There are many things that I love about this old farmhouse, and this front porch is one of those loved things! Old homes tend to have larger front porches. There was a time before indoor air conditioning, that people slept on their porches. We don't sleep on our porches, but we spend a lot of time on them.
A requirement for enjoying an old porch is a glass of iced tea. We are happy to comply with that requirement! When we make homemade ice cream, it is enjoyed here.
There is room to create different spaces on this porch and this one of the spaces. This is one side of the porch, the other side will be shown later.
A corner chair provides a place to read a favorite book.
A large southern porch needs ferns too. This is a Boston Fern, not what I usually buy, but it was on sale for $5 last year. It survived the winter and has come back beautifully. Kimberly Queen ferns are the usual favorite. Mine are old, I have had them for over 5 years! They do not shed as bad making them a popular choice and can be kept for the winter if protected from the cold. Don't remember exactly how old they are, but we had them before we moved here 5 years ago.
My husband made this bench, I think he did a great job!
The star was a yard sale find and the flag was made from a piece of scrap lumber, I painted it a few years ago.
Summertime and Americana go hand in hand. I love using that theme on this old front porch!
Would you like to sit here? I will bring you a glass of iced tea.
It is often called the house wine of the south.
It seems that I can't keep enough made in the summer.
It tastes best in an old jelly glass or a canning jar!
A porch is a great place to read a book. Erma Bombeck is a favorite, I have read this book at least a hundred times, it never gets old to me!
It is watermelon season here, the decor is every where! The watermelon pillow is old, but loved. A basket beside the chair holds a few favorite magazines. The magazine shown is old, but still lovely to look at.
Somehow I managed to take these pictures without the help of any of the barn cats, don't know how that happened. They are always looking for an opportunity to be a part of pictures!
There is generally a gentle breeze blowing here, making the porch a pleasant place to relax.
Hoping that you enjoyed your visit and will come again, there is always a glass of tea waiting for you here, sweet tea of course! If we have run out, just wait a few minutes, I will make some more!
So here is the Before.
Here is the After.
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