Sunday, 20 May 2012

French Bistro Set finds a home...

Our covered porch is an extension of our home......

Do you decorate your outside to reflect what is on your inside.
Well our wee covered  porch is off our kitchen.
So I decided to redecorate our porch to compliment our kitchen.
As you may know in past posts that our kitchen is in red and white toile accents.
Red and white transferware........  need I say more. soooo

I set about and made new slips for the cushions on the bench and chairs .
I had a drop cloth just waiting to evolve into pillow slips and these were so
easy to make.  Rather then using zippers or an envelope I used ties.

Here is a before picture.
 Crying out for help....NEW CUSHIONS.........

I had the red pillows that I had just made last year in out door fabric but I needed
something with a softer look. So I made these new red and white ticking pillows.
I love how they turned out.


 Looks cozy enough to have an afternoon siesta.
I had the old sewing machine and just added tempered glass to the top for
the corner table.

Added a few accents ...  refinished another tray, whitewashed an old toolbox
that I made a few years ago.

 Great for holding mags and or plants...Let your imagination run.

Do you see it... My french bistro set fits nicely in a corner.

Oh I see many mornings out here having my coffee watching my garden grow.
Hearing the birds sing, the water trickle from the pond and everything being so tranquil.

Here is our view off the porch looking onto our deck and beyond.

We have this small part
fenced in to protect our dogs from nigh time predators.

If you look far enough you can see our veg garden that is why my hose is on the fence
for easy watering.
 This  picture is  from last year showing our screened in gazebo.

The back deck gets full sun till late in the evening. Lay back and let your imagination
take you to south France... We could be there....
                                 Have a great week!

I'm linking up with these parties, won't you join me
                        Met Monday BTNOAP
                        A Stroll Thru Life
                        Savvy Southern Style
                        Faded Charm
                        From My Front Porch to Yours
                        No Minimalist Here
                        Katherine's Corner
                        My Romantic Home
                        French Country Cottage
                        Common Ground
                        Cherished Treasures
                         Thistlewood farm


  1. It must feel like you are on vacation when you are there! Of course, you will have to turn your gaze away from the veggie garden so you don't think about weeding! ~ Maureen

  2. Hi Linda,

    I love your outdoor space! Your new pillows are wonderful.


  3. Oh what a beautiful setting and the porch is amazing. I love it. I think I would just live there. Beautifully done. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Your covered porch looks like such a relaxing place to be!!! Love the new cushion covers...

  5. Wow! I love all of your outdoor seating areas! First of all, having your back porch tie in with your kitchen colors is a great idea. I like how you did that. Your french bistro set is perfect in the corner. Still wish I had one! Second of all, I'm in love with your view. It's so peaceful and private! I live in a subdivision where the houses are a little close. So, I don't have a private backyard like that. We have driveways that line each side of ours and garages and kids and dogs running around. So much for a peaceful setting at my house! Ha! My front porch is a little more private (believe it or not). We really could use a privacy fence, but they're very expensive. So, we just deal with it. Thanks for sharing your little slice of paradise!

  6. I love your porch. What a special place to enjoy. I'll grab some Iced Tea and a couple of cookies and meet you there :-)

  7. Your covered porch looks so lovely Linda! You are so lucky to have one! The shot of your backyard is so pretty! Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo

  8. Your porch looks so inviting. I love the new pillows you made.

  9. Linda, your porch is gorgeous! I love the red ticking pillows!

  10. What a lovely place to hang out. Love the new look.

  11. I love your covered porch area! The red striped cushion covers look great with the white wicker. It would be a lovely spot to relax and no bugs to bother you. That's why I'm inside on this lovely evening. Too many blackflies and no screened porch. :( Enjoy!

  12. Your porch looks so comfy and inviting. I know you must spend a lot of time out there.
    Mary Alice

  13. OMGoodness Linda, you have created a gorgeous outside living space! I can see why you would want to have your morning coffee out there. I love the red ticking pillows you made. Enjoy your day, Gail

  14. Oh Linda how BEAUTIFUL! Your porch has a wonderful view and I can't wait to have a nice big covered porch like yours again. I love your wicker furniture and the cushions you fact I have the same ticking but I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it yet so I'm just hanging on to it. It all looks so clean and pretty. Enjoy your porch!
    Maura :)

  15. What a cozy place to watch the sun rise, Linda! Your new ticking pillow slips are just perfect out there! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

  16. Looks like the perfect place to prop your feet up with a magazine and a nice old lemonade! Love the red ticking. Your newest follower! Hope you will pop over for a visit~Angie

    1. that would be a nice COLD lemonade not old! Ha!

  17. Linda I love your covered porch and the way you decorated it! Your grounds are gorgeous!

  18. just lovely!
    perhaps you'd like to add your post to Bernideen's Tea in the Garden?

  19. Your outdoor space is perfect. I hope you will spend many hours relaxing in your lovely setting, I really like the red stripe pillow too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

  20. Such a lovely deck! I too would enjoy my morning tea there each day ...

    And the red ticking pillow and French Bistro set are two of my faves!



  21. Your porch is amazing! I love the red ticking on the pillows! The perfect touch! I need to grab a cup of coffee and stop by for a long chat at that french bistro table!

    Thank you so much for linking up and for all the inspiration!

    Happy Great Outdoors Day!

  22. This is such a beautiful space! I love the idea of a tie closure pillow cover, yours came out so great!! Thank you so much for linking up to our party. :)
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  23. What a great place to enjoy the summer breeze. Love the ticking pillows--everything looks gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to STL Wednesday!