Monday, June 1, 2009

Rhondi's Porch Party

Rhondi is hosting a porch party today to celebrate her birthday.
Happy Birthday, Rhondi!
If you have been reading my blog from the beginning, you will know that at the start of each month, I feature a different blogger's porch, and host them as a guest on my side bar for the month.
I have loved gaining new friendships in this manner, and seeing a lot of beautiful porches in the process!

It sounded like a great idea to meet some more "porch lovin' bloggers", so this month, I decided to feature our own little "romantic porch" for the month of June 2009, and participate in Rhondi's party! I'm gonna have soooo much fun makin' a bunch of new porch lovin' friends!
See the shutters on the window and my window box in the photo above? The window was covered over on the inside of our home with dry wall before we purchased this house. It has made me crazy for a very long time. Last summer I decided to fix it up and enjoy it. So I did! No one knows that it is a fake (oops did I say that?) window...except now I just told you and a few other people around the world!We especially love sitting on our porch in the dark with the candles lit. During the warm days of summertime, we eat many of our meals on the porch. A couple of nights ago, we enjoyed a summer thunderstorm from the comforts of our porch! We have a faux "screen door" and my nieces named the pink bench in front of it a "flirting bench".
Every romantic porch needs a "flirting bench"!
Don't you think so too?

Thank you for dropping by as you enjoy Rhondi's porch party.
Love, Rachel

60 comments:

Esther said...

I love your hanging candle holder! It's beautiful, and makes a cozy spot on your porch!

Love, Esther

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

I love your painted floor! I want to do that to my deck. Thank you for inviting me to your porch party. I hope you take the time to visit mine.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh I love that idea. This is my first visit to your blog, but I just added myself to your followers. Your porch is beautiful.

Happy Porch party.

Karen

Tara said...

What a great place to sit a spell!

Celestina Marie said...

Your porch is so charming. I love the painted floor, hanging candle holdr and the basket of geraniums is so pretty. Thank you for inviting me to your party. I have so enjoyed my visit.
I invite you to stop by and visit my party too.
Have a nice week.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Jojo said...

Oh how pretty and it looks like the perfect place for a girl party!

TattingChic said...

Your porch is darling! I love the diamond painted floor! So cute!

bj said...

What a precious porch...and that floor is wonderful...
Come by and have a seat in my porch swing..
xo bj

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rachel, that is so cute! I love the candlier and the checked floor and the pink bench! So romantic!

Happy Porch Party...

XO,

Sheila :-)

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

Your porch is adorable. Love that shade of green!

Willow said...

Your porch is lovely.

Willow

Sharon said...

You have such a lovely porch! It looks like such a sanctuary of peace and relaxation!

:0) Sharon

Pondside said...

That is, indeed, a romantic porch. I also love to sit on the porch in the evening, by candlelight.

Jennifer said...

Rachel your porch is beautiful.I just love t it looks so quiet and very inviting.Hugs,Jen

Chiki Cottage said...

Im in love! Your porch is beautiful and romantic. Oh how I would love to visit. Thank you so much for sharing. It truley is an amazing place.

The Going Blog said...

You create such beautiful spaces. Happy Summer! I enjoyed your porch party :-)

Barbara said...

Rachel, Your porch is wonderful, love the painted floors and the screen door in the background. Thanks for having me join you on this restful porch, I am growing weary from so much visiting, think I will just sit a while if it is ok.
Happy Porch Party

Carolyn said...

Hi Rachel,
you have done a great job making your porch so inviting. It would be a great spot to sit by candlelight-very romantic!
Carolyn

debbie said...

Your porch is so pretty...a soft, romantic porch.
This is my first time to visit your blog and it is very charming.A porch you could spend alot of time on...I love the floors and the pink bench.
blessings
debbie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very pretty!

Rhondi said...

Hi Rachel
Your cetainly have named your blog correctly. Your porch is very romantic! Thanks for joining my party. Is it okay if I just stay for the rest of the day? This looks like so much more fun than the laundry and housework I have to do!
Hugs, Rhondi

Stacey said...

So pretty! I love the screen door and the flirting bench. The chandelier with candles really sets the mood though. I bet you enjoy many hours out there.

Rue said...

Hi sweet Rachel :)

I have always loved your porch and I love how you decorated it for the party today :)

Isn't it funny that we both have faux windows (sounds better than fake, don't you think LOL)?! It's what makes our homes so unique :)

The flirting bench is darling and I think you just solved my floor questions ;)

(((hugs)))
rue

Candy said...

Lovely place to wine and dine and even a little flirting in the cool evening breezes.

Enjoyed!
Candy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow this is lovely. I love the door, the pink table setting. It is all wonderful and very welcoming...in a romantic way!
Blessings,
Debbie

Stephanie said...

