Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Simple Pleasures

                                                     Hello everyone,
              Hope your summer is going well and you have had time to enjoy some of the 'simple pleasures' of summer.
               Wildflowers and a good book.
 A casual summer picnic on a sunny summer day.
                         Iced tea and a fresh juicy peach for a light snack.
                   I love this toile pillow- a gift from my sister in law.

                Did you notice the pretty parosol/umbrella?  Polks dots are one of my favorite things this year so for 50 cents-who could resist?

 With summer's end rapidly approaching I want to enjoy some of the 'simple pleasures' of summer before moving into fall.

Today,I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Thank you for your visit,



Jenny Harris said...

Always so pretty, thanks for sharing.

Hard to fathom how short and sweet your summers are - your garden season really is packed into a few glorious months, it seems. And you certainly make the best of it! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

Mari Crea said...

Relaxing and charming corner
Have a nice day

Susan said...

Darling post, Carolyn. Love the 50 cent polka dot umbrella! Haven't seen that book, Simple Pleasures, but it looks good. Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the polka dot parasol, Carolyn, and the pillow is charming too. A lovely and relaxing tea on the ground is just the thing for these warm summer days. Thank you for joining me and have a beautiful day.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful lazy summer vignette! I love the toile pillow and the parasol and that looks like the perfect book for the occasion. The frosty glass of tea looks perfect. Ahhh....

Millie said...

Another glorious post, Carolyn! Love the polka dot umbrella!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

After two lovely weeks in England I enjoy sitting behind my computer again reading all those beautiful posts. Your garden looks beautiful. I am happy to hear you got the rain you wanted so badly. We are having our first 'summer weather' of the season :-). Hurray!

The umbrella is a great find and the peach crumble pie in your last post looks delicious.

Have a lovely week!

Madelief x

Dorothy said...

What a lovely picnic!

Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely summer picnic Carolyn.

Monica said...


Cotton Peony said...

I love toile in all colors.. some how they make the room perfect.

I love to find scraps or drapes at estate sales and poof, instant pillows for the veranda!

Peach fig pepper jam.. yum.. ok, so you did it again, my wee pea brain is working over time. Rats! I need a day off girl!

with love,
Cotton Peony

Linda said...

Such a lovely picnic setting. Thanks for inviting me! I thoroughly enjoyed it! (:>)

Everything was delightful!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jonell said...

After such a serene setting "for us" I do hope you had time to actually linger and enjoy it~

Like Gramma's House

akwamaryna said...

Darling post, Carolyn, your umbrella is very nice. Beautiful fotos
hugs from Poland

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, what a lovely spot to sip tea and peach tea is my favorite! Looks like you may be getting some cooler weather!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful place to relax the afternoon away, Carolyn! Love your sweet new umbrella, too! Hard to believe that summer is almost over.... :(

xoxo laurie

The Tablescaper said...

As always, just lovely.

- The Tablescaper

Rowan said...

It all looks wonderful.