Vignettes from our Back Porch
The pair of ducks formerly sat atop a narrow cabinet at our lake place. They make an ideal summertime addition to the back porch wicker dresser.
When we moved the wicker dresser to the back porch, I didn’t think there would be room for a table and chairs.
We used a small wicker end table, for meals in front of the settee, until over the weekend, when I moved an old green metal table from the garage and two of the breakfast room chairs, to the porch.
The table fits very well in front of the fireplace and can be moved easily when more room is needed.
I played with dishes and linens, setting the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I found the fabric, for the table cloth, stored away in the basement. I covered the chair seats in this fabric not long before we moved into our home in 2003. The chairs were also stored away in the basement. I used silk peonies, to mimic the peonies in the fabric.
A rooster is usually heard from in the morning. This time, it’s roosters in the evening.
The third table is set, with burlap and roosters, for a simple supper on the back porch. The red chairs were brought out from the breakfast room. There are 8 ladder back chairs, around the 9 foot pine farmhouse table, in four colors…red, green, gold, and orange.
I found the dragonfly lights, last month, at Home Goods, St Peters MO.
Images and text, above, are from the original Back Porch Musings, at Blogger. The date was May 30, 2010.
I am asking for forgiveness for this post from archives. We’ve had a pretty busy weekend. I don’t preschedule posts usually and didn’t for this weekend. I didn’t have a lot of time to think about pretty pictures and tablespcapes.
The explanation is below, in my amazing weekend story.
By now you’ve heard about the tornado that passed through Saint Charles Missouri and into Saint Louis County Friday evening.
We heard the sirens, here in Lincoln County, just north of Saint Charles County, around 6PM. We turned on The Weather Channel and saw a tornado warning. We grabbed Molly, took a look out our dining room window, saw rotation high above, and went to the basement.
We soon lost our satellite. I had my laptop. We watched the weather reports and communicated with our family, through the internet. We did not have a tornado near our home.
All the while our children and grandchildren were seeking storm shelter, at their homes in Saint Charles County. They know the routine, even the very young ones.
One member of our family, our son in law, was at work in this office building in Earth City (in St Louis County), just across the Missouri River from Saint Charles.
Many amazing stories are found in every storm. Our personal family story is told in all those broken windows.
When the EF 3 Tornado passed through our area Friday evening, it took out windows and lifted roofs and destroyed homes.
You may have seen photos of this building on the news. This is where our son in law rode out the storm, in a stairwell. The amazing part of the story is the fact, no one was hurt in this building. When we saw these pictures, we just knew there had to be cuts and bruises at least. Going to the stairwell was their best defense.
Although the tornado passed near the home of one of our daughters and her family, they had no damage. A few years ago straight line winds caused damage to their home, but this time they were spared.
Another daughter and the above mentioned son in law, found two of their neighbor’s trees in their back yard. The tornado did not pass by them. The “regular” wind was very strong Friday evening.
We spent Saturday with our family, going to a book fair, having lunch together, and most importantly counting our blessings.