Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Porch and Deck Blog Party

This is our front porch. Actually, the picture was taken last Fall. I cannot find my later photos and it is too dark right now to take some so I will just use this old one. I hope you do not mind.
It is dicided into 2 seating areas, a settee and 2 chairs omn the left and 2 rockers with a tea table in between on the right side.

There is a porch amd deck party going on in Blogland and I sure do not want to miss them. Come join or at least browse Rhondi's Porch Party at http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2011/06/let-get-this-block-party-startedsummer.html http://rhondisrosecoloredglasses.blogspot.com/


and also Kim's Porch and Deck Party at http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/


In fact, there is a 6 day Blog Hop block party going on and it's been hopping since yesterday. You may join one or all. Not only are there lots of fun, there will be lots of giveaways too. The block party is begoing on at http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2011/06/let-get-this-block-party-startedsummer.html so make sure you don't miss it.



This is the left side. I like to have tea with friends here in the spring and fall, Right now, it is too hot so I mostly stay in the back so I can jump in the pool whenever I get hot.
Now, let's move to the back porch. Our back porch is L shaped. In the corner is a fountain.


You will notice that I have a lot of sitting areas everywhere. I love to tablescape which is probably why I love tables too.


Here is a tablescape I created last Spring.


and another one before that.

Let's get closer to the fountain.


Near the fountain is a small parlor mosaic table with 2 chairs. See those 2 benches on the right wall? That's where the newly refinished benches went.




These 2 chaise lounge chairs are also near the fountain.


These folding chairs are in between the fountain and the porch dining table.
Right across from the fountain is the grill, which is right outside the kitchen.

This area is just off the back porch on the deck.
I have refinished this garden bench since and moved it to the other wall within the back porch.



Here are the 2 refinished benches.

Just like I said, I moved the other bench to the other side of the porch and replaced it with this one. This one matches the benches around the square picnic table on the pool deck which is just closeby.


This sitting area is on one corner of the deck.









My little promeganate is starting to bloom.

and this is the far corner, another lounge chair.


Do you see the picnic table diagonally from it? It used to have a patio umbrella but it flew across the roof into the front yard and broke during a wind storm.


This table is right behind it. We intended to have a jacuzzi placed here but we never got around to it. Someday, we will.


Of course my favorite part of all are my grandkids playing on the wet deck and getting a ride in a red wagon on the deck during their visit last week.






Thanks to our hostesses, Rhondi and Kim for these fun parties and thank you all for coming to my porch and deck tour.


I hope you will come back on Thursday for the Summer Spaces Party. I will tour you around the garden.

30 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Christine,
Your porch, your patios, your pool area and your gardens are all outstanding!!

Just beautiful!!

Hugs,
Deb

Mary said...

What a wonderful area to relax and entertain...you have so many cozy little alcoves to sit and enjoy! I bet your fountain sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing~

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your home is beautiful Christine, lots of room for everyone:@)

Willow said...

What a beautiful front porch you have and I love those sunflower plates. I can see how you and your family are enjoying the porch party. Happy Summer

Darla said...

I'll say it again, your home and grounds are very nice. You have amazing collections of the most beautiful things.

Susan said...

Christine, your porch, patio and pool areas are so gorgeous! Your garden is beautiful!! I love those sunflower plates!!

Debbie said...

I have often admired your outdoor spaces in posts. Thanks for the special close up tour. That table part in the evening is just beautiful to me.

Rhondi said...

Hi Christine
Your porch is so beautiful. I can just imagine sitting at the table sharing a meal, while the sound of water trickles in the fountain, or watching the kids swim in the pool. It all looks so inviting. Thanks for joining my party!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Christine, you have a fabulous porch and deck for entertaining. I love all your flowers too. You obviously have a green thumb.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh Christine, I am in love with all of your outdoor areas! They are so wonderful. I am studying so many details. I love that you even have a built in water spout, that is so cool. I know the grands love that! I don't think I've told you this but the layout of your blog looks great too!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You have a beautiful home. I like how you have so many different areas to entertain!

Olive Cooper said...

Christine, your porches and pool areas are so inviting and comfortable. Your family just has the best time...I can tell. ♥O

bj said...

OMYGOSH, Christine,
You do have the most beautiful porches.
ALL this just blows me away..
Your home blows me away..
your pool blows me away...
your porches blow me away..
those adorable kids blow me away...
but, mostly, YOU blow me away, Christine.
Your smile is so contagious, I smile every time I see a photo of you. You are always sharing things with your family and friends.
I just love your kind heart and sweet spirit.
xoxoxoxo bj

Poppy said...

Simply said, absolutely gorgeous! I'm drooling from one picture to the next... you have created an amazingly beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and for us to drool over.Your tablescapes are so gorgeous and you have such an amazing collection of pretty things.. Beautiful post! Your fan and follower~Poppy

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Beverly said...

Christine, it is beautiful everywhere I look. You have such wonderful taste, and you create lovely places all around your home.

Terra said...

Christine, all of your outdoor seating areas are very inviting. The pool in the background and the fountain add to the cooling effects.

Traci said...

All of your outdoor spaces are very pretty! I have rockers on my front porch but I haven't been in them since it got hot!

Sonya said...

Linda postagem! Querida te desejo uma sema repleta de alegria.
Beijinho

podso said...

Lots of places for people to sit! I love your wicker folding chairs. It all looks so lovely and welcoming!

Dixie said...

Christine... you've got the perfect place for family and friends... your gardens are beautiful and the pool is so inviting!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Christine, you always have the cutest things for entertaining. Your tablescapes always make me happy and make me smile!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What great porch areas you have! Don't you just love being able to be outside, especially when having company! You have so much seating and everything looks very comfortable!

I wish I could have joined in on this porch party, but ran out of time :-(

I also liked John's Father's Day tablescape!

Katherine

Dolores said...

Christine, your home, yard and pool are so beautiful....you work magic in all that you do!!!!!

Jojo said...

Wow! I want to hang out at your place! Not only is every area a beautiful space, there's a pool too! Love it all!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would never come inside if I had that pool and beautiful backyard! I can only imagine how gorgeous it is when you entertain at night with all the wonderful sitting areas, your tablescapes and the glow off the water.

Richard Cottrell said...

You're gardens and home are amazing. You keep it all so nice and seem to enjoy it so much. Richard at My Old Historic House

Rebecca said...

Amazing as always! I don't know how you do it-beautiful everywhere!

Sarah said...

Christine, each of your porch spaces offers a wonderful retreat. How do you decide where you want to dine? LOL
~ Sarah

lily said...

Wow!! very nice. I come to visit naka...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I just love coming over and seeing all you pictures. Your yard is the best! I think this is the first time I've seen your front porch, I love it.

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