Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Night Light

We are working hard to get our home and yard ready for out-of-state family to arrive next week. Lots of cleaning, sorting, tossing, donating, fluffing going on. My sweetheart has been working very hard on a project that needed to be done now at my dear little mother's home. Last evening was the first time he was able to do much here at home. He had big plans for this past weekend but with our exceptionally high temperatures then it was wise that he didn't work outside. After dinner last night we worked together to set up our patio and have it ready for this weekend, our guests next week and the summer ahead. After we had accomplished what we could last night we sat and enjoyed the results. You just get a sneak peek. The rest of the back yard is not ready to show yet. There is more to be done. Much more.

We added new cushions and umbrella to the patio set this year and a wonderful outdoor fireplace that delights my heart. I had been looking for just the perfect one. Something that captured my imagination and said, 'That's it!' I found it several weeks ago. Last night my sweetheart set it up and put it in place. Then he lit a fire (on a fairly warm night). We sat back to enjoy. And we did.
The new umbrella came with little lights installed on it. The display model in the store didn't have the lights on but I knew it would be a fun feature.I thought the lights were white. Imagine my surprise when I flipped the little switch and discovered. . . they are blue! Perfect. My color.We added a sweet little candle. . .And sat back to enjoy the night-time quiet just outside the door of our sweet little home. There will be many more evenings spent outside with our lights and candles and fireglow. Some will be shared with family and friends. At times it will be just the two of us. No matter who joins us we know we will relax here often. And enjoy it together. In the glow of light. Night light.

17 comments:

  1. So pretty Adrienne! I have a little fire pit and we always enjoy sitting around it watching the fire. The blue lights on the umbrella are so pretty! Summer nights are so beautiful and relaxing. I hope you enjoy yur patio this summer:>)

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  2. I LOVE your outdoor fireplace!!! And those lights on your umbrella are so festive!

    I cannot wait to see more, Adrienne!

    Have fun!
    Melissa

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  3. What a wonderful fire pit and the lights are so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your family!
    ~Kelli

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  4. Adienne

    what a lucky family to have YOU to visit!

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  5. Hi Adrienne. I love your fire pit and know you're going to enjoy it so much. Thank you for coming by again. I'm enjoying gettin to know you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. so cozy and pretty...what a peaceful place to just relax and enjoy the night sounds...
    have a great summer of relaxation!
    Mimi

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  7. Adrienne, it all looks just heavenly. I know you are going to share many special times enjoying this.

    Love those blue lights.

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  8. How lovely! Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my friend, I really appreciate it.

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  9. Hi Adrienne! So good to hear from you! What a beautiful setting with a lit fire and that wonderful lighted umbrella. I'm sure they will get lots of use when family arrives. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful sky pics and your visit to Mt. Hood. It looks like you are having a fun summer!

    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  10. Looks lovely !!! Your friends and family will love it :)

    Karen at Ciderantiques

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  11. Perfect! I love it! That umbrella is wonderful. Enjoy your beautiful evenings!

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  12. What a neat outdoor fireplace! I really like that umbrella, I've never seen one with lights, we'll have to look for one of those!

    Thanks for the sweet words on my blog!

    Enjoy your company, I know they will enjoy you!

    Katherine

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  13. Hi Adriene, I was making my way to your house and you beat me to it! Thank you for stopping by and liking my sunporch. I'm very thankful that Mr. Precious like girly girl stuff or I'd be in trouble! Have a wonderful fourth of July.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Hello Adrienne - I found you on Rhondi's blog site and couldn't resist saying 'hello' from Victoria, since you said how much you like it! Your photos are wonderful - the sunsets! You are very good PR person for that lodge at Mt Hood - on my list of places to visit now!
    I wish you and all our American friends a very happy Fourth of July!

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  15. It's been really lovely these past couple of nights!! Bill and I have been working out in the yard planting and trimming and deadheading. We've become the destination point for many family and friends during the summer months. I LOVE it!! It's my favorite time of year!!

    Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

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  16. Hi Adrienne - isn't it fun having company? I know it takes work, but I love getting all the little "chores" done, that needed to be done!
    Great light and fun ambience to your summer entertaining!
    Sandy

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  17. OOOOH! How I wish I could join you for an evening on that beautiful patio. I LOVE the fireplace! It has so much more character than the "new" open fire pits they're selling these days.

    Enjoy your time with your family.

    Blessings and hugs.

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