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Poolside Dining

 First of all, many thanks for those of you who voted for my Birthday cards.  Unfortunately, I didn't win, but I did come in 5th.  I appreciate you taking the time and voting.

We have been working in  the yard a lot lately, getting things ready for summer.
The pool has shaped up nicely.  We planted some new flowers and added mulch.
I thought it would be fun to set a table down by the pool.
This table is small and intimate.  I will be setting a Tropical table under the Palapa soon.
Click on each photo to see them larger.

I hope each and everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.  It's alittle cooler this Memorial week-end.
Silly me, I forgot my flags, here's a few photos with our most precious flag.

Our deepest appreciation to all who have served and continue to serve. Have a great week-end and Be Safe!
Thanks for visiting.
I am linking up with the following blogs:
Cozy Home Scenes
Tabletop Tuesday at Martys
Cowgirl Up 
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday with Kathe
The Bunny Hop Party
Outdoor Wednesday
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen 
What's It Wednesday
Tablescape Thursday 
Share Your Cup Thursday 
Home and Garden Thursday 
Open House Party 
Home Sweet Home
Show and Tell Friday 
Seasonal Sundays

About Linda @ Life and Linda

Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Beautiful! I love your pretty table setting but I especially love your pool. Fabulous waterfall! That is so cool!

  2. What a pretty table and so relaxing to be able to sit by the pool!

  3. Such a beautiful tablescape and your landscaping and pool look fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  4. What a wonderful view you have!

  5. Beautiful! I love your dishes and flatware...your napkins are so pretty as well.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  6. Hi Linda,
    Your tablescape is very nice, and patriotic. Your pool area is beautiful, love the waterfall! Lucky you! Have a great weekend!

  7. Linda, thank you for showing your pretty table at Your Cozy Home Party. You have a beautiful home and landscaping. There are too many wonderful features to mention each one but I love the whole picture. I am glad to see the flags displayed. I will have mine out, too. Have a fantastic holiday!!----- Shannon

  8. Hi Linda: Beautiful tablescape and absolutely fabulous view and setting. Hope you are having a good week..Judy

  9. WOW! Some gorgeous garden with a no less gorgeous table for a pretty lady like you dear Linda! Loving your views and great weather. Around here weather is hot 85 or more!! Thanks for your lovely and generous visit. Luv ya!

  10. Love your table and especially love your view!! Seems so peaceful!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Can't wait to catch up your posts!

    Hopefully you get a chance to stop by my blog.

    xo, Jersey Girl


  11. Hi Linda!
    Ooh that pool looks so inviting! I was so distracted by all the beautiful landscape around you and all your grasses and the arbor and plants!
    Now to the table! It looks lovely and what a wonderful spot to sit! Your place is like a resort!
    Love the dishes and the red tablecloth with the white lace on top! I hope your weekend will be great too! I plan on working around the yard!
    Hugs, Liz

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    What a Gorgeous Tablescape you have put together and so relaxing to be able to sit by the pool! I also love the view Beautiful... I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend... I know I would be in your pool and at your lovely table all day having a glass of wine and great food!!! Linda
    XXOOO Diane

  13. Absolutely beautiful! I am a sucker for black and white and adding the red just makes everything pop! Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I am so happy to have found you 💜

  14. Beautiful! I'd feel like I was on vacation if I was there. xo

  15. OMGoodness, your pool area and view is GORGEOUS!!! I would feeel like I was at a beautiful resort if I lived there. Your table is also so inviting, I love the color combo. Have a great holiday weekend. It is supposed to be HOT here: 89 degrees every day. Yuck:) Wish I had a pool:):) XO, Pinky

  16. Hi darling, the setting surrounding your beautiful table is incredible. It enhances your table all the more. I love the black and white..they go on the want list.. hugs ~lynne~

  17. thank you so much for stopping by my blog

    I would love to sit beside your pool and drink something real pretty

    I need to get my flags out also thanks for the reminder

  18. AnonymousMay 24, 2012

    Hi Linda! Oh, what a beautiful table and your view is truly amazing! A very lovely spot to have dinner.
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Gorgeous vignette, and I love the black and white toile. I'd still be sitting at the table when dark fell. A lovely vista. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  20. What a gorgeous setting! I love the view from your patio. The pool looks wonderfully inviting! Ours is still too cold for me to think about getting in, but it won't be long now. Your table looks very festive, and I love the pops of red with the black and white.

  21. This is an absolutely FAB settings.

    Love your color combo and with the pool? It can't be better.

    Thumbs UP, girl.


  22. What a fantastic view! Love the pond. And your plates look like your blog background!

  23. Linda, what a gorgeous setting and such a pretty tablescape! You must love eating out there amongst all that beauty.

  24. Hey, a big thank you for following my blog. I am adding you to my blogs I follow list now. Have a nice week

  25. You lucky girl to have a pool to enjoy during all the hot weather. Your table looks so elegant and ready for a party. Thanks for stopping by and following me. I am signing on as a follower too.


