Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.




Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Front Porch




We have been spending a lot of time on the front porch in the evening, lighting the candles, and listening to classical music.  We had it painted in the Autumn during a trip to New York.  We've been enjoying it this spring more than ever before.  You may notice that the porch ceiling is a light robins-egg blue, which might seem an odd choice.  Back in the day, porch ceilings were painted this hue to mimic the sky.  It was thought that wasps, bees, and other nesting insects would consider that the blue was the sky and keep moving on.

The rockers are from Walmart and the other furnishings are all from Goodwill down the street.  I was amazed to find the wonderful Singer sewing machine table, plant stands, and the vintage oil painting there.  The picture frame was a yucky maple finish, so I spray painted it black to match the rockers.   I really broke the bank with it, $2.25 plus the black spray paint.  I may write an ode to spray paint some time.

An oil painting hanging outside is so Kim McCole from Daisy Cottage, isn't it?  Only Kim would have painted the frame bright red or bright yellow!  The painting would be right at home at her house, though.  I think that's why I bought it!  http://deardaisycottage.typepad.com/

I've been spending my quiet time with God here in the early morning, reading the Word, rocking, praying for my stepfather's health, and waiting to hear what God has to say to me.  There's something about a rocking chair that puts you in a better stance to listen somehow.  Trust me, I need to have some kind of aid in order to be "slow to speak and quick to hear."

8 comments:

pattyo said...

Just found your blog from over at Daisy Cottage. You, too, are an inspiration! I was feeling a bit down today, but you helped lift my spirits.

Daisy Cottage said...

Dearest Annie,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your beautiful comment and all of your nice words. I can't tell you how much that meant to me. I am not deserving but am honored to know that I have inspired you in some way.

AND YOU my love have inspired me! Your porch room is fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous! Bravo! I love everything - so pretty and welcoming. And the black paint for that picture was the perfect choice!

Your porch is as dreamy and beautiful as you are. Enjoy your rocking chair and all of the peace that it brings you.

Much love and thanks,


Kim

Rue said...

Hi Annie :)

I found you via your comment over at Kim's blog and I'm so glad I followed you! I can tell how sweet you are just from your comment and now that I've arrived here, I can tell that you are by your home too :)

In fact I swear I've been here before or maybe it's just because you remind me of someone else....hmmmm... anyway, I'm off to read some more....

Your porch is darling!!

rue

Sheila said...

It is the first time I visit your blog, your home is just awesome. Thank you for share those great spaces. I am really jealous.

XXOO

Debra said...

Oh! Love it all, especially how you tied everything together with the black. Now excuse me while I go and copy everything you did. :) Blessings, Debra

Judy said...

Soooo pretty!

I like the idea of why porch ceilings are painted blue. And, it just looks cool!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Oh I love this!! I would love for you to visit my blog. I have a Giveaway from CSN for $ 40 dollars!

Debra said...

Okay Anne... I hope you realize that ever since I saw your porch make-over, I've been totally disatisfied with my own porch. Totally. Disatisified.

Thanks a lot. :)

I did rearrange everything out there this afternoon, and well, it looks better, but the colors just don't feel right. I may email you some pictures soon for color help. Or I may just spray paint everything black and call it done. :)Hmm.

Blessings, Debra