Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Pond Across the Road

What a beautiful view across the road I have. If you enjoy looking at water and don't live on the ocean or a lake, a pond will do. 



Water is very calming to me. I see the pond from every window across the front of my house. 


The pond was drained and dredged last fall. With the abundance of rain this spring it is close to full. My neighbor built a fishing dock which you can see in the next two images. Fish will be added in the future.

The irises are blooming at the water's edge right now.



Do you have a special view? One that you look at each day and it make's you feel happy. Tell me about it. I would love to know what makes you happy when you look at the window or walk out the door - Judy.

Linking to: 

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings

MetamorphosisMonday@ Between Naps on the Porch

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life


Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

Your're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With An E

WowUs Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 

Reconnect With Nature Wednesday at Living A Good North Coast Life 


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Life is Special. . . and A Spring Tablescape

Do we sometimes forget how special life is? How special our friends and family are. We know everyday is a gift from God but sometimes we forget to notice how special life is. 



We are usually pretty busy in our everyday lives and don't often notice the beauty around us. It might be an iris in your yard.


Or a clematis bloom on a trellis that reminds us how special life is. 



Spending time with friends is always special too. Today I am sharing a tablescape for special friends.


This table could be for friends that I see everyday


or friends that I don't see often but are so very special.


It's their friendship that makes it special. 


The table is cheery and bright with an April Cornell tablecloth. She always designs beautiful patterns and borders.


A stack of Bordallo Pinheiro dinnerware.


Matching napkins tied with a ribbon to resemble a bow tucked under the bowl. 




A centerpiece of white geraniums in a white  planter.




The table is ready and now I'm waiting for my friends to arrive. But most of all just remember: 

Life is Special with Friends Like You.

                     - Judy

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Mosaic Monday
Table It @Rustic and Refined - Mondays at 7

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

WowUs Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays