Thursday, June 5, 2008

We're Having a Party!

Welcome to my very first Summer Porch Party!

I am so glad all of you could join me and I am overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response. You bloggers are amazing! There are over 70 porches to visit, some as far away as England, France, Finland, Sweden, Chile, Africa and Argentina to name a few, so it's going to be fun. I put a comfy pillow on one of the rocking chairs for you.
Got sweet tea on the tea trolley.
I even have a little chair in case any children came.
Here's a view from one end of the porch. This is our front door.
I've got some ice cold pink lemonade and lemon cupcakes with strawberry flavored icing.
I also made a pot of tea if anyone would like hot tea.
I am so glad that you came to my party, for you see today is my birthday!


Now there are a lot of porches to visit today so I don't want to keep you. All you have to do is click on the name and it will take you to the next person. There are a lot of them, but it would be so great if you left a quick comment just so they'll know you came by. Everyone has worked hard to get ready for you, and I know they would all love to know who visited.
Have fun!

If you signed up and your name isn't here or if I have the wrong blog for you, just leave a comment and I will fix it as soon as I can.


1. Beverly How Sweet the Sound
2. Heidi Foxgoves Fabric and Folly
3. Elizabeth French Village Life
4. Rosie Rosie's Whimsy
5. Rosemary Roses Petite Maison
6. Bonnie Life on Bonnie Lane
7. Penny Lavender Hill Studio
8. Karen A Scrapbook of Inspiration
9. Nita Red Tin Heart
10.Ulricke Ostwestwind
11.Marie A Year From Oak Cottage
12. Karla Karla's Cottage
13.Sherry Edie Marie's Attic
14.Marina Only Cute Things
15.Kari & Kijsa Kari & Kijsa Designing For Life
16.Amy Bunny Rose Cottage
17.Jeanne Backyard Neighbor
18.Liisa Ottilias Veranda
19.Nance Fun N Family
20.Jean In The Garden With Miss Jean
21.Celestina La Rea Rose
22.Louise Gato Azul
24.Mya Creative Musings With Mya
25.Mary Across The Pond
26.Bonnie Calamity Jane's Cottage
27.Angie Can You All Hear Me at the Back?
28.Brenda Spare Minute Cottage
30.Theresa Take a Sentimental Journey
31.Carol Giraffe Dreams
32.Cathy Treasured Heirlooms
33.Donna An Enchanted Cottage
34.Ann Anne Fannie's Green Acres
35.Donna Donna's Art
38.Nikki The Scarlet Rose Garden
39.Cindy Cute Pink Stuff
40.Cielo House In the Roses
41.Ruth Whispering Oaks Cottage
42.Marja Kristiina A Home From the Heart
43.Tracie My Petite Maison
44.Holly Mommy Holly
45.Myrna More Than Heirlooms
46.Lynn A Mother's Journal
47.Kathy Count it All Joy
48.Jo Vintage Lane Stitches
50.Nancy Nancy's Creations
51.Dana The Stone Rabbit
52.Donna Donna's In The Attic
53.Linda Blue Gate Blog
54.Shirl Shirl's Rose Cottage
55.Gloria Canela's Kitchen Recipes
56.Stephanie Angelic Accents
57.Kay Rustic Cottage
58.Lorena Rose Chic Friends
59.Mo Mo's Cottage
60.Donna Lynn Blushing Rose Antiques
61.Joanna Sweet Finds
62.Becky Wonders Never Cease
63.Rue Rue's Peanut Butter and Jelly
64.Betty Country Charm
65.Mary Jane Beehive Cottage
66.Terrie Terrie's Lil Piece of Serenity
67.Jeanne Spiral
68.Dana Paper Memories
69.Laura Amongst The Oaks
70.Pamela From The House of Edward
71.Irma Irma's Rose Cottage
72.JoAnne Sunflower Meadows
74.Eleanor Thatchwick Cottage
75.Diane A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words
76.Kim Stillmeadow Quilting
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Since this is also Thankful Thursday I want to say that I am thankful for all of you who made this such a success
Rhondi xo

143 comments:

  1. Oh, Rhondi, your porch is just spectacular!! Everything is so warm and inviting... You have so many special little touches. I love it all - and thank you for organizing this... Donna

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  2. What a beautiful post, and that pink lemonade looks so good. Your front porch is gorgeous, and Rhondi, there is a letter for you on my post. I don't have a front porch but I do have a deck. P.S. if you notice the table set with a bit of blue and white...that was done especially for you. Blessings, Karen

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rhonda, you have set the porch up so beautifully, it bought a tear to my eyes, It is a wonderful gesture to invite us all over for tea, lemonade and cupcakes.
    I do hope you have a wonderful day!!
    Hugs x x x

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  4. I LOVE youe porch! Thank-you for all your hard work. I will look forward in seeing all the post. I am off to look at yours again. I will post a front porch but it may be to late I am sorry.
    ginger

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  5. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! I love your front porch. It is so precious and a gracious welcome to your lovely home. Happy Birthday, too!!!

