~Come Sit On My Porch~



We returned from the lake Wednesday evening.

We’ll do a few projects, here at home, before returning to the lake next week.


One of our projects was the installation of a light fixture I purchased during our neighborhood garage sale, last weekend. If you recall, I traded two rugs for the lantern light fixture and a smaller fixture.


You can just make out the new back porch lantern, through the living room window.

J removed the ceiling fan and together we replaced it with the lantern light.  We are using a small fan on the porch and won’t miss the ceiling fan, at all.



We moved the round table, from our room, onto the porch. Originally purchased for the back porch, at a resale shop, we used it in our room over the past year.  It fits nicely beneath the lantern, leaving plenty of room.  We’ll bring a couple of ladder back chairs from the breakfast room, when we need them.

J, at about 6 feet tall, can walk under the lantern without hitting his head.


I set the table using odds and ends from around the house.






Happy weekend, everyone!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, I would love to just sit out on your porch. I love the addition of the lantern. Looks like it was always out there. Good thing you don't need the ceiling fan. I think I need 100 fans on our deck these days. I love your living room, too and the way your furniture is placed at the window. Have a great weekend.

Sherry said...

How beautiful! Love your "new to you" lantern. I also love your tablescape. You have the prettiest rooster!
Have a great week.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Beautiful color combination! I love your porch. Porches just make me want to grab a book and disappear. :)


Stephanie said...

I am so over the moon for your porch! The lantern looks beautiful there! I love how you fearlessly change things and move them around and repurpose them. Wonderful!

Martina said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL home Pat inside and out!! I love the new addition of the lantern,you certainly made your porch a lovely outside room!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Pat. It couldn't possibly be more perfect. Such a beautiful and inviting space. I can see you spending many wonderful hours and sharing many pleasant meals out there. And I've never seen your living room- it looks just as lovely
xoxo Pattie

gnee said...

You scored on the trade! Your new lantern is fabulous and looks so pretty from inside your room and outside on the porch. Enjoy the lake!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is so gorgeous Pat!
And the porch is just so charming!
I could sit there all day. And I love the new lantern, it has such a timeless appeal!

Patti said...

Elegant porch and love the new lamp.
I could never live in a house without a porch!
Great job.

Cindy said...

Your porch looks so welcoming, makes me want to walk right in and sit down for a spell. I love the new-to-you lantern, I'm looking for one like that. Have a great relaxing weekend.
Hugs, Cindy S

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Pat,
I love the lantern, it looks awesome on your porch and the table is perfect for under it.

Your home is lovely.


Blondie's Journal said...

I noticed the lantern right off, Pat. It looks like it's from Pottery Barn (and I mean that as a compliment). Your little tablescape is pretty on that cute table. I love casual way you set things up!

How I would love to come home from the lake mid~week. We have just started staying through Monday mornings, although we get up early and head for home. This makes me so look forward to when my husband retires.

Have a fantastic weekend, Pat! :-)


Claudia said...

What a gorgeous back porch you have, Pat! The lantern is just the right touch.


Sailing Simply said...

I love sitting on your porch, every chance I get! Beautiful new lantern, it looks so wonderful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The lantern is just perfect for your porch! And your table setting is lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! Love that light fixture! I need one like that for the bottom of my stairs. I wish I could vision things like you do. I am on my way to the "Nut House" trying to make simply decisions around here. To many other things going on I guess.
I always enjoy visiting your blog.
Have a great evening.

Lori Webster said...

How beautiful, Pat....the lantern is perfect!

Joy said...

Great lantern Pat! Everything looks so nice on your porch.

Carolyn said...

Pat, the lantern looks perfect on the porch, so pretty looking from the inside out. Beautiful table as well. That rooster caught my eye right off.
Even with a fan, it's too hot to sit on my porch these days. Have a good weekend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Pat, The light fixture looks wonderful on your porch. You have such a beautiful home, inside and outside.
xo, Sherry

Mimi said...

Your porch looks so warm and the new light fixture. And your tablescape!

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

And what a beautiful porch it is!
Loved the last post too Pat - time spent at the Lake looks like so much fun & the photo of you in your new Camaro is wonderful!

Catherine Holman said...

That's a pretty neat sign above the door to your porch!

Rose Mary said...

Hi Pat~I love the lantern light on your porch! I know you are going to enjoy having it out there and the table is just perfect to go under it.

I like you odds-n-ends table settings,too.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, your porch is so inviting. I love the new light. What a fun place to sit and chat.. love your table of put together things around the house.. hope all is well your way... hugs ~lynne~

Tammy518 said...

I would love to come sit on your porch with you. The cocky little rooster is so fun (pun intended!). Whether it's your porch at home or your balcony at the lake, you always come up with something wonderful.

xinex said...

I love the lantern, Pat. It looks very nice on your porch, just perfect. And I like the table there too with all the accessories...Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Pat! Oh, I love your living room! It's so gorgeous and comfy looking! The light fixture looks just perfect in there. Love your table too! I see a Rooster! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

sewingseeds4U said...

