“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”
Have you noticed a pattern on Tuesdays? It’s the summer for al fresco tablescapes! I am loving our new garden, as it is blooming and growing…and I am taking advantage! We have shared a couple of tablescapes in the garden so far and you can see them here: The Garden Edition and Broad Stripes & Bright Stars. We have also been working on the patio; it has new tile, table and chairs, and we still have more we want to do…but it may have to wait until fall or possibly next spring! We really enjoy eating on our patio, and although Sunday evening was somewhat cloudy, it was still a beautiful summer evening! Why don’t you pull up a chair and join us!
Do you know what this little container is used for? I bought two of them when Butch and I visited Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana! It is a replica of an antique fly catcher. A sugar water mixture is placed in the bottom rim of the glass container. Attracted by the scent the insect will fly into the glass through the bottom hole…you can barely tell from the pictures, but it is raised by little feet! Once inside, the insect cannot get out. These containers were placed on dining room tables in Southern plantation homes. You can read more about our trip here: Grande Dame.
As I was setting the table we had a turkey in the pasture gobbling! Butch said it is most unusual this time of year. We never know what we will see…bald eagles, red fox, deer, raccoons…we love country living! We hope to enjoy many dinners on the patio and in the garden this summer and fall!
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