Jun 13, 2012

Strawberries in the Arbor...

Today we really lucked out,
it all came together...


my Mr. had an impromptu day off...


the sky cleared
for some afternoon sun...


yes sun!

the Zephrine Drouhin Roses
are putting on the best show of their lives...


so I built a cozy nook,
under the arbor...




brought out a few pieces of my
Homer Laughin dishes...
Virginia Rose
(aka fluffy roses)


and a delicious first,
the first strawberries from the garden this year...


grabbed some mix matched silver...




Harlow Carr Roses
and Lady's Mantle for the table...


and settled in..


a view from inside...


watching the shadows
getting long across the garden...


Today I am joining,

and

Thanks for stopping by today...

30 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Bella. What a lovely spot you built under the arbor. What a perfect place to have a picnic or just read! Lovely. (By the way, I have a Homer Laughlin platter listed on eBay. Check out my eBay button on my sidebar because I think it might be the same pattern. Not sure.) Enjoy every minute of this glorious weather. Susan

Zinnia said...

You have created a perfect place to relax. Fresh strawberries are so good. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Very cozy indeed and rather romantic looking. A glass of wine to have with the strawberries perhaps?
Glad you and DH could enjoy some time together in your beautiful garden.
Hugs,
Judith

Sarah said...

Bella, your garden spaces are so elegant. I'd love to spend time in your garden. Glad you had a bit of sunshine.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Looks like a perfect day in the garden! Love the long shot from the window. Strawberries too, huh!? Sheesh! You have set a darling table, but it's all pretty sweet. xx

Karen said...

What a romantic little spot to have some tea and strawberries! Simply Enchanting! xx

Maria said...

Wow, what a beautiful post. I love your garden, the roses are amazing. Wish I was there! :)

Rose L said...

Such a naturally beautiful setting for a relaxing afternoon.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

This is incredible!!! I LOVE the nook...perfection!!! I'd love for you to link this up to my garden/park tour party next Wednesday, if you'd like. :) I didn't see anywhere to follow you on your blog. :(

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Just perfect in every way.. calming and romantic. what a beautiful setting you have.

dizzyizzy said...

So very beautiful.

Chubby Chieque said...

So romantic and this post is truly my style.

Hope you enjoy your chillaxing moment.

Happy day,
/CC

Madelief said...

What a delightful day the two of you must have had! Days like that are rare with us.

Your garden is a picture at the moment with all those roses in bloom!

Happy day!

Madelief x

kathee said...

Hi Bella, thank you so much for taking the time to comment and follow my blog! I had to pop over and see who you were...I need to spend some time on your beautiful blog!!~OH MY~ can't wait!! adding you to my side bar and I'm your newest follower!! xokathee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely dreamy, right out of The Perfect Setting Dream Book for sure. Wow, does it get much better than that?

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So pretty! Love the view from the cozy arbor.

~Shanon

zapach piwonii said...

Your blog is so gorgeous with all beautiful stuffs.
Thanks for visiting, I'll also look to your blog a lot!
Have a nice day.

Beth said...

What a beautiful place to relax! I love Harlow Carr - DA roses are so lovely!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful arbor--and nothing is better for a treat than fresh strawberries!

Hjem og Glede said...

Lovely Bella!
So pretty garden!
Make me smile;)

Love from Camilla,
Norway

Janneke said...

What a lovely romantic rose garden you have, the pictures are real stunning. I am for the first time on your blog and also saw your lovely greyhound dogs, I am a dog lover too, and have a very active border collie.
From now on I shall follow your blog.
Regards, Janneke

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So beautiful!
What a lovely post and I adore your arbor!!

Hugs,
Deb

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh so lovely! A dream place to while away the afternoon. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy

Lydia said...

How absolutely wonderiferous and romantic. Inspires me to finish the arbor...

Cindy said...

oh my goodness... you sure know how to tempt a girl into slumbering under your beautiful arbor... your garden is beyond amazing...

cindy

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a beautiful and romantic spot. So charming.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, Bella - first of all - delighted you had a wonderful day with your husband! The arbor setting is so romantic! Love your roses! I could just dream a day away there! Beautiful tablesetting with delicious strawberries - perfect! Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Haworth said...

What a lovely way to spend some unexpected time with him! The first strawberries of the season are so special, it's nice that you were able to enjoy them together that way and that the weather cooperated.

a quiet life said...

i know its almost christmas and you have lots of beautiful posts, but i am a garden girl at heart and this is just enchanting...

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