Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Summer Front Porch

I think Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer porch season.

Thanks for stopping by today :)
Please join Madison on a tour of our front porch.

On the black front table I placed three flameless candles (a favorite)
under glass star of David coasters & a watermelon fruit basket.
These candles are great to turn on when company is coming,
since they are flameless I can leave them unattended.
Mr. B hung a fresh new flag outside. We always have an American flag.

All of our landscaping from last year returned (thank goodness)
and we added some red begonias along the sidewalk.

This black urn matches the table. I planted sweet potato vine and red striped petunias.

Here's a long shot from the sidewalk. We need to get
rid of the outdoor carpet, but I'm not sure what I want
to replace it with yet.
After completing the yard work, we headed to Red Robin for some chips and salsa, a burger and . . .
one of these!

Then we drove around a near by subdivision Norton Commons,
which is an example of a mixed use community.
Here everything is within walking distance.
Do you have one of these in your town?
The homes are stunningly beautiful examples of
mixed architecture.

Mr. B and I have a thing for yellow houses.
I love the front porch on this one with the black rocking chairs.
I love the chair swing and white columns of this home.

It's cheery front door.

And delightful little boy sculpture in the front yard.

These homeowners have a sense of whimsy - see the
lady bugs in the bed?

While not a big front porch, I do adore the mix
of oak leaf hydrangea with the style of this home.

Mr. B was ready to head home so I snapped this last picture
from the car of this two story home.
This reminds me of Charleston, South Carolina.
Is your front porch ready for summer too?
Happy Memorial Day ~
Let's give thanks to all those that served our country with the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy this day in freedom.
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  1. What a nice front porch you have. I love the homes you showed us too. We do have a couple of those communities here. They sure are nice. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  2. Oh, how I love a home tour! Your front porch looks beautiful! Love the pretty! Madison is an excellent tour guide...hope you don't mind but I tipped her with a doggie biscuit. ;-)
    Yes, we do have those live where you work communities idea, isn't it?

  3. Oh, your porch looks so lovely and I do love seeing little Madison! No, we don't have any neighborhoods like this! What pretty houses.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Madison is a terrific tour guide. Your front porch is very welcoming. Thanks for sharing the other homes. Love the yellow one! And a nice porch swing is always a favorite addition! ~ Sarah

  5. Your porch looks very nice. Thanks for the tour of homes. I always enjoy other landscaping.

  6. What a great space you've created. And those are some awesome houses!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  7. Thanks for the tour! It's a really nice way to start off this holiday morning. Yours is so inviting.

  8. So lovely, and a Happy Memorial Day to you, hope your day if filled with fun and family.
    Hugs and Blessings, Barbara

  9. I love your porch. I wouldn't know you have carpet on there if you hadn't have told me! Love the home tour, too!

  10. Lovely porch and post. If you decide to go "carpetless" you could stain and seal the would look really pretty! I love the begonias and the home tour!

  11. Oh My gosh I LOVE this post! I love what you did to your front porch and I love your Westie! Super, super cute. Also, the house are gorgeous!

  12. It is fun to look at lovely homes!