As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.




Friday, May 25, 2018

New and Old on the Sun Porch



New:

This little rustic blue fish I found at a local antique store this week.



And a dish garden of succulents Kristin and family gave me for Mother's Day.



Old: 

This old girl. 
She loves the sun porch when the weather gets warm. In fact, the hotter, the better.



Can you believe that it is nearly summertime? 

16 comments:

  1. What a pretty pot of succulents on your wicker table, Cheryl. The fish piece looks right at home on the sun porch. Such a lovely spot to curl up and soak up the rays. Smart kitty! I hope you can enjoy the late spring days on your pretty porch before the summer days keep you inside. And no, I can't believe summer is almost here. ♥

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    1. We have been enjoying the porch whenever possible! My daughter-in-law Sarah and I spent a leisurely morning on the porch yesterday while Bekah was teaching the children their piano lessons. It was heavenly! Most nights, we eat our evening meal on the porch. All too soon it will be too hot to linger there . . . expcept for Pinky, that is. Never too hot for her!

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  2. I love the ideas I get when I read your blog. Succulents would look perfect on my kitchen counter. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! It is exciting to think this little blog has inspired ideas. Hope you'll share a peek at your succulents when they're in place!

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  3. A month away, Cheryl, summer is. Pace yourself! I think your decorating style is wonderful. It's not at all cluttered, yet it is not minimalist either. That's a cute little pot of succulents. Old Kitty's old bones love the heat. My son has two geriatric kitties who have a similar look.

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    1. Thank you, Vee! Oh, I went through a clutter-y stage all right. "Country" in the 80s was full of ruffles and lots of little stuff. Nowadays, that makes my brain hurt!

      Haha! Don't you follow the meteorological seasons? No? Well, I suppose if I lived in Maine, I wouldn't either. But June sure feels like summer here and it is the beginning of our summer vacation!

      Awwww . . . bless the geriatric kitties!

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  4. I’m excited to see it in person tomorrow, and Pinky, too!

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    1. And we are excited to see you too!!

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  5. Your porch looks so pretty. I had a porch growing up and I sure miss it now. I love black cats. They do seem to like the heat.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! There's just something welcoming about a porch, isn't there?

      I'm glad you love black cats. I read once that black animals are the least popular and that made me sad. Pinky chose us, but we're glad she did!

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  6. Happy sun-porching! (And quite jealous of the time you and Deanna will share!) ♥

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! (And we did have a wonderful time together!)

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  7. Your sun porch is very inviting and cozy. How nice that you are getting a visitor! You two have fun and behave yourselves! :)

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    1. Thanks, Debby! It was delightful to have our visitors!
      (Define "behave.") 😉

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  8. I just got done cleaning the pollen off our porch. I really have to wait until the pollen is finished so we don't get to use the porch in the cooler spring. But our ceiling fan helps keep it cooler, so the mornings its always lovely there as well as the evenings. And if we didn't have the air conditioning to go back into, we'd probably realize the porch is quite comfortable! :-) Your porch looks amazing and I like your new (and old) touches!

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    1. Thank you, Dotsie! You are right though. We are (at least, I am) so spoiled by air conditioning. We did not have air conditioning in The Farmhouse until 1993 when we had it put in downstairs. It was not until 2001 that we had a unit put in upstairs as well. But this point in my life, I cannot imagine life without it!

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