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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10x10 Porch + a few finds and.............

We have a 10x10 porch off our kitchen. I have a flower garden and herb garden right there...we actually call this our kitchen porch because it's set up for cooking at a grill and dining...I love outdoor rooms. Nothing fancy, but today I'm only showing the porch part...you'll see the other parts in the next few posts ;) Today I'm showcasing the pieces that make up the  bones of our outdoor room.  After church we sometimes do a little brunch..maybe just for two..maybe a few more....but This is a little vignette of how it's set up..........................................................................................................
This is our Kitchen Porch. The oak barrel 'table', rocker, glider, and pine cabinet stay out year round. It gets accented seasonally. As you can see there is a very bare patch behind the table...well, that  is my herb garden...mints, thyme, chives, basil, cilantro, and they all did very badly this year.Usually I have mint and others all year round in this garden The drought took its toll. I can only hope next spring it returns .
I love the hutch. We found it at a flea market for $25. It was the perfect size to go between the garden and kitchen door. Being so close to the kitchen it makes a great 'buffet' when you pull out the two drawers. I stained it to match the red cedar siding of our home. It's taken on a great weathered patina.

Today I just pulled out one drawer. The linen in the drawer is actually a vintage window curtain panel. Its red and black with a farm scene motif with chickens. (You can click the pic for a closer look.) 
The pitcher is a 1940's find for $8. The barnyard wraps all around the pitcher. I found the 1950's Rooster and Hen glasses first. I don't think they are really juice glasses, but that's what I use em for...hehe. They aren't exact matches, but they all work together since they are the same theme.



This aluminum Rodney Kent lazy susan was a neat $10 find for me. There are 2 butter dishes, 2 jelly servers, and the center holds slices of toast! Ithought it was for napkins, cause the opening are a little too narrow for todays sliced bread, but Mom reminded me that in the 40's store bought bread was sliced thinner. It still works tho. I accented the shelf with silk fall leaves and see the little hen peeking at the side of the pic?

This is one of the seating areas in our Kitchen Garden area. The table is an oak barrel with a removeable top covered with a portion of a $5 Wal-mart plastic rooster motif tablecloth I cut to fit. It matches the same cloth on the umbrella table.  The plates that will hold pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon are $2 Wal-mart finds. I'll tell ya a secret, but it's only between us...they're plastic...I couldn't pass em up. They look like ceramic, so for outside they work perfect! The juice glass  is there, the fork and knife are an Onieda find at the outlet mall in Pigeon forge years ago and the lapkin is a country cabin/woods motif purchased last year at Meijer for a $1. You've probably seen the oil lamp in past posts. It was found at an estate sale quite a few years ago. According to the Lady it was in her Aunts house since at least the 20's when she visited as a child...She gave it to me for $10! Next to the lamp is a 1930-40 salt/pepper/toothpick chicken. The chicken holds the toothpicks and her eggs are the shakers. I don't remember where I found this, nor how much it was. It's one of those finds back in the  early 80's to go in my Hope Basement.
Here is a view of the rocking chair. I made the chair pad from cotton fabric with a lodge/cabin  motif If you look on the hillside behind the chair you'll see shadows from the trees...yes you see they look like sticks....they are leafless..there should be shade here, but as you can see all the leaves have fallen. :(
These are close ups of the table peices.




I'm glad you were able to stop back by today!  Hope you had a wonderful day.

Today I'll be joining Sue at her It's a Very Cherry World for Wednesday is Rednesday. We can go over thru here and see all the pretty fall reds and vintage finds.

16 comments:

LV said...

You certainly know how to set an inviting table regardless where it is located. Very nice post for today.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is beyond precious!!! You have such a natural talent for decorating...How are you doing? I hope you're doing well...I wanted to come and say "hi!"
XO

Diann said...

This is wonderful! I love everything about your porch! That aluminum lazy susan is an awesome find!

Cherry Chick said...

How cute is your porch Melody?! It's just like a little room outside. It looks like you've thought of everything for out there. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Rednesday. :-)

Genie said...

Love all the red on the dishes....especially the rooster in the middle. Your table is lovely. Love the porch, too. So inviting.

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, I thought I would do a little blog reading before I call it a day. We haven't been home to extremely long from babysitting Matt, my new 6 year old, His parents had parent-teacher conferences and Jake was required to go to his with his parents. I thought that was new. Matt is no problem whatso ever. We played tic tac toe and he beat grandma which he thought was great. My new blood pressure medicine sucks. I am going back to the doctor Friday. I have a breaking out on my arm, stomach, and a rash on my back. It is either the medicine or my shingles is coming back. I hope and pray not. I will let you know what I find out. Take care my friend I will talk to you later. I loved your porch, but you know that, It is just so inviting. Your Missouri Friend.

Dena E's Blog said...

So very lovely Sweetie,,HapPy RED Day!!!

Blessings and Hugs Dena

And as you seek Him~~~ May God's Awesome light continue to shine through you!!!

NanE said...

What a great porch, who wouldn't love to sit back and have brunch there! I adore that pitcher with the farm scene, what a great find. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, Nan

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I wanna come eat on your porch; what are you serving? Those dishes are so darling.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, where do I start? Your porch is amazing!! I just LOVE all the elements you've used but the ones that struck my fancy were the oil lamp, the hen & eggs s&p, the old rocker & that pitcher & glasses!! All wonderful and just working together PERFECTLY!

I also wanted to comment on your header! I love that picture with the needle card. You sure have a way of arranging :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is so rustic that it feels like "coming home" should feel. You leave that hutch out in the weather all year? I never thought of doing something like that. This was a fun post!

Mica said...

this is a really cozy fun spot...with an adorable setting..I'll be right over...Hugs,Mica/The Child's Paper

Sharon said...

I just love your little porch, what fun it would be to sit with you and share tea and a special treat. To sit and look at all your treasures and talk about where you got all your ideas. What fun that would be.

~~Carol~~ said...

There's no way there's a porch cozier and cuter than this one! I love your kitchen porch, and I can tell you get alot of use and enjoyment out of it. We have a porch just outside our kitchen too, so it's really easy to wander out there for breakfast or dinner, weather permitting!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

daylily777 said...

I love your "kitchen porch "!You have a lot of great finds here .
Blessings,
~Myrna

KitschKrafts said...

HA! I love that rooster holding the salt and pepper. Hilarious!