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Rhondi's "Front Porch Party"

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy Thursday Friends! ( & Happy Birthday, Rhondi!).....It is June 5th....& a day we have all been looking forward to...Rhondi's "Front Porch Party"!! What is it about a "front porch" that just has a way of enchanting us all?....Maybe it's the way a front porch "welcomes" all who walk by,.... maybe it's the "relaxing calm" we feel as we allow ourselves to sit.... or could it be the realization, that by sharing a front porch for a moment, a " mere aquaintance can soon become a dear friend". I am sharing some of my favorite "front porches" with you my friends.... enjoy!

A little cottage front porch!!! inviting!............

A big grey house with an amazing "front porch"!....I love the color combination!....

So comfortable, so inviting!.......

What a "classic"!!!.....


Betty June 5, 2008 at 1:05 AM  

Heidi Ann,
What lovely choices...each one has a charm of its own....

Please drop by and chat awhile...Betty @ Country Charm

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents June 5, 2008 at 1:18 AM  

All of these porches are so lovely & inviting! Thanks for sharing!

Please hop over to my party!

Angelic Accents

Heidi June 5, 2008 at 4:44 AM  

I agree that front porches add enchantment to a home. I really miss porches now living in Holland. I am thinking I could settle right into that grey house with no problems. :) It is such a 'welcome and come right in' to see a pretty front porch. Does the house you live in now have a front porch?

Hugs ~

Beverly June 5, 2008 at 4:46 AM  

Thanks for sharing some of your favorite front porches. They are truly lovely.

And, I did think a front porch is a welcoming sign of hospitality.

KarenHarveyCox June 5, 2008 at 5:01 AM  

I agree, a front porch makes the house look so inviting. I love all your photographs of front porches. What a beautiful post. Karen

Elizabethd June 5, 2008 at 5:14 AM  

Lovely! I am so enjoying my tour around all these beautiful porches.

bj June 5, 2008 at 5:52 AM  

Hi, I am bj and I so enjoyed your dream porches....
xo bj

Mary June 5, 2008 at 6:08 AM  

Thanks for sharing these lovely homes with porches. Having a porch to pause on before entering just seems to make a home so welcoming.

Enjoy the day and remember my porch is awaiting visitors - come early before it hits close to 100 degrees this afternoon - too hot for me!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity June 5, 2008 at 6:16 AM  

Thanks for sharing these beautiful porches. Have a beautiful day!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE June 5, 2008 at 6:20 AM  

Beautiful front porches!!I enjoyed the tour of porches.
Hugs, Kelly

Marina Capano June 5, 2008 at 6:27 AM  

Hi! Nice to meet you! are so cute porch! I hope in my porch too!

DiddleDaddleDesigns June 5, 2008 at 6:35 AM  

Great pictures. So inviting. Makes me want to find a porch and take a nap.


Rue June 5, 2008 at 6:48 AM  

Hi Heidi :)

Those porches are beautiful! I love the little cottage porch especially. Your blog is wonderful too :)

Have a beautiful day,

Anonymous,  June 5, 2008 at 6:52 AM  

Heidi, you found some wonderful porches.
Thanks for sharing

Kathy b

Deanna June 5, 2008 at 7:02 AM  

I love that big gray house! yum.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage June 5, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

These homes and porches are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!


Donna,  June 5, 2008 at 8:05 AM  


I love all the porches you have pictured, especially the one with all of the pillows! I also love the cottage look!

Thanks for sharing! I must keep moving!


Julie June 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

I just wanted to say hi and that I enjoyed my visit! I love the protches you chose and wish I had one to share. We live above a barn ...and portch :0(

hautemommy June 5, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

Mom, I love your porches!! Especially that cute little red house!! :)

Mya June 5, 2008 at 8:47 AM  

What beautiful porches you showcased. I love them all. Your barn pic is truly amazing. Beautiful blog

Heather June 5, 2008 at 9:55 AM  

What beautiful front porches! Thank You for having us!
-Heather :)

Claire June 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM  

I'll take one of each please! ;)
You have great taste!


Marie June 5, 2008 at 10:15 AM  

I love all the porches Heidi!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! I love, Love, LOVE your red barn!!! I love barns totally. We don't have veranda's over here in England, but I sure wish they did!

Ottilias Veranda June 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

ooh and aaah! I´m in love with porches even if we don´t have many of them here in Sweden.


shirl June 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

Beautiful porches Heidi, but I am partial to that big gray house. What a dream!
Thank you for sharing!
Shirls Rose Cottage

celestina marie June 5, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

Hi Heidi Ann,
What gorgeous porches you have shared today. Each one is cozy and invites you to stop by. Thank you for sharing and I have enjoyed your lovely blog.
La Rea Rose

Kim June 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM  

Can you imagine some of the gatherings that have taken place on these porches? Nice! Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Tracie June 5, 2008 at 12:34 PM  

How nice all of the porches are you've shown. The second one if my favorite ;)

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART June 5, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

These are all very pretty!!! I love the originality of them all!

Holly (Nickname) June 5, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

ooooh, such lovely porches! Thanks for sharing~~~
xxxoo Ruth

~Red Tin Heart~ June 5, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

I loved every single one of them!
xoxo Nita

Cathy June 5, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

Heidi Ann,

I have to say I love the first porch. I actually adore the picture of the whole house. How beautiful.

Good choice girl.


Party of 5 June 5, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

Hi Heidi!
Its me...colleen! I found Holly last night on facebook and then Mals and somehow with a few clicks...ended up here at your blog! Isn't it a fun way to stay connected? I just started one as well. You can see it at

I hope life is going well for you. The girls are so beautiful and little andrew is adorable! It just doesn't seem that long ago that I was holding little Mal as a baby and playing dolls with Holly!
take care! c

Life on Bonnie Lane June 5, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

Such pretty pictures! I especially like the picture of the porch with the white furniture and the ceiling fan. That rocking chair is exactly like the one I want to get for my porch or deck!

Edie Marie's Attic June 5, 2008 at 5:04 PM  

Hi Heidi!
The front porches you chose are gorgeous!! There's nothing like porch dreaming. Love your blog! I'll be back.
Hugs, Sherry

JoAnne June 5, 2008 at 6:40 PM  

All of your choices are charming. Thanks for sharing with us. JoAnne

Gato Azul | Chat Bleu June 5, 2008 at 6:42 PM  

What beautiful porches! And I'm glad I found your lovely blog. Thanks for sharing.

Irma's Rose Cottage June 5, 2008 at 7:13 PM  

All the porches look so inviting. Thanks for sharing.
Please come by and visit.

Irma :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage June 5, 2008 at 10:31 PM  

Hello Sweet Heidi,

Thanks for sharing all those lovely porches with us! I had a nice visit!


Anne Fannie June 5, 2008 at 10:34 PM  

Hi Heidi, what lovely pictures you posted of porches. Thanks for sharing!
Love, Ann

ostwestwind June 5, 2008 at 10:52 PM  

I am green with envy, so lovely porches.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey June 6, 2008 at 6:26 AM  

Loved all your favorite porches. Thanks for sharing .

Rhondi June 7, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

Hi Heidi
I was so busy organizing the party I forgot about visiting everyone. So here I am now! I love th ephotos of porches you posted. They are all beautiful.

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