Friday, May 30, 2014

Back porch living...

One place I really enjoy during the summer is our back porch. I really didn't change much from last year but it was sure nice to get it pressure washed and everything clean and back in its place. 

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It's such a nice, cool spot to enjoy a glass of iced raspberry-lemonade tea.



I did make a couple of Mason jar lanterns to hang up. 


I also had to make another pillow for the back of the iron settee as "Super Dog" had ripped up the other one. 





My mom cut some beautiful Mountain Laurel blooms for the table.




I'm not sure which I love most -- the morning sun here...


...or the afternoon sun. 


Any time of day it's such a wonderful place to be and I thank God that I can share it with my wonderful husband and children:-)


I'll be joining:



26 comments:

  1. Your back porch is beautiful. I would love t hang out there!

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    1. Thank you Penny! Hopefully we can get together this summer:-)

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    2. very pretty, cozy and homey back porch....look like a place to go for relaxing with family and friends... great job you did....

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    3. looks very pretty, cozy and homey great for relaxing with family and friends..great job...thanks for posting...

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  2. I love your porch decor Anita. It looks so cozy and comfortable. I know you and the family will enjoy many hours there this summer. Have a beautiful weekend. Pam

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  3. Just beautiful and inviting!! Since I moved into a very small condo, we don't have any out door space. I sure miss a porch!! Enjoy your tea and rock on for me!!

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  4. Anita, your porch looks so pretty! I could imagine sitting there for hours enjoying tea and some great magazines!

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  5. Hi Anita... One of my favorite readers, Susie H, sent me over to read your post "17 ways to make a centerpiece from a box." In the process, I have been perusing your blog and love it!!! So glad I found you! I am your newest follower!

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  6. I have always admired your porches Anita.mAlwa5s so beautiful and inviting.

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  7. What a beautiful spot to sit and relax, and read a good book have friends over and just have a great time ;-)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend ;-)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  8. What a pretty combinations of colors and so cozy and inviting. Is that a pink rocker? I want it! I could sit for hours here with a good book.

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  9. Your porch looks like a charming place to spend the summer.

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  10. How wonderful to have a covered porch! I would give all of my riches (ha!) for one! Having the deck exposed as it is just makes life more difficult than it has to be: dragging things in when inclimate weather is predicted, using unheard of amounts of sunscreen, dodging bird poop...not to mention the denial of additional decorating options! Your porch is beautiful, and I know you must truly enjoy and appreciate it every day!

    Thanks for sharing, and gotta say...LOVE the pink!!!

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  11. I could live on your porches.

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  12. Anita,
    I can almost feel the gentle breezes blowing across your porch, dear one.
    My favorite would be the afternoon sun spot.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Your porch is fabulous. It is definitely where I would be living. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  14. What a beautiful and peaceful place to have!!! Porches are my favorite room of allllll!!!!!! :)

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  15. Oh sooooo gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing..... Porches..... my fav room of all!!!!

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  16. It's so beautiful, Anita! Hope you are doing well, Most Beautiful One!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia

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  17. Such a nice porch! Love all the pops of color. Me too, had to wait a while for all the pollen to fall so I could wash the porch down and get it set up for us to enjoy. One of our favorite spots Spring through Fall...love the porch!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  18. Anita.....I can't imagine you ever leaving this beautiful porch! How lovely!

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