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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Grillin & Chillin on the Porch

H loves to grill & chill on the front porch when we entertain friends and family.    Don't ask me why,  but for some reason we've never had a spot on the porch for him to grill.....he just drags out the grill and cooks on the driveway!    

I thought it was about time he had a permanent place for his outdoor kitchen of!

I decided to make his kitchen in the far end of the porch where out chaise lounges were.    I moved them to a new home that I will share with you guys later.

I created his new grilling area with stuff I already had on hand.      

.    I hung a framed prayer for our country above the grill......

I filled a vintage ice cream freezer with red geraniums and attached a cute BBQ sign on the front of it.....

I wanted some kind of a buffet near the grill for H to serve food on......

I have the buffet decorated in a Patriotic theme right now,   but I can easily remove it when H needs the space to serve food on

I don't see us being out of quarantine anytime soon,    maybe we can entertain a small group around Memorial Day......

You've seen H's new buffet many times on the short wall next to the front door.  It found a new home in his outdoor kitchen.    H gave it a mini makeover by adding some galvanized metal to it.   His spare propane tank fits perfect behind the metal in the little area between the bottom drawers.

The summer front porch is really coming together......

Next on my list is the big table......I plan to make a pretty Patriotic centerpiece for it! 

 Be back soon to share more progress on the front porch!



  1. What a fabulous and useful area!

  2. I love your front porch! That is something I have always wanted and hope my dreams will come true someday! You have it fixed up so nice and it's a welcome, cozy space!

  3. What a beautiful way to feature such a nice useful area!

  4. There are so many things I love about your porch but I think the boots have to be my fave - what a fabulous idea!

  5. Your front porch is charming. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  6. That worked out really great, Penny. You did a nice job pulling it all together. I think it is great that you actually use your porch. xo Diana

  7. I always, always know I will be so inspired that I want to fly when I see your beautiful touches! I love every single thing about this! I love how you pull all your ideas together to create such joy and beauty... ever changing it up to make it new! Love that US prayer piece, and couldn't agree more. Hugs (with social distancing) from Missouri! -- Gayla

  8. Penny, you are so clever! What a good idea to create a grilling space using things you had on hand. Now you have a functional spot that also looks good, and you didn't have to spend lots of money on it!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

  9. What a lovely setting, whoever comes for a visit is lucky, indeed! You really have a knack for creating a welcoming space. I can smell the hamburgers and wish I lived nearby.

  10. I love your new grilling space, Penny, especially the wooden crates flanking the grill. It all has such lovely rustic charm. I am swooning over that extra long outdoor table with the white painted chairs - how inviting is that!

  11. What a wonderful space, Penny! It's so welcoming, and I just love those red geraniums! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Take care and stay well.

  12. This is such a fabulous space! Everything is so pretty!

  13. Thanks for sharing your creative outdoor space at Vintage Charm!


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