Well, hey y'all! Welcome to the party! So glad you came! Come on up! Have a seat on the porch and sit a spell. I have some ice cold sweet tea or lemonade, if you'd prefer. I also have made my Aunt Agnes' recipe for teacake cookies, that are on the tea cart, allow me to make you a plate so you can eat while we chat.
Today it's all about porches. Rhondi is hosting a porch party today.
Allow me to show you some of my favorite porches. These porches came from one of my favorite sources of inspiration, Country Living (my other fav is Coastal Living, both of which showcase some beautiful porches). Come on, let's take a look around.
Oh! Take a look at this beauty!
I love the painted wood floors. The sisal rug. The porch swing invites one to relax. The colors are all American and summer! I love the outdoor curtains, which lend privacy and keep out blinding light.
This next porch is very classy with a french flair. It's simply elegant, not overdone and crisp in yellow, black and white. I love the hanging candle fixture.
I love this porch below. It is so homey and comfortable. It reminds me of my great aunts Lillian and Preston, who were the epitome of southern charm, like this porch is. White wicker, needlepoint foot stool and potted herbs and plants. It's southern living at it's best. When the outdoors are hotter than Haites, one needs someplace cooling and calming to recoup. This porch is just the place.
Now, think crisp. Think class. This next porch has both of those elements and more, with its blue and white color scheme. I love the candles on the railings.
What i love is a sleeping porch. My cousin Elaine has a wonderful one tucked away in the mountain in Mentone. The porch alone will sleep four in individual beds. I love the thought of being lured to sleep by the chirps of crickets and frogs. Watching the stars chase the moon across the sky. You can do that on her porch. To see her porch, click here.
If you don't have enough room for a sleeping porch, how about carving yourself some room for a nap on the porch with a hammock like this space below? It need not much room.
Allow the summer breezes to "make you feel fine and blow through the jasmine in your mind". This is the place for that!
The porch above is certainly an outdoor living space. Its traditional furniture arrangement is perfect for conversation while enjoying the views. Outdoor furniture is used, but softened with outdoor cushions. Treat enclosed outdoor spaces as you would outdoor, by using weather resistant fabrics. Though it is enclosed temperatures, sunlight and humidity will affect your fabrics. We all know about humidity. Especially here in the south. I mean, look I am glistening at the mention. We southern girls don't sweat, we glisten. LOL. Thank goodness for the ceiling fan above to stir the air!Anyway, What were we talking about? Oh! Porches! Back to the porch tour.....
And enjoy the lazy days of summer.
My final porch is a special one. It belongs to my cousin Beckie, who lives along Lake Guntersville. Come up the path and allow me to show you her beautiful porch.
Watch out for kitties, they love the porch too!
Beckie's porch is flanked by gorgeous pillar columns. Potted plants also love this space, in indirect sunlight, they strive.
The porch swing was built by Beckie grandfather many years ago. While he is gone, his craftsmanship is still enjoyed by Beckie and her grandchildren, and future generations to come.
The rockers invite one to sit, sip, and relax as you take in the gorgeous views.
Can you see the view beyond Beckie and my mother? It's hard to resist staring at. The sun greets you here each and every morning. Just look at it.....
It's a slice of paradise. And certainly one of my favorite porches!
Well, honey, I certainly enjoyed you visiting. I always do. I love my friends. Now give me a hug before you leave and visit the other porches that can all be found at Rhondi's Porch party!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Summer Kick off Party! You are invited to join in too, you can find out all about the summer party here.
Finally, be sure to swing my my friend, Keetha's blog for some fun-vote for my Big Daddy in a good natured Father of the Year contest. It's not what you might think. My Big Daddy needs some votes...and apparently a boa and a scepter.
Now leave me a "roadmap" to your blog and I'll swing by soon, my friend! Bye, now!