Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Summer Veranda

Hello everyone,
    We had our fist summery day today and I was happy to be able to enjoy eating out on the veranda again.Yesterday,I spent some time getting it ready for the season as we store all the wicker and the iron bed etc. in the barn for the winter.

I still need to do some little finishing touches to it but this is what it looks like for now.We put the shutters up to block some of the summer sun and also the wind. We used to have a big tree that shaded this end but it had to come down a few years ago.
  If I am not out in the garden this is where you will likely find me.This porch is screened in and even on a warm rainy day I love to relax out here. This is also where we eat almost all of our meals.


The summery linens.
The Apricot Beauty tulips are blooming now.

I would like to stain the floors ivory but for practical purposes they a dark taupe.In the evening it is nice to relax on the bed with a good book.


I hope you enjoyed a peek at our veranda -well,half of it anyway. I will show you the rest of it later.

I am joining My Romantic Home today for Show and Tell.

Also joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

54 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Carolyn, I can just imagine lounging on the bed and enjoying a cup of tea and a magazine! Everything is so pretty!

Suzann said...

It looks so lovely and inviting!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

podso said...

I think this is my favorite part of your house and gardens. It looks like a wonderful place for a nap!! I hope you can get to do that there sometimes!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Carolyn,

Your veranda is heavenly!!! All dressed up for summer. Enjoy!!

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

I love your summer veranda. I put a day bed in our sun room for the summer. It's one of my favorite places to spend time in the summer. I'll bet you get a lot of peaceful and restful time in your beautiful veranda. Thanks for the lovely post. :-)

hand painted by cheryl said...

Looks so pretty and inviting.I would never go inside.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is delicious! I love that bed in it, I would relax so much I'll probably fall asleep! Beautiful part of your house, just lovely and inviting! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
FABBY

My Ugly Garden said...

Dreamy!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I just love all the cottagey touches on your cozy veranda. It's a beautiful space!

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

It is just divine, so serene, i would sit there all day and dream.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful place to relax when not in the garden. It is beautiful and so peaceful!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love this veranda - such a nice spot to enjoy a meal or have a nap. How do you keep bugs from coming up between the floor boards? Do you have screening underneath? I'm just wondering. It was up to 22 here today but will be cooler for the weekend. Enjoy the long weekend!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Looks lovely and I hope you will not get 'rain' inside on the bed... Depends on the wind I guess. A big tree makes quite a difference indeed, it saves a lot of energy as it blocks the cold, the wind and the sun. But what can you do if it is bad?!
If you have time, please see my blog of today about a lady in France that got featured in the French Style magazine of May/June with her incredible ROSES. http://bit.ly/lHobhi
Enjoy your spring and hope you manage all the work that comes with the garden in summer time.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

wow...so dreamy. I am in love. Thank you for sharing the lovely setting. ~ Trish

Susan said...

Sigh, sigh, sigh. Could I please come and disappear from the world on your lovely veranda? The sun lighting up the tulips is so enchanting. I want it to wash over me, too, as I just sit and soak in the beauty. Sigh, sigh, sigh. Thanks, Carolyn. Susan

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Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Oh Carolyn! Your space is so very lovely! It is magazine perfect! I would love to have such a pretty space to eat lunch and read a book! You must feel so relaxed when you spend time in that space! Angie xo

Hélène Glehen : The Painted Rose Studio said...

May I come for a cup of tea and a little chat Carolyn ?
The space is just perfect for relaxing, medidating or reading a good book (by Jane Austen perhaps :o)
You have an unerring taste.

letrecivette said...

beautiful! Like a dream!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a Nice week-end Monica

Lusikka said...

Dear Carolyn, it´s hard to believe that really exists such a dreamy place... Everything is so cosy, the pastel colours contrasts with the floor, very nice! L

Petra said...

What a beautiful places everything looks so lovely. And your birdhouse are also very nice. Have a lovely weekend at your veranda and anjoy.

Greeting Petra.

marit´s,,, said...

LOVELY!
Marit from Norway.

essemia said...

What a beautiful place to spend the day. Or at least a couple of minutes, lol.
Here we have had summer weather mixed with fall since April. Now it's sunny and warm and it's so nice. I hope it'll last but I've heard something about rain, blr!!
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Valerie Jean said...

What a beautiful area! Could see spending restful nights on that lovely bed. I can see why you eat most of your meals there.

Beverly said...

This is such a lovely place to rest and renew. I can see why you love it.♥

Carolyn said...

