Monday, December 7, 2009

Pictures of our front porch..and back...


This is our front porch. It faces the west so it takes all the wind and snow and rain. But when the weather is nice you will find our youngest sitting on our porch swing and we usually have a set of comfy chairs off to the side so I can read some magazines and enjoy chatting with her.
We searched for over 2 years to find a home that we loved. I really wanted an older home with lots of character and so that is what we search for. We are so blessed to have found the perfect home for our family...and now we even have our two new buildings that I posted about back in June of 08. We are blessed

It is almost dusk here...the days are getting much shorter. We are approaching the shortest day of the year so it gets dark very close to 4:30 but it does make for cozy evenings with the family. We are nice and toasty tonight but it is really cold...in the 20's now.

This is just a little Christmas cheer by our garage.

This old suitcase sits beside the back door ..what a greeting...lol


I think it might have been too dark for this picture but I liked the way the sky is so dark blue. You can't see it but it was snowing alittle when I snapped that picture.


This is the back porch where we actually spend more time than out front. Our grill sits out year around even when it is zero outside I grill most days..we just like the taste so much better and I don't mind putting my coat on to cook. lol



Our front porch from a little different angle...

This is Santas close up...he has weathered many a storm on our porch...but we still like him. I actually found him at a garage sale many years ago...what a steal he was.

Now you have seen the outside and the inside. I still have a few random pictures but after that I will have to move on to something more productive that just my decorating....now what will that be???? lol
I do hope you are taking the time to enjoy this season of giving. Please don't forget about those that are struggling in this season. If you can, lend a hand and a prayer. Be blessed dear friends.

14 comments:

Picket said...

Hey girl!!! Love it all! You got everything looking so pretty and welcoming....thanks so much for coming by...I found those falling gingerbread just by searching for falling objects...just go to my blog....right under the Elf yourself video on the right side click on the words Falling Objects and it will take you there...when you get to the site look to the left side and scroll down to Falling objects...then scroll down to the 'gingerbread men 2' it will give you the code to use..it's easy! Merry Christmas to you and yours girl!

Janet - underthewillow said...

What a cool lookin' house and an awesome porch! It's decorated perfectly too! Love it!

Janet

Mary said...

Great decorations! Your porch looks really festive for the season. We'd really like to share your photos of your porch on our site at http://www.front-porch-ideas-and-more.com/holiday-decorators.html. Our site visitors would love seeing how you decorated your porch and we'd gladly link back to your site in return.

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhh, I love your home. So beautiful xoxoxo Clarice

Gumbo Lily said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on your front porch. Pretty!

Jody

Pumpkin said...

OMG, I LOVE your house! I'm a sucker for farm houses with porches :o) Great decor.

Brigitte said...

I love your home ! So beautiful !!!
Brigitte from France !
http://boitedebiscotte.canalblog.com/

millerhomestead said...

You have a very lovely home. I like the colors you have on the outside. What year was your house built? We also had a very cold winter night last night. We huddled around our fire place and stayed cozy and warm. God bless, Jamie

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Dianntha! Sweetie, I absolutely love your beautiful cozy home. It is the perfect picture of what is in my mind as tradional Americana, and i love anything like that! You are indeed very blessed my sweet friend. Sweetie I'm having a give away so pop on over if you get a chance! Have a lovely day.....
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Linda said...

Hi Dianntha, Its been a long haul with all the boxes and unpacking. Thanks for stopping by. We are still in the country on a acre. We are in a small community and sit on the outskirts. Thats why you see a house in the picture accross from us. We have no neighbors to the west or to the north or to the south. You house looks so inviting with all your decorations.

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Doreen said...

Your home is lovely! Very welcoming and cozy!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day,
Doreen

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Your decorating is adorable and I love the warmth your home shows as you walk up to it! I love longjohns too. I have one pair left at the shop - big red ones. She peg board (shelf) is an antique that I found at a garage sale and it's about 6' long. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Dawn

Lili said...

Hi ya! I just loove your house.... I could spend hours looking at all your beautiful pics and dream of the cosiness there. You are an amazing decorator.
Thanks so much for sharing, Dianntha.
Enjoy the season! I am trying to. Lol!
HUgs!
Lili