Monday, May 9, 2011

Welcome, I’m delighted you are here!

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  I know I did.  It’s been crazy busy around my household here lately with my daughter’s wedding only two months away and with Duncan, my fur baby.  He’s not doing very well.  His health is deteriorating which is requiring a lot of running back and forth to the vet.  He was diagnosed in October with diabetes and it is gradually affecting his organs.     

On a happier note, I shared a glimpse of my screened-in porch in an earlier post.   Now I’d like to share the rest of it with you.  Our screened-in porch was originally a breezeway.  Two years ago, we converted it into a screened-in porch.  It’s a very small porch, but I have to tell you that it is probably the most used space during the spring, summer and fall months.   I have three little sitting areas and this is one of them. 


Most of the things  I used in accessorizing the porch were things I  picked up at auctions, yard sales and thrift stores with the exception of a few purchased items.   The tin star birdhouse I bought recently at the Christmas Shop.


Another corner with a  little sitting area. 


Sometime back, I purchased the stain glass windows at an auction and I decided to use them as a backdrop for my tabletop vignettes. 


An old bakers rack fills a space on one side of the porch.   


The sign was a recent purchase.   I bought it at the Christmas Shop which was by the way, my inspiration for this blog title. 


Another little vignette on the bakers rack. 


I love this little bench!   It’s made of stone and it’s very heavy. 


It was a Christmas gift from my grandsons two years ago. 


An old plant stand I had sits beside the bakers rack and  I placed a gazing ball inside it. 


Last but not least,  another little corner for seating on the porch.  This little area is probably the most comfortable seating area with that old metal rocker.


For those of you who ask about how I made my water feature, last year BLJ Graves Studio posted a tutorial on how she made one. I basically followed her tutorial and tweaked mine to fit my needs. 

As always, thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed.


Linking this post to:

 A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


  1. Darling the birds and birdhouse. It all came together nicely Gail.

  2. Great space, Gail! It was obviously worth screening in if you use it so much. Love the seating areas and I'll bet you get a nice breeze sitting in here.

  3. Hi Gail!

    Love your porch...especially, the screened in factor. I wish I had a porch that was screened in!
    Our mosquitos are HUGE!
    Your's looks so inviting and comfortable.

  4. Beautiful spot to sit and relax-with no bugs!Your vignettes are all lovely.

  5. I think this is a GREAT porch and have always wanted a screened in porch too! Love all your vignettes and the bakers rack...(I have a thing for bakers racks), LOL! XO, Pinky

  6. I sometimes wish our porch was screened in but it's on the front and sides of the house and don't think it would look good. Our deck gets soooo hot in summer we barely use it. Gotta figure something out! Love your little porch...a a.m. cup of coffee and a good that's a little piece of heaven!

  7. Oh what a happy looking place that is! I love screened in porches, too. I have one, but I have to take all of the plexi-glass out every time I use it. I desperately want to work on it soon.
    I love your porch, can I come over for a visit!?!? Oh how I wish!
    Hugs, Cindy

  8. Gail this is such a great space. I love it all especially the corner with the bakers rack and that sweet little bench from your grandchildren! Martina

  9. A screened in porch is a GOOD thing, especially in the south! You've decorated it so nicely!


  10. Gail it is just lovely out there. Thinking of you as you finish last minute details of the wedding and are dealing with your sick fur baby. So sorry to hear he's not doing well.

  11. You are sounding very busy, Gail! I hope Duncan will do better soon! Your porch is lovely..we live in ours, too!

  12. Your porch is fabulous and your have it decorated so beautifully. I love everything. I would be there all the time. Great area. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. OH!..I love everything,it looks like the most comfortable and enjoyable time spent here.
    Love your decor.
    I going to check out the water feature.
    Thanks for sharing I want to make one also,yours looks fantastic.Do you have a post how you did yours?

  14. Thank you for welcoming me in! Your screen porch looks like a delightful place to enjoy reading a book with a cup of morning coffee.

  15. Cute and comfortable looking.


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