Ingredients for a Summertime Front Porch:


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.
Sometimes the simplest, last-minute details make all the difference!
Sometimes the simplest, last-minute details make all the difference!
Simple Summertime porch decor...
Simple Summertime porch decor...
My favorite place.
My favorite place.
My front porch in FOLK Magazine Issue V Summer, 2012
My front porch in FOLK Magazine Issue V Summer, 2012
Simple summer beverage: water flavored with strawberries and blueberries.
Simple summer beverage: water flavored with strawberries and blueberries.

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  • Deb@homewardFOUNDdecor
    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
    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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