    Becky

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  6. I consider it a great honor to be included. You have an absolutely beautiful blog. I'm adding you to my blogroll. You were so kind to leave a comment recently after my troubles. You don't know what that meant to me. I finally got that computer issue figured out. I think you must be a very kind person.

    I did get some sweet tea my favorite--and Happy Birthday!!!!I love the music. Now let me look around the place a bit. Seems like you've done a lot. It all looks beautiful. The table setting is so inviting. I sure needed it today with our almost 90 temps.

    Thank you for following my last blog. I hope to get this new one back up to speed soon. I enjoyed your party. See you again real soon.

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  7. Hi Rhondi! I just tried to link on my blog from yours and it didn't take...it's more-than-heirlooms.blogspot.com
    Could you make the adjustments, please? Thanks!

    Your porch looks wonderful!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  8. Beautiful post Rhondi! I loved visiting your front porch and being made to feel so welcome! I can't wait to visit everyone else's. Thanks so much for being such a gracious host!!!

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  9. I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy Birthday! And just look at all the people who came out to join you!

    Your porch is wonderful! I love the blue and white theme and all the refreshments! Thanks for inviting us all!

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  10. Happy birthday Rhondi,your porch is just beautiful. Wish I could be there in person.Will get around to visiting everybody tonight,thanks so much for hosting the party.Enjoy the rest of your birthday God bless

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  11. First, Happy Birthday and I wish you many more. I know I am fashionably late, but I have posted a porch posting and a link back to your site on my blog and would love to be included in your party. Thank you for organizing this and now I am off to look at all sorts of wonderful porches. JoAnne

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  12. Good morning Rhondi! I hope you're having a lovely birthday! How could you not, with a porch like that! You have a gift, you really do. It is magazine perfect! The blue and white pillow, the child's wicker chair, your recent yardsale plant stand... and of course the refreshments! I adore it all, thank you for being such a gracious host!
    Nikki

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  13. Oh Rhondi, this is soooooo much fun! I am all giddy inside and can't wait to visit everyone! Thank you for planning this Porch Party!!! You are a jewel!

    Your Front Porch is BEAUTIFUL and is magazine worthy! Breath taking!

    Huge Huges!
    Maryjane

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  14. Happy Birthday Rhondi! What a fun Birthday Party you have planned!!! I am a June baby to!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  15. Rhondi,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. IT'S MY TWIN GRANDDAUGHTER'S 17TH BIRTHDAY ALSO. I KNOW A LADY WHO TURNED 100 AND HAD A PORCH PARTY AND SERVED ICE CREAM CONES TO THE ENTIRE TOWN. THAT WAS HER BIRTHDAY WISH....

    WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA TO HAVE A PORCH PARTY...PLEASE MAY I HAVE SWEET TEA AND JUST ROCK FOR AWHILE...AHHH...Betty @ Country Charm

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  16. Happy Birthday Rhondi!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate!

    Your front porch is absolutely amazing! So very pretty & you are certainly hospitable! I love your bunnies! I have a bunny that made it to my porch party, too, so please hop on over!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  17. Looking forward to seeing everyone's porches!
    Yours looks fabulous, I am all ready for a cupcake and some of that lemoanade too!!!
    The hydrangeas are so very pretty!!
    Thanks for hosting the party!

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  18. Oh, your porch looks so lovely. In my 'dreamhouse' there is a porch too ...

    Have a nice day & greetings,
    Carolien

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  19. Hello Rhondi...

    First let me wish you a very ‘Happy Birthday’. I have made my way here by way of my dear friend Betty @ Country Charm...

    My husband and I have just returned from the most incredible visit with Betty and Edward and whilst in the US, have fallen completely in love with the many gorgeous porches and rocking chairs we saw..... so, seeing that you were hosting a summer porch birthday party I was overjoyed at the opportunity to pay you a visit.

