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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lazy Summer Days on the Front Porch

We have been sitting on the front porch sipping sweet tea today.     Our front porch faces the north so it is in the shade most of the there are a lot of trees in the front yard.   We live on a very busy street and it is fun to sit on the porch and watch the traffic go by.  

The focal point of the porch is the faux fireplace that H built last year from a dresser top he bought at the auction.

I have a mirror in the fireplace opening that reflects the coffee table in front of it.    My roses are about to go "on break"  for a few weeks ,  so I put petals from some fading roses on a pretty plate and covered it with a chicken wire cloche.  Simple centerpiece....

I have two vintage metal gliders on the porch....

I covered the glider in the above photo with a yard sale comforter....

The other glider is at the far right of the photo....

I have the seat on it covered with a home made "sheet pad" and a two coordinating pillows.

We have a wrought iron table sandwiched between the two white gliders and two wicker settee's.   You can see our little guest trailer from the front porch.

I went out and  cut the last of the roses for a few weeks and made a pretty bouquet for the coffee table in front of the wicker settee's..

Did you notice that I took the centerpiece from the table and put it on the coffee table.....I can't fool ya'll can!


  1. So beautiful. What a lovely place to spend an afternoon.

  2. Bonjour,

    Un endroit si romantique que votre univers...

    Gros bisous ♡

  3. Hi Penny
    I just adore your front porch. Love the vintage gliders and the roses are so pretty. We haven't had ours even bloom yet, any day now though. Your front porch is very large, I love. You have room for all your pretties
    have a great day

  4. You have such a romantic place to relax and share and laugh.

  5. So pretty! If I had that porch I would probably sleep out there! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Your front porch looks stunning! I 'd like to relax in your romantic space

  7. Nope..I didn't notice..well, I noticed but just supposed you had two of the same. Cozy...the perfect word to describe your decorating..and I love it to pieces, Penny. I would love to have glider..but I've run out of room. I think I would toss something if I were to run across one. :) AND MAKE ROOM! :)

  8. What a perfect place to spend time, read a book or visit with a friend. I love it!

  9. If I had this lovely space, I would never leave home. So beautiful!

  10. I would imagine that to be a favorite place for you and your family and friends. Love all the little touches of roses and classy linens. I think your ideas are just beautiful!

  11. Penny,
    I so envy all your large outdoor spaces where you can sit...... So pretty!! Love the vintage gliders...


  12. Your porch is magical--each detail is gorgeous!

  13. What a cozy front porch! I wouldn't get anything done ever! lol.

  14. What a wonderful looking front porch you have. Thanks for linking up on #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you again next weekend.

  15. Your porch is absolutely breath taking!!! I am swooning over E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!!! Your taste is impeccable!!!

  16. Your porch is gorgeous, and it looks like the perfect place to relax. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  17. Hi Penny,
    I love your blog and your posts on Romantic Homes Magazine's Facebook page!
    I want to hang some things on the front of my house but my husband says no screws or nails in the vinyl siding. Do you have any ideas as to what else will work? Thank you in advance, your style is so inspiring! ~Elaine W

  18. Such a sweet space to relax and enjoy the breeze. How do you keep it all so clean? My screened porch gets so dusty and full of pollen.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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