Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Summer Porch and Fun in the Sun!

Greetings, friends!

I'm excited to be part of the "Fun in the Sun" Summer kickoff party featuring a fabulous group of talented ladies (clearly, I don't belong in their company) who are going to be sharing summer crafts, decor and *much* more over the next two weeks ... there's even going to be an amazing giveaway on the 27th! 

And, since this is a "summer" party, I thought it only fitting to share our screened in porch, dressed for the new season!  So, come on in ...

Please join us here while we enjoy summer cocktails and conversation or quietly watch summer storms roll by.  And, hope you don't mind if we turn our "Old White" chalk painted fireplace on ... gotta have a bit of ambiance at night!  

A few years ago, we added this oversized metal barn star center stage above the fireplace ... eventually, I'd like to replace it with a large mirror, but, for now, I've flanked it with inexpensive topiaries from Tuesday Morning ... 

along with this little French clock from HomeGoods (which, apparently, also met my paint brush filled with Old White chalk paint ... oops):

When it comes to our outdoor space, I love adding lots of vibrant colors!  As soon as I spotted these cute accent pillows at Bed, Bath and Beyond (30% off), I knew they'd be a fun addition:  

And, I'm more than happy to take my decorating books off of this little ottoman from HomeGoods so that you can kick up your feet!  

Over on our coffee table, I'm sure you won't be surprised to see that I added a  bowl of collected seashells, as those are my favorite to add to almost every room:

Even this pretty terrarium from Tuesday Morning couldn't hide from a *tiny* hint of coastal:

And, please feel free to toss the pillows off of the love seat so that there's actually room for you to sit comfortably!  We do it ALLLL the time ...

Or, if you'd rather, come on down here and sit a spell ... 

We love being out here so much that we're getting ready to take down our existing screen *wall* and join this space with our "exposed" patio, making it all one big screened in area ... hope you'll come back and visit when it's all done!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our summer porch!  I hope you got to take a peek at Kristin's (My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia) awesome pom pom lantern,

along with Shannon's (from Fox Hollow Cottage) whimsical summer wreath yesterday!

And, be sure to visit Heather (from Setting for Four) tomorrow who will be sharing her beautiful summer mantel!

Oh, and don't forget the giveaway on the 27th ... 

OR to visit all the stops along the way!

Stop 2: Sand and Sisal 

Stop 3: Fox Hollow Cottage  

Stop 5: Setting for Four 

Stop 6: Debbiedoo's 

Stop 10: At the Picket Fence 

Stop 12: JoJo and Eloise 

Stop 13: DIY Show Off

Have a great day,

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