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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sprucing up the Porch

We've been having some of the most beautiful spring weather the last few days here in Georgia; The tons of (visible) pine pollen has left, and it's a good time to start getting the screen porch in order. It gets pretty dirty after a winter of neglect and exposure to the elements, but I got lucky this year, my husband cleaned it up while I was out of town this past weekend. All I had to do was arrange things!

I have some of my favorite flea market finds that stay out there, like the red glider (which wasn't red when i got it) and the little boy and girl wooden cutouts

I also have a real shabby set of old porch furniture that I found when I was up in North Georgia a couple of years ago

Isn't it great? You can't make a finish like that, ha ha

This is what it looks like looking out from the kitchen

And here is what it looked like last year, things were arranged a little differently

So that's one project down, next is getting the little garden cleaned up and ready
It really needs it!!

Thanks for checking in, enjoy your day!!


  1. Hi Devon - I love your old furniture on the porch - how quaint it is. I also love the pics of your garden. I'm envious of you living in the Atlanta area. My brother is there and I grew up in N.C. so I miss all that wonderfulness of the South. Your blog is very nice. Love the pics.

  2. Hi!! I just found your new BLOG from Dawn at Feathered Nest. It looks like one I'm going to enjoy visiting. I don't have a BLOG but vist several almost daily. I have added you to my favorites list.

    Marilyn in Missouri

  3. Hi, and welcome to blogging. Any friend of Dawn is a friend of mine. Your first posts are great, and I love all the chippy paint and pretties. Hope you'll enjoy blogging and the friends you make. Penny

  4. What a beautiful porch you have. All of the vintage pieces fit so well here. It looks very inviting, nicely done. Have a great day.

  5. I came from Dawns blog.
    It is a pleasure meeting you!
    I love your is so welcoming and cozy!

    Come and visit,

  6. How cute!!! I love that glider and the rusty table and chairs, especially with the pillows thrown in. Your blog is off to a great start!

  7. Hi Devon,
    Dawn sent me over too. I am loving your style. The screen porch is dreamy and I love the chippy paint and the red and white touches! Your bedroom shelf is sweet too-Who says you're not a decorator?
    Your springy pictures are inspiring me. It is slow in coming to Massachusetts!

  8. Hi Devon... hey, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the e-mail as well! Looks like your blog is coming along smoothly, and I adore all of your ironstone... very green with envy as a matter of fact.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you, that is, if you get stuck and knowing how to do anything on your blog... always glad to help those who need it. You'll be a famous blogger in no time at all, just like the rest of us.. LOL


  9. I am in LOVE with your chairs! Just the right amount of rust!
    That glider is pretty sweet, too.

  10. What a charming porch. Looks so cheerful and relaxing. I'm in love with the glider and old rusty chairs. My grandmother and I would sit on her glider, on her front porch, when I was little. She lived in S. Illinois. Good memories.
    Thanks for sharing your vintage sun room. Gorgeous!
    ~Michelle :)

  11. What a gorgeous screened porch! Don't you just love not getting chewed up while enjoying being outside ;) I miss ours...we had one in the city but sadly we don't have one here in the cottage. It's in the plans for the future though but in the meantime...I'll enjoy yours ;) Love the little boy and girl and your little side garden! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Maura :)

  12. Love your porch!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!!

  13. I just discovered your blog. It's lovely. I found it through Cozy..., I've followed Brenda for some time. Now I'm following your lovely blog. Your porch is so pretty. I'm sure you do enjoy sitting outside. I to have a porch but my style is more country/shabby. Come see me at
    Til next time...
    God bless you.

  14. @Gingerthanks for stopping by Ginger, I appreciate your comments and hope you'll come by again!~devon :)

  15. I love the wooden boy and girl cut outs. They are such a great addition to your home.

    -Zane of ontario honey