The Wonders Of A Front Porch

My favorite spot in my house right now is my front porch.  By just looking at the photos it doesn’t look like a very special porch, but it has great meaning to me. When I was a child we lived with my grandmother and great-grandmother. That house had a giant porch, well, it seemed giant to me at the time.  On that porch sat two vintage lawn rocking chairs. I spent a lot of time rocking in those chairs when my feet could not even reach the ground. So when we bought our 1869 home 20 years ago without a front porch I was a bit disappointed. As luck would have it,  the existing stairs and landing at the front door fell into disrepair soon after we moved in to the house.  We jumped at the opportunity to add a porch.

Many years later, when my grandmother sold her house, my parents acquired the one surviving rocking chair.  They asked if I wanted it.  I absolutely wanted that chair for our home. I really wished I could find a matching chair.  Not too long after I receive the lone survivor  I stumbled upon not one, but two matching chairs in a local antique store. One was a rocker and the other was just a plain chair. I would have paid a million dollars to have those two chairs. Thankfully, it only set me back about $150.00, which is truly a steal.  So I treated myself to a beat up set of medal lawn chairs from the 1950’s for my birthday that year.

Today, my front porch holds fond memories of my childhood and my grandmothers.  I like to decorate the porch through out the year to match the changing seasons.  Not only is it a wonderful place for our family to sit during the warmer weather, but it is how we welcome guests to our home.

Peace, Wellness & Joy,

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My not so fancy, vintage metal, lawn chairs.

My not so fancy, vintage metal, lawn chairs.

The porch we added to our 1869 home.

The porch we added to our 1869 home.

A wooden frame I use to hold my watering can. I know it looks like a junk yard find, but my dad built it. I just thought I could do a lot with it. I might get crazy with some holiday lights on it during the Christmas season.

A wooden frame I use to hold my watering can. I know it looks like a junk yard find, but my dad built it. I just thought I could do a lot with it. I might get crazy with some holiday lights on it during the Christmas season.

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