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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Welcome to the Garden Party






I've been wanting to have a garden party all summer. Not the kind that's a big to do, and takes two weeks planning, and tons of work. I mean the kind that almost makes itself.








 

The last time the little girls visited we said it would be so much fun to have a party tent. I'd love one with big pink stripes, but while I'm waiting for that, a pop up market canopy seemed like a smart thing to have. 




The Dads got it up in about twenty minutes, so we pulled in a table and put a few things on it. The china cups are all for atmosphere. They just say "Garden Party" to us.














We draped a few vintage lace curtains at the corners, and Voila!













A few plant stands from the patio dress things up.








I envisioned my summer garden party all in flowing white.















On the menu? Cheese, croissants, pineapple spears, and red velvet cake! Bon appetite!































We partied all day, had a cookout in the evening, and then it rained.
 Everyone thought it was the perfect end to a garden party
Thanks so much for joining us!

Jacqueline





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48 comments:

Anita said...

What a fabulous garden party it was!! Just beautiful! Love the photos and all the beautiful details. When I throw something together it doesn't look like that!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

'Thrown together' she says.... How luvely I say. Just luvely. Looks like it was a beautiful day for such a special party.
Linens all floaty and white, and the dishes... beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Gee

Linda said...

I LOVE that glass cake plate...
ohhhhh we do LOVE the same things....
and those roses.....


Cheers!
Linda :o)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I can not tell you how much I adore this post,it so reminds me of my MOM,she would do things like that for my sisters and I,she was amazing and you just brought back some sweet memories,thank you! x0

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely garden party. Menu sounds wonderful. Now I am craving for some Red Velvet, my favorite.

Deb said...

All the china is so pretty. I love a garden party and you certainly had a lovely one.

Helen said...

Like others, I, too, want to have a garden party with the girls. Hmm, you have given me some ideas... The cake looked so scrumptious.

Heaven's Walk said...

You created such a sweet and romantic place for a garden party! I love the vintage lace draped at the corners - and your tablescape is beautiful! :)

xoxo laurie

SizzleandZoom said...

Precious and sweet. Love the shabby chic pink roses-gorgeous. I go off to Disneyland for the day and miss your beautiful posts.

helen tilston said...

Hi Jacqueline

Thanks for a delightful party.

The lace curtain and the white lines stole me away

Helen xx

~Earth Angel~ said...

Oh my goodness! Jacqueline, I just loveddddddddd your garden party....so beautiful and romantic...I adore all of your beautiful things!

jeanetteann said...

How gorgeous. How lucky are these little girls to have a Grandma so creative. It all looks so beautiful. xxoo

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Perfectly beautiful. Enchanting.
I had such a wonderful time at your party.
~Lynne
w/L.

Bella said...

Oh just perfect in every detail! The breezy white lace, and lush lush green lawn... mix match dishes, casual elegance at it's best! Delicious! Love the Gibson girl mug, so much detailing!
You do summer right!
Hugs,
Bella

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Splendid!

What a beautiful garden party!

That is truly what good memories are made of..............well done!

Kasia Wolak said...

What a beautiful garden party!!! I adore the colours and patterns and designs and food!!! Fantatsic photos!

Hugs,

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What an amazing "thrown together" garden party. It all looks perfect jaqueline.
The red velvet cake looks divine.
I think you all had a wonderful day, behind those lovely white drapes.. a wonderful setting.
val

lynn said...

partying in the garden is the best! lovely pictures, jacqueline!

Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely garden party, and one your girls will remember for a long time.
Judith

Carolyn said...

I really love this post-such beautiful photos! I agree rain would be the perfect end to a garden party day.I need to get busy and have our little ones up for a tea party before school starts up again.
I also love your romantic linens post.I have a very similar quilt.

Take care,
Carolyn

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful!

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!What a lovely garden party.Just loved it. Have a great day!

Shantana

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness!! It's all so pretty, love your china :) Hope you have a wonderful day! xo Holly

Anne said...

