Labor Day Weekend.....one last "hurrah"
before summer is just a pleasant & distant memory.
Regardless of it being super hot still....
school is back in session, the football games are starting
and the days are beginning to get shorter and shorter.
I don't decorate heavily for fall until the corn stalks are brown,
so I still have some summer left in me
to join in the fun over at Cuisine Kathleen's
end of summer tablescape challenge.
My centerpiece is a simple one:
I used a tall heavy glass & metal chippy cloche
with a few shells and starfish tucked inside.
I ♥ these heavy stoneware scalloped shell plates.
The burlap is supposed to represent the ocean's sand.
The blue goblets are used to represent ocean.
Use your imagination that they are light blue and better matching.
(Please and thank you.)
My simple but trusty plain white vintage English teacups come in handy
in their effortlessness to match about anything I conjure up.
While growing up in a summer vacationland on the lake
it always meant Labor Day weekend always signified
the end of the BEST fun.
All the cute visiting city boys had to return home,
and all the cute local boys had to go back to college.
The Eagle's song "Boys of Summer"
written by Don Henley nailed it best:
Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach.
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach.
Empty lake, empty streets
The sun goes down alone.
I'm driving by your house
Though I know you're not home.......
But for the time being the lake is still full of boats
and jetters and floaters.
The beaches are still full of sun bathers and swimmers.
(And lots of volley-ball players and frisbee throwers!)
The pubs are still filled with fun and laughter and music.
It all sure makes me wish I were 20 something again
and dancing every night like it all would never end.
But as the Bible tells us, there's a time for every season.
All things have their season,
and in their times all things pass under heaven.
My summer season is much quieter now, consisting of more
watching hummingbirds than sun bathing,
doing more garden weeding than dancing
and more reading than partying..............
and that is as it should be.
I am quite content and full of peace,
happy with my special memories
and hopeful with my possible future ones.
Dance with the Sea
Walks on the beach
Days in the sun
Swims in the ocean...
Come on every one!
You know you enjoy it
Whether you’re younger or older
So have a good time
Before the weather gets colder.
Splash in the ocean
Dive with the sea
Don’t hide from the fun
Come here and you’ll see.
The sun is burning
It’s 90 degrees
There’s lots to discover
You just wait and see!
We’re having so much fun
We can hardly breathe.
The ocean is calling
The waves are all falling
So come and be happy
And dance with the sea.
HAVE A FUN BUT SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
As always, thank you for your visit!