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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Take It Outside~Cabin & Cottage Patio Living


Today's montage is a collection of ways to dress up a season outdoors. Spring here is calming down, leveling out, and gliding into its last few weeks with a little more grace. Starting with a little lunch right on our front doorstoop, and moving on to other past settings in the yard or on the porch and patio for enjoying life at home in the open air. . . .




A little cafe lunch on the tiny front porch bancos.








Dessert and coffee at twilight.









I like changing up this cushioned metal patio "sofa" all season long. Mornings are especially nice on the east patio. 








Time out under the eaves.








A bit of porch dressing for tea.





Vintage fabrics feature big in this small corner.









Supper in the cool of the day along the stucco garden wall under a canopy of leaves.











Celebrating garden style in the center patio.






Dining in seclusion.






A blue rose tea for cooling off outside.












I love perking up this patio with inexpensive thrift store finds like this cheery vintage coverlet. The look changes often.













Dressed up or down, a glorious season on the patio has begun!
Salute!

Jacqueline




35 comments:

Gretchen said...

You have the most beautiful and romatic home I've ever seen. With all of your lovely flowers, textiles, china and books it's just a vision to look at.

Gretchen

Blondie's Journal said...

These settings are so pretty they just make me sigh. Your pictures are magazine worthy!

XO,
Jane

Deb said...

Too much to mention. It's all so beautiful. Hugs

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG too many choices of awesomeness!

I can't believe how different each one looks! WOW!

My fav has to be your last one, all white - but the pink sure comes in a close second.

ALL of them super wonderfully well done, my friend!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed the tour of all your favorite garden dining spots. Your yard is so lovely with all the romantic vintage touches you add to it. Beautiful!

Anne said...

What a beautiful outside dinning setting.Love those pretty flowers too
Anne

Olive Cooper said...

You must have half a dozen patios. Which is wonderful for us and you. The more tables dressed with vintage linens the better.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: You have a lot of different places to be at peace. How beautiful and, hope you can settle into one of them for a wonderful Mother's Day..Judy

Bella said...

Hi J,
I loved seeing all your nooks, crannies, porches, and patios... each perfectly delicious! Those fairytale gates and giant shade trees are a perfect backdrop, for all the cheery linens and floral chinaware... I would live outside... here it is still fickle...
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Bella

Cozy Little House said...

All so beautiful, as always. All I can think of is the outdoors and poring through old gardening magazines for inspiration.
Brenda

Attic Clutter said...

just dreamy-- I love it all (:)

mississippi artist said...

Lovely photos.I could spend the summer going from one setting to another.

Mary said...

Your pictures have so many favorite looks. I love the table clothes, layered. On particular favorite is the plate and sconce below. I was thinking of all the pinks, them here came blues and yellows. Very eye appealing.

Rowan said...

You really do have the most beautiful china and fabrics. I must look and see whether I can find any vintage coverlets to use outside on my wooden seat.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Ah, the lazy days of summer. That's what your lovely outdoor spaces make me think of. Beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day!

Jen said...

You have so many beautiful looks--I love them all. You should publish a book! I spend as much time as I can outside at this time of year, and you've inspired me to have some fun with my outdoor seating nooks.

Sherry said...

Lots of eye candy in this post. I love all of your linens!
Sherry

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I think I'm in a little bit of heaven right now. Everything is so beautiful and dreamy. Love that ivy covered wall! Have a great week outdoors!
Nancy

PAT said...

Incredibly beautiful, Jacqueline!

Scribbler said...

I love all your different looks! I am still mad at my husband for reneging on a move to Santa Fe. Your patios look so inviting.

Michele said...

You've taken a beautiful setting and elevated it to the status of fabulous in so many different ways. Absolutely gorgeous!

Allison Shops said...

What a beautiful blog. This is my first time here, but I'll be returning!

Dropping by from Met Monday.
Allison
Atticmag

Aledia said...

I just love looking at all of your pretty vignettes!! You have so many beautiful items....

Have a wonderful evening!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Oh, my, how romantic! I'm alive; however I feel as if I've experienced a bit of "heaven on earth" with this exquisite post!
Fondly,
Pat

Denise Adorian said...

Tantalizing and inviting to us all.Now we all want to come over.

AshTreeCottage said...

So very pretty!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I have just drooled through every one of these photos. So beautiful. Thanks tons for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

Liz - Imageremix said...

The iron chairs against the wood are just too much. Looks like a wonderful spot of a secluded tea. I found you at Savvy Southern Style.

Liz

Shirley said...

Beautiful settings! I love eating outdoors in the summer. I hope the bugs aren't bad this year.

andrea@townandprairie said...

You had me hooked with just the thumbnail. Enchanting.

Paulette Adams said...

Jacqueline, I loved everything about this post!
Thank you for sharing all the beauty.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

It has been a treat discovering your blog on Outdoor Wednesday! I'll come back for more visits. xo Jenny

Debbie Booth said...

I think you have motivated all of us to head outdoor and fluff our patios! Beautiful pictures Jacqueline. Oh my...I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight...you have my thoughts stirring about loveliness.
Blessings,
Debbie

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

You have the prettiest home and garden!!
Thanks for a lovely tour.
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Every one of these table settings is gorgeous and it would be a pleasure to take tea in the afternoon on your patio.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

PS... would love for you to share this post on Shabbilicious Friday

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