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Monday, May 4, 2009

just a'swingin'...

I am playing in TWO great events for TUESDAY...
Thanks to DIANE for 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
OOOO, WHAT A TREAT WE ARE IN FOR TODAY...
is throwing the BEST party today...
PORCH & PATIO PARTY !!
WOO HOO !!!
don't you know there's going to be some of the prettiest
porches and patios being shown today...
swing by as many as you can get to for some
fabulous ideas for YOUR porch or patio...or both !
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WELCOME !
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well....you KNOW i'm from TEXAS...
just GOTTA have a big, ole TEXAS STAR....
GOD BLESS TEXAS !!
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this little hand painted mailbox is right at the end of my porch...
i love this cute little girl...
i can even see her from my dining room back there in the background...
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i love this old, vintage porch swing...
we bought it years and years ago at a neighborhood garage sale...
I have sat here with my kids...all grown up now !
I've sat here with all TEN of our grandchildren...at one time or another...
we've told stories to each other in this old swing...
we've sang a lot of silly songs here...
we've sat and waited until we heard the music of the ICE CREME MAN,
...hurrying to find money for an icy sweet treat..
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yes....i do love my old porch swing..!!
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flowers growing not far from the porch...
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our iris just now beginning to bloom...
i love their pretty color...
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a metal flag that a granddaughter painted hangs at the end of our long porch...
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GOD BLESS AMERICA...
we so need it right now...
I am saddened if our president really said we weren't a christian nation...
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SWEET NOTHINGS
humble cottage FRONT PORCH....
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NOW...before you leave to visit all the other fabulous porches...
please sit down in my comfy ole swing and let me serve you
a piece of COCONUT CAKE and a cold glass of CRANBERRY APPLE COOLER...
you KNOW you need nourishment to travel all over BLOGLAND...it's MIGHTY big, you know !!
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just to keep this afternoon snack HEALTHY...
look.....
i even added some FRUIT for you...so, see..you can even have
ANOTHER slice of cake..!!
:O)
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thanks so much for coming by today...
come again and, I PROMISE we'll do something REAL FUN !
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be sure to stop by these two wonderful ladies blogs...
they work hard to bring this fun time to us....
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STAY SAFE !


46 comments:

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your porch swing is fabulous. Love the touches of Americana and your Texas star. I lived in Texas for many years and loved it. Thanks for sharing your pics.

Stacey said...

Coconut cake on a porch swing...oh man that sounds good! Beautiful!

Susie Q said...

Your porch is so pretty! What a perfect spot tp relax and watch the world go by!

Love,
Sue

Kathleen said...

What a sweet post, it all looks so pretty..and I am saddened by that too!
God bless America!

ceekay said...

Your porch is lovely. I love the Texas touch! And a piece of that cake wouldn't be too bad either!

xinex said...

I'll take some of that coconut cake and give me a piece for my hubby too, please. It's his favorite. I love your swing, BJ. I wish I had one on our porch too. And love the flowers surrounding your porch....Christine

ellen b said...

What a great porch swing. Now pass me that cake and no one gets hurt :0)
Happy Tuesday Bj!

Allidink said...

LOL ooo cake! Bj you always make the best looking things. Your porch is so nice! I love that you have a swing out there. It's a nice place to share a moment with family as you said. My stepmom and I kind of have that but it's not a cool swing on an awesome porch LOL. But it's nice to have a little place to relax and share :)

All the best,
Allison

Melissa Miller said...

Oh BJ first things first my goodness you do know how to share some fabulous desserts with us.
That is the yummiest and moistest looking Coconut cake I have ever seen! MMM...:)

Your porch flowers and swing are wonderful. It all looks so welcoming and very pretty.

Happy almost Summer!
~Melissa :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh, I can just see you swinging all those grandchildren on your porch. BTW, you are way to young looking to be 71! You must take good care of yourself.

Happy outdoor living!

Kelee Katillac said...

Charming BJ!!! Sweet images!

love, kelee

Diane said...