    Your porch is a dream Rhondi... how I would love to sit awhile with you and take a glass of your tempting iced tea..... that’s something that we were introduced to during our visit, in fact we enjoyed it so much I brought some back with us.

    I have scrolled down your blog very quickly and I can see I am going to enjoy reading your posts and gorgeous pictures.

    Have a wonderful birthday..... Many blessings from Marion in Wales UK.

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  20. Huge Happy Birthday Rhondi...or, Bonne anniversaire!
    I love your porch, and how beautifully you have photographed it. What a lovely welcome to find tea and iced cakes too! Thank you.

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  21. Ah! The taste of pink lemonade. It has been years since I had any. Not only do I miss the front porches from back home but also the pink lemonade. Thank you for that as it is very refreshing. I know it is very hot there is NC and yet your porch looks so very cool and inviting. One of my favorite pasttimes is sitting and rocking.

    The new planter look nice beside the child's wicker chair. How cute that little chair is. My kitty would enjoy sitting on it as if it were a throne.

    What a wonderful idea this front porch party was Rhondi! I am so glad for you that it is a huge success. I am off to visit some others and perhaps discover some wonderful new blogs in the process.

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  22. I am back again as I first went to Betty's front porch and what do I see???

    Happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday dear Rhondi,
    happy birthday to you!

    Birthday hugs ~
    Heidi

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  23. Rhondi...I had a visit from Betty at Country Charm, who tells me that my photos dont show up on her computer. I went over to leave her a message, and found that....nothing comes up on my PC either. Isnt that strange? Could you tell her from me please, that I have tried to visit her but couldnt even leave a message? Thank you so much.

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  24. I for one an thankful to be a part of this amazing party (and this network of great ladies) and extremely thankful to you, Rhondi, for having gone through all the trouble of organizing this AND including those LINKS in your post(what a task)!

    From the bottom of my heart, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANK YOU!!!

    I'm having such a marvelous time browsing through everyone's pictures. It's a real treat!

    Marja Kristiina from Finland

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  25. Oh...... I just love Porches!

    Great Blog

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  26. Happy, Happy Birthday dear Rhondi.

    I can't tell you how wonderful you are for hosting this. I hope I didn't get you in too much work.

    You have done a perfect presentation and Front Porch Party.

    You and your front porch are both gorgeous. We should call Southern Living. I bet they would love to do a feature about your Front Porch Party.

    Your rockers, your ferns and flowers, and the pink lemonade and pink cupcakes - wow, just wow. You couldn't have made it more perfect.

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  27. Happy Birthday Rhondi! I hope your day is everything special ..... just like you!

    Your porch is gorgeous. I love the enclosed feeling the ferns give ...... and, those pink cupcakes ....... yummy!

    Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

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  28. Rhondi, what a beautiful porch. It is heavenly. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How sweet of you to entertain us on your birthday. Thank you so very much.

    Sweet blessings, Jeanne

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  29. Happy Birthday Dear Rhondi!!
    ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

    What a wonderful treat to wake up and visit these beautiful porches! Each one is soooo pretty! I linked my readers to your Porch Party too.
    And Karen, I love your beautiful deck and heavenly grounds - I tried to leave you a comment but couldn't because of Typepad - so hopefully you see this! Off to visit more! Thank you Rhondi!
    xo,
    Kim

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  30. Happy, Happy Birthday Rhondi! I wish I could join you on your beautiful porch. I hope you have a fabulous day! I looking forward to porch hopping thanks to you:>)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  31. What a fabulous idea to have a front-porch party for your birthday! Your front porch is so lovely. I can't wait to see everyone else's now! -Julia :-)

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  32. Happy Birthday Rhondi,
    Your porch is so gorgeous. What a beautiful place to relax. Thank you so much for this wonderful party. I hope you have a very special birthday. I'll have a glass of lemonaide, please.
    -Mya

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  33. What fun! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party---and Happy Birthday! Your porch is fantastic! I see what I will be doing for a big chunk of the day--Whew! Gotta run over to the next porch.

