Thursday, January 28, 2010

A lazy lunch by the Sea

When Andrew came back from a walk along the beach with a bunch of wild flowers and an arm full of driftwood I decided to do a table setting under the tree. Everything I then looked at around the house was the colour of the sand, straw hats, baskets, driftwood, the gorgeous tall candlesticks in my sister's home, even her furniture was perfect. So what does a crazy stylist like me do when on holidays? Set the table for lunch of course in the shade overlooking the beach especially for Susan's Tablescape Thursday party at Between Naps on the Porch.

I used muslin as the tablecloth and just plain white plates, and that's it. What else do you need when your near the seaside. Mackerel Beach is so private and quiet and it's away from the noise of the traffic as it is only accessible by boat. Choosing somewhere to have lunch each day was really the only thing we had to think about. There are only fifteen permanent residents living on Mackerel Beach throughout the year, what a wonderful peaceful life they must have.

My family, Andrew and Thomas  - looking far too relaxed
and I know that look on their face.... Mum, please stop photographing everything we do....

and a couple of friends for lunch

Summer School holidays are over and my two went back to school this morning and now it's time to get on with all my plans for the new year.

Wishing you all a wonderful week xx Coty