We usually take at least one trip to the Mountains during the hot Summer months of July and
August, but with the building of our new house, and an upcoming trip to California,
when Amanda has our new grandbaby, we are staying put this year.
Seems, we are having to make the best of the outdoors here in our Texas heat.
Just recently my husband and I shared a slice of Birthday cake on an already warm and bright July
I was inspired by one of the Picnic Venues on one of my recent posts to recreate a similiar venue.
Those of you who follow along on Instagram have seen these books over the past couple of
weeks, they are true treasures which I found at an Antique Store in Fort Worth.
One can never go wrong with a leather bound Shakespeare, shining with gilt pages.
Cloth covered Leonardo Da Vinci or a
Linen covered Currier and Ives-Printmakers to the American People.
These beauties are going to be tucked alongside The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol
and so many other classic treasures into the bookcases of our new Library.
I wrapped these books up with some natural burlap ribbon and found a few dried wild flowers,
which I tucked inside the burlap ribbon.
Then, just look what I found-a worn rustic wooden pallet for a table!
I have been wanting to use these books as a centerpiece for a special outdoor event, and what
better event than a Birthday celebration.
I added a table runner, red place mats, coffee mugs with some bling and earth tone stoneware.
I have also been making the most of the outdoors by using my new Nikon camera.
I have been playing with the settings and thoroughly enjoying the joy of photography,
goodness, I am even reading the manual.
(well new to me-thank you Donna)
I added this sweet sleeping cherub too, just for a little fun, although my husband doesn’t really
care for cherubs, so he stayed longed enough for me to experiment with some camera settings.
The cake was tasty, the French roast coffee marvelous and the company just right.
Happy Birthday to my loving and thoughtful husband and I am wishing you many more!