I Love Tea Cups

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Tool Caddy for Patio Table

Hello everyone,
The weather has been so hot! In a couple of weeks we're having our annual visit from our granddaughters and son from Southern California. I've been getting the patio ready for our evening get-togethers.  We do a lot of snacks and desserts in the evening when the sun has gone down. To make life a little easier for me, I decided to put some essentials in a tool caddy on the patio table. Our new table has a lazy susan in the center and we can spin it around and help ourselves to anything we need in the caddy. I've put flatware, salt and pepper and napkins and a small lighter in the caddy to light the candles for our evening enjoyment. 
A little french bucket is holding some of my roses. Even with the heat my poor roses are blooming. I have a new pink hydrangea bush  and I picked a bloom for my flower centerpiece.  The tool caddy has been around  awhile and it works beautifully on the patio table.
I found a set of flour sack towels with red stripes at the grocery store. I wanted to cover the caddy with something frenchy. The  letter transfer with my initials was ironed on the towel. A french country look in the patio. 
I can carry the caddy into the house and add anything extra I need for entertaining during the evening. 
I bought an eight piece set of flatware in white at Walmart for under $5.00 dollars. It works great for outdoor dining or desserts.
Salt and Pepper and some napkins. Today I bought some small paper plates to put in the caddy too.
A little Double Delight
My sweet Secret
After I finished photographing the outside patio table, I brought the roses and hydrangea blossom into the house and photographed the  centerpiece on my little table in front of the dining room windows.
One more look at my Tool Caddy and the beauty of Summer.

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner
I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
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  1. Such a neat idea with the caddy; and you have set it all up so pretty. Beautiful flowers. Enjoy your summer guest.

  2. The caddy is a good idea and something I could use. I usually make several trips to the table on the deck with everything when I could be saving myself time and effort. The flour sacks that you monogrammed are perfect for your outdoor meals.

  3. It is so bright and cheery and all ready for your family to come. I love the shade of your little hydrangea resting in the small bowl.

  4. I love this idea! I finally found a tray to take to the lanai or outside to the courtyard....now I need one of these! Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs, Diane

  5. Using the caddy is a great idea! Your flowers and centerpiece are beautiful.. I love the cute french bucket. A lovely setting for your get togethers.
    Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  6. So organized, practical and pretty! :) Enjoy your family / they'll certainly enjoy as well :) There's love in every step of your preparation :)

  7. You have created the perfect and inviting table for your family to enjoy. Have a great time!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. So pretty. Your pictures are fabulous and the tool caddy is perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  9. The flowers are gorgeous! The colors are delightful and the caddy is perfect to pull it all together. So nice... :-)


  10. Great idea for summer dinners outdoors. Your updated tea towels are lovely.

  11. Love the caddy! Great way to keep and to transport essentials for mealtime - gorgeous roses! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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