We’ve been busy over at the cottage the past couple of weekends. We’re working to get it to a point that it can be enjoyed this summer with minimal project disruption. The deck was power washed and we found an adorable vintage wrought iron patio set that is a perfect fit for the space. We gifted it to my dad for his birthday a few weeks ago. We commonly surprise them with perfectly scaled furniture that they didn’t know they needed. It seems totally normal when you’re in this profession. Maybe not?
We have a similar vintage patio set that will be hitting The West End Garage very soon along with this great bench that we all secretly want to keep…
Last weekend, for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration, I put together a pretty, spring tablescape where we enjoyed happy hour after a long day of projects. I started with a fantastic vintage floral, fringed tablecloth layered with pansy dishes and vintage Vera napkins. We added a grouping of upcycled candlesticks to the mix that Ryan and I just completed. I love how they turned out.
We sat on the deck listening to the seagulls while indulging in the most delicious treats from Shari’s Berries.
Naturally we texted photos of the chocolate covered strawberries, cherries and cheesecake to my brothers, who weren’t present, to be sure they upped their game for our deserving Mom this Mother’s Day. Nothing like a friendly sibling rivalry!
But really, how can you top decadent chocolate and that fun vintage tablescape?