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Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Porch!


Hi Sweethearts! Just wanted to share some of the pic's of my newly painted front porch.
Would love for you to join me here for a cool glass of lemonade.
Oh the laughs we could have sitting here! What happens on Grandma Yellow Hair's Porch stays there. lol
Sorry could not resist.


I have decided to make two separate sitting areas on each end of the porch. The above photo is the far end where my porch swing hangs. I turned my pink rockers facing the swing. In between the rockers and swing I have a little table and chairs. 


I need to paint the chairs and tables a different color and replace the black check oil cloth that I covered these chairs with a long time ago.



On the other end I have a couple of wicker chairs with a table in between them. Of course MaMa Kitty would not move off the table so I could get this picture. I put my rose vintage table cloth on the table but it is too big. Should I wait for Warrenton to find me another one or does this give me excuse to shop.

It's a long country porch so I thought I could get by with two sitting areas. Not sure if I will leave the rockers sitting out in the middle like this or not. Right now I like them but time will tell.

Do you like the bright colored flowered rug? Of course it is a Wal Mart special since that's about all there is around here to shop. It's an outdoor rug but have had it in my back bedroom for a while now. lol  As you can see in this pic it was still raining when I took these pictures so my porch floor does not look that great in this picture.



My landlady came today and loved the new look. I was hoping she would not mind me painting over the green porch she had picked out. I was just tired of the green and it was peeling so bad in a lot of spots.

We did not visit as long as I had hoped because she decided I needed a new tractor so off we go tractor hunting. OMGosh the prices were so high. Glad it is not me having to pay for one of these beauties. Not sure which one she will decide on.  Hopefully in the next couple of days I will have one delivered out here.

As far as the pink house she left it up to me to take care of it. Whatever I want to do is fine with her. So I guess I have to get busy and make up my mind. She is wanting the bed and breakfast but I don't think they realize how much more work that will be for me to deal with. Plus furnishing it and making it look cozy is another challenge.

Sorry these pic's are not as good as I wanted but I was anxious to show the new look to you. As you can see I played on the ipiccy site again making collages. It is a fun spot to play with your photo's.

Sending you lot's of sweet wishes for the best weekend. Be gentle on yourself and take care.

Love to all
Maggie


49 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your porch looks great, Maggie! It looks like a cool place to sit and sip something cold and sweet. I think the tablecloth looks fine as is, but if you are looking for a different look, you could cut it shorter and then add a little ruffle using the cut piece. Then it would cost you nothing!

Maybe you should try your shop idea first for the little pink house and see how that goes.

PoetessWug said...

Maggie, the porch is just beautiful!! I love the home-i-ness of it. :-) It reminds me of my grandmother's old farm house porch. She had a wrap-around porch that she put a sitting area on one end of, and had a swing and table..for sweet tea to sit...on the other end. Ahhhh the memories. :-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh my goodness Maggie Mae, what a welcoming front porch. it looks so cool and inviting.

smartcat said...

Lovely porch. I like having the two seating area; it's all very inviting.

As for the B&B....would your landlady go for your having some help with this? Does she realize what a huge project it is? I don't know about your area, but here you have to have a license to do business and other stuff.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh my gracious! What a delightful porch you have! Just delightful. How could the owner not love your way of decorating?

And the pics are purrrrrfect, even if you said it had been raining.

Gentle hugs...

"The implements of the little feast had been disposed upon
the lawn of an old English country-house, in what I should
call the perfect middle of a splendid summer afternoon."

~Henry James, "The Portrait of a Lady"

Marla and Steve said...

LOVE what you did with your porch. Gorgeous and so welcoming.

Rug looks fabulous. Ive been wanting to do the same thing, put a rug outside but our porch is skinny. Maybe a runner?

Dieneke said...

Maggie you have a dream-porch.
I like the pastels (the chairs) and all the other decorations.

Julia said...

I had to come over for a real quick visit Maggie. Your porch looks so cosy and inviting. The only thing missing is the before and after pictures.

I just wanted you to know that I'm praying daily for your son Clint and brother Gary. I hope that you like your new tractor.

Hugs. JB

Bobby said...

Nice porch.
A cat that knows its' place.
And know a tractor.
Life is good.

Take care
Bobby

Carolyn said...

A very inviting porch, to say the least.

Paula said...

Your country porch looks so inviting.

yaya said...

