Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Whispering Pines

I wanted to share a few photos of our summer porches here in the Smoky Mountains. We have had lots of rain. Did I mention we have had lots of rain? 


This sign was on my great grandfather's house just across the creek.

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There haven't been many changes here...


For the full porch tour from last summer, click HERE.


This has been my spot for morning coffee this summer. I just love when the fog rolls in through the trees here...


Looking toward the old home place and the 100-year-old garage...






Now for a few sunny shots...you will notice I painted the red stripes grey. I could not handle the red on the posts, although I love it on the doors. 



Every day I go out to have my morning cup of coffee and thank God that I am here and for all the  blessings in my life. 

I am also very thankful for two wonderful people, Mary and Dave over at Front Porch Ideas who have featured our porches on their site. You can check out the feature HERE.

They will also be featuring my Pumpkin Cheesecake this fall in an ideabook, so I will let you know when it is out. 

Thanks for stopping by!! I honestly am so excited to show you my kitchen makeover, but I need some pink tea towels to finish it off:-)

Anita

I'll be linking up with Kim at Wow Us Wednesdays


21 comments:

  1. I've always loved your porch (your whole house!). It looks so serene and tranquil where you live. Love the rugs on the porch. xo

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  2. Anita you have fabulous porches and the sign that was your Great Grandfather's sign is just perfect!

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  3. So Beautiful!! I Love the photos, especially the ones with the fog! It looks so Peaceful and relaxing there. And I LOVE the Whispering Pines sign hanging on your Porch. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  4. Your porch is just beautiful. Lovely landscaping too! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Anita, I love that sign. Your landscaping is looking so good.

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  6. I love your beautiful porches in the foggy rain and the sunshine. The Whispering Pines sign is wonderful. I can't wait to see the new look of your kitchen! We really need some rain here and got a bit today but not enough to fill the wells. Blessings, Pamela

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  7. Beautiful yard and porch! Good luck with the kitchen!
    Blessings ~Sara

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  8. Beautiful! LOVE the fog shots .. it makes everything look so dreamy.
    We have Boston ferns on our front porch, too -- but our setting is not nearly as peaceful and beautiful as yours. Also .. this reminds me that I need to go and water and trim them.

    Gorgeous post, thanks!
    Cass

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  9. So gorgeous! Makes me want to move out your way even more! I can't complain, though...and I, like you, go outside everyday and sit on the steps of my deck and thank God for all the beauty that we're surrounded by and for all our blessings!

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  10. That is just a piece of heaven. I love the fog too. What a perfect spot for contemplating all that God has given us! Lovely!!!

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  11. Your photographs taken in the fog are stunning...your porches are so dreamy, I can't imagine how wonderful it must be to have coffee there in the mornings. You are indeed blessed! I'm looking forward to your kitchen reveal... and congratulations on your features! This was a beautiful post!

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  12. Your pictures of the fog make me yearn for fall. That's when we usually have fog here in Colorado. Thanks for stopping by to visit me at Heart Song. I'll look forward to seeing your kitchen!♥♫

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  13. I mean it very sincerely when I say that this looks like a dream to me. I just love it, every single solitary thing about it.

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  14. Dreamy and beautiful Anita! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  15. I just LOVE your porch! It is gorgeous. I love the sone and wood pillars especially and the SIZE of the pirch. I have seen it featured and you deserve it. I finally got a new computer so your posts are loading now, thank goodness!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  16. Anita, this is Mary at Front Porch Ideas and More. Dave and I really like this post about your summer porch and truly appreciate the shout-out you gave to our site. Thank you. It is a blessing to get to know you. ---Mary

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  17. Hi Anita, I know I have said it before, but truly you live in God's country. It is filled with His Blessings and Love for you.....you and family are such respectful and wonderful caretakers of this amazing homestead.....breathtaking....I am so happy for you to raise your family in such a beautiful area of our USA....thanks for sharing the lovely landscape. The sign is the Best!

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  18. Anita your porch is gorgeous and it is truly beautiful where you live. I feel so close to God when I am enjoying the beauty of nature. I bet you spend some time on that beautiful porch this summer.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful home. Stunning pictures. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  20. Seriously loving how much you pay homage to the past. You are very blessed to live in such a beautiful area. what a way to have your morning coffee. Something most would only dream about.

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