Thursday, August 15, 2013

House Tour: Porch

Hello!  I hope you are having a fabulous week.  We had some rough weather at the beginning of the week, but today is absolutely gorgeous.  Today I'm going to begin to share our outdoor space with you.  I've decided to break it up into a few posts and the first is the porch.  It's not really a porch.  It's a breezeway that we've taken full advantage of.

I picked up this faux wicker loveseat at JC Penney last year.  It was seriously discounted.  I think it was a leftover from the previous year, and it's just the right size for this small space.  The garden stools came from Ross, as did the rug.  The rug is not an outdoor rug.  The area is covered so the rug is fine, but I think I'll go for an outdoor rug next time.

We store our grill in the breezeway, and roll it out when we cook.  The wire chairs came from my favorite local antique shop and I spray painted them mint green.  The side table came from another vintage shop.

The rattan hanging light also came from The Antique Marketplace in Lemoyne.

Potted plants are a great accessory to any outdoor space.  I love coleus.  I have two varieties here, as well as some impatients, oxalis, and a fern.

This wind chime is the newest addition to the porch.  I love that it hangs right outside the kitchen.  I can open a window to let some fresh air in and listen to the sound of it as it blows in the breeze.

What do you think?  Do you have a shady outdoor space you can enjoy?

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  1. I love your outdoor living space. It is so peaceful and the prefect spot to sit and relax with a hot drink and a book!

  2. Hi Alicia, Christine stopping by from Little your outdoor patio....Will follow you along via email

  3. It looks like a great spot to sit and chat the day away with a beverage...I like it :-)

  4. I love your breezeway porch! My favorite pieces are the rattan light fixture and the sea glass wind chime. But I love the entire space. We've got a sunporch/screened porch/enclosed breezeway that is in desperate need of decorating and I'm loving all the inspiration you've given me!


    1. Thank you! I recently saw another rattan light at another antique shop. I really wanted to buy that one too!

  5. Love your breezeway. You've certainly done a great job.

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    - The Tablescaper

  6. what a great spot! I love all the plants you have, and that light, too.

  7. What a gorgeous space. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.