Thursday, July 9, 2015

watermelon summer

The  home that I am in temporary residence has a beautiful  back yard with this magnificent Weeping Willow Tree and these giant gunner leaves that make such a wonderful backdrop for a summer luncheon.

the leaves are so ginormous they are about nine to twelve feet across with massive thorns


For over a year I have been searching thrift stores for anything with a watermelon theme from dishes to baskets, to plates, and napkins, mini bottles, candles, napkin rings anything with the goal in mind to out do any body else's water melon table. I was going to reign and be the WATERMELON Queen for the summer.Pretty lousy self esteem that  I was thriving for I know only my stash is in storage again and this time I can't reach any of it.the storage unit is narrow and piled high to the  top and with an extender ladder I can  get to my stuff but sadly can't put it anywhere. Ever since I saw Candy's( Plum Creek) watermelon table last year I wanted to do a table of watermelon. A local dollar store had watermelon stuff and I did the best I could with what I found

a local grocery store had these cute plates on clearance and I grabbed them up. I found this real cute ant material and was intending on making napkins but just haven't gotten around to it. Life is still changing for me here in Seattle. Lots to see and do

trying to volunteer at lots of festivals so I can meet people and get involved.  this state loves Festivals
I went to a lake in the middle of the city that was fantastic, diving boards, paddle boats, kiddy pools, ice cream carts just a great way to spend a summer day.
the flowers are in such bloom here and the yard is so lush and green totally different than the dried out brown of  California. The weather has been totally off the charts with high nineties that Seattle doesn't have or seen in almost 40 years.

The chairs are a bit rusty but I'm  working with limited resources here.
I had purchased the cutest little ants to put everywhere on my table (sorry Candy I just could not make mine as cute as yours came out) but they are so lost in the pyramid of plastic tubs in my unit. I don't think I could ever remember exactly where I put them.

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their summers whatever your doing and I hope you enjoyed my little watermelon glimpse. I'll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch come and have some fun with us .With love and fond thoughts to all of you.Susie


  1. Susie, again doing that cute table scape with limited resources you did a cute table, the ants were a nice touch,that back yard is something I could get into.Susie you do wonders. Roy

    1. thanks Roy I love how the ideas in my head come out to reality to create these tables.

  2. Your watermelon table is darling! I wish I could find plates at that at the dollar store here - you can bet I'll be looking, thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Joy thank you for your commenting I found all this stuff at a Value dollar store in Seattle Wa but I really do have a ton of watermelon stuff collected in storage it probably would have been overkill if I had it all.Susie


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