Looks so lovely and inviting!

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Passionate for White said...

You said it needs some finishing touches....I think not...I can't imagine anything could make it more beautiful and inviting.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful haven you've created!

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, It looks so beautiful!!It should be in a magazine.

Kathy

happy momma said...

Very pretty! I would love to create something like that on our back porch. I have a question that I think someone else mentioned, How do you keep everything from getting wet? Our porch is always getting wet when it rains and the wind blows. Also we live on a mountain and have some hard winds that blow everything off my porches, even my flowers sometimes get blown over and they are quite heavy. If you have any pointers on how to fix something nice that wouldn't blow away or could stand getting wet, I'd love to hear of it. God Bless

Rita M said...

Love your summer veranda Carolyn , he looks so cozy :)

Take care and enjoy the weekend,
Rita

Shabby Soul said...

Gorgeous! If I could twitch my nose & be there right now...I so would!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How absolutely charming! What a gorgeous space~ I love your shutters, your daybed, the dreamy colors... love it! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Cindy said...

Your porch is beautiful! You always decorate with the nicest combination of colors, I just love them all.
Hugs, Cindy

Moments of Grace said...

Oh Carolyn,

Each time I turn on my computer, your blog is the first I visit. I am enthralled by the photos and images of your lovely home and garden. Today's post just made my heart sing. The colors, the decor, the perfect cottage feel, Oh , it was all just so divine.

Please know that your blog is such an oasis for me. When I need a quiet moment, I go to your blog, listen to the music, and relax with the photos. Thank you for bringing such beauty to me over and over again.

Blessings to you today.

In Grace,
Marie

June said...

I have always coveted your screened porch Carolyn! This is something I have dreamed of for so long. Your is everything I think of when I think of Summer.

I loved your new statue. She is gorgeous! And I love how she looks in the garden.
I also enjoyed seeing all your beautiful daffodils.
hugs from here...

CIELO said...

Your summer veranda is super beautiful! Like out of a magazine!

cielo

Georgianna said...

oh, sigh. This makes me also want to take a nap! Don't know exactly why but you make everything so welcoming, Carolyn. I hope your weekend remains sunny and you have a lovely time in the garden. – g

Rowan said...

What a lovely fresh looking place your verandah is, another inspiring post!

Bente said...

Hi Carolyn, What a fantastic veranda. I love the beautiful birdcases. They are so cute.

Hugs from me

Deborah said...

What a beautiful spot to relax in and eat in as well!
Love the way you've decorated it!!

Deborah xoxo

Suzann said...

I always love visiting your blog. Since green is my favorite color, this room truly made my heart skip a beat.

Naturally Carol said...

I am your newest follower..I can't believe how many beautiful flowers you have growing in your garden! Your verandah room is amazing too.

Josephine said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooow! This is a piece of heaven. SO SO BEAUTUFUL!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI CAROLYN YOUR VERANDA IS SO ROMANTIC,I MUST BE LOVELY TO SPEND THE NIGHT THERE THE SOFT COLOR GREEN IS SO PEACEFUL.WHEN I VISIT YOUR BLOG IS LIKE I AM AT A MAGICAL PLACE,THE CHARM OF YOUR HOME IS LIKE OLD WORLD APPEAL.THANK YOU FOR SHARING SO MUCH WITH US...BLESSINGS...SANDRA

Marilyn said...

I've just discovered your blog, and the word that comes to mind is exquisite! Beautiful photography and writing. I feel transported to another dimension of beauty, charm and graciousness.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Carolyn, how lovely!! That's certainly where I would spend my time if it were mine! We have no screened in porch, but I did manage a nap outside on the deck on the chaise lounge covered in a vintage quilt with my scottie, Maggie for comany. Aaah, spring....

Pondside said...

What a peaceful place to spend an afternoon, or as you say, an evening with a good book. Just beautiful!

Pretty Things said...

Everything is so gorgeous, like a bed and breakfast! Amazing!

awal.ny said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my gardens. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- just stopping back to let you know that this post was highlighted at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

Christie said...

Absolutely lovely! The natural floors look perfect to me! All of it is perfect! I am quite fond of the little lamb in front of the tulips, as I have small collection! I feel rested from just looking at your lovely porch! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Erin said...

This is the most amazing space ever! I dream of having a room like this in my home. The bed is the selling point for me! :)

MONICA said...

Wow,wow,wow,your veranda is beautiful!!!!!!!