Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Back Porch

Ever since I started reading Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch, I've been in love with her back porch.

Our porch is not as large as Susan's but I wanted to have a little place to escape to read, enjoy tea or lunch or just watch the birds as they come and go from the feeder.

My original thought was to find some pretty white wicker furniture. But when I found this set recently at Home Depot, I knew it would be perfect for our little nook.

A little note about these luncheon napkins. My step-mother gave these to me, along with a matching tablecloth. The tablecloth was used til it became thread bare and badly stained, but I never used the napkins. They were a wedding gift, so they are probably considered vintage by now ;-)

I've been picking up these Boopie glasses at Goodwill for $1.00

Thanks so much for stopping by. You can find me out here with my book and cup of green tea.

30 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi, Wonderful setting-you are so lucky to have a porch that is big enough for chairs & a table. Our front porch is not that big and we don't have a back covered area. BTW, I love Susan's blog too-oh it is so delightful(but so is yours). I love the vintage napkins and they actually look antique.
Thanks for the inspiration, and I'd love to join you for tea.
Hugs, Noreen

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love it. I wish I had a porch--and hope to have one someday!
Vintage napkins? I'm vintage, so I know it will take 50 years for something to truly qualify as vintage--so your lovely napkins have a ways to go before they can say they are vintage--and I hope they get a lot of wonderful use in the meantime!
What is the official title for things less than 50?--Used, maybe!

Mary said...

I love your new set of porch furniture! I'm envious~ it is NOT porch weather here and probably won't be until the end of October :) Your napkins are so feminine and beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh, I'd be out there too. We live on our porch year round because some years ago we traded the screen walls for permanent doors and windows. This way we can air condition it as needed or open it when the weather allows. ;-)

PAT said...

Your back porch is beautiful. I love the new furniture.

Aledia said...

What a lovely porch and I love the furniture! That table is really cute with the settings. Enjoy!!

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

How wonderful that you found room on your porch for new furniture -- and that the weather was cool enough to be outside. I was lucky this week, too -- and did an outdoor tablescape on the FRONT porch. Your napkins are lovely, and I for one am always happy to see vintage beauties used -- even if it means they eventually become threadbare like the tablecloth. As for stains, check out the linen cleaner on my sidebar. It works!

Marlis said...

Darling porch! And the new pieces are perfect for it. Love them. Your napkins are sooo pretty. Vintage is good. It's all so inviting.. xo marlis

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Your porch is so cozy! I love the glassware! I'm so the lookout for some dessert dishes, either boopie or candlewick, I'm not picky!!

Dianne said...

Your porch is wonderful and I especially love the table. I was so glad you mentioned the napkins, b/c I was going to have to ask about them. They are just sot sweet and you need to use them! Dianne

Kathe said...

Such a lovely porch! And everyone knows I am a sucker for boogie glasses :-)

LV said...

The wicker really added a nice touch to your porch.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! I really like the wicker, candlewick glass and vintage napkins! A lovely place! From VTT!
Ruth

Linda @ A La Carte said...

First of all I love your porch furniture. It's so calming and comfortable looking. The sweet table setting is perfect for the porch. I love Boopie glasses and have a good collection of them!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely setting! VTT :)
Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love your porch decor, so charming. I adore your luncheon napkins, so lovely and what fun those Boopie glasses are! Are they really called that? So cute :)

Happy VTT!

Jann Olson said...

Love your new set. Although it's new, it has the look of vintage. You have made yourself a cozy little spot to hang out. That's how I am with my pergola. Love sitting under it and taking in the garden. Visiting from VTT. Would love you to link up to my party, Share Your Cup Thursday.
Hugs,
Jann

Entertaining Women said...

Your back porch is delightful with your new furniture. I'm a big fan of vintage linens, and your napkins immediately caught my eye. They're gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Lovely tablescape on your porch! I can see why you would be out there as much as possible!

Elaine said...

You have a very pretty porch and your new furniture looks relaxing and comfortable! Lovely tablescape, and the napkins were the first thing that caught my eye! No wonder you used the matching tablecloth so much!

Diann said...

Your back porch looks lovely and inviting! And you setting and the food look wonderful!

RobinfromCA said...

What a lovely space to sit and relax! I love your dishes and your beautiful napkins. We have a courtyard out front but I would swap it for a back porch any day of the week!
Robin

Alycia Nichols said...

Quintessential comfort and charm! I like the color, too! It's cool that you were able to use & enjoy the tablecloth your stepmother gave you. Now you can enjoy the napkins in whatever way you see fit. That's really wonderful!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely spot to sit and have a cool drink.
Your boopie glasses are lovely, as are the napkins!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Sandi (Meme) said...

I love what you did with your space. I know what you mean about coveting Susan's porch, but you did a great job with what you have! Sandi

Robin said...

Just charming and I love the soft gray you used.

Robin
Robin Flies South

Marigene said...

Great shady place to sit and read!

Jann Olson said...

Wanted to hop back and say thanks so much for sharing your charming spot with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Aakash Gupta said...

Warm Greetings!



Today, I visit your website and after reading your blog i realize that it is very informative. I'm highly impressed to see the comprehensive resources being offered by your site.


Thanks and Regards




napkin making machine