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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Pink Lemonade in the Shade

Sunday, May 12, 2013

What to do on a perfect May day?
A perfect Mother's Day May day?

pink lemonade 
in the shade 
of a pear tree.

A French-inspired day in the garden...

Gather a quilted floral throw and a couple of pillows. 
Head out to the park bench in the backyard.
Walk through the high rye grass left unmown
that creates your own private meadow.

Head out to the shade of the pear tree 
in a light breeze that barely grazes you,
not even enough to lift wisps of your hair.
A perfect May day...

Take the sparkling Pink Citrus Lemonade from the fridge.
Just the label alone is enough to begin your 
mind on its flight of fancy on this perfect day...
PRESTIGE limited edition...

A golden bubbly Tour Eiffel promises 
a refreshing tart taste of a 
premium French soda,
all natural flavor.

Someone has already had a glass...
Ahhh... The bottle is still more than half full...
and another unopened bottle lies ready
for those who are extra thirsty today.

The bottle has a ceramic stopper to 
keep the lemonade bubbly after opening.
The other shoppers in World Market were 
looking at wines, aperitifs, saki,...
for the flavor inside.

Do you look at the bottles..... 
for their labels and for their designs?
Is authentic all natural French soda a plus for you,
but is authentic French bottle design 
what grabs your attention!

Just the thing from which to serve bubbly pink lemonade
under the shade of the pear tree.
When the lemonade is gone, 
homemade lemonade can take its place.

For such a special lemonade, a special glass is required. 
A long-stemmed pink wine glass is the perfect glass
for this perfect day.

A sprig of garden-fresh mint gathered this morning...
just the garnishment for a final touch
in a glass of lemonade...

Take the Jess Lord pottery to hold a 
scone, or chicken salad on croissant, or strawberry tarte...
Hand thrown and painted with a western motif paired 
with unexpected pastel colors...
No two exactly alike...

Each piece hand signed on the back...

Place a single setting on a white wicker tray...

Add your favorite adventuresome cat, Indiana...

And your favorite cuddly cat, Callie...

 For a French-inspired perfect day in May 
with pink lemonade under the shade of the pear tree...

Time to reflect that this day in May is 
a great moment in life...

For each of us, the great moments are different, 
but, for all of us, we can celebrate a 
perfect day in May with the 
things that make our hearts sing...

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair...
from Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I did not receive anything from anyone for this post.
The French Lorina pink lemonade is from World Market 
and is in a limited edition bottle.
A perfect way to celebrate life 
the way the French do...
Simple things with pizazz...
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