Pretty Porches


Sit a spell, if you please.

I feel really lucky to live in such a great neighborhood. You sit on your front porch and people walk about and say hello, offer a compliment for your yard work or stop to pet your dog.  Two years ago, after Christmas,  one of my neighbors (whom I have never met) placed a photograph of my house taken during the holidays in my mailbox.  We had a White Christmas that year and she thought that my house looked so lovely with the snow and holiday decorations that she took a picture and left it for me, in the event I was out of town that day and missed it.  Now THAT’S what I am talking about.  As I said, I feel really lucky to live in this lovely little Anytown, USA.

Old Houses and Picket Fences.

Patriotic Colors of Summer.

Old Quilts for Cushion Covers and French Ticking Pillows.

Mason Jar is painted with Mercury Glass Spray Paint for a warm summer glow.

Screening is added to the top to keep the bugs out.

Pottery Barn clearance item for night time congregating.

Samantha Girl who is always ready to play ball.



  1. Spectacular, as always. You must be the envy of your neighborhood! The one thing I miss the most about our old bungalow — the screen porch. It was our outdoor living room and spent ALL our time out there, alone or with friends, about three seasons of the year. There’s something magical about transitional spaces! Good job!

    • Cynthia says:

      shucks…thank you! My parents are coming to visit this weekend and my mom likes to hold court on the front porch, so it gave me an incentive to get it ready. There is always something very social about a true porch…and stoops don’t count:). I would like to see america take back the porch…one house at a time. xoxo.

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