Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Little Barnyard Style in the Suburbs...

One of the perks of living in Southern California 
is our perfect year round weather of courseSo, on this first weekend of 2013, we invited some friends over for a relaxed little lunch in the backyard.  Of course, I MUST always have a theme,
 and BARNYARD In the SUBURBS sounded perfectly fit!

 I dug around and found this old fabric I used to make
a prop for my daughter's 3rd grade biography project last year, and instantly saw an opportunity to create these simple "country" napkins. No sewing, just raw and rustic. And what better napkin ring to fit the barnyard theme than this chunky "LASSO" lightly twisted around the napkin.  

This adorable rusty little lantern made for the perfect, 
centerpiece and completed my Barnyard in the Suburbs vignette.

This perfect little table in the middle of our backyard, brought the 
Barnyard to the Suburbs even if only for a day.

The best part of creating this vignette was being able to use materials I already had.

sharing at French Country Cottage  (Feathered Nest Friday Party)




  1. Very pretty Betty!
    Came by to thank you for your kind words and for following me - I'm happily following you back!

  2. Pretty...Pretty...Pretty! I love this time of year when more bright RED appears with Valentine's Day right around the corner!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Carolynn xx

  3. Looks beautiful! I always try to use items on hand. To me that just makes it more special! Your table looks so nice!

  4. That old rusty lantern is awesome! I love the entire tablescape!

  5. Super cute~ I love the red and the lantern together!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

    1. Thanks Courtney! I'm glad you like it. I'm so happy to join FNF, and see all of the inspiration everyone shares.