Thursday, June 5, 2008

Front Porch Party

Welcome to my little front porch birthday party for Rhondi. But my front porch is too small for anything but a Phoebe's nest, so we're having the party out back by the cottage. Let me just set things up...

First I'll make some sun tea. We always make it this way; it's so fast and easy and doesn't heat up the kitchen.

I love the way the color runs out of the teabags. I put a few cranberry ones in this tea. And I'll put some sugar in it when it's done just like mama taught me.

I got out some of grandma's pretty napkins because I knew you ladies would appreciate them. And everyone is getting a lavender wand. Would you like pink?

Or blue?

Now, would you like elderflower cordial or sweet tea?

Tea? Great, here you go. Oops! What's that?

Drat, it's a flower off the oak tree. Sorry about that. Oh well, they're just a fact of life Here Amongst The Oaks.

Happy Birthday Rhondi!


hautemommy said...

Omg, that little cottage is simply amazing! How cozy and inviting... and your table setting is lovely! Great porch party post, I love it! :) xo!

Heather said...

Oh how fun! And I love sun tea! My grandmother always had a pitcher "brewing" out on her porch and still does! What wonderful memories! Your red furniture is so cute!
Have a great day!
-Heather :)

Jillian said...

Wow, great set up. Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. I posted my porch pics too but I may have been too late to make the list. Darn.

Pop on by if you get a chance!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Simply stunning cottage & back patio party! Thanks so much for sharing! Please visit my party, too!

Angelic Accents

Rue said...

This is just lovely! Your home, your porch and all the wonderful oaks :)

I grew up in Arcadia, CA in a place called The Oaks, but I live in Ohio now and miss those big Oak trees.

Thank you for the tea ;)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a sweet pretty porch. I would like some tea !

Beverly said...

How pretty. I love your flowers, and I'm so honored that you shared all of your lovely things with us.

And, a lavender wand. Everything is perfect.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi, I love your table setting....even if it does have a dried flower from the Oak Tree! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments.
Love, Ann

Janet said...

We have to sweep mounds of oak "flowers" from everything around here. I love your red chairs that match your cottage door and I will take a blue Lavender wand...thank you very much;-).


Mary said...

I didn't have time to stop by yesterday but can I come over this morning, please!!
Laura - it's very inviting and pretty there by the cottage - elderflower cordial definirely, please....and a blue wand to wave and perhaps magically transport me westward.

Lovely - have a great weekend.

Dana said...

HOW did I miss your sweet porch party yesterday? I would've been by sooner if I hadn't so carelessly missed YOU! It all looks so sweet amongst the oaks. That cranberry tea looks devine--especially with the sugar touch! That cordial is verrrrrry inviting as well. Thanks for your hospiality!

Marina Capano said...

Hi nice to meet you!Beautiful porch, thank you for sharing! I hope you in my porch!xoxo

Rhondi said...

Hi Laura
I'm sorry I am so late for the party. Is there any tea left? I was so busy organizing the party that I forgot to visit all the porches myself! Silly me. Your porch is wonderful and the cottage looks charming.
Hus, Rhondi

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I so enjoyed your party, how nice! I love the lavender wands! Mmmm, suntea!
Beautiful setting, thank you so much!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Laura!
Thanks for inviting us to your party! The sun tea was delicious and I think I would like a pink lavender wand. What a wonderful party favor!
Please stop by my party to visit my garden and have a treat and tea!
Hugs, Sherry

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

The patio off the cottage is just adorable! I love the red furniture and the red accents on the cottage. I would love some of that tea...looks so yummy! And the lavender wands, wow, never saw anything like that! How precious! Thanks for sharing!

Life on Bonnie Lane