Hope you all had a most wonderful 4th of July,
celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day.
We had a great day of celebration with friends.
Today I present to you my upper Summer Porch of Cool Blues and White.
Yes, the porch got a little bit of de-cluttering and staging too,
keeping the space pretty and simply stated.
The first thing that I eliminated from the porch was the coffee table
that was in front of the seating area
and replaced it with my blue and white Chinoiserie garden stool.
To keep it simple, I placed an African Violet
that I had been babying during the winter months on the garden stool.
Still plenty of room for a beverage.
While shopping in a Pottery Barn on one of our Boys of Summer trips,
I purchased these great outdoor pillows that were on super clearance.
Perfect for the summer look on the porch.
Now is the time to find some great deals on outdoor furnishing and accessories.
My “lady” now sits on my tea cart and the pedestal that she previously sat upon
is now in the corner as a pedestal for a fern.
The vintage sewing table was removed and placed in storage for now.
You can see a peek of her in the corner of the porch.
There are garden stools between the sofa and chairs that somehow did not
get photographed ….. just the right surface for that cool beverage.
This upper porch has always been a great place to sit, relax,
and enjoy the view. I love that these colors actually makes one
feel cool with a great sense of calm on these warm summer days.
I also love that this porch can be seen from every room
on the main floor of the house . . . bringing some of the outdoors in.
Rather than traveling this Holiday weekend, we decided to stay home
and continue to work on the house. Our list is getting smaller,
but still have lots to do.
I wish you all a most wonderful day,
making your own kind of music and singing your own special song.