Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lazy Hazy Summer!

Ah, the lazy hazy days of summer.  Wildfires contributed to the hazy, but the lazy was all me!

Of course, we did travel to exotic places...

...but only in our minds.

Thankfully, it takes no energy to dream...

We saved on traveling and splurged on a hammock (for two)!

Tall and frosty mojitos--blending lime, mint and rum in the most delightful way. Notice the cigar bands on the glasses. Mojitos originated in Cuba.

Peach mango salsa and chips share a tray with fresh fruit.

The napkins add spicy color to our already sizzling table.

Sunflowers. What could be more perfect?

Fresh mozzarella cubes, grape tomatoes, and a sprinkling of fresh basil.

Vase, napkins and rings, and wonderful  2 piece serving set came from Goodwill
Tablecloth and bird dish were purchased at Ross
Mojito glasses came from
Fabulous faux sunflowers came from Michaels
Outdoor pillows came from Lowes

Be sure to visit Let's Dish for a Summer Fun Challenge!

I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
The Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jeans Decor
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


kitty said...

Aww who needs Aruba when you can enjoy a pretty setting like that??!! The drinks, the food, the table all make for a wonderful evening for the two of you!

Texas Tea Party said...

Love the outdoor setting with the great hammock so near. The luxury of a travel magazine and then the food to share. The mojitos sound delicious but the fruit tray and salsa looks so tempting. My favorite is the striped tablecloth just perfect for a summer day!

Thanks, pam

Judy Bigg said...

Great new hammock Elaine and the pillows are perfect to lay back on and relax. Your food is delish looking on the tray, as always your photography skills are spectacular and your photos so eye catching. I always look forward to seeing what you have created to share.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a delightful stay-cation!

Linda said...

Your hammock looks do inviting. Love the vignette you created. The food and drinks look amazing. Loving your sunflowers. We both used them thus week. So relaxing.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, and the snack tray is just an arms length away from that beautiful hammock.

I'm going to check out the mojito glasses at Beverage Factory. That is my signature beverage for summer. LOL

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful set up! And the table and food looks amazing! Enjoy what is left of summer!

xinex said...

How beautiful! How nie to hve the Caribbean right in your own backyard. Your setting is so refreshing, beautifully presented. I love the hammock and your fruit tray...Christine

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Looks wonderful and very festive for the summer. I will have to break out some mojitos now that I saw your table.


Alycia Nichols said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, Elaine!!!! The colors and textures really capture summer pleasures! Those fruits have such deep, rich color!!! Love the Mojito "cigar band" on the glasses!!! Very cool!!!

Mary said...

Elaine~ What a handsome hammock for two! I LOVE your table with your Mojitos, fruit & salsa tray, and sunflower pitcher! What a perfect way to spend a Lazy Hazy Day in Summer :)

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness - beautiful! Can I come over? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

I am thinking you had the best vacation. No frisky pat downs at the airport, no pickpockets at your destination, not living out of a suitcase! You knew I'd have to have those mojito glasses, thanks for the info on them. Your setting just looks fabulous! xo marlis

ARod said...

so cute i want a mojito you make it look so refreshing & inviting

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Oooh--I was thinking lazy, hazy and crazy this week too!!! Your hammock was a wonderful investment and you will enjoy many little "vacations" in it! I don't like cigars but I LOVE your mojito glasses!!! I may have to track those down. Enjoy the rest of your summer with your gorgeous table and sunflowers! Linda

Barbara said...

This is the way to celebrate summer! I just love your hammock and the lovely treats you are enjoying. Such a clever idea for the mojito glasses. Love how the sunflowers look with this. Lovely, refreshing...wish I was there!

Pat said...

What a pretty table! Looks like it should be in a food magazine. Also like your pillows.

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Looks lovely and delicious. Pretty photos too.

Entertaining Women said...

This is a great tablescape. I could spend te whole day in that hammock just snoozing and snacking! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Infuse With Liz said...

Very nice! Love the food tray! Excellent choices! I love Mojitos too! You setting looks fab!

ann k said...

Looks delish!!! Your photos are fabulous! sure looks like a great place to vacation to me!

AshTreeCottage said...

So inspired ~ great job!

Susan and Bentley

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Oh Boy, would I love to be sitting there with you drinking one of those mouth watering mojitos! and your appetizers look so delish! Looks like a relaxing time!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful post!

Kathe said...

Who needs Calgon when we just need you to take us away?? Lovely and refreshing! Love those mojito glasses, as well as what is in them :-) I hope you haven't been thinking I'm rude but I can't respond to the comments you leave me on my posts as your comments come to my email box saying you are a no-reply comment blogger?? Let's hope the rains come and the fires get put out! I miss the clear blue sky :-)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

All looks so inviting. Love the salsa.
Yummy!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

SavannahGranny said...

Fantastic! All of it is perfect.
I am not sure which of you wants to go. Doesn't matter to me, but one of you has to get out of the hammock cuz I coming over. I see that my mojita is just like I like it and the refreshment are just my style.
Love the tablecloth and the dish with the birdies is too cute.
Hugs, Ginger

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh what an awesome post- your space looks amazing - your staging beautiful and your pictures are WOW!!!!!

A hammock for two - how divine. Bet you really enjoyed that wonderful respite! I know I sure would!

Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comments. I sure appreciate it.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a terrific place to hang out and enjoy that yummy goodness you prepared! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Enjoyed "traveling" with you Elaine. The hammock is wonderful and the table beautiful!


Oh Elaine! I love that tray and the other one and the Mojitos..just wow!! Who needs to go to Aruba, (which I did once and didn't really liked it, lol) I love the hammock, my daughter Sofia has one right here, where we are minding the grandgirls! Weather here is the summer, pool kind, so I feel on vacation! I want a mijito, thugh. Have a super Sunday.

Kathleen said...

It looks great, Elaine! I don't drink, but your presentation is lovely!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Tanya@takesix said...

Now that's a perfect spot to spend the summer. I've never seen blackberries that big!!! Beautiful!

Marigene said...

Elaine, what a great place for an afternoon snack. The hammock looks very inviting, too...I'd probably would need it after having a drink!

The Tablescaper said...

This looks like the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. Hope you had lots of time to enjoy that hammock.

Wonderful to have you with us at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Most summer afternoons we have tini time on the porch. Your food and drink would be perfect. Care to join us?

Diann said...

Not only is this gorgeous but.....YUM! I love all the colorful accessories and the wonderful freshness of the little nibbles! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

Vintage Street Designs said... all looks so good and inviting!!! Hopped over from What's It Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @