Category: Porch

On the Back Porch and Watermelon Gazpacho!

I’m on the Back Porch trying to beat the heat,  and staying cool with Watermelon Gazpacho! Refreshing, light, and flavorful for the summertime. Best of all, no oven required and you can mix up a small batch of this gazpacho, altering the ingredients to your taste! Watermelon Gazpacho, adapted from Martha Stewart Ingredients *5 cups peeled, seeded, and…

Welcoming Summer: Whites on the Porch!

I’m welcoming summer with whites on the porch! If June’s weather is any indication, we’re in for a hot, humid summer! In anticipation, I’m surrounding myself with whites, to stay cool, at least psychologically, on the porch. I’ve been busy with some household projects the past several weeks and no time to play with my camera, so I…

St. Patrick’s Picnic on the Porch

I’m having at St. Patrick’s Picnic on the Porch for Cuisine Kathleen’s 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Crawl! My basket is packed for a picnic and ready for the parade of green . . .  I picked some Bells of Ireland from the grocery store, a symbol of good luck, along with some daisies and mums for a…

Nesting on the Porch: Mikasa Song Bird

It’s nesting season on the porch with temperatures creeping to the 60s and Spring around the corner!   Song Bird by Mikasa Gourmet Basics  sets the mood for nest feathering and spring dining at the table or porch! A bird perched on floral twig, graces the stoneware. . . And floral stems are blooming  on the…

Sunflowers on the Porch

A sunny repeat from the archives, I hope you don’t mind a second helping! Summer is slipping away and we’re on the cusp of Fall~ I’m ready to make the transition! I had hopes for a picnic with the sunflowers, but it was much too hot. Instead I’m enjoying the hint of fall in the air…

Sunflowers on the Porch

Summer is slipping away and we’re on the cusp of Fall~ I’m ready to make the transition! I had hopes for a picnic with the sunflowers here, but it was much too hot. Instead I’m enjoying the hint of fall in the air with a Sunflower Picnic on the Porch! And enjoying Archer Farms Sunflower…

Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . . Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.  These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~ I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on…

Summer Whites on the Porch

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…

Porch Dining for One

 A couple of weeks ago, Hubby was out-of-town for the weekend on a fishing excursion, so the children & I had the house to ourselves. I’m comfortable entertaining myself, it doesn’t take much more than something to read, a glass of wine, and a place to curl up with the dogs. This area on my porch fits the…