Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Life on the Front Porch

I'm participating in the above HUGE BLOG Party this week. Today, our focus is porches, etc. Here's a few of my favorite pics taken over the last few years.

This was last year before we moved the Knock-out roses to the back.

Tablescape on the porch...serving Cajun style Red Beans and Rice.
A view of the left side. Peppermint Encore Azaleas are blooming and Jasmine is blooming on the back arbor.
A view of the right side of the porch. Over here, the Christmas Cheer azaleas are blooming. Definitely some of my favorite.
I enjoy using these wreaths on the front door. A dear friend gave me the one on the left when my mother passed away. Three weeks later, my grandmother passed and our church had that wreath made knowing I had double doors. They are so special to me.
We're in the Courtyard below. Mr. Dumpling built this last year. We're having a Mango Salsa snack outside before it gets too hot.
Enjoying some Blackberry Mint tea, heart shaped sugar cookies and my current Southern Lady magazine. Love Southern Lady.

With TWO days notice, we actually had a wedding on our front porch. We worked like crazy people, power washed everything...and they were a gorgeous couple.

See you tomorrow to continue with our Blog Party.

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Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Yours is one of the prettiest porches I've ever seen!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous porches and home. Love your doors. Thanks for joining the summer blog party.

Heaven's Walk said... Best Blogger Tips

You have one amazing porch, Judy! So cozy and inviting! Love the little patio areas, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Jan@southernjunkin' said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! The rooms you've created, the flowers...makes me want to come and sit a spell!! No wonder the couple used your porch for a wedding!! Lovely!

Dacia said... Best Blogger Tips

What an absolutely gorgeous porch! I so wish I had a porch! Thanks for the blog visit :)

Nancy's Daily Dish said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Those roses are knockouts...is that really the name of them?
Such a sweet and special story about the wreaths...and they, and the rest of what I see of your house, sure made a beautiful place for a wedding!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Who wouldn't enjoy spending time on your porch! We are having a porch wedding later this summer, so if you have tips to share, pass them on.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said... Best Blogger Tips

That blackberry mint tea sound delicious and what a beautiful porch to sip it on. Those wreaths on your doors are not only gorgeous but so special. I love this blog party because I'm meeting so many new friends.

lvroftiques said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!! What a gorgeous porch!! No wonder they wanted to be married there! So would I *winks* Vanna

Gerri Herbst said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous porch and photos. You have a real southern flair for decorating. Can I come sip some blackberry tea with you? take care, gerri

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful porch and outdoor space you have!! Your porch is the kind I dream of!!


Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I could seriously just live on your porch! It's perfect...amazing! And blackberry tea...I'll be googling that recipe soon!

Great job!

niartist said... Best Blogger Tips

What's not to love!!?!?!? You have a stunning home! I came by via Susan's party, but I missed it myself. I took pics of my pergola all dressed up this afternoon (with the 2 hour lull in the rain), and I REALLY hope you'll stop by and take a peak, and let me know what you think of the progress! :)

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips

You have an amazing home, Judy! such a beautiful porch and outdoor space.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous~ your home and porch are so beautiful! :)

PAINTORDIG.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful porch, I can see why someone would want to have a wedding there.Also love that water feature!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful porch. Your home is one of my favorite styles.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

how special to have a wedding at your home and the most charming spot in town, I'd be willing to bet :) Everything is so lovely - would adore the chance to join you at one of those pretty little tables for a lazy chit chat and a nice cold drink :) take care and thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comments!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Best Blogger Tips

Your porch is gorgeous, Judy! How wonderful it must be to sit in that chair, reading your magazine and sipping at some tea! I would love a porch ~ I'd even take a little one. Thanks so much for your really nice comment about my dresser!

Cass @ That Old House said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, what a lovely porch!
And two days notice for a wedding???
I had 6 months notice and nearly had fits.
How did you do it?
You are my hero.