Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Porch & Patio Party

Grits & Glamour is having a Porch and Patio Party today! I finally got my front porch cleaned off this morning (it just started raining again while I was taking photos). This is the view of our front porch from the street. Please excuse the tall grass, it has been raining here for 2 weeks! I got a few plants out in between rain but nothing major has been accomplished. We started painting the trim work a dark green and have painted the larger portions a golden color. You can't see it very well, but we added an Uppercase Living http://expressyourself.uppercaseliving.net "Welcome" above the house number on the porch.
We put a small pond in front of the porch for Father's Day last year. It has a fountain and a pot with a waterfall. It also provides sushi for the local cat and racoon population.....no more $12 pretend koi for us! The window baskets on the ironwork will get filled with moss rose as soon as I can located new coconut liners for them.

This is the new "wicker" love seat and end table we purchased for Mother's and Father's day this year. We have a cushion but since it is raining, we haven't brought it out. I have a small bakers rack that I fill with bird houses and plants. The blue bird house on it was made by my grandfather when I was a kid. I'm still thinking about what to put on the table. Since there is no cover on the porch it makes choices limited.

Here is a side view of the child size chairs our son uses. I will probably put some of my collection of old garden cans out here in a few days.

This is a poor old chair by the front door that I put a basket of flowers in. Hopefully once it stops raining, my flowers will take off and cover the basket. Please excuse the spot at the base of the entry way, we are in the process of replacing some rotted wood.


Jess said...

Your porch looks adorable!!
Like it came out of a Magazine!!
I wanted to participate till I saw your pictures! My front porch looks like poo right now!
Our yard is just as bad...I'm afraid I'm going to get a notice from the city!! Yikes!!

Stacey said...

It looks very welcoming! You will love having a pond. We sure do.

KBeau said...

Oh, your stone house it just so cute, and I love your porch. Thanks for stopping by.

~CC Catherine said...

Julie! I love the style of your home...and also the wicker loveseat! Stop by for my blog giveaway! The deadline for the closing is May 10, midnight, PDT. I'll be posting winners on Monday. More than one chance to enter! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cup"

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Julie,
Your porch is so pretty andd peaceful. I really like your little pond in the front.
Your lawn is gorgeous as well.
~Melissa :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Julie! What a great porch area. I love the new wicker furniture too. I bet you will get alot of enjoyment out of it!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Your home looks out of a page of Hansel and Gretel! Love the style and porch! Sounds like you're having the weather we did a week ago! Brighter days are ahead!

Shannon said...

I love your porch! It is absolutely adorable. Your house is so pretty too!

SonyaAnn said...

I love your house and I'm so sorry about your uncle. I'm glad that I found you.

Angie said...

Totally cute porch! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I added you to my google reader!