Garden Furniture and Spread

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
1 cucumber
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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  1. Love the little iron set for your outdoors space! I would love to go to that shop one day. It looks like it has quite a few nice items. Your mom is gorgeous as you are! You look like sisters!

  2. I know, I always go back and see more things I like. Thanks, I hear we look like sisters a lot, but I really don't think we look alike lol.

  3. I love your wonderful bistro set it is so pretty and your tablesetting is so frenchy looking. The Cucumber Crostini's sound wonderful. I will definitely try that. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love French inspired decor! Doesn't everyone? The cucumbers are great on bagels with cream cheese too. Yum. Thanks for hosting, and reading too!

  5. Oh yes I love your picnic basket, the fabric on it is great, and your cute little garden set. It sounds like you are on a great adventure!


  6. Thank you so much for linking this beautiful post to my "Themed Blog & Shop Hop"!

  7. No Problem, Thanks for hosting!

  8. What a charming little bistro set! I love how you used your cute picnic basket and accessories. I love wine and cheese and your German Riesling looks like something I would love to try. Gorgeous Roses! Diann and I thank you for linking up at TTF this week!


    1. I tried to bring everything together from previous hunts. I saw a bunch of vintage milk jugs last week at the Nurnberg Flea Market, I should have picked them up. Thanks for hosting and reading Linda!

  9. The milk jug and roses look amazing, the color is really unbelievable. And your mom is so young!

  10. Thank you Lisa. And my mom isn't that young, she just doesn't seem to age. haha Hope I have the same luck.

  11. What a lovely cafe you've made on your porch. I love the roses in the enamelware tin, your furniture, dishes--just perfect! And that store! I really want the clocks!

    Thank you for linking up with Vintage View Sunday!

  12. Thanks for stopping by Laura and thanks for all the nice words!

  13. Looks like such a fantastic store!! And I love your sweet graden bistro set!! Beautiful!


    1. Thank you Debbie, I hopped over to your blog and left you a message :)

  14. Your patio set is very pretty, just the kind of thing I like. And thanks for sharing that recipe, I'll have to try that. Cucumber sandwiches just sounds perfect for summer. It sounds like you are living such an exciting life! I hope to travel abroad someday. Enjoy!

  15. Yes, I'm having a great adventure in Europe. I love it here. And I often put cucumbers on my bagels, it's refreshing. Thanks for checking out my blog. You should definitely make it abroad one day. Plane tickets are so expensive, but its worth it and you can find so many deals if you dont have a set date.

  16. I cannot wait to try this recipe myself and go to the Cafe Cluny!!! So happy to be catching up with all of your exploits!

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  17. Thanks for following along! What is the Cafe Cluny?

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  21. What a pretty bistro set and picnic. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Here's a link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. Very nice backyard photos! I can't wait until the weather is nice enough to have dinner on our outdoor wood furniture :]

  23. Amazing set of furniture with great designs and styles, love the antique furniture. Restaurant bar stools

  24. Neatest stuff like patio furniture, outdoor decorations, and indoor decor for celebrations.


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