Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Afternoon at the Beach!

Today I am joining in on Tablescape Thursday again at Between Naps on the Porch. This is such a fun party and there is always lots to see. Thank you Susan for hosting!
Today was such a nice day I thought I would take you to the beach. I took along a few things so we could enjoy a pleasant afternoon together.





This is the perfect spot to enjoy our time together-don't you think?
The view is lovely and the temperature just right.

I hope you like lemonade and strawberry shortcake. It is strawberry season here and I made some biscuits and whipped some fresh cream so I hope you will enjoy a strawberry shortcake with me-otherwise I will have to eat two!
I love strawberries.





Did you notice the change in tablecloths-I think I already confessed to being a more is more person. I have to try different versions sometimes.

Look, I have an empty chair just waiting for you and it would be so nice to sit here at the beach and have a chat!
Have a lovely day,

Carolyn

38 comments:

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful setting for your wonderful table. I love how you took everything down to the seaside and set it all up. AMAZING!

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
This would be an amazing place to chat and eat strawberries with whipped cream, not to mention drinking the pink lemonade.

Lovely place, pretty tablesacpe, friendly blogger friend.

Thank you for this Beach Post.
~D~

ellen b. said...

Oh girl! You are tempting me to fly to wherever I have to to take a boat to PEI and sit at this wonderful table!! Just lovely! After a visit at your table I'd jog over to Kathie's place...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Just beautiful! Happy TT to you!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carloyn, what a lovely, lovely table, and that lemonade looks so good right now! A pretty table in a pretty location with pretty plates, pretty flowers, pretty food with a pretty friend. What a nice way to spend Tablescape Thursday. Speaking of which I hope yours is happy!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Love the table on the beach!! Just beautiful!

Willow said...

Everything looks so wonderful. I love strawberries too. Thanks for taking us alone.

Willow

DesignTies said...

Love those PEI red sand beaches!!

It's strawberry season here too -- nothing beats the flavour of a freshly-picked juicy red strawberry :-)

I would be happy to share lemonade and strawberry shortcake on the beach with you :-)

You're welcome for mentioning your blog on our blog :-) We love to support our fellow Canadians :-)

Kelly

Martha said...

Love the red, white and blue flower centerpiece. What a beautiful place for strawberry shortcake. Love your chairs!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Carolyn, your post took my breath away! I too did a strawberry post for TT, but it pales in comparison. Such a beautiful table in such a tranquil and divine setting!

Thank you for sharing your amazing table!

Tina

TattingChic said...

WOW! I doubt anyone from Tablescape Thursday can beat that! What a lovely view! You've outdone yourself!

Love the flower pics from the previous post, too! :)

Dining Delight said...

No matter what you ate at that terrific table and background, it would taste fabulous! Lovely blog too.

A fellow Canadian,
Dining Delight

abeachcottage.com said...

ooh all those lovely strawberries with the flowers and the seaside feel, love it

happy tablescaping

Sarah

texasdaisey said...

Oh what a beautiful day at the beach and the food looks so good too. I can almost hear the gulls and smell that wonderful ocean breeze. Mmmmmmmmmm oh how I dream of the beach.
Debbie

Beverly said...

You are so sweet to fix this for us. I would love to join you for a chat in a beautiful setting with a tasty treat.

*Ulrike* said...

Now that is the perfect outdoor cafe table! How I would love to take the day off and join you! Such beautiful photos.

Melanie said...

Wow ... a table setting like that certainly makes the food taste better! ;-)

ceekay said...

Beautiful place to sit and visit! The lemonade looks so refresing. I love the layering of the tablecloths...my kind of decorating!

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
I would love to join you for a glass of lemonade. The table setting s is so pretty. You actually took all that stuff to the beach for a picnic? Reminds me of our trips to England when we would see their picnics and they had brought along their own table chairs and teapots. It was very civilized.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. I dream of one day being able to visit PEI in person...thanks for helping me to visit there right now, even if it is via the internet!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

My favourite place to eat! Everything looks so delectable! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

NC Southern Belle said...

Love this entire tablescape. Pink Lemonade included ! Great job ...enjoy your days at the sound

Kristi said...

Gorgeous! It reminds me of a scene from Anne of Avonlea. Blessings to you!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FAB place to dine!

Hedy King said...

If only I could slip away to the peace and calm of your table on PEI, I would join you in a heartbeat. I love your blog, your pictures, your china, your gardens. Oh, my, I'm sounding like a stalker...sorry. Just a fan of your life! Thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

Oh my goodness, what a great place for a tablescape. Just beautiful!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Brenda said...

Oh my, if only I had that backdrop close by! The pink in the glasses looks yummy against the blue of the water. Lovely setting. I love tablecloths and I love to see different ones. This is just beautiful, Carolyn! So glad you joined us!
Brenda

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful setting and what a lovely tablecloth! Great pictures!
Blessings,
Debbie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Carolyn...this is delightful! I'm on my way...don't eat that other dessert! :-) I love both tablecloths...they are both so different and give the table a totally different feel...but I love them both! Love your parasol...smart girl...keep that sun off. Beautiful tablescape...the whipped cream looks scrumptious! Susan

Kim said...

I love, love, love your tablescape at the beach. And I love strawberry shortcake. My mom always made Bisquick biscuits for our strawberry shortcake when I was growing up. My hubby likes his with angel food cake instead. So yours with biscuits brought back great memories.

printersdevil said...

Mmmm, I love strawberry shortcake. Real whipped cream and I am feeling very pampered at my special place--the beach.THis is pretty enough to be an advertisement.

June said...

As usual, your photos are beautiful. Ah, to be there would be heavenly. Everything is so vivid. I can smell the water clear over here i Idaho.
Smiles,
June

Cindy said...

Such pretty photos, it makes me long to leave the ratrace behind and join you for lemon-aid and strawberry shortcake on a PEI beach.

once in a blue moon... said...

simply the best...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a delightful presentation! Very creative and pretty!

The strawberry shortcake looks delicious!

Katherine

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh for a day at the beach! I love hearing the water lapping and tickling my toes- I have only experienced water a few times as we have always lived in the desert!

Thank you for letting me join you at your sweet table today!

Regina said...

Awesome. So lovely and fantastic.

Thanks for sharing.
Regina

Pam said...

I think the post of your seaside table is not just charming but breath taking. The water and the surrounding garden is wonderful. The strawberries make a great dessert.