July 28, 2011

Cozy on the Sun Porch

The past few days have been beautiful here in Minnesota.  Sunny, warm yet not too humid and slightly breezy.
The girls and I have been spending most of our relaxation time on the sun porch.  Yesterday it occurred to me that I haven't shared this area of our home with you in a very long time.

Each spring I like to rearrange the furniture and try out different color schemes.  It currently looks like this.

This years theme was inspired by a vintage tablecloth picked up at a garage sale.

The sun porch overlooks our backyard and the park beyond it giving us the illusion of a wide open space which I love.

The girls and I love to eat breakfast and lunch at the table and watch the birds and butterflies in the garden.

The view is so pretty whatever time of day it is.

For a centerpiece I decided to go with something simple so the kids can easily move it out of the way if they'd like.

A wire cake plate, a candle and some rocks seemed simple and pretty to me.

I also added a small dish and a pedestal creamer which the girls use to place any flowers they pick.

Next to the entrance door I place an over sized lantern and a chair for extra seating.

Right now the girls have their picnic basket filled with small toys resting on the chair.

The best spot on the porch is this cozy corner.

The perfect spot to relax, read or take a quick snooze.

Big, fluffy pillows help us snuggle right in.

Next to the lounger was the perfect place to add a few of my favorite things.

Another over sized lantern.

A small red bench.

And a pitcher filled with flowers.

Aren't they gorgeous. 
So cheerful and pretty - love them.

And finally, next to the door leading out onto the deck I've placed a patio chair and a galvanized bucket filled with more pillow - just in case!

Hope you enjoy the tour.

Talk to you soon,


Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Robin your porch is gorgeous as is your back yard! I would love to relax on the chaise, what a perfect spot. :)I am really longing for a covered area to do something like this, maybe one day. :)

  2. oh my so soothing & serene...shall I drop by for some lemonade soon??

  3. I would love to lounge away on your porch. I love the use of red and those gorgeous flowers.

  4. Your porch is so pretty and comfy. Nothing like a place to see the outdoors and snuggle into, at the same time. Your over sized lanterns are beautiful and the little red stool is so sweet and of course all of the flowers are perfect, what could be nicer? I love your lounge! I didn't realize you were in Minnesota, your weather sounds like it is about the same as ours. It's in the 80's and breezy every day, I am enjoying this summer SO much.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. I love your cozy corner and the whole porch, but here in Texas we would be roasting on our sun porches, so I am most jealous of your weather!


  6. I love your porch, Robin, it's beautiful. I love the lounge and those big lanterns are gorgeous!!!

    It's been nasty humid here, so no sitting out at our house, unless you want to be carried away by the mosquitos!

    take care!

  7. Loved the tour! What a fun sunroom, I would be out here having morning coffee for sure! What a beautiful view to look at. I especially love the galvanized bucket with the extra pillows. Can't have enough pillows!
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!


  8. This is absolutely darling! Love your sunroom- the red bench and the galvanized bucket- love! Stopping by from Inspiration Friday tonight! :)

  9. Very pretty, Robin! I'll bet there are some fights over that chaise! : ) Love your view, too.

    visiting from Inspiration Friday!

  10. You have such a pretty porch area. And you couldn't pry me out of that lounge area in the corner. I'd be napping there all day!

  11. What a perfect place to laze a summer afternoon away, Robin! Beautifully cozy and restful!

    xoxo laurie

  12. Looks so cozy and a great place to relax...very nice space,

  13. Oh, Robin your porch is just absolutely lovely! I could spend hours out there for sure. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

  14. It all looks so beautiful! I can see some fantastic spots to settle with a book and a cup of tea! I adore that tablecloth! X

  15. I love the lounge its the sweetest!

  16. Such sweet pictures and love the details.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Claire & KJ

  17. Your porch is just beautiful, Robin...love the views, too! Everything looks so relaxing!

  18. I would love to have a screened porch! Lucky you. Yours is adorable. Gotta love those Zinnias. Mimi


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