Yes it may look like an antique ironing board, but it’s my new sideboard for serving dessert and other yummy things.
I found it at Round Top last fall for about $20. Mr CH brought the little azalea bush home recently so I thought it would be perfect here.
I love having fresh flowers around.
These vintage cups, saucers and dessert plates are some pieces I bought at a garage sale years ago.
This footed server was a TJ Maxx purchase years ago. I know why it went to TJ too, it was crooked when I bought it. Why did I buy it? Well it was cute, and that is my defense, although it sounds pretty dumb now that I am admitting I bought a plate that didn’t even sit flat!! Well, I wasn’t using it (I wonder why, ha, ha) so I moved it out to the ranch on the back porch. In the process of moving it, I broke the top off from the base. Well problem solved, it wasn’t crooked any more, but now it was unusable. No worries, I used some epoxy putty and when I re-attached the top to the base, I made sure to make it level this time.
Now I am glad I bought it, since it it sits perfectly level now!! I bought this tote box, thinking I might use it one day for a buffet.
I have the spoons, forks and knives sitting in little jam jars.
The teapot is also an inexpensive find. And to be honest, all of the stuff in my back porch china cabinet is stuff I am not going to cry about if it gets broken. All of my special pieces are kept inside.
With the fresh air, sunshine and green grass (or hay in our case) why would anyone go stay inside? The party is always better on the back porch in my opinion.
The tablecloth is an old tea towel embroided by a family friend. The part of the fabric showing is the plain side with simple embroidered edging that I prefer.
Did I mention I am still loving my new camera? If you want to know about my new camera, you can click here.
I would love to stay and chat, but, my tea kettle is whistling…