Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fooling Ourselves

Winter is not my favorite season.

I prefer warm days, flowers abloom in the garden and late sunsets.

Despite the date, January 5, it felt a little like spring today and we actually had the back door wide open for the sun to peek in.

In the morning we went for a long walk on the beach.

We took a leisurely bike ride along the beach in the early afternoon.

But, by the time we were back home, tomorrow's expected rain was beginning to make itself felt.

Steve put a fire in the fireplace and we cozied up to read.

When it was time to set the table, I wanted to continue to feel the sun of the day so I chose a spring like setting for the table.

I selected a vintage tablecloth gleaned from my mother's linen closet,

 blue and yellow polka dot Sabre utensils and clear glass dishes.

Next came the tricky part.

I wanted to use my little wooden crate with tiny bottles for flowers.

Our garden, like most other gardens on the street, is bare of flowers although we have had enough rain for lots of green.

I was able to find a few little red flowers, a couple of daisies and even one lone little purple flower.

With the table set, I am back sitting by the fire while Steve creates a feast.

When we sit down at the table, we can fool ourselves that it is almost spring.


I am linked up at

Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Nite Special


  1. Almost spring sounds wonderful. I am definitely not a lover of cold weather. :)

  2. I love your day. A walk, a fire, set the sweet table, he makes dinner. It's all perfect! Spring does sound nice :)

  3. looks like spring to me... I wish I could send you some of our warmth, we sure can spare it at the moment!
    Bec x

  4. I envy you the flowers in your yard. Our yard is covered with a couple of feet of snow!

  5. It must be so nice to take a stroll on the beach and go for a bike ride! Sounds like a lovely day! I know you aren't excited about the rain but that fire in the fireplace sounds so wonderful! I absolutely love that is fantastic! And the little bottles of flowers too :)

  6. Those flowers are so pretty. It is milder here than is usual at this time of year but unfortunately not warm enough to have the door open!
    Sarah x

  7. I am ready for spring too!It's 29 here today but feels colder.But the sun is out and that is a blessing this time of the year!

  8. Your table does look so pretty and springy! Sounds like a perfect day.
    Mary Alice

  9. Fooling the eye can go a long way to making us believe what we need/want to believe and I'm all for that!

  10. What a beautiful faux spring table. Your box with the bottles and flowers is precious. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a winter day:-)

  11. Winter is not my favorite either. Love your vintage tablecloth and flower box.