Whew! I've got one sparkling porch and one filthy, exhausted body! You see, I'm a little lackadaisical when it comes to prepping my outdoor spaces for winter. I hold on to every day of fall, refusing to believe that winter is going to come. So instead of facing the inevitable and getting the furniture put away while the weather still allows for somewhat comfortable chores, I wake up to a patio full of snow covered furniture. So I push all of the furniture closer to the center of the porch and hope for a warmer day to put a few things away. This last winter I actually managed to get most of the wicker furniture into the garage, but only because they were "extra" pieces that had landed on the porch after I brought them home from estate sales and needed to be put away for restoration anyway.
Our back porch needs some tender loving care - some of which will be relatively expensive and sweat inducing and take a little time. This is not the spring that these things are going to happen. So I tried to come up with a few things that would get us through "just one more summer."
Exactly 14 days ago my back porch looked like this:
and I blogged about all the things I was going to do to freshen it up for spring and summer. Well, I didn't get everything done. But I did get a lot done and now my back porch looks like this:
And because this all made me really tired and hungry, I'm going to bathe and eat dinner and leave you with a bunch of pictures. On another day I'll talk a little more about what I did.
And after I've bathed and eaten dinner, this is where I will be sitting - in that rocker on the left. Mister Quirky will be sitting in the rocker on the right. There will be two glasses of wine hanging out on that little table. I'm still working on what I will use to put my feet up on......
Make something wonderful today!
After we rest, we party so you will find us here....
French Country Cottage