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Monday, May 6, 2013

Welcome to My Front Porch

Welcome to my home and my front porch. Nothing fancy, just a typical California ranch entry way. I love to decorate it for all the seasons.


 When we moved in and painted the house, I knew I wanted a red front door. The door was actually white with a real dated blue and white glass. We found a piece of salvage leaded glass and had it put in.

red door, porch swing

The little swing on our porch was hung by my husband's grandfather in 1958. We cherish it and repair it as needed but it is the perfect size for this spot. I love to watch my kids outside or enjoy a cool drink in the evenings just swingin' away.

porch swing, pillows

All the decor on the porch comes from things we have collected over the years. The wood boxes were unearthed from the garage. A hint of the egg laying chickens outback greets you when you arrive.

wood boxes, chickens, birdhouse

I love watering cans and flags. I try to work them in everywhere.

decorate front porch, watering cans, wheelbarrow

We actually have changes in store for the porch. My brother, a brick mason, is going to brick it over and enlarge it a bit. The old concrete is showing its age and I am excited to spruce it up.

porch swing, chickens

When May comes around, the flags come back out for the summer. Memorial day to Labor day and the red white and blue is flying proudly at our home. 

front porch American flags
 Thanks for coming by and taking a little tour of our front porch.














27 comments:

Southernseazons said...

I just love your chicken chalkboard. You have a very cute front porch.

Sarah Adams said...

Hi. I just found your blog and joined. I love country and simple. Stop by and visit me at livinglaughingandloving-sarah.blogspot.com
Have a great day!

Molly said...

I adore your house! Your porch is very welcoming and I would love to swing on that swing and sip some iced tea!

Luisa Chandler said...

Super cute and very welcoming front porch you have!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your blog looks so pretty and professional!!! LOVE it! And I think your porch is so homey and welcoming.

I read your post about the fires (I didn't leave a comment because I was on my phone)....been at a horse show all weekend....

How are things? Are the fires keeping Mr. Sunny busy?

xo,
RJ

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love your porch Elaine and could see you relaxing out there for a minute or two...

20 North Ora said...

Elaine - Your front porch looks so delightful and inviting! Love your porch swing!! The flags look so patriotic!!

Have a great day!

Judy

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I love your home and porch. The brick works reminds me of homes in northern Ca. Your touches on the decor are striking Elaine-makes me want to come sit a spell and visit.
Hugs, Noreen

Michelle said...

Your porch looks great. I would love to have your talent at my craft swap I am starting on my blog. Hope to see you there. Can't wait to see what you would swap.

Merlesworld said...

Love the swing, cool evening in summer swinging away watching the world go by just perfect.
Merle......

Stacey said...

Have I told you before how much I love your California style ranch home? I do! The porch is so welcoming. Love the red front door. :)

Leslie said...

Beautiful! !! I wish I had a porch like that here. We would love a real porch swing!

Sweet Tea said...

Nothing quite as restful and serene as a porch swing. Love your "porch personality"!

The Boston Lady said...

Elaine, I love your front porch. It seems to be a true reflection of your home and family - even the chickens! Ann

The Bashful Nest said...

Really cozy porch! Is there anything better then a porch swing?
Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Absolutely beautiful, Elaine. It looks so welcoming! And I'm with you on the red white and blue flying from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Sweet porch swing too! :)

Tammy

Maureen said...

Your porch has WELCOME written all over it. How wonderful to have a swing with a family history!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your porch looks so nice

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your porch. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

the cape on the corner said...

what a great space to relax and enjoy!

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Your porch is so charming. Such great detail. The shot through the flowers to the porch is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your porch is so welcoming! Love the touches of red!
hugs,
Linda

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Elaine, I love your front porch and I really want a porch swing. First, I need the porch! Next house, I told my hubby recently, needs a front porch! Your swing is extra special! Linda

ohiofarmgirl said...

Ok, you have motivated me to get out there and decorate my porch...tomorrow is the day!!!! Dianntha

Home Lifestyle Design said...

I absolutely love your porch. I found your blog on A Stroll Thru Life - Inspire Me Tuesday. I have posted a post there, #199 Patty, I didn't mean to name it Patty, it is about Trumeau mirrors. If you have time I would love you to stop by my blog at: http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com/

Barbara Neubeck said...

Your porch is so inviting..... I just want to come and sit with you and have a cup of tea on the porch.......
Hugs
Barb xx

Debbiedoo's said...

Has a charm like no other. I simply love it!

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