Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's May, it's May...the Merry Month of May!

It's porch sitting time!

But before that can happen,


some pretty heavy cleaning needs to be done!


The flower boxes need to be planted.




The wicker furniture needs to be moved off the porch and cleaned.



The porch floor needs a thorough scrubbing.


Once that's done, the wicker furniture can come back.


New cushions need to be sewn.


Buttermilk Cottage's color theme is red, blue and yellow.

Happily I already had what I needed in my stash!




The flower boxes were planted with pansies.




And finally, this week, it all came together!



Daisy's water bowl is even in it's place.




The swing is all ready for some lazy summer afternoons.




This is where I plan to spend many hours this spring and summer.




As you can see, it's plenty roomy enough for guests!




Drop by anytime!





Don't forget my Give Away on May 13,


to celebrate my first year of blogging.


You can get all the details here.


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This week I'm linking with


The Porch Club at Gypsy Brocante


All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home


Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style


Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage


Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Show & Tell at My Romantic Home


24 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful spot. I think it would be hard to leave....I too am thinking about cushions and swings....I want to do one for the back yard swing but it has not roof above it. I hate the thought of bringing the cushions in everytime. Not sure what I will come up with. I thank you for the inspiration. I am off tomorrow. Hopefully I will get something accomplished in the cushion area... Have a great night. Thanks again for sharing. Lisa

Sherrie said...

What a gorgeous porch! Lucky you! So happy it's finally May!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I know I would spend alot of time out there, too. It looks so inviting and pretty. I'm your newest follower.

From the Kitchen said...

I'll bring my book! A glass of sweet iced tea with lemon would be much appreciated.

Best,
Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great porch! I love wicker furniture and your cushions are so sweet! Isn't it great to start getting ready for summer?! Enjoy!

XO,
Janie

the cape on the corner said...

wow, you have so much room on your porch! you lucky duck. i love sitting in my sunroom, so i can feel your love for this space. it is definitely time for porch sitting!

Kim said...

Wow - you've created such a warm outdoor space! Very lovely blog. So glad I found it! I'm your newest follower. Stop by for a visit sometime!
xoxo,
Kim

Dawn said...

Your porch looks so inviting! I need to work on my screen porch now that the Aggie lattice is up. The guys even made me two plant shelves!

Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely adore that porch you guys have! Seems we sort of have similar taste in pillows and such. I made some a few days ago, and they remind me somewhat of yours. Must be something about our hobbies influencing our color choices!
Brenda

Stitchfork said...

Save me a seat! I'll bring the sweet tea and cookies!
xo Cathy

Chris said...

You have a beautiful porch! Thank you for sharing. I am a new follower. Please drop by my blog sometime! http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

What an AWESOME porch! :)

~Liz

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love your porch, everything looks so pretty!! Martina

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your porch is beautiful!! I'd love to be parked out there with our knitting going and a glass of iced tea!! blessings ~ Tanna

MiriamR said...

love your porch!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a great porch! Lots of room and yet cozy. I need to do the same. I've just been waiting for the pollen to go away before washing everything down

Manuela

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

i stumbled onto your blog from some other collection of home decor-oriented blogs, and i almost fell over when i saw the porch! it reminded me so much of a dear neighbor's porch in wheaton, il, that i stared hard at all your details and allowed myself to remember her house. i haven't been her neighbor in 5 years, and your porch pictures made me miss her and her porch tremendously.

your handwork is beautiful, and i liked your facebook link on the sidebar. thanks for sharing.

Lydia said...

If your porch could talk, it would say "It isn't beautiful." To which it should expect a reply, " "but You are oh, so worth it!"

Susan said...

You have a beautiful porch!! I would so love to have a nice porch like that!

His Way or Her Way said...

I love nothing better than sitting on a porch and watching life go by. It's usually good for a few laughs. .lol. You have a lovely porch. Have a great weekend!

Lori

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Look how pretty your porch is. I love it. Now after all that hard work you can sit and enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this at WUW.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely charming! Love your pretty porch~ Thanks for sharing at FNF:)

pretty pink tulips said...

Congratulations, Susan, on your year of blogging!!! That is definitely an accomplishment!

What a fresh and happy spot to spend the warm Spring days. I love those fabrics and seeing how you pulled it all together. Love that swing!!!

xo Elizabeth

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Wonderfully decorated porch! Oh, how I love all of your wicker furniture - beautiful!
Best,
Gloria

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