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Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Settings II

When I'm not on our front porch I'm on our side porch. I noticed our side porch has quite a few "misfits", unsold items from my shop and the flea market.This white table/chair combo is the last of 4. Maybe it's meant to be that I end up with one to hold my VERY PINK umbrella! This potting shed is a misfit from Very Vintage and the French Flea. I acquired it from a lady whose late husband crafted it from an old door. It now houses bird seed, squirrel peanuts and garden junque. The ornate white pillars didn't sell at the French Flea III, so now they're mine. Recently, we had a yard sale. This Hello Kitty pillow didn't sell for $1, so my 5 year old "rescued" her. She now adds a youthful whimsy to our porch. How could I let her go? What was I thinking? There are a few items I purchased. For example, I bought the vintage metal furniture I call a "couch." It's sturdy and perfectly rusty! I also bought a pair of pink metal lanterns (only one is pictured.) They're open on all sides causing candles to extinguish with the slightest breeze, so I use battery operated faux tea lights. This bird feeder is a great vintage find! This is Rex our adopted outdoor cat. He's my favorite find AND he loves our side porch. It's where he eats, bird watches and lounges. There's something wonderful about a porch cat!

26 comments:

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Cindy, Rex is too adorable! Seems like the side porch is his domain! ha! Smart kitty!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Annie said...

I don't blame your daughter! She obviously has good taste...

Caroline said...

Your porch looks great...I love how that pink umbrella adds a pop of color and that hello kitty pillow fits in perfectly. Don't change a thing!!

June said...

Hi Cindy,
Porches are my favorite places of a house and yours would be a delight to wile away my hours. So many beautiful things to look at. I am so glad you shared this space for all of us to enjoy. Move over Rex!
Smiles,
June

GeorgiaPeachez said...

It's all so fabulous, especially that bird feeder. I am coveting that!! xo, suzy

Sares said...

Beautiful outdoor spaces. I could definitely hand out there and relax for a long time. Love that pink lantern and old white hutch. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

stefanie said...

i LOVE your porch, i want to be rex and live out there.

Shabbee Chick said...

What a beautiful porch!!!

Elyse said...

okay, miss cindy, now i am really coming over for that cup of coffee! this is the most amazing outdoor space. i am in SWOON-overdrive over everything, especially the potting shed!!!

awestruck in ri

xo

debi said...

Oooooooh! I love it all! Sooo pretty and cozy!

I'm Julia said...

How pretty. I'm loving the pale yellow bench, which is odd because I'm not a big fan of yellow. Maybe, to my eye, it's the thing that pulls all these wonderful elements together? This certainly is an enchanting little corner.

~Pleasant day,
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the hot pink umbrella. The "left overs" look wonderful, I wish I had them. Don't forget you were going to let me know when the Ventura Swap meet is meeting again. I really want to go. Martha

Beach Vintage said...

I am in love with your porch!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Love the side porch & Rex. What a sweetie.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

It's beautiful all the way down to the Hello Kitty pillow!

Miss Gracie's House said...

What nice *rooms* to have...don'tcha love the leftovers?
Oh ya, that's why I'm in such a pickle...too many leftovers!
I love it all...especially the potting bench...that got my wheels to turning! Just what I (my hubby) need...more ideas!
Rene'

Jennifer Froh said...

That porch is FABULOUS! and your kitty is adorable!!!!

This is my first time visiting your blog and I'm really enjoying reading through it. I hope you'll stop by mine and say hi sometime :)

Jenny

pinkstilettos said...

I love all of this stuff! It's all so cute!! Daisy~

GWEN said...

I LOVE YOUR METAL COUCH! YOUR DECK IS ENCHANTING. LOVE YOUR BLOG! BLESSINGS! GWENNY

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love your porch, the lanterns, all the cute furniture, the pinkness!! and your kitty. That's where i'd be right now!! It is so HOT today!!
♥ Rebecca

Lori said...

Two cute kitties, add the sweetest final touch! Lori

Cottage Flair said...

Great outdoor space and fantastic finds. Love the couch and pink lanterns. The three blue chairs below are very eye catching. Just beautiful.
Jennifer

Tracey said...

So pretty...and I ADORE that potting bench - that's a special piece, very cool!!!

:) T

Mermaid Queen said...

Love all your unsold misfits Cindy, and you kitty looks so cozy and content. Hope your summer was a great one! Take care, Martha

Simply Glowing Gifts said...

your beautiful photos are very inspiring, yet relaxing~thank you for sharing!!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great Potting station....and you do have CUTE PINK STUFF!!!!