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Front Porch Sittin’

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We didn’t have a front porch growing up… our views were in the back, where we could see  row after row of pecan trees, and farm land for miles. Even now as an adult in my own home, our porch is non-existent, more like a front step with a wall to hang the doorbell…

So these days I dream of having that front porch some day, with the swing, the lemonade, the friends gathered, and the well-behaved hound dog who snores quietly on the steps (well I guess that’s one thing I have already. Check!).

Below are a few inspirations to hold me over for that “someday” porch.

front porch photographyPhoto from Beautiful South; by Derek Swalwell photography.

front door lemon wreath, pennant flags, front porch swing Lemon wreath from ; pennant from ; country porch swing photography by ; front porch swing lemonade candle from truetexasscents.

charming shabby chic birdhouse

Birdhouse and tea cups photography by .

nostalgic photograph front porch milk carton

Nostalgic milk crate on the front porch photography by TheCrookedCamera.

“No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. My uncle says the architects got rid of the front porches because they didn’t look well. But my uncle says that was merely rationalizing it; the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong KIND of social life. People talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches.”

Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451

front porch sticker - girl sitting on the front porch

Front porch rules sticker by GirlyMommaDecals; yellow chevron straws from AisforApronStrings. Continue reading

Rustic Finds for a Cloudy Day

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Beautiful blues and greys, all handmade finds on Etsy.

vintage rustic wool stool

Vintage rustic wool stool by Vintage Haven

handprinted bird tea towel

Hand-printed bird kitchen tea towel by Pony and Poppy

frosty nature photograph

Frosty nature photograph by Karina

rustic wooden crate

Rustic wooden crate from Haven Vintage

felt hair bows

Stitched felt hair bows by Loft Full of Goodies

circle infinity scarf

Circle infinity scarf from Viola’s Boutique

rurstic kitchen decor vintage flour sifterRustic kitchen decor, vintage flour sifter from TFD on Etsy

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Amazing Vintage Ads

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Ahh the good ol’ days! When neither the cigarettes nor the advertising companies had a filter. These are fantastic!

funny vintage ads - smoking cigarettes blow in her face

Smokers of America, do yourself a favor. Make your next cigarette a Tipalet.

funny vintage ads - lady opening ketchup

Del Monte Ketchup – a new top that’s so easy to open, a woman can do it.  Yay!

funny vintage ads - wife gets vacuum for Christmas Hoover

Vintage Hoover print ad

funny vintage ads - sexy secretaries

I thought this was a nail polish ad! Nope, just a typewriter that keeps your hands pretty. Continue reading

Farmhouse Kitchen

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Pretty, pretty rustic farmhouse kitchen decor finds in turquoise, reds and gorgeous greens.

farmhouse kitchen scale

Vintage kitchen Way Rite scale from Territory Hardgoods

retro vintage apple red cookie jar

Retro apple red cookie jar from TFD on Etsy

farm fresh farmhouse kitchen photo

Farm Fresh kitchen sign from

vintage ice cream scoops

Vintage ice cream scoops – photography by DreamyPhoto

Farmhouse kitchen sign - eat

Wooden kitchen sign by Sippin Southern

vintage doily kitchen tea towels

Kitchen tea towels with doily designs by Amy Stone

vintage avocado green fondue set

Vintage avocado green fondue set from TFD on Etsy

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