Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Going green on the porch

Yahoo!! Finally the drought has broken!!! We had a severe storm here at the farm house on Saturday and finally received some much needed rain. We were actually at the beach house babysitting little Miss L when the storm hit (which I am thankful for as it was particularly nasty!) and came home yesterday to have some lovely water in our dams. We have been carting water for our stock for some time now so that will no longer be needed. The whole countryside is looking very fragile and has been damaged from strong summer winds. Hopefully now we have turned the corner and are on the way to a much better season.

I have just found a wonderful porch party which is being held at Gypsy Brocante's blog each Monday. What a lovely way to start the week!! Many years ago we enclosed our back porch to make a sunroom so I'm guessing that is allowed to join the porch party!!




















After packing away the Christmas decorations I decided on a lovely green tablescape for my old cupboard in the sunroom.




















Lovely old depression glass started the display then it was just a matter of finding things to match.


I love this little birdhouse. The sunroom is the perfect place to display it. How cute is that glass knob perch!!





























Pretty plates off the kitchen dressers filled in the gaps!!

 



















My mum gave me this pretty little set of drawers for my birthday a couple of years ago. The colours match the farm house perfectly.




















I have a small collection of depression glass - some I have found in the old farm house, some I have bought from antique shops and some I have bid for on e-bay and been lucky enough to win.




















This fluted lolly dish is probably my favourite - it's so dainty with it's pretty frills around the edge.


How pretty is this cute shabby cupboard....


I have a little of this pale green china - I wish I had bought the complete set years ago as I really love it now.


Suzy




16 comments:

Gypsy Brocante said...

How sweet and refreshing ... just like the recent rain ; )
It's good to hear you are getting some relief, finally.
Thank you for linkin' up to Porch Club ... I've enjoyed my visit with you and your pretties!!

xo
Jill

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that green glass, it just shimmers!
And that cupboard is just divine!
Cindy

Penny said...

Your teacup is beautiful - such a soft muted color - so relaxing. The table scape you set up on your porch is just lovely - you did a wonderful job.

Hugs,
Penny

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Such a super beautiful post...you have a magic touch..gorgeous photos full of charm and beauty!
Victoria~

Marie Arden said...

I love the green glassware. Your blog is very pretty. Someday I will get to Australia--one of my best friends is from Sydney.
Enjoy the day
Marie Arden Pink Living

Terri said...

Beautiful porch setting and tablescape! I love the depression glass and your tea cup and saucer. Such a lovely shade of green.
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
Love the green glass! Love the birdhouse and the sweet cabinet your mother gave you! The sentiment on the side of it is really sweet! Your china is very pretty; such a lovely pattern! I'm glad you are getting some rain finally. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Wanda Metcalf said...

I love love all the green!! What a darling place I would love to sit and drink some sweet tea with you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the green, so pretty. Your vignette is so beautiful. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lady Katherine said...

How I love your green depression glass, you have so many lovely pieces! I love the charming birdhouse! The dishes so pretty! Adore the cupboard! So happy you got rain, for I do know about toting water! Love all your treasures, Thank you for joining me for Tea Time.

Ann said...

Nothing better than green depression ware. Glad your drought is over!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Suzy,

What a pretty sun porch and I love all the green collectibles. So glad you found the Porch Club!

I'd love to have you visit with me on my porch when you have a moment!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your green glasses! very pretty! love them all!

paperbutterfly said...

I wish I could sit on your porch and admire everything for the afternoon. The dishes are such delicate colours. Maybe you will find some more pieces. Thank you for sharing your porch setting with us. I enjoyed it especially since we had a bad snow storm today. I look forward to seeing you again
Blessings, Pam

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love green depression glass. It is one of my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there lovely lady!


What a pretty post!.., Everything from teatime treats, to a dear little green depression glass dishes and tea time wares!

..,Glad that you weathered the storm and also that your ditches are filled new with water!..,

Thanks so much for sharing this loveliness with all of us and also for taking part with TTTT and TTFT this past week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee