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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Come Visit On My Porch

Good evening everyone.  It has been a hot and stuffy day here in the South.
 That sun has shined so brightly and here at the homeplace all is well.  Actually really quite after 4 days with Mr. P. home from work.  This morning there was just me, the humming of the washing machine and the sound of the ceiling fans.  Hoping all of you had a great long weekend and Happy Memorial Day.

As summer is ever so fast approaching thought I would get the front porch ready for all of you to stop by and visit.  Early morning is a great time to sit and have a cup of coffee and plan your day.  And of course since we are friends a little gossip between us girls won't hurt anything. Huh?   And then late evening after the sun has gone down is a nice time to go out and watch the day come to a close.  As darkness approaches if we are lucky you can see a deer out having its evening meal, hopefully across the street and not in Mr. P's garden again. So come along and pick you out a comfortable spot and lets chat.  Can I get you a glass of iced sweet tea?
As you know from the lamp we are visiting in the evening.  Instead of tea, would you like some homemade ice cream.  That's Mr. P's favortie on a hot summer evening.  He was a sweetie and made this old sewing machine planter for me.  I just love it.  Have a feeling it won't belong to me once our fall craft fair rolls around.  Maybe if I'm a good little lady I will get to keep it.
You can have a seat on the old glider if you like.  This was a very big surprise gift from Holly and family for Mother's Day many years ago.  I had searched for one in good condition for ever.  Knowing the shopper Holly is.... she came thru and found me one.
I really want you to be comfortable.  If our muggy evening has you feeling pretty warm, just turn on the old vintage fan.  It works like a charm and also helps to keep the dreaded bugs away.  Love sitting on the glider with the fan blowing and a really good book to read.  Don't get any better than this.
If you'd rather swing, come along to the other side of the porch and we can talk awhile there. The wreath on the door looks blury, think it' the reflection on the glass.
Take a look at the old flour and meal bin.  It is so old.  It belonged to my hubby's grandparents.  I just love displaying it on the porch. Can you tell I love lamps out on the porch.  They are all on timers and I love coming home in the evening  to a warm glow on the porch. I know, this one is not prim, but is special as it was a gift from my Daddy many moons ago.  So on the porch it will be fine.
Love the little wagon. So easy to decorate season to season

Another view on top of the old flour bin. 
Okay have a seat and I'll get us a snack.  I just finished the chain covers yesterday.  I was so tired of looking at the chains.  Remember all the material I got a few weeks back at a yard sale for $1.00.  Well it sure came in handy and I put it to a good use. Thought they turned out okay.
Here is a close up of them.  They match the valances I had made for the windows a few years back.

So hope you have enjoyed your visit on the porch.  I have really enjoyed having you.  Just a few more things to glance at on your way out
Mr. P's old scooter  he rode as a little boy.  Boy that is an old toy. Wish we could age that well. (okay just kidding darlin,,,, I know I want to keep my sewing machine cabinet. will be careful what I say)  Love the hen and chicks in the old boot.
Love the old bike on the other side of the steps.  He just made these two beds last weekend. Haven't  decided what else to put there if anything.

So this brings our visit to a close.  Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed having you. 

Be careful as you are leaving, and I would love to have you come again soon.  I love it when friends stop by.


  1. I'll have a cup of homemade ice cream! Everything looks so pretty. Now that you have it done, can we go somewhere tomorrow? Ha!

  2. Angela ... It's always a treat to stop by & visit you! You are so lucky to have so many momentos from your youth as well as Mr. P's. Loved seeing that scooter. I loved my scooter when I was growing up. Alas, my mother was not a "keeper." When I got too old for something or outgrew it, off it went to someone else in the family. Sigh! Thanks for sharing the photos! Blessings, Shirlee

  3. I may be passing through in September,if so...I'll stop by and have a glass of that sweet tea! Your porch is so inviting...! have a good week...K

  4. Hi Angela~

    I had a lovely time visiting on your porch with you! I'd love to come back some day for another visit.