I love the way you can throw odds n ends together and have them look like a million bucks. Beautiful porch and living room.

kate said...

looks fab, doesn't look like any lake cottage I've ever been too!!!

Kris said...

Hi Pat - I love the setting and atmosphere of this area. So calm, relaxed and a wonderful place to be in early evening, morning or any time. Delightful, as always with lovely photos.

Adrienne said...

Oh, I wish I could come sit on your porch and have a good, long chat under your gorgeous new lantern. It's just right there. Your porch is so inviting - I wish I had a back porch. Think I'd better work on that thought and maybe I can add some touches to my patio that give it a porch feel. Everything here has to be rain-proof, especially this year!

La Bella Vie said...

Dear Pat,
hello, so nice to meet you thank you for becoming a follower on my humble blog.
So, as the saying goes: "where have you been all my life?" Your blog is wonderful! I love the layout, content and style and I especially love, your home so much so I wouldn't mind living in it myself, by husband may wonder where I went:)
I'm going to start following you as well just to come for a visit now and then and sit a spell on that porch!

Mary Lou said...

I love the lantern and the rooster.
Have fun at the lake,,,lucky you!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful! I just love how you have the different colors and textures together. They work so well!

Happy weekend,

Debbie @ said...

HI Pat! I have to say your back porch is one of my favorites. I just love how it feels. You have decorated it so feels homey, elegant, relaxing. I would love to sit there, drink coffee and visit with you. It is a perfect place.
I like the lantern...very nice.

W.C.Camp said...

Rooster and Safari chargers - Only you could pull that off and make it look PERFECT. Love the lamp too. Looks great on the porch!

Miss Janice said...

I would LOVE to come sit on your porch with you and J!!! Love the new lantern and the beautiful setting. I think you chose a great mix of dinnerware and love your placement of the flatware on the plates. I need that rooster is brick red!

prashant said...

love your living room, too and the way your furniture is placed at the window. Have a great weekend.
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Daisy Cottage said...

sheer heaven - your porch always warms my heart... the most inviting space and truly a reflection of its creator.

Happy Weekend to you to my friend!


Kathysue said...

Pat I love everything that you do. The lantern is perfect for your porch. When I read you just pulled together some things to set your table I thought to my self Pat never just has this adn thats she always has the perfect looking vignettes and alas YES you did!! Thank you for you thought provoking comment on my post about Commenting. I alway appreciate that you read my post and leave a comment and I always know it is genuine coming from YOU! Have a wonderful weekend, friend,Kathysue

Kathy said...

Your new lantern is fabulous Pat...You've inspired me to finally get one for the entryway on our front porch...I keep threatening...
Your porch is lovely...your table , dishes everything.
Love the self portrait!
Sounds like your enjoying the summer...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Pat, your new lantern looks wonderful out there! I just love that porch, it always looks so inviting.

I have been playing with my new camera this week, I'm putting up a post later today with some of my shots & talk about the camera. Nothing really special yet, but I'm having fun playing around with it so far & hope one day to get as good as YOU and Mo! :)

Our Complete Family said...

A girlfriend of mine in Belleville (our last duty assignment was Scott AFB) sent me your blog link. I am having so much fun reading it and looking at your lovely photo work! What a joy! Looking forward to popping back by soon! Les

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I would so love to come sit with you on your porch, Pat! I hope it's cooler there than it is here.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a beautiful porch, Pat! The lantern is just right, as are all the other interesting goodies I see around. Lots of inspiration there, as well as comfort! Linda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Pat, the lantern is the perfect touch on the porch! It adds so much charm to the already charming porch, and I love the way it looks from your l.r. window. Your "odds and ends" for table setting are wonderful! Love those square plates. I'd love to sit on this porch. laurie

The Muse said...

I am happy to arrive just in time from my life's journey, to be greeted so delightfully...your porch appears to open its arms with such warmth, Pat.
You have done a most pleasing job in the space. Indeed I am sure it will offer you many hours of comfort.
(those turquoise blue plates made me smile!)

Hope you have time to read "Supper's Ready" at the Prose blog. Your porch's hospitality seem to fit my blog post's memorable outlook :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love it, your home is so timeless and warm, I think you have done a great job with everything. I can't wait to see your bedroom projects. Now, I think I will go sit on that lovely porch for a spell...

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Pat, it is wonderful. I would love to sit on your porch.....all I need to do is hop on a plane. Ha.

Your home is so peaceful!

Barb ♥

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, the lantern is perfect and so is your tablescape. Great job!


Sheila :-)

Jeanne said...

I do love your porch Pat. what ever you do is always lovely. Once I have something in place I rarely move a thing. Your changes are always adding to your space in any room in your home. Beautiful in every way.
Hugs, Jeanne

Pamela said...

let me tell ya -- that is one thing I am extremely good at: porch sitting.

Do love the lantern!