My Alpine Home

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Front Porch Sittin in the Summertime

Hello my friends,
hubby and I are vacationing in CA.  I decided to take a little break from posting Share Your Cup.  Not to worry, it will return next week.  :)
Summertime is approaching and we all need to take time out to enjoy it!
Before we left I readied our porch for some
front porch sittin.

Last year I had our glider, which use to be red; powder coated aqua for my grandsons wedding.  Hubby helped me bring it around to the porch.  Perfect for some
"front porch sittin",
wouldn't you agree?
I painted an old cooler that I had picked up at a yard sale to look like a flag.  It's a fun conversational piece to take on picnics.  I can see it filled with some summertime refreshment.  :)
The large wicker cone hanging on the old door in the corner use to be a planter.  I bought it from my friend, Paula; who hosted the "fleology" vintage flea.  I put a pumpkin in it last fall out by "hilltop cottage", my she shed.  It tipped over one day and the base broke off.  :(  Not to worry, still cute as a hanging planter!  For now I filled it with a cluster of flags.

The wicker stool was also a garage sale find.  I topped it with one of my old scales and added an old honey tin planted with a sweet potato vine.

I also tucked flags into the bucket planters hanging from the porch.  Everything will look much prettier when the plants fill out.

I added a few pillows and an Americana quilt for extra comfort.  I must admit, that the quilt will not stay out there.  It's one of my favs, and it cost me way too much to make to let it get sun faded.
We live in the center of a cul de sac.  At any given time there's generally a lot going on in our little circle.  The neighborhood kids  love to ride their bikes up and down our drive way because it has a slight slope. A few of them own mini ATV'S.  The teens are quite entertaining with their skateboards skills.  It certainly makes for some fun summertime front porch sittin!
Now let's pop oven a Diet Coke and relax!

I will be sharing with these fun parties:


Stacey said...

So inviting! I'd love to have a Diet Coke with you. ;)

Gayle said...

What a fun, inviting front porch you have Jann! I'd definitely like to sit and visit for awhile!

Creations By Cindy said...

YES, I would love a diet coke dear Jann and some front porch sitting. Oh I adore the cooler! What a great idea! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Such a fun porch for sitting and viewing, Jann. I'd love to sit and enjoy a diet coke with you and look at all your pretty things.
Have fun at the beach!

Pam Richardson said...

I love your porch and would be happy to sit there and enjoy a Diet Coke! Enjoy your time and I hope you will blog about Carmel!

happyone said...

I'd like to stop by and have a diet coke with you. : )
Front porches are great and thankful that I have one too.

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing!Let's go!Hugs,Maristella.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Front porch looks great. Have a wonderful time in CA and let me know if you tried the restaurant and if it was good.


Susie said...

Jane, I love that glider. Cute flag cooler too. I hope your travels are safe. I like the bikes and skateboards...but I would not like the ATV's. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Salmagundi said...

I know what you mean about the quilt staying outside in the sun. I just made my new porch pillows, and they are already in the cupboard til company shows up. ---- Too much time and money involved. The fun for me, however, is in the making. Enjoy your vacation. Sally

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty Jan. Love your vignettes for your sweet porch. An ice cold diet coke on that sweet porch would be such a treat. Enjoy your vacation. Safe travels.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great porch - looks very inviting. See you when you return home.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your porch looks so lovely and festive!! Very pretty!!

Jean | said...

Jann, how nice to be welcomed back home from your trip by such an inviting porch!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So true, Jan! Summer passes too quickly in our western areas and I will probably take a month off to enjoy it myself in August. Enjoy tour vacation! Safe travels!

Rose L said...

I hope you enjoy your trip in California. I have quite a few relatives scattered throughout S. Calif. I was there not long ago for 4 days for a funeral.

Jeanie said...

You do have the best sale finds! Love that turquoise -- my favorite color!

Gina said...

Jann, I hope you are enjoying your little getaway! LOVE your front porch. The glider is such a pretty color and the patriotic cooler is adorable! Thank you for sharing with us.

Connie said...

Summer is right around the corner . . . I'm ready :) It looks like you are too . . . your porch looks very inviting. Have a great trip!
Connie :)

Old Time Cindy said...

Great looking porch, Jann. Perfect for summer sittin'.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The aqua and red combination is just perfect and so festive. Love all your planters too. I am loving the sweet potato vine.....the only thing that stays alive on my front porch and it is so pretty when it grows and drapes down.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Your porch looks so cozy and inviting! I love all the sweet touches you have. As you know, I love to repurpose things too, it is so much fun finding a new way to use something whose original purpose no longer works. Your hanging planter is a real beauty! Enjoy your blogging break, summer is here, lets enjoy the outdoors :)

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your porch is so inviting. I love the glider painted aqua. All the elements work together so well. The cone of flags is my favorite element. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.