F I'm So Vintage: heading outside
Friday, March 9, 2012

heading outside

I love this time of year. It's time to head outside and start soaking up some warmth. Sitting out on the porch or the patio brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. I can remember sitting on the porch with my grandmother shucking corn and snapping beans for dinner. Back in those days, we didn't have air conditioning so a shady porch was the coolest place to sit. Although I live in an air conditioned home now, except for the hottest days, I prefer to open my windows or sit on the porch and breathe in the fresh air and the scents of summer. There is just something special about hearing the sound of a neighbor mowing their lawn and the smell of freshly cut grass. 


So here's to warm weather and porch living.


a place to visit


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a place to dine


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a place to sleep


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a simple place to smell the flowers


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a place to start a garden


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and yes, a place to snap beans with a grandmother


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joining up with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Home Sweet Home
Inspiration Friday



21 comments:

  1. Oh to dream.... I love that porch! I can't wait to get mine back in order and sit out there and enjoy my morning coffee. Soon!

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  2. I am with you! Any day I can open the windows I'm happy. This has been a great year for it here in FL. I'm hoping to get at least a couple more months but even now in March it is getting quite warm. Love all of your beautiful pictures. And I have the same porch memories from my childhood. Thanks for the reminder!
    Fran

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  3. Lovely images! I can't wait until we are able to enjoy the outdoors again.

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  4. Hi Laura, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following your lovely blog now. I just love the front porch and dining photo. I'll be sure to visit your etsy shops. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Marie

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  5. Such great images. Your words bring back so many memories for me. We didn't have AC where I grew up, and we were outside a lot in the summer. nothing like fresh food prepared by hands that loved us. thanks so much for linking up to VIF!

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  6. I've always wanted a porch! Lovely pictures.

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  7. We had a porch growing up and I used to sleep out there. I don't have a porch now, but sure wish I did. But I enjoy sitting out in my back yard. I can't wait for that.
    Beautiful pictures of porches.
    Have a wonderful day and weekend.

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  8. I have no porch but that is beautiful I always wanted one and so has my husband. I am your latest follower.

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  9. I had a whole comment and blogger ATE it- I hate when that happens! Anyway, I love that first porch...just LOVE it. Wonderful images here and I remember doing the snap beans on the porch with my gramma. She always had those little round pink wintergreens in her apron pocket that she would smile and dole out to me. xo Diana

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  10. Thanks for the inspiration..I love porch weather!~!!
    Bristol

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  11. Those are some great images of the wonderful weather that is heading our way! Yesterday we had the prettiest weather, but today is very different. Looking forward to smelling that fresh cut grass though!

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  12. Hi, Laura!!!
    LOVED IT!!! I have a "sun room" beside my bedroom, don't know what to do with it!!!!
    Your images gave me inspiration... I am torn... should it be a "porch" or "a place to sleep"?? On a hot summer night maybe we just leave the screens on? Hopefully there are not that many holes and we don't get eaten by the mosquitoes, LOL!!! Have a great weekend!

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  13. What a lovely nostalgic post.I enjoyed every word of it and loved the pictures you used to accompany them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Excited for spring! And the last foto... how cute!

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  15. I just saw this post again and I love the window hanging on the porch. It is a beautiful post.

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  16. what fun fun pictures...thanks!

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  17. You are so right! There is nothing better that those wonderful spring mornings!
    I love sitting on our porch also. Have a great weekend!

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  18. If I could have any addition to my home, it would be an "outdoor" room just like the porches you showed. To be able to sit outdoors but under some type of pergola and be in fresh air all day and evening. What a dream that would be!

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  19. Love your photos! I would LOVE to have a porch.

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  20. I am so with you! I am ready to get my side porch ready for spring! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a great weekend!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  21. I'm drooling. That's all I need to say!

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