It's a Porch Party!!!

Welcome Everyone!  Today I am joining Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses for a  first day of summer Porch Party.   My porch is small but I think it is colorful and cozy.
My hubby and I use it all the time and especially now when we are having such gorgeous summer days!

 Last summer, I painted this old bench red and use it for displaying some flower pots and my lantern.

I  recently found this old wicker plant stand at a garage sale and spray painted it apple green~  I really like this shade and their is some of that same green in my rug.

My Mom bought us these wind chimes for Christmas one year.  They are a very nice set that are acoustically wonderful.  Out in the country, no one cares if your wind chimes are dancing in the wind


Over here I have a tea-cup filled with petunias.  I bought the little chair when we were in Galena, Illinois.

Front door, painted apple red.

Sorry for the shadows.

Front porch view.

Vintage luncheon cloth I found for $3.

I love the embroidered flowers on this vintage cloth.


Table set for two with Myott Finlandia.

All of the dishes were found at garage sales or E-Bay.

We have a pair of old wicker chairs .
Hubby's going to fix these up a little more this summer.

Flowers, fountain, tea-pot and basket for a little vignette.

I served my in-laws lunch today out here.  It was fun!

Lily patiently waiting for us.

After lunch, we can sit under the tree and watch the deer.
However, if they start eating my flowers their in big trouble!
Thanks for coming by today.

I am also joining Sally @ Smiling Sally for Blue Monday.
And Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Met. Monday.
And Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
And the Tablescaper for Summer Sundays!


  1. What a fabulous view from your porch. Everything looks so inviting. I can't imagine how you keep that porch rug so clean!

  2. I love your cheerful porch. You know your tablecloth? I saw a vintage one similar to yours on Ebay this week and last I saw it had gotten up to 33 dollars and the bidding still had not ended!! I would say you got a great buy!

  3. Hi Cindy! Oh, I love your porch! Your little red bench is so sweet and I just sold a wicker stand like yours and am kicking myself now! I could have painted it! :)
    Your place is so pretty and little Lily is a doll.

    Be a sweetie,

    Shelia ;)

  4. What a lovely porch! I like all the touches you display, and the view from your porch would cause me to sit there every day!

  5. Such a cute porch. I would just love to sit back and listen to the chimes in the breeze and take in that glorious view. Just love it.

  6. Hi Cindy
    I love it all ..the color red, the sweet table and chairs. the way you've set the table, the wicker, the apple green planter and the view!! What a beautiful inviting place to visit.
    Thanks for sharing your porch with us today.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  7. Now that is a pretty place to sit. I am in love with the tablecloth and the red bench. PERFECT!

  8. Cindy,
    Everything is soooooo cute and inviting. I would be out there all the time, blogging, of course :)

  9. I am in love with your sweet colorful porch and I adore that rug under your table. Your view is just gorgeous!!! Would love and set with you and visit over tea.


  10. Cindy, you do have the neatest porch and I just love all of your wonderful vignettes you've created. I would so love to be sitting there enjoying the gorgeous view with you. Hugs, Marty

  11. Love your porch and your view! Lily is such a pretty cat!
    Enjoy your week!

  12. Cindy, I love your porch! I am crazy about your red furniture, and I love the way you displayed everything today! I would love to sit there with you and visit.

    I almost missed the bus... I got to the party late, and then I put the wrong name on there. LOL! But I made it. I had technical difficulties. ;-)

    Happy Porch Party!


    Sheila :-)

  13. Your porch is completely adorable! I love the colours and all your accessories. I truly am envious of all the porches I see. I have a yard, but no porch. Would love to have one just like yours.
    Thank you very much for visiting today!

  14. Your porch is beautiful and I love all the reds. (Especially the door!) What a wonderful view you have from your porch!

  15. Hi Cindy,
    I love your porch. It looks so friendly and welcoming! I love the red too...it's my new favorite color! You've inspired me to work on my porch! Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

  16. Cindy, what a charming inviting spot. I can why you enjoy spending your summer time on this porch. Love the red door and the red table and chairs. Everything is so cheerful! Thanks for having us. ~ Sarah

  17. Cindy, I've always loved your porch and each time I see a new addition to it, I love that too. Your little red table and chairs are so inviting, and I love the way you've picked up all of the colors in that pretty rug. The vignette on your red bench is perfection, and that chair is perfect for your giant tea cup. Are the little watering cans across the window lights? They are so cute. The color you painted that plant stand is great with the rug and the rest of your treasures on your porch. Of course, with a view like you have, I'm not sure it matters much what is on the porch!! laurie

  18. What a charming porch... looks right out of Country Living! ♥

  19. With a view like that from the front porch, I bet you have a hard time leaving. Absolutely enchanting. I love the stonework on your house first of all, and then all the red just makes everything pop. Thanks for sharing. This is my first time visiting Porch Party.

  20. HI Cindy! Oh how I love that apple red front door. And all your red! That gets to me! I love the table and your dishes, the shutters. The whole picture, the whole patio and yard is just beautiful and I loved the tour! You never to cease to amaze me with your beautiful photos. I love to come by for a visit.

  21. Cindy,

    I love, love it!! very cozy and cute,

    I am having a giveaway I think you will like...come and enter!

