Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Porch

Hi~~

It seems like forever since I have posted. Well, to be exact it was Mother's Day. The past few weeks have been so...busy here. With school events, sports events and  trying to get things wrapped up as the end of the school year quickly approaches ( June 5th) I have been totally consumed. I have to admit that I will be so happy when school is over...no more homework (Yeah), no more making the same lunches and we can throw away the over used lunch boxes and backpacks:)) If you have kids in school or did, you know what I am talking about.  But, the absolute BEST PART.....we can sleep in:))) 
So, one thing I have always wanted in a house is a real front porch. Well, I love our home, but our  porch is nothing to speak of. It is certainly not big ( I would love to have one 10 times the size)..Dreaming, but it isn't ultra small. I have always thought about putting a chair on it, but hesitated because I thought it would take up too much space. Well, I tried it out. Here's what I ended up with:

The chair used to be in my daughter's room, but when she did her big redo she took it out. The stool was found at a garage sale.Love it and it is perfect to prop my feet on.
I think the chair fits perfectly. And it is sort of tucked away so I can see all the comings and goings on my street, but no one really sees me:)) 
And of course, I couldn't resist having some flowers from the garden in the picture too.
I always love to have something on my front door. I found this hanging basket and spruced it up with some "Springy" flowers. I think it looks nice with the chair and I like these flowers because although they are fake, I think they look pretty nice. In my opinion fake flowers can go Very wrong. Do you know what I mean??

But , in true blogger fashion, the porch didn't stay exactly this way for too long... Here are some of the changes and a full view of the porch.
I added a couple more pillows..of course I did, I can NEVER just have one.
I changed the front door arrangement. I used another basket that I had. The other one was a dark brown and blended too much into the door. At least that's how I felt. I think this one has a better feel with the whole porch.
Here's a full view. I think he chair makes the porch look much more inviting.
I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Weekend relaxing with family and friends

xo~
Cheryl

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22 comments:

  1. Your porch looks so cute, Cheryl! I think chair was the perfect addition. And I sure love that little stool. What a good find that was! The topiaries with the gingham ribbons are pretty darn cute too. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  2. Looks really pretty Cheryl! Love the chair and all your lovely plants. Looks very inviting!

    XO

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  3. Your porch looks so great, Love it. The chair looks almost like one I have.

    Have a nice sunday

    Hugs from here

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  4. Hi Cheryl...your front porch looks very inviting and welcoming. I love the wicker chair and basket of flowers at the door. Your flowers are gorgeous and that darling blue bench is perfect! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

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  5. Oh! I could cozy up there! Looks comfy and nestled in amongst your flowers and shrubs. What a perfect environment to sip some ice tea and watch the world go by...

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  6. Your front entrance is so charming and just says "Welcome"!

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  7. It looks so lovely Cheryl!!! I love that little blue stool!!
    I have so missed hearing from you and reading your posts, but I know how busy it gets! My son doesn't finish school until June 21st and I can't wait either!
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  8. This all looks totally charming and so welcoming. It is such a nice porch and the chair is perfect. Super!

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  9. Very pretty and inviting! I love everything but adore your planters that flank the door. Are those toparies with ivy? That would look perfect for mine. If you were closer, I'd bring you over to do mine!

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  10. Cheryl, I LOVE your front porch. It is so comfy and welcoming with the chair you added. Plenty of room! Your whole front entryway is lovely and charming, especially the brick walkway leading up to the front door. Such a delightful place to sit.
    Mary Alice

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  11. it looks great Cheryl. I would love to read a book out there. Have a good one,
    xo

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  12. So cute. I've been looking for a chair to dress up my front porch. I pinned your photo to add to my inspiration board.

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  13. Your porch looks beautiful--I love it!

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  14. You have inspired me to do something to my little nook.

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  15. Cheryl,
    Your porch looks so pretty and inviting.The perfect spot for drinking lemonade and admiring your beautiful flowers.
    (((((Hugs)))))
    Anne

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  16. I totally agree with you, Cheryl! That sweet wicker chair adds a very cozy and welcoming feel to your porch! I'm swooning over your charming brick walk, too. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Your porch is so welcoming that I decided to say. Therefore; I am your newest follower. I love the wicker chair and the lovely soft cushions . . . I wish that I could do that out front. If I did my neighbor's cats would make my front porch their night time bed. My back porch is screened in, so that's where my soft and cozy furniture is. Not just your lovely chair, but the floral arrangement on the door . . . simply delightful. Please accept my warm invitation to visit and hopefully to follow me, too.
    Connie :)

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    1. Thank you Connie for your sweet note;)
      Cheryl

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  18. What an adorable porch! The white wicker chair is perfect, and I also love your ivy topiary. Oh, and the white basket of faux flowers on your door is gorgeous! What an inviting spot you've created!

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  19. No house is really a home without a porch...or at least that is what I have convinced myself to think! Yours is so pretty and inviting! And I loooove that basket on the door, too! ;o)

    Happy Tuesday to you!

    Mary

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  20. And why in the world were you not on my sidebar?? Lol! You are there now! ;o)

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  21. Your porch is so pretty and inviting. I love white wicker chairs. I have one in my back yard since I don't have a porch. I wish I did.

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Thanks for visiting me today. I love getting your comments.
May you have a happy day:) Cheryl