It’s Summertime, so it’s a great time to be outdoors. I’m joining a few blogging friends today to share some ideas for making your outdoor space cozy.
I started with the table on my front porch. I’ve had this table for awhile, but I don’t think I’ve shown it before. I bought it for my Round Top booth and ‘sadly’ it did not sell. Well ‘more for me’ is my attitude.
Actually it’s not just the table that was kept. (I did try to sell the table for the record, in case my husband is reading this.)
This dishes were also bought for the booth. They are very delicate Haviland Limoges dishes. How exactly was I supposed to part with them? I mean look at how pretty they are, very old and made in France. No, it would be too cruel to make me part with them.
This tablecloth is not in my shop since it has a significant flaw, but I have something similar HERE.
There is something special about meals outdoors, and I love, love meals on my porch, whether it’s in the city or the country. Here I am in the city. The neighbors are inches away on either side, but I don’t mind. This is a great place to enjoy a cuppa and do some people watching.
I used my Christofle teapot I found in Paris. I love using my pretty dishes outdoors.
On the other side of the front porch I have a small area with a few chairs. There’s not much space here so that’s why the chairs are small. There’s no table, so I used a tray on top of a foot stool.
The tray is stenciled. If you want to see how I did it, CLICK HERE. To make the space more comfortable and cozy, I brought out some pillows, throws and some flowers. You can really see in this shot how close the house is next door.
People ask if I leave all of the pillows and cushions out all of the time, and the answer is no. If I did, they would get dirty really fast.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Beautiful summer porch Anita….and I so love your Christofle tea pot. Became so found of that silver when visiting France.
Katherines Corner says
Love it all! One of my favorite ways to display flowers is in a white pitcher. Hugs
The Haviland Limoges dishes got my heart racing. So lovely!
Yes me too Melissa!!!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Just glorious! Your porch could be in a little village in France! You style everything to French perfection!
Your outdoor spaces are the perfect reflection of your style. Lovely and welcoming. Such comfortable places to hang out!
laura janning @duke manor farm says
your porch is just lovely. i bet those neighbors are jealous. 🙂
Ha, they don’t care.
Anita I would love to come and visit! Looks so inviting!
kelly wilkniss says
Beautiful Anita! Coming over!!
Stephanie Rose says
I love all of the flowers! You have such an inspiring style.
Love your porch sitting areas and all of your beautiful flowers! I’d love to come visit you and sit there with a cuppa and people watch too! xo Heather
All you need is some flowers, candles, white ceramic pitchers, some rustic wood somewhere, something with a chippy finish and maybe a touch of grain sack and I am a happy girl!
Simply Charming! You are gifted of making every room feel warn and
Inviting and your porches are no exception. A sweet place for friends
I would love to have the small table and chairs. I have been to Round Top, TX twice…I did not see a table like that or it would be back in PA with me. ? love French Country! I did find lots of good treasurers at Round Top. First trip was overwhelming so much to do and see. My second trip was much better and I knew what to expect and how to cover the large area. Loved out trips there and hope to get back someday!