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  34. Hi Rhondi, Your porch is a gorgeous place. I love all your touches and what a great place to celebrate your birthday. I hope you have a special day.
    Hugs, Celestina,
    la rea rose

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  35. Hi Rhondi,
    Your front porch is beautiful! Thank you for hosting the party. I have to run along right now so I can visit the next porch.
    Have a wonderful porch day!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  36. Happy Birthday Rhondi!! Thanks for hosting this fun event!! What a great turnout you got for it. Your porch is so beautiful, LOVE that little victorian child's chair!
    Hugs, Sherry

    Have a blessed day!!

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  37. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !
    Your porch is just stunning...so pretty.
    Thank you for this fun day....
    Now I will run visit...
    hugs, bj

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  38. Happy Birthday, Rhondi!! Thanks for having this party. I'm off to tour!! I love your porch! Terrie

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  39. I am so sorry I missed participating in the porch party! But I am going to go through every single porch for ideas to jolly up my own. Here in Africa a porch is better known as a verandah and we have plenty of sunny days to sit on them. Yours is lovely and the fairy cakes look delish. Warm wishes Eleanor at thatchwick.blogspot.com

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  40. Your porch is fabulous!! We feel so welcome!! We are running to ready ours to join the fun...nothing better than a great glass of diet coke. and time with friends on the front porch!!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  41. Rhondi,
    I came to you this morning by way of Beverly and I am so glad I did. What an absolutely lovely front porch you have. I'm terribly excited to explore all the porches on the list. I even posted about your party on my blog.
    http://pinkjagxj.blogspot.com/
    We have out of state company however I know I'll be sneaking off and visiting porches through out the day!!

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  42. Rhondi! It is only 8:59 AM and you have 41 comments already! Your porch party is off to a wonderful success!!

    HAPPY BIRHTDAY FRIEND!!!! I hope today is marvelous for you...

    Your porch is beautiful! I would love to come share a glass of pink lemonade with you...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  43. Just incredible, sweet chickadee!! Beautiful!!!
    Smoochies,
    Connie

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  44. Thank you for a lovely party, Rhondi, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    love, Angie
    (Can you all Hear Me AT The Back)

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  45. Hi Rondhi!!! I'm here, I made my post about your party! I hope you visit! and wow!!!! Your porch is so cute! I love its! Thanks for sharing! thanks for your party!!! see you soon, by for now. Marina From Argentina

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  46. wow I read about your birthday Happy, Happy Birthday Rhondi!!! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday Rhondi!Happy Birthday to you! xoxo
    Feliz cumpleaños! besos enormes

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  47. Your porch is beautiful! I love the cart and the little chair and all the flowers! Thank you for pulling this together!

    Lynn

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  48. Happy Birthday Rhondi!! What a wonderful way to celebrate :)

    Your porch is absolutely beautiful and you've given me some wonderful ideas for my dream. Thank you for the cupcake, the lemonade and for hosting this wonderful party.

    hugs,
    rue

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  49. This is my first time to your blog and I'm hopping over from Rosie's @Rosie's Whimsey! I just have to thank you for this party! What a wonderful way to say welcome than with a porch party! This is perfect for me because, alas, I have no porch and I get to live vicariously through all of these wonderful people! LOL! Thanks!

    Jan

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  50. This is wonderful. I found you through Wonders Never Cease blog. I love porches. Here is my blog to share:

    http://deannachase.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!

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  51. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rhondi!

    I love your Front Porch. Absolutely beautiful! So inviting!

    I think I am the guilty "Donna"! My Blog is www.donnasintheattic.typepad.com.
    Donna's - In The Attic.

    Thanks so much for hosting this PARTY and I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    I am off to visit more porches!

    Donna

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  52. Dear Rhondi How beautiful is your PORCH, lovely, how a dream, I want to a cupcake polase and a tea, Love your lovely china too. What's fun is this I love it. Now I will to visit some porches, Thanks by all Rhondi.
    And I whish you a lovely and wonderful Birthday (mine will be Monday so Im gemenis too) xxxGloria

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  53. Rhondi!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY...wow what a special day for you and thanks so much for this wonderful trip down everyones porches. Hope you day is very special!

    Your front porch is so inviting and warm..I'd love some sweet tea Please!

    Have a blessed day and thanks for doing this...can't wait to see everyones porches!
    Hugs...Lorena

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  54. Your porch is so beautiful. Happy Birthday. xo Rachel

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  55. What a great party! and your frot porch is so lovely!


