February 1, 2012

Porch of theMonth ....February

Hello all and welcome back to Porch of the Month ... a monthly feature of inspiration for your porches! 

I've missed posting this feature for the past few months ... but I'm happy to share with you a sweet and romantic porch this time around. 

This month we will explore not only ONE but, THREE spaces in the "Blessings" household. That would be Polly and Steve {and family} of the "French Cupboard"an on-line shopping site and Polly's own blog "Counting your Blessings".

First up on the tour is the upstairs sleeping porch.
How sweet are these vintage apron 'curtains' hanging on a clothesline?
{all photos courtesy of homeowner}
Polly has creating the most charming space on the second floor ..... cheerful vintage country quilts mix with brightly painted old schoolhouse furniture ... a perfect place to nap high up in the tree tops.

I can imagine sleeping here all night listening to the crickets and feeling the summer breeze.
 Heading downstairs ..... behind the French doors you'll find the second sleeping porch or sunporch... actually this space that is located directly off the dining room has amazing light and is used most of the time as a creative haven for Polly and her family. It's also used as a staging area when Polly is getting ready to attend a large show to sell her romantic farm inspired wares.

A very special spot to design and test out new projects on antique and vintage mannequins !!
Wouldn't you love to play?
I know I would!

Notice the pretty paper garland used as a valence above the windows? Polly shares her tutorial HERE.

Creative spaces are tucked around each corner ....

... to work on pretties such as this sweet Valentine's tussy.
Even a space carved out to sew.....
And third, outside on the ground level ... how about a deck/porch made completely of pallets?
I hope Polly will share more of her pretty pallet porch this spring or summer ... until that time you can check out how she and Mr.Blessings did this project HERE.
I've enjoyed sharing the "Blessing's family" porches with you ... stop by and say hello to Polly and Steve and to spend some more time surrounded by their creative talent!

Love you two!!



  1. What great pics and wonderful ideas. I like the pallet porch. Who would ever thing of using pallets??? Love your blog. I'll be back.

  2. Love the porch and especially the apron curtains
    also that vintage mannequin is a great thing to own now days, I bid up to $175. once for one at an auction for one , didn't get it

  3. Great post. Love that porch. It is adorable with the aprons hanging up too. Very creative idea :)

  4. What a great feature!
    Love it all...going back for a second peek so I don't miss a single thing!

  5. Great porch....brings me back...

  6. Polly is such a talent. I love her little porch!


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