Thursday, May 5, 2011
My inspiration file is fat and bulging. Full of beautiful porches. I dream about gorgeous back porches, and me lounging about reading books.
For now, they are just dreams, but I thought I’d let you all see what images invade my mind while I sleep.
This one is my favorite. I love the structure, and if we ever actually build a back porch, it will look very similar to this. The modern couches are perfect for that lounging and reading part. And the pink candleabra? Adorable.
There’s no better sound in the summer than the slam of a screen door. I’m lovin’ the detail on this one.
Outdoor dining is essential. Served on a perfectly chippy table, of course. I could hang out in this spot all. day. long.
Oh my goodness, wouldn’t a fireplace be AWESOME? I’m swooning over the more formal structure of this one, and I’m sure it comes with a more formal price tag.
On this porch I could eat at that beautiful blue table, then rock and read, then eat again, then read some more. After dark I could light those cool lanterns and read into the night.
Thanks everyone for visiting me today! Enjoy your weekend! I’m hoping to have some garage sale treasures to share on Monday!
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL OF YOU MOTHERS!
Edited to Add: All pictures in this post from Better Homes and Gardens.
Monday, May 2, 2011
I gotta admit, I’m a leeeeetle bit crabby today.
No…not 43 year old female kind of crabby, that’s next week.
I’m angry at Mother Nature. She forgot to send spring to Ohio. Seriously, it’s barely 50 degrees and pouring rain. We had record rainfall for April, and so far May has been more of the same. Hmmph.
I thought maybe the sun would come if I made some outdoor pillows. Maybe Mother Nature likes pillows??
Nope. She couldn’t care less. I was trying so hard to impress her that I messed up and sewed a wrong side to a right side.
This is what the front looked like AFTER I sewed and BEFORE I turned the fabric “right” side out.
This was the other side.
Oops. I put this one in the drawer and started over.
Here’s the finished pillows. Man, those chairs look BAAAD, I think the only thing holder them together is the 37 coats of spray paint.
Did sunshine follow my “May flowers?” Nope, I had to bring the pillows inside to keep them from getting saturated with rain.
One of these days it will be warm and sunny. And there will be flowers in my polka dot pots.
Then I’ll complain about how hot it is outside. Just keepin’ it real.