Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Spread The Light

Recently I showed you the new umbrella with lights we added to our patio set. My sweetheart and I have enjoyed a few quiet evenings together under the soft blue lights. Some changes have happened since then. New things have been added. We bought new cushions for the chairs. After a lot of looking and shopping we found them. Perfect. Just right for us. Right colors. Right fabric. Blue and yellow. With roses!Then I found the perfect little candleholders. At the Dollar Store! Yellow glass. Just what we needed. Add little citronella candles and they are just right on the patio table.Early in the season I saw a set of lights that could be added to a patio umbrella. Lights that would illuminate the table, making it possible to enjoy a late night supper or nighttime reading. While they would have been a great addition to our summer nights at home I didn't want to pay the price that was on the package. Nice but not that nice! A few days ago as I walked through the store again - on my way to look at something else - I spied a clearance shelf. I was delighted to find the table lights marked w-a-y down! They went into my basket and came home with me. What fun they have added to our lives.After dinner last night we worked in the yard. Deadheading roses and cleaning a flower bed that needed work. As daylight began to fade the skies above began to change. Around the corner of the house. More beauty in the sky.Within minutes the sky show was over. Daylight was gone and it was time to stop our work. Put the tools away and relax. Outside. Under the umbrella lights.Light the candles.Add something to read. . .And my sweetheart. With his Sudoku book.What more could I ask for? Oh, a light in the sky nearby!Thank you, God, for quiet evenings at home. With my sweetheart. And light. Light to brighten our evening. Light that You provide. Most of all, the light of Your love. For us. For the world!

24 comments:

  1. Mornin' Adrienne. How beautiful! I love your patio set and those cushions. My kitchen used to be blue and yellow - such a classic combination. I love the little blue lights under your umbrella. I'm sure you're enjoying this.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. I like the blue and yellow and all the lighting effects, especially the sky. Enjoy.

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  3. Love your new cushions. They are beautiful.

    He truly is the Light of our Lives.

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  4. How wonderful to be able to enjoy the soft summer nights. Your colors are beautiful, I wish I could grab an iced tea and join you!

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  5. What a lovely way to spend the evening and it looks so romantic too! Just lovely. Unfortunately the mosquitoes here keep us from enjoying the outdoors much in the evening here.
    Hope you had a wonderufl day today Adrienne.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  6. So beautiful --- and the magazine you were reading --- hmmmm, looks like some great recipes! Was it "Tea Time" magazine?

    :) Have a happy day, Adrienne. I love your blog music!

    LaTeaDah

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  7. Thank you for sharing with us. You really captured it. We are haveing the perfect evening weather!! enjoy. LOVE your cushions! laurie

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  8. Adrienne, Everything looks so pretty. Those little lights are just neat and your great pictures. I have something for you over at my blog. Oh, I see you finally got the pretty music on your blog. :o)

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  9. Hi,
    I just came over from Becky's at Sweet Cottage Dreams. What a beautiful post! Just a perfectly relaxing evening.
    Patricia :o)

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  10. Hi Adrienne,

    This is my first visit here...and I really love your blog! I like your outdoor space...under the sky!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

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  11. Adrienne,
    How beautiful and peaceful everything looks. Ah, enjoy those nice quiet moments.

    Hugs,
    Rose

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  12. I love the praise music on your blog. I need to get music set up on mine. "Give Thanks with a greatful heart, Give Thanks to the Holy One, Give Thanks because He's given Jesus Christ His Son...." What a beautiful song that is. Yes, I love the setting you have created and the lighting.... I have a saying that because I love glitter, sparkle, lights etc, that I'm just getting ready for Heaven!!

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  13. HI Adrienne,
    What a beautiful blog and the music is so soothing as well, Give thanks is a song I never get tired of singing or listening too. I plyaed it one time on my blog for 100 reasons to be thankful. I enjoyed your lovely photos of your treasures thanks for sharing.. Aloha Lorie

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  14. Mornin' Adreienne and thanks for popping in to see me last night! Oh, if I lived closer we'd have fun, wouldn't we? Come back to see me today - I have some pretties to show!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Hi Adrienne,
    I love your new cushions and your umbrella lights! I'm going to look for some lights next time I'm in town - that would be great on my deck. We had a beautiful moon here last night that would have gone beautifully with your evening. :) Blessings, marlene

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  16. Love your new patio lights!!! What a wonderful place you have created to relax in the evenings!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  17. Oh, how beautiful! Blue and yellow are perfect together!
    ~Kelli

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  18. What an enjoyable and pretty patio set you have, Adrienne. I love the lights and didn't know anything like that (the round light thingy on the pole) existed!

    Your evening sky is filled with God's artistry - amazing colors.

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  19. Such a beautiful setting you've created, Adrienne. The yellow glass in the lanterns are perfect for your floral cushions--meant to be yours when you found them on sale. I had to force myself AWAY from the Sudoku puzzles--I was starting to solve one of them ;-)

    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  20. Beautiful! I need to find some of those yellow lanterns! I really like the yellow and blue cushions!

    Adrienne, I wrote a comment a while ago on the pansy painting post you did, but it never showed up, did you receive it?

    Katherine

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  21. such a lovely posting, Adrienne...
    bj

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  22. Loved reading thru your post of your evening under the stars!

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