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Friday, June 27, 2008


Summertime~ and livin' is easy.
I have been busy re-doing our back porch. I hope my decorating BF (blog-friends) will be proud! We picked up two new cozy chairs to replace the tall table and chairs that we had there before. Now we have a place out of the sun to relax and listen to the sound of the water fountain.

This will be my new favorite corner to chill out, read a book, and humm a little Gershwin.

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll fly to the sky.

Now if we could do something about this Alabama heat!

Y'all enjoy!



Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, that's pretty, girl! Love those chairs & I really love that zebra rug. I'm lovin' zebra these days. You did do good!

And this heat is killin' me too...hate it.


The Southern Mom said...

Love love love the rug! And it looks so cool and inviting!

Yeah, it's hot, but you know Alabama ain't gonna get any cooler!

Heather said...

There you go inspiring me!

PAT said...

Beautiful porch redo, Sandi! I love the chairs and the curtain. That zebra rug is calling my name!

It's very soggy here in eastern Missouri. Another levee broke this morning. The water is everywhere! We are 15 miles from the river, so our home is out of danger. We've had a reprieve from heat.

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

When is afternoon tea? I'd love to sit in that cozy spot with you and chat up the afternoon!

Mari said...

I love it! It looks like the perfect place to read and relax.

windycorner said...

That looks so nice. I love the curtain and the chairs do look comfy.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Rhoda~ Yea! I'm glad you approve!
Southern Mom~ we are in for a hot summer
Atl Girl~ Me? inspire YOU?
Pat~ I've been thinking about you... stay dry!
Brenda~ come join me for a glass of sweet tea
Mari & Holley~ Cozy and relaxing!

Mandie said...


I LOVE your space, it looks great. I am sure there will be many hours spent there with a great book in hand.

Justabeachkat said...

It looks wonderful! Love it all, especially the rug. I see the glass of red wine...yum.

Have a wonderful weekend. I'm so looking forward to seeing you Monday night and getting to meet Bill.


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Wow! Nice porch. Ahhhhh, the Bama heat. Nothing like it, eh? (I won't even start in on my misery with this Texas heat 'cause it just doesn't compare. Let me say one word: HUMIDITY).

I spent many a summer in Selma and Mobile with my grandparents and my aunt. But I was young and skinny then. I thought the heat and humidity was invigorating. Okay, so I was young and skinny and STUPID. But I digress....your porch looks wonderful enough to put up with that southern swelter. Good job!


Sally said...

I saw that fountain at Target and wanted to buy it so badly. Isn't it pretty? Your porch looks very inviting.

Unknown said...

Love what you have done here and I love the fountains. There is just something about the sound of water that is so nice.

wheresmymind said...

Where's the grill?? lol j/k

Naturegirl said...

Sandi just a great place to sit and relax and chill! Lovely choice!
Is centrepiece coming up soon?
I must send an entry!

Mary said...

I'd invite you to sit on my porch to cool off but it's in the 90's again so not much help!!! Your porch looks good though - and with that wonderful strawberry and cream dessert maybe it will cool down soon!
Enjoy the weekend.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Kat~ We'll see you Monday!
Kari~ we were all young, skinny, and stupid at one time.
Sally & Joan~ y'all aught to hear the bubbling water :-)
Where's the grill? around the corner!
Nature Girl~ I'm posting the centerpieces next week... send your's in!
Mary~ There are days that the 90's look good.

Gigi said...

You have a great eye for decorating Sandi! I love it. What a spot for coffee in the morning or a late night drink!

j said...

It looks FABULOUS! Love the black wicker.

I am losing my cherished front porch (due to a move) and getting a stoop. Ick. Stoop even sounds crummy. I have given my wicker to friends for them to enjoy. Maybe they will follow your lead and paint it black. Yours is great!


Kathy said...

Sandi, The back porch looks lovely, I really like those chairs, enjoy, have a sunny weekend, Kathy.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I am lovin' yall's aprons! Everyone needs a little sugar... hehe Susie H~

barb said...

Sandi I have awarded a special soul!!! Check it out

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

GiGi~ I'll make the coffee, you bring the cupcakes
Jennifer~ You are right. 'Stoop' just sounds awful!
Kathy~ It is sunny alright!
Susie~ glad you like the aprons... heck I'm glad someone is looking at the apron.
Doodles~ Thanks! I'm off to check it out.

Jill said...

Love it - especially that zebra rug.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty, Sandi! It looks as nice as a living room. I hope you are enjoying your cozy spot.
Stay cool!
Hugs, Pat in NY

Donna Kay said...

Sandi - love the porch - the chairs are really nice - looks so peaceful - I can just hear the waterfall!!
I have a standing oscilating fan on my porch and it does help some - really just blows around hot air - but you feel better anyway!!!

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