Is it warm at your house yet? Are you itching to get outside?
Over the weekend, I cleaned windows, raked out some bush beds, and investigated all that needs to be done soon here in The Land of Making Do. Whew! Does that stress you out when you do that?
And then I got tired. I went inside and set a tablescape with porch living in mind.
I found this table-cloth on clearance (at Ross or T. J. Maxx) a couple of years ago. I thought I’d use it a lot more, but this was the first opportunity.
The only variance from colors in the table-cloth striping are the napkins and the flowers – always wishing for those this time of year.
Sorry to say, but these flowers are all fake. How I wish for the real thing! Are you dreaming of beautiful things growing in your yard this summer?
After putting in our sprinkler system last fall, I need lots of new plantings. Our drought made planting new things impossible late last year. Rain doesn’t look to be in our future to get a good soaking for new landscaping now, either.
But I’ll try it and run that sprinkler system daily if necessary. I dream of sitting in the porch swing listening to our sprinklers raining over pretty flowers. 🙂
And of enjoying porch dinners on summery dishes…
and of serving sweet tea in pretty pitchers…
with cheese slices from our Mississippi State Cheese Store shelves.
Won’t that be fine? Come on over, y’all!
As I turned out the dining room lights, I noticed the view of this Dept. 56 house was very much like mine in that moment.
Darkness outside with lights on inside, showing life while drawing an end to a long, productive day (and season, too).
Let us be thankful for the winter season and all we accomplished there…for tomorrow will bring another day and soon a new season of porch living…
Of newness of spring growth…of bright sunny spring days with warm weather to enjoy before the summer heat kicks in gear.
What are you pining for in these last days of winter? Are you thankful, all the same?
I’m sharing this table with Tablescape Thursday.