Excuse This Interruption of the Regularly Scheduled Program, Day 5 of My Home Tour: The Porch


One of my favorite blogs, Poppies at Play, is having porch tours today on her blog.  I just had to join the party!


These pictures were taken a couple of days ago and totally realistic when it comes to our porch {this means: excuse the mess please!}.  We honestly use our porch as another room which is exactly why so many old southern homes have them–they’re an extension of the house.  We eat so many meals out there that Mary Margaret has a high chair that is stored on the porch.  And oh, we play!  We slide.  We drive our car.  We ride in our wagon.  We push our fake lawn mower.  We blow bubbles.  and more bubbles.  and more bubbles still.


This swing I found at an estate sale in the back of one of the barns.  I got it for $15 and promptly painted it this bright green.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many hours we have spent in this swing the last three years.


Our house has three screen doors.  And I absolutely love them…and so does Coco.  This is the closest she gets to being an outside cat.


I saw this piece of stained glass at Scotts a few years ago and after much oogling my mom got it for me as a Christmas gift.  I love how it matches {kinda} our transom in the parlor.


We have three wicker chairs on the porch (bought from Pier 1 five years ago).  They are perfect for sitting around and talking.


And instead of moving things–you know, MM’s pink tot rod or extension cords–I left them because it’s our real life, haha.  I love my quirky Cypress swan (bought at Scotts).


I actually cleaned off the butcher block and took a picture of it all nice and neat.  Then I realized that was silly and put all our junk back.  Keeping it real, right?

The butcher block came from Scotts.  The cooler was a birthday present for C. and came from a local antiques market.  The painting I picked up for $5 at a local antiques store.  The various vases we found under the house when we were doing some plumbing repair this winter.


And what porch would be complete without a wagon, slide, and picnic table?


If you are stopping by from Poppies at Play, welcome!  Feel free to stay awhile and check out the rest of my tour of home entries from this week.  And tomorrow?  Our master bedroom.

Oh, and happy fifth anniversary to the most wonderful husband in the world, C.  I think to myself daily how very lucky I am to have him in my life.  Five down, a lifetime to go!

6 Responses to Excuse This Interruption of the Regularly Scheduled Program, Day 5 of My Home Tour: The Porch

  1. Mimi May 28, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    I am so in love with this porch. I enjoy the many visits there and the dinners we have there. You and Daniel are so blessed with such a beautiful home. Happy Anniversary to a very special couple. I love you both!

  2. Marla May 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    Oh gosh. I want your porch. Can I please have it? It looks like a fabulous place for family time. And I love the fact that it’s lived it. 🙂

    Marla @ http://www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

  3. Andy Porter May 30, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    What an incredible porch. Seriously!! I’ll try and refrain from being too jealous:) I love how big it is and I love what you’ve done with it!! Thanks so much for joining the party!
    I have posted some of your home pics and linked back here to your home tour, thanks for giving us a tour of your beautiful home! I’ve really enjoyed your makeovers!! You have an amazing home!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Chris Howard May 30, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    I think it’s really great that you use your porch so much. We have a nice front porch, but I’m clueless about trying to furnish it so it stands a bit bare bone and unused. I plan to make it my top priority when the reno is done.

    You are so clever to find such great furniture at such great prices. My eyeballs almost fell out of my head when I priced porch swings. Seriously, why are they SO expensive?

    What do y’all do when the pine pollen falls? It feels like half the spring the porch is unsuable because everything is covered in yellow.

  5. Jennifer Campbell (jencamp526) June 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    I feel absolutely relaxed just looking at your beautiful porch. Looks like an excellent place to spend time with the family.

  6. LBDDiaries July 20, 2010 at 12:37 am #

    I’m just now going thru your postings – I LOVE THIS PORCH! We’re remodeling and creating a long front porch – I want it an extension of our home, too – another room – thanks for that idea!!

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