Sunday, May 31, 2009

PORCH UPDATE

I've shown my porch to you before, but this is the first time I've joined in on Rhondi's porch party. Be sure to check Rhondi's blog - Rose Colored Glasses for a list of all of the other participants with their great porches.


Finally, our screened-in porch is ready for the summer. We've had such a late and wet spring in Colorado that it seemed like we would never have a usable porch.

A few minor changes were made this year. The old rug was well past it's prime, and has been replaced with a new rectangular braided rug. It was a great bargain online - the shipping was even free.

We moved some of the furniture around to make it more conversational friendly. I love our old hand-made twig table. It reminds me of the furniture in the mountain cabins of my youth - the kind that you can put your feet up on.

I made some new pillows from Sunbrella fabric - no more fading hopefully!

Now, we just need some time to enjoy the porch.

Thanks for stopping by our porch - hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Sally

35 comments:

podso said...

I like your pillows! And the whole porch. It looks like it belongs in Colorado. Love your coffee table. Now take some time to enjoy your porch!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your porch is lovely! I really like your twig table. It would fit right in with me in the mountains I live in. If you have time stop and visit my porch party!
Penny

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you for sharing all of the details of your porch accents. I love that. Your porch is beatuful.

Karen

Willow said...

Everything looks so lovely. You did great job decorating.

Willow

Celestina Marie said...

Your porch is such an inviting spot. I love the twig table and your pillows are such a nice accent touch in those colors.
I hope you do find time for such a cozy spot.
Enjoyed your porch party. Thank you.
I invite you to stop by and visit my party.
Celestina Marie

Gollum said...

Sally, I could sit on this porch all day, into the night, and never want to leave. Your pillows are gorgeous.

Jojo said...

Congratulations on your new porch. So glad you have it ready in time for the summer season. The twig table is perfect!

Shelia said...

HI Dear One! Oh, I do love your porch and glad you've some dry weather now so you can enjoy it! Your pillows are very pretty!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Hi, Sally...I have ALWAYS loved your porch. The pillows are wonderful. I love Colorado so much and I know you have a wonderful view from your porch.
Come by and sit in my porch swing and I'll fix you a snack...:O)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, this is a very cute porch, and I love the pillows and the twig table. You did a good job, and you've made it very friendly!

Happy Porch Party...

XO,

Sheila :-)

A Romantic Porch said...

Your porch is so lovely. I noticed you have a "chicken crate" on your shelf! So neat...I have one too. When I was a child I would sit in it and pretend it was a toy car! By the way. I love the irises on your blog header. I need to find some that color to plant! xorachel

Pondside said...

What an elegant porch!
I've never bought the Sunbrell fabric - I'll have to give it a try.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The mixture of the Adirondack style furniture and the wicker is great. This must be a wonderful haven for you.
♥, Susan

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I absolutely love love love your porch, Sally. I think I've said that before!:-) But I truly mean it!

We have a few handmade twig pieces, made by a friend. Absolutely wonderful. Wish we had more.

Chiki Cottage said...

Very lovely. Im from Texas originally and this porch reminds me of the one I grew up around. I just love it. Thank you for sharing.Very enjoyable.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Love that twig table!!!

Rhondi said...

I love your porch. It feels like a room. And the twig table is great! I am so glad that you joined my party. I think I will just linger her for awhile longer and rest up. It's very tiring visiting all these porches!
Hugs, Rhondi

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

How wonderful to have a porch large enough for a sitting area! I love that table... you won't notice it missing will you? ;)

The pillows are perfect! I think that's what I need :)

You should blog out there on the porch if you have a laptop! I wouldn't ever leave LOL

hugs,
rue

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous porch! Great colors. Looks like the perfect place to relax. I enjoyed your porch party!

Beverly said...

Oh, I love the feel evoked on your porch. Everything is wonderful, and the woodsy feeling is so refreshing and relaxing.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing your porch with us. :)Nancy

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Good job on making the pillows yourself. The irises on your header are so pretty.

Smilingsal said...

How I'd love to sit on that porch and visit with you.

Tootsie said...

your porch is looking very inviting!!! I suppose a cup of tea out there is in order every day!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, it looks so comfortable. I LOVE that twig table. laurie

Carrie said...

What a delightful place you have to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea!
It is my dream to convert my deck into an enclosed porch or sunroom.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a pleasant and welcoming place to relax and enjoy! Love the table! ~Rhonda :)

Picket said...

What a great room for just sitting and relaxing and I love your header pic girl...those iris are glorious...I haven't seen that color before...just beautiful! Thanks for coming by sweetie and I hope you have a great week!

Poppedijne said...

Such a nice place to sit. Thank you for inviting us. Come and join me too.

Happy To Be said...

GM Sally, now girl your porch is just wonderful wished I was there with you to sit and visit...where did you find the umbrella fabric at...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love your twig table and the pillows that you made! It looks like a really wonderful place to relax!

Manuela

bj said...

Hi, Sally, thanks for taking a walk thru my tiny garden.
We lived for awhile in Colorado, a couple of different times. Bill worked for commercial construction and before our kids got older, we would go with him. We lived awhile in Montrose and awhile in Rye, just outside of Publeo (sp?). We miss it and are thinking of planning a short trip back there this summer sometime.
We went to Durango a couple of yrs ago with daughter and family and rode the train again. Oh, yes, we lived in Cortez for a short time once, too.
whew...don't know how I got started on all this!! lol
have a good evening

Pug1 said...

Looks nice and relaxing! CHEERS! Michele

paintinpatti said...

What a great idea to buy sunfabric and make pillows - the way you put the fabric together, it almost looks like a quilt. CLEVER! Love your coffeetable - and the cabinet - and the colors... oh, everything is perfect!

~~Rhonda said...

Your porch is lovely! The twig table and wicker furniture...so pretty and inviting. Great job on the pillows, too! ~~Rhonda