Love, love, LOVE that porch swing! I can just imagine all the wonderful memories made there over the years! Sad to think, much less say, that it is true. The American President proclaimed before the Turkish people that, indeed, America is NOT a Christian nation. CNN news has the footage fo the speech. Breaks my heart just to think about it!

Have a great week and enjoy that swing!!

Many hugs..........

Diane

Chandy said...

Ok, hand over that coconut cake! And save some space in the porch swing. Wonderful and relaxing pictures!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

My friend, now this is the kind of porch that I could just spend some long hours of joyful conversation with you!!! That old vintage porch swing just says it all...come sit awhile and relax!!! You have it decorated so beautifully with the pretty cushion and all the beautiful pillows! Just makes me want to sink down in them and swing a spell! Of course, I'll have my plate of that scrumptious coconut cake in hand!!! I love that other cute little bench too!!! Beautiful...absolutely beautiful!!! Oh yes, and your mailbox is adorable...did you paint it? Your granddaughter did a marvelous job on that metal flag painting...a big hearty AMEN to God blessing our great land!!!

Thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven on earth with us, Darlin'! I sure enjoyed my visit!!!

Love ya,
Chari

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

I have always wanted a porch swing! Your porch is wonderful!
Hugs,
Penny

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your porch BJ! Looking at the photos I think the little pillow on the very end of the porch is the same fabric that I used to make one of my clothespin aprons last week! Isn't that funny? I adore the metal flag your grandaughter painted:>)

Amy said...

Morning BJ,
Thanks for stopping by today. You are just too sweet! I am just loving your porch. It looks so cozy and inviting. I just put a porch swing up 2 weeks ago. I am hoping to have all the memories there that you had on yours. Yum...coconut cake with apple cobbler cooler? Oh my gosh....it was delicious! :) Amy

Diane Duda said...

Every porch needs a swing and a flag! All the rest is just icing on the coconut cake! :)

Stopping by to thank you for Flyght support! I/they really appreciate it.

xo
di

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

I love your porch. I would be sitting there for hours...
Kisses to you and to dear Cate!!!

Marcela

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

BJ: First, the "writer thingy" is so easy. Just follow my link to the download. Make sure you uncheck all the other stuff and just get writer. Second, when you compose your blog in it, write the text for a picture, then insert your pic, BE SURE to look to the right side immediately because it will say, inline, right, left, etc. That's where to choose the placement of the pic. If you forget, just delete the pic and insert it again. EASY!

Secondly, in my previous post I requested a moment of silence for our turning in of TX driver's license for VT ones. I know YOU observed that! LOL!

Finally, love you post, takes me back to TX. I almost joined Second Time today with my vintage gloves and key pic, but I had to add the others which really don't qualify.

Smilingsal said...

I like that mailbox!

Oh! Is that COCONUT CAKE? That's my very favorite. Please ship me some ASAP!

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for your comment about my recipes. For some reason I'm thinking "food" all the time lately. Could it be my diet☺ As with anything good in life...it's better when it's shared and who better to share it with than friends...

My gosh, it seems that a lot of the blogs I ♥ originate from the Lone Star State☺

marty39 said...

Oh I just love a porch swing. I don't think anything looks more inviting. Your porch is so lovely with the hanging basket and all the lovely decorations. Hugs, Marty

Helen said...

I have always loved those huge Texas stars and would love to hang one out on my deck wall. Wish me luck finding the perfect star!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

How much more can there be.... coconut cake, on a lovely porch swing...... delightful dear BJ...... you are always a high light to my day...
HUgs
Linda

Betty said...

I do love a porch swing. We had one when we were growing up and have some wonderful memories. Thanks for showing all your pretties that you see each day. Wish I could stop by and have a piece of that cake with you. Texas is a bit of a ways from me though.

Betty

Sheryl said...

How inviting, I love your porch, let's have a cup of tea and some of that dessert.

Happy To Be said...

