Summer Front Porch 2013….


   It’s my first official front porch pics with my new camera! I’m slowly getting it.

Our front porch is one of our favorite places to be….we eat on it, have quiet times on it, great conversations, problem solve, visit, listen to the birds, contemplate….I’ve said it before: it’s our Therapy Room. =)

Summer Front Porch 2013

I love to see the flag blowing in the summer breeze…..

Flag on Front Porch

Front Porch Ideas

I saw this fun sign last week and replicated it on our chalkboard for the front porch. Here are some fun chalkboard ideas I’ve found lately…..

Front Porch

We keep fun books by the porch swing…usually short ones or lovely ones that are fun to look through while swinging on the swing.

Front porch reading

A vintage chopstick holder from China always holds fresh flowers……

Chinese Chopstick Holder

We eat out here every chance we can. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals to enjoy here.

Front porch dining

Summer is here and I am soooooo glad! #pleasedontletitgobytoofast

Cottage Front Porch

We’re off to college orientation today……already beginning the next chapter. Stop the world.




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  1. So quaint and homey. Thank you for the nice pictures.

  2. so lovely!

  3. I do the same on my back patio…but I think now I need a chalkboard!

    • Oh, yes… definitely need a chalkboard! =) They are so fun…we do all kinds of things with ours. Hope you have a great day!

  4. I love your front porch, and I love your front door. It’s all so inviting. laurie

  5. Your front porch is just enchanting and I featured it today on my Friday Finds.

  6. Daune, I’d want to enjoy all my meals out on your lovely porch!! So fun, and so much delightful eye candy too!!
    Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday Party!
    Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  7. Your front porch is beautiful and so inviting… so many details. Pinning this for when I decide to decorate mine! :)

  8. Love your front porch. It looks so very welcoming! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  9. I can certainly see why you found your home on the pages of a magazine. Wow…what a wonderful porch. It has layers of goodness all over the place. I just love it!

  10. I love hat driftwood garland! Such a great space!

  11. Where did you find those TALL plant holders???? I love them and could use one too! LOVE your porch, the cchalkboard is a great idea. XO, pinky

    • Pinky~

      We love to go to store fixture sales…and many years ago a Belk Dept. store was selling lots of their display fixtures. These two metal ‘holders’ had hideous paper mache things in them. We just through those away and purchased clay pots to sit down in them….and have used them that way ever since. =) Keep your eye out for fixture sales…there are usually lots of items like this available. Also…you could show an ironsmith the picture and he/she could easily make you one. Have a great night!

  12. stefanie says:

    oh!!!! gorgeous!

  13. What a beautiful porch! LOVE all of the beautiful ideas! Life to the full! Melissa

  14. Thank you so much for linking up your lovely porch to last week’s project inspire{d} ~ you were my feature this week! {pinned}

    Have a lovely week, Mary Beth

  15. My Goodness this porch is GORGEOUS and your photos / staging look like a Pottery Barn catalog! Great job! Pinning this one for sure. :)

  16. Iris Brown says:

    Oh my goodness! Your porch is luring me in with whisperings of scones & tea. Thank you for sharing these pictures!!! Its so inspiring. Absolutely enchanting!

  17. I love your front porch .. Seems like a wonderful place to just chill and relax.. Thanks for inspiring me to more with mine

  18. Hi, I live on an island off the West Coast of Canada and have been searching for ideas how to make my front entry and wraparound porch ‘pop’. I fell in love with your Summer Porch and am incorporating most of the ideas (with credit given to you whenever I’m sharing with friends). I start every morning looking at your summer porch just to ground myself, the rustic natural ambiance is exactly what I want!

    • Pat…you’ve made my day! =) Thank you! Our porch is our favorite room of our cottage…..we are on it every chance we get. I’m sure yours is coming together nicely….enjoy!

  19. I love your porch! I’ve been staring at it for at least five minutes and still keep finding something I missed the first time! What is the garland at the top of the door? The entire thing is breathtaking. I wish I lived there.

    • Michele~ Thank you so much! You’ve made my day! =) The garland above the front door is made from stringing driftwood and seashells together. Hope you are having a great week…..

  20. Your front porch is gorgeous! I just included it in my summer porch roundup :)

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  21. It’s all quite beautiful!!

  22. I love the pics.. what kind of camera are you using.. i saw you mentioned you have a new camera.. I’m looking to get one


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