Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From My Life Around Here


I did some rearranging on our porch yesterday, painted the loveseat and the chair near the curtain, also.(Click twice to supersize the picture and you'll see the cute cat pillow--a yard sale find-- on the bed.)



I sit at this table on mornings and cool afternoons reading books and taking long pauses to watch the birds at the feeders. Lennon and McCartney lounge out here in the mornings after their breakfast.




I love this angle of my garden in the afternoons.



Yesterday the temperature was so perfect that I accomplished all sorts of things. Sixty-eight degrees! My idea of summer perfection.

At our last house, the songs of Glenn Miller were current faire. His songs fit our walls perfectly and spun on my record player like they were created for our home's theme music. But here at this old farmhouse? Oh, it's Andy Williams all the way. His songs waft all echo-ey from upstairs as though they were written for this time, this place. Songs especially from the album where you'll find this one:



Which singer(s) best supplies the theme music for your home?



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you got that done so fast! It looks GREAT! I love the idea of a bed out there. I would never have thought of that.

Kim said...

Your house is like your blog, like you I guess :)
Calm and lovely and charming and serene.

How jealous am I that it was 65 degrees?! As I sat in my 87 degree house waiting for the power to be turned back on...

Jen said...

I'm sitting here in jealousy!!! I found your blog from Paige over at Paradise Valley and you have the most beautiful home and garden! What a beautiful place to read and write at any time of the day!!!

I wish I had something like that!! Beautiful!

I made your 70th follower!! Congrats!! :)

Debbie V. said...

Debra,
I didn't know you had a sleeping porch - what a luxury. I like windows up, blinds open or up, and yes, Andy Williams. I've had his Moon River album since I was about 16. Perry Como, Nat King Cole...you name it.

debi said...

Andy Williams :)
How many times did I come home from school and walk through the door to hear Andy Williams crooning on my moms Hi Fi.....such fond memories.
I love your porch...it is as magical as the rest of your home....makes me want to come and just come and hang out and visit and read with you.

Sara said...

ooh, i call dibs on the porch bed when i come over! music? probably good old gospel. :)

Pearl said...

Debra your porch is so inviting and lovely. The bed is beautiful and all your yard sale finds are great. It's like a scene from another era, I love that.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a great color choice, Debra. And how lovely your garden looks.

Debra said...

Oh, I loved each of your comments so much! Thanks for sharing your compliments and thoughts and your Andy Williams memories, and well, everything. And Debbie--yes, I really wanted to make it a sleeping porch and was especially inspired by the book, Carney's House Party, to do that. Sara--come over anytime and you can sleep in that bed. Pearl--thanks for saying it looks like it's from a different era (that's what I'm going for regarding the whole house, but I'm never sure if it gets there.)Debi--thanks for saying it looks magical. That's the other look I'm going for. :) Jen--so nice to meet you and thanks for helping me reach 70 followers! Kim--87 degrees is way, way too hot for inside a house! I start whining when ours reaches 78. :)

Thanks again, Everyone... Blessings, Debra

Ria said...

Love your porch, Debra! It is great!......
Any song will do......any songs.....:)))