    Pd: You have added the wrong link to my blog... :)

    Hugs

    Cielo

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  56. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RHONDI - you were sneaky not to tell us until today!!! Thanks so much for the Porch Party - I'm going to celebrate YOU all day long on my porch. To heck with the diet - I'll even eat cake!

    This is a fun day - if only it was cooler here!! No matter - off to visit porches in cool states and countries right now.

    Hugs to you dear friend - time for you to relax now.
    Mary.

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  57. First of all, happy birthday!!! Your porch is amazing, the pictures are gorgeous!!! This is such a fun little blog "activity" and I had such a great time scouring for porch pictures.... an inspiring little party to say the least! Now I am off to visit everyone's blogs! xo!

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  58. Rhondi,
    What a beautiful porch...and the porch party is a wonderful idea!
    I'm new to blogging...so how do you find out in advance? Just run across it?
    I did put up some pics on my blog and I plan to explore all the ones featured here!
    Thanks for your effort!
    Diane

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  59. Happy Birthday Rhondi!
    How great you are doing this on your special day.

    First, the porch is gorgeous and I love, love, love the tea trolley. I have never seen one before and never heard that name of the item.

    I will sit a spell with you, that pillow does look quite comfy and I will have one of those cupcakes, they look delicious.

    Last but not least, I love your floral pants - darling!

    I'm off to visit everyone else ;)
    xo~Tracie

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  60. What a beautiful porch and I hope you have a wonderful day on your birthday. Thanks so much for including me in on your porch party.
    Love, Ann

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  61. Hi Rhondi! Your porch party is such a success!! I love your porch and the decor! What an inviting party! Thank you so much for doing this, It has been so much fun! Please hop on over to my blog to visit when you have time!

    Also, for some reason the link you have for my blog goes to Maria's of Only Cute Things blog. :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO! What a perfect day for a blog party!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  62. Thanks for hosting this and Happy Birthday. Come for a visit. karen

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  63. Happy Birthday Rhondi!!!!

    Your porch is soooo beautiful!
    Its so welcoming!
    I love all the special details!
    I could sit there and while away the day listening to the birds and watching life pass me by!

    I am so bummed that I missed your porch party! I wanted to play too!

    Have a great day and thank you for organizing this fun party!

    Hugz, Dolly

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  64. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rhondi!!!

    Your porch is so pretty! I love the rocking chairs and the little child's rattan seat and your tea wagon is wonderful! I enjoyed my cupcake --you are too kind :-)

    I don't have a front porch (I wish and dream I did) so I couldn't join in, but I am enjoying seeing the ones I can visit today

    THANKS!

    HUgs, Pat

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  65. Rhondi,
    Thanks for having this party!I was a little late getting my pics up because I was trying to finish those cushions.So I have posted my new pics and completed the cushions.Your porch looks beautiful and inviting!
    Nancy

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  66. Love your porch! And happy, happy birthday! Now I'm going to go take the tour.
    Brenda

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  67. On the west coast, I woke up early this morning. I was actually excited to visit all these porches. This is so much fun. I feel like I should dress up with a big hat and flowing dress.

    What a great way to throw yourself a party, but we are the ones who are surprised! Happy Happy Day and God bless you in this coming year.

    Thanks for all the effort this took and I do love your porch!

    Kathy b

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  68. Hi Rhondi, I finally got my post up for your Front Porch Party. Had a few problems here with rain. It rained so hard my computer would not work last night, I has rained for three days! Your porch is just beautiful, what a cozy place! Thank you for hostings such a fun party!
    Shirl
    Shirl's Rose Cottage

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  69. Hello again Rhondi, Happy Birthday! Also I love your tea set!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  70. A dream porch... lovely! Rhondi I don't really have a front porch or a back porch (who has it living in a townhouse??) well I'll post about my Mom's front porch in Brazil! Thanks for this wonderful party!! Hugs!
    Vanessa

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  71. Happy Birthday Rhondi! I hope it's every bit as wonderful as you are!

    Claire

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  72. Happy birthday to You Rhondi! (I had mine 2 days ago!) I just love Your porch and all the yummy things your offering!! Oooh one of my favorite songs is "what a wonderful world"!!!

    Liisa

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  73. Happy Birthday! It is my sister, Kelly's also and my friend Lindy's.

    My friend Deanna shared your porch party. Mine would have to be enclosed as it is too hot in AZ for porches right now.

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  74. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rhondi. Such a nice photo of you enjoying your beautiful porch. What an amazing porch party you have going on. I am looking forward to looking through some of them today :-}.

