I’m probably a little late to the party, but with all of the activities, I haven’t had a chance to post about my summer porches.
My porches run the length of the house, on both sides, which allows me to create little vignettes of relaxation. Our entry stays pretty much the same throughout the year, I just change out the flowers and door hangings to fit the season. I love the wine barrels there and might move them eventually, but for now, I work with them. I talked about my burlap and bumblebee door hanging yesterday.
This reading space at one end of the porch faces the west and the evening sun. Perfect after a long day. You might recognize that side table. It is one of my Fremont tables.
This is another great spot to enjoy the evening sun. Get those beverages on ice, and bring out a couple of snacks and we are set!
Our back porch is where the most action is. Barbecues, get-togethers, afternoon naps (yeah…right!) and other fun.
This old table was made from a large antique cabinet. It is the perfect size for our big family to sit down and enjoy a meal.
I have had this chow bell for about 16 years. It is how I used to “call” the girls home when they were out exploring. They couldn’t hear my voice, but they could hear this. I still use it to get Joey but I also use it to let John know that it is quitting time out in the orchard!
I love my hanging baskets and while we have flowers and shrubs planted, my baskets are my favorite. You have to baby them all season long, but it is worth it. While we don’t have large decks, a pool, or a grand outdoor kitchen, we love how peaceful it is here and try to take advantage of it whenever we can. Luckily, the summers are slightly slower paced so we try to take more down time to enjoy what we have.
Do you use your porches? Decks? Patios? Swimming pools? What is your outdoor space where you relax throughout the summer? How do you style your spaces?
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