Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July's Featured Porch!

Ah, here it is July 1st and I am almost panicked with the way summer is flying along. But I love the warm months of the year, so I am trying to slow down and savor each moment. Today I would like you to meet Stella and visit her sweet blog. She has a beautiful romantic porch loaded with flowers and water features. After a visit with her, I'm sure you would agree to sit and linger and savor the moments of the warm summer months too. Hey come along, maybe Stella would have us over for a little watermelon on July 4th. This is what she has to say about her lovely outdoor space.
" Although our front porch is where we greet our family and guests our back porch is where we live from early spring until the first frost sends us fleeing. The back porch is really two separate units connected by a walk. The first part is a covered patio and the second part is a wooden deck. By using similar colors on both they flow to together as one unit. This enables us to use the space in any weather because part of it is protected from the elements. My husband and I often have coffee there early in the morning and watch the sun touch the tops of the trees. In the evening we often have a drink and snack together while we feed the goldfish. Our family pets Max and Anne are always close at hand hoping we might drop a crumb or two. One of our greatest enjoyments are the two water features we constructed. One is a simple teakettle that drops its' stream into a small gravel basin. The second was made by stair stepping two barrels that feed into a pond where we have goldfish. Yes, the goldfish do have names. We also enjoy having our family and friends over for BBQ, lemonade and cookies, or something as simple as a watermelon feast.

I hope you enjoy our porch as much as we do."


Stella, thank you so much for taking time to share your lovely porch with all of us. Maybe we can take the chance to drop by your blog to see more! Your porch is beautiful and lush with all of your gorgeous flowers. It is truly a romantic porch! I really think your hanging "candle chandy" is quite stunning and romantic also!

Love, Rachel
P.S. Thank you sweet friends for your sweet anniversary comments and sharing your wedding memories too. I'm trying to get around to each one of you to thank you personally. I appreciated it so much.


Connie said...

That is fantastic and just how I'd like my front porch to look some day. I'll get there so don't worry that I won't, sugar!!! Just gorgeous, honey.

TattingChic said...

WoW! Now, that is one fabulous porch! How would it be!?

sonyadawn said...

thank you for sharing Stella's porch with us. loved the water features, i just shared my porches yesterday on my blog. hurry on over and sit a spell with me.

Carolyn said...

That is such a beautiful romantic porch-I can tell they really enjoy their porch. I love the candle chandy as well.
Thank you for sharing such a warm and inviting porch.


Claudia said...

Lovely porch and deck - I love the colors and the water features. Bravo, Stella!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

I just signed up to follow your blog so I could keep up with your have a great place to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Great post!

blushing rose said...

What a serene setting ... I could linger there for a very long time. The peacefulness comes thru in your pics. TTFN ~Marydon

Terry said...

Oh thank you so much this was wonderful .
What a gorgeous place to live :)
Blessings of joy to you .
Have a marvelous 4th of July weekend.
Blessings of joy to you and yours.
Happy trails

Stella said...

Oh Rachel, What a fantastic job sweetie. I think you did a wonderful job of choosing just the right pictures. And as always your warmth comes through in all you write. Thank you for choosing my porch to share.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love it, I too am trying to savor the Summer.
♥ Teresa

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Porches are sure a wonderful part of everyday life and yours is really lovely! Thank you for sharingit with us and giving us idea.

Victoria Lynn said...

What a beautiful and restful porch. The plants, flowers and fish are amazing. I wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a Happy 4th! God Bless America! Hugs, Victoria Lynn

Cottage Rose said...

Now that is a beautiful back porch, a little bit of heaven to escape every day stress.... I am trying to get ours to look like that. I have to check out her blog.


Arlene said...

What a beautiful porch or porches. So welcoming, I would not want to leave. You have a vacation spot right at your home. Very inspiring and welcoming. Given me ideas, thanks.
My Casa Bella

texasdaisey said...

What a wonderful colorful porch. I love the colors and that pond must make the most soothing sounds. I love the sound of water in my garden it makes me feel cooler in the dog days of summer. Great job.

Joy said...

What a nice area you have there. We have koi and goldfish in our pond and some have really gotten huge.

Lou said...

Good cool morning..
what lovely porches..and beautiful stories of the 92 year old neighbor..
I'll be following you to hear more of her from the front porch.
one bit of constructive criticism..
altho beautiful,my eyes had difficulty in reading the faint printings..could you please darken the color to make it more readily visible?
thanks again for inviting me to sit a spell and chat!