seems as if i am lending my yard out a lot these days. a-ok with me, and an opportunity for me to clean up big time. i was getting accustomed to looking at all of the cobwebs and dirt on the patio furniture. never did much about it, but ignore it. we haven't been out there much this season, however, that is about to change. i got reacquainted with my yard which provides a cozy retreat in this glorious southern california weather. how lucky we are to live in this beautiful sunshine and mild climate.
my friend claudine (click on her name to look at her blog) is an interior decorator and does a garden tour every spring. she called a couple weeks ago to see if she could borrow my yard to use as the stage for her beautifully set table and outdoor decor. i even got to light a whole bunch of candles...amazing what a little candle light will do. she taught a short mini class on how to set a summer table, then the group was off to the other 2 homes on the tour. a lot of fun for a mundane thursday evening.
thank you cupcake queen for the amazing coconut cupcakes and thank you claudine for reminding me i need to keep those cobwebs away and appreciate the beauty of my very own surroundings.