Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Welcoming Porch

The front porch.....
There is nothing nicer than a pretty front porch.
Growing up.... my mother always kept a beautifully decorated front porch.  White wicker furniture, vintage linens and fresh flowers that smelled so sweet.  
It was a wonderful time in my life.  I remember sitting on the porch..... after a long day.... drinking pink lemonade and my dad twirling us around in these funky swivel chairs until we laughed so hard we would cry.  A lot of wonderful memories were made there.
The front porch was a special place.  Well used and well loved. 
I remember when people would sit on the porch early in the morning with a cup of coffee and enjoy the morning paper, rest in the afternoon with a glass of sweet tea and gather again in the evening to share and tell stories about their day.  You could drive through town at any given time and wave at your neighbors sitting on their porches.  It was the best of times.
I have a lot of fun decorating my porches.  I have the big porch and a smaller porch with a side walkway.  I'm constantly changing and switching things out.  I freshened things up this morning.  I added a hand painted sign, an antique wrought iron plant stand I found at the flea market and some vintage linens.  And.....   finally got around to planting the window boxes.
Everything looks so "welcoming".

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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thel day said...

Beautiful, I love the lace trim on the chair back. It's the first time I see this. Very cute. Thelma xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your porch is so beautiful!

It is, indeed, welcoming!!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Elizabeth, I just loved this post! And you are so right many moons ago life in the summer did take place on our front porches. Your memories will always bring a sweet reminder of those simple and lovely days gone by.
Some changes in this world are just plain sad. And you did a lovely job on your porch! I would love to come and sit and have a cup of sweet tea together!
Hugs to you my dear friend! Roxy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I just found your blog from Coastal Charm and I have enjoyed looking through it. You have many great ideas! Jo

Alessandra said...

Your porch is so romantic and lovely. It's a such beautiful place. I love your decors. I liked to read about your sweet and special memories

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your porch is so romantic and charming, Elizabeth. I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,