Monday, June 21, 2010

Let's go to a porch party!!

I've heard a whisper there is a fabulous Porch Party going on today.... well, how can a girl not join a party?
Really it isn't very good porch weather here at the farm today - we've had a little drizzle of rain and the sun is hiding behind the clouds. Still it is winter here so really that's to be expected.

Even though I don't have much yellow inside my house I love this buttercup yellow colour I have on the porch. I bought this old desk/table about 10 years ago and painted it yellow - I could see it had been many other colours before I got it.

I have a couple of these yellow wicker chairs to sit on - they are starting to look a little like they need redoing but I think that will be a job for spring.

These birdhouses were all living inside when I had a much more countryfied style but since I changed things to shabby chic they have been placed on the porch.

Anyone for a cuppa from this old enamel teapot? I have a couple of these which I sometimes use for flowers - I love them filled with daisies! In the spring I have pots of purple violas and pansies on my porch - I love the combination of the purple and buttercup yellow.

Want somewhere to rest and watch the world go by??? Well I certainly wouldn't suggest this old wicker lounge - it is very fragile - in fact Mr FH would love to take it to the rubbish tip but I think it is so cute. The cat loves it too!!

I store my magzines in this old truck I happened to find one day - it stops them from getting dusty and fading in the hot Aussie sun.

This is an old meat safe which was used in the olden days to store food (it originally had flywire on three sides) but it makes a great piece for displaying more birdcages.


As I have taken my wicker table and chairs down to my new beach house I had to change things around a bit so I have brought this little setting up onto the porch. I  love the aged finish this setting has and it matches perfectly with the candle holder.

The cupboard in the background came from the rubbish tip.  It had no side, top, bottom or front - only the frame and back so I had to play around for a while to get it together. I made SNo 1 who was about 15 at the time come and help me pick it up! He was not happy!!! It really is only a dust collector!!
Hope you enjoyed stopping by,


Дуся-Маруся said...

красиво!!природа, натуральность и естественность!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the soft yellows,it's a beautiful porch, so many great touches!

spindlecottage/nannykim said...

I love the old lounge chair thing that you said was fragile--it surely looks inviting---too bad it is fragile, my cat would love it too. Had to laught about your rubbish redo--interesting stuff!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I think I'm in love with that buttercup yellow color! What a wonderful idea for magazines outdoors.

Anonymous said...

How adorable! Don't let your hubby take that wonderful wicker chaise to the rubbish! It's adorable! I would love to own it!! Marcia

Marie said...

I love your new porch setting...very inviting! Stopping by from SOYCM.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love your porch and the pretty yellow. It looks so inviting, and all of your vignettes and the birdhouses are so pretty. Great table and chairs too. I really love your found objects and the way you have used them for different purposes. Great. Hugs, Marty

podso said...

I like all your old wicker and the creative touches to your lovely porch!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

What a great post. Love your yellow wicker! what a wonderful color combination. I love the softness of the color and how you have used that color to decorate with! Wonderful place to relax!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful porch! I love the piece you found in the rubbish tip (I love that expression!) and those chairs! Oh, those chairs and that table! SO neat! And it seems you and I share a love of birdhouses. I have quite a few, being a magpie and all. ;-)

Dropping by to wish you a Happy Porch Party Day!


Sheila :-)

Rhondi said...

I like all the interesting things you have on your porch especially the piece from the rubbish. That's the kind of treausre I love to find! Thanks for joining the party. I forget that it's winter in other parts of the world!
Hugs, Rhondi

Unknown said...

So pretty wicker chairs!


Marina Capano said...

Just beautiful!

wonderful deco!


Miss Merry said...

The yellow and blue are always such cheery colors and they are perfect on your porch. I love the bird houses and your creative use of furniture!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

who is invited to the party? The teddy bears or the mad hatter?

We don't have a porch tea party in New ZEaland.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I love the porch! So beautiful and peaceful looking. Be blessed. Cindy

Love Bears All Things said...

I love your porch and wouldn't mind sitting out there for a bit and enjoying a cup of tea..even if it is winter..It would be a break from this heat..I collect birdhouses and I like the one with the sunflowers..Did you paint them?
Mama Bear

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just adore the buttery yellow color of those wicker chairs!!! And the trunk is darling too!

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