As the weather starts to warm, it's images like this that start to come to mind, triggering the urge to throw off the sweaters and coats in anticipation of longer days and a sunnier disposition. Until last year when I went to the Round Top market in Texas with my pal LeAnn Stephenson, The Vintage Laundress, I had never seen such a gathering of metal porch furniture as this one just hanging out in a field along the highway. The collection was phenomenal: shell rockers for as far as the eye could see and gliders of every shape and size.
Isn't it funny how objects, like these once-discarded pieces of metal furniture, can instantly tap into our memory banks? These reminded me of my Grandma Churchill's front porch, which was the summertime living room where her metal lounger was the perfect spot eat drippy watermelon, watch Fourth-of-July fireworks displays, churn homemade ice cream or just lounge about on a lazy summer day.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter