As I mentioned in the last post, we’ve been working on our outdoor living space. So far, we have rearranged the vintage glider my folks gave us and the picnic table my father built for us. The Fellow got the new grill he’d been eyeing, and we hung bistro lights.
When I told the Fellow I wanted to put up lights, I pictured them zigzagging across the porch. Unfortunately, the ceiling is so low that it just doesn’t quite work. Instead, we hung them around the edge of the porch, and I think they look alright – even if it’s not quite what I had envisioned. I think I will like them even better when the porch is limewashed!
Our next step is to put up some curtains to keep the mosquitoes out. A little research told me that Lill curtains from IKEA work and are the right price, but the shipping cost is astronomical. We’re looking to phone a friend near an IKEA or go on a road trip to get them.
We had a few friends over the other night to break out the new grill, and I served a light cream tea out to the porch. It was wonderful – warm early summer air, good tea, scones, and conversation with new friends. This is what summer is all about. Tea on the porch may just be my new favorite thing!
What are your favorite porch activities? Tell me in the comments below!