While the rest of America mourns the loss of 70 plus degree weather and are all tucked warm with leggings into riding boots, here in Texas we are all rejoicing. Because we are leaving the sweat-filled 100 degree weather and heading right into our fall…which is kind of like what most people would consider summer.
Anyways, we are finally able to spend time outdoors without fear of melting. It’s so lovely! The end of summer here happened to time perfectly with all the end of season sales, and I got a sweet deal on an umbrella and umbrella stand from World Market—like $9 for the whole thing!
Scott and I took about 10 minutes to set the umbrella up. Even though I assumed an outdoor umbrella would be waterproof, the package didn’t say so we took an extra precaution by spraying the canvas with a waterproofing spray made by my friends over at Thompson’s.
I’ve got some amazing projects coming using this spray, but spoiler alert—love it! :
And that was it! It took about 30 minutes from start to finish to have our new set up going, and since our outdoor furniture converts from a bench to a table, we decided to enjoy the lovely weather and dine al fresco.
I’ve loved re-reading some old favorites lately. Last time I read The Canterbury Tales I was a senior in high school…so just a few short years ago. 😛
Between the pretty green and gold book cover and re-using part of our fun fall tablescape we quite enjoyed our fun fall outdoor lunch. I’m so excited to be able to use this area for the next several months! Don’t be too jealous northern friends! 😛