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Jul312012

A summer party. 

On Saturday we had a barbecue for all the neighbours who helped us build our backporch (which I still have to show you!). We had really mixed weather all day so we decided to set the tables in our huge doorway (gateway? entry? Dear English natives please tell me what the right term is for this, thank you).

I remember when we first viewed the house our real estate agent was all about the *possiblities* of this space, and how we would throw parties here, protected from the weather and still outside, yadda yadda yadda. In fact, this space needs a lot of love. Usually it houses our fire wood, our garbage cans and the car if we aren´t too lazy to bring it in.

Having said that, after hours of cleaning the space, and after I brought in my vast collections of lanterns as well as some flowers from the garden, it looked kind of rustic and cozy.

And romantic, after we lit all the lanterns and candles.

But I don´t have any pictures of that because I was busy having a great time. It was a lovely summer party. The End.

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Reader Comments (6)

It looks really lovely, you made it look very personal, which creates such a lovely mood. Love your large photos and new font.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershalini

What great space for a party this is, both outdoors and sheltered. I really like your jam-jar flower arrangements.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Those simple country flowers in jam jars that are so very pretty. Love this series, hearing about village life - magic.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpen (penwren)

Thank you all!

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrin

Lovely - I truly think there are few sights prettier than garden flowers in a simple jam jar.
Ps - can't think of a proper word to describe the space you have... is it kind of an open garage area?

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDecorator's Notebook

Thank you dear! Well, this space... back in the days I think the farmers used to drive in there and unload the hay etc. (the large room we have is above this space and used to be a hayloft). Also since thereĀ“s one farm next to the other in our village it is pretty much the only access to the back garden (back then farmland and stables).

August 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterKatrin

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