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Ingredients for a Summertime Front Porch:

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It's not hard to create an oasis on a front or back porch -
1. round up a few comfy chairs or a lounge, maybe a swing.
2. add a table to hold a glass.
3. pop in a few pillows and a splash of color in an accessory or two.
...and you have your OWN summertime retreat to enjoy!
Once upon a time, I lived in my dream house. And that dream house had a wide front porch that just said 'Summertime'... It was the perfect place to hang a swing, where I could sit and work or just relax. Add in a few patriotic decor details and a refreshing summer beverage, and it was truly my haven, my retreat. I enjoyed that porch in every season, but especially in summer!
These photos were included in my 'Sweet ReTreats' column in FOLK Magazine's Issue V, Summer 2012.

To see more: http://homewardfounddecor.blogspot.com/2013/05/sweet-summertime.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Sandy K
    Sandy K Oconto, WI
    on May 15, 2013

    nice until it rain's out. I am alway's watching the weather.

  • Betty Conder
    Betty Conder Crossville, TN
    on May 17, 2013

    Its always nice for the neighbors to see your front porch and know they are welcome to come and sit and chat with you.

  • Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor
    Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor Temecula, CA
    on May 17, 2013

    @Betty Conder, you are so right! As a matter of fact, my neighbors were SO welcome that they would bring their horses with them and tie them to my front step railing!! I also hosted a seasonal store in a building on my property, and visitors loved to follow up their shopping by 'sitting a spell' on my front porch!

  • Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor
    Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor Temecula, CA
    on May 17, 2013

    @Sandy K , I lived on an island north of Seattle, and it rained nearly every month of the year! I simply folded up the quilt and grabbed the pillows each evening, tucking them into the entry hall closet inside the front door. Everything else weathered the weather ;)

  • Sandy K
    Sandy K Oconto, WI
    on May 17, 2013

    yes, a person get's use to it, I suppose. Thank's for the comment, I'll be braver next time it rain's. lol

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