sweet summer day


One summer day, not too long ago, a group of ladies gathered on the patio for a day of lemonade, cupcakes and charm bracelets to celebrate the start of summer.


The cupcakes were a sort of cherry-chip flavoured cake with a lemony curd filling. They were topped with vanilla and cherry buttercream and sprinkled with cherries (real and candy) and tiny royal frosting lemon decorations.


Set adrift on the pool were pink and yellow flowers.


There was plenty of seating under the pergola, including soft cushions that The Fan and The Secret Weapon fashioned out of vintage money bags from the flea market. Notice, if you look closely, you can see they are laced and locked shut, no less!



The charm bracelet kits were sorted and ready to go - but before that, pink lemonade and cupcakes were served.


Saucy was tickled that lovely guests could join in the fun! Even though it was a busy Saturday, her peeps managed to squeeze in a visit.






The Cheerios were on hand, filling glasses with lemonade and passing out baked goods. When the guests were gone, they splashed in the pool with the floating flowers.



It was a sweet way to start the summer. As the rain clouds descend today, it's nice to remember a lovely afternoon in the not-so-distant past when the sun was shining and the flowers were fresh.

Is summer already passing too quickly for you too, Dear Reader?

12 comments:

Lisa Russell said...

Ahhh! You torture me! So wish I was able to be there. lol Looks like fun!

chapfan said...

We're still waiting for summer here in Washington. :( No pool parties for us yet! I can't wait to see the super fun bracelets from the swap! I hope you get lots of pictures.

Maija said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day!!!

Laura said...

Summer passing too quickly?....we're just getting summer now after a loonnnnggg spring that started back in February!!!

We may even pressure wash the kiddie pool and fill it for the girls today....fingers crossed the sun lasts long enough!

Jerri-Lea said...

It was a lovely afternoon! Thanks again for organizing the swap. CJ and I are working on one for her this week! :)
Let's hope we get some more summer weather soon! CD has picked out a special swimsuit to show you!

writing4612 said...

Mmmm!

Kate said...

The bracelet turned out beautifully, as always!

CRAZYMOM said...

Good gracious! Those cupcakes look divine! How do you come up with those combinations? It looks like a lovely day. I need to try this myself. :)

MJ said...

Those cupcakes were sweet! I particularly liked the little cherry candy toppers ~ bought them for K's upcoming birthday cake too!

karen said...

It looks like a great day was had by all --- do we get to see some of the bracelets/

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a great party! I love the theme.

Elizabeth said...

looks an sounds like it was fun!