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April 30, 2014

ALFRESCO DINING.....ENJOY THE SPRINGTIME

Sometimes words can stand out in your memory.
The word "celebrate" defines for me a joyful occasion to mark some happy event...
those special times in your life that may mean marking a triumph,
 a bit of success someone you love experiences or just a reason for togetherness.
 
I love planning dining experiences out of doors.
The food tastes better, people are more relaxed and the conversations flow easily.
There is not a place I would rather be than in the kitchen
creating memories of wonderful dishes.  
I can remember my sister and I giving tea parties for our friends
 trying to imitate our mother and the beautiful table settings she created.
The Divine Miss M carried on this girly imaginary play when she was a little girl.
 
Springtime is a time for worldly renewal.
It's also a time for spiritual renewal as our thoughts turn to Easter and 
where everything is reborn.  
 













 April showers bring......parties!
Springtime themes  will set the stage for making you a most beautiful hostess!

I am joining Miss Roxy at her blog today!
Enjoy other posts at Living From Glory to Glory!
http://livingfromglorytoglory.blogspot.com/
 

14 comments:

  1. Oh, I am inspired by all these charming outdoor dining settings!! The wheels are turning...
    Thank you for sharing these here at your always lovely blog!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this Cheryl! It inspired me too to create lovely spaces with just a little effort! Thank you for visiting Estelle's today!

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  2. Those are some wonderful pictures Estelle. I would enjoy sitting down at any of those tables and having a cup of tea.

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    1. Happy you enjoyed this Beth! I would love to share a cup of tea with you in a lovely garden!

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  3. Lovely table settings. Those beautiful tablecloths and dishes are irresistible especially in such pretty outdoor settings. I dream of tea parties like that.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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    1. Hi Pam! Thank you for visiting Estelle's today and so very glad you enjoyed the post today!

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  4. Dearest Estelle, I must admit that there is a part of me that longs and desires for sitting and dining with those we love in settings that embrace nature and flowers! Picnics and parties on the beach, tea parties in the garden. Or really special was the little girls tea party! I appreciate you Linking Up with this Party! You are a dear friend!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. I thank you dear Roxy, for inviting me to join your party! It was FUN! I loved seeing other blogs and gaining new inspiration and such lovely ideas! It is so wonderful to have such dear blogging friends! You are such a love!!

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  5. Those tables sure are beautifully dressed in those gorgeous tablecloths! I love dining on our deck but it's not that fancy that's for sure. Think vinyl table cloth and melamine most of the time. :) However, It's still very enjoyable to eat outside when the weather permits. And one can make a table as pretty and elaborate or as casual as one wants to. I'm looking forward to this new season aren't you? Pamela

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    1. Hi Pamela! Yes, I do believe everyone is looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Sunshine and green grass, fresh flowers....all such a gift! Thank you love, for stopping by today!

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  6. I just love these ideas for outdoors. If we didn't have so much wind, I would be out there decorating as we speak! My mom in law, Roxy just loves your blog and I am so glad I got to stop by and take a looksie. I'll be back soon to see what else you have going on.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Amy

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    1. Hi Amy! You are so very fortunate to have such a lovely mother-in-law! I know she is a blessing to her family! Thank you so much for stopping by Estelle's! Have a lovely week!!

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  7. Oh my, what beauty and charm! I am visiting from Roxy's linky party. Your blog is simply lovely and I am a happy new follower :) Looking forward to many visits.

    Enjoy the remainder of your week! Hugs

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    1. Hi Stephanie! I cannot thank you enough for such kind comments! It makes my day that you enjoyed the blog! I hope you are having a lovely springtime! Hugs back!

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