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!

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fun post for the day, Clair, and so delightfully colorful!! I hope you have a great week and enjoy the lovely weather!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

This looks so inviting. I love the riot of color and the fact that you get to watch chicken TV. Good for you. Oma Linda

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy to see you pop up on my Feedly reader... and delighted to see all the lovely bright New Mexico colors! Yay! Enjoy your Spring tea and don't blow away!

Joyful said...

A lovely colourful spot to sit and relax. Enjoy the visit with your sister :-)

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

How beautiful! I can't wait to come unwind with you.

Kate said...

I know another thing that's missing in this photograph. . .ME! How I would love to be able to share a glass of cold white wine and some pate and grapes on that patio with you!

The colors are so very charming and so very New Mexican. Great decorating job!!

NMgran said...

It's so nice to have you back, Claire; I've missed you! Such a cheerful patio area you have; I hope you share many happy hours there. It's still too cool here in the mountains for outside sitting as yet, but soon we'll be enjoying the warm spring weather.

JC said...

Love this !!!
All the color and it seems so warm feeling.