When we first get to our Maine house, we take a quick look around to make sure all is as it should be. For the most part, everything is OK but for one place, the back porch.
The porch is bare but for the iron bench that is too heavy to carry down the stairs to the basement when we store everything for the winter. It can’t stay that way long because the porch is where we spend so much time.
For starters, the porch gives a grand view to Rockport Harbor which we love even on a foggy day.
It is where we sit to have coffee and enjoy beautiful morning light
or to take in the drama of an evening sunset.
The porch is where we observe the comings and goings of lobster boats. In short, first things first so lets get the porch furniture out of the basement, up the stairs and on the porch. Extra hands are appreciated!
First come the rockers where the hubby and I sit for all of the aforementioned or to play an afternoon game of gin.
The furniture is heavy, so we don’t bring it all up at once, but before the first round of guests, we will get one end of the porch organized for socializing. This year cute indoor/outdoor pillows from TJ Maxx add some color
as do pots of brightly colored flowers. Putting these together is a lot more fun to me than hauling heavy furniture!
Birdhouses and heart rocks, some of my favorite things, sit on a table in the corner. The heart rocks are a story unto themselves, and one day it is one I’ll have to share.
This cute little planter that I found at the nursery will tie right in with the birdhouses and maybe even attract a tweety bird to its branches.
All done, it’s time to sit and rock, admire our handiwork and indulge in an afternoon treat. It would be a pleasure to have you join us.
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