Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Summer Lunch in the Boathouse

Hello everyone,
We are enjoying some beautiful sunny weather here so I think Summer has arrived! Summers are short here on the Island so it is nice to take advantage of the warm sunshine,gentle breezes and long evenings
So a simple lunch with a good friend was a perfect way to enjoy a summer day.
I made a pot of nutritious lentil soup, served with rosemary focaccia bread and a salad.

Soft aqua dishes

We enjoyed our lunch in the peaceful setting of the boathouse.

Lemonade is a nice refreshing summer drink.

Rhubarb cobbler is one of my favorite summer desserts so it was good way to end our lunch.

I love picking sweet bouquets from the garden for the table. The Miss Kim lilacs are in full bloom now and the mid season peonies are just starting as well as some of the roses-I will have to take you on a tour of the garden shortly.
Speaking of tours we have some for the next few days so I better get to work!
I am joining BNOTP today for Tablescape Thursday 
And Rose Chintz Cottage for Home.

Also, to Annie who asked about the dainty blue flowers in Martha's Garden they are brunnera -a good shade plant. I especially like Jack Frost as it has nice green and white foliage.
Thank you for visiting,


Bente said...

So very beautiful. Love the blue color.


Bernideen said...


Susan said...

Wow, that was a nice lunch, Carolyn.

Everything looked great. Nice job.

Bet your friend loved it. Susan

Deb said...

It's all so pretty, so inviting.

Angela said...

Love the dishes, love the presentation and color is so beautiful. I am curious about the tablecloth, it looks fabulous!

Karen said...

Oh Carolyn,
It is absolutely beautiful! I love all of your darling blue dishes but especially that aqua one with the pink rose inside. Your lunch and dessert look delicious too. I wish I could join you in the boathouse. Thank you so much for sharing!
Take care,

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

The tablescape is beautiful and so is the food!

InesMrs.Venus said...

Great china! Really a fantastic table decoration, so inviting and lovely!
Love, Ines

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

What a pretty lunch!

Janneke said...

What a lovely boathouse lunch! It all looks beautiful and delicious.

Dom Rozalii said...

Absolutely fantastic decoration :))

Olga Retterath said...

Hello Carolyn,
that looks good and tasty.
I would liked to be with you.
Greetings from Germany
Olga from

linda said...

Love the mixing of pottery with delicate china-wonderful and the aqua and pink colors are so soothing. Thank you

Alessandra said...

Your tablescape is very romantic and very beautiful

Madelief said...

I wish I could join you for lunch Carolyn. The lentil soup, home made lemonade and your salad look delicious. Served on your beautiful china and a beautiful location make it perfect to me!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your boathouse lunch looks lovely, Carolyn! One of my fav desserts is rhubarb cobbler; yum! The aqua would suit me to a T as it's my favourite colour. Love the teacups! Thanks for sharing at my HOME and Happy Summer!


Kelli said...

What a lovely lunch and table setting!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn!
Well, you are making me very hungry! That lentil soup looks goood, as does everything!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Dear Carolyn,
Once again, a divine setting. I wish I could visit. How soothing and appealing is that color. It is delicious.
Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Such a beautiful table! I love your gorgeous bouquet and that lovely drink with the flower in it. Such a pretty setting!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

This is all just gorgeous. You are very talented.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So beautiful and magical Carolyn. The colors are inviting and so soothing.



Daisy Pink Cupcake said...

Everything looks so gorgeous....and yummy!

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Raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn! Finally I've just made a post about your book and your paradise... Hugs!

janice15 said...

Simply beautiful.... with love Janice