Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Afternoon on Mulberry Street

It's a beautiful afternoon here on Mulberry Street. The temperature is in the high 80's and nobody seems to want to move around very much.

So, let's gather up everything we need for lunch and move out onto the back patio.

Perfect, I think we have everything that we are going to need.

The Tuscan flavor of the dinnerware fits right into the back patio setting. The lilacs are finished blooming but if you look real close you can see a couple of bright pink peonies   trying to make an appearance and there at the top of one of the napkins, you see my pansies too. I love my back yard this time of year.

Someone please pass the ice tea.

I purchased these dishes late last summer for a competition that is held at our County Fair each year called, "Best Dressed Table". One of the themes was, "Lunch in Tuscany for Two". I came in second and that yielded prize money. Bet you think I put it into . . . . more dishes. Yes, I did.

This is really what started the whole thing today. I stopped at the market to get some spinach for a salad and just inside the front door these beautiful flowers called to me. Went right home and the table on the patio followed.  I am sure this has happened to many of you out there in blogland too.

This sweet little bird fits right in with the sound effects out on the patio this afternoon.

Tablecloth, napkins and napkin rings from Bed, Bath and Beyond, place mats Pier One, flatware World Market, green bubbleware glasses Target, and the dishes and orange goblets Home Goods.

Good bye from Mulberry Street. Hope all of you are having a relaxing afternoon on your patio.

I am joining Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 

1 comment:

  1. Mulberry Street looks pretty darned appealing to me. I LOVE your table setting. What fun..and even more fun to win 2nd place in the competition. If you won 2nd I can't imagine what first must have looked like! I love that you bought more dishes with your prize money. You are a woman after my own heart- xo Diana