Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lunch On The Deck



The weather is smiling, the flowers are starting to come fast and furious -- it's time for lunch on the deck. I've picked some forsythia and quince, and set the table with my mother's Wedgwood, our wedding crystal and my favorite coin silver spoons. Will you join me?





36 comments:

  1. We'd love to!! Your flower pictures have been so fun to see every day!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  2. Why thank you for the invitation, Mary. I would love to join you.

    Your table looks so lovely. I love coin silver.

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  3. I'd love to come! You're table is magnificent. Quince is another bush on my wish list. Aren't they just beautiful this time of year?

    ((hugs)) Rosie

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  4. I'll be right there! I wonder when our weather will smile so we can get our furniture out of storage and eat on the patio. I think it will be a while yet. Your pictures are wonderful. Such a lovely setting for lunch. ~Adrienne~

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  5. Yay! How beautiful! Looks like a lovely afternoon!

    Amanda:)

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  6. OOh, so pretty! How wonderful has the weather been!? We have had 70's and sunshine all week, makes me antsy to get outside when I go to work.

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  7. Mary,

    It has certainly been a lovely week here also. I have spent so much time trying to get the yard looking good and digging up my old flower garden (to nourish soil and replant) that my house inside has certainly suffered. I would love to take a shower, change into something pretty and come for lunch. Thanks for asking :-)

    Janet

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  8. As soon as it's warm enough, we like to have ALL our meals out on the deck even if it means wearing a jacket:-} Your table setting looks so pretty.

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  9. It's beautiful! Our quince bush isn't out, yet, in the MidAtlantic.

    Would you come visit my blog and give me some ideas to decorate the big empty room pictured there? If I buy you a train ticket, would you come do it for me? :)

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  10. Good morning, Mary!

    Yes, I will be right there to join you for lunch. Your table setting is absolutetly gorgeous. I love how you do the mix-and-match with the Wedgwood dishes and Belleek vase, and some other floral creamer and sugar!

    And your coin silverware is simply to die for!!!!!

    Thanks for the invitation. :)

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  11. Too lovely for words! I can not imagine anything much more delightful than lunch on the deck. Looking at the dishes would be enough, I don't even have to eat!

    (I just came in from sweeping the deck. It is need of new paint and looks really chippy paint shabby, but I may try to do something similar for old times' sake one day soon.)

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  12. Absolutely! I'd love to join you. I'll be right over.

    Aren't you just loving the spring?!

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  13. Gorgeous!
    I'd love to join you!

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  14. What a beautiful table you set. If I only lived closer.

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  15. Just delightful, Mary. Thanks for the invitation....
    hugs, bj

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  16. Good Morning Mary! It's beautiful! you sure do know how to set a table! Let me just find my spring hat and I will be right over! :) ~ Laurie

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  17. Oh how I long to be there in person. It almost looks too pretty to eat off of.
    What a very sweet post. Thank you. I hope you have a great day.

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  18. Oh Mary, I will bring a bottle of wine and dessert...... I'll even wash the dishes!

    Everything looks beautiful.....
    I can't wait till we can have lunch outside!

    Hugz, Dolly

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  19. I'll be there as soon as I find my EZ Pass!

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  20. Yes, count me in! I feel as if I'm there already. And look, a petal has fallen onto my plate. I need another splash of pinot grigio in my wine glass, please.

    Thanks for sharing, Mary!! Always a pleasure when I come over to 'your place'.

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  21. I would LOVE too! And I would enjoy every minute of it.. so pretty Mary!

    xo,
    Kim

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  22. I have the same Belleek vase! Lovely setting.

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  23. Oh Mary! Everything looks so elegant! Just so lovely!

    I bring the petit fours

    Hugs, Pat

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  24. I'd love to join you.. am I too late?

    Michelle

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  25. That looks so lovely! I want to have a tea party just looking at it!

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  26. Oh! I love the quince with the forsythia! Red and yellow are my favorite colors...

    I would love to join you for lunch...your setting looks lovely.
    xo
    Penny

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  27. That is such a beautiful setting. wow love the table.

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  28. What a charming setting for an outdoor lunch. I just scrolled down and your place is really looking so much like Spring. Karen

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  29. OH MY goodness Mary! These pictures are absolutely stunning. I love the way one little petal is on the plate. These look like they are for a magazine shoot! I'm so happy that the weather is turning Springy for you there :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  30. lunch on the desk - awesome! Beautiful table Mary

    jeannie

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  31. Your tablesetting is beautiful! I wish my flowers were that nice.

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  32. I'm crazy, crazy, crazy for table settings and what I'll call "tablescapes". You've created a very lovely one here. I've been known to create entire dinner parties around a tablescape idea.

    Lovely photos Mary.

    - Suzanne

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  33. This is absolutely gorgeous. How I would love to be there with you and some of our blogging friends.
    Your table is et with such pretty things and a lot of love.
    You are such a dear and special lady.

    Love,
    Sue

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  34. Good morning Mary :)

    I have so much catching up to do! This table setting is absolutely darling. I would love to join you ;)

    rue

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