Monday, April 7, 2014

A Colorful Springtime Tea

My sister is coming over for tea tomorrow, so I thought I'd make a little relaxing area on our underutilized back patio. It's nice and shady--a perfect place to sit and chat. In true New Mexican fashion, I kept adding more colors and more flowers. I'm really pleased with the result. 

What you can't see in the photo is the lively spring wind we experience this time of year, so the tablecloth is pinned in place, that little hen on the blue table is well stuck down, and the chairs are about to take off unless someone sits in them quick. 

Now I'm going to put together my fountain that is made out of a copper bowl full of black river rocks and add that to complete the sensory experience. Then we'll have color and comfort and the sound of trickling water. The only thing that will be missing is something lively to look at.

Wait, this patio looks directly out at the chicken yard. That kind of view might be a little too bucolic for some, but we will enjoy our Chickie TV!