Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Pink Lemonade Day

I just love using champagne glasses for pink lemonade with raspberries on a hot
summer day. It is so refreshing to have a cold pitcher of wonderful pink lemonade
flavored with fresh raspberries direct from the farmers market.

I don’t think there is any sense in reserving the lovely champagne flutes for just special
occasions with champagne.  I enjoy using them often because as they say,
“these are the good old days!”
And a  few fresh strawberries are always delicious.

I have a really pretty mosaic flower pot that I love to use to keep a bottle of French
pink lemonade chilled. I just put a plastic bag in the bottom and fill the pot with ice.
It looks so pretty and is perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Here is another peek at one of my quilts. This one is the Dresden Plate Pattern.
As you can see in the pictures above, I love to use it on top of a table...

This pattern can be traced back to the 1800’s. It seems that Dresden, Germany was
the center of 19th century romanticism in art. Porcelain plates were embellished with
designs of flowers, foliage and fruit. The quilt pattern was fashioned after these beautiful
plates. The Dresden quilts became quite known in the 1920's and by the 1930’s the
quilts became very popular, made with wonderful floral prints and some even patterned
from feedsacks.
My Dresden quilt is from the late 1930’s. 
I found it many years ago in Pennsylvania while on a trip with my mom and dad.
I love it.

  Don't you think we should use our pretty things every day?


Trouvais said...

Boy, that looks appealing! Yes...I agree...wonderful to use our pretty things every day. A feast for the eyes merci! Trish

Drawn to The Sea said...

This is so charming... I feel cooler just looking at your gorgeous photos.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Oh, & to answer your question... I really do think we should use our pretty things often... they make little moments so much sweeter.