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There's just something about a little table and chairs set up outside
I love smelling the fresh air and
being surrounded by greenery & pretty flowers in bloom.

This chippy old iron dining table is about to get a makeover.
It's the one I purchased in the spring and had under my pergola when it collapsed.
So the glass top is missing a section that broke, but thankfully the set didn't have any other damage.
I have been contemplating a new glass top, but have a different idea
that I hope to get done this week.
So for now, it is draped in burlap and sits in the yard near
my weathered picket fence with a couple of chairs.

A chippy old wooden bench
an antique birdcage that was a SA find
and a some fresh picked roses and hydrangea blooms.

Such a sweet somewhere to have a seat in the evening,
and enjoy a glass of wine and dessert.

Do you ever feel like you have a never ending list of projects and things to check off?
I have so many projects on my list right now... I am working on notching one off at a time...
and then hopefully I will have a bunch of new posts lined up to share!
Hope you all had a great weekend! :)


  1. So pretty Courtney!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend my friend~ Hugs,Rachel

  2. It looks great, Courtney. Just lovely and fresh looking-a place I would sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Can't wait to see what you are up to with the table top~ xo Diana

  3. So sweet. I love the burlap.

  4. Courtney, this is so pretty and I would love to sit out there with you and enjoy a glass of wine.

  5. Love the peaked roof on that bird cage! What a lovely setting.

  6. I agree, there's such a romanticism to outdoor dining. Love the texture of your burlap tablecloth, and the antique birdcage! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Courtney, really beautiful!! A lovely setting!


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  8. Super Sweet Courtney! I love it!

  9. Your yard is just gorgeous. Love this setting, looks so comfortable and relaxing! xoxo Debra

  10. So pretty! Look forward to seeing what inspiring idea you have in mind for the table! Love everything you do! oxox, tracie

  11. This is such a beautiful setting!
    Sorry about your pergola. That's too bad. We have had high destructibe winds here twice this month. Luckily we only had minor tree damage.
    Wish this was my patio view!
    So lovely, Courtney!

  12. So pretty... love the flowers, birdcage and especially the picket fence!

  13. What a pretty setting, Courtney! I'm in love with that chippy old bench! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    xo Cheryl

  14. Very pretty vignette, Courtney. I hope you spend lots of time out there enjoying your garden. I look forward to seeing your solution for the broken glass top!

    Ricki Jill

  15. Such a perfect, pretty setting! So inviting. Love the picket fence. You're right about the list of projects-it's never ending!

  16. Court, my garden so needs your help!!!

  17. Oh, I love that first photo, Courtney...the way the light is softly hitting the table and the view over the little picket fence is so beautiful and inviting. I wish I could sit there with you and take it all in :)

  18. That little place in your garden is so pretty, that is magazine material!!
    Have a wonderful Monday1
    XXX Ido

  19. It's all so beautiful, such a peaceful setting.

  20. I agree with Julie your blog, and your vignette is so sweet, and welcoming :)

  21. Wish I could just come hang out with you in that lovely spot, wouldn't that be fun!? Beautiful as always Courtney!


  22. Such a pretty space, Courtney! I hear you about the project overload thing! lol! I've got a bunch lined up, too, and am itching to get started on more! Where does it end.....? Or does it....? I think not. hehehe!

    xoxo laurie

  23. Ahhhh, so inviting! Love the burlap on the table. Can't wait to see what you do with it next!!

  24. I love it! Would be a delightful space to sit and enjoy coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evenings. :-)


  25. Oh, sooo pretty!! and shabby & romantic. And yes, I have a never-ending list too :)

  26. How romantically country! I love the flowers.

  27. Hi Courtney, That is a really pretty little garden vignette. The burlap looks great there with the fence in the background. Love the little basket! I always have a lit of things I am embarking on too.

  28. Wow absolutely beautiful table setting and the picket fence! Gorgeous!

  29. Courtney ~ That is one beautiful outdoor setting, your pictures belong in a magazine! I just love that chippy green bench, just beautiful.
    Hugs Rosemary...

  30. Just a beautiful setting. Love the burlap too. I could spend lots of time here!

  31. Courtney,
    Such pretty scenery. Wine country... fun! That bird cage is great find. I actually swoop up cages when I can see them. Eventually they will find a purpose. It's so nice to be going into GW and SA here in the Lower 48; amazing prices and great stuff. Keep me in mind if you decide to part with your cage. The table is gorg too!


  32. Nothing beats an outdoor dinning! During the summer when my son is out of school, I love to make homemade chicken salad and while we don't have such a wonderful setup as yours, we will take a blanket outside and eat our lunch. He loves it and now my 3 y.o. is getting the idea too!

  33. Pretty. I can see myself relaxing and unwinding after a busy day..
    My list... oh yes. Hardly any checking off of late as I have been dealing with some pressing matters . This too shall pass and I will get back inot he swing of things and my list will have more checks.