Summer Front Porch

Seasonal & Holiday, Summer

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  2. What a beautiful spot! I adore that bench and also have a love for ferns (especially the fact that they’re one of the few plants I seem to be unable to kill!). Enjoy your summer!

  3. Kendra @ says:

    Your porch looks beautiful Shayna! We get lots if wind too so we can’t leave much out there! Have a great weekend and thanks for putting this tour together!

  4. Susan Duane says:

    Love your porch, so pretty!!

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  6. no windblown broken chair can spoil the beautiful look at your home. Hope you are enjoying the summer.

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  9. Just lovely!! What a pretty wreath and everything else! Happy Summer!!

  10. Dianne says:

    Shayna very nice porch!! Can you explain the cool bucket with the holes? I’ve seen one once but not sure what it was used for? Also is that an O on the wall? Does it have a story?
    Thanks for all of your hard work and inspiration.

  11. Debbie says:

    I love your porch, it looks like a little slice of haven. Since wind seems to be an issue in your part of the country, let me just say, I feel your pain. It’s very difficult to design a decorating plan around hurricane winds, I certainly know since the new place I call home has the same issue. It’s like mount down the hatches when a storm comes because your things might be in a neighboring yard, or the next county. But seriously, have you ever considered a built in bench for your seating area, or a heavy glider since you love to rock in a rocking chair. Your husbands very talented, so maybe he could build a glider or a built in bench. My father’s family is from Tennessee, so rocking chairs on the front porch are a must, I’ve spent hours rocking, but when that was no longer an option, a glider offered a relaxing and soothing alternative. Another tip, try weighing your flower pots down with rocks, but be sure to have a hole in the bottom for water to flow through, it also offers great irrigation for your plants & flowers plus keeps them from sailing away in the next wind storm. I hope these tips help you as much as they have helped me. Many blessings!

  12. Carol says:

    Yes, tell me about seasons changing and going by so fast. I work at pier 1, and we already have started to get fall things in. Yikes. I haven’t even gone swimming yet, or planted everything. Beautiful porch.

  13. Gwen says:

    Wind…it dryer clothes for my mother and kept dust on her farm house furniture. She dusted daily and wore out her rug in the ’50’s daily vacuuming with her new vacuum. The very things you love about your scenic view comes with….wind. Okay. We told our oh so tiny daughter to eat!!!! She’d blow away in the wind!!! She was quick thinking and said, well I’ll put rocks in my pocket.
    So your olive picking basket. I worked where the crews stopped at our store way out in the middle of nowhere to get snacks for their drive back home–smooshed in a van. And I think now, how hard to fill each basket just once with tiny olives. Maybe you’ll think of your antique a new way? But back to it. Do you have a big rock to put in it to hold it down?? Even three or four? It won’t scoot!!!
    Something heavy metal?(no. Not a musical group standing on your porch holding pillows and blankets!!!) but a door stop of some sort? In an animal?? That’s fun.
    How about a stool that is actually one of those decorative ones–they come metallic color now. Or bright colors. They are often used as a side table. I had the idea–is this possible??? To cut off one end, have a big bucket (you could spray paint if it might show) and fill with sand. Sand is HEAVYWEIGHT. Then slip the accent stool over the bucket. No one will know you’ve got it anchored down!!! The bench. I’m sorry but your pillows won’t last in the wind BUT your bench can shine. Does it too shift in the wind??? Okay this sounds dumb but could your bench wear small shoes? Use four tin cans a bit bigger than legs but not too tall. and make sure this is done on a level surface –to be sure bench is level. Use quickset cement in each can and when dry, spray all a color close to bench color. Do entire bench. To make the can to leg look better have hubby possibly stack graduating rings (2?3?) and slip on first. Hold up the leg with painters tape. Slide down when all is dry. Painted this will all look normal yet add weight. Take a fern or other plant and put in a metal galvanized pail with rocks on bottom for drainage and set in corner of bench. It looks good (I have a geranium variegated in my olive basket sitting in the corner of my bench). I’d remove the rocker. It’s not predictable about wind. Or just let it be and just figure if it breaks it breaks!!! Should you use a pillow from fabric from your shop fill it full of a dropcloth bag filled with sand. Make this sandbag using a heavy fabric glue to keep bag closed. Then when closing your pretty pillow , sand is not falling all over. Why that way you CAN have a pretty pillow in the wind!!!!! I was dreaming as I planned for wind. It was kind of relaxing. Create interest with some solar light strings. They are bright now. Experiment. Enjoy your entry too. Oh ps. It’s not even summer yet although it is 107 here today. Not normal weather!!!!

  14. Vanessa Hunt says:

    Your front porch looks just lovely! I love the stonework on your house and the huge fern is fantastic!

  15. Ann says:

    Shayna…I love that your porch is the perfect reflection of your style. Anyone walking up to your front door would know immediately that you love your home and take pride in it. Well done!

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