Sunday, March 21, 2010

Coffee Anyone??

Today is such a beautiful day outside I thought I would take a little bit of 'me' time and sit outside with a coffee. I have this really old table and chairs in my garden (which a creeper is starting to grow over!) so thought I would sit there with a cuppa and a magazine.


I love the way the paint is starting to lift on this old table..





My coffee mug is by Maxwell & Williams and comes in many different colours. The side plate is Royal Albert - Sweet Violets and was a gift from a family friend many years ago. The napkin was simply a piece of patchwork fabric I had in my stash - what a perfect match!



This little jug is also Maxwell & Williams and holds a little bunch of Statice from my garden. Now the weather has cooled down I am starting to get the urge to get out there and start planting my bulbs for spring.



This is my favourite magazine "Country Home Ideas". This really has some of Australia's most gorgeous homes in it. (This is an old issue but I used it because it matched!!) I find I am forever looking at old issues as I am always looking for different ideas for different rooms - I do have my favourites though!



If you happen to be driving by the farm gate please call in and join me in some fruit cake..

Suzy

25 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. I love your pictures. The table, setting and your coffee and magazine look like the perfect place to rest a bit and enjoy the beautiful outdoors and garden. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

Bobbi said...

Hi, Happy Mosaic Monday and Happy Spring! I love your Mosaic picture, very pretty.
Hope you have a wonderful new week.
hugs...
Bobbi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a nice spot to sit and relax. I had to go where your location was when you said "now the weather has cooled down". I have had enough cold - I need warm!. :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful! Perfect place for a cup of coffee and a magazine.

kim said...

What a beautiful place to sit and read and have a cup of coffee. Just gorgeous. Wonder if I can get that magazine here?

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the mosaic, the design is great. We are thinking spring and you are wanting to plant fall bulbs:)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What gorgeous purple colors!!! I love your photos, truly art. Happy MM.

Lavender Cottage said...

Lovely mosaic and post. Your table setting and colours look so relaxing.
Happy Spring

ellen b said...

Oh Suzy everything looks so inviting at your lovely table outside from the sunshine, the flowers and the coffee! HAPPY SPRING TO YOU!

BailiwickStudio said...

What a perfect place to while away some time! ::Jill

Regina said...

Gorgeous photos and mosaic. Coffee and fruitcake are perfect.
Lovely post.

GrandmaK said...

Really lovely!!! The flowers in the "Pansy Pot" are gorgeous! Cathy

Meri said...

Suzy, I feel like I am there, enjoying a cup of tea and sitting in the dappled sunshine.

32˙North said...

Those same straw type flowers grow here - they last forever without water. Wat a pretty spot to sit and watch the world go by!

Amanda

Snap said...

What a wonderful place to relax! Beautiful garden, flowers ... and may I bring my cup of tea? !!! Happy Mosaic Monday!

Carol said...

Very pretty! Happy Spring!

Carol said...

Very pretty! Happy Spring!

Rhondi said...

Hi Suzy
I'd love to join you for a cuppa. Do you have any tea? Everything is beautiful and I love all your china.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kom Achterom said...

What a verry nice site you have
I love your design we have the same cup
That is nice because i come from the other site of the ocean i come from the Netherlands
Its nice to see that anyware people live with the same taste
I'm sorry my english is not verry good but i hope you do understand me
I'll come soon back to visite you
Have a verry nice day or night i think it is in Australiƫ (dutch write)
Yolanda
Come and visite me back door (komachterom)

Rettabug said...

What a beautiful spot for a restful moment! I feel more relaxed already. :)
Lovely china pieces you have & the table, with its swirls & curly-Q's is just wonderful.

I have a step-son living in Queensland, so I always like to read about AU & the goings on there. Thanks for sharing!

Blondie's Journal said...

Such a pretty setting for a coffee break and 'me' time. I love it. Your china is so pretty and the napkin goes unbelievably well! How nice. I adore your table, I'd love to have something like that for the garden. Lovely!

Happy Thursday! :-)

xoxo
Jane

shannon i olson said...

oh how inviting, I love to sit on the deck with coffee, a treat, a good read and sunshine. Alas very limited here in North Dakota, but it is soon on its way and this made me so excited I can't wait!

Mimi said...

Very pretty, very springy, all those different shades of purple with the white.

Randee at All The Pretty Dishes said...

This looks so pretty and inviting. I'm sure everyone who views this wishes they were right there in that beautiful setting enjoying that very snack!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful little spot and setting for your coffee break. Thanks for inviting us along! So pretty -- love your purples!