We spent this past weekend visiting with family from out-of-town, enjoying their company and the water~ trying to escape the heat. While the calendar says the first day of summer is tomorrow, we have had temperatures 10 – 15 degrees higher than normal for a month now. . .
I dressed my porch in Summer Whites. . . I’m hoping that surrounded by a sea of white (or lake of white :-) I’ll be cooler and might forget that the heat index is off the charts~
. . .it’s not working. . .
I have some books to read to help take my mind off of the heat ~ with pictures of relaxing, cool porches. . .
This section of the porch does have shade and a little bit of a breeze to enjoy as long as the humidity is not 90% . . .
I moved a few architectural items from inside to the porch. . . a favorite pair of weathered corbels, that I like to imagine came from a large old house~ in an era where there was no air conditioning. . .and a favorite birdhouse, new made to look old, with its rusted tin roof & finial.
A trio of chippy spindles~ repurposed as candleholders~
And a single corbel with most of its white paint missing~
White tray & carafe~ Target
Glasses & Napkins~ Pier 1
White Plates~ Lennox Butterfly Meadow Cloud~ HomeGoods
Hope you are staying cool where you are~
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