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Thursday, June 5, 2008

WELCOME TO MY FRONT *Porch* (Of Sorts)

SUMMER PORCH PARTY ~ Please be sure to take a peek at all of the lovely porches from all over the world. Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses is hosting this wonderful event today. Take a peek at her blog cause she has the list of participants! ENJOY and have a blessed thankful Thursday!


When I had seen that there was a sharing of your Front Porches...I really wasn't sure I'd do it. You see, I don't really have a porch. But...I decided that I would go ahead and show you the pretty walk up to my front door, which has a very small area that I always decorate seasonally.

Isn't this the most beautiful Japanese Maple? My poor flox just got pounded on and it doesn't seem to want to come out fully.
Some more of the greens and yellow assylm that line our walkway.
As you approach the steps, you can see the pretty deep maroon door and shutters...I just love 'em! Okay, I am dating myself...but I have had the PeaCock Chair since hmmm the early 80's. My then boyfriend, but now hubby bought that for me way back when...and last year I finally brought it out of the basement to display it or have a place to sit in the summer time.

I just love the domed window above the door...
Our door is opened to all of my blogland friends...come on in!
Okay..I slipped this one in...isn't this just precious...this is my Biggest (20lb) baby...Punkin all curled up and sleeping on my piano bench. I can't resist a sweet picture like this to share with you all....

Hope you enjoyed my little trip to out front door...have a blessed day...Lorena


Michelle said...

Hi Lorena ~ What a welcoming first impression you've got there...thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! I, too, live in MI...a few hours north of you :) Hope you have a lovely, blessed day!

(Treasure the Moment blog)

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Beautiful entry way. Love all the plants, so well manicured. Sweet porch. Hugs, RoseMarie

Connie said...

I just love that red door!! I'll always have a red door.

Secondhandrose said...

Lorena, Thanks for the tour. I like the maroon door and shutters and the window above the door. Pretty as always.

celestina marie said...

Lorena,your porch and plantings leading up to your very inviting entry are spectacular! I love how cozy it feels. It would be wonderful to spend time there watching the world go by. You are such a talent with your displays. I could just hug your little/big baby. Too sweet!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous front porch. I love the red too!!
Hugs love ya, Celestina,
la rea rose

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Lorena, lovely home! I just love that red door! A very inviting entry! Also your punkin looks just like my kitty.
Love, Ann

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful home Lorena! That tree is beautiful and so are all the flowers! I just love the way you have your porch decorated too! I see sweet bunnies peeking out of a pot!! Love that!

Punkin is so sweet! I could just lay my head on her, lol!! I love the view from your open door too Lorena!!

Love ya!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Lorena! Oh your house is just beautiful ~ everything about it just screams Southern Charm!! I love the color of your front door & all the sweet vignettes you have there. Especially the little kitty! Your really Big Baby is sweet too, really fills up that piano bench!LOL

Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my party!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!
Love your front porch! It looks so inviting!! I just want to sit down in that fabulous retro chair and read a book and sip on some tea! Thank you so much for inviting us!
Hugs, Sherry
PS I think it's so sweet that you have kept that chair from your hubby, I would have too. I love that you're using it again!

vickie said...

Lorena, you have a beautiful home, your front porch is delightful. I love all your flowers and shrubs.
That Japanese Maple is gorgeous!

hautemommy said...

What a beautiful front yard, you are so very lucky! :) Your front porch is great, thanks for sharing! xo!

shirl said...

Love that red door! Your entry way is just beautiful, everything looks so nice! Thank you so much for the award. I will be doing a post for that soon!
Blessings! Shirl

Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful home.

Rue said...

Hi Lorena :)

I'm a mid-west transplant from the west coast two! Your home is beautiful! LOVE your kitty cat too :)

Have a beautiful day,

Joy said...

I love your front porch with the wicker chair and accessories. What a nice front door too.

Beverly said...

Your entryway is beautiful - so welcoming. And, your chair makes me smile. I so remember those, too.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your porch and I really love all your pretty dishes !

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by my porch for the party today.
Love your charming home and the way you made the entry so inviting.

That little (hmm!) Punkin is certainly a healthy kitty - so cute!!

Mya said...

What a beautiful home you have. The japanese maple is gorgeous. Love the kitty too. I am a fellow Michigander. I have discoverd that there are quite a few of us.

Rhondi said...

Hi Lorena Thanks for joining in the party. Your porch is very welcoming and that is a beautful Japanese maple. I love your cat!
Hugs, Rhondi

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Lorena, What a beautiful home you have! The entry way is so pretty! Stop by for tea sometime! XXOO Diana Lyn

Miss Rhea said...

Lorena, you have such an awesome home !!! Your front porch is so inviting and the flowers and shrubs are SO pretty !!! Thank you SO much for the award !!! :) :)

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

You have so got a porch, and it is lovely! Your landscaping is to die for, esp. the japanese maple. Your peacock chair is a perfect accent, along with the rich shutter and door. Love your foyer and Punkin as well!
Nice to meet you!

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

PS! I belive I have the same vintage pair of satin slippers, Daniel Greens!
And I have always loved that cat print of the 5 senses, it's so cute!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lorena, I'm still looking at all the front porches and your yard is beautiful. You have a georgous house to go with it. Thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed Day, Bonnie

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I like your little porch! You have such pretty things on it, and it sure is special to have something with so much love and history like your chair to be displayed out there.

TattingChic said...

I love your porch with it's columns and peacock chair. It's all so beautiful. What a nice place to sit and enjoy the cool evening air.

Jeanie said...

What a lovely blog! Stephanie of Angelic Accents said you were from Michigan, too, so I wanted to stop by and say hello. When I saw your dear Punkin, I knew this was the post I had to comment on -- he greatly resembles my dear, angel-cat Stimpy, who left me almost three years ago. I miss him every day and seeing cats that look like he does always touches me!