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Big Black Dog: Finally out on the Porch!

June 24, 2009

Finally out on the Porch!




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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34 Comments:

Blogger Melissa Wertz said...

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

June 24, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger honeysuckle said...

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!

June 24, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Kammy said...

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 !

June 24, 2009 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

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 ;)

June 24, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Manuela said...

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!

June 25, 2009 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Really Rainey said...

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~

June 25, 2009 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Stella said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger YankeeQuilter said...

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!

June 25, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Sheila Mitchell said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger finsmom said...

What a gorgeous home!

June 25, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

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!

June 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

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.

June 25, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Morning T said...

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!

June 25, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Natashya said...

I love your home, it is so beautiful.

June 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Enchanted Rose Studio said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Very nice!

June 25, 2009 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Dave said...

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!).

June 25, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger NC Southern Belle said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger California Girl said...

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)

June 25, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
OpenID mythoughtsmyvoice said...

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 :-)

June 25, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

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

June 25, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Ria said...

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

June 26, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

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

~Liz

June 26, 2009 at 10:49 AM  
OpenID cantbelieveweate said...

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!

June 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger EAT! said...

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

June 26, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

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.

June 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger doughmesstic said...

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

June 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

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

December 1, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

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