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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunday Favorites... Porch Party and Happy 1st Birthday


Today I'm joining in the celebration of Sunday Favorites 1-year birthday! Chari at Happy to Design sure puts on a great party... and I couldn't resist joining in by reposting one of my favorite parties... a repost of my contribution to Rondi's second annual porch party, June 2009...

Hope you enjoy reading... or re-reading... and then drop by to see who else is joining in the party today...

THE ORIGINAL POST
Welcome to the porch party at French Lique... and when you finish partying here....
The flowers are all in bloom and inviting you in...
I'm inviting a few Texas Gals over to help celebrate... What... don't see your name here... why silly thing... it's right here in my hand...
and here's a chair for you... I just painted it yesterday morning...
or maybe you'll like this seat better... you get to choose.
The table has been set with all the things you like... lots of vintage china, silver, and depression glass... and a pretty vase of pure white roses...
Don't these say Porch Party to you? How about a bowl full of strawberries or maybe a bowl of cherries? Go ahead... take one... they're delicious!
Here's that artsy shot you've been waiting for... a guest's eye view...
Yep... that porch furniture painted a nice cottage white.. just divine...
Would you like a glass of Saint Gen's White Zin? See a cake plate can also serve as a nice bar tray for some pretty wine glasses...

Then after lunch... we'll mozy on over to the shady end of the porch for a little afternoon tea... These settees will get their white paint next weekend... But don't they look fresh and pretty with their cushions wrapped in an old chenille cutter spread and a few vintage looking pillows?

Ebay just has be best buys on cottage pillows... don't you think... Why don't you just sit right here and make yourself comfortable...

Nice and shady and ready for us to while away the afternoon... chatting and drinking some lovely Raspberry tea... One lump or two?

I love sitting here and listening to the wind chimes... or maybe even taking a summer afternoon nap...

But today we're just too busy to sleep... Here... how 'bout a sip... Ricky got this pretty vintage china for me at an estate auction... it's called Coralbel...

I have the perfect little place to hang my apron... This sweet apron was a blogger giveaway gift from Cathy at Catherine De the' Cups. It's just adorable... I love to wear it!

Here's what it says on the front... Isn't it just the prettiest thing!

Well... I'm still waiting... but no body's here? I'm sure the invitations said 11:30 a.m. sharp for lunch! Oh no! The invitations! Did I forget to mail them? I've just been so busy painting?!

Oh well... I'll pour myself another glass of nice cool wine and sit here and daydream for a while... It's a good thing I forgot to cook too!

Guess I'll tuck my little pretties away... until next time...Maybe Candy and BJ will come over early and help me get organized for our next Porch Party...
I love a porch party... down here in French Lique...

14 comments:

donna baker said...

Dixie, I know we'd be great friends if we lived close.

Linda said...

So pretty and love all the dishes!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

So much fun; those dishes and your tablescape arrangement is so pretty! Looks like you had a great time!..,

trash talk said...

Loved it before...still love this post. It's always a party when I stop by here.
Debbie

Deb said...

I remember that party...it was so much fun...and still fun the second time around...

My Crafty Little Page said...

I want to come! I'll be right over and bring another bottle of wine!
I'm so excited that you're going to Paper Cowgirl. LaVerne and I plan to have Mojitos one night so you and yours are invited! Are you staying at the Hampton? It's really nice and they give us a great rate. Which classes are you taking? :) Nancy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Dixie...

My friend, what a sweet porch that you have!!! Ohhh yes, I could certainly see myself sitting out here on one of those pretty benches...sipping a glass of raspberry tea!!! This was just the loveliest post, Darlin'...I'm sooo glad that you are sharing it with us today for Sunday Favorites! It's been awhile...I've missed you! Girl, those pretty dishes...the Corabel...are gorgeous!!! And...how awesome to even have a matching teapot! I'd say that you hit the jackpot that day! Your table is sooo pretty...love that pretty set of dishes paired with the pink and green depression glass...sooo perfect! Ohhh, and that pretty rose tableclot...the perfect background! I have to tell you...you sure have some of the prettiest pillows ever! I bet you thoroughly enjoyed this lovely porch last year...and I'm sure that you're enjoying it already this year! I suspect that you are already experiencing a few temps in the 80's aren't you? My 3 daughters are in Corpus and they tell me that they are already seeing some hot days! Sheeesh...we're still waiting for everything to green up at my place. The trees have just begun to bud out.

Well my friend, I was so pleased to have you join in with Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I loved reading all of your sweet notes and well wishes! Also...thanks so much for adding my giveaway button to your sidebar...sure do appreciate that! Thank you, Ms. Dixie!!!

Have a super Sunday, Darlin'...and best wishes in the gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

RainGardener said...

Oh my your porch looks nicer than my living room! Everything is so pretty and love your table setting with the white roses, green depression glass and all. You're right the cake plate works well for more than just cakes. Very nice!

Nancy's Notes said...

What an impressive porch party! You are quite the creative hostess and your table setting is just a winner! I love your beautiful dishes and your tablecloth is lovely!

Hugs, from your Texas friend,

Nancy

sissie said...

Hi Dixie,
What a lovely porch party, too bad you forgot to mail the invitations.
You are just too cute. I love you and your blog and I'm glad that we are bloggin buds.

hugs
Sissie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Cute!!!
My fave piece is that pink vase in the middle of the table. LOVE that!

Have a wonderful week!
Anne

Candy said...

I enjoyed that porch then and it still holds a beckoning charm. Would love to come over and help get things ready for an afternoon of fellowship.
Big week ahead...MIL moving to retirement home on Market Days weekend, maybe we can plan on a big June get together.
Hope you have a good week and say HI to sister ;-)

Natasha said...

Thanks so much for having me today! You sure did make me feel so very welcome. I loved sitting in your newly painted chair too!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wonderful post,,,so inviteing!