NOW is the perfect Season to celebrate Alfresco occasions…
from elegant afternoon teas
to simple evening parties.
We are sprucing up our outside living space
in preparation for the Summer.
After living in the South for more than half of my adult life,
I am easily able to wax poetic about lazy summer afternoons
spent lounging in the breeze on the porch.
Now that we live in the Northeast,
the summers are even more wonderful.
This summer has been particularly mild,
with temperatures barely leaving the 80’s most days.
Compared to the scorching South,
I sometimes feel like I moved to a mild tropical island
when I sit by local pool, reading, dreaming, and enjoying the cool wind.
I love to look at the clouds… and daydream.
I have goals to (some day) set up a sweet living area out back,
defining the zone with a rug,
and an eating area with a gorgeous table and chairs.
Like in the Magazines.
At that time, our family will have casual meals on the deck
whenever the sun warms the yard.
That’s how the Dream goes, anyway.
or my parents join our gatherings.
It will be marvelous.
What do you do to bring color and a welcoming feel to your front porch?