Thursday, May 20, 2010

front porches



When it’s a beautiful day like yesterday, we load up the SUV stroller (that’s what I call our two-seater stroller) and go for a long walk.

I say a long walk since it wouldn’t be worth loading up this thing for a short one!

Actually, this pic was taken on another day.  Notice the parade in the background which by the way is for a future post.  I’m just showing this pic now so you can see this humongous stroller! 

One of my favorite walks in our quaint little town is right down Main Street past historic homes oozing with character centuries old.  Today, I focused on front porches.



Love this RED Door!

front porch 5

front porch

And what about the vintage rocking horse?

front porch 2

I could while away the day on this charming white trimmed porch

or maybe just half a day…

front porch 3

and the other half on this one.

jack at the door



After spending a beautiful morning strolling, playing, and picnicking, we arrived on this front porch.  It’s not historic or characteristic, but as you can see, it’s pretty boy’s favorite.

There’s just no place like

home sweet home!



Anonymous said...

A front porch is a 'must have' for us. I say if you don't have one.... build one... and they will come. LOL

Seriously though, love the blue house with the red rockers. How inviting that is.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Such beautiful homes and porches which in our area are very scarce (the porches, LOL)

Your little guy is so precious!!!


Debby said...

I know what you mean about those huge strollers. When my daughter flies in to visit we always have a problem getting the stroller in the car. I personally like the umbroller style with the wobbly wheels. Stick a diaper in a pocket and a bottle in the other and off you go, hah.
I have been taking pictures of homes in my area for a post later. Great minds think alike, LOL.

Amy said...

That's one of my favorite things to do also is to look at front porches of older homes.

Stefanie said...

LOVE front porches! I once bought a calendar where every month was a different front porch and then I framed 6 of my faves and hung them around the house. Thanks for sharing--I love towns that have a Main Street like that!

Denise said...

I love that house (3rd pci) with the big tree in front and white porch, I wonder what they look like inside, gorgeous I'm sure :)
Have a great day.

Dolores said...

I see why you call the stroller a SUV...... that's a big one.

Your neighborhood is so quaint and lovely. Looks like the perfect place to take a long walk.

Your front porch is so pretty, especially with 'pretty boy'....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love seeing those old homes and glad so many have been kept up.

Robin said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL neighborhood! It looks like a perfect day for a stroll...even if you did have to push around the huge!


Robin :o)

Laura said...

What a fun outing- and beautiful porches along the way.

Is it hot there yet?

White Spray Paint

Laurie said...

I enjoyed the front porches and doors; favorites of mine to look at, too. We have an old home with a small front porch that I love to sit on. I think of it as the first sign of spring, when we can finally throw open the door and sit on the porch!
Blessings to you,

podso said...

What a sweet post. Enjoyed the photos, and you are right, there is no place like home!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you've touched my heart with those porches :) My very, very favorite thing is porches on homes. There's just something about the first impression. Thanks for sharing.

LDH said...

My favorite is the last photo ~ the most friendly and welcoming of all!

Sandy Michelle said...

Your blog is so lovely :)

Sandy xo

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

I just LOVE these porches so much. What town in Tennessee are they in? Our family is seriously thinking about moving out your way very soon.

I just adore these kinds of homes.

Your pictures of your son returning home choked me up. What a beautiful day for all of you!