Howdy howdy! I hope you are all safe and sound and tornado free. As bloggers, we never know exactly where our audience is. You could be reading this in Alaska, Hong Kong or Moscow for all I know! That's such a neat concept.
I am in Houston,TX. And let me tell you...summer smacked us in the face this week! It went from mild to 90 overnight. The Dallas/ Fort Worth area is the place I call home. I still haven't mentally become a Houstonian. But I digress...
When the temps soar and the cicadas starts buzzing, there's only one drink for a true Texan. Iced tea of course! Setting up a drink station is one of the simplest and most elegant ways to entertain during the summer, and it's certainly not my original idea. All over Pinterest you can see the most beautiful and over the top drink stations (and cocoa stations, and candy stations...). But even when you're only having a few guests over, you can whip up a pared down version in no time. I like the idea of clearing off a piece of furniture away from the kitchen (where the crowds congregate during a get together) and setting out a "help yourself" drink buffet.
This is a very small and simple example. Perfect for a small get together. This is in my dining room on the hutch, but wouldn't it be wonderful on a big porch?
I bought some little chalkboard stands at a floral supply store on my recent trip to New Hampshire. I gathered just a few items that I had on hand. The lemons were left over from our crawfish boil this weekend, and the mint is from my garden.
Mint, lemon and sugar are just the basics. I love adding mango chunks or orange slices on a pretty plate too.
And isn't this dough bowl cute? It is from a great shop called Farmhouse Decor. Ladies...you MUST check out this online store!
I love the way the bowl has been distressed. Check it out!
You would never know that it isn't super old.
I've never seen anything like it in a store. It really is beautifully unique and well made.
I know I will be using this wonderful trencher for every season. Won't it be perfect for autumn, full of little white pumpkins, apples or acorns? Please go check out Farmhouse Decor. The owner is a a blogger too! Her name is Barb and she would be delighted to have you stop by HERE
I also did another painting recently. What do you think?
It is available at my Etsy shop HERE
So, to finish up our little visit, here's a nice cold refreshing glass of tea just for you...
And here's your sugar oxoxoxox
Hope you have a relaxing and stress free week. Especially my tornado ally friends...stay safe!