Saturday, May 1, 2010

OUR SHABBY ...SUMMER....COTTAGE ...PORCH.

This year I thought it would be fun to bring the kitchen table out into the three season porch...
I love it out there...
Created a little dining area...
brings out the Cottage summer feel and I think our friends will like the change of pace too!
I'm all for changing it up and I know many of you are too...


Put this old door behind this little two door hutch I found at a Garage sale years ago...
Painted up the doors....Actually the roses I cut out of wall paper...glued them on and embellished them with paint.
Every year they get softer looking due to the suns fading...I like that.

The hutch with it's new coat of white lovliness....from last year.






More details tomorrow...
Love this little porch....It's what sold me on this house.
Is your porch already for the summer months?
xoxo~Kathy



49 comments:

  1. Oh how I would love to have a porch like that. Yours is just stunning. I love everything about it. Your decorations are so pretty and it is so inviting. I think I would spend all my time out there if I could. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Can I come live with you? I think I'd never leave! I love this porch. We are in the middle of a house rennovation and my husband will be building a small porch on the front. It won't be enclosed though. It will have white railing all the way around. I am excited about it! I wish I could have this shabby white decor, but I'm married to a huntin', fishin', outdoor workin' guy and I know it wouldn't stay white for long :( Oh well! I wouldn't exchange him for anything!

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  3. Hi Kathy,
    I love your summer porch-I would want to live out there for sure!

    Carolyn

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  4. Kathy:
    This is a fabulous room! I'd love to sit and share a cuppa tea with you there any day!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  5. O my what a gorgeous porch!!! I love it all! I am working on my detached sunroom which has stained wood all around the wall and ceiling. THe wood is so pretty and DH begged me now to paint it so I am trying to brighten the area up with lighter furniture. I spent all day painting things today! I wish it looked like your pictures but cabin/cottage is going to be more the look I think.

    I'm going over to hit the follow button so I can see more of your lovely home!

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  6. Your porch is just stunning Kathy. It takes my breath away just looking at it. And if I sat out there I wouldn't want to leave. I love my porch but it isn't three seasons (just screened in) like yours and the pollen is so bad here I just keep a table with chairs and two comfortable chairs out there. So mine is pretty bare. Perhaps one of these days I will get brave and put more things out. I love the stroll through yours - all the pretty things - and that blue bird picture is just lovely. Well, everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  7. No porch:( but yours is lovely! I enjoyed seeing it!

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  8. not THAT ready! :) you have created a charming
    place to enjoy friends and family.

    mine is a little hardier and much less lovely!

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  9. We have a screened in porch that is covered in pollen. I think it is about over so I will start the cleaning and fixing it up soon. All these lovely porches have inspired me.

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  10. That porch would have sold me on the house, too. I just have a little square concrete front porch with a small step and no porch on the back. It's too cold to do anything much with the patio yet - and everything has to be rainproof! It will be nice on the patio this summer but now? Not so much! Love what you've done with your wonderful porch. Having a bit of trouble not feeling a teeny, tiny bit of jealousy. I really want a porch. Hmmm, maybe we could add one!
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. That's very lovely,you have a gorgeous way of doing things...photos are always beautiful.
    blessings,
    glenda

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  12. Oh, Kathy, your porch is so gorgeous! I love all of the pretty white and the softness of those pastels with it! I know I would love to sit out there and eat. Oh, your roses on the little chest are so pretty. You do so well,sweet friend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. I've been wanting to build a porch room out the back where our patio is...and after seeing yours, I'm dreaming about it again.
    Love, love, love your porch...it is beautiful!!
    ~Cindy~

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  14. I love a porch so much and yours is incredible!! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I know you will have some wonderful moments out there this summer. Enjoy! Love & blessings from NC!

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  15. Kathy how gorgeous your porch is and so inviting!!
    Mmmm maybe I will have to come visit you and try it out for myself!!

    Warm hugs,

    Susan

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  16. It looks like I am going to have to add my name to the list of people who want to live on your porch!

    I ADORE your space! It has all of the beautiful things I love and the color is perfection! It sure is going to be crowded out there;)!

    Thanks for your sweet visit earlier...I love hearing from you!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  17. Your porch dining room is absolutely beautiful! I could just stay there all day! Your pictures are so inspiring - I am so jealous!

    What a wonderful place to enjoy the spring!

    vicki

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  18. You have been blessed with the loveliest home Kathy!! How lucky are you!! I just love it!

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  19. What a fabulous room !!!! Kathy.............so nice done !! i love the colors.............

    I am ths sunshine in our home...............so all the rooms where i am...........are sunshining !! hahahahahh!!! love and hugs an sun streams from me Ria.........

