Spring is here although it's been more rain than sun here in Bavaria. I needed a nice little place to sit and enjoy the weather, when it happens to be nice.
I decided it was time to get some patio furniture. Now let me preface this by saying, we probably have the smallest backyard area ever, so I wanted to get something that wouldn't take up too much room, but still retain my style. There is this cute little garden ware store nearby that I am obsessed with. It has the neatest stuff like patio furniture, outdoor decorations, and indoor decor as well. I was surprised to find that it was located in my little town. Most of the decor is wrought iron (technically mild steel).
I decided to buy a dainty garden patio set with two chairs and a table. And I aways say that I will go back for some more stuff. Of course I had to spruce up the view with a spread of yummy snacks.
I love wine and cheese! They just go so great together. I bought some German wine and cheese at a bazaar. I also bought this beautiful tray there as well.
I made some cucumber crostinis which are super easy to make and pretty healthy. They are very light and refreshing.
Cucumber Crostini Recipe:
8 ounce block of light cream cheese
1/2 cup light mayo
1 wheat baguette
1 packet of dry Italian seasoning
dried cilantro leaves (optional)
Makes about 12 slices
Mix together cream cheese, mayo, and Italian seasoning and spread on sliced baguettes. Cut cucumbers to top. I didn't for this picture, but I usually sprinkle some dried cilantro leaves over the cucumbers, it gives it some more flavor and looks nice as well.
Close up of the cheese I bought at the bazaar. I'm always on the look out for new kinds to try. I bought the cheese slicer from my trip to Amsterdam last November. The tulips remind me that I have to see Amsterdam in the Spring at some point.
I used my vintage enamelware milk jug that I bought during my trip to Poland as a vessel for the beautiful roses. I love the combo of pale blue and pink and the little wooden detail.
I wanted to show a close up of the yummy Riesling. It was the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. Also some detail of my pic nic basket that I picked up on one of my previous hunts.
The coffee/tea set I bought a while ago at a thrift store. They are from China and I have an entire set of cups, saucers, and a milk and sugar bowl. And no, I'm not drinking wine out of that, though it would be a sneaky way to conceal it.
I love the look of wrought iron garden furniture!
The store I bought my garden furniture at is called Wohnambiente-Philberth. I did snap a few pics of the inside of the store with my iPhone.
*I did not get paid to endorse this store, though that would be awesome.
Lastly, in the spirit of Mother's Day, I wanted to end with a pic of my mother and I at my wedding last August. She really is the best mom!
|Photo by Thomas Beaman Photography|
Happy Mother's Day everyone!
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