Friday, September 4, 2015

Meet me at the Bistro

I like to move things around . . . and not just inside the house.

So I recently moved the bistro table and chairs I found on Craigslist from
their spot under my crabapple tree to a cozy corner in the wildflower garden.

I switched the bench that had been in the corner with the table under the tree and 
now this bench is one of my favorite places to sit, look at the garden and watch the birds.

The little birds like this chickadee seem to prefer this shallow bath
while the bigger birds like the deep one.

Peeking down the flagstone path, I glimpse the table which beckons from its shady corner.

From this corner, I have a beautiful view of the garden.
I like walking on the pea gravel,
so reminiscent of the many gravel paths in France. 

The birdbath is perfectly centered through the arch 
and it's entertaining to watch the robins bathe every day.
They usually splash around but one hot day
I saw a bird just sitting quietly in the cool water.
So cute.

Of course, I didn't have my camera.

Over the bistro table, I hung a faux (that's French for plastic!) crystal chandelier, 
after removing the wiring and rigging it up for a candle.

This corner is now a perfect place for a morning cup of coffee and a biscotti,

an afternoon escape with a cool glass of iced tea and a magazine,

or a dusky evening with a glass of wine . . .

and a bite of chocolate.


  1. You have created such a lovely setting to have all those yummy treats...yum, chocolate! Great upcycle of the Craig List bistro table and that "faux" chandelier. Both look terrific!

  2. What a lovely corner of the garden to enjoy the sites and sounds. I found you over at Table It Link Party, I would love it if you would stop by my link party, Celebrate it Sunday! You can link up until Friday!

  3. Very sweet and cozy, both the bench and table and chairs! Perfect for a girlfriend chat.

  4. Such a beautiful outdoor space - love your morning glories!!
    I hope you'll stop by the Cottage for a visit, as well!

  5. Lovely setting! You had me at chocolate! LOL. Thanks so much for linking with "Let's Talk Antiques!"

  6. What a beautiful yard! I have been trying to set up little sitting areas around my yard and this gives me so many ideas!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Somethung to Talk About!