Porch Club.

Hi all,
I am joining Jill @ Gypsy Brocante for her first ever Porch club.  This came along at a good time for me.
With the snow piling up ever deeper and deeper, I need a little Springtime dreaming.

Our front porch is small but it's also colorful and cozy!
We dine out here....

We spend many cozy evenings on our front porch.   Hubby and I chat and enjoy the views....

Summertime view from our front porch...
Lily likes to sunbathe and hunt for mice!  Or meezer's as my hubby likes to call them.
She is an amazing hunter and generally needs to bring me her catch of the day.  I would prefer she didn't, but I try to ooh and aahh just enough to get her to run the other way.

I plant lot's of flowers on our porch!  I especially like petunias which really thrive!  Our front porch faces  the East so we get some wonderful morning sun.

And in the early morning we usually see several of these fellows!

We have some comfy wicker chairs to sit on.

And since an Apple Cottage really should have red, we painted our front door and shutters a shade called Apple Red. Thanks for letting me take a little summertime trip!
And have a lovely week everyone!
I am also joining the very talented Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.


  1. that was great to see today since we are supppose to get an inch of ice and up to 16 inches of snow!

    maybe I will look through my porch pictures to get warm

  2. Wondeful reds and that porch... so much to look forward to enjoying in the Spring!
    Sweet kitty too.
    Ladybug Creek

  3. Charming ... the red is delicious! ... The bistro set really makes a statement and the way you have done your tablescape really warms one up and invites them to come and sit for dinner ... I'll be right over ; )

    Thank you for bringing your ray of sunshine to the porch club today for all to enjoy!


  4. I love your porch Cindy...I can understand why you would want to spend a lot of time there....cute little meezer catcher...

  5. Lovely view from your porch. She has quite the life that little cat and females usually are the better hunters. I love your tea-cup flower pot. It is gorgeous.

  6. What a lovely and welcoming front porch AND blog you have! Love all you red, and I also see some blues and yellows, which is my favorite color combination! I also love your little piece of art by FiFi. I have one of her pieces on my sidebar too!

  7. Won't it be a glorious day when we can start living out on the porch again?! Your porch is so pretty, and has so much to offer, from a comfy place to sit to some really great views!

  8. Hi Cindy. Love your front porch. Ours faces south so we get wonderful morning sunshine there where we enjoy our morning coffee during the spring and summer months of the year. Great looking wicker chair!


  9. Hi Cindy, what a darling blog you have!... I love the name of it and your cottage as well... your porch is so cozy and inviting... the all~whites out there in blogland are pretty, but I love color, and especially red... so bright and cheery!... how cute Lily brings you her catch of the day and so happy you oooh and awwh over them!... I also love your naughty deer... I am such a Nature lover, I can't wait to look at the rest of your blog... signing on as a new follower... love, love love Petunias too!...and your red door is my favorite!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Hopping over from the Porch Club at Jills.

  10. Cindy...too cute!!!Your red is soooo cheerful!The views are awesome there.
    Someday maybe we can have some lunch on that cozy porch!!
    Getting ready for a blizzard here at my daughters house.I am sooo glad I came up here to help her!
    Stay warm!!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  11. Oh Cindy, I love your porch. It is wonderful. Hope the weather warms up soon so you can enjoy it. Hugs, Marty

  12. Good Morning Cindy!
    What a beautiful post..makes me really want spring to hurry up. What was left of our 6" of snow melted with our 70+ temps late last week and now we've got freezing rain and snow on it's way. Your pictures are just what I needed to remind me that this will end soon. What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy your lovely scenery. I hope you have a wonderful week.
    Maura :)

  13. You are such a teaser Cindy. I loved seeing your pictures. We are headed for another snow storm Tuesday.


  14. Cindy, you porch makes my heart sing. I can just imagine hours spent on this lovely porch. Love the red details. You should link this to REDnesday.
    ~ Sarah

  15. Such a nice place to sit and visit, and a great view.
    Have a great day.

  16. You couldn't have chosen a better color for your front door. I cannot imagine sitting there and having that kind of scenery in front of me. I love my house and yard, but have to listen to traffic. Yours is so serene. Love that cozy spot you created there!

  17. You have such a cheerful front porch. I love the touches of red. Those little watering cans are so cute.
    You have a wonderful view down your front lane. Hopefully soon we will all be seeing those beautiful green grasses and sunshine.

  18. I thought I was going to see mounds of snow! It will be May before we can even think about the porch, so it was nice to see a flashback to yours in warmer times! :)

  19. Oh Cindy- That just makes me sigh and LONG for Spring! LOVE your porch...your view..your mice...your deer...your other dear...and your blog. Beautiful "tour" of your porch today! Hugs- Diana

  20. I always love the post that contain a photo of your red bistro set, I love it so! I remember when you got that rug that goes so perfectly. What a great view, I know you must be looking forward to Spring!

    I know that big storm is hitting parts of Wisconsin, so bundle up and stay warm! Hot cocoa inside sounds like it will be a good thing.


  21. Oh, I'm sending some Florida sunshine your way, can you feel it?

  22. your porch is very nice and the sight is so beautiful....hugs, Flavia

  23. This is my first visit to your blog. I am visiting from Happy to Design Sunday Favorites party.

    I love love love your front porch. I think the veiw alone would have sold me on the property. You have it decorated so beautifully. I bet you can't wait till it is warm enough to sit out there and enjoy it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    :) Michelle

  24. Hi Cindy,

    I love, love the RED..it's so cheerful and vibrant...I love all the flowers too. I'm trying to decide what color to paint our shutters and porch furniture. My roof is metal and that hunter green color which I wish it wasn't! It would make my color decision much easier.

    I'm visiting for Porch Club Monday. I'd love to have you drop by my porch for a visit.

