Friday, May 15, 2009

Porches



Porches are amazing spaces!!! While cleaning yesterday, I reminisced about the fun times that have been shared on the back screened porch with family and friends in the last couple of years. There have been birthday parties, a slumber party, an early fall chili get together, after swimming "snack-togethers"....and the list could go on and on. One thing most porches have in common is a rocker! Searching for interesting, "old" porches, I found lots to share. The left pic has some real vintage character! Imagine all the neat stories and gossip those rockers could tell. The right pic reminds me of my childhood home. We had a big red glider kind of like this one. Remember those???? It was the perfect seat for a lazy day. I was lucky enough to find a "two-seater" metal glider in that awesome shade of red for one of the decks last year. It's a memory maker, too! Do you dream on your porch? Do you count stars? Do you share lemonade with the neighbor there??? Do you have a sleeping porch where the midnight noises of nature sing you to sleep?

6 comments:

Coralie said...

When we were growing up, my sister and I shared the sleeping porch in summer. We loved it! On rainy days, we'd play cards and read all day. At night, we'd watch for lightning then pull the covers over our heads while listening to the crashes of thunder that followed! Great memories!

Nancy said...

I loved my grandmother's front porch & it's porch swing. *sigh*
Our current porch is more of a "daytime" porch - smaller but big enough to hold a couple of chairs & plants. Maybe this will be the year I get at least a back porch (aka deck) that will eventually morph into a 3 seasons room. Who can stand to be inside all the time when the weather's so wonderful?

Laurie said...

Aack, I've never lived anywhere with a real porch. Someday...

TRES BELLE said...

We had a porch that we played on and spent the hot summer nights sleeping on. Of course, we lived in the country and back then you did not have to worry about anyone bothering you. Heck, you didn't even have to lock your doors. Anyway it sure brings back memories. My great-grandmother had a glider and lived next door to us. I use to sit on the glider with her. That seems like lifetimes ago.

Kris

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I just added my first screened porch about a year ago...and now I'm hooked. Gotta have a porch whereever I live...who cares about the house...it just has to have a screened in porch...well, and maybe a bathroom. :-)

Elyse said...

my grandparents had a nice screened-in porch but i remember the furniture being very uncomfortable! LOL

no porch for me ... yet ... but we have a nice backyard with woods so right now as i'm typing i can hear all the sounds of outside, like the breezy trees ...

a lovely post!

xo