Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On The Porch

Pretty sure I've blown out my knee - again-
So I'm sitting on the Porch
Trying to think Positive






Bought this guy from a street vendor for $3.oo when I was eight.
Bought it for my Dad. Don't know why I liked it then, or why I like it now.
He made the old barn wood frame and added some brackets
he had found on our property. He made it look special.
Dad brought it to me on one of his visits, after another bad diagnosis.
It is one of my cherished pieces.

Looking for me? I'm on the porch.

Please visit all the other White Wednesdays
over there at Faded Charm
hosted by Kathleen.

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34 comments:

clustres said...

I think my knee is blown too. Wish I could sit on your porch!

Victoria said...

What a darling little space that is, my knee is just fine but I'd love to come and sit in there anyway!!!

katie said...

The old man picture is wonderful.
Such a face.
Hope your knee is mendable without to much pain.

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful porch and I love that painting it has character. Take care of that knee they come in handy! Sending you good wishes!
Tina xo

erin said...

what tha??...my knee feels funny too! nothing a good blog party won't cure!! i'm getting ready for "genesis". wish i could be getting ready for your party on that porch!! that would cure anything that might be ailing me. those folk art angels look like theyre oozing good vibes...love the porch, sweety.

sissie said...

What a lovely porch and a lovely home.
The picture of the man sure adds some character and probably is a real conversation starter. I can't believe you have had it since you were eight!

Hope your knee gets better.

hugs
Sissie

Razmataz said...

I hope you haven't wrecked your knee.

Your porch is such an interestign place. You could open a shop you have so many lovely things and display them so amazingly.

Abby's Garden said...

Lovely post...hope your knee gets better real soon:)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

My whole body is blown...I'm coming over!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Old man Arthur is trying to steal my knees!! He can't have them just yet tho...Iam still using them!! LOL Take care of your knee!!

rustandruffles said...

Well if I had that porch....I never would get back up!!--LOL--hope the knee is okay!
Happy WW!
xojanis

rustandruffles said...

Well if I had that porch....I never would get back up!!--LOL--hope the knee is okay!
Happy WW!
xojanis

32˙North said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Amanda

June said...

Z, I'm sorry about your knee. I hope you get it healed quickly. What a rotten thing to happen this time of year. But, if I had to be sequestered anywhere, it would be on that beautiful porch of yours. Wow, what a lovely room. Is there anything you can't do? Every pictures shows so much beauty.
hugs

Faded Charm said...

So sorry your knee is bad, but I can't think of a better place to hang out if you had to. Your porch is wonderful. I love everything about it.

Hope you are felling better soon and take it easy.

Kathleen

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm lovin' this room, it has so much character. The settee with the slipcover is just wonderful. All the pieces just fit together amazingly.
xo,
Debra

Claire de Lune said...

What a great story about your Dad! Made my eyes burn....
What terrific spaces. I'm ready to move in. My knee is fine, but my soul needs soothing.

Debbie said...

Get out of here!! my knee is giving me fits! must be something in the water.
Your house belongs in a magazine!! It is absolutely amazing!!!!!! LOVE it, love it, love it.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Ro Magnolia said...

Hi, I just popped over from White Wednesday. I'm so sorry to hear about your knee, but you have an absolutely beautiful porch so I hope you are enjoying your time resting there! I am amazed that at 8 years old you were able to recognize the uniqueness of that painting! Such character on that old man's face, isn't there?

The Happy Homemaker said...

Marvelous picture, and I love that birdhouse and bureau beneath it, too!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hope Your knee will be fine ~ if you have to Rest, That Porch would be the PERFECT Place.... Love all the White & Love, Love, Love that Old Man Picture..... Very Special

Feel Better~ xox

Romeo said...

My knees are fine...all four of them....want to borrow two from me until you feel better? Of course that would mean I would have to come over to your porch.....looks like it's getting crowded over there.....lots of knee problems going around....maybe you should come over here....bring the porch ;)

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful place to have to be stuck at! Hope you feel better though ~ wish I could come sit a spell with you!

Candy said...

If ya got to have a bluesy day that porch is the place to run. Sorry, just a figure of speak, I know...the knee. But that porch is screaming comfort. And the old man WOW! even at eight you had your shabby eye looking for unique vintage.
Here's to happier times...soon ;-)

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

I'm so sorry about your knee, I hope you are 100% very soon! I did something 'fun' to my back so I really wish I could sit on your porch with you and we could recuperate together! Your porch is so BEAUTIFUL, really every last bit of it! I love that you bought that sweet picture for your dad when you were little and that he made it so special. I love it, I would have wanted it when I was 8 too, he just has that special of a face! Get well soon, Theresa

julie miller said...

What a wonderful porch~~It's better than my living room!! I hope your knee is better soon! Take care! Julie

Drawn to The Sea said...

Like a step back in time, what a wonderful place to dream & reflect. I love your beautiful porch.

~Julia

Miss Sandy said...

If I had a porch like that I would never leave it and I'd probably forget that I even had knees!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh dear Suzan, how on earth have I missed your wonderful white wednesday pictures until today? Well I blame it on a very busy week, but I am so happy to see and enjoy them now that I have time. Who does still need decorating magazines and books when one can look on your photos?

Your porch for sure is a dream come true!!!

It doesn't look like a porch really, it looks like a closed room more like a wintergarden/conservatory. Where is it open?

What a great family heirloom that fab picture of the old man is, love the story too *sigh*!

Now tell me that terrific house with the ballustrades is that really a bird house? Gosh it is so gorgeous!!! I never saw something alike, I'm amazed every time I see those fantastic bird houses of yours, my oh my what a fabulous collection!!!

Oh and how you hung all these linen and lace pieces on the wall is simply ingenius!!! I also love how you hung the stars on the knobs over that beautiful french doors and also how you used stars again for the curtain arrangement, ah it's all in the details!!! Love your angels too and the balls in that pretty bowl under the lamp and the white pumpkins in the basket!

The blinds in front of the windows, the checkered & ruffled beautiful sofa, the shabby white wooden box as a table with the glass cloche on top, it all looks just so awesome!!!

You rock Suzan and you are my interior decorator No. 1!!!

Sending you my best wishes for quick healing of your poor knee my friend!!!

Carola xoxo~

Jan said...

beautiful blog!

Finegan Antiques said...

Sorry about your knee. Hope it heals quickly.

I love your beautiful sanctuary! Very peaceful and soothing. Just the place to retreat to after a long hard day. You have a GREAT eye. I wish the picture of the man could talk. He looks very wise.
Feel better soon
Donna

gretchen said...

That's your porch?

damn.

and the print is amazing.

hipe you feel better!

Lynnae said...

I want to sit on your porch too. It's darling!

Catharina Maria said...

What a great place there !!
love ♥RINI♥ the Netherlands