Friday, July 27, 2012

More about my sister's home...

My sister's porch is a very special place.  It's a big side porch that reminds you of a country cottage home. Wood planked floors painted a soft yellow, a porch swing, comfy chairs, candlelabras, hanging baskets of ferns, flowers....just pretty, pretty pretty.  Heck, I'll quit talking about it and show you!

This vintage table and chairs set belonged to our Mother...

Sister loves chalk boards.  Just look at this sweet vingette on a vintage picnic table.

Look at those yummy tomatoes from her neighbor's garden.
I'm happy to say that her neighbor gave us a big batch to bring home.

This is her lower back patio outdoor room.
 Nothing says porch like a porch swing....

 See why I didn't want to leave....She is the best hostess and her homes says "welcome" from the minute you walk into the door.

I still have more to show you on her home tour.  So stay tuned.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Charming, Sissie, totally charming.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sister did an outstanding and beautiful job..Diane tell her I love it..and I can see why you didn't want to leave..Have a great weekend my dear friend..Hugs Gl♥ria

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So lovely--I can't wait to see more!

Gail said...

Sissie your sister's outdoor living space is just beautiful! I can't wait to see more. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Ozma of odds said...

Sissie, you have so much joyful adoration for your sis. I can "hear it" in your voice, love your birds eye view:)
and i love that umbrella tob, i bought one in the black and cream color!
xi, Rosemary

Ozma of odds said...

ps. i CAN spell, really!!
just watching the opening olympic ceremonies

NanaDiana said...

I wouldn't want to leave either, Sissie! I love her porch(s) and especially her porch swing. I need some new pillows after seeing hers- I can't wait to see more of her place. xo Diana

Alicia@ eco friendly homemkaing said...

Oh my goodness it is just so pretty and she has everything decorated so beautifully!!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow. Her porch is great. Love the white porch swing with it's pretty pillows. So inviting. I have a weakness for chalkboards like that and her vignette is so pretty! I can see why you don't want to leave!

Debbie said...

I wouldn't want to leave either. What a lovely home your sister has, Sissie. I'm sure you had a wonderful time.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sissie! I love her bunnies!

Susan said...

Sissie, your sisters porch is so pretty! I love all the bunnies!!

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous and relaxing porch! I just love porches!!
Miss Bloomers

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Everything is so pretty, especially the table in the first picture, it's gorgeous!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I love her patio!!! I want her to leave that pink rose table cloth in her will for me!! Be still my heart!


Katherine said...

Oh, indeed! This is just so pretty! :D I love each and every part of the decor, but especially the chandelier!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is so beautiful. Because of the dust, it is very hard here to have anything outside. I love big beautiful ferns but every one I've had just dries way up. Way too hot for them where I live. My uncle in small town Ohio has a porch swing like your sister's -- I could just stay there swinging all day long. So peaceful. Best wishes to you, Tammy

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
OH such a wonderful porch, I love the swing with it`s lovey pillows, and the candelabre with red candles. Everything so romantic and sommerly- a heaven in her garden.
Hugs and love,

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Her porch is so pretty....and what about the heart shaped arbor?? OMG!

Bente said...

Oh, I love her porch. So many beautiful details.

Hugs from here

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would not want to leave there either. What a lovely porch and I love her little vignettes. I can see she is creative just like you! Looking forward to more photos. Hugs, Linda

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness... Did i see a heart shaped arbor? Now who would think to paint the porch floor a soft yellow, but it is just charming! Love the red candles she used in the chandy... It's all so welcoming and pretty... all her little touches are adorable!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I can't wait to see more. Looks mighty cute and very welcoming!

Susie said...

Sissie, I love your sister's porch too.:):) Looks like lots of room for everyone to enjoy being outdoors. xo, Susie

Annesphamily said...

You and your sister both share a beautiful charming quality! You are such a doll and your sisters home is lovely and inviting.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup