Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Porch Parade

Mr. Squash reminded me this morning that I haven't had a post for a while. Between painting and worrying about Sophie with some yardwork inbetween, I just haven't had much to say. We've worked so very hard since we got here, that I think it was just time to slow down with everything!

The good news is that Sophie is doing really well on her new meds. That has taken a big load off our minds. I also finished painting the kitchen and fishing bathroom, but have been waiting for some good light to get pictures for you. The other good news is that we've decided to hire a painter to finish the rest of the house! It's so much work and a good painter can finish it in a fraction of the time it would take us! He came this morning to take measurements and will begin sometime next week!

I've really been admiring the great porches around our town, so I thought I would photograph some of them on my morning walk today! Also, stayed tuned as I'm going to have a giveaway soon!



This house below is a "wine guest house". You can rent the entire house for any of the many wine events the town holds, or for any other reason! The photo below this is a stained glass window on the side of the house that is a depiction of the front porch!





Even a small porch below (on this very large house) has been done with character!

Sitting porch below, sleeping porch above!

The house below is on the street directly behind the Squash House. It's a restoration in progress and truly incredible. The craftsmanship that has gone into the restoration is top notch! And...this one also has a sleeping porch above!

30 comments:

Jean M. said...

I just love porches... You took pictures of many and I enjoyed them all... Thanks... :)

Cindy said...

Thank you for the permitting us to feast our eyes on some specatular homes.

I LOVE looking at other homes. I grew up in a two-story older Victorian home and now live in a ranch-style home so I TRULY, TRULY appreciated the photos.

Darlene said...

Thank you for the tour of the wonderful porches. I love a nice porch. :-)

And, a thank you to Mr Squash for sending you to 'see' us. :-)

Take some time to enjoy your days, Candace. You're working way too hard. :-)

onlymehere said...

I really love porches on a house. I have a small one but nothing as fantastic as these or the stained glass picture of the front porch! Love it. How exciting to be able to turn the painting over to a professional. Painting is one of my LEAST favorite things to do to my house but I love it when it's done. It feels so crisp and fresh! This old body of mine just wears out to fast and hurts too long after painting, lol!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely porches - those make for a great walk. Such memories those porches must hold.

Stephanie said...

Mr. Creations would love the stained glass window. Lots of porch goodness. I'm ready to move. Lovely houses.

Quilt Hollow said...

Thank goodness you've hired a painter and now you can move on to some other FUN things!! I can name two quickly!! Hee!! Mr. Squash House is a good man for making sure you check in on house bloggets!
The area your living in has some gorgeous, gorgeous homes! Thank you for sharing as now I'm green with envy. Hugs!!

Julia said...

Best idea to hire a painter...painting is like moving house again, moving furniture and stuff..
I love porches...we call them Verandah's here..enjoy some time to yourself.
Julia ♥

Kim said...
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Kim said...

Happy to hear that Miss Sophie is doing better ~ a big scare to have her sick! Good move hiring the painter, too, it's not as easy as it looks and feels like it takes forever. Thanks for the porch tour ~ always love a good porch and some of them would be a great place to display a quilt.

SewCalGal said...

Good to hear from you and hear that Sophie is doing ok with her new meds.

I enjoyed the Porch Parade very much. Reminds me of when I was little and would visit my grandmother in the South. She had a beautiful porch that was fun to sit on in the hot summer evenings, and see neighbors out on walks who would pop by to say hi! Delightful!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Rannyjean said...

Glad Sophie is well and you are hiring someone to give you and Mr. Squash a well deserved hand. The favorite part of our house is the front porch! Thanks for sharing those in your area!

Jackie said...

I'm glad that Sophie is doing much better and that you hired a painter! Time to have some fun!

I love porches and porch weather!

Mel said...

What a wonderful post idea! I love seeing architecture from all over!

One day I hope to have a generous porch to quilt on!

AnnieO said...

Craftsman style houses have been my favorite ever since I can remember--my mom spent her teen years growing up in one and I was so sad when her mom and dad sold it and moved to the coast. Thanks for all the great pics--there are some real beauties that are obviously loved in your area.

Good idea of getting your painting jobs crossed off your list in two shakes with professional help!

Stephanie D. said...

I've always wanted to live in a home with a sleeping porch. I've threatened to put a cot out on the screened in back porch in the early summer and early autumn, because it is so wonderful to lie under a light blanket and listen to the crickets and locusts.

That curved front porch is very clever! And I love the stained glass window repeating the design.

In just a few months, we'll have our credit cards paid off and then I hope we can hire someone to paint the inside of our house. It has cathedral ceilings and is just a bit too much for me!

Ulla said...

I enjoyed seeing all those houses and porches. - It was a wise decision to let a professional finish the painting in your house. You can use your time for quilting instead!

Kaaren said...

Great news about Sophie. I've been thinking about you both and her. Whew!

Where's the snow? Everything looks so green! I'm so envious.

I think I could live in any one of those houses. I miss not having a front porch/verandah. Thanks for sharing a bit of your new neighborhood.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love all the porch pictures. I really miss having a front porch -- mostly my porch swing. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Hope you get a break from chores really soon!

*karendianne. said...

First, I'm happy to hear of Sophie's improvement. And then I'm thrilled to sit and stare at porches. Delightful. Great post, Candace. Love it. I happen to have a porch and I think... gee. I need to do something here. Focus on the inspiration as opposed to the slackin'...

Melanie said...

I suffer from porch envy not having one here. They are so useful but the houses here rarely have them as original.

Thanks for sharing so many pretty ones.

Sherri said...

I love the porch parade! Understand you must be so busy....good luck with all!

Anonymous said...

Love all of the lovely homes you shared with us..I could live in any one of them. I was thinking that perhaps painting was involved with your absence. Your posts are always such a refreshing part of my day and I can truly be patient. Glad to hear Miss Kitty is responding that is good news. The other good news is that you are having the painting done by someone else. Good for you and good for your back! Louise

pratima said...

So nice to know that Sophie is doing well. Your neighborhood has lovely porches :)

Pauline said...

love the porches...

Karen said...

I love a good porch! Thanks for sharing :)

Gran said...

I felt like I was on vacation in your town. You live in a beautiful neighbourhood. Take of you - have missed you - yet understand that your talent was needed elsewhere.

Carrie P. said...

I think every house needs a porch. They are so plain without one.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I love craftsman period homes. I have a big porch but my house is more colonial/victorian sorta. Anyway I would build a craftsman home in a minute, next time. Did I say that? I don't want to move!

Alison said...

WOW! this is really cool. If I have project in mind..I go here for inspiration.