Friday, April 27, 2012
My Front Porch Happy Place
I love my front porch! It is the best front porch of any house I've ever lived in. It is nicely shaded by trees and surrounded by flowers and bushes. It's just a perfect spot to read a book, work on a stitching project, do a crossword puzzle, or sit with a cup of coffee and talk to the neighbors. I treat it is my outdoor room.
I spent a day sprucing up my outdoor happy place last week. I washed the windows and shutters, cleaned off the chairs, and swept the floor. Hmmm. That concrete floor. It needed a new rug. I had to retire the old stars and stripes rug last year, as it had become all snagged and worn. I wanted a rug that said "Come and sit a spell!" I wanted the rug to be a warm, soft place to rest my feet. Something cozy and cottage.
I found this braided rug on clearance at one of the local department stores. It is made of polyester, which will be perfect for outdoors, and it has all the colors of my front porch. Reds, blues, greens. I love it! I used some garage sale money to buy the large rug and a smaller version for the front door.
Now I can sit on my front porch in comfort and country style!
I can appreciate the blooms on the Bridal Veil bushes. Oh look! A ladybug!
I can stitch a cozy spring cottage from my cozy cottage porch.
My happy place!
Do you have a happy place? I'd love to hear about it!
Blessings on your Friday, friends!