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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Farmhouse Porch

I’ve shown you my new patio, but there is another outdoor area that we enjoy on a daily basis – the porch.

img_2874Our 1oo+ year old farmhouse is lucky enough to have a small, but beautiful porch, shaded by a large sycamore tree.On nice days (and cool mornings) I sit on the porch while Adam plays in the shade of the tree.

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When I look at pictures of the porch, I can’t help but notice the chipping paint and rotten siding and remember all the work we have left to finish, but I also see a perfect place to have a little snack on a hot summer afternoon, or relax with a cup of coffee early in the morning, and the chipping paint doesn’t seem quite so important.
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44 comments:

  1. You're so right! I always see the imperfections in my own house too. Why is that? Your porch is adorable and serves its purpose so well, even with chippy paint and unfinished projects.

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  2. I love it! We live in a 100+ year old farmhouse too! There is always something that will need fixed! We just found out we need a new roof! Good times! haha!

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  3. I love porches!!! And all the detail work in the banister trim. It's so pretty. My grandparents have an old farmhouse with a big front porch, and I always enjoyed snappin' green beans or visiting with the neighbors on it. Brings back a lot of good memories.

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  4. I love all the red accents. My mom lives in the 100+ year old farmhouse @ our family farm. I'm jealous. I'd trader her for my "new" (7 yrs old now) house any day....chipping paint and all (and hers is much worse than yours, don't worry)! :)

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  5. Katie I love your porch! I guess it must have been the day to show off porches and patios. :) I'm glad you liked the plates and platter I put in my little window box, I think it's one of my favorite things on my patio.
    I love your old farmhouse....it has history and character and I don't even mind the chippy paint...I love chippy! ;)
    Have a great week!
    Missy

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  6. I kind of like your chippy paint... but I know what you mean. I didn't like OUR chippy paint! I like your set up, looks very charming and relaxing. As for the 100 year old house, they're the best, aren't they? Ours is also a perpetual project in progress, but I don't mind. You can't buy a new house with all the charm and style. I'm glad you bought your old farm house. They are steadily disappearing from the landscape in Iowa and I think that is a shame.

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  7. OH! This makes me wish I didn't live in Texas, it's way to hot to spend time on my porch.

    Can I come hang out on yours?

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  8. Thanks for stopping by!
    Your porch is absolutely gorgeous..I love the
    chippy paint..Looks like it should be in Country Living Magazine!

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  9. Girl, I love this porch. How wonderful!

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  11. Nothing beats a glass of sweet tea on a old farmhouse porch! I seriously heart old farmhouses - but I know they are a ton of work! I grew up in a pre-Civil War home- tremendous character and history there, but it's like taking care of a little old lady!
    Have a lovely weekend, BTW!

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  12. I love the red ... it's such a happy, passionate color and fits any season. Your porch is gorgeous. Very welcoming. It says "Come in, happy people live here."

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  13. You are so lucky to have a front porch you can sit on! And yours is beautiful. It has such great details. I love it!

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  14. I love your porch. I always thought we would live in an old farmhouse, but we could never find one to buy and we don't have any old farmhouses on the land we farm so we ended up building a house. A new house is not as much work as an old farmhouse, but there is always something to be done at a new house too. :-)

    On another note, I find it interesting that your turkey barns are tunnel ventilated. I was just in some tunnel ventilated hog barns this week.

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  15. I love this porch! I'm working on re-doing my farmhouse porch with red accents, too! I'm hoping to have some pictures up next week :-) I'll also be posting pictures soon of the whole house with the purple front door, so you'll be able to see if it's something you'd like to do. I love it! My porch was just too messy to take pictures from across the yard this week. Lol!

    http://chezlacy.blogspot.com

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  16. Your porch looks like a movie set! The chippy paint makes it IMO. Don't touch that paint! It'll ruin the taste of your morning coffee. :)

    So lovely!
    Donna

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  17. Love your home!! Very nostalgic! Your porch is very charming and inviting!!

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  18. I love your porch with all it's character and unique look. And I think I have the white enamel pan to match the two you have under your red chair! Love the combo of items you've put together.

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  19. I think it looks perfect! The red accents are just great! I would sit there and be perfectly content, well....unless I needed to do dishes or something..you know how that goes.

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  20. The chipped paint adds character! I love your porch, chips and all.

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  21. I think its perfect the way it is! It's brimming with charm! Aside from having to repair the necessities, leave the rustic charm if you can. It's just so cute!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to have your porch. Just the thought of sitting in the shade, drinking coffee, and listening to the birds sounds great!

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  23. Hey, it's a treasure, and you are doing a beautiful job. Be proud of it! :)

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  24. Your farmhouse is adorable! I love how everything on the porch just pops out at you but is still so very cozy. I love how you used the old soda crate. It looks like a great place to sit!

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  25. It looks so inviting. The red is such a pretty accent.

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  26. Love your porch! I love the accent of red, too! It is very inviting! Come visit sometime! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy that little fella' because they grow so fast! Threepixielane.blogspot.com

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  27. Glad I stopped by to see your post. Love the porch!!!

    God bless,
    d from HomeHaven

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  28. What a FUN looking porch...love all the RED accent pieces! Come by and enter my COASTAL GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. I love your porch, and your home! It really is charming....Kathy

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  30. What an awesome porch!!! I love it.

    Our home is 110+ (some estimates up to 150+) years old. You have inspired me, as I have some pretty blah porches at the moment!

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  31. I love your front porch! It will look perfect dressed for the 4th! Glad I stopped by for a visit! Lemonade would be perfect out there. Not to mention the perfect spot for shucking corn....

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  32. Now this is a gorgeous porch! You are amazingly talented!

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  33. Just popped over from Between Naps on the Porch. I love your porch - just the way it is. It reminds me of long childhood summers spent eating watermelon and reading books and skipping on the sidewalk with my sister. And the red accents look beautiful! :)

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  34. This is simply stunning. You pictures say so much. I love the porch - so lovely and it really feels like home. Love the touched of red!! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  35. Hi Katie! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your porch today. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  36. Your farm house is adorable!!

    -Rene

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  37. WOW! The picture of your porch is so gorgeous! I saw that and gasped out loud.

    Lucky, lucky girl!

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  38. Stunning, warm, homey I would love to sit on that porch and sip coffee. I am glad I found your blog....came from funky junk. I need to gonow and read more.
    hugs,
    Donna

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  39. Our porch got unceremoniously ripped off when handsomehusband was a boy. We have plans to put a new one on next year! What an inspiration to know how very much you love yours!

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  40. You see chipping paint and I see a wonderful place to sit for a while. That's what caught my attention and brought me over from Funky Junk's site.

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  41. Nice photo of your farmhouse porch. Will gonna pin it! :)

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