Jul 21, 2010

Mallow Bouquet Continued...

This afternoon I posted a Mallow Bouquet
Here is my bouquet if you missed it:-)

Since it is such a beautiful summer afternoon,
I decided to stay out under the Cherry Tree for my dinner.

(click photos to enlarge)

This cherry tree and rustic bench
are on the backside of my garden.

This area is left on the natural side..
with four dogs and no lawn,
this serves as their run and play area.

Since Mike is working tonight..
I am alone for dinner
and decided to have a very simple and lazy nosh :-)

So I mad this nest of pillows,
and brought along an old copy of Victoria magazine
to keep me company...

I was enjoying this photo of two lovely girls...
the photos remind me of photos
Jacqueline at Cabin and Cottage
has shared of her sweet Granddaughter Emma.

If you haven't visited Jacqueline's very lovey blog
you are in for a treat!
 her tablescape tonight  is gorgeous!

The Basil was due for a trim
so I made pesto and will enjoy it served on little crackers,
with iced tea.

I will be using my pink depression glass goblet..
I only have one,
and have yet to find a mate for it.

I will also use my pink depression glass
compote dish and small saucer..
both are also mix and match.

This pretty silver spoon is the only flatware needed..
eating anything with such a pretty spoon
always feels like a special occasion:-)

I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful summer evening:-)

I will be joining two parties this evening...

Kathy at A delightsome Life is having a

and I am joining..
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
It's number 100!

Both are wonderful ways to spend a sweet summer eve!

 Thanks for visiting me today!!


stefanie said...

like looking at a beautiful magazine!!! just gorgeous!

Anita said...

Oh I love your pink depression glass!! I (we, as in my mom and I) do not have any pink! I think she has every other color. This is beautiful!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Happy dogs; that's for sure with such a roaming place and lovely play area! Your photos are all so lovely so I decided to take your button home.
You're more than welcome to reciprocate!

Greetings from Georgia/USA


Cabin and Cottage said...

What a surprise! (shock) It's a good thing I read blogs once in a while instead of just looking at the pretty pictures! Ha! Thank you so kindly! I'm so glad you liked my post--I should have remembered your doggie connection! I have always loved the jug and had it for a long time. The handle is wonderful, no? You need one. You've left big nice comments for me everywhere tonight! Thank you very much! I like your cozy rustic bench and your pretty pink glass. Love Pesto! Ciao! Jacqueline

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely table for one, good idea with only the one goblet. How gorgeous this was and I love the Victoria Magazine. My favorite rest time is reading magazines. This is one of my favorites. What a restful respite you have created. Hope you had a nice night, now I have to be off to check out Cabin and Cottage!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a gorgeous and relaxing area you've created here! Just perfect. :-)

Have a wonderful Thursday!

xinex said...

This is lovely. It looks so relaxing. I love your pink glassware....Christine

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

So Lovely :)
And even your namne is Lovely :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, love pink depression glass!

Marydon said...

G'morn, Bella ~
So sweet & relaxing but elegant & inviting a setting to enjoy on a cool summer's eve ...

Have a beautiful summer day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful and relaxing, love your depression glass!!!
Lovely, lovely!


Susan said...

Oh, how lovely. I collect pink depression glass as well. Actually, I'll collect any I can find if the price is right.

Beautiful display today, Bella.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
What a beautiful spot! I love your mallow bouquet...I've been wanting to plant zebra mallow and was eyeing it up at the nursery earlier this summer, but I've sort of run out of room to plant things!!!!
As always, I love your pink Depression glass. I think your pink goblet has the same pattern as my blue Depression glass goblets.

Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Your garden bench looks like a lovely spot to read - I love it. I had a piece or 2 of depression glass, I think in gold, I especially like your pink.

PAT said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful Bella.

Melissa said...

More beautiful photos!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is so peaceful and cool! And I love the pink depression glass. I have a few pink, but more green. My sister made off with the pink:)

Kathy said...

Hello Bella! This is such a lovely setting! It could be taken straight from Victoria! Just love how you've made it such a comfortable place for yourself and your Victoria! If you were anywhere near Atlanta this weekend there's a Depression Glass Show in Cobb County! A rainbow of colorful glassware!
Thanks again for joining me this week!

Kathy said...

We grow mallow in our garden too. It likes to self sow in the darnest spots. Pretty post, thank you.

If you're curious, your little pink sherbet is Cherry Blossom depression glass. The pink goblet is Recollection by Indiana Glass, it is a reproduction of the Madrid depression glass. Your saucer is pink Madrid or pink Recollection, I can't tell by the photo.

Johanna said...

Bella, how romantic is this setting with those pretty neddlework cushions in contrast to the rough bench. Really like in a film. And this pretty depression glass is so sweet to that. Hmmm, the idea of pesto with crackers makes me drolling. Thank you for sharing this romantic vignette.
Greetings, Johanna

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What a beautiful setting! I love your flowers, and pink Depression glass always delights!

Patricia Torres said...

what a lovely ... lovely way to unwind.. I'd love to be here... wow!

Madelief said...

Dear Isabelle,

Such a lovely bouquet! Your depression glass is very beautiful as well. I have something similar to it in brown. It was my grandmothers and therefor extra special to me.

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Barbara said...

What a beautiful setting! I could spend hours right here. The bouquet is so pretty. I love the depression glass. I am so frustrated. Google translate keeps translating this page into Afikaans. I can't get it back to English. Hopefully my comment will be in English when you see it.

craftyles said...

I love it. It looks like it's from a magazine. I'd love to linger in your garden!

once in a blue moon... said...

so beautiful, i love garden moments...

Entertaining Women said...

The person ensconced on your lovely bench in your gorgeous setting will be moi! Just didn't want you to be startled. Wonderful vignette. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

rose marie said...

Hello, I've loved your photos and your blog. Visually it's beautiful. His last pictures, the cushions on the bench in the garden has been very good greetings Rose Marie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella, you've made an elegant corner in which to have your dinner. I like your choice of magazine for reading and have that issue too.

More Entertaining Women said...

What a gorgeous blog. I want to crawl right into the pages and have a cup of tea! Thank you!

Requi@Tablescaping Escapades said...

Oh, this is such a dainty pretty setting. Sitting at your bench with your place setting for one and thumbing through the pages of your fav magazine seems so inviting. The pink depression glass is beautiful.

All the Best,


Sharlotte said...

I love this! The rustic bench is perfect with the lacy pillows and dishes. What a wonderful relaxing spot, I'm so glad you are treating yourself to such a lovely meal...sometimes we do need to pamper ourselves to refresh our minds. Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration!

Mimi said...

What a charming little bench all dressed in pink and white...very, very pretty.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- love the contrast of the lace with the rustic bench. Such pretty depression glass too.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Bella, this is lovely! Mix and match is always the best! I've been trying to collect some different pieces lately just for that purpose...love it when things don't match. This was a lovely escape this evening...thanks so much for joining in on the 100th TT celebration! :)