Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Screened Porch Time! (almost)

It's almost that time of year again to get out into your screened porch if you have one. Unfortunately we don't have one here at the farm....yet. Hubby told me a little while ago that his plan is to make one this summer if all goes well...which really surprised me! We built a lovely screened porch on our house in the city but when we moved to the Victorian it only had a pergola and a front porch..which was nice...but there's something about a screened in porch. Don't you think? We had an English lion-head fountain on the wall in ours and lots of plants and wicker furniture and a chandelier over the was so peaceful. The chickens could even peek in (yes we had chickens in the city). One day I'll show you pictures of our former screened porch but they aren't on this computer yet... hopefully will be soon. I think one of the nicest I have ever seen is Susan's from Between Naps On The's just beautiful! If you aren't already a follower of hers I hope you'll head over there and take a peak. Since I don't have pictures of my own to show you yet I thought I'd add a few that I found. Some of these are from BHG and Southern Living. I hope these inspire you to get ready for won't be long until we're finally able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. It's been a long long winter...come on spring!
I would LOVE to have an entry off my kitchen like this!

This is big enough you could have a dance out there.

Nice and light

Wouldn't this be nice off the back of the house.

Nice and cozy.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures.

Happy Spring! (soon)


Celestial Charms said...

A screened in porch is a delight. Great for enjoying the outdoors without our buggy friends. We don't have one, but we do have a huge wooden pergula with 8 cedar tree poles as foundations. Hubby helped to build that one. Lovely porch images that you posted. I'm still drooling. :)

Janean said...

a screened-in porch is on my wishlist too! it's fun to eat dinner out on the porch with no flies and to sleep without wasps buzzing around...yay!

maurakeith said...

Hi Maureen and Janean....looks as though we've all got the same 'wish list'. I really miss ours...I liked to just sit out there and read. It was under a huge old elm tree and we had a roof that was semi transparent so it had filtered light that danced with the leaves. It was shady but yet not dark and the ferns LOVED it. Sigh...maybe this summer. Good luck with your wish lists too. Maura

from my front porch... said...

Hi Maura!
I have been wanting to let you know how much I love your site!
Your home is just lovely; a girl after my own heart! I do love our screened in porch. The cats adore it! J built several perches of different heights, sizes and the kitties feel as if they are hanging out with the birdies!

I have a ton of books on Old homes. One of them features mostly Victorians (yours was awesome, by the way!!)
The Victorians believed the porch was extentsion of the home, to used as such. I have always tried to remember that! (J says it just makes another room that has to cleaned!!)

I hope you have a fab weekend, friend. Thank you so much for stopping by and always leaving sweet comments. I really do appreciate the time it takes!
Kiss all your animals for me :) I just love all them...too, cute they are!

xo, misha

maurakeith said...

Hi good to have you drop by! Thank you for your compliments..that was so nice of you. Our old farmhouse isn't the beauty that our Victorian was but we love it and once it's all finished it will be a LOT less to have to maintain. I plan on having a screened porch to clean one day too and that will be another labor of love. I love your old home too...I haven't seen too many pictures of it so I'll have to search your blog to see if there are more. Your J sounds like my Keith...aren't we lucky...and your cats too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too...enjoy your screened porch if you can. Please give your little filly a hug for me ok LOL thanks. MauraXO to you too.

Oz Girl said...

Oh I'm lovin' all these screened porches, they are just gorgeous and I can just picture myself sittin' and relaxin' a spell, enjoyin' some iced tea!!! :)

Maybe someday we can build a nice wraparound porch with part of it screened in. That would be soooo lovely.


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