Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday on the Patio



There is something about Friday afternoons on a perfect summer day that beg for a fun drink and the chance to relax on my patio, as the day winds down. The sun shines through the trees, as I sit and reflect on a week where much was accomplished and I anticipate the start of the weekend.

As I sit and relax and wait for my husband to arrive, my view includes all the flowers that give my patio color and fun. Purple, pink and white petunias fill this fire pit turned planter.

Red geraniums spill out of a pot sitting close by.


White pansies, still happily blooming with our mild temperatures, wave prettily in the breeze.

Near the table, many shades of purple flowers overflow in this large planter.

A pretty bouquet in a simple mason jar, tied with raffia, sits on the table for me to enjoy. There is a sneak peek in this photo, of my newly painted table - more to come on that.

A fun drink, sunshine and flowers nearby - a perfect Friday afternoon happy hour for one, on my pretty patio.

Have a great weekend!


Recipe for Watermelon Martini

Blend and purée 1 cup cubed fresh watermelon until very smooth. Place in martini shaker filled with ice. Add 1 1/2 ounces lemon vodka and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. If you like a sweeter martini, add 1 packet of Splenda along with other ingredients. Enjoy :-)

Linking with Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Favorite Thing and Thistlewood Farms



  1. Our Friday evenings are usually spent around our pool and what we refer to as our "cook shack" which is nothing more than an outdoor kitchen. The martini looks wonderful and I love your fire pit!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Oh, Vicki, that sounds fantastic! You really do know how to relax and make a simple occasion special!

  3. Looks like the perfect place to relax! Boy does that drink sound tastey!

  4. Love the fire pit planter!! Your patio looks very refreshing!

  5. OK Vickie...I want the recipe for the watermelon martini. I have watermelon in the fridge right now and needed an idea what to do with it cause it don't look like its gonna get eat! I saw your post at just the right time. Please share! thanks.

  6. Sounds like the perfect summer afternoon. The flowers are beautiful!!

  7. Sound like a good martini - I like watermelon. Have a wonderful weekend there. sandie

  8. I wish I could jump into your photos - I'd love a pretty Friday afternoon with a yummy martini. Enjoy!

  9. What a great looking drink!! Goes perfectly with all those gorgeous flowers! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  10. Your fire pit looks great..Not too sure about the drink..although I do like water melon..

  11. This looks awesome-can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up at the Summer Inspiration Link Party!!

  12. Watermelon is my favorite!!!
    Smiles, Dottie

  13. Martini sounding cool and tasty . . .

  14. Hi Vicki,

    Visiting via Claudia's today and your pretty thumbnail caught my eye. Love the bouquet, so delicate and sweet! And, I agree, nothing nicer than a cool cocktail on a lovely patio to begin a beautiful weekend!


  15. Looks perfect to me! What a lovely way to relax and get ready for a fun weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I would like to be sitting there with you! Your patio is such a peaceful and relaxing place.

  17. Being surrounded by lowers on your pretty patio is a little slice of heaven, I'm sure!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week1


  18. Oh Vicki now this looks like it would be a wonderful way to spend a Friday:) Great photos.B


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