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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Around the Yard for Show and Tell

Wasn't it a wonderful 4th of July weekend? I love when a holiday falls on a Friday or Monday, thus giving me three glorious days to fill with joy. My Show and tell today is a few pictures taken in my back courtyard. My back yard is small and entirely brick (no mowing!). It is so much fun to dress it up with flowers both annuals and perrenials. It gives me an entire extra room to branch the Summer. My sister Liz and I like to entertain outdoors. The first picture is the breakfast Liz made my friend and I 4th of July morning. What you don't see is champagne and orange juice! In the picture with the sunflowers you will see a fantastic watermelon. What makes it fantastic? Getting it at a yard sale for $3.00!!! Down from $5.00. Now that is fantastic! The baker's rack that all our goodies are set on was on the side of the road a few years back. Absolutely free. Now that is fantastic too! Hope you all had a great weekend. Be sure to take a peak at the other blogs from the boutiques at Make Mine Pink ( today for Show and Tell Monday.


Lisa said...


I love your backyard, it is gorgeous. I would be out there all the time.

The breakfast looks yummy too!


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Suzie, That breakfast looks delicious! Now I'm hugry for pancakes!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Love the pictures! I want a brick courtyard too...


Cottage Flair said...

Great flowers and decor in your yard. The long weekend was the best.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Yummy...the breakfast looks so healthy and delicious! I imagine eating it outdoors, nice weather and beautiful sound of the birds..Ok..I'm getting carried away..LoL.

Pei Li

Anonymous said...

I want your sister to come make that yummy breakfast for me! Your yard is beautiful and what wonderful finds you found!

Michelle M. May said...

Man o man I would love to have breakfast with you!


Patricia said...

Blueberry pancakes!!! Can I come to your house for breakfast?

The courtyard is so pretty, Susie. You certainly do have it set up like an extra room, I think I'll go rearrange the patio now.


K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Your backyard is so gorgeous and your breakfast is to die for!
Forget Me Not Dreams

GEORGIA said...


What a pretty place to entertain and that breakfast looks yummy!! When is the next party?!!

Grandma G's

Inka Thomas said...

Wish I had a sister to cook for me. Looks great! You like a bargin like I do. Love your yard too.

gail said...

Hi Susie,,, I love getting those deals!!! Your backyard is sooo cute. Your breakfast looks pretty darn good too. Uuhh maybe the champainge and orange juice is what caused the little"burp" on the bingo thread??? LOLOL That was pretty funny. I cant wait to meet you in september! (()) gail

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Can I come for breakfast? LOL It looks so yummy, and your yard is just beautiful! Oh, and I am sorry you are having trouble letting go of some of our things. LOL. I tend to have that problem too when I shop from the ladies here. It's just means we have to shop more. :)

Craft Diva said...

woohoo! i love the backyard, the breakfast and the treats! i am there the next time she's cooking, susie!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Susie!

My mouth is drooling! What a delicious breakfast! And what an awesome backyard. I get to see pretty flowers like that in Florida too. Don't you just love them? Loved visiting you Susie and thanks for sharing.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Susie breakfast looked delicious! What a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July! Family and friends...what more can one ask for?!

Silena said...

mmmmm...breakfast? champaigne and orange that is the life. Susie, your back court is delightful (love the sunflowers) glad you had a joyous 4th weekend and thanks for sharing!!

SoCal Helene said...

Can I come over for breakfast? It looks so good! Your courtyard is adorable and I like the idea of not have to do any mowing……..Have a great week!
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