Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lemonade on the Porch

Come and sit down on the porch...
it's time to cool down with some lemonade
and to chat about some
 Vintage Inspired Entertaining ideas....

We've used a vintage silver tray
that we just picked up from and Estate sale this month....
We prefer this silver tray @ $6
 to any plastic thing that comes from the store these days!
We've put these sliced lemons
in a little vintage sherbet glass

We've placed this adorable flow blue bone dish
 (that we got this spring at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market)
on the tray so that your guests will have something
to put their lemons on when they are finished with them

We've put a sweet little embroidered vintage tea towel
on the tray for color, but also to catch any drips that might occur....

A pretty cut glass vintage pitcher that we inherited into our collection
holds some delicious cold lemonade

Now it is time for a
History Lesson:

these pretty glasses we found at an estate sale this spring as well
they are called "Oak Harbor Glass"

Oak Harbor
 is a town not far away that these glasses came from.

During the war
{not sure if it was I or II}
A gentleman set up the
Oak Harbor Glass Company

and taught women how to etch glass....
and that is where these glasses came from!

And now we come to the
Entertaining Tip:

Last year on vacation we picked these pretty hankies up

Take assorted colors of pretty hankies
and tie them around your glasses

Bigger hankies for larger glasses
Smaller hankies for the petite glasses....

Isn't this the cutest??
Not only will the hankies help the glasses from sweating
they will help your guests know
 which glass is theirs!

We LOVE this...
and have been dying all week to show you all!!

Sip some Lemonade with us as we visit
Debra from Common Ground
for some fantastic vintage inspired ideas for
Vintage Inspiration Friday!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely darling ideas. Ican hardly wait to dig out my vintage handkerchieves and try this brilliant one out. So very pretty thank-you for sharing.

Sherri said...

Girls, that lemonade looks so fabulous!! I wish I was there on the porch sharing it with you girls right now!! I love the hankie idea!! Everything looks so pretty. I love the flow blue bone dish holding the lemons, I just might have to steal that idea!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Love the sherbert glass. Sounds, looks, and makes it feel like summer!
Great idea for the hankies.

Leovi said...

Beautiful dishes, I love that jar. If it breaks me to keep abstract photos.

Leovi said...

Beautiful dishes, I love that jar. If it breaks me to keep abstract photos.

Trisha said...

The lemonade looks so sweet and refreshing! Love the glasses and the hankies too!


Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks have some real treasures here and it all looks so inviting!


Eclectically Vintage said...

Not only do I love those little hankies tied around the glasses (who needs wine charms?), I am pinning them!

Thanks for the bit of history - I love learning about all these great old finds.

Cheers (with lemonade)!

Olive Cooper said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Love the use of hankies especially. I go to estate sales just about every Saturday-love them. Thanks so much for visiting me. Olive

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful lemonade setting. Thanks for sharing the story behind the etched glasses. And I love the idea of tying vintage hankies around the glasses! So cute.

Cynthia said...

Love this post. I am following you via email now I hope you will follow cloches and lavender back.


Blue Creek Home said...

Whoops, I didn't type in the robot proof box before I sent the comment- hope I haven't sent two.
Anyway, I was saying that I wish my sister and I could have lemonade on the porch with you guys. : )
Love the hankies around the pretty glasses.
Have a great weekend.

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Girls!

I am in awe!! What a great post! You have blown me away with the hanky idea... I can't tell you how many hankies I have from my Mom & Aunts that I've inherited. Enough to make a "hankie" quilt and lots left over.
Yes, my list is looong of things I want to get done. But this is a quick clever idea... wait til I tell my Tol friend, Cindy! She does an enormous amount of entertaining in the summer on her fab patio.

I didn't know about the Oak Harbor Glass... great history lesson. I always thought Oak Harbor was a great place to visit growing up to go to the beach!

Stop by to see our lampshade frame ideas!

Big hugs! "Edie" (& Marie)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a wonderful lesson and great ideas! I'll have to use the hanky one. I have lots of them. They would make any glass look so much better! Great post!

DearHelenHartman said...

Perfect for these hot, hot, hot summer days. The ties around the glasses are inspired. Always looking for a way to show off a vintage goodie and make it useful too.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin' that hankie very cute!



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