Thursday, June 5, 2008


Today a sweet blogger Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses is hostessing a Front Porch Party here! Lots of bloggers are giving their own parties, too, so Rhondi is linking them to her. Please check all of the pretty porches out!

Since my front porch is teensy, I thought I would invite you to come sit with me out on my back patio.
Our white plantation rockers are still in storage. I love to rock in the evening breeze.
Nothing is better to beat the Texas heat than pretty pink lemonade.

My little Jack Russell Terrier, Sissy, wants to join the party, too!
Daughter made the cake & I must confess I purchased the cookies!

Hmmm, looks like a little rhinestone bumblebee has landed on our pink tray by the lemonade!

DH surprised me with some awesome wrought iron fencing that we have placed around our patio.

I collect birdhouses ~ these are a few of my favorites.

We used this Boston Fern & column in our daughter's wedding. I hope the afternoon sun won't kill it.

My favorite child's wicker chair
My only mosaic piece ~ a gift from my daughter

My sweet friend & PRH sister Vickie of Visuals by Vickie has a mirror in her back yard ~ her entire deck & yard are so awesome ~ you should go look here ~, so I decided to try one of mine out in our backyard, too! Seems only appropriate, as I collect antique mirrors & sell them on eBay here, too!

My dear friend & PRH sister Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage sent me the adorable little leaf wrapped roses arrangement to use in my daughter's wedding.
I won this adorable handpainted sap bucket months ago from my sweet friend Karla of Karla's Cottage! She is one more dynamo ~ I get tired just reading her blog ~ but Wow, she makes sooo many pretty things & never seems to tire. The energizer bunny is coming to mind.....

Stroll with me over to the far right side of the yard

I love to sit & read on this old park bench under the trees, but not when the sun is scorching like it is today! I had to make my pictures early today, but this is a favorite place to sit anytime after five!
Bunny is holding a vintage Golden Book, THE THREE LITTLE PIGS.

She dressed up with her prettiest blingy vintage rhinestone brooch just for our party!
I love to bring my latest Romantic Country or Romantic Homes magazine outside & dream of our next to-do project! These magazines never cease to inspire me!

Well, I kicked off my flip flops to relax for a bit, but I'd better slip them back on & rush on over to the next party! I'd hate to be late!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Stephanie!

What a beautiful front porch and gardens you have! Everything looks sp PRETTY and I love all the pink!!! Just stunning!


Alison Gibbs said...

Stephanie what a beautiful back patio. Such a delightful place to sit.

Elizabethd said...

Well....I think I could have stayed here all day, so much to look at. You have a very lovely patio, and I 'd love to be there!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Thanks for visiting me today. I'm not sure why....but I can't get your pictures to load. I'll come back later and see if I have any luck. Have a great day! :-) Rosie

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful porch and yard. I love all the attention to the details. Your birdhouses, wicker pieces and what about that cake! Everything is so lovely. Karen

celestina marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
I love your backyard porch and all your white wicker. I had all white at one time and now you make me miss it. Your table is so inviting and what a special place to have that pink lemonade. I love your bird house collection and that yard bench is wonderful.
I would spend a lot of time there.
Beautiful party!
hugs, Celestina


Steph i think i saw this gorgeous yard and porch in a dream once.....
and the pink lemonade...oh girlfriend i am so there.
Everything is how i would love my porch to be...just gorgeous and cosy and so pretty in pink too.

Thankyou so much sweetie for sharing these amazing piccies with us .

Love you lots,
Shann xo

Connie said...

Okay, tell mum she has to adopt me and I have live with my younger sister, Lucy, and I'll be in heaven!!!! That's adorable, sweetpea! I simply ADORE it!! Oh my!!!!
Smoochies for mum,

Myrna said...

LOVE your back porch! So romantic and comfortable!! You truly have southern hospitality!! ;-)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH STEPH!!!!!!!! Can I come live with you?? EVEYRHTING is just beautiful!!!! I collect birdhouses too! Yours are stunning! I love that necklace too :) and of course the sweet bunny! Such a gorgeous post!Thank you so much for sharing with us!


Secondhandrose said...

Pass the pink lemonade and thanks for the tour of your beautiful yard.

rosechicfriends said...

Steph...I just knew you'd have a sweet porch that is over the top! WOW, that cake, is it real? Everything looks so inviting...I must make time to take a trip to see my sweet Texan friends, don't ya think? lol

Love ya...Lorena

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Stephaine, what a beautiful post! Your back porch is lovely, your table is set so sweet, I could sit there with you and drink Lemonade all day long! Also, I love your birdhouses.....I have a birdhouse addiction too.....
Love, Ann

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Steph. I love your patio. So, so pretty!

shirl said...

Hi Steph what a beautiful porch and garden area! I love all your little things you have setting around! Even the flip flops, my favorite during the summer! Had to learn to walk in them in the hills! LOL
Love You!
Shirls Rose Cottage

hautemommy said...

