Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Front Porch

Our Front Porch

Before I start I just want to say I am sorry I have not been visiting you! 
My mom had a heart attack 
( she/we did not know she had heart problems) 
and quadruple by pass surgery!
She is home & on the mend. 
Thanks to all of you who have visited me & the emails you have sent to inquire what's up!
I truly appreciate all your support!

ALSO...I am having trouble commenting on some blogs...I truly am sorry but it seems the ones with a small box saying "comment as" are the ones I have trouble with!
Any ideas! 

Now our 
Front Porch!

I realize now that I did not dust..true sign of a non professional!
I also noticed I (my daughter) didn't (ask her to) take a picture of the whole porch, and front door!
So that can be another day.
We live in a subdivision and bought the house finished,
 barely able to choose anything.
I think the front porch is very pretty, great panelling.

We have had the mirror & chandelier out there for more than 10 years...this is actually not the first mirror, as they patina up so nice out there people want to buy them all crackled!
EVERYONE checks their hair in that mirror. 
(As we go to answer the front door, we can see through the beveled glass...shhh don't tell!) 
This sweet chair I bought last year @ Twig Home.
I love children's chairs!

The candleier ....was a chandelier that we just unwired 
(is that a word?) 
and stuck tea light holders in the sockets!
The paper boy has broken a few!
Well we think it was him!

This chair was on our back porch that you saw a few storys back.

The cushion is one of my favorites and yes you just saw it (perched on a chair for sale) last entry!
It is vintage bark cloth and I am crazy for it!
The ticking pillow is a winter pillow with button snow people on the back side!
Yes the cane still has a big hole in it behind the pillow!
I reupholstered the seat for the back porch (see it here) and there is a cat that loves this chair on the front porch so it is a dirty seat now!

Oh my see the dust...hahah! Isn't this the sweetest iron table!
The big urn (not vintage) is holding a store bought Hydrangea!

Whats your front porch like?
Do you have a chair on yours? How about a candleier!


Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom but also so glad to hear she's ok. My dad had a by pass about 30 years ago. It's hard for everyone and I hope you're doing ok.
About the comments. I remember I couldn't comment a while back and had to change some settings I think. Sorry that's not much help for you. If I can remember what I did I'll let you know.
My porch is nothing like yours! I love the chandelier! Everything is so pretty!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Sending some love and good thoughts to your Mom and family. Very stressful for all.

Take care of you too.


It's me said...

This is so so so nice !!!..we live in a appartement so no !! from

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Very pretty! Love the addition of a mirror. That floral pillow is so pretty too. So welcoming. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she recovers quickly. That's really scary,

Sherri B. said...

What a scare with your mom, so glad to hear she is now home and on the mend.

Awhile back many were having problems with leaving comments...I can't remember for sure exactly what it was but most all of the problems I have had where fixed by downloading 'Chrome' or 'Mozilla Firefox', internet browsers. Try doing that and opening up your blog in Chrome and then go try to leave a comment. Will you please let me know if this works and if not I will look into it further.

I am laughing about your 'dust' on the front porch. To be honest, I love to see other peoples much more interesting than mine, hahahaha!

I don't have a big porch but do have some pots of flowers right now. xo

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

My thoughts are with you & your mom....hope she is feeling better each day.
Love your porch....and I have such an affinity for children's chairs too. (last count at least 10)!
Take care...

vintage grey said...

Hi Colleen, I am glad to hear your sweet mom is on the mend! will be keeping her recovery in my prayers! Your porch is beautiful , and I only wish I had one to look as pretty as yours!! Love that sweet chippy chair! xo Heather

Anne said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom.Glad she is doing better.
You have a beautiful porch.Mine is quite small.I don't think we could hang a chandy from ours.Yours is beautiful!!!

Elizabeth said...

So sorry to hear about your mom! Glad to hear she is on the mend praying for her a quick recovery!
Love your mirror and that chandelier so pretty. My front porch right know? Dusty :] Love the idea of a chandelier!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

So sorry to hear about your mom Colleen. I hope she's feeling strong and healthy soon!! I absolutely LOVE your front porch. I just knew you would have a porch so gorgeous.

koralee said...

Your front porch is always so pretty....please come and make mine lovely. I am looking for a porch swing..any ideas..or some sort of sweet vintage bench. xoxoxo Happy weekend.

Shivam said...

Sending some love and good thoughts to your Mom and family. Very stressful for all. Take care of you too.
and be happy.
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Nantucket Daffodil said...

So sorry about your mom! Your porch is absolutely a dream!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Collen, I'm sorry to hear your mom had a heart attack! You have such an amazing home. :)

Gloria said...

Hi Colleen,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom! :(. I am praying for her and your family. Your porch is very beautiful! I use to have a metal garden chair out in front, but moved it to the back again. Right now, I have an old children's chair sitting out there with a little angel on the chair seat. On the other side of the door I have a swan planter (made out of cement I is very heavy)..hard to move it around to clean around it, it is so heavy. Nothing near as pretty as yours!! Thanks for sharing,,,I enjoyed looking at your sweet home...:)

p.s. Please, if you could, remember my mom in your prayers. On Monday she starts radiation treatment for breast cancer she just had removed. They believe they got it all, but radiation will help with it.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Sending Love and prayers

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