Sweet Escape: Fathers & Backyard Barbecues

Sweet Escape: Fathers & Backyard Barbecues

Happy Father’s Day to those special Dads in your life!!

I’m going to be spending a delightful day with my two favorite fathers,
my own dad and the dad of my three babies.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

From Sunset’s Ideas for Building Barbecues, 1961


  1. I adore this picture. Have a great weekend..

  2. I know, check out those ladies in their dresses and heels! If only I looked that good when we are barbecuing! Why don’t they have bbq sauce on their yellow frocks?

  3. Was that towering white hat a 60s thing? My husband never wears a hat when he barbeques!

  4. Have a super weekend. We are having a BBQ, and my boys and grandchildren are coming down. Have a fun day :-)

  5. Have a wonderful weekend Melissa!

  6. Me again…congrats on the deal with Blissfully Domestic! How fun….

  7. Vee~A Haven for Vee says

    It’s the only way to go! Enjoy…

  8. I love this picture…looks straight out of the 70’s….
    Have a wonderful time with the dads….
    hugs bj

  9. Oh look it! You always capture my best side. ;)

  10. Melissa, you rock!
    Have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    okay…I’m gonna steal that button ’cause that’s just what I’m about..you so inspire me!
    You are sooo worthy and perfect to contribute! Congrats!!

  11. Have a wonderful day. Hey I would love a outdoor BBQ like that, that would be fun.

  12. A woman who is says

    Hello Mellisa,
    Thank you for coming over for a visit. You are most welcome to come by any time. I have been over at your place before. Dear Vee invited us all to have a look at the drive bys. Such a fun idea. I think I picked up on the fact that you were in Portland…not to far from me, but a whole different climate. I really enjoyed my visit. I will be back.

  13. You too sweeties….have a wonderful weekend for Father’s day!!!!


  14. Hope you and the dads have a great weekend!

  15. Happy Father’s day to your hubby and all the dads! We celebrate it on the first Sunday of September (not quite sure why we do that???)
    Love the picture, yes where is the BBQ sauce on their frocks?!

  16. i have the best picture …somewhere…of my dad and his parents and siblings at their outdoor bbq that looks just like this!
    it’s black and white and so classic.
    my sister and i laughed that the lady in the chair kind of even looks like our grandma.

    happy weekend.

  17. GREAT PHOTO! BBQ area sure have changed! HAve a great weekend!

  18. Congrats on the Washington Pos t!!!! Great job girl!

  19. Hey there!
    Just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work! :)

  20. Looks like outdoor kitchens have been the rage for a while. Also, if you thought turning off the comment box wouldn’t let me congratulate you, too bad, so sad….. CONGRATS to you!

  21. Hope you enjoyed yours!

  22. Oh, I must have my Hubby dress like this for our next BBQ!
    He would kill me, it’s only 101′ here today!

  23. Sweet Cottage Dreams says

    Hi sweetie! Hope your day was filled with fun and laughter with those you love!!


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