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  75. I'd like to join! thanks for hostessing!

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  76. Hello Rhondi, perhaps you should set the link to the entry

    http://ostwestwind.twoday.net/stories/4964748/

    Ulrike from Küchenlatein

    I am your number 10! Thanks for this great idea

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  77. You have the perfect porch! I love the white furniture with the ferns! I really love your little tea cart!

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  78. Happy birthday Rhondi! Your porch is beautifully decorated and the garden is so lovely! Would love to see more pic's of the pond. Thought I signed up yesterday to join the tour, but not on the list of fabulous porches. Yet. :O)

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  79. Happy Birthday Rhondi!!
    Glad you are a fellow Gemini. Next Thursday is my birthday.
    Love your porch.
    I posted my porch pictures, but I'm not sure if you put my blog on your list.
    Anyway have a great day, and stop over to see my tiny porch.
    Rosemary

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  80. Hi! I have some porch pictures from our last house...we miss sitting on this porch so much! Now we have another lovely home with a deck in the back...but this porch was special to us.

    Thanks for letting us share!

    Jillian
    http://jillianspages.blogspot.com

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  81. Happy birthday and I love your party. Wow so much beauty.

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  82. Happy Birthday dear Rhondi!
    My birthday was Sunday!
    Everything looks so wonderful...the cupcakes and lemonade are just so yummy...thank you! I want to just come and sit on your porch and take a nice nap...its dreamy!
    Thanks for hosting the party today. You are the best, birthday girl!
    Enjoy your special day, sweet Rhondi!
    xxxooo Ruth

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  83. I see your blog for the first time
    You have a beauyiful blog.
    Happy Birthday!
    Kind regards

    Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
    From the Netherlands

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  84. Hi Rhondi,

    my blog addy is misspelled so no one came to my Porch Party! boo hoo.

    xo

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  85. Rhondi, beautiful, beautiful porch! I love all of your photos...
    I am posting my dream porch right now.
    xoxo Nita

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  86. Happy birthday, Rhondi!
    Your porch is lovely, and the cupcakes look yummy. Thank you for hostessing this charming special event!
    Jeanne

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  87. Happy Birthday!!!! What a way to celebrate! Thank you for this fantastic party! I have enjoyed visiting all of the beautiful porches today. But now I am pea green with envy, on inspiration overload and have a tummy ache from all of the wonderful goodies that everyone shared!!
    You have a lovely porch!!! So inviting! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
    -Heather :)

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  88. Happy Birthday Rhondi!!! I love all of the porches .. thanks for taaking the time to put it all together!!

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  89. Golly molly is there room for me on the porch 89 people is a lot. I adore the mosaic floor on your porch... did you do it? I bet you did I remember your kitchen black splash was fantastic. You really know how to put on a party I had such a good time..
    Hugs
    Linda

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  90. Hi Rhondi, I'm so happy I found your blogsite! Found it through Kari and Kijsa! What a great idea, I am having a terrific time going through all the wonderful porches! Including yours - it's just beautiful! I hope you don't mind my adding you to my favorite blogsites list - I'll have to check back just to see what you've done recently! Thanks for the tours!
    Marilyn

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  91. p.s. Thanks for the invite Rhondi...this is a really special blog post~~~
    xxxxooo Ruth

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  92. Your porch party was delightful!

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  93. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y
    R H O N D I!!!!!!!!!!

    I really like front porches and am so glad you did this! Found your site through the Lavender Hill Studio. Enjoy your day and have some sweet tea and a cupcake for me-- rock in the chair for me too!!!!!!! ;o)
    Karyl

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  94. The link on my name does not go to my blog :(
    annefannie

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  95. What a fun blog you have. I love your porch party. I saw so many bloggers today taking part. There are a lot of beautiful porches out there. Hope you don't mind, but I'm sticking around! :o)

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  96. Right at the end of the day, here, I want to thank you for such a lovely tour through so many places. It was such a good idea, and I'm sure so many people have had a lovely time.

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  97. Rhondi, your porch is so inviting. I'm so glad you put this together and we all got to visit with one another. (Well, it felt like it) Have a Blessed Day, Bonnie

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  98. Me again - Oh how I wish you had come to town today so we could have met up for a cold drink - it's SO hot!! Hope your dh had a good trip and that he is home now celebrating your Birthday with you.
    What a fun day - I'm still trying to visit everyone so must run!!
    See you later Rhondi.