LOVE IT!!! Your porch is wonderful!! So many great ideas (mind if I borrow a few?). I just loved the description of a thunderstorm from your porch. We don't get a lot of thunderstorms here. I had a great time at your Porch Party!

Ronda said...

Your porch looks "just beautiful", Rachel! So very inviting and cozy...

Beverly said...

Rachel, thank you for inviting me for a visit.

I love your porch, and the colors are so pretty and refreshing. I love how you have treated your floor.

And yes, of course we all need a flirting bench.

Debbi said...

Oh I love to decorate my porch too! This was eye candy with such beautiful decorating!

My Crafty Little Page said...

It's just so cozy and "glowy". Love the night pictures. :)Nancy

salmagundi said...

I love your porch at night! It encourages me to use ours in the evening - we never do unless we have company. Thanks for sharing today. Sally

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your porch is so pretty all lit up at night. Love the floor! I plan on doing something similiar to my deck. It truly looks like a "romantic porch"!

Manuela

Laura said...

Your porch is so pretty, Rachel. It makes my eyes happy. : )

Jojo said...

I loved the flirting bench and yes, every porch needs one of those!! The porch by candlelight is so romantic.

ellie said...

Your porch is sooo pretty and romantic. I love the colors you used and what clever way to disquise the un operable window..

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi Sweet You!
Rachel your porch is truly A ROMANTIC PORCH! A porch that you created with love and your talented, beautiful touch! Love it all!
((((hugs))))

xo,
Kim

Elyse said...

what a lovely porch!

xo

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think you have the most romantic porch I've ever seen! I love those chandeliers!

I didn't participate because I was in the other one a few weeks ago.

Katherine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

But...I want one of those chandeliers...I wasn't sure if it was electric or ...if it was candles...I thought electric.
How cute that you photographed it at night with all the lights..soooo sweet! I must go back and look again..enlarge..I keep getting kicked off..so feel compelled to rush...
Our internet provider is messed up..but glad I made it over.. :)
Cutest porch!! Getting lots of ideas!
My porch is out front too...so..I have to be careful what I put out there...so far the furnature is still there... :)
~smiles~
Mona

Poppedijne said...

You are so right.This is a really romantic porch.What fun it must be to sit there with a nice cup of coffee or tea and a slice of cake.Please join my party too.

Picket said...

Morning girl....love the porch...especially the screen door and 'flirting' bench! lol

Thanks so much for coming by...I love the cabinets painted black...but if I ever went cottagey I always said I'd do them in a sagey green at the bottom and leave the top creamy white...the new green like I used on the quilt rack and the shutters is the exact color I would use and now that I have the shutters painted that color I wish I had white rocking chairs lined up down the porch ( but baby girl says that would look so old fashion and has begged me to keep the white wicker out there..she doesn't know the 'old fashion' is what I LOVE!!!! lol lol

Thanks for coming by sweetie and have a great week! ~♥~

Kathi said...

Rachel, Your porch is so adorable! I love it. Is that the window box you were painting in the previous post? Everything looks so pretty. Kathi

Dawn said...

Such a sweet space. Love the "flirting bench". I may just have to put one in so I can keep an eye on my teenage son and his first girlfriend. They'll die when they catch me lurking behind the curtains but a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!
Dawn

Claudia said...

Rachel - your porch look absolutely beautiful! What a haven you have created! Lovely, lovely. I may have to steal that chandelier idea, hope you don't mind!
xoxo
Claudia

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a lovely porch! It would be so fun to sit on it.

Joy said...

What a lovely porch. I love the shuttered window and the chandelier. It looks so romantic.

Joyce said...

Now this is a fun porch!
Joyce

Jean Tuthill said...

Your porch is beautiful. It looks so comfy and cozy. I love the hanging candle holder and the painted floor.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a darling porch! Love the shutters on the "window". Your chandies are very romantic, well done!
Nice to *meet* you!

Ronda said...

I dropped back by to see your beautiul, romantic porch again...so peaceful! :)

Mary said...

Love your porch, it's so inviting! A flirting bench...never knew what they were called before! Cute name!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Your porch is absolutely breathtaking, wow, I love it and it's all pinkalicious!!!! Beautiful.
I just wanted to let you know I'm not an ungracious winner or blogger, I'm waiting until I receive the adorable apron I won from you to post a blog about it so I can post pics and link back to you. Thank you again for such a wonderful giveaway, and I"m waiting on the mailman everyday like the dog does. ;) lol!! Have a super day!
♥ Teresa

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Cute,cute,cute ! Love your chandy !

paintinpatti said...

Soooooo pretty! I love the screen door, and the little 'faux' window. You are so clever. I have an old bench and I think it is going to be painted pink TODAY! Thank you...so inspirational!

Mo said...

I love your porch! So romantic!

~~Rhonda said...

Your porch has so many lovely details...the screen door, the bench, the window (fake or not!), the floor, candles...loved it! ~~Rhonda

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