Southern Chill

We are in the deep freeze here in Arkansas. My feet are freezing even as I type this! Time to warm up with some memories of a much warmer time. I remember taking the photos for this “tablescape” with my friend, Ann Messick. It was a nice hot day and I really wanted to jump in that cool, clear water. Hope this post warms you up wherever you are!

Into the deep end:


Sorry, no dip here:


A view from above:


Something refreshing, is it the lemonade or the water?:


Maybe it is the cookies on the pretty yellow plate, topped with a clear yellow/green plate:


Let’s dive in!


Thanks for joining us for today’s episode of Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


Today’s Lagniappe: Great Hot Chocolate
If you are still cold, this will warm you up!

8 teaspoons sugar (or Splenda, if you prefer)
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
miniature marshmallows

In a saucepan, combine the first three ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Ladle into mugs and add as many marshmallows as you like.






13 responses to “Southern Chill”

  1. Miss Char Avatar

    Perfect pick me up for a very snowy day. Thanks!

  2. Entertaining Women Avatar

    Thanks for a moments vacation in the sun. The grass is always greener… Now for that cup of cocoa. Cherry Kay

  3. Donnie Avatar

    All I could think of was how hard it might have been to get that out there without spilling it in the water. Makes me long for summer but I guess I just need to make me some of that hot chocolate. Great post.

  4. Mid-Atlantic Martha Avatar

    Such a wonderful post to warm us up! Now we’ll have to all save our snow pictures to cool us down in August.

  5. nicki Avatar

    WOW, I want to be in that pool!
    Thanks for posting these pictures!

  6. careyann Avatar

    These pictures make me feel warm We just got another 18 inches of snow last night. My post will chill you for sure. would love to warm up for a few minutes in the sun.

  7. Maryrose Avatar

    Oh ya, I am definitely feeling the warmth. Hard to believe with all of this snow around the country it will be summer before we know it. Thanks for the vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Sheila Avatar

    I would like to be right there, but I’m afraid I would eat that whole plate of cookies. BOY, they look GOOD!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday…


    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Alycia Nichols Avatar

    Big tease!!! Why are you torturing us this way??!!??!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, though, for bringing us some hope!

  10. Debbie Avatar

    Now that’s a sight that I REALLY need to see right about now. Makes me long for summer. That’s rare, too, because I generally dislike summer.

    Such beautiful colors!

  11. Happier Than A Pig in Mud Avatar
    Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Oh yea, this looks great, beautiful colors:@)

  12. Denise C. Avatar

    Clever set-up. Like the magazine look with the tray on the end of the board. I’m going to try your hot chocolate. Looks easy and yummy.

  13. Yvonne @ StoneGable Avatar

    The water looks gorgeous and the tray is so much fun sitting there all sassy at the end of the diving board!

    Just think, winter days like this make us appreciate the warm days of summer!

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