Sunday, August 15, 2010

Porch Livin' on the Isle of Palms, SC

I found these old shutters in an antique store in Southport, NC for $12 each. I painted them 'Charleston Green' which is almost black.
This beach access path runs right beside our house.  The shutters give a little bit more privacy.
A little fish made from an old piece of fence greets you at the screen door.
The swing that my husband painted and hung is a favorite spot for all of us.
The ledges around the porch hold different treasures...beautiful conch shells...
pieces of drift wood...
and more beautiful shells.
The blue and cream ticking pillows are from Pottery Barn.  The little boat is my son's.
Some old buoys hang in another corner and add some color to the space.
The metal 'moon' between the shutters was found at a flea market.  South Carolinians will find anywhere to stick a palmetto tree or a moon (our state flag!) 
These rockers were painted white, as well as, the Adirondack chairs on the adjoining porch to portray a simple and fresh look.  Navy and white cushions are used on the porch and carry the color scheme from the family room.  
I just love a porch! 

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39 comments :

Mary Ellen said...

I bet you are enjoying lots of relaxing time out on your sweet porch these days!!

bee blessed
mary

It's me said...

What a beautiful porch........really nice pictures.......wishing you a happy new week......love Ria...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a wonderful porch. I love those shutters and there is nothing prettier than a black green. Our shutters and front door used to be that color. My parents had it on one of there homes and I just loved it. Thanks for sharing your space.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It's just looks so relaxing, what a special place you have made! Love the moon!

Rondell

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the colors, the peacefulness and the Carolinas!

Sarah said...

What a lovely porch. I'd love to spend time relaxing here. Also enjoyed seeing the cute craft idea below. ~ Sarah

Jennifer said...

Yelp! We find anywhere to put a palmetto tree!!! Your porch is amazing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love your porch too! laurie

Laura said...

What a relaxing spot.
I would never leave!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Julie said...

Oh my!... dreaming.....love your porch. Know you just enjoy it so much. Thanks for sharing it with us today. One day I WILL have a porch...course not at the beach, but I will keep dreaming... Enjoyed my visit...

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I could sit there for hours and just let inspiration hit me one and many times!

Natasha said...

That is my kind of spot! I love your gorgeous beachy decorations and that chair looks so comfy...pure bliss!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Robyn said...

OH my...that PORCH looks like HEAVEN! THanks for sharing on WW!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the entire thing. That porch is wonderful. I'm a porch kind of a gal. I love being on the porch. It is soothing to the soul in a way that is hard to define. It is just plain wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie
Great blog too!

Light and Voices said...

I would like to sit a spell with a glass of lemonade on your porch. It just looks so cozy.
Joyce M

Angela said...

What time do you want me to drop by?

Drawn to The Sea said...

You've taken me back to the porch of my childhood... I can hear the cicadas :-)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your coastal porch looks like a great place to relax. I love porches! I love to sit out on mine and listen to the birds in the morning and the cicadas in the evening.

~ Tracy

Mary said...

LOVE Porch Livin'! I adore Charleston Green and everything Charleston. Hope you have a nice week at IOP :-)

Rebecca said...

What a great beach porch-lots of wonderful touches and things displayed!

Eileen said...

I love it! From the blue ticking pillows right down to the little seashells. What a delight! Love the shutters too.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful porch. Looks so cool and relaxing. ~~Sherry~~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your porch is so lovely and inviting. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

What a great porch! Everything is perfect:)

Virginia said...

Looks so relaxing and serene...Love the swing. Blessings,
Virginia

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

It's like a dream....a good dream!

Staci J said...

It looks so inviting and just gorgeous! Can I come over:)
Visiting from justsewsassy.com

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

What a great porch! I would love to hang out on that wonderful swing!

ChRiS said...

i almost went and grabbed my book to read........what a relaxing spot i am a porch lover also

SHARON WOOD said...

I just love your porch...Isle of Palms...one of my favorite places to visit... alot

Rosie said...

What a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cool drink on a warm afternoon...smile on...Rosie

Terrell said...

FAAABULOUS, as always!!! Can I come over!? ha! Thank you so much for linking this up to my party at Frou Frou Decor!! Have a great weekend!!
~Terrell @ FFD~

The Paint Splash said...

Oh your porch is so beautiful. A beautiful place to spend a breezy evening. Have a Blessed week. Hope you will come by for a visit. Debbie

Tricia Rose said...

It all looks magical, especially the swing... so beachy!~

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Ooooh... SO lovely!! LOVE your peaceful porch!!We have friends who live on the water in Mt. Pleasant, & she has taken me thru Isle of Palms a few times... just for a visit. I now have a love affair with that place.
A good book, (Isle of Palms:) a glass of lemonade, your porch... Heaven!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Kristie! I'm finally getting around to checking out some of Kathleen's WW posts - and I'm loving your porch! I envy you living in SC, girl. Seeing those palm trees next to your house just warms my heart!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Denise said...

I swooned through this entire post! Should you discover someone swinging away on this porch one day, don't be concerned - it's just me! And - your ticking pillows are fabulous!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Porch livin' - easy, breezy fun! That's what it's all about.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Gorgeous porch! Love how fresh and light it is.

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