  26. Looks beautiful, Linda. And the clogging looks like fun! I think some of the plants that are native to your region I can only grow as house plants. Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning and following. I'm your newest follower. :-)

  27. Beautiful setting! I love the color scheme of your table. So nice for this time of year.

  28. Oh my gosh 0 do you know how lucky and blessed your are to have this home? I am sure you do! The scenery - the pool - your patio - your tablescapes - I mean everything is gorgeous! Love it. sandie

  29. AnonymousMay 24, 2012

    Linda, Beautiful photos! What a blessing to enjoy such a view everyday. :-) Hope you enjoy a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  30. Your table is beautiful and the view around the pool is amazing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot in the world. Love that red flatware and those napkins are the perfect touch!
    Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy those cooler temperatures. Here in the south we have skipped right over cool spring temps and jumped right into summer heat and humidity!

  31. What a lovely setting! Great colour combo. Thanks for sharing this beautiful spot.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  32. Hi Linda..with a name like Linda, following your blog is a must! I have pool envy. This is just so lovely. Have a great weekend.

  33. Beautiful table Linda. I have always wanted to try a long round skirt.

    Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend!

  34. Amazing pool and view! Love your patriotic table. Enjoy your holiday weekend!...Christine

  35. Hi, Linda! I love the intimacy of it out there in the beautiful surroundings of nature! What a beautiful patio area you have!!! All we have is a deck. I would LOVE to have a patio down below, too! Who wants to mow all that grass anyway?!??!?! :-) The chargers and plates are a real knockout!!! They look really slick! The red is a great accent color, too. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  36. Hi Linda, This is a pretty setting for your table. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and thanks for joining the OHP. Now following!

  37. Looks fantastic! Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

  38. Hi Linda,

    Wow! I can't get over your amazing property. That is some view!

    I'm sorry to hear you did not win the contest.

    I adore your tablescape. It reminds me of my childhood as my mother decorated in these colors.


  39. Hi Linda!

    What a fantastic view you have. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful area by the pool to enjoy a casual meal. Everything looks so nice.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  40. Hi Linda, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful table with Share Your Cup. I love the dishes. The view is gorgeous, and yes; let's not forget the flag. Have a wonderful Memorial weekend.

  41. So beautiful! I adore black, white & red. The pool area and your plants are all so pretty. I can imagine how peaceful & relaxing it must be to sit out there.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  42. AnonymousMay 25, 2012

    What a great Memorial Day Table. I saw the red white and blue and then you put the flag in the center which made it perfect. I love your red table cloth.
    Have a good week-end.
    I love your Pool!

  43. Thank you for stopping by! I am your newest follower as well. Gorgeous photos!

  44. Beautiful poolside setting. I love every single bit of it! It is so inviting.

  45. Hi Linda! I'm following you now, too! Love the gardens and pool and your tablescape is gorgeous! I'm really fond of black and white dishes - so pretty! Looking forward to looking around your sweet blog some more! Take care. Hugs, Leena

  46. Linda, thanks for inviting us to your pool. What a lovely spot and you have made it so inviting. I could sit out there for every meal! Your red white and blue table is great. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

  47. What a lovely poolside you have! I love it!


  48. Oh my! Can I come swim? What a gorgeous backyard you have! I can see what you mean about having parties there. It would be perfection!

  49. Your garden and tabs are gorgeous for Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you make the time to enjoy your pretty pool. :D

  50. WOW! Your pool area is just gorgeous! You can really enjoy being outside and spending time there! Beautiful table setting, too! Enjoy your weekend!

  51. The table is so pretty! I love your waterfall!

  52. First off, you have one of the cutest and most cheery blogs I've seen. I love it all.

    Your pool area is awesome as well as your lovely table setting.

    Have a blessed Memorial Day.

  53. Hi Linda! Your table is beautiful! And the pool with the waterfall is so inviting! I love your flowers and roses as well! Yes, you have a beautiful view! Wished I could jump in that pool right now cause it's supposed to be 96 here today! Thanks for remembering what this holiday is all about! Blessings from Bama!

  54. Hi Linda, what a beautiful setting! I love the gorgeous view:)You have set a lovely patriotic table...the black and white plates are so pretty and I really love your red flatware. You have a beautiful pool and outdoor space, perfect place to enjoy summer evenings. Thanks for letting us take a peek and for your sweet comment. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!Hugs,Poppy

  55. Your pool side table is set so pretty. Wow....loving your pool with the water feature. Just exquisite. You're lucky to have your own private pool. We have to use the public pool in the subdivision. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me too.

  56. newest follower! Love your pics and your whole blog set up! excited to follow you. Hope you'll visit me too.

  57. Hi Linda,
    I just love, love, love your backyard and your outdoor tablescapes are always so beautiful. I bet summers over at your house are awesome. Enjoy my friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  58. what a fabulous backyard...
    Lucky you...

    Linda :o)

  59. Fantastic tablescape. I love black/white and red. And, oh, the pool of water! Come by my blog and "LIKE" my new facebook page!

  60. What a beautiful table setting and view! I'd love to eat out there….. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

  61. Hi, Linda. Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my Memorial Day Tribute post. And it brought me back to your blog--love it; am following! ~Zuni


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