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  20. What an amazing job you have done! This must be such a tranquil and relaxing place to be!

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  21. COUNTRYSIDE Sign and white vintage dresses hanging and white white white....I LOVE it all!

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  22. What a beautiful little porch Kathy! So romantic, so fresh and pretty...it should be in a magazine!

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  23. Oh Kathy...Your porch looks fabulous! I just love all the little shabby details that you have on it! I wish I had a porch on my house...but I don't. Your table scape is so pretty!~Hugs, Patti

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  24. Our porches are open so not as creatively packaged as your lovely porch. Still, we enjoy having coffee or tea or wine while listening to the cattle, sheep and horses.
    Your porch is so serene, it shows the work of loving hands.

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  25. I would love to have your porch on the back of my house. I have a view of a beautiful lake from the deck that gets too much sun. I need to show hubby your pictures...sigh.
    Country Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. Kathy, I love this! Absolutely beautiful!

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  27. You are ALL welcome to stop over and PARTY on the Back Porch!!!!
    Wouldn't that be wonderful!
    I'll start the muffins and scones now!
    See you soon!
    xoxo~Kathy

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  28. I love a porch too and yours is gorgeous! And your photos today are lovely!

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  29. That is the prettiest porch I have seen. It's all in the details. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x6

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  30. Lovely summer porch! Everything you do is so dreamy and welcoming!!! Blessings, Marsha

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  31. Kathy !
    as you can tell from my latest post, I ADORE , SIMPLY ADORE the color of your chargers/place mats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Almost more than the guy singing to me right now !!)

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  32. My friend used to have a porch like that, and she entertained there often. Love it.

    =)

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  33. Great idea ... love it, Katy! Yes, both porches, here and at the lake are summer ready. Now, let's enjoy our beautiful Michigan weather!

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  34. What a lovely room, Thanks for joining my blog! I'm following you too!

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  35. Love love love your porch, it is so pretty, cozy
    and cool looking!! Love all those wonderful pastel colors. Nice job, can't wait to see the
    rest of your creative venture. You have such great ideas. Thanks for coming by and encouraging me the other night!! I am feeling more encouraged now.
    Blessings hon,
    Is this the week for Daves test or is it next week? The time goes so fast I can't keep track!!
    Have a great Sunday my friend,
    Blessings Galore,
    Nellie

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  36. Just dropping by to catch up and say hi. Oooh, I love your porch! Still praying for your hubby, hope all is going well.

    Kathy

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  37. i'm gonna come and drink tea with tomorrow! :)
    this is a place i'd nevawannaleave! :)

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  38. WOW!!!! Your summer porch is amazing, how beautiful.
    debby

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  39. So pretty out there! We have been working on our porch too but it's the outdoor variety. Yours is so bright and cheery. The perfect place to have iced tea and a good magazine.

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  40. I"m lovin' it all Kathy. You are such an inspiration for me. I have a sweet little porch also, well 12x16, but has windows all around. That's the problem with putting pieces like a hutch in the corner, but I'm going to try it girlfriend.
    Love Ya' Hope all is going smoothly.
    Love Claudie
    oxoxoxoxo

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  41. Love the porch! Kathy, you have won my giveaway - I had emailed to let you know - please send me your mailing address okay?

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  42. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Unfortunately I have no porch, but you have truly inspired me enough that I'm sure I could do something gorgeous in my kitchen dinerXXXXX

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  43. Hi Kathy,
    This is the cutest, sweetest, prettiest and most romantic looking porch I have ever seen!!
    Youare so very talented and post the most beautiful things. I would love to just walk around inside and look at the detailing on all your pretty things.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  44. So gorgeous! I'm glad it was a rainy day today to catch up on all the lovelies!!

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  45. Kathy...Your porch is a dream...that's where you'd find me day in and day out. :-) Love the basket you made...Wow!

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  46. Oh...and I LOVED the tablescape! Gorgeous colors...perfect for your wondeful porch!

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  47. So pretty, Kathy. I loved your porch when we got 'the tour' last summer. ;) So fun!
    We were just in Cadillac for my grandma's funeral. We had beautiful weather and it was fun to see the pretty lake and all the pretty "up north" attractions. ;) I miss that about Cadillac. We even ate at Charlie's...mmmm! My brother, Dad and I ran by the lake in the morning....beautiful.....good memories with family.
    Love your house and decorating! ;)
    Betsy

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  48. Mmmm...... Oh Kathy I wanna come over and have tea with you too!
    But you may not be able to get rid of me! I love love love all the lil details that make your porch so inviting and romantic!
    You are so blessed!

    Hugz, Dolly

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.