Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Sunday, May 31, 2009

Porch Party

Welcome to my porch! Rhondi's having another big porch party this year so don't miss out. Go on over and check out all the festivities. She even made you some refreshments. Our little porch at Mimi's Cottage is all ready for summer.



We can't plant any annuals here in northern Utah until May 15th. We can still get a hard frost and there goes all your hard work, so these little plants were just planted. Don't worry, they'll grow and fill the pot in another month.


Have a seat in one of the rocking chairs...



or on the new porch swing the mister installed last week. Love my funeral basket. That red vintage cooler was used for milk that was delivered to your door. I found it at a thrift store.




My little goat wagon was a birthday gift from the mister a few years ago.


I usually hang a boston fern on this old birdcage stand. This year I'm trying an ivy plant instead.



A "bouquet" of flags in a sap bucket.

Thanks for stopping by. There are still a lot of porches to visit, so have fun and come back soon.

31 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mimi Sue, I adore the yellow and red combo! What a happy place your porch is with so many cute things and those wonderful colors! This is just darling. I could camp there! :-)

Happy Porch Party...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rachel said...

Oh I am loving your porch!! It looks so cozy. I'll be over tomorrow for & good chat & some lemonade & cookies around 2:00 sound good to you? :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi MimiSue, I love our gorgeous porch and the red and yellow is so inviting. The flag bouquet is a great idea. Your porch swing is very special. What a great find on the vintage cooler.
Such a welcoming porch you have and it shows your talent.
Have a great week and Happy Porch Party.
Celestina Marie

Pondside said...

What a pretty porch! I love your red door - it has to be my favorite colour for a door. I also have a soft spot for a yellow house, as my parents' house was yellow.

Cindy said...

Mimi, love your porch party blog. I realy felt as though I was invited and I felt so good being there. The swing is my favorit spot.

Willow said...

Your porch is so lovely and welcoming.Thank You.

Willow

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I feel right at home here Mimi Sue! I know we have talked about this before, but my house is yellow with black shutters and a red door too!

I love all of your touches on your porch - the ivy looks great hanging from that vintage birdcage stand.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Mimi Sue!What a nice porch! You have a gorgeous and restful place to relax
Happy Porch Party...

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You have such a lovely and patriotic front porch! The yellow with the red door is so up my alley.

Chiki Cottage said...

Mimi I adore your red door. The flags make the place so inviting. Thank you for inviting me to your porch party! Very enjoyable.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Oh I just sat down and had a lovely time this morning on your porch enjoying all your oldies, that I adore! love your fun antique colors you have used with your home...looking forward to sitting on someone elses porch!

heartrockshome.com said...

Absolutely lovely. I'd love to come and sit a bit.
Thanks for sharing.

Nana said...

Your porch looks absolutely darling. The all American porch.

I do the flag thing too. I just need to go get new ones.

Rhondi said...

Your porch is delightful! I love the white furniture against the yellow of your house and all the red accents. I do love a porch swing. Our porch isn't wide enough for one :(
thanks for joining the party!
Hugs, Rhondi

Aubrey said...

You porch is so perfect. You seriously found that milk box at DI?! I RARELY find cool stuff there. But then, I rarely go there because I hate trying to commandeer my kids away from the nasty toys. Note to self: brave the DI more. Anyway, it looks so cute and I'm impressed at how fast you made cushions for the swing--they look good.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love your porch! It is so comnfy and inviting. Love the yellow of your home too! Just beautiful with the touches of red!

Hugs,
Amy

Annie said...

It's like another room in the house! I love it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness Mimi Sue, all that preparation paid off. Your porch turned out beautiful!!! Isn't it funny that we both have white rockers, geraniums, red doors...no wonder I like you. : ) And planting the ivy on a birdcage stand is such a great idea!
Thank you for being willing to mention my 100th this week. Very kind. : )

Rue said...

Hi Mimi :)

Your porch is adorable! I love the color scheme of reds and yellows. That mister of yours is a wonderful gift giver with great taste ;)

rue

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Great porch, thanks for the tour! I am getting so many wonderful porch ideas today.

Beverly said...

I love the color of your home. I always admire yellow houses. They seem to say welcome to all. And, your red accents are perfect.

You have such wonderful accessories. I love everything.

Thank you for inviting me to your porch party.

bj said...

I love love love this beautiful porch..and your yellow house.
Thanks for sharing...come over and sit in MY new porch swing !! :o)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the color of your front door! Everything looks really pretty. We have the same problem with planting here in PA. Only I need to wait until Memorial Day and even then we had some cold nights and I lost a few things. What a great place to spend a warm summer day! Your porch is very welcoming!

Poppedijne said...

My husband would enjoy your porch very much.He is on the lookout for a nice rocking chair to spend his old age in! Would love the ones you have and I would like the porch.So both of us would be very happy on your porch.This is a truly nice porch.Love a visit from you too!

ellie said...

I love everything about your porch! the colors the plants and esp. how you decorated the goat cart with the hay and geranium and beehive. great job..

KarenHarveyCox said...

How I wish I had a garden swing on my porch. Your porch is beautiful and I just love the colors.

Karen

Stephanie said...

What a great porch. I love the colors. You have soooo many treasures!!

I enjoyed your Porch Party!

Joyce said...

Storybook perfect. I do not have a porch but your porch is the type I slow down my car and stare at and wish:) Beautiful!
Joyce

Lallee said...

I just had a fun time catching up on your blog. You've been busy growing grass, cruising to Victoria and seeing gorgeous gardens, and now you've spruced your porch up. It looks lovely and inviting! Happy summer!

paintinpatti said...

Everything is sooooo pretty! I love your yellow house and red door! I'm off to look around your other posts! Wheeeeeeeee!

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