in the studio :: garden party

12:00 AM

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! Last Friday we hosted a Garden Party. We've had so much rain this Summer that the only theme that seemed appropriate as I kept looking at the lush green grass was Garden Party. It was simple and beautiful and one of those parties that I had so much fun decorating for.

picnic tables

garden party

Our friends from Texas that have been here the past two weeks built us more picnic tables. It was the perfect addition to our Garden Party theme. We strung lights from the trees and wrapped them in bougainvillea. Ah, it was lovely and simple. Those same awesome friends from Texas brought a little Tex Mex with them and cooked up fajitas, rice, and beans with bread pudding and pie for dessert. Serious yum going on.

beautiful girls

hubs & i with felicia

silly boys

The more I do these special events, the more I love them. Every detail of the planning is so important to me, and I love dreaming up ideas for the decorating and food and everything else that comes with it. All of the work is worth it when I see our awesome staff laughing, smiling, and having a good time. It's not always easy doing the work we do here in S. Africa. Coming away to do nothing else other than laugh and have a good time is such a healing salve for your soul. That's why I love it and why I put so much thought into creating an atmosphere that is going to bring life and FUN.

garden party at night

serving food

Enough of my rambling thoughts. I can't wait to see what you guys have been up to this week! I'm still visiting all the awesomeness from last week. Don't forget to visit everyone's link up so we can all encourage each other!

Now it's your turn! Remember your "studio" can be anywhere. Let's celebrate each other's creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don't forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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  1. These look beautiful (and the Tex Mex sounds refreshing!). I especially love the table cloths!

  2. p.s. I don't do crafty things or I would link up!

  3. Wow! Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Loving that you are contributing on Alison's blog. She's been my sister's neighbor for years. She's a lovely person and I love that she's added all these fun people to follow!

  4. Everything looked lovely, and especially fun. It never occurred to me that you could have Tex-Mex food in S. Africa, but now a days everything is possible. Blessings!

  5. Love the night scenes especially. Very nice!!

  6. I love this place for a party in the garden, very nice! Wonderful photos!

  7. Ohmygoodness, your garden is certainly lovely and the party looks like it was such fun


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