Thursday, June 5, 2008

Front Porch Party

Oh dear, is it that time already? My porch is not quite ready yet. Oh well, I'm sure my friends will understand. Where I live, it is not a good idea to start planting annuals outdoor until after Memorial Day ... we still get cold nights before then. I usually have planters in front ... but anyway, WELCOME to my humble porch, my friends! Have you been to Rhondi's porch party? I am one of the front porch party participants. Oh yes, Rhondi, wishing you a Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope you have many more to come. The weather forecast this weekend will go up to upper 90's and I have more chairs inside so please, do come in ... it is cooler indoor.

This is the front view of my front porch, my Peonies are blooming! I have more rows of peonies at the west side of our house but for some reason, the buds are still tight. Ahhh, it is so nice to see and smell fresh flowers!

This is the other end of my porch ... as you can see, we have an old timer "glider" that I plan to refinish this summer and debating what color to use ... any suggestions?
Well my friends, I'm afraid this is not much of a party, but thank you for stopping by. Please come and visit again as I do the same.


Anonymous said...

That is a very nice porch that you have. Really nice wood floor and the spindle railing. Would give anything to have a porch like yours as our front porch has no railing and is more a small deck.
I visited your blog and see you have milk glass as my mother does also. Was a fun time seeing your porch and your blog!
in Illinois

Gato Azul | Chat Bleu said...

Hi Nance... your porch will be just the spot for 90 degree weather. The peonies are beautiful! How lucky you are!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Nance!

What an enduring front porch you have! Love the stairs up to it! Your touches are sweet! Loved my visit with you!


Points of View said...

nice porch you have nance!


Anne Fannie said...

Hi, thanks for letting me visit your porch! I enjoyed reading your blog.
Love, Ann

ostwestwind said...

At least you have porch, and it looks lovely.

Greetings from Northern Germany

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

hautemommy said...

OK, I love your darling porch!!! Thanks for sharing! xo!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nance!
What a lovely porch you have! I love the old glider!! We had one that "came" with our porch on our very first house! Looked exactly the same only it was a horrid green. There were cushions for it and I can't tell you how much we used it and enjoyed it. I guess I vote for black or a soft green, you could have some real fun with fabrics for the cushions. And if that sounds too bold, white goes with everything!! Thanks for the wonderful memories Nance!
Hugs from Ohio, Sherry

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Gliders are one of my favorite things! And you have one! I'm envious. I'd love that project.

It's very nice to meet you!
And your porch is lovely, just as it is!

Mari said...

Oh, I love your porch; wished I have one just like it.

Re:glider - you can never go wrong with white.

Later, dudette!

Rhondi said...

Hi Nance
Glad you made it to the party. I love those old gliders. I think it would be great in aqua or red but white always looks crisp.

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you, well I love your porch, is so cute! and my porch in Argentina is similar, We have our house with this syle, is not commun in my country, my husband an me love its! and still We will add detail.
I am so sorry for my english, is not good!! I add your blog in my blog I would you visit soon!

shirl said...

Hi Nance, love your porch and your glider! I like the look of vintage metal painted in a soft green. Your peonys look so pretty. I love the scent of them, I always bring a few in.
Blessings, Shirl

vicki said...

1hi nance,

you have a very nice and clean porch.....
a very comfortable porch to relax and wondering the thoughts of silence,,,,,,,

ang ganda ng porch nyo, hindi ko nakita ang ganitong porch here, american style,hindi ba?
iba ang porch nila dito or they called it terrace?

ganda ng porch i rememer b4 my pinay lola they have a porch not so like this nga maganda at mahusay pagka gawa......
naala-ala ko meron silang yon chair na....rocking chairs, 2 piraso....tapos yon lola ko at kapatid nya, yon nag-usapan sa porch nila, while the chair is rocking.....

tapos kaming 3 na magkapatid, noon while i am also single pa.....sabi namin 3 magkapatid, hndi na daw kami mag-asawa at doon na lang daw kami....rocking the chairs....

hay, thnks God may nakakita sa akin, nakapag-asawa.....yon 2 kong kapatid,.,.sila na lang daw 2 doon sa rocking chairs ng

sigi, thnks for sharing your very comfortable porch......malinis n wonderful pa.

ay invited ba ako??????

ay oo nga yon may ari sa felsenland hotel, kasama sila ni bernie noon for 3 yrs for learning a job sa BASF......after 3 yrs kasama sila........wla na silang contact, kasi yon iba-iba na ang department nla sa wks,

then yon alam nya, may hotel na siya,,,,,,,after 30 yrs, yon ang first meeting nila.

sigi, bye and have a wonderful sunday with your family.......

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Nance!
I am sorry I am late for your porch party! I love the older glider. I can't wait to see how you paint it...

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I absolutely adore your vintage porch rocker! Wish you could send a little of the cooler air our way! LOL! ~Rhonda ;)

ghee said...

i love your house,Nance!I love the porch!

Anonymous said...

Great porch, the glider will look wonderful once painted. Suggestion; get rid of the plastic furniture.