Front Porch Tour

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Decor, Home | 27 comments

Welcome to my front porch. It is a place where I love to sit and take in all the nature around me. There are hummingbirds, turkeys, deer, and I’ve even seen a bear! We live in a wooded area so nature is all around us. Sitting quietly and watching with a cup of coffee in the morning or a  cold glass of lemonade in the afternoon is so relaxing and refreshing!

 

 

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When we built this house 10 years ago, one thing I wanted was a large front porch. It is something I’ve really enjoyed! Let me take your on a tour.

The front door entrance is at an angle into the house. On the left side is a $5 bench (I found at a garage sale) that I painted white. The little concrete dog was a piece that my dad found and always had at their front door. Now, it greets people at my door!

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To the right, I have an antique red wheelbarrow. In the summer it holds ferns and in the winter I put evergreens and birch logs. An old weather vane adds some height.

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Further to the right is a wood burning stove. This was the working stove in the cottage that was originally on this property. The cottage needed so much repair so we tore it down, but saved the stove.

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Peeking through the ferns and window boxes, you can see the vintage wrought iron table and chairs.

 

 

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I had a wicker sofa and chairs, but the squirrels chewed on it so I went with wrought iron! You can see the redo of this set at Vintage Wrought Iron Table and Chairs Redo.

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Now, to the left of the entrance on the front porch……

 

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The little antique table and chairs is a French Barrel Garden Chair Set (I think that is what it is called). I found it at a little out-of-the-way antique store where a woman was bringing it in to sell. I asked the price and bought it right away. It was a steal! You often see these in garden magazines.

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The rocking chair is where you will find me in the morning with a cup of coffee! It has the best view of the hummingbirds and the hosta garden.

Imagine yourself sitting on my front porch in these rocking chairs and this is what you see close up.

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Two of the hummingbird feeders hang from the vintage Dutch girl weather vane. I had to add a bit of “Dutch” since we are of that heritage! I found them in Alpharetta, Georgia at an antique store that was closing. I’m sure, because they were a Dutch girl, not everyone wanted it so I snagged them at a very reasonable price.

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So that’s my front porch tour. I hope it gave you some ideas for using some old vintage pieces. If you want a tour of my hosta garden, go to Hosta Haven! I have over 60 varieties!

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If you’re in the area, drop by for a glass of lemonade on my front porch, of course!

Phyllis

 

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27 Comments

  1. Beautiful, what a treat it must be to sit down there on a sunny afternoon!

  2. I would love to spend the afternoon on your lovely summer porch.

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  4. LOVE your fabulous porch! The stove and all your vintage pieces are so inviting. It reminds me of growing up and many days spent out on the porch. A delight to see! Hope you can share with us at WIW, we’d love to have you!
    Hugs,
    Patti

  5. Your porch is absolutely dreamy! I’d love to have my coffee out there.

  6. What a beautiful, relaxing place you’ve created. I can imagine hearing the buzz of the hummingbird’s wings – that picture is amazing! Thank you for linking this up to Tell Me About It Tuesday!

  7. It is so, so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-110.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Looks great, love your porch! I will be featuring this post tomorrow at Tuesdays with a Twist link party on my blog, come by and check it out. Thanks again and have a great week.

  9. Do you want a visitor? :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. So inspiring! I would love to have a beautiful setup like this.

  11. Beautiful and Peaceful!!

  12. This porch is beautiful!
    -Jennie
    I’m hosting a linkup and would love for you to stop by!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  13. Beautiful! I’ve always wanted a big screened in porch.

  14. What a stunning front porch….and I love how big it is!! and the stove is just adorable. What a lovely antique!

    • It is also a HEAVY one! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. what a wonderful space! love those gorgeous ferns!
    b

  16. The absolute loveliest place to share a glass of lemonade. It is so charming, and the stove is amazing. All of your details are the best!

    • Wow! You are so kind! Would love to share a glass of lemonade with you!

  17. I love your front porch. It looks so peaceful. Thanks for sharing this

  18. I love your porch, it’s roomy and you have different sitting areas. I love that! I have a front and back porch but they are narrow.

    • Yes, we made it wider just for that reason!

    • Yes, we designed it so it was roomy!

  19. I absolutely love your ‘front porch’ I live in my mom & dad’s little brick home in Charleston, MS and it needs a front porch like yours. Maybe I can get it done. You have memories everywhere and that is what makes it special.

    • Thanks and please stop by again!

  20. Oh my word, this is gorgeous and I adore that stove. Fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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