Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back Porch Lunch

Casual lunch on my back porch.

Our local Farmer's Market has had wonderful tomatoes this summer. With homemade bread my tomato sandwich made a nice lunch on my back porch. Of course, the ceiling fans were a must.

 I am still wishing for rattan chargers. Maybe soon I will be able to get to a larger town and buy some. There is a World Market 85 miles from where I live.  The plates and glasses are from the seventies and I have used them before. The tray is also vintage seventies but the basket cloche came from Big Lots. My mother made the ceramic pitcher years ago.

I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday. It is always fun to see all the creative tablescapes.


  1. Hi there! I think this is the first opportunity I've had to visit your blog. What a nice, serene setting for your lunch! Very calming. And your Mom MADE that pitcher??!?!!! Quite talented indeed!!! I think it is so cool that you live in a "small town" where things are undoubtedly quiet and peaceful and run at a much more relaxed pace. I'll just bet when you look around you that you are able to pull all sorts of inspiration from your surroundings! I enjoyed your luncheon display. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. My goodness Bonnie, your mum made the jug, that's amazing. Loving the green glasses again! Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x

  3. What a neat jug your Mom made. Looks like a nice cool setting for lunch!

  4. Oh I love tomato sandwiches too. This is such a lovely setting and lunch looks perfect. The pitcher is gorgeous, such a beautiful treasure. Yes, I have to have the ceiling fan on the patio going all the time. Otherwise it is just too hot to be out there. Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy the visit. Hugs, Marty

  5. How perfect--a beautiful and super yummy lunch!! What a gorgeous pitcher!@!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment. I don't know what I can teach, but I will try my of my majors (that's a long story) was visual arts/film so I studied images a lot. But as a writer (one of my other majors/my Masters) I think about details and hope to conjure them up when I write. I think when I take photographs I'm "seeing" as if I'm writing and wanting to see/capture the details of things, not always the "big picture," pun intended. visual arts studies were 20 years ago...and back then we actually cut film and cropped by hand.

    I still have so much to learn with this digital world we're in.

    It's humbling.

    But I LOVE taking photographs. And I will gladly share what little I know.

    We'll be home soon!!!

    Can't wait to meet you/hug you in person as I feel like I've known you forever/you're a long lost sister!!

    Many blessings/Happy Sunday,

  6. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! Don't you just love tomato sandwiches in the summer when the tomatoes are in season!! The pitcher you mom made is beautiful and perfect for your table setting.

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love tomato sandwiches one of # one for the summer. I love your tablescape for two so sweet... I know all abouth the Hot with the fans on... I just put a new Tablescape one .. I hope you like it !! Thanks so much for becoming my newest follower so sweet of you.. I also hope you and your family have a Great Week.
    XXOO Diane

  8. Tomatoes in season from the farmers market are one of summer's simple pleasures! What a wonderful place for lunch~ it is WAY to hot for us on our porch right now, even with ceiling fans! Love the ceramic pitcher your mom made~ it looks great with your basket cloche!

  9. I LOVE your pictures from France. Your comments about what was going on during your vacation really made a great story. Cousin Becky


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