Thursday, August 4, 2011

trying to get back to normal...


It's been a long time. I am trying to get back to normal life again. I did a simple outside table with a bit of "I deserve it, don't I?" shopping. Fruit plates are from West Elm.


I like simple even when the heat isn't my excuse.

The plates are a little stylized and maybe hard to see in my photos. This is an orange.


watermelon








pear


lemons



Hope you are having a wonderful summer, finding a cool place to enjoy it all. For other tablescapes, join Susan here.

20 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

lovely setting and welcome back, i always love your pics~

Designs By Pinky said...

Welcome back, not sure where you were? Love your table! Come on over and see mine if you get a chance. Your new plates are great!!!! XO, Pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the new plates, such fun and the colors and tablescape are fabulous. Looks so inviting. Hugs, Marty

Johanna said...

Hello Barbara,
I missed your posts with beautiful photos. You made such a nice table, inviting and simple, so repfreshing. Would love to sit there with you, waiting for the bobcats and watching the humming birds, laughing and talking.
Best greetings, Johanna

Jacqueline said...

Welcome back! It has been a while. I want to be there with you and enjoy those funky fun plates and jump in the pool. I had a hard time focusing on the table as I was so distracted by the luscious pool! Isn't it fun that you can take a break, much needed, and come back when you want. I LOVE BLOGGING!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I've been missing your posts ... but I took a little break too. Great plates ... I acquired the Bee flatware a few weeks ago and just love it! Thanks for sharing ... thanks for dropping by to visit with me.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Barbara, it's wonderful to see you back! What a welcoming Summertime tablescape you've done. The pool makes a fabulous backdrop. I LOVE the funky angle of your final pic! Thanks for stopping by, too.

Marlis said...

Barbara, so glad to see you back!! Your re-entry with this tablescape is fabulous.. I love those sylized plates. Your setting by the pool looks so very cool and inviting. Love that orange check napkin! Thanks for dropping by and leaving your kind comments.. xo marlis

xinex said...

Very beautiful table, Barbara! I love how colorful and delightful it looks. Gorgeous view of the pool too...Christine

Maria said...

Welcome back! I like your new stylized plates! They are different and perfect for summer living, but I took a peek at your previous post with the peaches, and now I'm drooling! Awesome peaches!

Martha said...

What a great table and I love those plates!

Entertaining Women said...

So glad to find your post this week. You've been missed. Wonderful poolside tablescape. Around here it would have to be floating on the water with all the guests submerged...it is so danged hot! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Tricia said...

Barbara, that first photo -- the overhead shot -- is amazing! I think you "did good" on finding those cool salad plates. I have those orange gingham napkins, if they're from Crate & Barrel! I'm always happy to find a post from you in my reader.

Mary said...

I deserve it shopping is my favorite kind! Love your fun, summery stylized plates... makes me want to dive right into the pool & what's for dinner :-)

lulumusing said...

Barbara, I am so glad you are back and very appreciative of your visit. I see you've taken up right where you left off with great photos and always an appealing table. I'm glad to be in touch again.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate your nice comment. Please visit again. Your table setting is so colorful and fun, and I love the green pear plate!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What wonderful plates! They are so bright and cheerful, I wouldn't even want to cover them up with food!

The Tablescaper said...

Very neat. They look so cool, although I'm sure it's far from cool.

- The Tablescaper

Alycia Nichols said...

I can't stop looking at those great orange & white checked napkins! They're fabulous!!! I really, really like those!!! Beautiful, colorful table!

Alexandrea said...

Wonderful table!! It looks so refreshing and inviting next to that gorgeous pool!!
Also, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog post about our Days for Girls Garden Party!!
Happy Summer!!
Alexandrea