Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summertime on the porch...

Well, at our house it's the carporch- carport in the colder months and a porch in the warmer ones. It's a great little shady outdoor space that I love to play with. Of course I realized this week that I rearrange it more than I sit out there. I am working on that. Please forgive the dark pictures but I think you will get the feel of it anyway.


And lastly...the new plant stand. Well, new to me. It's definitely on my to-do list for a coat of paint. It was $3 at a church yardsale a couple of weeks ago. The pieces the pots are sitting on swivel around the center post. It's a lot of fun.


Care to come over and make me sit down- or would you have more fun moving things around with me?

20 comments:

traci said...

i love your carporch!!! it is so sweet and inviting. if i came over you would sit down. we would talk for hours.

Suzanne said...

Oh.....porch sitting!!! It's such a wonderful southern tradition. There's not much porch sitting around here. I don't know why that is. I love all your porch stuff. I want to sit on your porch and eat some pie!

- Suzanne

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

SSG is VERY good at sitting around--just ask Predo.

Dude, I had settled on green for my table UNTIL I SAW YOUR RED ONE! That's it, I'm going to have to get two tables ; )

Dawn said...

What a great use of space ~ you'll be seeing carporches all over now!I love your little red bistro set. I'll come help you rearrange and paint, then we can sit!
Dawn

Living on the Spit said...

You know I am a huge fan of the car porch...we would sit for a spell and then start moving stuff around...and decorating...and planting...and picking...and sippin' on some lemonade...of course while the guys go fishin'.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

We sit on our front porch a bit almost every day. BUT, I still need to get more chairs out there and a table too. Love your little sit area.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a fabulous place to hang out!! With that view, who would ever want to leave?

Fabulous!

Becky
xo

Linda said...

Love the idea of car port in winter and car porch in summer.

Nina Diane said...

I love porch sitting!!!

Small House said...

Wonderful! I'm bringing the lemonade and crushed ice!!!!
Have a great day.
Sandra

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm with Sandra...I'll bring some treats that we can enjoy on your porch!! Looks so peaceful.
Love your little magzine table!
Deb :)

Brenda said...

Love the little red table set! You knew I would! Car port or porch. What difference does it make as long as it has a roof? I'd be out there rearranging myself. Can't stop here anyway!
Brenda

Big Hair Envy said...

I'm diggin' your carporch!!! Shall I bring a pitcher of tea with me when I come over to sit a spell?? :)

mollyandmarshal said...

I love it! And I love that you call it a carporch, so clever! It looks like the perfect place to read a book and drink lemonade on a nice Summer afternoon.

the wild raspberry said...

now if it were 20 degrees cooler...

deb said...

what a great spot to relax! love it!

Dave said...

What a great idea! We'd love to share your pics and ideas on our web site (a web site dedicated to porches). We are always looking for ideas and ways people use their porch space! When I was growing up my father made screen doors that fit across the garage door opening and converted part of the garage into a screen porch area complete with lounge chairs, outdoor rug, etc. Let us know if you would allow us to show your ideas.

beck said...

I love your porch and the green, green grass too! It looks so idyllic, I would love to come over and sip something delicious on your porch & have a chat x

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

I love porches anyway and yours looks so inviting . Why don't you just take a cuppa of your favorite drink and a good book or sewing and set a spell on that shady nice rocker I see.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH my gosh! Maybe I need a rug on my FRONT porch..I love it. I have been working on mine...and am never competely satisfied...perhaps a rug would help...but picking one out that is flat and safe is the question. I really love the touches of red!!