Enclosed porch, location unknown, ca. 1900 – ca. 1920s, by Bain News Service, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Nice. . . chintz, wicker, books, and potted geraniums — and I love that swing. There are striped awnings outside over the windows.
. . . You’re bunkered in your
Aerie, I’m perched in mine. . .
We’re content, but fall short of the Divine.
Still, it’s embarrassing, this happiness—
Who’s satisfied simply with what’s good for us
When has the ordinary ever been news?
— Rita Dove, from “Cozy Apologia“
4 thoughts on “The Sunday porch: cozy”
Love the porch and the poem. I think you are right about the next pix being an advert. Can’t think why they’d have a container in view like that for any other reason.
I wish I could read the name of the dairy company (In “luncheon”) — maybe it’s still around. The man seems to be entering into the idea with enthusiasm; but his wife looks somewhat skeptical.
Oh, I want to curl up with a good book on that porch! Lovely.
I think it’s an upstairs porch too — because of the awning outside the windows and door (to another small porch?).