01 June, 2009

Porch Party

Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses is hosting a porch party. I have so excited about this event. I really need ideas for my back porch. We love our porch, but it needs a lot of work. I think I will save my photos as the before.

Some of the projects on our to-do list is to upgrade to white vinyl porch railings and paint the porch floor.

This folding chair was just purchased at GW for $15.

Here is my thrift store birdcage I shared with you when I first got it.

I think this was meant to be a hanging candle holder. It's Princess House. We got it for a wedding gift. I got so tired of the wind blowing over my vase on the table, I thought I would put my flowers in here. No more spilled or broken vases.

My husband's pride and joy.

I hate the amber votives, but they will do until I find 6 of the same in clear. When I first got this, I put tapers in. The first time I lit them, they dripped down all over the table. Uck.

I am on the hunt for a charming little stand for the lamp. Until I find the right thing, thrifting or yard saleing, the little TV tray will have to do.

I got the idea from all you bloggers to use real indoor furniture outside. This is a cheap piece, I don't care if it gets ruined by the rain. It holds bird seed, and other garden stuff. See Caesar looking. Down off the porch is our hammock and swing.

My hosta bed alongside the porch.

Gate to the backyard. Come back again.


ann said...

YOUR PORCH IS PRECIOUS.I want ours finished so badly.it only has a floor.no top or sides.soon,maybe soon.yours is lovely.i adore what you have done to it...ann

Domestic Designer said...

Your porch is just lovely! My husband would love to have that grill. Have a great week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your porch is a great haven to relax on. We also have a husbands pride and joy on our deck...it gets a lot of use during the summer.

Becky K. said...

Ooooh I love the chest you have out there. Storage and cuteness.

We grill a LOT over the summer and Fall monthes. Warren's Mom bought us a nice grill. What a blessing.
It is so nice to keep the kitchen clean and still have a great dinner.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your porch may be unfinished, but it's LOVELY! And it's such a blessing to have an outdoor space like this -- a place to cook, to eat, to read, to gather with friends and family -- and yours surely can do all those things just as it is!

I look forward to seeing the completed porch, but meanwhile -- I like what you already have!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Karen, everything is lovely.

Chiki Cottage said...

So many nice details. Thank you for inviting me to your porch party! I enjoyed this visit very much. Enjoy your space as it is beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I loved visiting your porch! I like your candleier and your neat bird cage and flower arrangement. I also like the fact that you found that great piece to use outside. Love the chair you thrifted and the hammock and the yard! Looks like a fun place to sit and dream, particularly with that cute little fur baby in your lap!


Sheila :-)

Celestina Marie said...

Your porch is delightful. I love the furniture piece you have for bird seed etc. Wonderful touch. Your hanging candle holder is beautiful. I can imagine your grill is your dh's pride and joy!!
Thank you for a great party.
Have a great week.
Happy Porch Party.
Celestina Marie

Anonymous said...

I love your porch, in fact you have given me some ideas for mine.


the wild raspberry said...

i love your little arts and crafts lantern....would go perfect on my porch ;)
have a wonderful day!

bj said...

O, I love your porch..the white railing and painted floor will really spiff it up, too.
Just give that indoor chest a coat of poly and it won't get ruined outside. It is so nice for the storage.
Thanks for the tour of your cute space...

Marina Capano said...

Your porch is just lovely!fantastic things and super original!

visit me anytime!
Marina from far from fall!


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, your porch is truly lovely. So soothing and just plain pretty!!


Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Thanks for joining in the party. Your porch looks very relaxing and I like all the interesting pieces you've used. I had a great time!
Hugs, Rhondi

Southern Lady said...

Karen, I love your porch. It looks very cozy and welcoming ... and I love the AMBER candle holders in the chandelier!

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by Southern Lagniappe, and for the kind words you left for me.



Our Back Porch said...

What a sweet porch. Thanks for sharing. Hope you can some by and sit a spell on my porch.

Back Porch Blessings,

JD said...

I love porches, so I knew I would enjoy looking at your post. I would love to sit on your porch with you. I have a small deck and I keep hinting to my DH for a roof over the deck. Don't think it will happen though...Enjoy your porch!

Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

I think your porch is lovely! I know how it is though when it doesn't feel just right yet. How about repurposing some of those things that you don't like with paint?

Your garden is beautiful and my husband would kill for that BBQ... okay maybe not kill, but you know what I mean right?? LOL


Ashley ~ said...

I think your patio looks very comfy and inviting, and when I saw the swing and hammock in the yard, I was sold*!!! Love it*! _Ashley

Jojo said...

I love when people showcase their GW and thrift finds! Your grill is awesome and I bet you enjoy some great dinners on the porch!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I have so enjoyed getting to meet so many nice bloggers.

Elyse said...

a very sweet porch!



Anonymous said...

Your porch is just perfect - and so neat and well organized! We also love to go RVing...have a 32 foot TT and hope to go to a 5th wheel someday. I have even seen RV's with little porches -
Thank you for visiting my own front porch. Come back anytime!

Beverly said...

Karen, thank you so much for inviting me to visit your porch. You are on the right track, and just remember that it all takes time.

I spotted your hammock right away - and I could use a cool nap.

Linda said...

Very pretty!!

My first visit to your blog and it's a lovely place for sure. Hope you're having a blessed week,


Poppedijne said...

Loved to have visited your porch. It looks very cosy and peaceful to sit.Come and visit my garden party.

Stephanie said...

Your porch is great just the way it is!! I imagine we will all be making changes after the marvelous porches I have seen at Rhondies!!

I enjoyed your Porch Party!