Saturday, June 25, 2016

ants have invade my space

Happy Summer to all. today I wanted to do an outside summer table but there were a few problems with that idea. I don't have aback yard or a beautiful white wicker porch, or a patio or any kind of porch to create this idea of my summer table so we are playing pretend while I do my summer idea themed table in my dining the weather has certainly not been very coopertive here in Seattle.

I see everybody's tables on watermelon themes and have been collecting watermelon pieces at thrift stores for some time now with the hopes of putting this table together.

I love the ants everywhere and can just imagine a picnic or a summer barbecue outside with this happening if left unattended

Watermelons can be carved in such wonderful designs although I am quite creative carving is not my forte .I'd rather just slice it up and serve it.I think it is the best Go to food for any picnic party.
The green of this cake stand goes perfectly with the green of the watermelon rind

At the stadium that I work at we were cutting up yellow watermelons.Have you ever seen these? Beautiful color inside.I never have  seen a yellow watermelon. It was truly unique to me.

I love the sweetness and the juice of watermelon as it runs down your face as you bite into it. What better fruit sings summer than watermelon?

Am I crazy ? I 've got ants running all over my table and my food?I hate ants.

If I had an outside garden or backyard I would plant these watermelon seeds and watch them grow.

 Everybody would take home these mini seed packs like party favors to plant in their own backyards.
Well I hope you all enjoyed my want to be backyard fun with watermelon and the ant invasion I m secretly glad they weren't real.

Well I hope your start to summer is off to a great start.Hmm what am I going to do this summer? I 'll have to give it some great thought. where can I go what can I explore and see? Have a great week love to all of you. join us on the whirlwind of blogs out there you will enjoy it. Ones like Purple Chocalt Home, Cupcakes and Crinoline and Between Naps on the Porch. love Susie

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Garden and Parade

Happy First Day of Summer.Wow how did it get to be summer already ?This year is just flying by way to fast.So I don't have a garden or a backyard I can fix up or decoraate for the Summer so I did a table with a Garden theme instead.

Hydrangeas in Washington grow in such abundance here and HUGE heads on them.They are like the local weed.Don't anyone from Seattle hate me on this .I love them I am so blown away by them,their colors like a rainbow,blues ,pinks cremes, pinks greens so hard to choose.

Garden Gloves to make me think of digging in the soil.

A wreath full of of them surrounded by colorful candles

Butterfly and dragonfly plates set to look like coming out of a flower petal

Just a simple table set for two

Throw in some flower seed packets ready to go in the ground

The shovel is ready to dig the potted flowers with ( my want to be garden)

I'm ready with the trowel just need some sunshine.The entire country is feeling the Heat. Seattle has not gotten the Summer memo. The biggest draw to Seattle is the Fremont Solstice parade. The 66,000 parade goers arrived at Gas Works Park to the accompaniment of temperature in the  55 degrees mark(HUH) pouring rain and summer lightening and thunder storms 

Last year I was in the parade as a Seattle Super Hugger and it was enormous Fun. This year due to my foot surgery I couldn't walk the parade so got to sit at the Info booth and greet the crowds as they arrived. Hope you all have a great Summer start and stay cool. Some of this Nations temps are just brutal.Please open your hearts and prayers for Orlando and all the people involved.This was huge tragedy that will take along time to heal thru and I'm sure none of us want to hear about.Be kind to your neighbor,be careful with the Littles out of school.take a senior someplace to cool down and check out the Bevy of blogs out there.I love their ideas,insight nd inspirations.Like Between Naps on the Porch.Come join us.Happy Summer.Love Susie

Saturday, June 11, 2016

sweet pea Paris

Happy June everybody.Seattle has not caught up with the rest of the country in regards to Mother Nature being in summer and warm temps.We have still been stuck in the 50's-60's. no complaints but when you see the water slides advertised you kinda kwuinge at how cool it still is. 

I went to our local Farmer's Market and they had these black and white sweet peas  flowers yes I said black.I have never seen them but bought them home because they smell divine.

So I put together this black and white tea in paris luncheon

the plates have a matching accessory

See I told you they are black.Has anyone else ever seen these?

the purse plate has a matching purse clutch

the gloves have a matching set of lace gloves(pulled from my Halloween stash)

Tea is ready to be served

the hat will serve double duty as my sun hat when I go to Uganda in October

black lace and toile runner  classy

These flowers look fake but they aren't

Here you can see them

the shoe plate has a matching black shoe(old Christmas ornament)

Bling and Shiny

I'm ready to serve the lunch.What shall we have ?French Macaroons,Pate Choux,Coq au Vin?

come join us for a women's lunch with a French flare.

I try to get out and enjoy this great city I now call home. Here are a few of the things I do when I'm not working twelve hour days.This is Ocean Shores Beach. Far cry from San Diego coastline
Here is where I work looks much different from this height compared to being below ground level on work days
This a place called Kabuto Gardens.A little pocket of treasure I found near my local Walmart.
And visiting my favorite mountain up close and personal.Mt Rainier.Well hope you are all well and have a wonderful week. Come visit the blogs.They are having a much betterSummer than we are and their gardens and porches are gorgeous.Between Naps on the Porch, Bargain Decorating, Home is where the Boat is and so many more.Love you  .Susie