A Note from Janette
Before we start today’s post, I just want to let you all know that Wednesday is the day that Jordan and Yankee will meet Little Miss. In fact, Bangkok is 11 hours ahead of us, so it will all go down while we are sleeping. She hopes to write an update for you from Bangkok that we will publish next Monday. Meanwhile, I am about to burst! Now on to the post that Jordan wrote before she left.
We have a small porch beside my office, and my mom told me one day that she had heard a small porch like that was called a cocktail porch. We love the sound of that, so we have started using it as our cocktail porch. However, at first our cocktail porch wasn’t really a place you wanted to have a cocktail. We had a small hand-me-down bistro table there that wasn’t very comfortable. Don’t get me wrong. It was cute, but it just wasn’t comfortable.
(Our Syracuse back porch)
I loved the look of the bistro set shown here on our Syracuse porch, but we decided to move it upstairs to the balcony off of our master bedroom. (If you’ve been counting, than by now you have figured out that we have a front porch, a back porch, a cocktail porch, and a second-floor balcony. Yankee happened to be with me the other day when we were looking and trying out patio furniture at World Market, and he really liked their bistro sets.
The color of the mosaic detail on the top was very pretty, but we figured the chairs wouldn’t be comfortable.
Luckily, we were wrong. The chairs are pretty comfortable, but they do need a cushion. They had multiple colors, and we decided have some fun and choose the table with the colored chairs. I can always paint them. The table is the Cadiz Square, and FYI it is heavy.
Even though we call it our cocktail porch, I do move outside and do some work from this porch.
I am still a paper gal for my to-do lists, and I love my notebook from Dixie Delight’s Etsy Shop!
Sometimes Gracie comes out to be with me. She is usually just keeping an eye on the squirrels.
But when the clock hits five or when Yankee comes home, we pull out the cocktail napkins and turn the porch back into a cocktail porch. We both realize these peaceful moments will probably disappear once Little Miss is on the scene.
The perfect spot for a cocktail.
We already decided when Little Miss is home, this might be good place for an at-home date night once she goes to bed. Have you ever heard of the term cocktail porch?
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