Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer porch and Country Living Magazine

This is the last of the summer porch posts as I'm sharing the side porch with y'all today:-)

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This is one of my favorite spots, and I so enjoy having my grandmother's iron patio set here.

It really is a great spot for morning coffee. A "Lochs of Scotland" coffee pot keeps my coffee warm, and classic "Blue Willow" completes the blue and white theme.

I fell in love with the tropical print of these "Whippoorwill" napkins at World Market. They also wash really well and don't need ironing, so they are great for everyday. 

This is the view off this porch looking toward our creek.

I love this creek, and remember so fondly listening to it, as I went to sleep, through the open windows of my grandparents' house when I was a child. 

Many childhood summer days, I pretended to be Laura Ingalls Wilder in this creek -- barefoot and complete with an old dress my grandmother altered for me to wear:-)

Off the other side of this porch, is a little shade garden.

Yes, this is a favorite spot, and I feel so blessed to be the caretaker of it:-)

You can check out the other two porches HERE and HERE.

I am also super excited that Country Living Magazine featured my front porch on their website! You can see the article HERE.

Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  1. Just gorgeous. I'll be over for coffee in the morning.

  2. Anita, I think this is one of my all time favorite posts of yours!! I would love to have your creek running beside my home just like yours! It's beautiful and do I see 2 concrete chairs on the bank? Peaceful is exactly what you have and I know you cherish it every day. God is so good and the Maker of all of this beauty.

  3. Krista EickmeierJune 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Beautiful! I love how you & your family are honoring & preserving your family's heritage. What a blessing it is to be able to see these pictures of your nurturing & loving this beautiful land :-)

  4. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)June 15, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Congratulations!!!! I totally love this porch, so beautiful.

  5. Kathleen GeorgeJune 15, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Your Grandmother's iron set reminds me of the turn of the century (1900s) when the ladies would have tea in the garden. What a restful place to see the beauty of nature. Kathleen in Az

  6. Penny @ The Comforts of HomeJune 15, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    Your porch looks beautiful. I love he red and blue. Gorgeous napkins, I might have to run by world market soon! Congrats on the CL feature!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! Both your grandmother's set and the beautiful nature. You are so blessed to have both!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  8. Shirley@Housepitality DesignsJune 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Oh how I so love your porch(s) your grandmother's iron patio set and the amazing way you styled the table...You must feel as if you are on a continuous vacation living among such beautiful surroundings. I keep forgetting to check World Market for table linens...they are beautiful...and last but not least...Congrats on being featured by CL...will hop over right now!!!...

  9. Blondie's JournalJune 15, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    You truly are blessed and so fortunate, Anita---for the creek alone! lol! I simply love your home and this post looking out at both sides of your porch thrilled me! And your table with the yummy breakfast---heaven!

    Congratulations on your feature with Country Living. I'm off to read the article! Good for you and you are so deserving!

    Jane xx

  10. Hi Anita,
    come ti invidio !!!!
    Credo che tu abbia la fortuna di vivere in una casa ed in un luogo magico e magnifico !!!!
    Fortunata !!!!!
    Baci Myriam :)

  11. Just beautiful!!! So very peaceful!!! Restful... Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  12. Congratulations on the feature in Country Living on line! Your porches are all so beautiful. Enjoy the summer on them!

  13. I've thought for a long time that your house looks like something ripped from the pages of Country Living & now it sort of is :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  14. Lovely!

  15. Your porch and view are truly amazing. I love the Country Living feature, too!

  16. Thistle Cove FarmJune 28, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Congratulations! CLM is one of my very favorites.