Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Patio Pinks





My daughter had some girlfriends over 
on Sunday afternoon for some pizza.


While they were laughing, 
listening to music, 
and catching up on the happenings 
of their first week of school,
I put a little drink station together
for them on the patio.


It was such a nice warm day!










Have to savor the last remaining warm days!

























No pics of the girls eating.....
the blogging mom (and dad) 
were both given strict 
instructions not to embarrass!


This time....
we followed the rules.


;)


Oh, to be almost sixteen again.



34 comments:

allymacster said...

That pitcher is gorgeous. Never seen one like it before. Beautiful photos, as always.

Ally xxx

classic • casual • home said...

This is lovely...I get the NO Photos demand all the time.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Awe, what an awesome mom you must be to follow the instructions not to embarrass, and to set up such a beautiful drink station. It looks beatuiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, rules shmules. Tell them we like pictures of cute girls. Love the drink station and yes, we need to enjoy these last days of summer.

Blondie's Journal said...

The pictures of your home are always so beautiful. I just know the girls had fun...without seeing pictures!!!

XO,
Jane

Divine Theatre said...

My day was spent moving six tons of mushroom compost and eight tons of pea gravel! No drink station for me, either. :(
There will be flowers next year, I hope!
Your home is so lovely!

Shelia said...

Hi Alison! Oh, what a fun time for the girls. I remember when my daughter would have all the girls over and they had so much fun talking and giggling!
Love snaps and your beverage service is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I really like your crock looking drink station

I found you on Charm Bracelet Diva's blog and thought I would say hello

Janice

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

*le sigh* I want to spend the afternoon on your patio.... ;P

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love, love that drink dispenser! Good Mom to respect privacy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The pink accents on the patio look so pretty. The beverage station is lovely. I am sure the girls all had a great time. Hugs, Marty

michele said...

awesome styling, alison. i loved being 16! my sons are famous for ruining my photos by contorting their faces or making crude gestures. *groan* i did my best.

hugs.

michele

Linda said...

What a lovely entertaining area, Alison...the drink service is charming!

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful photos. Love that beverage dispencer...and thats the second time today I've seen those number plates! Those are too cute.

MountainBlessings said...

Luv Luv the pitcher! Very nice photos.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, what a lovely place to hang out. I love that dispenser. Thanks for sharing another slice of your beautiful home.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I so badly want a drinks dispenser like that! I hope the girls were appreciative of your efforts. My boys don't notice any of those details like nice napkins and matching flowers. I do it anyway (for me). x Sharon

Relics of Witney said...

Hi Alison,

You've done such a great job - hooray for your daughter having friends round! Wow! If only I was that productive when my children had their friends round!!

Sarahx

Chlvie said...

You have such beautiful outdoor spaces. I love visiting your gardens!

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful patio and your photos are wonderful!
Love the pinks, blacks and greenery!

Designs By Pinky said...

I am LOVING those pink POPS of color!!! Loved the brocolli with the roses!!!!!!!!! I will borrow that idea! TOO cute! This brought back memories of my daughters MANY slumber parties. Back then I didn't have really nice things to set up like this but did my best! Oh to be almost 16 is right!!!! XO, Pinky

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a gorgeous patio! I'm sure the girls appreciated all the prettiness you set up for them. We are having such great weather. Summer sun w/o all the humidity. It's wonderful!

Heidi said...

Your patio and surrounding gardens (from earlier post) look so beautiful! Do you know that I finally realized that I had your url link on my blogroll wrong?! Anyway that is fixed...And I am doing some catch up while I have been home bound with a new puppy and now 2 sick kids home from school! I still want to try to make it out your way for a visit this fall.
:)Heidi

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your patio is gorgeous! It looks like it would be so enjoyable sitting there and sipping a cold drink.

Olive Cooper said...

Oh to be there. You made it so pretty.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You have such a charming way to turn simple things like a drink station into something magazine worth, I'm in love with the white pitcher, it's so different and lovely, Alyson and you're such great mom, one that takes instructions well! I was like this, followed them all the time! See you soon. Hugs, FABBY

Sarah said...

Alison, this looks like a wonderful party. I totally understand about no photos. I decided not to publish a post because of some personal photos. Love the outdoor setting. Beautiful!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

My bad, I bread da rules all the time! Actually, I do ask my older boy if it is OK to post him once in a while, with his approval I do. Love that gorgeous pitcher, great pics too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Designing Domesticity said...

Lovely. I thought our warm days were behind us at the start of the week, but they are back in full force. I for one am looking forward to fall. I am sure it has nothing to do with being 8 months pregnant! Liz

Gypsy Heart said...

Alison, I love this! Everything looks so pretty and the plants and flowers are soooo green. Everything around here is burned. I love the pops of pink and the drink station. I'm sure the girls loved it! I so wish I had been this fortunate when I was growing up. (long story)

xo
Pat

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Love your photos and a great color combo with the fabrics!! OK, so spill the beans and tell us where you purchased the crockery from!
Enjoy your weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

Even though
you were censored,
I bet they loved
all the thought
that went into
making their visit
so special. Your
yard is really
pretty, Alison!
xx Suzanne

Karen said...

Alison, your outdoor areas are so lovely. Such a restful oasis. I just love it. You have a great eye for creating such a beautiful spot.
xo~
Karen

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

That is too funny; my daughter would have insisted on pictures and then would have posted them to facebook. Love the drink station.