Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hometown Porches


Thank you Susan from A Southern Daydreamer for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday! One of the things I really treasure are old houses. When I see an old house that has been kept up and renovated I really appreciate the hard work that was put into it. Below are a few pictures I took while on a walk of pretty front porches from my town. As my friend Mary said..."Porches are unique as parlors and the people who furnish them." I hope you enjoy them. ~amy
























25 comments:

Becky K. said...

Fun porches. I so love to peek and see what other people do with their homes. I like the white/blue/pink one the best, I think.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

The Lazy Peacock said...

i love old houses too - these porch shots are just beautiful! thanks for sharing them, you live in a lovely town.

Kristine said...

Those front porches are just beautiful. I love sitting on mine!

Kristine

stefanie said...

gorgeous pictures of front porches, i love old houses! have a wonderful day

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

What lovely front porches you have in your town! Congratulations on celebrating one year of blogging too!

Mary said...

I love the pictures you selected to share with us today. It's funny, porches are as unique as parlors and the people who furnish them. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a delightful collection of porches. I love them as well and will post them this fall with my door collections.

Thanks so much-- your blog is lovely, If you get a moment I would love your company some time.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Light and Voices said...

It would be so nice to sit and "chat" for awhile on one of these porches. Nice job on Outdoor Wednesday post.
jfm

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your neighborhood...what a fun post!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Regina said...

Such a wonderful place. Nice shots.

Martha said...

I love porches -- they are so welcoming -- loved your pictures!

Terry said...

I love porches, I have a deck out front and a porch in the back, front porches are the BEST. I love the older wraparounds.

The porch on the brick house with the awnings is beautiful. What great pictures you got. Good Job!!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Amy, it is so nice to meet you. I love a home with a front porch. I think it has a finished homey look to it. Thanks for visiting my blog and saying hello. You are welcome anytime. I love company. Thanks for sharing a great post.
hugs ~lynne~

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely photos. I have a historic home without a large porch, these make me jealous. Happy O.W.

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Great shots of these wonderful porches!

Have a delicious day.

Beverly said...

I am so jealous! I have two pretty nice decks but NO porch! I absolutely hate this! Well now that my living and dining room are about done..the porch is my next big dream…ooohhhh to have a place to set some wicker and pillows, lovely flowers, a fan and some lighting….sigh….

Carla said...

Makes you just want to sit and rock, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Really liked your porch pictures. I lived on a block in Queens, NY that had beautiful porches. American flags hung from them and the neighbors were always out.
L.

Marina Capano said...

Hi! cute porch!
These porch are just beautiful!
XOXO

Anne Fannie said...

Great old houses! I love porches too. I just love sitting on mine!
~Ann

Kelly B said...

Wow! I would love to have a porch like that!! I would take any of them!! Thanks for the dreams!! :)

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Amy,I love porches and the shots of porches here is great!! Thanks for sharing them with us...
Hugs, Baba

RobinfromCA said...

I love these! I have always wanted a porch and yet, have never lived in a house that had one. Thanks for sharing!

Robin

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Amy!! I have been meaning to take a good walk and take pictures of the pretty houses in my neighborhood SINCE SPRING!!! Oh, wow!! I best do it while the flowers are still alive!! Very pretty homes!! I like them all. Your profile shows that you live in a really nice area of the country too!

I read you last post on your 1 year anniversary (mine is fast approaching). You were very straightforward in saying you started your blog to help your business, but really, did any of us know what blogging was about ?? NOT me!! I feel all the things you do. Having a blog puts us in touch with a community of women we would probably never meet due to demographics and by sheer numbers! It's not a replacement for friendships, but it is a place for friendships that are different but equal to the ones in our everyday lives. I have been fortunate to meet a blogger in person and hope to meet many more in the future. I have a place I look forward to going everyday and I get to exercise my imagination, photography and writing abilities.

I'm so glad to meet you!!

Happy OUtdoor Wednesday, Amy!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Joycee said...

You live in a great place to have so many wonderful front porches. They have all but disappeared from new homes, sad! It was where neighbors gathered to visit, where we would sit outside in the summer when I was a child. Mom had all her potted plants setting along the banisters...great memories!
joy c. at grannymountain