Wow, you have your back patio set so beautifully!!! :) Love all the pink!

Heather said...

This is so lovely and inviting! You have so many beautiful treasures! Thank you for sharing!
Have a great day!
-Heather :)


Just lovely and so detail oriented too!!! I will be right over as you are all ready for a tea party!!!
You have a wonderful blog and so much eye candy!!! I have to go back and make sure I did not miss anything!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Hi Stephanie, what a peaceful, romantic place to enjoy! I love your patio and your pretty decor!
It's so nice to meet you!

Sweet Treasures of Home said...

Oh my good night, Your porch is simply beautiful!!! I love your birdhouses and the child's wicker chair, oh how sweet! Love the mirror in your yard. So classy.Your table setting is precious too.Prett in PINK. Oh and the special touches, the broach on your bunny, the bee broach on the table......Just lovely. Blessings to you Stephanie. I will be back again to visit.

Rue said...

Hi Stephanie :)

Your patio and yard are gorgeous! Your daughter made that cake??? Wow! You obviously passed on your talent of creating beautiful things :)

Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such sweet words. I hope you come back again sometime.


Diane said...

Love your pics. Nothing prettier than lace and pink to me.
I especially like your birdhouses! I have a few myself. Maybe someone can do a 'birdhouse' party???? LOL
Thanks for the blog visit! Good to meet you!

Lynn said...

Your porch and all the special accents are beautiful. I love the white wicker and the birdhouses, oh and the mirror. It's all beautiful. It is so hot here today in NC, I need some of that lemonade!

Thank you for sharing your porch!


Tracie said...

Hi Stephanie~
Your back porch is beautiful. Love the birdhouses and all the wicker. The drinks look wonderful and what lovely glasses and pitcher too - I love all that girly stuff and you've got many nice things.
Thank you for sharing and good to meet you!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello!!! Everything is just so cute!! Hugs! Vanessa

Anonymous said...

Your porch is a delight of pink. You have a special touch and have made it a welcoming place.

Kathy b

JoAnne said...

Thank you for the tour. You have done a wonderful job decorating your porch and you obviously have a great eye for detail. Thanks for having all of us by, JoAnne

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Stephanie, So, so pretty!!! Your tablesetting is incredible!....Heidi :)

Beverly said...

Your home is lovely, and all of your things are beautiful.

I believe pink lemonade with cake and cookies is perfect.

Thanks for inviting me.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is so beautiful! I love anything pink, and I love quilts. Your wicker is unique and beautiful! What a gorgeous park bench too, and sweet stuffed bunny! Yummm, I wish I was there to help you with that lemonade and those treats!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Stephanie, it is so nice to meet you. Your porch is just beautiful! I love all of the sweet accents you have. Turn to page 24-25 of the latest Romantic Country...That's me!

Joanna said...

Hi Stephanie, i love the way you have decorated your porch! And the cake you daughter made looks wonderful. thanks for stopping by my place. hope to hear from you again, xoxo joanna

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Stephanie! What a beautiful front porch. Everything looks so beautiful. I think I will have a slice of cake and some lemonade.
Thanks for stopping by, I will be back to visit.

Irma :)

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

Hi Stephanie,
First I have to tell you I love your table cloth....sooooo FABULOUS.... All you touches are just perfect. I also love the bird houses...the wicker chair well just everything. Thank you for visiting me today so glad I found your blog. I will be back.
Mo :-)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for visiting Spiral.
Your porch pictures are all so lovely! The pink lemonade is enchanting!
Jeanne :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Stephanie
Your porch is so beautiful and you have collected so many lovely things to decorate it with. Everything is simply wonderful. And the cake your daughter made is amazing!
Thanks for joining the party and making it a special day for me.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Stephani I have so enjoyed your party! The table setting is one of the most beautiful I've seen... that postage stamp quilt is awesome! I love all your mirror displays. Your hub was a doll to bring you that iron edging! Gone With the Wind you say? Well, you simply must visit so we can chat. Check out my gwtw collection in my flickr albums!
Cute flip flops too, lol!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Looks like a fabulous tea party complete with the cutest bunny. :-)

vickie said...

Steph, everything is beautiful, as always! The pink lemonade looks delicious. The mirror looks great.
I love love love it all.

The Rose Room said...

Stephanie, you are such a party girl! Wish I was sitting at your beautiful table on your porch:) Rachaelxo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Stephanie!
I loved your party, everything was fabulous! I'll be back often to visit with you!
Hugs, Sherry

Laume said...

That table of lemonade and sweets makes me truly long to visit. I'm suffering a bit of vertigo today so it's unlikely I can make it even as far as my kitchen. So, maybe I'll have to plan for some pink lemonade in my future. It's supposed to get really hot here this coming week.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Just love it Stephanie! Those pink trays are perfect and that little rhinestone bee is such a great finishing touch.

:-) Rosie

Joy said...

Everything is just beautiful. You have such a nice porch and porch accessories. Love the lemonaide set and pink tray.