Thursday, September 08, 2011

Farmhouse Friday #5 ~ Farmhouse Porch

After that amazing show you gave us (post and photos coming soon), and these wonderful 70 degree evenings, we spent a few days off at the Farmhouse on Main.

During that time, we officially laid claim to the front porch....now we can say this sweet place is ours!

Porches are such an important part of our homes, don’t you think?

They are the sweet greeter of a home, inviting and friendly, that undesignated part of a home that belongs to all
 and is owned by none.
The front porch is our chance to welcome our guests even before we’ve opened the door. While they wait, the porch is already saying hello. 
It’s an important space.

So, it’s only fitting that this was our first official project at the Farmhouse on Main.

We added a porch swing and a rocker, lots of plants, and even freshened up the lighting.

I love these farmhouse style lights and was amazed by the difference they made.  

As a child, it seemed everyone sat on their porches in the evening. I can remember waving to neighbors as we walked or roller skated by.  We don't seem to do that as much anymore.

Do you notice it too?

Now, most porches seem to sit alone, wouldn't it be sad to lose such a sweet tradition?
So, perhaps this weekend we could turn off the electronics for just a little while and spend a little evening time on our porches. 

Chat with a friend,
throw a smile to a neighbor,
steal a kiss from a sweetheart,
pretty sweet stuff.
I have so much more to share with you, lots of blogs heading your way.

But first, what’s going on in your world? Link up below and tell me about it.  And, I'd love for you to add the Farmhouse Friday button to your blog!


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Have a wonderful weekend my friends!










41 comments:

White Rose Cottage said...

You are so right about people not using porches like they used to, we used to know who all of our neighbors were.

Your porch looks so beautiful, love those lights and the galvanized bucket with pumpkins!

Ellie's Bungalow said...

OMG, I want to take a nap on that porch! I can't wait to see more of the makeover of your farmhouse!

Have a great weekend!

Petal Place said...

So beautiful! More photos please!

Cozy Little House said...

Nothing sweeter or more nostalgic than a welcoming front porch!
Brenda

Sallyford said...

Beautiful! It looks so cozy and welcoming. I so wish I had a porch. We live in Central Florida and I don't see porches in my sub-division :( We like to visit Celebration where all the homes have welcoming porches and people do sit out watching the world go by.I guess I can dream, and share yours for a little while. Many thanks for sharing, Sally xx

Clydia said...

Oh Gah I love that porch of yours! Plus all those mums...looks like fall! :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Girl, lovin' your porch, I have serious porch envy here. Your new light fixture is perfect! mums and pumpkins, oh yeah, I'm ready!! just linked up, thanks for being linking up to VIF!! xoxo Debra

Sherry said...

Love your new light fixture and your porch decor! This post just gets me started on my front porch. I can't wait to do some more! Thanks for having us over!
Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

Your porch is SO sweet...it would make me want to stop and say hello to you or your cute doggie!! You did a wonderful job freshening it up with flowers and plants and that cute rocker. Love it!! :-)

XO,
Janie

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how I love porches! And this one is a beauty! And I'm intrigued by the yellow striped pumpkins or gourds. I have never seen them before, but they are adorable too!

Sall's Country Life said...

Oh, I love this porch and I LOVE porches. We use ours all the time, speakers wired out to it so we can dance or listen to the local news! (I know, we are crazy, but we practically live on the porch!) I came home from the long weekend and immediately redecorated the porch, I'll be posting soon!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks LaurieAnna! I've been looking forward to your party again. Your new porch is wonderful. Amazing the difference the lights make. Porches are so cozy, and yours is just beautiful!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So adorable! Such great inspiration to spruce my porch up this weekend. We're very lucky that in our neighborhood, front porch visits are part of everyday life. The first thing we did last weekend when it cooled down was go strolling and visiting!
Thank you for hosting us, Laurie Anna!
xoxo Andrea

Heaven's Walk said...

