Friday, April 16, 2010

~happy friday & a little inspiration~

hello there friends!


it's Friday....:)



it's so wonderful to start dreaming of summertime...


thought I'd share some dreamy pics
with you....in case you're looking for ideas
or for just dreaming...of that wrap around porch....


I really love the color of this painted deck

isn't this farm table wonderful?
me needs to find one....
hello craigslist~?


have a fabulous
weekend!



xoxo,



Shellagh


{all pics are from Country Home except the last which is from Country Living}

52 comments:

ZAIRA said...

Hi Shellagh, I really can imagine to sit under a porch like that and reading a good book....Summer is delightful!!

Happy weekend, my dear!!
Zaira

Morning T said...

Happy Friday and weekend to you Shellagh! Thanks for sharing the lovely images...you know they're right up my alley.
Hugs~
T

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful ~ I love the collection of "A"s. Great idea!!

aimee said...

what a sweet time it would be to just relax there. have a great weekend.
blessings,
aimee

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING GREAT PHOTOS & IDEAS WE ARE GETTING READY TO PUT IN A BRICK FRONT PORCH WITH VINTAGE ROUND COLUMNS SO I AM LOOKING FOR GREAT IDEAS !!
LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!!
WARMLY
JANET

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Beautiful!
Right now, I'm just dreaming of the weekend, although Summertime is a close second. :-)

And speaking of, have a wonderful weekend!

Anne

It's me said...

O shellagh....................what a beautiful places to be...............i love them all i can't choose...have a nice sunny sunny weekend my love...............hugs from me Ria

Emom said...

WOW! Wonderful photos and can't wait for a day on the porch! smiles.

Lisa said...

auughh! My KINGDOM for a wrap around porch!! Maybe I'll have one someday!
Have a great weekend Shellagh !!

Lisa

Shabbychicdiva said...

This is so beautiful. I wish I had a front porch like this, always been my dream..Winona

Privet and Holly said...

I do love porches SO! We once lived in a Victorian house and when we repainted this lovely "lady" we added sky blue to the front and back porch ceilings. We had a glider on the front porch and it was heavenly to sit out with a glass of something wonderful and watch the world go by. Thanks for the sweet memory and have a splendid weekend! xx P&H

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Oh yes...I'm dreaming....dreaming...dreaming! Please don't wake me!

Such lovely images...'specially that farm table. Now if you find one on Craigslist...I'm coming to WA for a visit!

Enjoy your weekend.
Blessings always,
Susie

Karen said...

Oh . . . sigh . . . these porches are just wonderful. Don't they make you want to just . . . be? I love the color too - and GOOD LUCK finding a gorgeous old table like that on Craigslist! Let me know if you - I'll just die! We could never find something that yummy out here in California. Now maybe one that just needs a little distressing . . . that is a possibility.
Loved this post.
Have a great weekend! Karen

Jennifer said...

you know the song "take me away" well this is it... I love these pics, thanks, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

June said...

Hi Shellagh, i have always loved that first picture you posted and it was the inspiration for my own porch when we got it done. It's funny however, because I love all the others you posted as well. Maybe I need a different porch on each side of my house.hehe.
hugs

Cathy said...

Oh...I am soooo inspired! Gorgeous pics!

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Cathy

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Awesome Farm Table, if you find one will you find two..... one for me and you!

I am so excitited for Summer, flowers, gardens, farmers markets................

Enjoy Your weekend! ~Cheers Kim

GWENDOLYN said...

I could be perfectly content with a ice tea on any of those lovely porches.
Have a good weekend.
Gwen

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I just love all the porch scenes but the second is my favorite. I would adore a porch living space like that.

Thank you for sharing!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Erin

Crystal said...

Happy Friday to you and nice pics! Makes me dream of sun, a breezy wind, and a good book! I love the architectural piece in the one pic.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These gorgeous pictures do make me daydream of Summer! Wishing you a sunny weekend!! xo

Tamarah said...

Oh Shellagh THANK YOU for shoing the fram house table pic....That's EXACTLY what I was looking for....!!

I'm off to a salvage yard today to see if I can find the 'ingredients'....!!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

di bianco e d'azzurro said...