GM My friend...Girl I am loving your swing...I have one also BJ and spend many an hour sitting and swinging with my grand babies...who are also grown up now...Oh the memories of that old swing my friend..This is so funny my grandson josh just called me from TX this morning and was talking about us sitting on the swing and watching the stars at night trying to figure out which star was what...May you have a great day my friend..And I always pray for our nation...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

sue said...

mornin BJ, you have an awesome porch and I just love a great porch swing! I have the hooks in the ceiling for a swing but it kinda scares me cuz what if they weren't put in the rafters and I sat on a swing and it came crashing down!LOL!! So I just sit on the glider and the rockers! BJ, now you know I am a supporter of President Obama, I saw that speech you are referring to. He said we are not JUST a nation of Christians, BUT a nation of many faiths. And went on to name the different ones. Of course he didn't say we are not a Christian nation, he is a Christian man for goodness sakes. Seems so much gets twisted by the media, and so many false rumors get out there. Its sad but a fact of life. :-)) Have a great week BJ! xoxo

Denise said...

Ooh...that coconut cakes looks so yummy! I absolutely love coconut.

XXDenise

The Muse said...

Bj you described your porch as "humble"...isn't that the best kind? One just feels overwhelmingly welcome upon coming to visit you!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I'm not sure about sizing photos. Yes, I can see why you will need larger ones. Can you pull the corners to make them bigger? I'll try tomorrow when I do my posting and let you know. I don't know about the cutest blog background. I use Houseof3 Header (so cute, check them out) and no background 'cuz I have so much junk on the side. I'm still redoing all the time.

Debbie said...

Such a sweet and adorable porch. Swings are like dining room tables, you can talk about anything there. Sweet memories, Debbie

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I finally am getting some visiting in. I have missed you this past weekend. We were knee deep in Senior games activities. It is big here in Franklin and there are lots of old folks just having a ball doing all kinds of sports events. Would you believe running relays, playing tennis and bowling etc. I actually walked a mile. LOL.

I love, your porch BJ and your Texas spirit. I can just imagine all the wonderful times you have had on that porch swing. You make me smile all the time. You really made me smile when I saw my big ole picture on your sideboard. That is the sweetest thing for you to do. Thank you My sweet sister friend. Now if i could just have a piece of that cake!!!

Love you...Jeanne

PS I am showing my garden and porch tomorrow on Outdoor Weds.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is all so pretty BJ. I missed visiting yesterday evening. Allergies!!! Went to bed early!

We're going to the lake tomorrow...hoping to fish (J) and sit on the deck (Me), and catch up on blogginess!

Deb said...

BJ

wished we lived close by I would be sitting on your porch every afternoon...

The Raggedy Girl said...

Really lovely and inviting.

The Raggedy Girl

Chrissy said...

B.J I would love to sit on that porch swing and have a good old chat and blather with you!!! Great post, all the best dear friend, Chrissy

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your porch swing. What a great place to read stories & sing to your grand kids. I have a porch swing in my back yard. And I have a grand son. Now if I can only get him to come up to my house for some reading & singing. Thanks for sharing.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

What a beautiful porch you have! You know, when I come here I just know something special will be waiting! :o) This indeed is one lovely post!

Smiles...

Beverly

Carol said...

Well, I'm glad that I stopped by for that coconut cake! I love your porch swing..can imagine rocking away the hours there! Thanks for visiting my blog today (I'm new at this!).

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello BJ! I love your porch! Sweet little touches everywhere! I will have to check out the party I missed out on! Darn! Have a great evening!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Jackie said...

BJ, I want your porch swing!!! I absolutely love it....I can just imagine sitting in it with my honey and having a cup of coffee on warm summer nights.

God bless.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ...I love your porch! And your swing looks so comfy! So many wonderful memories! I made a piggy out of myself and had two slices of cake...since you said it was ok. {{blushing}} It was delish! :-) susan

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear BJness! Oh, I love your porch and all your pretties. Now I would love to come and sit in that porch swing! And of course have a slice of that coconut cake! Yum!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Your porch is so welcoming, warm, and cozy. It's just the kind of place I would love to sit and have a glass of sweet tea. I think my favorite thing is the darling mailbox. I love the Texas star too. We have those all over here in Ohio too! I have two outside at the new place.

Kady