Breakfast Nook Al Fresco


 I'm not sure why,
 but having a meal outside on a patio or deck
 is so great

Just out side of the kitchen is just such a spot ...
great for morning coffee or lunch

 We have the BBQ near by and these big baskets hold the charcoal and other things that are not great to look at, but necessary

The little side board is a reclaimed wood table from Halo Styles, which I used as a desk a while back 
but it works great here
 The old blue garden table is one of my favorite things and I am so glad I didn't sell it!  And believe me when I say this...
I regret selling many of the things I have sold over the years! 

 The addition of the deck 
has been such a great enhancement to the property 
and it feels like it has been here all along
 This spot gives us great afternoon and evening sun too...
 the chairs are just your basic flea market cafe chairs...
not good for sitting in for a long time, 
but they are easy care and not expensive

 The round holes in the wall are for lighting....
I haven't had a chance to get something
but I think I will do the simple barn lights we have done
 on most of the exterior
 Using old buckets and some funky vintage things 
really makes this space a lot of fun

Here's to eating out...outside that is!

Bon Appetite

  1. What a pretty spot to have a meal. Love your mix of vintage stuff.

  2. This DOES look like the perfect spot for morning coffee. It must get some shade too from your beautiful old trees. Your deck is amazing, and all the vintage touches really make it beautiful.

  3. What a beautiful area! My first thought was the garden potting area in "It's Complicated"! It's been hot here today but your pictures made me feel refreshed!

  4. Thank you for the great comments. I suppose when I write these posts, I try to give a bit of inspiration to others, using things I/you have, without spending boat loads of money.

    have a great weekend friends!

    xx kelley

  5. Love you deck including all the accessories....I couldn't part with the blue table either!

  6. That is a GREAT way to hide the charcoal! Looks lovely.

  7. It looks stylish and inviting. I love all your vintage pots and other treasures. I can relate to what you said about regretting selling things; I have that recording, but as comedian Steven Wright once said, you can't have everything, where would you put it. Have a great day.

  8. Kelley, I love eating outside on my patio. Your eating area is so inviting, I could sit there for hours and look at your gorgeous gardens.
    We have a small area in our yard that we eat meals at in the summer time, You can see it here...

  9. I love the idea of keeping the charcoal in the baskets!!!

  10. What an awesome outdoor space, Kelley! So cozy - and interesting!! The baskets and tin buckets add so much warmth and charm! I love that table, too!

    xoxo laurie

  11. HI Kelley! this looks so inviting, comfortable and charming! you have such a great touch, always..



  12. Kelley,
    Your outdoor area is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I love all the details! I know what you mean about getting rid of things and having regrets! I know they are just "things"....but they become very important and are attached to memories.

  13. Please don't ever get rid of that gorgeous bucket! (Can a bucket be gorgeous? Yours is!)

  14. The mark of a great home project is when it is finished you can sit back and say "how did we ever live without this?" or "we should have done this 5 years ago!" or get the idea. Bravo! The deck is fantastic and eating "out" is how it should be!

  15. I love your alfresco nook! Very cozy with so many wonderful pieces to drool over!! Thank you so much for visiting! I'm thrilled! Monica

  16. MMMM so very inviting! makes me want to pop over and have some coffee and feel the cool summer breeze!


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