Welcome to Grits and Glamour's
Porch and Patio Party!
Now, I realize the title of this meme may be misleading...
because any outdoor area is welcomed to join in this event.
Patios, Gardens, Pools, Playgrounds...
This is your chance to feature some favorite exterior spaces of your home.
For this month's Porch and Patio Party...I am showcasing some homes and porches
in my neighborhood.
I love houses. I love looking at houses. Architecture amazes me. I especially love our
neighborhood because the homes are
primarily custom-built, and I love all the varied styles.
I only concentrated on the homes which have front porches.
Most of the homes are built in the traditional style.
This home is so pretty from the road. Her outer landscaping is gorgous. Maybe I will
knock on her door one day and ask if she would mind if I feature her gardens for next
month's Porch and Patio Party.
In another month, her window boxes will be overflowing with blooms and color.
Although the porch of this home is not large in scale...
I love the double-arches that span the width of the porch.
All of the lots in this neighborhood are fairly large, and I love how this home is
beautifully surrounded by trees.
I can imagine long, lazy afternoons on this porch - watching the squirrels run and
play throughout the shade trees.
This home is still Under Construction....but oh my! Double porches. Makes my heart
This is our neighbor across the street. They sit out on their porch almost every
A Southern porch with white wicker doesn't get any better than this.
This home was built last year. I love the exterior colors.
What's better than white wicker rockers on a front porch...?
... a white wicker swing! Perfect!
This neighbor has a flare for decorating her porch during the holidays.
Lots of details...
Another newly built home. I am fascinated by the architecture of this home.
And now - I have saved the best two for last ...
(well, other than my own home, of course!) :-D
Isn't this the epitome of traditional style?
This home is breathtaking at night. It is lit up like an airport runway. LOL
(her husband is an electrician) ;-)
This is a sneak peak into their back yard. Just look at this tropical oasis.
And now for my fave...
The same couple who built and sold our home also built this home.
So, I think it only natural that if/when they ever sell this home that we also buy it.
I could finally change my name to Scarlett. ;-)
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of porches around my neighborhood. I look
forward to seeing everyone's posts and seeing all your outdoor spaces.
Just a few reminders....
Don't forget Tea Time Tuesday next week.
You are welcome to add the small logo to your sidebar.
Just a reminder that Marty is hosting a Cloche Party this Friday, over at
Finally, in case you missed the announcement over the weekend...start planning
your menu for
The Great Dollar Store Dinner Challenge.
Some have asked if Big Lots and other such stores count. Absolutely! And it doesn't
have to be a whole dinner, it can be a single dish...as long as its budget friendly.
If you are joining in this month's Porch and Patio Party, I ask that you do a
1) Please use the small or large Porch and Patio Party logo, as provided, so others will easily recognize you are particpating in this event.
2) Please link back to the host site, Grits and Glamour, so others may come back and see and visit all the particpants.
3) Please post your Permalink to Mr. Linky only after you have added your blog entry.
4) Thank you and Happy Porchin'.....Barb