Thursday, June 5, 2008

happy porch party!!! :)

Happy Porch Party, everyone!!! :) Thank you for visiting my blog and I can't wait to visit all of yours over the course of the day.... and yes, I want to visit all of them, so look for a comment from me today! Say hi and let's enjoy this wonderful party that is hosted by the lovely Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses! Thanks Rhondi, what a great idea!! Now onto my porches......

Since I do not have a true "porch," I am posting my dream porches today. And notice I said porches, meaning more than one! I am always conflicted, loving houses at the beach, in the country, and a busy city like New York. So I couldn't choose just one. Here we go and hope you enjoy! :)

First off is a porch that reminds me of somewhere in the Hamptons.. the adirondack chairs with the little bird cutouts, the gorgeous siding to the house, and the white woodwork. Move me to the Hamptons if I could enjoy this gorgeous porch!! :)



These next two are my dream country porches!! Out in the middle of the woods, a big porch to enjoy and read a good book in the quiet... how lovely would that be???




And possibly my favorites.... New York City brownstones and their cute little porches and stairs!!! Obviously, I am crazy about NYC, having obsessively blogged about it for days on end.... so naturally I had to add in a few porches there! But they are gorgeous, beautiful old buildings with history and character. The porches may not be large, but they sure are inspiring! :)


I had so much fun with this porch party, thank you to all of you who are visiting me today and thank you to Rhondi for such a fun idea!!!! And happy birthday to Rhondi as well! :) xo!

42 comments:

Elizabethd said...

You certainly found some lovely porches.I love the thought of relaxing in an Adirondack chair. Thank you for visiting me in France!

Heidi Ann said...

OMGoodness Holly!!!! I LOVE all the front porches!!! Just shows that porches come in all shapes & sizes & are still all beautiful!....LOve, Heidi :)

Rosemary said...

Love the porches and the reds!!
Thanks for visiting.
Rosemary

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh these are all beautiful! My favorite are the ones in the country! I would just love a place like that!

Hugs,
Amy

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love all of your porch selections, but I really love the one by the birch trees. Thank you for stopping by my place. Karen

Rue said...

Hi Holly :)

I love all of those porches, but that one with the columns is my very favorite. Gorgeous!

Have a beautiful day,
rue

Tracie said...

Hi!
I love your dream porches, you picked some great ones.

I think my favorite is the brownstone at the end - Wonder what it's like inside, hmmm - I can just imagine it's charming!
xo~Tracie

Dana said...

I love ALL of those porches--isn't it just amazing the variety of styles and decor involved with porches? I never thought much about it until I joined this Porch Party. What fun it has been to visit all of the wonderful blogs and check out existing porches and dream porches. It was so nice to meet you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love NYC too! My niece has lived in Manhattan near Central park for several years so I've visited a few times and just fell in love with the whole place. Unfortunately, or fortunately if you're her I guess, she's getting married in July and has moved to Austin where they will be living and loving and working. Her brownstone porch looked almost just like your picture. :) Hang in there, maybe you'll live there one day.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous porches! You and I are similar in that we are both conflicted over where we actually want to be. I love aspects of country, city, and in-between! I enjoyed visiting your blog and will be back.

Lynn

Marja Kristiina said...

Hi there! BEAUTIFUL pictures, I'm so inspired! Even though it's sunny and warm now, I really liked the pic that shows a little bit of autumn. That's my favorite season and - call me silly - I already feel that I cannot wait for pumpkins and hay bales :-)

The last pic could very well be Carrie Bradshaw's house!

Take care!

Diane said...

Love your dream porches! Thanks for the comment and visit to my blog.
Have a great day!

celestina marie said...

Hi Holly, Thank you for sharing each of those incredible porches. They are special and have their own personality. Hard to choose, but I think I love the country porch and the beach cottage. BEst of luck with your schooling!
Stop by and say hello at my party.
Celestina, la rea rose

Jillian said...

