Monday, June 20, 2011

Porch Party

Oh, I'm so glad that you came to my porch party!  I was wondering if anyone would come since I haven't been blogging very much this last year.
Oh, just hold on a second while I go and get the flag to put out.  I always love the look of a flag.  To me, it makes a home seems more welcoming somehow.
This year I kept the porch very simple: just the rocking chairs, a couple of ferns, the birdcages and a wicker chair and tea trolley.   

 It's going to be another very hot day, so I made us some sweet tea with plenty of ice. 
 And I know you like my lemon squares, so I made them for you too.
Sometimes when it's just me, I like to sit on the porch and read.  Right now I'm reading The Distant Hours,  by Kate Morton.  She is a very good author and I loved The Forgotten Garden, which was the last book I read by her.  This one is good too.
Did you notice this wicker chair by the front door? I love wicker!  You probably know that already. This is my newest purchase and quite old.  I found it on Craig's List!
 It was in excellent condition.  All it needs is a cushion. 
 And it has this little pouch on the side to hold magazines or a book.  Isn't that cute?
 Well I hope you have time to stay and chat.  I have missed having visits with you!  I want to know everything that you're doing:  do you have any projects on the go...plans for the summer... new grandbabies on the way?  We have one the end of July....number 5!
 I am SO GLAD you came today.  My door is always open and my porch is always ready for visitors, so I hope you'll come back again real soon.

If you are joining the party with your porch today just sign in below.  Make sure you link to the specific porch post not your general URL.  To do that just double click on the post title.

I hope you have time to visit the other bloggers who are having parties today.  I know they've love to see you too! 

If you're not having a party, I would so love it if you leave a comment so I could visit you too!!.

Rhondi xo

Sunday, June 19, 2011


In preparation for my porch party on Tuesday, I thought I'd show you a couple of porches near my house.  Very few of the homes in my neighborhood have porches, so I drove to a neighborhood a couple of miles away.   In this neighborhood almost every home has a porch.  None of these homes are old.  They were built in the 1980s.

 This last one is in a different development.  They enlarged their existing porch and gave it this craftsman style look.  My husband likes this one because they have a flat screen TV which hangs from the ceiling!

Well that is just a preview of porches.  I don't know the people who live in these homes.  If I did I'd invite them to my porch party on Tuesday. 
But I do know you ... so you are all invited!

I will have the link ready for you to sign up at 5:00PM Monday.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Time For A Change

Last week I had the idea to switch our rooms around, so I asked my son to help.  We moved all the furniture from the living room and put it into my sunroom/studio.  The dining room furniture went into the living room and my sewing things went into the spare bedroom.

So what was once my sewing room is now our living room.  This is such a great room, that no matter what I do with it, it looks good!

The red dining room is getting painted a new color (not sure yet) and I am still in the process of getting the dining room together so you'll have to wait to see how that turns out.

Don't forget my porch party June 21. Information is in the previous post. 
I'm looking forward to seeing you there! 

Hope you enjoy the weekend.
Rhondi xo

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fourth Summer Porch Party June 21

I had an email this morning from a very dear friend, Dana at The Stone Rabbit.  That little stone rabbit  just loves a party and was wondering if I was going to host my annual summer porch party again.  I haven't been blogging much because I'm working full time and I sure do miss it. 

But I decided a party is just what I need, so I hope you can join me.

We will celebrate the first day of summer June 21, with a porch party.  Get your porches ready. You can link up anytime after 5:00 on June 20.

Tell your friends.

Missing you
Rhondi xo