Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lunch in the Bay

Hello everyone,
       With yet another cool windy day here we are confined to the indoors for our lunch today but at least we can enjoy the lushness of the garden from the bay window.
I am still enjoying my lilacs and love to pick bouquets of them to enjoy indoors.
I have been picking up some thrifty china here and there lately so the table has a summery look.

I love the soft aqua green color of the china and did you notice the little pitcher even has polkas dots on it.

My aqua green china was all bought for less then $5.

a pretty little teacup





The first warm sunny day we have here I look forward to having a garden tea but for now I hope you enjoyed lunch in the bay.

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

36 comments:

Tanya@takesix said...

Do you think summer is ever going to come to the Maritimes? I almost put a fire in the wood stove today!! Your table is absolutely beautiful. I love the aqua color of your new china! The color tunes are so soft! Lovely!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn your table is lovely. Where would you find china that thrifty. It has been cool here the last few days but yesterday and today were warm. Is summer ever going to come....

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your table is gorgeous! I love your aqua china, the oher plates, the tea pot is adorable, along with the tea cups!! I love it all! and your lilacs are so pretty, you've set a lovely table! Come over for dinner! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Camille said...

I love your aqua china and the table setting is so pretty with the lilacs. Oh, I wish it was cool here. We are having 90's and 100 degree temps.

Susan said...

Oh, I did, indeed, enjoy lunch in the bay, Carolyn. Those biscuits were sooooo yummy with butter and honey. mm mmm mmmm

Love your new aqua china. Very pretty with the lilacs.

Take care and thanks for the deliciously yummy lunch. Susan

Tirabaralla said...

Aqua is my fave colour, and your table arrangment is wonderful...I am kinda jealous but more admired! :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such wonderful lilacs in your last few posts! This pairing with the aqua is beautiful. How fun to pick them up for almost nothing. Inside or out, it's always beautiful where you are!

Victorianlady8 said...

Dearest Carolyn, You always bless my day! I love to come and see you! I feel like I am an invited guest and am blessed by your beauty! Thank you for taking the time and for sharing! You are a blessing! love and hugs!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Carolyn,
My goodness what a gorgeous table! I would have never though of pairing lilacs with seafoam green. It is breathtaking. Each detail on your table is rich and oppulent.
This is one of my favorite tablescapes!
Yvonne

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow just love this beautiful setting! Aqua is one of my favorite colors and this is just stunning!
Terry

Candylei said...

All aqua blue dishes for under 5 dollars? Wow! The colors are gorgeous, the lavender with the aqua blue, white and pink. So dreamy. Love it.

A Perfect Setting said...

Such a lovely table! I love the photo of all the plate edges! Beautiful and serene!! Love it!

Debbie said...

This is simply beautiful. I love lilacs. We can't grow them here, and I wish we could. They are just stunning on this table.

ann said...

Where do you find such amazing buys?

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your lilacs are so pretty and compliments the lovely aqua china perfectly. Such a beautiful table setting!

Deanna said...

Lovely dishes stacked to make up a lovely setting to enjoy while dining...lovely!
Beautiful colors put together.

May you have a sweet day,
d

The Tablescaper said...

Such beautiful soft sweet colors. Just lovely.

- The Tablescaper

Bente said...

What a fantastic table. Love the aqa color on your china. So delicate.

Have a nice day

Bente

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn

What a beautiful way to pass a windy day: to sit around your inviting table and enjoy homemade scones.

Anna

Jackie said...

Morning Carolyn, delightful table. Wonderful china and the lilac is gorgeous. How do you find time with your gardening etc.. to go thrifting?
Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Rosetta said...

Le tue tavole sono sempre molto belle e raffinate e curate.I colori sono delicati e trasmettono serenità!Grazie per la visita al mio tea,mi ha fatto molto piacere,riceverla da un'esperta come te.Rosetta

lory said...

ciao carolyn, ma che meraviglia i tuoi post....colore, luce e poesia....bellissimo!!!!!!!!!!! un abbraccio lory

Beverly said...

Carolyn, your table looks so pretty. I love all of the pieces and the color combinations.

When I was a child, our neighbor decorated you living room with aquas, golds and pinks, and I thought it was beautiful.

Pat said...

Carolyn this is absolutely beautiful. Those lilacs are amazing!

Marigene said...

Beautiful!

Georgianna said...

Hello, dear Carolyn! What a treat to see this post this morning. Your table setting is a thing of beauty and so inspiring. We, like so many, are having a late start to summer, although today is supposed to be sunny and warm. Your lovely luncheon table is a bright and welcoming scene! – g

lindamryan said...

No matter the weather outside, Carolyn, your tables are always sunny with beautiful dishware! Those bickies look mighty good, too, my friend! Lol

We have been having such a poor spring here - we've not seen the sun in so long - that I keep having to remind myself of the sentiment behind this beautiful quote:

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasing; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome..." Anne Bradstreet

Love that and your site, too!

Wishing you and your friend Heather a beautiful day together,

Linda

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn

Your table looks really pretty. Love the slight touch of Mint. It makes if fresh and gives it a summery feeling. The lilacs finish it of perfectly!!!

Happy day and enjoy the sun!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Sandra-Maison de Plaisance said...

Carolyn, this is super lovely! I love your blog and I´d be very honoured if you stop by mine too ;-) Greetings ftom the Czech Republic!

Maria said...

I just love your table! I want to sit right there, by that window with the lovely view and enjoy a cup of tea. It feels decadent and cozy at the same time.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so lovely. Your aqua and white dishes are very pretty along with the teacups. You do have a lovely place to sit and enjoy the gardens on the cooler days! Summer is taking forever although today was almost perfect here. Pamela

Heaven's Walk said...

Is that where we'll have lunch together when I visit, Carolyn? :) I tell you - your house, your gardens, your style, your beautiful island.....you need to publish a book on it all, friend. It is soooo beautiful!!!!! ♥

xoxo laurie

Marlis said...

I am in love with the aqua color.. it's so serene and blissful. Great and pretty table.. Those lilacs look like they smell heavenly! Many blessings! marlis

Cindy said...

I love the turquoise dishes! They are so beautiful.
Hugs, Cindy

tammylovesdishes said...

Your table is gorgeous! The aqua china paired with the off-white just exudes peace and tranquility. This is a tea I would love to share with you. The lilacs add a nice organic element as well.

A beautiful table and lovely pictures, too.

esss said...

Such beautiful soft sweet colors. Just lovely.
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