Thursday, August 5, 2010

a little blue and white for summer...

18 good things about summer

{a necessary list for me - every…single…summer}

1. Blooming bougainvillea.
2. Peaches.
3. Tortoises wandering around in their prehistoric style.
4. The night skies are gorgeous and most of the time it is cool enough to enjoy them.
5. Tackling indoor projects.
6. Blooming crepe myrtle.



7. School supplies.
8. Kids in the pool.
9. Blooming hibiscus.
10. Popsicles.
11. Air conditioning.
12. Linen.
13. Watermelon.
14. Cannonballs off the diving board.
15. Squirt animals.
16. Blooming blue plumbago.
17. Monstrous thunderstorms.
18. Our anniversary. (I am such a lucky girl!)








But the very best thing about summer is knowing that the next season will be autumn…


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33 comments:

Anita said...

You and your magnificent photos again!! The blue and white with the color of the table is so striking. Beautiful tablescape! Love those chargers too!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Thanks! I needed a reminder of the good things about summer, too! We're in our fifth or sixth straight day of 100+ temps. Lovely table -- the blue napkins look great placed atop the plate!

niartist said...

I adore blue and white, especially when paired with silver or aged brass. This is a delightful summer setting - so fresh, and perfect! Thank you for sharing! :)

xinex said...

Everything is so beautiful. I love th epewter chargers and the blue and white plates, so pretty!...Christine

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Love your plates; everything looks picture perfect!

Sue
xo

Sandy said...

Breathtaking table!!! I love the plates and the way you placed your flatware. Very unique and inspiring. Thanks for visiting and for sharing your creativity.
Sandy

Sue said...

Barbara, I am going to copy the way you placed your napkin and silverware on top of the plate. So different- I love it. I am not a traditionalist, by any means. LOL Those dishes are gorgeous. I always like blue/white. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
~ Sue

Entertaining Women said...

The texture of the swirl in the pewter bowl that picks up on the furls in your wonderful dinnerware is a wonderful design choice. Of course, I adore the richness of the blue. Thank you for sharing your tablescape. I appreciate you kind words for my post. Those forks kind of make me smile, too. Cherry Kay

Sherry said...

I am a lover of blue and white dishes, yours are wonderful. I really like your elegant table setting. Thanks for sharing you favorite things about summer. It gives me food for thought.

Bonnie said...

What a good mood you set on your table as well as your commentary. I love your blue dishes and your list! We should all be concentrating on the good positive things everyday. You encouraged me and I plan to pass it on.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Blue and white together are such a wonderful color combination. Love how your table looks. It's nice to take the time to reflect on what makes us happy about a season, isn't it?

Debbie said...

Those blue and white dishes are so lovely! I love the deep, rich cobalt. It's different from so many blue patterns. It makes a very pretty table!

A Hint of Home said...

Lovely blue and white dishes and pretty table.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Wonderful! your dishes are so pretty!

Donna

Marlis said...

I love the blue and white. It just looks so cooling amongst the heat outdoors. There are so many cute ideas on this one table that I want to "borrow".. way creative. I love it.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is lovely and looks so cool for summer. I love your summer list.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Barbara,
I always enjoy your tables. This one is so pretty...love the blue dishes! They are just gorgeous! Great summer list too. Do you have tortoises around? I love them too. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by to visit.
Sharlotte

Beth said...

Barbara, your table is so pretty. Blue and white dishes are a classic! Your silverware is very beautiful too. Love your pics of the bobcats too. I was under the impression they don't like to be seen but I think yours are not all that fearful! Hope summer is filled with all of your summer must haves!
Beth

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a beautiful, swirling tablescape! Love those cobalt blue and white plates! I enjoyed your summer list too. laurie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is gorgeous! The blue and white makes it so elegant!

I have just posted my roosters for the party, you are invited!

Katherine

Linda said...

Blue and white....that should cool things off for you! I want to learn some of your photography tricks so come on up!

Jacqueline said...

Oh this is just lovely. Those blue and white plates and bowls are exquisite. I love how you put the silverware on the napkin in the middle of the plate. I don't think I have seen that before and it is just gorgeous. Everything about this speaks a relaxed summer meal.

Mary said...

You really did a great job putting everything together! I love your dishes. Have a nice weekend, Mary

Nancy said...

Beautiful and striking! I like all the elements of your table and especially the way you've placed the napkin across the plate. I love seeing things arranged a little differently than what you'd normally see. It's so very lovely!

Nancy

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh my! Such a soothing list of summer fun. I would name many of the same. Love your gorgeous tablescape. Thanks for sharing and THANK YOU for stopping by my blog on 47th Street. :) Donna

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful! I like the colors and how you placed the napkin sideways. Your family must enjoy seeing what new settings you'll have next.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Elisabeth @ Treasuring the Moments
http://homeschoolblogger.com/timbuck2mom/

Ellie said...

So very pretty and I love the summer list. Thanks for sharing!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Gorgeous table setting, I love the vibrant blue, very elegant.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is a beautiful table...love the blue and white plates, perfection. I also like the way you did the flatware and napkin, I may have to use that idea! I think your list is great...although thunderstorms don't go on my "good thing" list!

Thanks for visiting me, please come back again!

Sue

Mimi said...

I love the cobalt and white...and your summer list!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Oh my goodness! You and I both just love blue and white. Did I say I love your blue and white tablescape - gorgeous! The centerpiece bowl is beauteous; I really like how its design plays off the design of the plates and other pieces. Those chargers add nice texture to this tablescape. I like the nod to the 'hotel' flatware presentation. Happy anniversary to you and your sweetie.

All the Best,

Requi

The Tablescaper said...

Love it! Love the blue and white. Love all of the repetition of the swirls.

hope to see you at Summer sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Carrie said...

Such an impeccable table setting...love the blue and white dishes!