Farmhouse summer porch tour

Hello and welcome! I’m excited to be teaming up with my Farmhouse friends again for June! We are a bunch of Farmhouse style bloggers and we just love sharing our FH ideas with you, we truly hope you enjoy the many different ways you can add a farmhouse touch to your home and we hope you gather some inspiration as we share our obsession love with you!

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This month I will be giving a little tour of our Farmhouse summer porch…

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This summer I decided to simplify, if you know me you know that I LOVE to complicate things, so simplifying was a bit of work for me! Something is just wrong with that, I mean shouldn’t simplifying be easier for someone to do? One of these days I’ll get the hang of it… I just need to face it, I’m one of those people that likes, even needs to take the long way around the scenic route if you will.

**Note: if you don’t like peonies you should not join in on this tour, there may be an abundance of flower shots… don’t say you haven’t been warned! ;)**

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We’ve been in this house now for 3 years… when I first saw this porch I was a bit overwhelmed! What the heck was I going to do with all of this space? Here is a before photo, this was on the realtors site.

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And the right now…

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We’ve done a few things since we moved here and I’m happy to say that we’ve made this porch welcoming, it’s definitely us with our eclectic collection of thrifted and rescued items, I didn’t need to be overwhelmed nor did I need to fill every nook and cranny with stuff! Next summer we are hoping to give this porch just a little face lift, give it more of a farmhouse vibe if you will. Stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚ If you’re curious, you can see some of our past tours here and here.

I must tell you the headboard bench is one of my favourite things on this porch, for our taste it’s just the perfect balance of rustic and pretty!

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That little hummingbird pillow is so special, I found it at a little store one day and stopped in my tracks when I saw it… never mind that I have a “slight” pillow addiction, the reason I stopped in my tracks and had instant tears is because of that hummingbird. My Mom passed away in 2014 and everyday without her has been and continues to be a struggle, to say she was my best friend is a huge understatement. The hummingbird comes into the picture because that is the motif my brother and I decided on when laying her to rest. I promise this is not a morbid story… anyways when we were laying her beside Dad we were going to take the ceramic hummingbird and keep it, use it as a treasured keepsake if you will. Do you think we could get that bird off of that urn? That may not seem very funny, but we all started to laugh, I mean even the Priest tried to get that ceramic hummingbird, each of us thought of Mom and how she wasn’t giving us that little bird regardless of what we wanted, that was hers and she was keeping it. Through our tears we laughed, that gave us such comfort in such a sad time.Β  After that day hummingbirds have been surrounding my Brother and I, we are seeing them in the most unusual and surprising places, so much comfort and of course both of us think it’s Mom showing that she’s still looking out for us. When someone you love passes taking comfort and seeing “signs” and feeling them still with you is a wonderful way to continue on and cherish the memories. So here the little pillow sits, right in the spot that Mom liked to sit when she was here on our porch. <3

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This little beauty came to visit one day too and I was lucky enough to capture her in mid-flight.

We love sitting on the porch, drinking our coffee in the early morning, looking out over the property, it’s so calm and private out here our little slice of peace and quiet in this crazy busy world. Relax…

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Some people think we do way too many projects, that we’re always too busy DIYing, I know that some don’t get why we putter and are constantly working on something. I can share with you exactly why we do what we do… the sense of pride and accomplishment we have when we sit down to relax in or on something we’ve built and made together is extremely fulfilling. Both of us love creating, building and puttering. We actually just built this secret garden gate using an antique crib, you can see how we built that here.

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We just love the way it turned out, so sweet!

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Living in the here and the now on this porch is exactly how we like it, simply listening to nature and taking the time to sit and talk or just to listen to the sounds that surround us, appreciating this exact moment we are in… living simply and having gratitude.

Sitting on my Nanny’s rocking chair, reflecting…

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There are down sides to hanging out surrounded by nature though… some addictions have developed! Some very serious addictions. You may have heard of it, the peony addiction?