Perfect seating arrangements Maggie! I love the look of it and the vintage tablecloths are great..I collect them and now I wish I had a wonderful covered porch to use them. My deck is really long but totally uncovered...dang! I love the idea of a B&B. You have the personality to do it but the stamina might prove to be overwhelming. I've often thought that I would enjoy having a B&B...after a few weekends of hosting family gatherings, I'm not so sure anymore!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love the rug!!! Your porch is so pretty and so inviting. It is what I would invision if I had my dream come true and lived in a farm house. When can I come for a visit?

Sue said...

Cute, cozy and inviting!

=)

Sybil said...

Oh Maggie,,,how I wish wish wish that I could sit awhile with you on that gorgeous balcony..I would have the wicker chair please I love wicker chairs they are si comfortable. Your colour scheme is so relaxing..
Well as I can't visit I will just have to dream...and that is something I am good at LOL
Much Love Sybil x

Olga said...

I adore the looks of that porch. It could be on the cover of a magazine. Very colorful and still so cozy. I would love to sit there and rock and sip lemonade.

Sharon said...

I would be happy to join you on that beautiful new porch.
I love the way you made 2 areas that was a neat idea.
I love the cat on the table also.
Hugs

momto8blog said...

oh how lovely!! so welcoming and inviting....a glass of lemonade just seems to fit..lucky you...enjoy!!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
and happy summer!

Darlene said...

Oh my, that porch is big! I really do like the way it turned out and it all looks so cozy. I wish I COULD join you for a lemonade. It would be so much fun to meet you in person.

By the way, I like your table cloth. Don't you know that is the fashion, to have it pool on the floor.

I can't imagine your landlady expecting you to run a bed and breakfast with all the other things you do around there. Please don't tell me you are going to try that. It is good though, that she is getting you a new tractor.

Debby said...

What a beautiful porch. It is just lovely. The rug is perfect. Glad you are getting a new tractor.
You need another sweet renter like your friend.
I'd be glad o run over and have some tea with you and help you decided what to do.
(((((HUGS)))))

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

Your new porch is wonderful, so inviting and yes, I would like to join you for a glass of lemonade.
Looks like the perfect place to spend the summer days.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

acorn hollow said...

that porch is so wonderful! I love the rug and the swing. I esp love your life like cat centerpiece ha ha ha.
I would love to come for lemonade we would have some laughs.
Cathy

Chatty Crone said...

I have always wanted to have a wrap around porch on my house. Your porch is just beautiful the way you have it decorated. sandie

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Maggie....you porch looks so pretty......you did a great job, my friend.

xo

Jo

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I wish I lived closer and I would enjoy sitting on your porch visiting with you. I would love to have a porch on my house, but wouldn't work. I am like some more if you do a bed and breakfast you would need some help. A shop you might be able to do by yourself once you got it set up. I enjoyed your previous post. Have a great day. Hugs from your Missouri Friend.

Whimsey Creations said...

What a lovely porch and I'd love to come and share a glass of lemonade. Your porch is really pretty. Now just hop into your car (or your tractor) and come on over to my house to help me with mine! LOL Hugs!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Have I told you, what a pretttttty blog look, you have? Well, if not, I am doing so now. :-)

I have so much fun with my blog look, that I am very conscious of everyone's blog look. Yours is lovely.

"We sat in the garden, I indolently reading...
We had the best display of flowers yet seen--
wall flowers in profusion, columbines, phlox, and...huge scarlet poppies."

~"The Diary of Virginia Woolf"

Kim said...

Maggie, I so envy that porch. It looks so cheerful and inviting. Oh, the stories and laughs we would have sitting out there with a little wine. (or a lot of wine)

romance-of-roses said...

Ooh, how I love your porch. The colors are awesome and I like the long tablecloth, think mama kitty agrees. I think the two sitting areas are wonderful, makes for two cozy conversation areas. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs...Lu

Gina said...

Your porch is beautiful! It looks like just the place to spend a Summer day.

Karen Whittal said...

If we live closer to one another we would so be bestest friends. Love your taste, love your sense of humour and just know you will make a great cup of tea.

Jennifer Gail said...

Well Hello :) I followed you back.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Maggie!!
I adore your porch and would just love to have a porch like that!! The colors are pure delight!!

So very pretty!!

I LOVE IT!!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us and thank you for your visits!!