Great porches you picked out...

I posted my former porch but I may be too late to make the formal list. Pop on by if you get a chance to visit.

Jillian

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

These are all great ones.. my fave is the one in the country!!! Thanks for sharing these with us!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love these! xoxo Nita

Cathy said...

I would have to say I think the third porch was my absolute favorite. I do see a lot of the brownstone porches since I live very close to Boston and there are sooooo many of them their.
They are all quite lovely.

Cath

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Mommy Holly,
I'm conflicted too, just like you! I love porches in the woods, beach porches, and porches on brownstones. All of yours are beautiful!
Nice to meet you!
Becky

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweet Holly!

What a nice visit I had! I love all the front porches you have shown us today and hope someday you will have the front porch of your dreams! It was a pleasre meeting you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Holly (Nickname) said...

so beautiful and inspiring....thanks for sharing your fav's!
xxxooo Ruth

Claire said...

Great taste in porches! My son live in Manhattan and that last brownstone looks like the ones on his street. Just lovely!
Thanks for sharing those and feel free to stop by my porch!

Claire

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Holy, you found some great porch pictures. Love the plantation type porch. Have a Blessed Day, Bonnie

JoAnne said...

I can see why you are conflicted. They are all beautiful. I think the first is my favorite though. I love the cedar shingles with the crisp white trim. Have a great day, JoAnne

Beverly said...

I agree that your dream porches are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your dreams with us.

Betty said...

You have a great selection of porches....I'd be happy with either...

Thanks for visiting with me...come rock anytime...Betty

Joanna said...

love your "porches"... all of them. I also posted my dream porch & couldn't decide. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope to hear from you again. xoxo Joanna

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Holly! Thanks for stopping by.
Loved all of your dream porches, all are so inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Irma :)

nwalker said...

Hi Holly,
Thank you for your comments on my porch.I love all the porches that you posted on your blog.Have a great week.
Nancy

Gato Azul | Chat Bleu said...

Great porches! I agree... it's hard to settle down for just one of them.

Kay said...

I love your dream porches. Thanks for stopping by to visit mine!

Hugs,
Kay

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I enjoyed your dream porches. Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comment you left me.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I love your choices in Porches...that are Fantastic...someday you will have that dream Porch....thank your for your visit today.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

These are all great porches! I think I like the "Tara" looking one with the tree best. I like brownstones too. Always loved the Cosby Show house! Way to dream girl!
Nikki

Anne Fannie said...

Hi, love all the porches your posted. There is nothing wrong in dreaming, its when you stop is when you have to worry. Thanks for having me.
Love,Ann

Jeanne said...

Thanks for visiting Spiral. Sounds like your life is *a little* busy!
Jeanne :)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oooooh those are so pretty I don't know which one I love the best...
Hugs
Linda

Deanna said...

Oh gosh all of those are just lovely. Nice choices. :-)

Rhondi said...

My favorite dream porch is the one with the pillars. I'm glad you joined the party!
Hugs, Rhondi

Nance said...

Hi,
Those porch photos are beautiful! My fave is the Hamptons' porch ... it looks relaxing.
Thanks for visiting my blog, Holly, i enjoy my visit here and will be back.

Cheers!
nance

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Yes, the porch party has really been fun! I'm still not done going through the list. I love your dream porches. You have two of my favorite kinds posted, the first being the one with the adirondack chairs that look, like you said, something from the Hamptons overlooking the ocean; and the house in the woods with the huge columns and big porch that looks like it belongs deep in the south and dripping with greenery.

I also love Sex and the City and can't wait to see the movie! I want to try to get my daughter free for a couple hours so we can watch it together.

Marina Capano said...

Oh these are all beautiful! see you! I hope you in my porch xo xo

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I wish I was sitting on the 2nd or 3rd porches right this minute listening to the rain and the birds and daydreaming. Thanks for the moment of zen!

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