Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Porches at Buttermilk Cottage

You know the saying about..."best laid plans..."
I had every intention of showing off newly planted
flower boxes on my front porch for
Kim's Blog Party today.
The above picture is how my bedding plants looked
this morning after returning from the garden center.
I love red, blue and yellow together and
these fit the bill.

The pansies from last winter and spring were definitely
looking a little tired and ready to be replaced.

This is how they looked last month.
 The new plants are all in, the pansies are gone.
However, it was hot here today and the new
bedding plants need a little time
to themselves to "bloom."
That won't stop me from sharing the porches
here at Buttermilk Cottage.

The front porch is well loved, and well used,
throughout the year.
In summertime it's my favorite place for a
morning cup of coffee.

We use the front lawn and porch each summer
for our Porch Bistro.

We served cold iced tea on the porch the last time
Buttermilk Cottage was part of the neighborhood
garden tour.

The front porch even serves as the entrance
to our annual Holiday Show.

The front porch dressed for the holidays.

I can't talk about porches and not mention the little back porch here at Buttermilk Cottage.

It's a small enclosed porch and...

...a perfect transition from outside into the house.

A baker's rack just outside the backdoor
is the perfect spot for all those lovely things
we'll soon be bringing home
from the farmer's market.

Because it's unheated,
it's also the perfect place for storing
 goodies during the holidays.

Since, I wasn't able to show you my newly planted
flower boxes on the front porch,  check back later
and I'll be sure to share!

I'm linking this post to
Summer Decks & Porches Party


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Susan, I just love your porch. I love older homes with those big old comfy porches. Looks like it gets put to good use year round. thanks for joining the summer blog party.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love. Love. Love. Love your front porch, yard and back porch, Susan!! Every square inch invites you to sit down and take it all in!! I so wish I were near enough to have a little visit there! blessings ~ Tanna

pve design said...

You have the sweetest porches! My next home will have a front porch and a back one too! Thank-you for your kind wishes for my twin graduates!

no spring chicken said...

I'm still wishing that I lived closer so I could come play on your porch!

Blessings, Debbie

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your porches! That welcome sign is so pretty, too.

Privet and Holly said...

I'm having
porch envy
after seeing
yours! SIGH!
Love love love.
xx Suzanne

Fishtail Cottage said...

Popping over to say hello for the "Blog Party"! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fabulous porch, Susan! I absolutely love the idea of the porch bistro...everything looks so pretty and delicious.

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