Hugs,
Deb

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Maggie, only YOU could get excited about a new tractor!! LOL LOVE the new look to your porch! Those pink rockers and that adorable swing are just callin' out my name! You did great! Now if you go shopping for a hunky new man to mow for you, you'll always have something new to add to my yearly wedding blog party!!!

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie

Theanne said...

fantastically cozy porch...love the pink rockers!

Jennifer Richardson said...

swooning:)
yes, i'll take that glass
of lemonade
and share the porch
on a summer's night
and watch the stars come out
with you
anytime:)
thanks for sharing
the beauty of your life,
Jen

jack69 said...

Love a front porch, YOurs is especially nice from the pics. There seems to be nothing better than a visit on the porch whether sitting, rocking or swinging. Thanks for stoppin gbu the Shipslog.

gpc said...

What a great place to sit, love it! I love the rocking area, too; a place for all times of day!

NitWit1 said...

I take the lemonade anytime at any affair with Splenda maybe. And I'll sit with MA MA Kitty. If my Dog has her how lift chair, your kitty can surely have her on table.

Actully Luckie, a rescue dog, unselfishly picked the only lift chair four in the house that was non-functioning. She never gets in the others. But she does claim a spot on the bed. I can't believe she is going on 14 and has been as much a joy as all our fine bred German Shepherds.

We love her dearly and hate when we have to board her, but the kennel girls at her vet love her too, so that helps our guilt a little.

blushing rose said...

I see you set the table with cherries for Sherry-sis ... she'll be right over. It looks so welcoming ... I remember driving up to that darling little porch with you standing there to greet us. Sigh!

I think you'd do better with an antique gift shop,Maggie ... you are so close to Round Top, all you need is a sign out front with the highway traffic to see ... you'd be set.

Yay! A new tractor ... you'll be sitting high & fancy ... is it PINK? I wonder about Barbara ... does she ever think first? Chuckle.

Harold is in California, went to Reagan Library yesterday & he is overwhelmed ... today visiting Tanza.

I need to get you out here with Sherry & Tanza ... we'd never get any sleep!

TTFN ~
Miss you ~
Hugs & love, Maggie!
Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Maggie Sweetie...
Oh be still my little heart, just let me climb up in one of those pink rockers, give me my cherry tea glass and sweetie we will chatting for hours and hours. Laughter and love all around. And did you say rain? OMG, I love sitting out on the porch just listening to the pitter patter of the rain falling. I am afraid you wouldn't be able to get rid of me. LOL...

Oh sweetie, I love the porch and the rug is just perfect out there. LOVE my Wal-Mart. They really do have some wonderful bargains.

It is almost 7pm here in Phoenix and we are still sitting at 106 degrees. Hot, HOT and HOT. That is all that we have had for weeks and weeks now. They keep saying that the monsoon is coming in the next couple of days. Last year all we got was dust, we shall see.

Have a beautiful week dear friend. I am working, working and working. Putting in long hours at work. Weekends included, to get a project done. Exhausted and hope to get finished this week. Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Garden of Egan said...

Such an inviting porch. I can imagine sitting there listening to the crickets and having a great gossip session with you.

June said...

Okay, that does it Maggie! I'm hopping the next train and coming over for that glass of lemonade : )
This is just beautiful! I love your porch and have always been a teensy weensy bit jealous of it. Now, I'm ALOT jealous of it.lol!

A bed and breakfast sounds like so much work, but what a beautiful setting for one.
I hope you get the tractor of your dreams.
hugs from here...

Evanir said...

Foi um prazer enorme conhecer seu blog.
Vi que tem duas belas cadeiras de vime sou apaixonada por vime.
Tenho algumas peças também não troco por nada .
tenho um sofa élindo.
Tenho umas peças maravilhos e adorei suas cadeiras.
Estou seguindo você com muito carinho .
Linda semana beijos.
Evanir..

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Maggie! I love your porch! In fact, I want to be there right now. We can't sit outside here -- way too hot! Your porch looks so inviting and the sound of rain so refreshing! I like the rug! A great pop of color. Enjoy! And have a great week. Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is the most beautiful rug I've ever seen! I never look around at Walmart...I have a list and stick to it! But now I'm going to put it on the list and see if they still have one! I love your pretty porch! I'm having a giveaway...stop by when you can!

Marydon said...

S'me again, sweetie. Send your readers over for ~

Come join our cause for Zoe, I deeply appreciate this.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Love ya!
Marydon

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