Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer cloche, and candle light dinner.

Hello everyone out there in blogville~~~it's the weekend here at the lakehouse...let the noise begin!!! The pontoons are cruising up and down the canals...being loud and crazy! We don't mind's a summer tradition.
I'm sharing my summer cloche tonight...before the season changes! It won't be long and I'll be taking out the nest, starfish, and page from a French book(compliments of Tracey from French Larkspur)..and putting an autumn vignette under the glass dome.
I am loving this summer more than ever! The winter here in Michigan was sooooo long, and cold! I thought it would never end. So I'm hanging on to the heat, humidity, and even the thundershowers for as long as possible.
Hopefully the summer cloche will stay for quite a while yet.

It's hubby's birthday I had a little "informal" candle light dinner for him....just the two of us. We had baked chicken, fresh corn, and a wonderful pasta salad, with French bread and butter too.
The White Zinfandel was very's his favorite.
We are simple people, with simple nothing fancy..just cozy and comfortable.

As a matter of comfortable, I forgot to take the table runner off the end of the table!!!
I'm sure hubby didn't even notice. He was just so pleased to have his favorite wine, and candles
He is now playing with his new cell phone I got for him. Doesn't take much to entertain the man.
I guess that's it for tonight.
I hope you all have a great weekend! Rain or is good.
Hugs to all of you.


  1. Looks like a great night, the candles are beautiful-love that! Happy weekend!

  2. Hi Debbie!
    It all looks so good, wish you two wanted company ;)

    Have a great weekend and great birthday celebration tomorrow too. I think it's Sandi's hubby's birthday tomorrow too (Wayside Treasures).

  3. Debbie,
    This is so sweet. I hope you two have a great night by the water.
    I grew up an hour off of Lake Erie and remember the very long winters. Soak it up while you got it!
    Hugs and have a fun weekend- Tete

  4. Oh Debbie- You are a good soul! You made a wonderful dinner for THE MAN...and gave him a great TOY. What else could he want? Well, maybe we won't talk about that here, huh?

    Are you having company this weekend? I can't imagine that you won't! That's what happens when you live on the water...any water! My daughter and BabyE showed up tonight and Daddy is following sometime later. They are meeting my other daughter & sil out for dinner so I have BabyE here (he's sleeping....shhhh). Other than that I am not working this weekend. Praise God and pass the Baileys!...okay...just kidding...I get a headache drinking

    Food & fun? We like simple too (most of the time) except at Holidays when I go ALL out...or for parties....and even some of those are easy.

    I know what you mean about Summer because we share Winter Woes, you and me. I love Summer, too, and wish it lasted longer.Fall, however, is my favorite and I would live with that weather all year long. But the snow...and ice...and sleet...and roads...well, you know.

    Okay-gonna leave before I write a book- Guess where I am going tomorrow morning? has white trucks with blue & red stripes...and..oh...wait...maybe it will be a BROWN truck with these letters
    P U S
    although not necessarily in that order. Have to figure that out in the morning. Nighty-night dear lady! Diana

  5. Debbie, I cannot say enough about cloches and your is summer heaven. Your supper looks comfortable and cozy. Thanks for visiting me.
    hugs ♥ olive

  6. Debbie - you have such a way of putting things together to tell a story and create a feeling. Your cloche is just so beautiful. Peaceful and summery, and your candlelit table romantic and blissful...I'll bet your man was so surprised.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR HUBBY, SWEET SIS! Give him a hug and kiss for me, will'ya? :)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  7. Well, Debbie-At least she's kissing him in front of you!!! :>) (Laurie-I'm really looking for those little round yellow smiley faces...not :>) LOL

  8. Hope you have a great week-end, and wish your hubby Happy Birthday from a friend in blogland. I got my hubby a new phone and now every chance he gets he takes my old one.It's too complicated for us simple minded folks. Have a good one!

  9. Happy Birthday to your hubby, how sweet of you to make him a great meal and that's my favorite wine too!
    Thanks for visiting I always look forward to it:)

    PS. I'm keeping this summer close too, our winter was so hard this year!

  10. Lovely setting for a birthday party, have a great time.

  11. Beautiful cloche display, Debbie! LOVE it! Happy B-Day to your hubby! How sweet of you to create a romantic candlelit dinner for him. I'll bet he appeciated that!
    I don't know how I missed your last post, but I LOVE your vintage birdbath! Your garden is looking so beautiful!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Hugs ~ Jo

  12. Hi Debbie,
    I just love, love, love your cloche! I would have never thought of putting a page from a vintage French book inside! Thanks so much for the great idea! Hope your hubby is enjoying a wonderful birthday! Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi Debbie,
    Your cloche is lovely...not a surprise! Everything you do is so simply lovely!! Always a pleasure to pop in and see what you're up to!!
    Happy Birthday to your hubby!! Beautiful table!
    Have a joyful Sunday!

  14. I know what you mean about holding on to summer. I used to dread summer when I lived in my home state of Louisiana. Now I look forward to it and am sad to see it go. Pretty little vignette under glass :-) Happy birthday to your husband!

  15. Hi Debbie,
    I'm over here catching up on your posts too!
    Don't know how I've missed them, sometimes blogger doesn't do a very good job on new posts!
    Anyway, Happy Birthday to your Sweetie! I love your little romantic dinner for two setting.
    I am a cloche lover too and the shells and vintage papers look wonderful.
    I also adore your garden shed and that sweet birdbath.
    Your blog is so beautiful and I love your style. You make everything so lovely and charming.


  16. Though I like the table, my favorite thing is that cloche. I love the page from the book and absolutely MUST copy that. It looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the autumn one!