    Stephanie ♥

  25. If you were BRAVE Cindy, I believe you'd show how your porch looks NOW under all our snow!


  26. Hi sweet friend...

    Ahhh...your beautiful porch at Applestone Cottage is like a breath of fresh air to me today! I just love your little porch and think you have decorated it perfectly! I still think that your red metal table set is just GORGEOUS, my dear!!! Ohhh...and I love that pretty area rug that you added last summer! You know, every time I go to Walmart...I see that set of dishes that go with that pretty rug...and I think of you!!! Love all of your pretty flowers...especially the pretty petunias that you have in your polka dot teacup planter! That teacup planter is sooo adorable and it's perfect for your pretty porch! My...ohhh my...and what a view to enjoy from your porch!!! It's the prettiest that I've seen, dear friend! I sure hope that I can enjoy that view (personally) one of these days!!!

    Well dear friend, how are you doing? We are really getting the snow and it's very, very cold! Supposed to get down to -20 here tonight. That's pretty cold for us! I'm staying busy adding wood to the fire in our wood stove...it's keeping it nice and cozy inside! Do you have Addison this week? Just wondering what you're up to! Thanks for sharing your beautiful porch with us today! Will Spring ever come? Hehe!

    Love ya, sweet friend!

  27. You have a gorgeous porch and the scenery is perfect! I am in love with your red table & chairs. Your whole porch screams Spring!!!

  28. Such a pretty spot to enjoy!

    Stay warm and think springy thoughts!

  29. Cindy, I know you can't wait to enjoy your porch again. Spring will be here soon, I hope.

  30. I love you porch, Cindy. Love all the flowers, I bet you can't wait to have them there again. I can imagine how relaxing it is there just looking out into the wilderness....Christine

  31. Hi Cindy! I love your porch! The little table setting sitting on that glorious colorful rug is my favorite! You're bringing on some springtime.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  32. Cindy, some day, I'm going to come sit on your wonderful porch and enjoy your beautiful views! I AM going to wait until the weather warms up though. visiting your blog today and seeing your pretty porch with the red table and wonderful places to sit, has made me feel a little warmer. I know you can't wait until you can enjoy a meal out there again. laurie

  33. I wouldn't mind a little snow about now. I'll be enjoying 100 degree heat sooner than I care to think about. Your porch may be small (I don't think so - it's perfect) but you have the most gorgeous front yard!!
    Patricia :o)

  34. Hi Cindy! I'm so glad I got to visit you tonight. What a great post that is inspiring! :) The red on your porch is just so nice and inviting. I love apple red. How is that precious little granddaughter of yours? I'm sure she's growing by leaps and bounds. My youngest born this past June is just 7 months and he's 20 lbs., they grow so fast. Hugs friend! ~CC

  35. I remember seeing your porch photos in the summer. What sweet refreshment they are now, when it's so cold out. I love seeing all of those flowers. I'm itching to plant some, but know it's still too early, at least for this part of So. Cal.
    Have a wonderful week!

  36. HI!!!
    I Love your porch and that red door for sure!!!
    It is so comfy and cozy, I would Love to visit it---in the summer though!!!I would freeze to death in the winter time!!!
    hugs sweetie,
    keep warm this week

  37. Hi Cindy,

    Nice place to sit, love the bright colours, I would love to sit here! Catherine

  38. Oh what a cheery, wonderful porch! Thanks for sharing it with us.


  39. I bet you can't wait to enjoy that lovely porch with flowers blooming and a warm breeze on your face again.
    Stay warm,& cozy till your dream comes true.

  40. I remember this from before and I have just loved what you have done with your porch..it is so pleasant and my favorite color to boot! ;D

  41. It sure makes me want to come and 'set a spell..kick my shoes off...' Heeehehehe!!!

    Your porch is most charmin' sweetie!

    God bless and have a marvelous day. We're diggin' out down here on the Ponderosa!!!

  42. Oh to think of warmer weather is such a nice thought in this awful winter weather of ours. It is icy and cold here- brrrr So seeing your warm weather photos and that cute porch again was fun.
    ~ Sue

  43. What a beautiful view from your porch you hac=ve.
    I would love to sit there and visit and have iced tea.
    How about that for inviting myself???

    White Spray Paint

  44. Good morning my Dear Cicdy,,Now girl don't you wish you could really just sit there right now witout al the white stuff ha ha!!
    Oh Cindy bless your sweet heart girl..I got the best and most beautiful book yesterday..Len brought it in and I did't open it until late last night..I thought it was a home repair book I bought ha ha!!
    Len going to Reno this weekend for Super bowl "GO PACKERS" so I get a chance to really relax and enjoy..THANK you..Love ya my sweet friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  45. I love your porch...red is my favorite! You are so blessed to live in such a charming home. The deer are just an added bonus.

  46. Hi Cindy, the view from your front porch is beautiful and is making me so anxious for Spring! I had a cat who would bring his catches and drop them on the doormat. You had to be careful not to step on something! I'm sure you are buried in snow and ice as we are now! Try to stay warm. Linda

  47. I am so envious of your view and porch! So CUTE!


  48. You do have a beautiful view at your house. Lucky lady. It warmed me just to look at your pictures...it is so cold here today. The sun is finally shining through all the ice out there, so it is pretty but lethal!

  49. Checking on you to make sure all is well, Cindy! I know you have the baby, but I wanted you to know I'm thinking of you as you babysit.


    Sheila :-)

  50. I love your porch, Cindy! Just the type of set up I'd love to have if we had a porch. What a great view, too. I think it would be hard to go inside after sitting there and looking out. It looks very serene.

  51. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    I love your front porch and your beautiful country home. The red shutters and front door are so lovely!


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