Friday, September 12, 2008

{ take it outside... }


I love the simplicity of dining al fresco in early Fall. The cooler, crisp evenings make for perfect gatherings in our backyard. A casual dinner on the patio, followed by silly chatter and shared stories around our beloved, no frills fireplace, and I'm in heaven.


The simple elegance featured in these images is a reminder that a well edited mix of elements, accented by the magic of candlelight, is all it takes to instantly transform one's space into a fresh, welcoming retreat for friends and family. Well, yes...there are the weeds and wild ivy I should tend to first. {I guess you know what I'll be doing this weekend}. 


I hope you all have fabulous plans for the weekend! Thanks for sharing a bit of your week with me here. 
Images found via my latest discovery {and obsession}, House Doctor.


Cindy said...

if i had an "outside" i would be there, too ;). in the meantime, i'll enjoy your photos. happy weekend!

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Julia said...

These are such beautiful, enchanting images! I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!


Mrs.French said...

thank you too...beautiful images! I love the crispness in the air right now...seems wasteful to be indoors for any reason this time of year.

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Delish photos...makes me long for a larger back space to have such autumn evenings with friends. Will have to make do with our 11x14 balcony and be thankful for the golden September light. Thanks for this lovely post.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

OOh...what a lovely reminder! Thank you for sharing sweetie and I am off to check out House Doctor!

simply seleta said...

THOSE LANTERNS!!!! [fainting spell]

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