Friday, July 9, 2010

Endless Summer

It's still early enough in the season to feel like summer will last forever.

And it's a good morning to let all the scheduling fall by the wayside over a slow cup of coffee.

I have my favorite vintage tablecloth covering the patio table.

It makes me forget anything else that may be waiting. You have to have at least ONE of those mornings a week, don't you?

Gardening in our climate requires a lot of diligent watering. So decor takes first place, and the actual GARDEN, second.

The English have charming little linen covers to slip over pots used on tables. (For an example, see the header for the blog les cotrions )

I have mimicked this with a tea cloth folded and tied in back. The bottom corner is tucked under, and voila!

Why can't every day start with a cheery bit of hand made lace?

In an hour it will be impossible to linger here even with an umbrella overhead.

But our little creeping vine manages to get through the hot days without too much fuss!

Thanks for popping over! Ciao! for now!


I'm linking to Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!
Bargain Hunting and Chatting With Laurie!
The Tablescaper for Summer Sundays,
And The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday


Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline.. I see flowers! I think your pation is fabulous, Love all the structural pieces, Of course I love your linens... The tablecloth is so fresh and cheery, isn't it funny how cheap handmade laces are? I have never seen pots wrappd in fabric... love the idea! Hope you enjoyed your morning:-)

kate said...

Love, love , love that tablecloth, and all of it is so inviting!!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful post. I love your tablecloth and the entire setting. It looks so ideal...makes me want to sit there with a good book and cup of tea.
Have a great weekend!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Jacqueline :) Everything looks so wonderful and inviting, but what really has caught my attention is that stunning birdcage! LOVE IT!!

Hope your weekend is wonderful :)

Warmest, Brenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jacuqueline, this is just GORGEOUS. I love your vintage cloth and the birdcage and the way you tucked that cute pinkness around the flower pot. I can see why you'd like to linger at that cute table.

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Lady Pamela said...

You have such a beautiful blog. I really enjoyed my visit and I will come again soon.

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Jacqueline

It all looks so lovely. I would very happily sit there and have some tea,
You have made it look really pretty!
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

Sherry said...

Lovely setting! I love your old door and your vintage tablecloth. Beautiful!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! What a beautiful spot. I am crazy for your tablecloth. I collect vintage cloths and never seen one so beautiful! I love the idea of the pot cover! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mermaid Debbie

Jacalyn @ said...

I love your vintage table clothe! Too pretty!

Happy PS,

someplace in thyme said...

Oh how I would love to sit there with you and enjoy something nice to drink. Your patio is relaxing and just beautiful. I see you are in NM. I don't think your temps get as hot as ours in the AZ desert. We have been in the 110s this week. I think you may be at a higher elevation too. Your post is lovely today. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You always have such lovely and inspiring images! Love the tablecloth. And the way you idle over coffee, making it an event.

Maison Mutt said...

J'adore your tablecloth! Looks like we pinkies think alot alike. I may begin to wrap my pots in tea towels too. Your blog is beautiful couldn't help but join. Hope you stop by for a visit. Licks & Wags, Niki

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful outdoor area!!

I just love those chairs and that sweet vintage tablecloth!!



Tracy F. said...

What a wonderful place to start the morning. I probably wouldn't move all day! I love the tablecloth.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, what a fantastic tablecloth-enjoy!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Jacqueline.

I love your summer pink and green combination.
In my mind it is the perfect place to sit and have a cup of coffee in the morning. A beautiful creation that you have put together. Enjoy!

Hope you have a Happy Summer Sunday!

Jeanne :)

Jacqueline said...

Just a little bit of paradise. I love your comment on with gardening being so hard, you focus on decor. Gardening is so different from place to place. What a lovely spot to relax or even just to pass by when it is so hot. I feel relaxed just looking and reading. Have a lovely Sunday.

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful tablecloth, your patio is so inviting!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Average Girl said...

I am so in love with your little sitting area. It really is charming, including that massive fantastic door! So beautiful, really beautiful!

Jingle said...

6 awards,
Please take anyone or all under your wish!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I love your setting and that tablecloth is gorgeous!


Shannon said...

Hi Jacqueline...I'm truely impressed with your style. Your space is very inviting. Who would ever want to leave?

getting into truffle

The Tablescaper said...

What a fabulous patio! I love that tablecloth. May you have many lingering mornings. Just lovely.

Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh that is a wonderful tablecloth, and I love your bird cage too. What a great idea to wrap the pot in a towel. I'm so glad you linked this lovely post to Favorite Things Sat. I don't think I've visited here before. I'm glad to have found you. laurie

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a lovely place you created Jacqueline.....

Have a Wonderful DAy*

CIELO said...

I'm so in love with that corner of your house/gardens. I see faires and sprites dancing all around, that's how enchanted it is! A magical place to sit, relax and enjoy life. May you have many joyful hours there.... and thanks for joining us in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday". It was a pleasure coming here.


Shelia said...

What a lovely place to sit and plan your day! I adore that pretty olden table cloth! It's such a welcoming space!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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