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  5. Your porch is wonderful Nana!! (Oooo...just had to say that...we all call my dear mom "Nana" as well....) I so, so, love that old flour bin....it'd be front and center in my living room if that sweetie belonged to me....MMMM! And I'll be having some ice cream, if you don't mind.... :o) Thanks for the wonderful visit!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - love Holly's comment! Go, Girl!) :o)

  6. Oh Angela, I'm afraid I'll HAVE to have the ice cream. I am an ice cream addict! That is what I had for supper today as Debbie and I had a big lunch at Cracker barrel.Thanks for the front porch visit. I always love visiting you.

  7. Angela: What a wonderful tour of your cozy porch...love it!! love all your vintage pieces.

  8. Angela,
    What a lovely, cozy porch you have! How relaxing to sit out there morning or evening with coffee or the ever sinfull ice cream! You have dressed it up with such wonderful things! What a great place to enjoy with your friends!

  9. What a pleasure to come visit your porch! I miss my porch SOOOO much - especially in the summer. I'd love to really be sitting there visiting with you and having some of that ice cream. Thanks for sharing, Dawn

  10. Angela,
    Sitting on the porch with you just made my evening. I can feel the cool breeze from your vintage fan as it is very humid tonight in Missouri. Love your little wagon, Red White and Blue (how pretty) my fav is your soft lighting from the lamps. Thank you for inviting me, until next time, Blessings.

  11. Hi Angela, Thanks for the tour of your lovely porch. I'll have some ice cream and you'll find me on the swing. I love to swing!!! lol Wish I had a porch like that. I had one, but we built on and the porch had to go and now we have a 4x4!!!!! Can't get a swing there!!!!
    Till our next visit....

  12. Everything is so beautiful. Your Mr. did a great job on the beds. I just love everything! I can't wait for our next visit.....

  13. Your porch is amazing ~ so very welcoming & warm! Everything looks great! I especially love the old sewing machine planter your hubby made for you!

  14. I love your porch Angela. Everything is so dear. ANd the red porch is awesome!!
    I will make some homemade apple cake. If you make a pot of coffee.
    I'd love to come over for a swing and chat.
    Hugs Granny Trace

  15. Angela,
    I love your porch, so inviting. I'll have some of that ice cream please. Your sewing machine table looks just perfect on the porch. I have one in my garage that I don't know what to do with. Never thought of putting it on the porch. Great idea.
    Love your swing and the fabric on the chains.
    How creative. I also like that you made valances for the windows. You have made your porch look like another room. Great job! If I lived closer I would come and visit.
    Have a nice day
    Country at heart

  16. Such a lovely visit.. I love your porch and the treats were wonderful.. smile..
    I so wish it were real.. smile..

  17. I love your chain covers Angela - I did that with our dining room light too! Save me a seat on the swing & a glass of tea...your porch and yard look wonderful! ~*~Lisa

  18. Oh sweet tea on the glider for me.I like the cool evening the best! Sitting and chatting.Wonderful visit today!~Amy

  19. Angela, Just love your porch, so inviting. My favorites are the wagon, the old fan and the sewing maching planter, really neat. Thats a great idea to cover the swing chains. I'll be right on over for a visit, you see I don't have a porch, love to sit on a porch, just have to visit yours. Take care, try to stay cool in this heat. Vicky

  20. I will take that glider on your porch! I love it all but that is my favorite. I will also take a cup of icecream. Love your porch!

  21. Holy wow and how I've enjoyed my visit! I'd love to have a front porch like yours and with everything there on it:) You've got great style and pizzazz... right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Wow!
    Your porch is amazing!
    I've been wanting to change mine up some.
    It has looked the same for years.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Now heading back up to look again.

  23. I echo all those who commented on how inviting your porch looks.How pleasant it would be to wile away an evening sitting there drinking tea or lemonade, chatting and stitching! Love the wreath with the little flags. Thanks for sharing. ~Roberta

  24. So pretty~ I will come visit you any day on your porch~ so inviting~