Monday, February 7, 2011

ROMANTIC PORCHES

What makes a porch romantic? For me it's details like gingerbread trim and columns, window boxes dripping with beautiful flowers, and architectural pieces. It's also a jaw dropping view, be it water or a gorgeous English garden bursting with color. And there are touches like fluffy pillows and candles, or white twinkling lights draped about.

What makes a porch romantic for you?

I'm joining JILL at GYPSY BROCANTE for another meeting of the PORCH CLUB. Have you joined yet? Go HERE to see all the participants and read Jill's post about how she romances her porch.

I'm sharing images from a book I bought ages ago titled PLEASURES OF THE PORCH by Daria Price Bowman & Maureen LaMarca.

Enjoy...

























20 comments:

Wanda Metcalf said...

Let me know when I can move in to the house right on the ocean view with the gingerbread and wonderful flowers and pillows!! I'll have you over for tea ; ) so beautiful and romantic for sure.

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a great book ... thank you for the peek inside ... those are some very romantic porches, and I agree a terrific view helps set the mood tremendously ... today I would choose a nice beach!!

xo
Jill

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love the next to the last pic, so pretty!

High Street Cottage said...

Now, those are what I call a Porch! Beautiful images Shelly, thanks for the inspiration. xoxo tami

Passionate for White said...

Love the porches that overlook the ocean!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Some really spectacular porches there...I'll take any one of them!
Thanks for that funny video...you gave me a good laugh...and I needed one! Have a great evening! :)

Claudia said...

They are all quite beautiful! I love my porch but if it were on a lake or the ocean...it would be perfect! I love the charming house in the last photo.

Vintage Gal said...

What a great book ~ I think all of the porches are lovely ~ but the pink one is my kinda of porch ;-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hmmm...I can't pick a favorite so I guess I will have to spend a night in each to pick one!

Wonderful book...thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Bohemian said...

I have rarely seen a beautifully and thoughtfully decorated Porch that I didn't like or wouldn't feel comfortable sitting out upon. Whether elaborate or minimalistically simple, just sitting outside on a Porch and enjoying the great outdoors in an outdoor room is a Joy.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my gosh, that book is fabulous. I totally agree with everything you've related to as romantic on a porch. ♥ And I'd take any of those porches from your book!

I'm visiting for Porch Club Monday.
Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Karen said...

My dream house has always been a Victorian with gingerbread trim a turret and a wrap around porch. I love those images.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This book is awesome! What beautiful porches.Thanks so much for sharing. I have already gotten some ideas that I want to try just from this peek!

Sherry Hicks-ShantyGirl said...

I also love the porch that overlooks the ocean, that would be wonderful! All of them are pretty!

June said...

I'm experience serious porch envy tonight Shelley. These porches have me dreaming....
For a long time, I have wanted to add a screened porch to the end of the house, just off of Landon's room, so he could experience sleeping outside. He (and I) would love it. I hope someday it will become a reality.
Such a beautiful post my friend.
sending big hugs

lisaroyhandbags said...

Oh to have a porch! to swing and sip lemonade and listen to the birds chirping.... :)

Ann said...

Oh gosh...so romantic and some are even dreamy. Love them all.

I'm a new follower:)

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