Hi Shellagh, how many beautiful place!!!
Very relaxing and romantic!!!
Wishing you a sunny weekend!!
Annamaria

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I really like the farm table too. I recently posted my plans for our new patio and a farmhouse table of some kind is on my search list too.

Linden Townhouse said...

I'g like to be sitting on a porch like that, sipping lemonade!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh such lovely eye confiserie.... Have a lovely weekend. I tthink I may just tuck myself in one of these pics for the weekend.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

So pretty, I love the old farm tables!! Have a great weekend (;
Hugs~Kelly

Beach House Living said...

Agree, wonderful porch and farm table.

Carolyn said...

Pretty pics-can't wait to be able to use our veranda again.
Have a good weekend,
Carolyn

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

I love this post. Lazy summer days. Isn't that what we all long for.

I agree with you 100% on the fabulous farm table - me needs to get one too!

~have a fun productive weekend.
~L~

Tina said...

These images are just gorgeous Shellagh, thank you for sharing:) I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Shellagh ~ Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed these beautiful porch photos. Who doesn't dream of a wrap around porch. . .

I love tables of all kinds.

Mara said...

Hi Shellagh! Oh looking at these images I would love to be sitted in a white porch, with a cup of tea and my fave magazines...maybe with that 2 adorable kittens sipping milk...sun shining, little breeeze...and just relax!
Have a great week end!
Mara

Mara said...

Again me! I've put your button on my sidebar!
Hugs!
Mara

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

This is just what I needed...I have a wrap around porch and always have trouble decorating it...thanks for the inspiration Shellagh!

KATHY said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures....Kathy

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I think you are not only a lover of decorating but also kittens! Am I right? Very pretty post. I would love to have a wrap around porch but I have a deck that keeps me pretty happy! Have a great weekend.

Natasha said...

Hope you have had a great weekend so far. Thanks for sharing these happy Spring-time pictures...It has been rainy and cold here today so this has cheered me up immensely!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

nostalgia*gal said...

Waking up having my coffee, your first picture makes me want to somehow morf myself into/onto that porch!
Now to see what I missed this past week on your blog. As always one of my fav ways to wake up.
Cheers, cindykay

Tracey said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) T

Jodie (everything vintage) said...
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Burlap Luxe said...

Shellagh,
You have to stop Killing us with these great photo's...I am going to go get the book and drool over all the inspirational looks I will be able to feed off of, the publisher should give you a kick back for all the GREAT promoting you have done for them pushing the sales of the book up I am sure of that :)

I am getting the bug to do a little decorating to my home and a little more aged whites.

I will be back soon:)

Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Shellagh,
You have to stop Killing us with these great photo's...I am going to go get the book and drool over all the inspirational looks I will be able to feed off of, the publisher should give you a kick back for all the GREAT promoting you have done for them pushing the sales of the book up I am sure of that :)

I am getting the bug to do a little decorating to my home and a little more aged whites.

I will be back soon:)

Dore

Deb said...

Beautiful porches, love that chippy white farm table too!

My Cottage Charm said...

Shellagh,
Girl you get more unsolicited projects than anyone I know! :) lol But you can't turn down free stuff right...especially when you need to hide a paving company! :-o
I wanted to invite you over to my blog for my very FIRST giveaway..I'm so excited! :) I hope you can come over and give it a peek..you're welcome to tell your readers as well...the more the merrier! :)
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Blessings
Melissa

Barbara said...

I have the perfect dishes to serve on that marvelous farm table!
What a lovely blog!

Becca said...

Beautiful photos, and beautiful blog!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Love your blog!! So glad I found it! Now I'm off to look at all the beautiful ideas...

Flaviana said...

Shellagh hi
thank you for visiting me.. I wish I had known your blog before ..it is more than beautifu !And you are just..perfect!
xxxx Flaviana

Kate said...

Hi Shellagh
I am so delighted that you stopped by and now I can share in your beauty of a blog. Great stuff and lots of inspiration. Have a wonderful week!!

Warm wishes
Kate

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

My husband made me a farm table from an old shabby door he found in one of our farm sheds and we had some old chippy table legs in there too. I painted it white...it turned out really nice, I love it. Happy Tuesday! Chris

Nina said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I just love all the porch scenes but the second is my favorite. I would adore a porch living space like that. Thank you for sharing!! Have a wonderful weekend :) Erin

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