LaurieAnna - I LUV your new porch lights! Where did you purchase them? They would look fabulous on Heaven's Walk.... :) Your farmhouse looks so cozy and welcoming. You must be sooooo happy to be finally moved in!

xoxo laurie

AshTreeCottage said...

Your porch is wonderful! We have a front porch too and it's such a sweet and welcoming spot to sit and rock and watch the neighbors stroll by. Everyone needs a front porch! Thanks for hosting Laurieanna.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Fairfield House said...

LaurieAnna,

Can't think of a better place to recoup after the busy few weeks you had! You've made your mark on the house and it's beautiful -- love the vintage bike (I have one of my gardens!) and the farmhouse style lights. What a difference small changes make! Wish we were neighbors, we could talk to each other from our porches rather than the internet.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Lori said...

I do remember folks sitting out and visiting. Not so much anymore. Your porch is perfect. Can't wait to see it at Christmas time!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your new lights look great on your porch. We live on our porch 10 months out of the year! I was interested in your screen doors. Were they original to your house or did you purchase them somewhere? I am looking for a new screen door and the design of yours is unique.

Liz said...

Oh goodness! Your porch is wonderful. It is just perfection. Thank you for hosting this great party! :)


Come by and say Hi! I'm having a giveaway.:)

~Liz

Nancy said...

That fronch porch is so welcoming and beautifully set for Fall! Picture perfect in every way!

Nancy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hey Laurie, I love your porch it's so pretty and the farmhouse style lights adds the perfect touch!!!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

the little touches you've made
on your delightful front porch
are so lovely
and welcoming

all linked up
with my painted cabinet

have a wonderful weekend.

alison

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

I love your porch. Just moved down south and am looking for that special cottage with porch! Just love them, they are so special.

Darla said...

Our porch is the one place in our home that is always occupied! It's not neat and cozy although it is lived on with the arm always willing to wave at a neighbor driving by.

The Summer Porch said...

I love your porch and I agree with you people just don't seem to sit a spell anymore. :) Welcome back and Thank you for hosting.
" The Summer Porch " such a play on words. :)
Have a great weekend,
Hugs Rosemary...

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

When I saw your porch lights, I had to go out and look at mine....very, very similar except mine have a base! How funny and, of course, the swing porch and wicker furniture for lounging on my porch.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love those lights...do you sell them? They really make a huge difference. I don't have anything for the party but I will be seeing what others have to show off~

Glimpse of My World said...

The lights on the porch are stunning!! Love love love it all... Life looks grand on Main!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your porch looks so inviting, LaurieAnna. The lights are a wonderful addition.

We have two porches on our little farmhouse and love sitting outside, as often as possible. ;)

Thanks for hosting!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebramleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

I love your front porch - it's perfect! Joining in your party this week & I'm a new follower.

Have a happy weekend!

Zolane said...

So cozy and invitiing. Takes me back to childhood days visiting with my grandma on the porch.

Love your golden, too! Mine is "Charlie".

cityfarmer said...

we use ours everysingle day ... like today ... 75 here in the midwest


missn u

Cathy said...

Love the transformation of your "Farm House Porch"! Can't wait to see what you are doing to the rest of your new "abode"!
Hugs an Junkin Luv..Cathy aka GGJ

Kellie Collis said...

It was a pretty simple change but a really lovely transformation! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I love sitting out on the porch! What a beautiful transformation you did on your porch. It looks great!!

roof tiles said...

love your porch! looking so beautiful....

Christi Williams said...

where do you get the lights?

Christi Williams said...

where did you get the lights?

Christi Williams said...

where did you get the lights?

kathy hibbert said...

I have only touched the surface of your site, and I'm thrilled to have "discovered" you.

Sara said...

You have made my day with your beautiful porch. My husband has been after me to choose a porch door. I love your screen doors. Could you show what the actual door looks like or tell me? I can't see for the wonderful screen doors. The lighting is to die for!