The first day of Summer!
Welcome Summer, I wait all year long for you and you are finally here, and I am filled with gratitude.
The one project that I dearly wanted to have finished by the first of Summer was my screened in porch. It's small, probably 9 feet wide by about 16 feet long, but it's a place to get away from the mosquitoes.
And it's a cozy place now.
Welcome to my Porch.
Welcome to my Porch.
This wash tub stand, that I'm using as a coffee table is a curbside find. I also found a wash tub, but there's no room in here for it. The flat, long wooden box is where I store my barbeque utensils. I picked it up on our Free Day.
Would you believe I found a step ladder at the same place that I found the long ladder. The wood is very worn and has great patina.
I put my vintage seed bag on it.
I think it looks so wonderful!!!
I am loving the flea-market style of decorating out here. It suits it so well, I think.
My dear husband helped me put this little rattan couch out here today and I covered it in a vintage chenille spread with some old embroidered pillowcases on the pillows.
You can see the trees and feel the breeze when you are in this little space of mine. I plan to replace all of the blinds and add sheers. Those will definitely have to be thrift store finds, because I need six of them. I will show them to you when I find them.
There is an old trunk that my husband found on someone's curb, it holds the recycle bin. Next to that and over a bit is a bookshelf for our shoes. It needs a coat of white paint as does the table and chairs that you see above.
We are Canadians, eh, and Canadians do not wear their outside shoes indoors.
So most of them stay out here.
We also plan to replace the horrible old rug in here and paint the brown walls and ceiling a lovely white!
You can just barely see the old ice-chest that I got at a garage sale for $2.00, it adds some nice color to the room.
I am joining A Delightsome Life for Savoring Summer and Rose Colored Glasses for Rhondi's Porch Party.
Sometimes the best way to savor Summer is from inside, so this is where I will be, if you need me.
Have a delightful day!