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Monday, June 20, 2011

THE porch parties...

I am joining in with TWO beautiful PORCH PARTIES.
RHONDI
KIM at SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE

 WELCOME
 Most of you have seen my front porch for years now..
I just posted a lot of it when I was showing you my new
AWNING and WINDOW BOX.
but...
I wanted to join these two ladies that have worked hard to put on this meme for us.
SOOO,
just humor me, if you will.
THE PORCH has gone thru very little CHANGE...
 CHANGES thru replacing PILLOWS...
PLANTS...
 But the things like...
the CONKLIN sign with it's cute curly-Q, made by our son, DAVID,
and the metal flag, painted by a granddaughter, JESSICA,
and my little HANDPAINTED mailbox...
and the black shutters that MR. SWEET made..
these things NEVER change..
they are a part of me and my comfy porch...

 THAT  bench has been on my porch for about 32 years..
my mom and I were thrifting one day and I spotted this dutch bench
at ♫♫♪ GOODWILL ♪♫♪
$5.00
 I've had so so many breakfasts 
out here on my porch swing....
I used my vintage BLUE TRANSFERWARE 
to serve cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice on the swing. 
THIS breakfast on the porch was served on my
vintage red tole tray...

...even on a warm DECEMBER morning.
Store bought BANANA BREAD served with sliced bananas..
DELICIOUS !!

TO-DIE-FOR 
BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
from scratch were sooo good.
Bake them up fresh for a SUNDAY MORNING TREAT.
 THANKS for visiting my front porch..
PLEASE take time to visit the porches and decks of BLOGLAND..
It's gonna be sooo FUN. 
♥♥♥
also joining in with
RUBY TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
TUESDAY TREASURES
TWICE OWNED TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY

32 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful BJ!! And so are the folks enjoying the porch.

NanaDiana said...

I'd say the best adornment on that porch is the 3 chicks and baby at the end! Your porch is truly lovely..so warm and homey feeling. A perfect place for a morning sit about with a cuppa coffee and fresh buttered toast. Lovely post- xo Diana

Dixie said...

BJ... I'll be right over!... hehehe... okay... well as soon as the heat lets up... we cooled off a little today in S.Texas... only 99-degrees! (thanks to some clouds that came in from the gulf this morning!)

lovin' that porch swing and some muffins.... a true Texas welcome!

love ya! Dixie

Shug said...

Hey there Bj...I am crazy about a beautiful porch, and your's certainly is pretty....
I'll have to tell you...It is almost to dat-burn HOT to even think of going outside here in good ol' East Texas....We haven't in rocked in our rocking chairs this year...Hopefully we will see a break in the temps soon and I will get inspired to make some changes on the back porch...For now, I guess I'll just enjoy yours...

Sarah said...

Beautiful post, BJ. I hope to have a porch post up soon. Happy to know that Rhodi is having a party this year. I somehow missed that. ~ Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your porch looks great, Bj. I would love to come hang out with you there when it is cooler. It is really hot and sticky here. Our humidity is just awful. Thanks for joining my party when it happens!

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

I have always loved your porch...it is so welcoming. The new awnings are great and I love all of the sweet pillows you have on your bench.
Hugs,
Penny

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'd say that bench was quite the bargain! Love your porch BJ and the last pic is really great:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch is so inviting, BJ! The perfect place to enjoy a little breakfast or a cool drink. I love the bench, too. What a great deal!

XO,
Jane

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and very elegant porch, I lake it!

Debby said...

Can I come over to your cute porch for a cup of sweet tea?

Debbie said...

I just mentioned to my daughter that what our porch needed was a swing. Right now, it's mainly wicker. Yours looks so very inviting.

Tracy said...

Oh what a precious babe...so sweet and all your decorations are quite lovely!
thanks so much for sharing such lovliness!

Kathleen Grace said...

You know how I love your porch! I didn't know your son made the Conklin sign, it's just wonderful! And the painted flag, well you know how I love flags:>) And three beauties (yes beauties!) sitting out enjoying it all.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I saw your porch and thought, "now that is my kind of porch". Love it! When we were looking for a house my two main "must haves" was a pantry and a porch...well maybe ample bedrooms too. I managed to get all 3! Yes, I am lucky girl. Oh and by the way one of my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE things in the whole wide world is a porch swing. I could sit in one for for hours. I don't care whose porch it is. If I am visiting and they have a porch swing, that is where I will be!
Hugs, Sue

Trisha said...

Beautiful porch, looks like a good place to spend the evening in the swing.
Blessings.

mississippi artist said...

I love it all! So cute. I would have breakfast here every morning!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I never grow tired of your adorable porch. It like you...it gets cuter every year!

Willow said...

You have such a lovely porch. I am just going to have to make me a cushion for my swing after I paint it. Just love how yours looks.

xinex said...

Beautiful porch, BJ! I love the swing and the bench....Christine

Mary said...

What a wonderful place to sit, relax, and enjoy a cinnamon roll & coffee! Love your swing!

Theresa said...

Oh how I love your porch and never get tired of seeing it! I always see something that I didn't see before!

Enjoy your day dear BJ, HUGS!

shared exchange hosting said...

Beautiful!

Rhondi said...

Hi bj
I always know when I visit you you will have something fun to say and something good to eat! Your porch is just like you: warm and welcoming with a ot of spunk! Thanks for joining my party.
Hugs, Rhondi

podso said...

Your porch is beautiful and it is amazing how a few small changes can make such a difference. It's great fun to change things just a bit!

dana said...

I always love seeing your sweet front porch.....and how you makes it all so special with your lovely touches.

That bench you and your mama found so long ago is still perfect in that spot today...and I love how you change the cushions and pillows.

It's truly a great outdoor room that you put to lots of good use!!

Happy Porch Party!!!!!!! L, Dana

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely porch post.

But with whom are you sitting, on it, at the bottom? :-)

~♥~

Rhonda said...

I love your porch! So much fun stuff to look at!! Great job! (great blog!!!!) This is my first time participating in Ms. Rhondi's Porch Party...I hope you will swing by my blog to visit my porch! Fresh ice cold lemonade will be waiting on you! :-)

~~~rhonda ~~~~

Jojo said...

I could feel the love and imagine the beautiful memories shared ou your beautiful porch.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your porch looks very inviting! Thanks for linking up to 2nd Time Around!

Becca said...

Would you please send me directions to your house because I'd love to come enjoy your beautiful porch in person! It's so inviting and relaxing. Love that it's splashed with sentimental pieces ... I can only imagine the stories and chats that the bench has heard over the last 30+ years!

Fishtail Cottage said...

i am in love with your porch swing! xoxo tracie