Saturday, June 30, 2012

4th of July on the Front Porch

FYI- forgive my use of Southernisms. I tried to make corrections where I could.
 There are two things every Southerner wants- A big pitcher  of sweet tea and a big ole front poach porch.
A poach porch to shoot the breeze on , eat our supper on and take naps on. You see, that's just what us Southerners do. In fact we caint figure out why people don't just live on their porch.
See, in my family, we like to entertain and more then
 likely it will be outside on the poach. We built this house for that very reason. So this year, I reckon the 4th is on the porch.
Most of our friends will walk on over from somewhere down yonder the road and find a seat to just sit... and sit, which is not really a problem cause every  Southern porch should have plenty of seats.
 With big comfy cushion and pillows-  but you wanna make sure they aint to comfy or they won't go home!

This is an example of the conversation you might hear on a Southern Porch
" Did ya'll hear about lil Johnny causing a ruckus down over at Stans place last evening"? or maybe this 
 "Yall young'ns stop a-carryin on so we cain't hear each other talk." 
Or when my neighbor asks  
"How'd all them dadburned "junebugs" git on your rose bushes?"
 And then there's the little extras that help us to celebrate Independence day, like these little pin wheels tucked inside a mason jar
or a stash of sparklers for the kids, although locals around this part prefer to set off dynamite as firecrackers instead
And goodness gracious, don't forget to serve the sweet tea. It's kinda like the law around here to drink your tea out of a chilled mason jar
 Although in a town of 500, chances are the one and only police officer ( aka- po-po) is sitting right next to you drinking his sweet tea too!
  Most important is to celebrate our country's independence and enjoy the day with your family and friends on wherever your front porch is!

 PS- you can find my Burlap summer wreath tutorial  here and my Stars and Stripe pillow here



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40 comments:

  1. This post made me laugh. Love your front porch... so festive and pretty. Glad you're "fixin" to enjoy it! :-)

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  2. Gorgeous front porch! Hope all o' y'all have a great 4th of July!

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  3. Hahaha! I can picture you drinking your sweet tea with the po-po right now!! Great poach! Totally pinning and sharing.

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  4. What a fabulous front porch and those little touches are fabulous! I am in love with the pinwheels! I love the humor (that is coming from a Northerner : ) LOL!!! made me smile! even though i drink my iced tea with no sugar (i know -- i think it is against the law in about 29 states) i would still love to share a glass with you on your grand porch! hugs and happy 4th to you and yours!

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  5. Love your porch and the post. Both are perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Me and my famdamily are heading out for some sweet tea on your lovely poach Miss Laura.

    Bliss

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  7. Dangnabit, this here porch would knock a junebug out!
    Kelly

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  8. Yep...that is a fine Southern poach! Love the decor. I am a die hard poach sitter but with the temp of 109 yesterday I whimped out, so I was glad to be able to sip my sweet tea and enjoy yours :) Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I'm so digging that poach ... and if I lived in your town of 500 you could be sure that I'd be settled in and sipping some of that sweet tea talking about what Billy Bob did the night before ...

    :)

    Linda

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  10. I'm heading up from my South Florida home (which is definitely not a Southern town) to spend the 4th on your poach. That seems more my speed than the craziness down here. I seriously love that porch.

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  11. Laura, you're a talkin' my language girl. Wish I had that purty porch.
    Brenda

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  12. *sigh* I wish I had a poach. Not a big sweet tea drinker, but I kin make some mint juleps. Or I can brang some o' Jim-Bob's shaan with me. He makes it outta peaches. Gotta still up at Grandaddy's place.

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  13. Wishing you and your family a very happy 4th of July :O) I wish I was there to celebrate on your poach :O)

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  14. Happy 4th y'all!! Love your porch :)
    Debbie

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  15. Laura...your Southern Porch is truly one that anyone could just walk up to and "sit a spell"...It is gorgeous and love all the patriotic touches for the 4th, especially that flag pillow you made!...Now, I'll have that sweet tea with lemon please!

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  16. That porch is definitely a cause for celebration all on it's own. It is pretty dang fabulous. I think you have the porch thing perfected!!!!

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  17. That is for sure a 4th of July poach!! Bring on the sweet tea!!

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  18. Girl, I love you and your "poach"... someday, we're going to share a cocktail on that there poach. Just sayin'... :-)
    xo Heidi

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  19. your home is SO adorable! love the porch! where do you live?

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  20. i think I was meant to have been born, or at least lived in the South. Love front porches, yours included. Nice to stop by and visit. You are now invited to stop by my northern porch--I'll have the sweet tea ready. :) ~Zuni

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  21. so funny! your front porch looks really good! ya'll behave now!

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  22. Loved this post, Laura. We'ins love our poach too...My husband always says he built the porch...the house just came with the plans.
    Enjoy your 4th.
    ~betty

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  23. What a wonderful front porch, now if we could only celebrate the July Fourth in the fall it would be great! Love your pillows and red touches! LEzlee

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  24. Ohhhh I LOVE your front porch! Love love love! I could so sit out there all day long and just enjoy! Such an inspiration! And oohhh I haven't seen pin wheels in a LONG time... how fun!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  25. I'd be perfectly happy sitting on your porch with ya'll drinking tea and watching the world go by, Laura! What a sweet place you created!

    xoxo laurie

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  26. What a beautiful porch (and cute post!) It looks so cool and relaxing; I'm sure I could take a short snooze there after I finish my tea...

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  27. What a gorgeous porch and witty post! From another Southern gal "Yawl have a terrific 4th of July"!

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  28. I got a kick out of this post. Living in Texas (and previously in Florida and Mississippi) I know well that tea just tastes better in a mason jar. In fact, that's all we drink out of.

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  29. If I had a front poach as nice as yours I would be enjoying it.

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  30. Our former home was perfect to have a wide front porch and if we had stayed there, that was the plan. Your 'poach' is wonderful. I hope your are sitting there right now with some lemonade and good friends.

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  31. Wow. Your front porch is amazing. If I lived in your town, I'd be sittin on your porch too!

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  32. This is so cute! I love it! I hope you will link it up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is summer outdoor decorating and parties.
    Come on over and you just might win or be featured.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  33. You have a wonderful and very inviting front porch. There is nothing like a wonderful old large porch.
    Sandy

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  34. What a charming post and what a lovely porch you have! I would die for a porch like that!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  35. LOL! Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the evenings. ;) Beautiful porch, Laura!

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  36. I dream about having a porch like that. LOVE!

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  37. Your home is beautiful Laura...such a treat to take these tours! Happy Memorial Day! XO

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  38. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! ;)

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  39. Aw, I love this!! I've had those very conversations myself!! I'll think of you having a dandy of a time on your poach while I'm chillin on mine! Happy 4th!~~Angela

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  40. WOW my friend...the porch is looking awesome in all of its red white and blue glory!!!! love it...and some day I will sip my first glass of Southern Sweet Tea there ; ) hugs...

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