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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, May 16, 2011

Daydreaming on the Porch

Everyone dreams of a little respite on a lazy summer day or a little sunshine streaming in during a long winter.Lucky for me I have a sun porch with big windows to let gentle breezes cool you in the summer and a warm heater for cool fall mornings. I always daydream about this area but normally it's piled with things I bring home.I clean it out but it gets filled fast.My goal this summer is to get it perfect.Pick up things while at fleamarket and sales.I've got some wonderful things already.I also don't want it prim or colonial..I'm looking for cozy farmhouse,french cottage not too cluttered a place for pure relaxing..Here are my inspirations and dreambook....
Love the window shelf, wide board floors and chippy whites....This is one of my favorites and I have most of the decorating things shown already....

Simple and comfortable....

Love the airy feeling of this one would be bright and cozy year round..simple and organized with the cubby basket shelf...



Here are a few elements that inspire me...Comfy chair to read away a afternoon..Blanket to curl up in on a chilly morning..Loving the whites and reds together with some chippy and wood....

Big soft throw pillows and of course I love bees....

Rustic garden elements like child's wheelbarrels (got this type thing ready and waiting)

Of course I need a small space for some light refreshments and gossip with a friend....

Got plenty of these..Yes liking the garden french farmhouse style..Is that a style?


I say style is whatever you love but that's a differnt post entirely..smile...Would love to hear your idea's the room is long and medium wide big enough to fit stuff but I don't want alot of fuss and clutter just want it relaxing..I got a good jump on "stuff" to decorate it.Also if you know of any good sources for the feed sack pillows at resonable prices not the burlap though I don't want to be itchy..giggle..Also looking for a good source for curtains and indoor/outdoor large throw rugs.Hope you enjoyed daydreaming on the porch with me.Your welcome to come for a visit when it's done..smile..

13 comments:

Kelly_Deal said...

Wow! Beautiful porch! I'm coming over!
Kelly

rachel said...

Love the inspiration pics ~ can't wait to see what you come up with!

Beckyjean said...

Amy~

Love that first porch picture. I have a 3 season porch. I would love to have my porch look like that, but it stores all our extra stuff. Every time I clean it out, it gets filled up again. I've finally given up. I can't wait to see what yours looks like when finished.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, I'll be there!! Sounds so cozy and inviting. Love all the inspiration pics. I have a small porch that I hope "someday" will be finished and I can decorate it. Still working on the outside of our house, should I say...still waiting to work on the outside of our house.8-) Too much other stuff going on for Hubby to have time. One of these days though.
I bet you could find some feedsacks at the fleamarkets you go to and pillows would be easy to make if you sew.
Have a great day dreaming of your porch.
Blessings,
Lorna

Green Creek Primitives said...

Porch sitting would be one of my favorite things to do, I have no porch, just lots of benchs around the house and gardens. Love feedsack pillows also, I haven't found where to get them. I like a place to be relaxing and calm, not a lot of fuss either. Can't wait to see what you come up with, I will just have to enjoy your porch. Vicky

Shelley said...

I think the first is my favorite as well...I bet yours will be just as wonderful....can't wait to see your completed project....if you sew and can find some vintage ticking material..I think some pillows would be a zip to sew up and so much less money....have fun fixing your special get away up and show us lots of pictures when you are done...blessings on your week.....Shelley

TheCrankyCrow said...

That sounds just dreamy!! I'm loving everything you're suggesting and visualizing...I definitely would vote for the little daybed/chaise in front of the window tho - like in the first photo &/or the 3rd. What a heavenly place to drift off with a soft breeze after a day of gardening or junking! Homedecorators.com has a nice selection of indoor/outdoor rugs (Plow and Hearth has a few too I believe)...Throw pillows - I've seen some from Elaine at Catspaw Primitives (Ebay Id: 6stringbluesman) - but I'm sure you know that already...Oh and some artist-done ones at Red Rooster Bed and Breakfast. Curtains...well....I'm still on the hunt for those myself! Good luck - can't wait to see where your dreams take you! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

Traci said...

Hi Amy... If you finished porch resembles any of those lovely porches, I'm coming for a visit.. Can't wait to see yours all done up for relaxing..

Blessings,
Traci

renee said...

Hi Amy,
Glad you signed up for the PIF. No matter what you do, your porch will be wonderful! You know what? I know now FOR sure we are one and the same! LOL! That first picture is one of my ALL TIME favorite issues! I NEVER tire of looking at her beautiful pictures! I am pretty certain I have your info. I'll let you know. Gotta get ready for work.
Blessings,
Renee

~Madalynne~ said...

Love those inspiration pics! Country French is a great look for that kind of space. Can't wait to see how you pull it together :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm so loving the first picture ~ I could dream in there all day, no I take that back all week!
You could make your own feed sack looking pillows, just download graphics and print onto osnaburg fabric. What ever you do, it will look spendid!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Farmhouse prims said...

Amy, I just love a porch, a home isn't a home without a porch. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Hugs, Lecia

Primitive Echoes said...

Oh thank you so much for the great pictures. That is one of my big summer projects this year, that and the spare bedroom. I have been looking for ideas and Voila, there they are.
Thanks.
Kat