Monday, August 2, 2010

Porch Pleasures

Hello everyone,
It is another beautiful day here and I am enjoying it so much. The garden is in such glorious color and hummingbirds are zipping around from flower to flower and butterflies are fluttering about.
I have lots of photos I want to share but today I thought you might like to see some of our little porch.
This hall stand belonged to my parents many years ago. It was stained a dark color and I painted it ivory.
I love hydrangeas in all colors.
I love hats and often wear them in the garden.
I take pleasure in seeing the sun shining in on this little corner of our porch.
Today, I am joining with Cielo for Show off your Cottage Monday at the House in the Roses and also Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
I have lots more to share so I will be back tomorrow and I hope you will too!
Thanks for visiting ,


ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Ciao Carolyn!
Mi credi se ti dico che proprio oggi ho deciso di mettere un bel mazzo di ortensie come centrotavola nel mio terrazzo? E c'è anche un cappellino di paglia molto simile al tuo ! Le tue lezioni di stile cominciano a dare dei bei risultati !

Un caro abbraccio ♥

♥ Maddy

Susi said...

Ohhhhhh Carolyn ;o))))
wonderful... great... I love this pink flowers..... Hortensien in Germany...
the Comination with white - a Dream..
Hugs Susi

Unknown said...

How lovely!
You have a beautiful blog! ;)

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Beautiful vignettes Carolyn, such a pleasure to see all that lovely pink and the pitcher is very pretty. I love enamel ware also!
Tina xo

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh how I love hats"... I'm so very happy that I'm from a generation that used them... Funny thing is I hated to actually wear the hats, BUT LOVED them anyway... I still love to buy hats although now they are garden hats in the fashion of "Your Beautiful Ones on this post"... and I DO love to supply my visitors with them as they come to explore my gardens... AH, thank you for your wonderful post and the memory your hats sparked for me...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The hall stand from your parents is quite lovely in the cream colour and a great place to hang your gardening hats. I've often wished I somewhere for mine but the good ones stay in a hat box and the less expensive ones get thrown in my office.
I always enjoy the flowers you share with us.

Anonymous said...

Your hatrack looks lovely with all of your pretty hats displayed on it, and your flowers are beautiful!! Your pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a wonderful day!
~ Jo :)

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Carolyn :) I so love your hall stand; it looks wonderful painted that Ivory color..much better than the brown, right :) And how the more special it is that it belonged to your parents. And how beautifully you have it displayed with your lovely hats and pretty your sweet mosiac too!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love hats too! And your hydrangeas are an amazing colour; a beautiful shade of pink! Love your parents' hall stand and it looks lovely in cream. Have a beautiful week.


CIELO said...

Simply delicious! Thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your cozy home!



Diane Drake said...

I adore your blog! Such beautiful pictures of your home, porch, and garden. You must be in heaven! Diane

Gunsside said...

Lovely blog, and beutiful mosaic post ;)

Nita Stacy said... lovely

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn the gozy hat on your hat stand is perfect for my son's wedding. It is an outdoor wedding and I do not like the sun on my head. Is it vintage? I would love a picture to show to a hat maker here in Ontario. Your porch mosaic is beautiful. Take care and have a lovely week.

Carol at Serendipity said...

The pink hydrangeas are gorgeous. Beautiful photographs as usual. Love your little porch.


SeelenSachen ♥ said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love the hats and your pictures are so wonderful!

Greetings and a big hug,

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hats and Hydrangeas...what a lovely combination.

jninecostumes said...

Your flowers are always so pretty and your photos are stunning. Wish it was a little cooler here. Your garden makes me feel better. California is just hot where we live. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Totally gorgeous. I need to "feminize" my home more and you always have such lovely ideas..

Erin | Bygone Living said...

So cheerful! That bouquet would easily brighten up any day! ♥

Kathy said...

Love the beautiful hall stand, the hats and especially those beautiful flowers. Such a dreamy vignette!
Hope you have a fantastic day,

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Carolyn,

Oh, thanks for sharing part of your home with us. I love hydrangeas. In fact, I was at the hospital last Saturday...NO worries, I was just parked in the parking lot, so I could dash across the street to a yard sale!!!!...but as I was driving around I saw some beautiful of course I had to take a photo and create a collage. I posted about it a few days ago!!! I love the pink hydrangeas you show in these photographs!!! Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)