here's a before picture of the chairs~
Originally, they were covered in this chinoiserie print
and stained and dirty when I found them.
I went back and forth between an english cottage floral or
dainty french ticking stripes.
I decided on the ticking fabric mainly because I felt that
the florals that I had on hand didn't work as well.
I reversed the fabric for a more faded look &
am planning to attempt (oh boy!)
to make some flirty little linen slipcovers.
I think they came out cute- though not 100% sure it is the ideal fabric yet...
good thing they are an easy re-do!
The surrounding landscape is is bare and dormant in January
so mossy balls in a galvanized bucket, cut flowers & a beautiful lavender
warm the table.
Just yesterday, we woke up to a little blanket of snow
& 2 days ago it was in the mid 60's
Talk about crazy weather!
All of you who have been in the midst of so much winter weather and snow~
I do hope that better weather is coming soon!
Happy Monday Everyone!