I love entertaining on my porch! Come on over and grab a seat! I want to welcome everyone coming from Taryn Whiteaker.
The weather has been warming up, but with a breeze, the evenings have been quite nice. I love setting this table for friends as we watch the sun set and enjoy the breezes.
Blue and white is the perfect choice for me. If you like any of these placemats, the table runner and the napkins, they’ll be available for sale in our DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS SHOP very soon! To see today’s sale items, including that gorgeous buffalo check placemat below, CLICK HERE.
I even have blue and white chairs for my porch.
I like to set up a table with drinks so guests can serve themselves. And although we have a table inside, this is my preferred spot to entertain. We (and the neighbor) recently had a new fence built, which means they’ve torn down the old fence. Along the old fence were a lot of small trees and shrubs they had to remove when they took the old fence out. As a result of that work, we can now see the neighbor’s pond, which I very much enjoy. Here ponds are called tanks. There’s speculation that they are called tanks because the German word for pond is teich which sounds a lot like ‘tank’. This area was settled by German immigrants, so there’s that theory. The other theory is that it is called a tank since the stock or cattle drink from it, so it’s considered a ‘stock tank’. Either way, it’s a great way to tell if someone is from the area, or just visiting. If they say ‘pond’ I know they aren’t from here.
A little lavender on the table reminds me of my beloved France. No I’m not from France, but I do have ancestors that were from there. My French is terrible; basically I just know how to order food in France, which really is the important stuff if you ask me.
Our DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS podcast episode today is all about dining room tables and how to choose the right one for you.
You can usually hear the birds all day, sometimes I hear a cow or two, and in the evening the frogs start singing. At least that’s what we think we hear. I love leaving the windows open, but we’re past that point until probably December. It’s just too hot most of the year.