Adirondack Time

Friday night will begin two weeks of vacation for our family. This is the time you wait for, all year long. You pray for fine weather, a healthy family, and a “Walton’s Moment” vacation. You know how sometimes when you are all together as a family, and the kids all get along, and everyone is happy, laughing and having a great time? (Aww come on, I know you can remember at least one time!! ;)) Well, we have always called those our “Walton’s Moments”. You can’t plan them…they just happen right out of the blue, when you are least expecting it. We have named these happy times after the TV show, The Walton’s.

As well as fine weather, a healthy family, and some great “Walton’s Moments”, I am also praying for some Adirondack time! This will happen right on our back deck, in our new chairs!! These chairs are manufactured using high density polyethylene from recycled milk jugs and cartons. They have added UV protection to keep the color from fading. Come on, try one out. They are very comfy. Perfect for a nap!

I made some “Perfect Lemonade”, and bought some beautiful ripe, sweet strawberries at the Masstown Market today. Have a seat, and relax. The sailboats are having a great time tonight!

Tanya’s Lemonade


  • 1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)


1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Yield: Serves 6.

See you on Sunday for “Take 5 with Kathy”

I’m joining:
Tablescape Thursday
Sherry’s Open House Party
Home Sweet Home
Inspiration Friday
Show and Tell Friday
On the Menu Monday
Show off your Cottage Monday

Making the World Cuter Monday
Good Life Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday

July 14, 2011 - 2:40 am

Marlis - Oh I’d love to sit and chat with you on those lovely chairs drinking your delicious lemonade and munching on strawberries.. thanks so much for sharing your view! many blessings, marlis

July 14, 2011 - 4:12 am

Debra - What an inviting area. I could definitely take a nap in one of those chairs. Love the color, too. Have a great vacation!

July 14, 2011 - 5:27 am

Barbara F. - I would love to sit in one of those chairs, sipping a glass of your lemonade and enjoying that spectacular view. xo,

July 14, 2011 - 9:52 am

Pat@Back Porch Musings - Beautiful deck setting. I love those chairs. I’ve been seeing them around here and trying to figure out where I can use a couple of them. They are wonderful!

July 14, 2011 - 11:44 am

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - Hi Tanya,

Great chairs, count me in. Love the Red…
Have a great Vacation with your family Walton Style!!

All the Best,

July 14, 2011 - 2:04 pm

~Tablescapes By Diane~ - Hi lovely lady.
I love your Beautiful red deck chairs sweet lady. I also hope you have a great Vacation!!!
I just put my new tablescape on for two sweet lady ~~ Have a great Week with your family.
XXOO Diane

July 14, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Terri - Girlfriend, when are you going to have me over? I have a red andriondack chair, too. I wish I had those ottomans.

July 14, 2011 - 3:24 pm

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life - How cute is that porch and your red chairs. I love it that you don’t have to paint them. Have a wonderful break with your family.

July 14, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Gwyneth - Tanya: Looks beautiful my dear friend! I have been thinking of Mass Town Market and can’t wait for another day there to meet and visit. Your lemonade sounds delicious! In Freeport, Maine (where we are headed this weekend) they add strawberries to their lemonade and the vendors sell it right on the street. We always have one when we are shopping. Your blog is a delight to visit! Take care, Gwyneth

July 14, 2011 - 7:43 pm

Tricia - Oh, what an inviting setting! I would be happy to settle in with a good book and enjoy that lemonade! Your photos are magazine-worthy!

July 15, 2011 - 12:40 am

Honey at 2805 - Great chairs and the are fabulous is red! Very inviting vignette!

July 15, 2011 - 1:31 am

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida - Vacation! I think I’ve forgotten what the word means. Have a great time!

July 15, 2011 - 2:26 am

Mid-Atlantic Martha - What a wonderful way to relax — Love those wonderful chairs!

July 15, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Designs By Pinky - What a beautiful vignette you have made here, I want to sit there with you and watch the sail boats! The lemonade looks terrific, just what is needed. Hope the rest of your vacation gives you lots of Walton Moments! XO, Pinky

July 16, 2011 - 12:22 am

Natasha in Oz - I have been looking everywhere for adirondack chairs-they are very to find here in Australia. I think I have found one store that stocks them so I will have to look into further. I hope they are as fabulous as yours!

Best wishes and happy weekend,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

July 16, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Becca - These chairs are calling my name (as is a glass of the “perfect lemonade)! I love the red … and the nautical embellishments are fun and fab! Becca (a new follower)

July 16, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Olga - Beautiful photos! Too bad just yesterday I bought two big bottles of lemonade. Next time, I’ll make it myself using your recipe.
Have a wonderful vacation!

July 18, 2011 - 3:40 am

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here - Your photos are beautiful! Funny, I just took pictures of our red adirondack chairs today. thanks for sharing the recipe at my party.

July 18, 2011 - 2:10 pm

black eyed susans kitchen - That picture of the water from the chairs is like a vacation in itself. Love the chairs painted red!

July 18, 2011 - 10:57 pm

Sherry - Your chairs are wonderful! I love lemonade and your sea glass. Thanks for linking it up!

August 3, 2011 - 12:04 am

~~Carol~~ - I never would have guessed that those chairs aren’t made of wood! They’re fantastic, and so much better than having to slap a fresh coat of paint on them every year!
Happy REDnesday,

August 3, 2011 - 12:05 am

Magical Mystical Teacher - There’s just enough red here to totally draw me in!


For red my affection is great,
It’s puce and chartreuse that I hate.
I’m fond of cerise,
It makes a nice piece
Of clothing that looks just first-rate.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lost Red Spoon

August 3, 2011 - 1:01 am

Mecky - Those are great chairs and no painting!! I had to paint mine this year, s yes, it would be nice to have them stay bright with no painting!!

The lemonade sounds refreshing. I haven’t had any at all this Summer! You tempthed me!

August 3, 2011 - 1:16 am

LV - What a pleasure it would be sitting in one of those red chairs (never heard of any being built like that) and having a big glass of lemonade.

August 3, 2011 - 2:33 am

once in a blue moon - very inviting~

August 3, 2011 - 4:38 am

Vintagesouthernlife - What a beautiful deck. I could certainly take a nap in those gorgeous chairs.
Our vacations have Walton moments with a few of Judge Judy moments thrown in, lol.

August 3, 2011 - 11:06 am

Angela - Loving the vignette you have made to relax at on your glorious vacation. Don’t you just love those chairs? They are comfy. I do have them, but mine are made by hubby’s hands,,LOL..out of wood Same colour by the way My FAVORITE colour. Blessings and enjoy Walton time!!

August 3, 2011 - 12:22 pm

abeachcottage - Your deck is lovely, a great place to spend the day. Your lemonade looks so refreshing too. Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

August 3, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Abramyan Avenue - How beautiful!! I would LOVE to sit in one of those lovely chairs and sip on some perfect lemonade!! Very, very inviting! Lovely post!
Have a wonderful vacation!

August 4, 2011 - 12:26 am

Amanda - Just gorgeous! Love the pics, so inspirational..just makes me want to get outside, hang in the garden on a comfy chair and sip a pimms.
x manda

August 4, 2011 - 1:31 am - I totally love your pink Adirondacks AND the lemonade. Glad to have found your blog through A Beach Cottage’s Good Life Wed.

Hope you’re having a beachy week. :O)

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