Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~~~Our Summer Front Porch~~~

You all have seen the porch before. After all the Easter things were put away I decorated for Summer. This was done several weeks ago but I am just getting around to posting this:) I love to sit out here sometimes and listen to the fountain, when we are not out on the back deck listening to the waterfalls in the pond!
 3 LARGE windows above the porch.
 The driveway is not completed yet! The "crush and run" has to settle for awhile, then they will be back to do the blacktop! Can't wait!!!! Meantime, the impatiens are filling in.
 I got my copper pots as a gift from my son.
 This pagoda was, when I got it, was green ceramic. Last year we decided to paint it black. It was in the driveway drying and the mail person RAN OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, being the amazingly clever guy that he is, my hubby made a new base out of wood!  He also added the bamboo trim and we painted the gold accents to match the lanterns on the tables.
 These pillows came from CTS. They are Sunbrella fabric and were only $4.99 each!!!!!!! I love the print and the colors.
 I put the flash on so you could see better. It was dusk when I took these pictures....the other night before all this RAIN started:)
 These are the lanterns we were trying to match. They came from......Home Goods (of course)!!!!

 This fountain came from Target several years ago. Hubby made the box to surround it and we filled it with stones. It helps with splashing.
 It sounds so nice......
 This guy came from Winterthur MANY years ago! I love him!!!!

 I made this wreath a few years ago too. Wish you could all come over and sit with me and have a cold drink. It is a dreary, rainy day here today:( I am being kinda lazy today and not getting alot done;):) Thanks for stopping by. Click on any picture to enlarge. XO, Pinky


  1. Hi Pinky...

    My friend, your front porch is looking fabulous!!! Oooh...I love the three large upstairs windows that overlook the porch! Love, love, LOVE the pretty copper pots and the pagoda! So sorry to here that the mailman ran over it...but you would never know it. Your honey did a wonderful job rebuilding and repairing it! Pinky, you have a beautiful home and I'm loving your summer front porch! Thanks for sharing it with us today!

    Well my dear friend, it has been forever since we have visited! I do apologize...things have been busy at my place and fixing to get busier yet. So goes the spring and summer season! Take care and I'll talk with you later, Darlin'!

    Warmest wishes,

  2. Hi Pinky! Oh, your front porch is so lovely! Your house is so pretty and now you've made me want to see more of it. Love all of your pretties you've arranged on your wonderful porch.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. Hi pinky..... I love your front porch area, .....your home is so beautiful !

    Our daughter and her husband have adopted 4 children from china..... So we all love the Asian look....


  4. Your porch looks so welcoming. I'd love to sit and listen to the sounds of your fountain.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. You have such a nice approach and porch to your home! You always do a gret job on decorating! LOL on the mailman! Gees! Good thing you have a sense of humor!

  6. Hi Pinky! No wonder you are so exhausted...looking so good there. I love your front porch, the stone and pots are gorgeous!

  7. Pinky it looks wonderful!!! I love the frogs and your pillows!!! You have a crafty and helpful husband too, its so nice he could fix that pagoda for you.

  8. Dreary here today too, I posted a picture of the mountains socked in and getting more snow! Where oh where is our beautiful spring weather that we always have?
    Your porch makes me feel like it will come someday and I am sure it will. I am inspired to do a little repainting of a few things too. Have a wonderful day.

  9. Beautiful porch dear!
    Kisses and have a nice day.

  10. Morning girl...looks like a great place to just sit and relax..I love the sound of water...I have a fountain on the back porch but would sooo love a pond out in the yard...but the grands would think it was a special wading hole for them to play in! lol Your hubby did an amazing job on that piece after the mailman ran over it...(do you get stamps for free now! lol) Hope you are having a beautiful week sweetie....Picket

  11. Great front entry, Pinky. I love it, it is so welcoming....Christine

  12. Hi Pinky, I was so excited to have you stop by today and leave a comment. I do love your front porch area. Those copper pots are fabulous! Your son has good taste. I bet that bamboo water fall does sound neat.
    Hey, I think a single table setting serves as a tablescape, don't you? ;)


  13. Hi Pinky, Your front porch looks great! I wish I had a front porch like yours...Love the copper pot and your wreath is really pretty! Thanks for your nice comment on the door arrangement! Oh, and I meant to tell you that I stopped by the other day and loved the arrangement and birdcage you set on your server...very pretty! Yes, I will be having the party every week. I'm off to a slow start so far... Kristen

  14. Your home reminds me of a ski lodge or the lovely homes in the Ski Resort I ski at! Lovely!

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  15. Your front porch looks amazing! I love all the decorative touches, and I'm sure the fountain sounds so pretty as you come up to the door. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Your front porch is looking wonderful Pinky!

  17. Pinky,
    Is it time for TEA on your front porch??? Lovely and so inviting!

  18. The white plates I bought at a local place called Tai Pan and they don't have anything on them but a B and it says they are food and dishwasher safe and made in China.

    If you have an email address I can send you the picture I took of the back.

  19. What a wonderful place to sit & listen to the water splashing in the fountain! Your pagoda looks better than new, what a handy hubby you have! :-)

  20. All your wonderful Oriental pieces blend so beautifully with the serene look of your place, Pinky!

    I have some sq. paper plates & matching napkins that would match your black pillows on this porch. Email me via my blog & I'll send them to you!



Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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