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  99. Rhondi, I'm getting all tired out from all this partying and porch hopping. Do you have any cupcakes left? I'm really hungy! I may just take a nap on your porch for a spell. Ok? If you go out for your birthday don't mind me, I'll just leave when I wake up.

    Hugs, Kathy b

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  100. Oh, your blog is so beautiful! Happy Birthday to you! I love your porch, and will come back to visit the others. :)

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  101. I am an advocate for Porch sitting and a friend told me to come here. Although I didn't take pictures I did make a tag for sidebars!! So here is my sharing today!!

    Miss Paula

    http://macspj.blogspot.com/2008/04/become-porch-sitter-with-miss-paula.html

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  102. Happy Birthday Rhondi! Thank you so much for hosting the Front Porch Party.

    Your porch is set up so beautiful. The cupcakes are yummy.

    Irma :)

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  103. Happy Birthday! Great party!!

    Michelle

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  104. Rhondi....Came by today from Pennys Lavender Hills blog..& soo glad I did!!! I LOVE your porch..its so gorgeous & decorated so beautfuil! I so wish I could stop by & have some tea & cupcakes!!!! & wish you a very Happy Birthday! What a grand idea... I can spend all evening looking at porches:)
    Thanks so much!!!!!
    Debbie G.:)

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  105. What a lovely porch party! I want to come :) Just lovely...

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  106. rhondi, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! this is so cool, porch and b-day party at the same time! love those cupcakes, they look yummy!
    Thanks for hosting this, rhondi!

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  107. Hi Rhondi, I just discovered your porch party tonight. I don't have a blog but I have my porch posted at RMS...here is the link: http://ratemyspace.hgtv.com/SNC/ViewItem.aspx?pguid=6db6be3f-1720-4ba3-a081-999042c09b6b&itemguid=7e5c7419-26d7-4a2e-9f08-f6f29954efb1
    Thanks for such a wonderful group of lovely porches! Susan

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  108. Hi Rhondi, your party was such a big success. I was so happy to join in your fun. Thanks, I met so many wonderful new people, and got to peek into so many wonderful places. Karen

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  109. i love the porch party!! what a great idea! i posted a link to it on my blog.
    kim

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  110. Amazing idea! What a wonderful idea and a joy to visit all these wonderful porches! A very fun party!

    Karen at Ciderantiques

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  111. Happy Birthday! I wish I had a porch to join in on the fun with, but I'll enjoy everyone elses instead! :) Great idea! Jen R

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  112. Hey Rhondi! Thanks for sharing your porch and your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I thought about joining in, but our front verandah is currently the staging area for the on-going (seemingly never-ending!) renovation and painting of our Federation style cottage, so wasn't fit for company - maybe next time!! Loved your wicker furniture - it's on my wish list! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

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  113. Hi Rhondi,
    I just had to tell you what a wonderful day I have had at your porch party. I'm still not done. Hope they will let me visit tomorrow. Thank you again for letting me find so many new blogs. Thay are Fabulous and so are you.
    Thank you,
    Hugs,
    Mo :-)

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  114. This is my first time to your beautiful blog.. I love your front porch. Happy Birthday to you.. I'll be returning often.. hugs Lynne

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  115. Hello My Dearest Rhondi!

    What a day it has been and I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! What a better way to spend it...with friends!

    I started my day off with my first post to you, then I started from the botton of the list and worked my way up without the day! I went to all the blogs and what a delight it was!!!! What lovely woman and front porches we have out there! I have been touched deeply!

    Thanks you from the bottom of my heart for doing this Rhondi! It really has changed my life for the better! Hope we do this again someday!

    It was a pleasure meeting you and I have put you in my favorites to stay in contact with you! Wishing you the very best in life and hope to visit you again soon on your beautiful porch. It is late now in CA but before hitting my pillow I am going to go see who came by my porch while I was out for the whole day!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  116. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR RHONDI!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    I loved looking at all the porchs and yours is beautful! What a fun idea. Sadly I don't have a porch so I couldn't join in.

    If you have not had a chance to stop by my blog, I hope you do because I'm having another give away and if you like any of the items you may want to sign up.

