I fell in love with the heart-shaped wrought iron chairs last year . . . the fact that they also swing and that they are red just put me over the edge. I had to have this set! And then, it went on sale! Who could resist?
For my college graduation, a dear friend gave me a picnic basket that included these charming napkins. She understood, even before I did, that I always seemed drawn to cute little garden bugs. When she found this fabric, she made me some napkins. Aren't they wonderful?
The little herb patch in the backyard has really done well this summer. Right now it's exploding with thriving plants. So, I picked a little of this, and a little of that . . . and in no time ended up with a bundle of “herbes fines” in my hand. And then, the little voice in my head started chanting: “Cucumber sandwiches . . . cucumber sandwiches . . . ”
I used tarragon, parsley, lemon thyme and chives in the cream cheese spread. Oh, my . . . this is marvelous . . . I adore cucumber sandwiches! My idea of heaven includes cucumber sandwiches and a cup of oolong tea every afternoon . . .
I also made some ham tea sandwiches on marbled rye pumpernickel bread for my husband . . . He is not a fan of cucumber sandwiches . . . Alas, nobody is perfect . . .
I'll be busy pretty soon drying herbs and making pesto, but for now . . .
I'll just sit in my backyard and enjoy a quiet summer tea . . .