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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Patios and Porches Past


If it weren't for blogging, many of my happy patio memories of summer would be lost. I love old sepia photos of families gathered on a porch in front of a clapboard house as if to say "This is our life and where we live it." Photos were all shot outdoors in the early days, and we have wonderful old exteriors as a result. We now have many family photos in which our homes are merely background. Who besides bloggers records their home any more with such loving care?

 
I've already shared several recent posts of my patio dressed for the season, so I've borrowed some of my favorites from the archives that you may remember. It's a fun way to celebrate patio living on this first week of summer!






























































It's been lovely hanging out on the patio with you!
Now I'm off to see what you're up to on the porch!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

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25 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

What a fun group of pictures...you always have such nice things to display and inspire. Have a fabulous day and thanks for bringing a little pretty to mine.

Ido said...

Look at all those pictures, magnificent, every time I see your posts I'm in awe, don't know what to say, just that they're beautiful!
XXX Ido

Olive Cooper said...

Love that pink platter and the white plant stand not to mention the whole look of these images.

Tynk said...

Your porches of the past photos are incredible! I LOVE that white and rose platter hanging on the wood. Soo pretty!

Kay said...

oooooh what a beautiful post! I love all the sunshine and beautiful linens and that gorgeous bright coral pillow! We had some sun yesterday, which I really enjoyed, but today we're back to the horrid, grey gloom. I haven't even uncovered patio furniture because it's been so chilly, wet, and nasty still. Thanks for your beautiful, sunny post----I can dream, can't I? Kay

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I Love this post and my favorites are the shots of your birdcage. It's beautiful. Unique.

Willow said...

What a lovely place to relax and unwind. I could sit there forever. Just beautiful.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love old porch pictures. Your vignette's are beautiful!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Absolutely beautiful and so pretty! I love all the soft colors in your linens. A very restful place indeed.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Nancy said...

Beauty always abounds here. I so enjoy seeing your vintage lace and linens. I love the way you used the sand dollar as a napkin ring...so simple and understated but very, very charming and creative!

Nancy

Marlis said...

I want to come live on your porch!! I'll sweep and clean and even cook. It's so lovely. your photos are really dreamy and give the appearance of a wonderfully laid-back, restful haven. What darling plant is that with the pink flowers? Last two photos... I must have some of that! Thanks for blessings us with this much beauty. Many blessings, marlis

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Love the old photos too...always wonder about the families in them .
We share a few "porch" things like the white metal cart, the old tin containers. Only it alll looks so much better in your photos :))
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Carol said...

Gorgeous! This would be a great post also for White Wednesday!
I am glad I found you (again). I shall make sure to follow you today!

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful post- so many things to admire!

Carolyn

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

LOVE your tables and chairs.....all of it! It's so cute how you have it all set up. I want to have coffee in the morning there. :)

~Shanon

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your porch is just beautiful and very inviting. I could imagine having ice tea and a good book on your porch.

Paula

Cindy said...

Your porch photos are so nice, I love them, some of them were very much the flea market style. Lovely!
I am sad that my porch is on the back of my house, it's very private, a little too much so. I love the wave at and talk to the neighbors kind porch too. We would like to add one to the front of our house, but can't figure out how to in a tasteful sort of way, yet.
Hugs, Cindy

saltbox treasures said...

Everything is gorgeous, as always!
~ Julie

poppilinnstudios said...

Such pretty photos. Love the pops of color in your patio vignettes.
-Lynn

Lynn said...

Love your porch. The vines, organdy and white tablecloth are such a lovely contrast against the clay walls. Reminds me of our patio (prettier in fact) at the B&B in Sedona. Very soothing look. I was in your area a long, long time ago. My then husband and i drove from NY state to CA to buy a "drag boat" which was really popular. Low profile, car engine thingy. He did like his toys. I remember very well the roads in your area. MTS roads. At least they seemed to be in my memory. Very different but beautiful country from the NE where I grew up. Blessings

Shel said...

Gorgeous post....and magnficent blog.I'm your newest follower.
Shel

A Cottage Muse said...

You create such beauty ~ thanks for the inspiration!

once in a blue moon said...

so many pretty venues~

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

So pretty! I love all of your furniture. That vintage tablecloth is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this at the party!

CURIOUS BOYS said...

Hi Jacqueline ! . . . Your Patio is Absolutely Awesome ! LOVE the Birdcage, Garden Furniture, Everything ! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

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