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Here’s to Life: Luncheon in the Garden (ll)

Every so often it’s nice to set down the trowel, take off the garden gloves and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the garden. Finding a spot to set up a table and chairs provides an opportunity to do just that. It can be used as a respite after a hot bout of gardening, or to entertain a friend or two for tea and snacks.

Set the table with pretty antique and vintage pieces with a floral motif. Take advantage of the surroundings and sprinkle a plate of cookies or crackers and cheese with herbs and edible flowers. A tall pitcher full of ice tea with a sprig of fresh mint leaves makes a refreshing treat.

Vintage napkins and bud vase napkin rings with snippets from the flower boxes are a charming touch. For center pieces use pots of scented geraniums for fragrance.

It’s a wonder what a little respite and sunshine will do for the spirit. I hope you’ll find a pretty spot in your garden to set up a table and chairs to enjoy.

Cheers!

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