Sunday, July 31, 2011

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Hello to you! And welcome to another Show Off Your Cottage Monday; a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live. If you're new here, thanks for stopping by and if you've visited before, thanks for returning!
The House in the Roses

Where are you spending your summer? I’m lost somewhere here---in a jungle of Shasta Daisies and woody vines… of course, I like to call this place "a jungle", but it really is just my backyard… and this, the porch where I'm living my summer days...

A garden without a pleasant porch is an unfinished dream to me... I have a small and very humble porch; not the "dreamy" porch you would find in magazines and books anyway, but then again a porch doesn’t have to be necessarily amazing to feel amazing... right? And that's what I am celebrating today! What about you? Do you love your porch? What are you celebrating today? Take us there! Please link back to The house in the roses if you enjoyed "playing house" with me, this way other can come here and enjoy our party too! Thank You.

UPDATE: Since so many of you have asked about the frilly gingham ‘tablecloth’ on my “Show Off Your Cottage Monday” post, I decided to reveal the secret ;) This is actually a single bed dust ruffle made by some unknown industrious soul who later decided to give it away to charity... I found it at a local thrift shop and bought it for $4.00. I thought it would look lovely on my table paired with roses... I just love it!

32 comments:

  1. Cielo,
    Your garden porch is so inviting! What a wonderful place to spend time in the summer!
    I think you will really like the cottage we vacationed in last week!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Beautiful, enchanting, inviting!

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  3. Cielo,

    I think that is one of the cutest tablecloths! I just love, love, love it!

    Nancy

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  4. Beautiful, enchanting, inviting!

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  5. Hi Most Beautiful One! I believe everything you put your hands to becomes dreamy! Your back yard is gorgeous with all your pretty flowers. That table cloth is so lovely. Thanks for always hosting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Had to come back to say that your porch IS just as dreamy as the ones in magazines. I have a feeling everyone will agree! ;-)

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  7. your flowers and porch look so beautiful. My garden is nearly scorched! Thank you for hostessing :)

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  8. para disfrutarlo en todo momento, me encantó, está precioso!!!!
    abrazos

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  9. your porch is as dreamy as any one i have seen in any magazine! truly!
    Please tell me where that gingham ruffled tablecloth came from, i absolutely love it! did you make it?

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  10. Cielo I love your check tablecloth!! What a lovely setting- you sure know how to make a lovely place to relax!

    Have been out of town 3 weeks off and on so am linking my Pink Saturday post this week- I have a ton of thing I would love to show if I can get some good pictures taken- and time to take them!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  11. Your porch is looking lovely, and your table cover is very pretty. I can't think of many things better than hanging out on the porch! Thanks for Cottage Monday, Cielo.

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  12. What an absolutely darling setting! It is very sweet and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it!

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  13. Qué encantadora mesa tan acogedora, el mantel una maravilla!

    Besos
    Charo

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  14. Love the frilly gingham tablecloth paired with the roses beautiful!

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  15. Love your porch. So inviting and beautiful. Love the table cloth. Thanks so much for sharing your loveliness, you are the greatest. Hugs, Karie

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  16. I loved visiting your porch and garden. Your tablecloth is so fun and cheerful. We have not spent much time in our back garden this year, the summer was late arriving. Thank you for sharing your lovely and refreshing space.

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  17. What a beautiful table cloth! Everything is so fresh and pretty.

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  18. Your porch is fabulous. I love your tablecloth. I'm thinking we could use a single bed dust ruffle for a look like that perhaps. I'm showing off my happy spot on our back deck today at your party. Adirondack Time!

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  19. What a beautiful retreat? Love the checkered table cover and all its 'flowy-ness'! My favorite retreat is my screened in gazebo . . . my family knows if they can't find me inside . . . look there!

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  20. Cielo, your beautiful area is soothing to the spirit and the mind. Restful.....dreamy. I love it.

    Thanks so much for hosting.

    Barb

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  21. That table cloth is gorgeous I love it!

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  22. Ive just discovered your beautiful blog and I will enjoy reading it often xx

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  23. I so look forward to starting my week by visiting your blog and the sites shared. I am loving the tablecloth blowing in the breeze! Beautifully done! Thanks again for sharing.
    'hugs from afar'

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  24. Hi Cielo,

    I like you 'jungle' very much! It looks very romantic. Love the red chequered tablecloth!

    Lieve groet,

    Madelief x

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  25. Your porch is so beautiful! I'm going to try to work up a post to link to about my favorite cottage part of my yard (in between annoying random OS crashes of my macbook).

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  26. Well, I look forward to starting my week by visiting your blog and the sites which you shared. Those tablecloth blowing in the breeze!
    Wonderful arrangement.

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  27. Such a lovely decorated house...loving your choice of flowers :)...
    send gifts to pakistan

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  28. Hello Cielo,
    This is a perfect summery setting! Your garden is a dream! LOve the checked table covering and of course your roses - beautifully set table - lovely atmosphere - simply Delightsome -
    Thank you for hosting
    Show Off Your Cottage Monday!
    Kathy

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  29. Realmente expetacular o seu jardim e principalmente poque você cuida muito bem dele,o que me chamou atenção foi essa toalha de mesa , maravilhosa,uma decoração simples mais com certeza regada com sua dedicação e amor.Obrigada por compartilhar conosco essas lindas imagens!Abraço.

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  30. It's my first time to join in on the fun. Thanks for hosting!

    That dust ruffle was sure a great find. I can't believe someone used gingham even for the base of the ruffle, but it sure worked out for you.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  31. Cielo,
    You dust ruffle tablecloth is very charming. Love it! This is a beautiful outdoor space. Thanks for having us!
    Sherry

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  32. Like your blog. I am your new follow if you'd like to come by and follow I'd appreciate it.
    Ohio Outdoors

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