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.
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