The pollen is gone and the porch has been fluffed and readied for summer!
The itty bitty shrubs we planted last year have knocked my socks off. I’ve finally had planting success…take that, black thumb! Would you believe I nearly dug up the hostas because I forgot I planted them and thought they were weeds when I saw the first shoots coming up?!?!
Y’all come on in and sit for a spell! I’ve branched out of my usual low maintenance potato vine for a few colorful flowers.
Nothing has changed since I first shared the reveal last summer. We did decide to go ahead and put screens up – probably in the next couple of weeks!
I adore our new beverage tub compliments of HKL Designs!! Tricia was able to create my custom monogram in vinyl!!!! I cannot tell you how exciting this is!
This bed was previously overrun with monkey grass and lord knows what else – probably snakes and spiders from the way it looked. We moved the fountain from our old house (much to Honey’s dismay at its ton-age). Honey dug up all of the monkey grass and we planted a few hostas. They are babies now, but I have high hopes that they will be big and lush this time next year.
For more details and source information than you’d ever want to know, see my original post.
I do believe I’ll take my coffee outside today. It’s summertime in the South, y’all!
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50 thoughts on “Summer Porch”
Your porch has to be one of my all time favorites! I love how you decorated it, it looks so cozy and perfect for entertaining! Enjoy it this summer.
Your porch is so pretty! I love the pillows, rugs, and especially the outdoor fireplace. :) What a wonderful space you've created!
Beautiful Amanda! I love all the new touches and that beverage tub is adorable! Enjoy the weather down there. We are heading "down the shore" as we say in NJ and it's 50 degrees and rainy! Oh well! Have a nice weekend!
Cheers – Shelley
Lovely porch Amanda….Love the painting that you have hanging……Beautiful landscape and trellis…Is that Confederate Jasmine? I have some that I planted last year growing on my picket fence.
Enjoy your weekend!
Yes it's confed jasmine – has to be the best plant under the sun…easy to grow, good lookin and smells divine :-). I would have it growing all over the place if I could!! xo
yes, coffee on the porch sounds wonderful, so does wine on the porch too! So beautiful!
Beautiful! And yes, the hostas will surprise you year after year. Ours are now HUGE! And, our jasmine on our porch railings is in full bloom as well. So easy to grow and the smell is heavenly while sitting on the porch. We are in the process of switching our furniture for new this year (finally). Love what you have done. Is your sofa PB? We are trying to find a set but really need gray or black.
The jasmine is intoxicating! Furniture was from Target last spring. I think I saw the same or similar at my store this year. Home Depot has some nice things too. All much cheaper than pb!
I would love a porch like that. The fireplace is amazing.
Gorgeous porch! I enjoy reading your blog each day. What a cute family! Enjoy your summer!
Beautiful porch! Love it.
Thanks Amanda! Yes agree, would love to find something cheaper than PB (although I do love them) since it is outside!
If you want to further amaze yourself, head over to Pike's to get a limelight hydrangea. You only need to dig a proper hole to be rewarded this year. You won't have to prune it for year 2 either.
Hi Amanda! Love your porch and your blog! We are thinking about a porch addition and not making it screened. I was just curious as to why you're screening yours? Is it some particular reason that I might want to think about with ours? Thanks for your advice! Can't wait for your next post!
Everything is so beautiful! Your porch is a favorite of mine. I think the screens are a great idea…
The beverage tub is adorable! Enjoy every moment you have out there.
I am not only amazed at your porch but at how clean it is!! I have a nice size porch too, but it is always dirty. I scrub it often however the outdoor grime always seems to settle on everything. If you have any tips on keeping it all so pretty, please share. LOVE all your posts! Always inspirational!
Queen ~ I had literally just cleaned it! That being said, I usually blast it with the blower every couple of days – the floors, table tops, everything! We eat most of our meals out there so the table gets cleaned off multiple times a day. Take care, A
It looks so different since the house has been painted. LOVE it!
I love the fountain! Is that new? Where is it from?
Love your porch! oooh! I want my own monogrammed beverage tub. Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures and will follow!
Have a stylish day!
Thanks for sharing your charming porch at my party this week (luv that fireplace).
Oh my goodness you have an absolutely stunning dream porch!! Wow, how I would love to spend some time there. I love all your personal and unique touches and your furniture looks so comfortable and cozy. Love it!!
Beautiful porch! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla
WOW! you by far have the best looking porch i have ever seen! It is like a whole room outside. I love how you accessorized everything. Great job! If you get a chance, please link it to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-linky-party-9.html
Gorgeous!! Fabulous job! :) xoxo
Drooling over your porch. I can't wait to spruce up ours :)
What a wonderful porch! I love the skirt on your table, too.
I'm visiting you today from Tuesday Treasures. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
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Ok, I am moving in. This is totally amazing. I love it. thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
WOW! Your porch is gorgeous!Love the fireplace! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria
Popping by from 36th Avenue party! I adore your porch! Your gardens are looking beautiful and your porch looks so inviting and cozy! I love hostas too and the great thing about them is that next spring when they start to pop up, you can divide them, and replant the divisions in empty areas of your garden beds and planters – free plants! :D Heather
It is magazine worthy and I am in love with your porch!!! This is my first time to visit you blog (over from The 36th Ave) and I am your newest follower. I'm really looking forward to exploring your blog. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, [email protected]
I love it. It just makes me want to have a glass of sweet tea and a chat! I especially love the pleated skirt on your table. I'm visiting from 36th Avenue.
Love the porch and all the fun details! Come share this post on Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_28.html
Gosh that's a great porch. What fun it must be to hang out there!
I don't think I would ever leave this lovely porch. Beautifully appointed and welcoming.
I absolutely love your porch. I remember seeing it when you first built it. You have it so well decorated now too. Thank you for letting us take another peek!
oh my gosh, this is FABULOUS!! love it all, and that great personalized beverage tub!
The fireplace is charming – even in hot southern summers
So pretty! I want to live there :)
I've pinned shared today on my blog: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/06/summer-food-crafts.html
Amanda, Your porch is one of my favorites! Thanks for joining the Open House party and check out your pretty porch featured this week.
Your porch is just stunning! What a great spot for entertaining and enjoying the nice weather. I would love to feature this post at Stylish Feature Friday! Please head over there and submit it!
So pretty! I adore your porch and all the beautiful touches you added- so inviting!nThanks for linking up at FNF!
I just got completely sucked into your blog!!! I adore every single detail in this room. I am itching to add a covered ceiling on our current porch and this just about put me over the top!
PS: Fellow Atlanta girl here – Anna Webb sent me your way! :)
Heather @ Southern State of Mind
Wow, this looks like my paradise! All the touches are simply amazing!
What a beautiful porch. Every little detail is just perfect. I can see where you will be spending some wonderful outdoor time.
What a fantastic porch!!!! I love everything about it. The outdoor fireplace is my favorite. Love how you decorated it in a neutral colorscheme with a coastal vibe. Just gorgeous!
Absolutely stunning! I would love for you to share this at my weekly linky party! http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-6.html
I recently discovered your blog. Your home is lovely! I am loving your back porch! You have inspired me to put one on the back of our home, but I will have to put it on my "someday" list. I am curious, what are the porch dimensions, roughly?
Are you planning to post photos after the screens are up? I would definitely want screens on ours – I love to eat meals outside, but can't stand the flies and mosquitoes joining us for dinner!
Mary, It is about 16×26. I just put a few pics up with the screens but will a full post sometime very soon!
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