    Hugs to you and have a wonderful birthday!
    Joanne

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  117. Hi Rhondi, I just had to stop back by to tell you how much I enjoyed the party today, but I probably gained 20lbs with all the food. The two men on my front porch sang you Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoyed it all day. Have a Blessed one, Bonnie

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  118. Thank you for inviting me to your wonderful party, happy birthday!

    What a wonderful idea!

    Greetings over the pond from Northern Germany to North Carolina

    Ulrike from Küchenlatein

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  119. Happy Birthday Rhondi. Your front porch really is lovely. I can't join in as my porch has no curb appeal whatsoever, it is on the next to do jobs list, and it never seems to get done! Maybe one day it will look lovely enough to show everyone? x

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  120. WOW!!!! Rhondi, your porch is absolutely STUNNING!!! I LOVE it!!! I think this porch party is a fabulous idea, and i can't wait to check out all the other porches, too! Thanks for doing this!

    Happy belated birthday!!!!

    Michele
    luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

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  121. What a wonderful hostess and a wonderful porch party response!! I'm off now to view more! I can't post for this party but in the future I shall and link to this post! Great idea! Good for you in getting so many comments and participants!

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  122. Hope your birthday was all that you wanted it to be! You sure had a crowd at your Porch party. What a cute idea!
    I love your front door! Was that custom made. That is what I've wanted for a while and nobody knows what I'm talking about. If it is a retail item, where did you get it?
    Thanks.
    I'm new to your blog. I love it!

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  123. I'm too late for the party but my porch is posted on Rate My Space under my name of onlymehere. I've gotten some lovely ideas from the porches you've listed. Thanks for doing this!

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  124. Happy Birthday...you have a beautiful blog! I didn't have time to post a porch but I sure did enjoy visiting yours.
    ~Jill

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  125. Hi:
    I was told by Mary that I missed your front porch party, and before I forget, Happy Birthday a little late.
    Your porch is so inviting and the cupcakes look so yummy.
    Nancy

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  126. What fun!
    Thank you, Rhondi, for a great party! It was so nice to make new friends!
    Becky

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  127. Happy Birthday, Rhondi!
    Thank you for inviting everyone to celebrate. Your porch is lovely, so welcoming.
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  128. Hello Rhondi
    Happy Birthday!!!
    You have a wonderful porch.I like your rocking chair with the blue pillow.And the cupcakes look yummy.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Regina

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  129. Happy Birthday to you, what a lovely way to celebrate....

    Kathy :)
    jokaj@comcast.net

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  130. Hi -
    Your porch is just perfect. Oh I wish I really could sit in that rocker and chat with you over such sweet treats!

    I wanted to join the party but my porch is 'in transition' and reorganization. Since I had to be out of town part of this week I couldn't get it finished in time to share pictures. Maybe next time!

    Thank you for hostessing this party. It's fun!
    ~Adrienne~

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  131. i love your porch, it's so inviting! this was such a neat idea! hope you had a spectacular birthday

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  132. Jane
    The door was on the house when we bought it. THe house was built inthe 60's so it may have been original to the house.
    Rhondi

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  133. Wow! You have an absolutely FABULOUS porch! From the tiled porch to the ferns and white wicker it is absolutely to die for. Thank you for letting me indulge myself a bit. You have such lovely talent at decorating.

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  134. Thank you for inviting me to your porch party. Happy Birthday! Now I'm off to visit some of the other porches!

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  135. I love your porch! YOu refreshments look so invitingly scrumptious and I hope it's not too late to invite folks on over. I've included yur wonderful site to my fvs and would love to join in all your fun here!!

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  136. Love your beautiful porch! I bet you have made many lovely memories there.

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  137. Rhondi! What a wonderful idea!

    I left Nita's and have started my wonderful journey to visit all the porches...for some reason, this is really touching my heart! Oh my...

    I have so many special memories of sitting with my Mom on her porch and you have reminded me what a special place it is! Thank you!

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  138. Rhondi, you have a wonderful blog! I also love colored glass and I love your banner. I am too late for your front porch party, but have just posted some photo's of my front deck. It is such a moist and lovely spring here in southern Oregon. I wish I had known about your front porch party before! Roxanne

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  139. ok, now im offically speechless!! STUNNING vignettes of beauty!! the cupcakes are beautiful too!!

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  140. Ena tantos amigos!

    Parabéns.

    P.S.

    Very nice music.

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  141. Rhondi, I joined in way late with my messy front porch but have loved visiting everyone else's. Blessings, Shay

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi