Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring / Summer Dreams

Last night T made her confirmation at church. It was a very lovely service and the bishop was wonderful with the kids. My friend Margaret was the perfect sponsor for T. She took her role seriously and I think she was pleased to have been asked. Afterward we all went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Iguana Grill (aka Igwana Gwill).
Such an absolutely gorgeous day! Cosmo has been out there doing yard work today while I picked T up from her morning dance class. We had to run over to Homewood to the dance store to pick up some things she needs for recital (black tights, black fishnet tights, black jazz shoes) and then we went to Academy to pick up some stuff she needs for dance camp in June at the U of Alabama (4 pairs of black Soffee shorts, 1 pair of orange Soffee shorts, a couple of black jog bras and a gray jog bra). On our way home we stopped at a little garden shop and bought some red petunias and some white petunias. I'll plant them later today or tomorrow.

So, on this wonderful spring day, I've turned my attention to our outdoor space(s). We need new cushions for our wrought iron dining set and we also need a new umbrella for the table. I had bought one last year but that damn squirrel chewed huge holes in the top of it.
I love to entertain and dine al fresco. I especially love crisp fall nights when we have a fire going in the fire pit and sit outside and watch a football game or have a glass of wine. The other day Cosmo & I were talking about our next move and I told him our next house has to have some type of outdoor space. I don't care if it's a screened-in porch, a nice flagstone patio, a wooden deck. I want a really, really nice outdoor room. I want an extension of the house. We're pretty casual people so it can't be super fussy or anything. I really like rustic design and I also like cottage/shabby chic/flea market style.
I love the lantern in this photo!

Who wouldn't like to have a margarita or a glass of wine out here?

I would have dine al fresco every night if I had a spot like this!

This is one of my favorite photos. I luv the candelabra on the table and the mixture of formality in a casual setting.

While I love the look and theme of this, I don't think I'm funky enough to carry this off!

I think out of all these inspirational photos, this is the one that describes me the best! I luv, luv, luv all the candles and the casual charm!


*Yankee Belle* said...

Another great Catholic! Yeay! What was her confirmation name? Mine is Patricia.

Blasé said...

"Rustic Design" is soooo Cool!

Anonymous said...

i love your pictures.... and cograts on your daughters accomplishments

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