This kitchen picture is from Kitchen Depot. I like the brightness and the simple light-hearted look, which is perfect for a country home or a country home appearance.
I am still in the middle of what is called High Summer, or Indian Summer. Outdoor activities are a priority, and there are plenty to choose from:
Care of these neon colored geraniums is a delight,and the colors glow in the evening.
There is still a lot of painting and sprucing up to be done on the outside of the house, but in the meantime I like to sit on the porch with my first cup of tea and write down the things that I need to do.
And I hope I can rescue some of these apples. Under the boughs is one of our grandmother's old step stool, which has been painted several times. When she was alive, it was in her kitchen, and she used it to step on to reach into her upper shelves. Other times, the steps were drawn under the seat. The children sat on the seat while visiting with her in the kitchen. These are available new, from catalogs, in many colors. I am not sure what the original design was intended for. Maybe it was a kitchen bar stool. This one is a good outdoor plant holder, when pots are on the steps and seat.
It is called a step stool chair. This one, above, is from Ginny's catalog.