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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Simple Pleasures and Inspiring Books.

What's better than afternoon tea on the grass with cushions, favorite magazines, flowers and a sweet furry companion??


Love this deep blue... I took these pictures back in April, before hurting my foot and when my Muscari (grape hyacinths) were in full bloom.



Notice three cookies here...

... and two here!!!!... I'm pretty sure you'll guess what happened to the third cookie between one shot and another LOL

And speaking of simple pleasures, books are definitely one of them for me! They're my favorite gift together with flowers (both to give and receive).  I thought to share some from my personal collection each month, maybe you could find them interesting too.









Happy June from Kim and me!
Monica x.

23 comments:

  1. O Monica ..what a lovely post............your Kim is irresistible !!! so cute nice doggie..............your pictures are amazing......happy time in your garden this week !! have you guess my birthday date already ?? in my party give away.........??? hugs from me Ria.......a few hours.and than...vacation !!!

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  2. Happy June too Monica & Kim!

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  3. Happy June, Kim & Monica!

    Wish it was I who snatched that little biscuit ~ it would mean I was enjoying the sunshine with you and Kim! ;)

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  4. Lovely, Monica !
    Kim is so cute, I'm sure she enjoyed that cookie !
    Your books are very interesting, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  5. What a pretty setting! Kim was probably saying "but it was so good - I need to figure out how to get another one". :D
    Have a great week.

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  6. Beautiful outdoor setting, pretty model, gorgeous pictures! I'm surprised Kim only stopped at ONE cookie!!

    I'm having a WEDDING BLOG PARTY on June 25th (my first ever to hostess!) so please stop by if you are interested and read about it ~ I'd love to have you join us! And there will be a sweet giveaway, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  7. Love your post! I'm guessing that beauty laying on the blanket snatched up that 3rd cookie, lol. I have a Golden too and they are the most beautiful creatures...one can forgive practically anything they do:)

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  8. Love the cookie nibbler ... beautiful presentation. I love the serenity of everything together.

    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  9. Oh, Monica, sounds like the perfect afternoon!!!! I could definitely use some of that just about now (as I am going crazy getting ready for Farm Chicks)!! Big hug!
    Isabel

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  10. Happy June 1st Monica & Kim.
    What a lovely picnic you are having :-)
    ♥ Deb & Ernie

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  11. Happy June to you and Kim.
    I love all your photos, your grape hyacinths, (they are such a sweet flower) and your book collection. Craft books are always a favourite of mine too and the Victoria Romantic Touches looks lovely.

    Enjoy your week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  12. Popped in from Loveys eye candy blog tour and so glad i did. Lovely to tour through your blog. Loved the degas inspired piece congrats on the publishing it looks fabulous. I will be back, if only to find out why all these people are leaving comments about how cute I look, LOL!

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  13. Monica I love the idea of a picnic on the grass in ones's own garden!Initially I drooled seeing those muscari in June but you explained!
    Now how how sweet and innocent the dog looks posing ...a bit of mischief in those innocent eyes!Delightful images!Have a wonderful week enjoying your collection of books!

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  14. Monica...I know how you feel..some Relation is just what's needed! I love how your companion thought one of those cookies was really for her. Too funny! I love a good "Craft Magazine"...so full of inspiration! I could do that all day! Smiles...

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  15. I'm loving all these photos and you seem to have some good reads there. I always enjoy your photos of your dog. So sweet and aren't they great companions. I feel I've been neglecting mine lately since the weather has been so bad. I know he's missing our morning walks...so am I for that matter.

    Hope you are enjoying your week.

    Kathleen

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  16. Looks like an absolutely beautiful day with perfect weather and the sweetest companion by your side. Wonderful! Best wishes, Tammy

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  17. Beautiful photos in a beautiful setting!
    Looks like we enjoy a lot of the same books.
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  18. oh my... thank you for all the smiles... i can just drink in all you serve and feel restored~

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  19. Kim is so adorable! Your collection of books is very nice! So pleasant to read them outside on a sunny afternoon :-) Hae a good weekend and
    Happy June! Hugs

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  20. Those grape grape hyacinths are amazing! Love the color! And oh how precious is sweet Kim posing for you. GIVE A HUGE HUG for me. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Charlene

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  21. Monica, how gorgeous those books are!!! I just love the flowers and Miss Kim all happy and sweet for her picnic!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  22. A recipe for the perfect afternoon.
    Lovely blog!

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  23. Hi there,I love youre blog and the pictures of youre dog are gorgeous,haha the cookie,greetings from Musje,have a nice day.

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