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Friday, June 8, 2012

Alfresco in the Garden

I love summer!  So many things symbolize summer for me, such as long days in the garden, campfires with toasted marshmallows, beach days and most of all lots of time spent with friends and family in the warm summer sun!  What better way to celebrate this season than with an alfresco picnic in the garden?    

I have been asked by the oh-so-talented, Heather of Post Road Vintage to be a contributor once again in her fabulous free quarterly e-zine, Homebound, and it's hot off the press just today!  It is packed full of summer delight, including my own version of an alfresco picnic in the garden, so run off to see it all for yourself!

So if you made it to the end of this post, and have not yet rushed over to take a look at the newest edition of Homebound  *Click Here* to sign up!  It's free and your own copy will get sent right to your email inbox!

Thank-you very much again, Heather!  It has been such a pleasure and an honor being a part of Homebound with so many incredible contributors!  

And thanks to all of you for continuing to visit!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Maria ~Rusty Hinge 


  1. Hi Maria, This is my first visit. I found you through Homebound. Your blog is just lovely and your photography stunning! This post makes me want to throw a picnic. I better get busy planning. I'll be following along. Can't wait to discover more!

  2. Everything about your picnic is gorgeous! Love your vintage lemonade dispenser.
    The new Homebound is awesome. Great job to you all ;) Hope your summer is wonderful

  3. Hi Maria
    What a beautiful post and I am so excited to take a look at Homebound! Have a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration!

    Kate @ Salvage Dior

  4. Maria~~~ Your outdoor area is so...pretty. I saw it in Homebound this morning. Congratulations!!!It is a space anyone would love to spend time in.
    Have a great weekend

  5. Une très jolie publication... J'adore ce lustre en pleine nature... il participe au fait qu'on a cette sensation extraordinaire d'immensité... Une grande pièce sans mur.
    J'aime beaucoup cet atmosphère.
    Gros bisous

  6. Beautiful photos my friend and I loved your article in Homebound!!~
    Congratulations on being a contributor again!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  7. Everything about your photos says, "kick back and relax"! ~ Maureen

  8. This looks so fun and inviting -- reminds me of a picnic in Mayberry on a hot,summer day! I so love summer -- you've really captured the beauty of this time of year in your photos. Haven't gotten my issue yet so off to check it out!

  9. Oh, I think I want to check this issue out!

  10. What gorgeous photos. Love that lemonade dispenser!


  11. Lovely, lovely post, as was this issue of Homebound!

  12. I'm visiting from Homebound--great article! I have seen that lemonade jar once before in a small sandwich shop in Michigan. I tried to get them to sell it to me but they wouldn't, I absolutely LOVE it! Barbara bahuey@hotmail.com

  13. I love your photos Maria. The have such an old, back in the day, feel to them. Congrats on contributing to Homebound.


  14. What gorgeous outdoor photos! I'm now following your lovely blog.

  15. I loved your contribution in Homebound! She's very lucky to have you be a part of it!

    I'd love to invite myself over for a picnic in your gardens. :) It all looks perfectly romantic and summery. Beautiful photos, as always.

    Thank you for the thoughtful comment you left for me on my last post. It really meant a lot to me. xo

  16. GREAT POST:) I really like your blog and Im following..I hope you follow me also:)

    If you want some Swedish décor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  17. Hi Maria,

    What a lovely post! Makes me want to pull up a chair and have some lemonade with you! :) LOVE it all!!! Wishing you a most lovely Sunday, my dear friend!


  18. Congratulations on being featured once again-your photos are beautiful. I love your outdoor picnic.
    Thanks for your visit and kind words today. I am planning to do a gardening post soon but I think you are headed in the right direction! For me it has been a lot of trial and error,reading,good soil and lots of work. I love the book the Art of Perennial Gardening by Patrick Lima(Canadian Zone 4 garden) for color combinations and good advice.

    Take care,

  19. Congratulations on the contributing role to the edition!

    Love all your vintage finds combined in the photographs today.

    Be sure to register to win one of the gift certificates to the brocante.....you can add to your treasures.

    Have a great weekend!

  20. My favorite part of summer next to all the sunlight I can get is the bonfires and roasted marshmallow's. What's even better is roasted sausages.


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