    Art by Karena

  22. Cindy,
    Your porch is adorable..so cozy and friendly looking. And what a wonderful view your have!

  23. I would be out there in your beautiful porch, looking out at the breathtaking view if I am there, Cindy. You did such a good job on your porch, it looks very inviting....Christine

  24. Hello - Oh my goodness, your porch looks so pretty! I just LOVE all the red - it's my favorite color. Everything looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Best regards,

  25. Hi Cindy!!!!
    I LOVE THE VIEW from your porch, isn't there a country western song about the view from my front porch and the view inside is the best!!!But this view is HARD to beat!!!!AMAZING!!!!WOULD love to sit and watch the deer come by!!!!
    That PORCH is FABULOUS!!!! AN Award winning porch in my book!!!!
    Love that red everything!!!!
    SO charming and inviting!!!!
    It is perfect!!!!Love those pillows you made, love the tea cup planter!!!Love the flowers in every corner!!!!
    OH sigh......
    took my breath away!!!
    hot this week....112 by Thursday!!!!

  26. What a warm and comfortable space. Love all the red and your rug is just wonderful. I think I could sit there for days and just look out into that yard. Thanks for sharing.

  27. What a beautiful sunny porch! I am sooo a porch person.

  28. You have a delightfully colorful porch, Cindy. I noticed the charming blue and white touches.


    Happy Blue Monday.

  29. love your flowers, arts, and thoughtfulness...

  30. A front porch is one of the things I want big time if we ever move. I love seeing what everyone does with them.

  31. Happy Summer's Start!
    I can see you spending happy hours (not Happy Hours) enjoying your view and the wonderful space you have made. I am envious of your teacup.

  32. I admire all the thought and care you put into your porch. Love the red and the flowers and wish I had a front porch on my house.

  33. What a beautiful porch Cindy....everything works so well together and your views are to die for.
    Thanks for sharing your warm home with us.

  34. What a fabulous view from your porch. Everything looks so cute with red details.
    I love your cat!!!is so cute!!

    visit me anytime...


  35. Hello Cindy, this is my first visit to your Blog and I have really enjoyed it! I found you through Rhondi's Porch Party and I liked the name of your Blog so I stopped by for a visit. I LOVE your porch..you call it small..no no..ours is small but yours is just a nice size and I love the way you have it decorated. I also wanted to tell you that I love the setting for your home...very pretty and private and I love that. We live in the country on 5 acres with farmland all around us (no neighbors and I LOVE IT) in a little farm cottage. We're fixing the place up a little at a time and hubby says he's putting a screened porch on later this summer..well can you see my grin?! Loved my look around your blog and I'll be back. Take care. Maura :)

  36. OMG! I love it all! Your red door is so darn cute! The view, your style...Fabulous! Thanks for sharing, Marcia

  37. Hi, Cindy... just ogling your porch again! Love your blues, but I am really wild over those red iron pieces. Don't tell Sally! ;-)

    Happy Blue Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  38. You have a very gorgeous porch, very country like and it's cozy looking. Happy Monday!

    Anything Blue

  39. Hello Cindy!
    Thank you for stopping by. I have been so busy that I have neglected my poor blog... I do miss all the fun parties though! This porch party is one I would have liked to have joined in on! As for your porch...it's so welcoming! I just love all the reds! My favorite color in decor. Your wicker chairs with those red and white striped cushions look wonderful. That cafe table and chairs in red really pop! It looks really good against that carpet you have it on. I recently spray painted a similar cafe set in a pretty green for my daughter's new townhome she purchased. We wrestled with the idea of using red or green. I was leaning towards the red... she finally decided on the green. Came out nice. I hope to post in a future Met Monday. Well... ta ta for now!

  40. What a wonderful warm and inviting porch. I love all of the color!!!!! And your view is amazing.

    Thanks so much for coming and joining "Summer Sundays". Hope you'll come join us again next Sunday.

    - The Tablescaper

  41. I will absolutely pray for your brother/family/all those families facing that horrible fire!

    Also: Your porch is amazing!

    i LOVE all the bright colors! Truly enjoyable and inviting!
    Hugs, Lana

  42. I so love your porch...I want to come over and sit a long, long time! Love the red bench! Come say hi :D

  43. Your porch is so charming and you have set a pretty table too. I pray all goes well with your brothers home and the others as well.


  44. How welcoming. I just love the view from your porch.

  45. I just love those red chairs! Your porch is so pretty and your in-laws are so lucky to be your guests for lunch. I love the "view from the porch".

  46. Cindy, I am just lovin all your touches of red! What a happy and welcoming colour! I pray your brother's home will be safe. God bless them and all those afflicted by these terrible fires!


  47. You've created a very beautiful and inviting space. Nice job!


  48. Cindy, your porch is so colorful and inviting. All the updated colors on your furnishings and accents would make this post, or anything like it, perfect for linking to my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


    You can get the details here:


    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  49. Hi Cindy ...I just love the colors you use ...my favs ...Red, red and more red ...Something about red.
    Everything is beautiful.
    Hugz ...Betty

  50. I really like the red theme on your porch! What a lovely view you have!


  51. What a cheery place! I love that huge teacup planter! I have a little one like that. Love all the color you've used!


  52. The porch looks so sweet! I love the red...the bench is charming, and the string of lights to go with everything! The view is wonderful...but not the deer! They are my enemies! Do you have Lyme disease there from the deer ticks? Nearly killed me one year!

  53. Cindy, this is a great post! I love your porch, too! And what a beautiful part of the country you live in. The Finlandia pattern has always been a favorite, and it is perfect with the table cloth.
    Happy Blue Monday... Karen

  54. What an inviting entry. LOVE everything about it. It just says, "Come, sit & stay a while" :)
    AND Please, Please, PRETTY Please... Tell me where you got that rug.... It is exactly what I am looking for....


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy