Finally out on the Porch!

by Michelle on June 25, 2009

I’ve been so busy with enjoying my summer that I’ve not participated in Tablescape Thursdays for almost a month! I finally found a small table and chairs for our porch and I’ve been so enjoying it the past few weeks. Our porch is covered so even through rain storms I can sit outside and relax!

Today was the first hot day of summer and it almost reached 100 degrees. It was stifling. I did a little bit of yard work in the morning and decided to have my Iced Tea on the porch. Tinkerbelle decided to join me and what you’re not seeing is she also enjoyed a few sips of my tea!

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In the next village over there is a small Flea Market every Saturday and it’s only about five minutes from my house. Last week I picked up some beautiful vintage tablecloths. I thought you might like to see them, freshly laundered and hanging to dry. I love them and although there’s a few small stains the price, 1@$5, was not easy to pass up!

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Several years ago we were in St. Maartin and I picked up these gorgeous very thick, 100% Cotton flour sack towels. They’ve been in storage for the longest time and I finally got around to washing them and hanging outside to dry. I love the fruit appliques. The towel furthest on the right is a vintage embroidered towel I picked up at a local church rummage sale.

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Tablescape Thursday is graciously hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit Susan’s site and see the wonderful tablescapes set out especially for you!

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  • Melissa Wertz June 25, 2009 at 3:40 am

    I would love a sip of that tea! Lovely towels as well. Happy TT!

  • honeysuckle June 25, 2009 at 3:40 am

    I love all the old linens in this post from the one on the cozy table to the ones on the line. You are so lucky to live close to a great flea market. I am sure you will enjoy many afternoon teas out of your lovely porch. I just got my furniture out on my small porch and I know how nice it feels to use it again. I will be posting about mine all ready for the 4th of July!

  • Kammy June 25, 2009 at 3:56 am

    I love your post ! I have a clothes line too but not a pretty big red barn !
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    p.s. love the little table too !

  • Shelia June 25, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Oh, what a lovely home you have and your porch setting is divine! I love your little table and chairs and would love to come and sip tea with you! What a pretty little kitty, too! Little booger! LOL
    Oh, I too love these old vintage tablecloths and you found some nice ones!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  • Lori E June 25, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Good to see you back. Alas I am away and have nothing to post. What a beautiful house.

  • Manuela June 25, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful towels! Beautiful porch and house too!
    We were in St.Maarten in 2005, and we can’t wait to go back!
    And Oh my! Susan’s site is amazing!
    Thank you!

  • Really Rainey June 25, 2009 at 6:05 am

    I wish I had a clothes line! I have a homeowners association instead that says those are a no no… Whatever… fun post… pretty house too! Wow.
    Have a good rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  • Martha June 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

    There is nothing like tea on the porch! Love your vintage linens!

  • Stella June 25, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Your tablecloths are wonderful find. Just think of the possibilites for new tablescapes. Your tea party looks very inviting. Thanks for sharing.

  • Thoughtfully blended hearts June 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Beautiful post…love that clothesline…the vintage linens are so very pretty…and iced tea is the perfect summertime choice…

  • YankeeQuilter June 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Love the table clothes! Have you tried using vintage soak for the stains? It has worked well for me in the past on old lace. Your porch looks like a perfect place to sit when the thermometer spikes!

  • Sheila Mitchell June 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    What a Beautiful home you have and a great piece of property to boot! You take wonderful pics!!

  • Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com June 25, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Looks so relaxing to enjoy a glass of tea on your porch! So beautiful!

  • Finsmom June 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    What a gorgeous home!

  • Michelle @ Sweet Something June 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Michelle this is so NICE!! I love your photos of the linens on the line! I love the TC’s can’t wait to see them incorporated on a TT!

  • Kim @ Starshine Chic June 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I love your house! The tea looks refreshing even though I don’t like tea. And I love the vintage tablecloths hanging on the line. Brings back memories! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

  • Morning T June 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Your table on the porch is precious and I’m so jealous that you can use a clothes line where you live AND that you have a flea market so close to your home. Those linens are fabulous!

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies June 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I love your home, it is so beautiful.

  • Brenda@Cozy Little House June 25, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I am positively in love with your home! And those table cloths. I’d have snapped them right up. This is very cute out on the porch with Tinkerbell!
    Brenda

  • Enchanted Rose Studio June 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    What a lovely home! Your new little table is so adorable! Your tablescape looks so cool and inviting!

    Fabulous finds on the tablecloths! Each one is so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

  • Kathleen June 25, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Very pretty, Michelle..Love the pics of the wash line!
    I missed you for the white tablesetting party!

  • Mary June 26, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Very nice!

  • Dave June 26, 2009 at 12:50 am

    What a great porch and table setting. We’d like to feature your porch/table picture on our home page as our “porch of the week” with applicable links to your blog. Please let us know if you are interested. (We also feature porch cats as well!).

  • Sweet Tea and Biscuits June 26, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Love the linens on the line- Nothing like the feel and smell of fresh linens .. Your home and yard are gorgeous! Have fun out on your porch

  • California Girl June 26, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Your house is huge and your porch settings are charming. I guess the mid-Western heat is headed east. We hit the 80’s today with high humidity. Not the 100’s by any stretch but yucky. Linens on the line remind me of my mother.

    Thanks for sending me to Between Naps on the Porch. Gorgeous stuff. Who lives like that? (obviously I don’t)

  • mythoughtsmyvoice June 26, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Well, the porch sure looks perfect. Perfectly waiting for you after your hard work. A refreshing drink (I love iced teas, a refreshing view, and even a refreshing company who can be naughty at times (ooohhhh Tinkerbelle sipping on someone else’s tea LoL)

    Now, those tableclothes and towels I would love to see on my clothesline too! LoL They look pretty enough to be displayed. Is that a little baby cooking in a big pot? Or are just my sight to poor to see? :-) And those tableclothes are embroidered? That is one handiwork. Makes me wanna wish I could do embroidery and create such beautiful things :-)

  • Alicia June 26, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Gorgeous table and the tea looks so inviting. It is so hot here. I really enjoyed the picture of the vintage tablecloths on the clothes line. It reminded me of simpler times. i remember when my Granny always hung her linens out on the line. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
    Alicia

  • Ria Mathew June 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    OMG! I love your house!! And Tinkerbell too! :)

  • Liz June 26, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    What a great place to have tea! I love the vintage tablecloths on the line too. Just a great setting!

    ~Liz

  • cantbelieveweate June 27, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Absolutely gorgeous my dear! All of it…your home, the tablescape, your porch setting…and those tablecloths! I’ve got some here somewhere myself! My clothesline is currently in use as well! LOL!

  • EAT! June 27, 2009 at 2:31 am

    You are living in my dream home. The porch is just amazing. Don’t you just love finding vintage linens at flea markets?

  • Kayte June 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I would love to have that porch. Gorgeous. Pretty tea towels and tablecloths. Fun post, I love these tablescape posts as I am so not creative in any way shape or form. I live vicariously through you.

  • doughmesstic June 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    OMG – that porch! That HOUSE! You are one lucky lady – everything looks gorgeous.

  • Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) December 2, 2009 at 3:20 am

    What a wonderful place to have tea! Tinkerbelle looks so happy…lucky kitty! Love your vintage tablecloths!

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