Most of my days start on the porch where I can hear the faint trickle of water from the fountain, hear bird sounds, think quietly, read and enjoy that first cup of coffee.
Sometimes I’m joined by a little critter who found its way in and lounges above my head. So long as he doesn’t jump down, I’m OK with that!
I had to beg and plead for this space when we built our house. The architect and I envisioned it as something wonderful, my husband couldn’t imagine ever spending a minute there making the cost of the porch unnecessary. I don’t remember now whether the architect just made it a part of the total design or if the hubby got so tired of my whining he gave in! In any case, the porch has been much used and enjoyed.
Until a few days ago, past their prime cushions were on most of the furniture and no where could I find replacement pieces. After spending hours on the internet, I finally found Cushion.com in Sherman Oaks, CA. Pick your sunbrella fabric, send your measurements and a couple of weeks later custom cushions are delivered.
Add to them embroidered pillows on sale at Pier One and there’s a whole new look.
With it being the holiday season I could see no reason for the porch not to have some festive touches. Santa speeds by a candle lit tree, probably off to hear children’s special Christmas wishes.
A reindeer finds its way onto the porch, no doubt waiting for Santa’s request to pull his sleigh.
As long as the weather stays nice, there’s no question many evening meals will be enjoyed here, and there’s no better time to use the Christmas dishes than now.
With their happy Santa design, these are my favorites. They are Bella Ceramica and were ordered from an unremembered catalog some years ago.
Mother gave me the Spode Christmas tree glasses and taking them out of the cabinet for the season is like welcoming an old friend as well as a reminder of her.
Because they are so easy to make, I have many sets of seasonal napkins. All you have to do is serge the edges, no hem required!
It’s time for that second cup of coffee. If you are any where close, stop in. It only takes a second to brew another cup, and it’s a beautiful day on the porch.
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