What a beautiful garden party!! Your tablescape is so pretty!That dessert looks divine...YUM!
xx
Anne

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What a gorgeous dreamy garden party. Everything about it is lovely.

Bente said...

How beautiful, Jacqueline. Love your party so much.

Hugs

Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful garden party. I love the vintage lace curtains too. What an inviting spot in your garden to relax and enjoy your friends. Love it!

Jody

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Romantic ruffles adored with romantic lace. China tea cups. Red velvet cake. White adored with roses in a pitcher. This "Garden Party" is equalivent to a scene from Out of Africa! Lovely post! Rain. . .lovely ending!
Fondly,
Pat

Marlis said...

A most delightful garden party.. Love the tent! What a great idea. Might have to borrow that one for our grand girls.. The china with the perfect little flowers is just that - absolutely perfect. The menu is perfect.. so sorry my invitation didn't make it; wink. I am sure great fun was had by all. xo marlis

A Super Dilettante said...

Oh my dear, how I adore the pastel shades of your china collection and your table layout is impeccable. It's perfectly romantic. It's like a dream vision and I thought I would be seeing a white rabbit in his waistcoat popping out at any minute, running late to attend a garden party and then he would take me down to a wonderland - a magical land...the land of Cabin & Cottage...

Jen said...

Girls! What fun!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The perfect garden party! I love the idea of draping lace over the garden canopy. So pretty.

bj said...

What a beautiful, soft garden party for some beautiful little girls. It is all just PERFECT.....:)

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

First thought...gorgeous.
Second thought...beautiful.
Third thought....click my heels together...be there!
Kari

Dar said...

Oh My, How lovely;) I'm so certain your girls fell in love and will do the same for their wee ones someday.
You have so much charm in your heart. The next time my GrandGirls visit, I hope you don't mind if I steal a few ideas...so lovely!
BlessYaJacqueline(how I love your name-like a princess)

Sarah said...

Oh, this is just perfect! I love the idea of a tent, Jacqueline. You think of everything! What lucky little girls to have you in their lives. Love the plate. Is that pink and brown? Thanks for sharing your party with all of us.......Sarah

Texas Tea Party said...

The most precious are the photos with the children! Gorgeous photography. You are making great memorious for your family. The tent is perfect for a tea party! I love your idea of using antique and vintage finds ... just perfect! You know I love tea time, please pop over to my post for a view of some thrifted finds and the tablescape.

Thnaks, Pam

Jen said...

Oh my gosh .. it's so dreamy looking! Beautiful & the flowers are scrumptious {ok, and the cake too LOL}

Betty Sneeringer said...

Beautiful garden party! The girls are blessed to have you to help them experience the good things of life.

Betty

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

If I had had the honour of an invitation to your garden party I would have worn a long, floaty white dress and a big floppy hat with flowers. I'd have brought some my husband's scones and meringues and a bottle of sparkling elderflower wine. :-)
You obviously had a wonderful time. The table and surroundings were dressed beautifully (love the pink jug and its roses) and the weather played along, lovely.

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a beautiful garden party and all the lovely dishes

I have wanted to have a garden party all summer however this 115 degree temperature has stopped all my outdoor summer plans

maybe early fall I can have my party

I am collecting dishes with soft sweet roses on them also just for this party

your lace curtains just makes it so much better LOL my favorite lace curtains

ImSoVintage said...

What a beautiful spot for a garden party.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

This is really lovely. You've created the perfect garden party!

marit´s,,, said...

So beautiful pictures and a garden of roses.
Marit Norway.

Trish Margaret said...

Absolutely lovely!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How pretty!! Love that plate with the little windmill!

Ruthie Miller said...

What a glorious garden party. What lucky girls and it' obvious you had a grand time preparing for it.
The lace curtain made all the difference. It made it like a special, private garden room.
Love your chairs, love the windmill plate too and all the beautiful tea things and you captured it all so well with the camera.
Yes, the perfect day.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

You knew I'd pop over to see this one again too! ;-)

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