If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.                                   - Henry David Thoreau

A perfect day for lunch by the lake. 

Fishnet ~ Ross
Shell placemats ~ CTS
Plates ~ Marshall's
Shell water glasses ~ Kohl's
Sterling ~ English Provincial by Reed and Barton (my wedding silver)
Daylilly ~ Lime frost from my garden
Hydrangeas ~ Annabelle from my garden
Belgian Sea Shell Chocolates ~ Continental Chocolatier
Thank you Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for this wonderful blog party and your 99th Tablescape Thursday.


once in a blue moon... said...

such a pretty setting~

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Pretty setting, the water always looks so relaxing!

Barbara said...

Love your hydrangeas and the blue place settings but I can't take my eyes off that gorgeous view! Lucky you.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Wonderful quote -- and one we should all remember, particularly those of us who are complaining about the intense heat! Your lakeview table is simply gorgeous -- very inviting, and the flower (is it a daylily?) in the napkin adds the perfect touch.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

What a view! What a table! Beautiful.

Melody said...

What a view..what a table....can I come and sit a while?

Kathleen said...

Hi C!
The weather has been that way here today too! Today was cloudy and humid, good day for The Tablescaper and me to hit WS/PBarn outlets in search of bargains! We found some!
You table looks so pretty, and the view is wonderful!

D said...

I love the colors of this table.
Those plates are so pretty and the glasses too. Love the silvery napkin rings, and the view. :)

Mimi said...

Who wouldn't love that lake view while dining alfresco! Your aqua and white table is just so pretty...the hydrangeas are stunning, but then so are the day lilies.
Have a great weekend, Cynthia!

Anonymous said...

Simple yet elegant! The hydrangeas are lovely and always in style. A fishnet table cloth! How clever! Oh those glorious summer days on the lakefront in Western NY. You are certainly blessed!
PS Do you have a special recipe for sun tea to share?

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the view! I love the chicken wire table cloth... very unique and creative. I've never seen that before.
Have a wonderful weekend!
~ Jo :)

P.S. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Good luck!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your table is as pretty as a picture and the setting is outstanding! I love the shell plates!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"You have such a gorgeous view"!!! I am having my morning coffee with you this morning and am enjoying your wonderful home "Plus"... at first when I saw you were in NY and saw the sunset I thought you were on the LI(below me here in CT)... You are UP in SUCH an incredibly beautiful place and I love your cottage. Now off to explore more!!! Thank you for sharing, Donna

Red Couch Recipes said...

Beautiful setting and tablescape! Love the shell plates. Cynthia, you are a winner of the Girard's dressing at my blog giveaway. Please e-mail me at redcouchrecipes@gmail.com and provide me with your full name and mailing address! Glad you won! Joni


Hi, sweetie...thanks for coming to visit me today. I would love to count you in on the giveaway, did you become a follower/friend? I would LOVE living where you are, a much cooler climate, the lake, everything. I'll be back here for certain. Marsha

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your SummerTime tablescape! Love the colors. Great view!

~ Tracy

xinex said...

It's summer again, yipee! Beautiful beachy setting....Christine