Sunday, May 31, 2009

Out in the GARDEN Party~

tiger swallowtail to the party...

she is going to love these orange roses.

The sun is shining and a cool gentle breeze
is blowing on this special day
as we celebrate Rhondi's birthday


Rocks on the table?
Why not here at RockCandy.

Expecting a large crowd I spread things out a bit.

At one end of the porch help yourself to some
refreshing Garden Tea Punch

Added to the tea is orange & lemon juice,
and club soda to give it that sunshine yellow color.
The ice cubes have edible pansy petals inside.
(fill trays half with water & place the petal, freeze, then fill & freeze again.)


Cheese Tart

Endive Leaves with Artichoke Caviar

Herb Dip with Veggies

and of course some

Texas Roasted Nuts

And since this is a birthday party I have some presents.
But not sure which Rhondi would like.
Could you please help me pick one?

Keeping in step with BLUE MONDAY


Most girls like to get flowers and these come
in a vintage bold blue tub.


How about a kitchen redo with some powder blue accents.


And really, what girl doesn't like shoes or jewerly?

To see more yellow ~ click this YELLOW button
To see more blue ~ click this BLUE button
To get back on the Porch Party fun track
just push this TRAVEL
button and you're off.

Happy Birthday to Rhondi!



KBeau said...

Everything is just so beautiful. That kitchen is my favorite.

Marie Reed said...

I just love the rocks! What a cute and creative touch!

Anonymous said...

Your porch is lovely and you have done so much.


Dixie said...

See Candy... I knew you'd remember to cook! LOL

I loved your party... and what wonderful B'day presents for Rhondi... how sweet of you.. (just a reminder... I'm December...)

Have a blissful day up there in Wimberley... stay cool... Dixie

Smilingsal said...

I like the way you think--gifts for ME! Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

xinex said...

I enjoyed all your pictures, Candy, all so beautiful!...Christine

the wild raspberry said...

what a beatiful table setting!
you have such great photos on your blog...i really enjoyed myself.

Barbara said...

Candy, I will be there on my way to Dixie's, I would love to have those White shoes with the blue buttons. Your kitchen looks great.

Thanks for visiting on my porch.

Happy Porch Party

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love the porch and the enamelware bin as window box? Brilliant!!!

"Blossom" said...

The rocks give it that extra detail and I think they look great.
Love all the food and drinks, great

Knitty said...

Great tri-fecta of posts!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

everything is beautiful Candy! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Candy! You never, ever disappoint! It's just wonderful, my friend, and I'll have some of everything... the food and the shiny objects! :-)

Happy Porch Party/Blue Monday, etc....


Sheila :-)

grey like snuffie said...

What a fun post...I love that blue tub...Happy Monday!

Mary said...

Your entire post is filled with wonderful and beautiful things. I especially love the touches of blue in your kitchen.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh, please, may I come to this porch party? Ummm... fab food, gorgeous table -- I am IN. Lovely post, and lovely glimpses of blue as well. Thanks!
(Is that tea sweetened? Looks like an interesting punch!)

Celestina Marie said...

Your porch party is so creative. I love the rocks. The tea looks like a tastey recipe. Your blog is lovely and so nice to meet you.
Have a blessed day.
Celestina Marie

SouthLakesMom said...

Very nice and yummy yellow food and drink!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Candy, just beautiful. Happy Blue Monday.


Lynn said...

Beautiful pictures to look at.
And then to top it off I get to listen to this adorable little girl!

The Stylish House said...

You have created such a pretty setting for a party!

Barb said...

Rhondi is one lucky Gal! Your porch party looks amazing - thanks for inviting us all.

blushing rose said...

Love that kitchen ... beautiful presentation. TTFN ~Marydon

Rhondi said...

Hi Helen
Thanks for joining my party. What a deightful menu. Everything looks so pretty too! It's not actually my birthday until Friday :)
Hugs, Rhondi

Rhondi said...

Ooops!! I have visited so many porches today I'm getting names mixed up! Sorry Candy!

Ashley ~ said...

Howdy to another Texas gal*! Love your blog*! I'll be back.._Ashley ~

Rue said...

Hi Candy :)

What a beautiful post! You don't happen to have the recipe for that cheese tart do you?? YUM!

I would pick the flowers in that pot! It's darling and perfect for Rhondi's porch ;)


bj said...

I want the old enamelware with the flowers!!
Great photos..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful party! laurie

Lynn said...

Better check my blog.

Beverly said...

I am so glad I was invited to your Porch Party.

Everything looks beautiful - and very delicious and quite tempting. I can't resist!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your menu is wonderful and everything looks stunning. Happy porch party.


Barb said...

That kitchen redo pic is great/. Love the yellow!!

Barbara jean

Poppedijne said...

Your porch looks really inviting certainly when the table is laided out so pretty. Like the rocks too.I bought my husband a simular one with the name and birth details on from his new granddaughter and godchild.Come and visit my garden party in honour of her.You are most welcome.

Linda/"Mom" said...

Hi, Candy! I'm so glad I stopped by! This is all so VERY PRETTY, WARM & INVITING~~~ you sure know how to create a most BEAUTIFUL SETTING for all to enjoy, e specially your guest of honor!!! (And what an honor to be "treated" this way~~~ What a friend!)...

Linda *

Julie said...

What a lovely post and love all the shots.

Stephanie said...

How fun!! Love all the pics!

I enjoyed your Porch Party!

Karen Valentine said...

Candy, your Porch Party for Rhondi is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the color scheme. My goodness you do lovely tablescapes. I think I'll be adding you to my blog roll as well sweetie. I need to keep up with all your happenings!!!