By Invitation Only ~ Welcome to Il Mio Giardino

I've been planning this for months and this week on the evening of Saturday, May 16th it is time for my garden party in Il Mio Giardino to celebrate the wrap up of my friend, Jennifer's En Le Jardin Art Event. It has been a joy preparing for this ~ especially with her ~ and I look forward to meeting eighteen creative business women from around the country.

The secret swap gift bags are ready to share ~ cannot wait to see what everyone is going to bring! I know they will be great.

The tables are set and I am pleased to be able to show you some Southern Hospitality, Italian Style! I have the "terazzo" loaded with over-sized terracotta pots full of fuchsia coloured geraniums, overflowing with fragrant lemon thyme and snowflake bacopa flowers.

The citrus trees are full of lemon and lime buds, while my small container garden of herbs will add to the menu. The vintage wrought iron outdoor furnishings are comfy with thick cushions and pillows on which to relax under umbrellas, while nibbling on antipasti and sipping refreshing summer drinks.

Don't worry about the bugs that "bark" here in the South or the mosquitoes; I've got some Off for you to use to keep them away.

All this under the stars (and I hope no thunder storms!) with candles, twinkle lights, and paper lanterns.
I welcome you all to my home and wish you a very enjoyable time!

Oh, and don't forget your party favors.
You may want to nibble on them during your flights home.

See you all very soon, ci vediamo!