Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Table

I love eating meals during the summer on the porch....we are fortunate to have one screened-in off the side of our house. Thank goodness it has a ceiling fan to make the Carolina heat tolerable! I can't think of a better way to celebrate summer than to casually dine in vintage style!





My kind of summer table setting is a relaxed one: piles of plates, napkins, utensils, and food spread out in the potluck fashion. A wire basket holds beverages. I'd rather save the fancy place settings and elegant vignettes for more formal Holidays during the colder seasons and for hosting special occasions. During the summer I'd rather be eating meals surrounded by nature and with our chickens close by to keep an eye on (you gotta watch those little stinkers when they are out free-ranging by themselves!).



I like to pair my green vintage-inspired porch furniture with my great-grandmother's casual green and white table linens. The vintage scale was a gift from a friend of ours and is labeled,  "Old Kentucky Home," from a manufacturing company out of Louisville - how perfect! Of course, I had to throw the limes in there for aesthetics and to enhance the effect of the summery greens.  








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11 comments:

  1. LUV that third photo, Megan! Looks like something right out of a magazine! Lovely job! :)

    xoox laurie

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  2. Hi Megan, nice to meet you found you at the blog party . I look forward to visiting come say hi when you have so free time....have a good weekend

    Pattie

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  3. Nice to visit with you. Love your table and love the scales.

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  4. I know what you mean by the heat, but your table and porch look soooo cool and inviting! How lucky you are to have such a great place to relax and have a special meal!

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  5. Oh Megan, I am so glad we came across each other in Blogland. I am your newest follower as well. I hope we stop by and visit each other soon and often. Thanks, Richard from, My Old Historic House.

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  6. It all looks lovely! Dreaming of a screened in porch...oh and a cute scale too!

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  7. Popping over to say hello for the "Blog Party"! this is a gorgeous setting - you having a sweet "roost"ing place! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

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  8. I absolutely love that third photo, Megan. What a beautiful vignette with the scale, the linens and the limes :)

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  9. Girl, you know how to create a stunning vignette! How lucky you are to have your grandmother's tablecloth and that beautiful screened porch.
    Camille

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  10. Love your vignette. How lucky your are to have your grandmother's table cloth.

    Thank your for visiting me!
    I am your newest follower.

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  11. What a lovely setting for a summertime gathering! I love your grandmother's vintage table linens, and that vintage scale is such a fun addition to the table setting. I have a vintage green Universal scale that I keep in my old farmhouse's kitchen.

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