Summer is my favorite season of the year and I relish sitting on our front porch enjoying the gentle breezes and listening to the birds sing. We have huge trees surrounding our home so the porch stays fairly cool and pleasant … unless it reaches a sweltering 90 degrees with buckets of humidity.
This week I’m joining a group of other bloggers to bring you the “Elements of Summer” tour and I thought it’d be a perfect time to share how I turned my farmhouse porch into a mini retreat. Be sure to visit the other bloggers this week for additional summer inspiration … the schedule is at the bottom of this post.
The newest addition to my farmhouse porch is the striped outdoor rug that we found at Lowe’s. I wanted something durable yet colorful. It also needed to match my cushions and pillows. It makes the porch feel like a mini retreat and I’m lovin’ it!
Speaking of painting, we’re in the process of scraping the house because it’s in desperate need of a paint job. I can’t wait til it’s done and the house will look crisp and clean again.
I recently painted the glider and found new cushions to add some color. You can see Miss Trixie is totally enjoying it.
My pot of New Guinea Impatiens are doing fabulous up here on the porch.
To add a bit of color, I added one of my paper fans made from scrapbook paper.
We sit out here and enjoy some conversation and beautiful weather.
It’s wonderful to step outside to our mini retreat and get away from the television.
Soon we’ll be watching the fireflies light up the sky!