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My tone is joking above, but I am VERY serious! These flowers they have taken over my thoughts! So gorgeous and fragrant! Actually the longer we live here the more flower and plant obsessed I am becoming, okay so not a horrible side effect of living in the country! πŸ˜‰

 

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I’m so glad you could join me and take my farmhouse summer porch tour, thank you!

And now… you get to check out all of the farmhouse eye candy… a win win.Β  If you’d like you can also follow along with me on Instagram and Facebook… check out the hashtag #FarmhouseFriends and enjoy all of the lovely that my Farmhouse friends have to offer!

I hope you can sit somewhere peaceful and reflect on all the good in your life, to quote one of our closest friends, peace and blue skies. xo

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Thanks so much for joining us on our #FarmhouseFriends hop… you’ll be seeing so many more good projects to come, make sure you stay tuned! πŸ™‚

Check out each blogger’s project below!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Susan @ Love of Home

Julie @ Love My Simple Home

Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.

Paula @ Sweet Pea

Tammy @ One More Time Events

Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage

Kim@ Hunt and Host

Tricia @ Suburban Bitches

Amy @ My Life From Home

Visit hashtag #FarmhouseFriends on social media as well!


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20 Comments

  • Reply Funky Junk Interiors - Donna June 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Soooooooooo gorgeous, Laurie! I’m on a pinning frenzy here! Your bench and fireplace just stole my heart! And the front of your house is MAGIC. The reclaimed wood is so amazing. I want a porch now… and yes, that was a full fledged whine! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:33 am

      Haha, thanks so much Donna, very high praise indeed from my junking hero! When you’re in the area, pop over anytime, I’ll give you a tour! xo

  • Reply Paula June 16, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Your porch looks so pretty and I love the design of your home. Your hummingbird story is so sweet and tugged at my heartstrings.

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Thanks Paula, hummingbirds are pretty special for me, I appreciate you stopping by! xo

  • Reply Jelica June 16, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Your porch is so lovely. I’d love to have some tea and just sit in that rocking chair! Thanks for sharing your hummingbird story. My mother passed away a few years back and it’s always a comfort to be reminded of that special bond through sweetly unexpected ways πŸ™‚

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Thank you Jelica! It’s so true, those special memories and times come flooding back in so many unexpected ways, I am so grateful for those times! Thank you so much for visiting our porch! xo

  • Reply susan June 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Your porch is so pretty. I love all the touches that make me want to come and visit!!

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Thanks so much Susan. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tammy June 16, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I love all the touches on your front porch, that bench is just too cute! LOVE your home!

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Awww, thanks Tammy we love that bench too! xo

  • Reply Kim Jones June 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Love everything about your porch! Just sooo inviting and comfy looking! Great job!

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:46 am

      Thank you KIm, it’s so comfy!

  • Reply Meg June 16, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Your porch is incredible!! I love that beautiful bench and mantel And that crib gate is the sweetest! What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or evening.
    Oh yeah, and I’m also a member of peony addicts anonymous!

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:48 am

      Hi Meg, thanks so much! I’m so glad, us peony addicts must stick together! πŸ˜‰ Our porch is a great place to spend the afternoon and evening relaxing and taking in nature!

  • Reply julie nichols June 17, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Your porch is so pretty Laurie, I would love to sit on your bench and share a cup of tea with you! I love your beautiful way of decorating.

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:49 am

      Thanks so much Julie, I really appreciate you saying that. Come share a cup of tea anytime! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tara @ Lehman lane June 18, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Your porch looks so pretty Laurie! What an amazing spot. Love you fireplace and your bench. Your humming bird pillow is pretty and I am so sorry about your mom.

    • Reply Laurie June 22, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Thank you Tara, I miss my Mom every single day, I appreciate you saying that! Thanks for the porch visit! xo

  • Reply Joann @ Woman In Real Life June 25, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I love your porch and the way you’ve decorated it! It’s so pretty and peaceful. The hummingbird pillow is gorgeous and how lovely that it is a reminder of your dear mom.

    • Reply Laurie July 2, 2016 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Joann! I hope you can come in person one day! <3

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