Monday, October 13, 2014

Curling Up on the Back Porch

Some of the best times spent
are on our back porch.

Warm fall days and cooler evenings find us here.


With a few little decor changes, the summertime gives way to the cozy fall days
spent here many mornings, afternoons and early evenings.
The porch has a vintage wood burner stove,
 I have carted this piece from house to house over many moves.

At the moment I have faux candles on timers inside the 
stove and in the evening it is so cozy.

On the stove top, I love to display a few pumpkins and gourds.


This is a vintage style metal teapot in the shape of a pumpkin.



I kept the summer pillows on the sofa.
The colors just worked with the bits of rust and orange.


I added a soft and cozy animal print throw to the mix.
It's ready to curl up with on a cool day or evening.


These two metal chairs from the 40's belonged to my parents.
They are in excellent condition and I treasure them.

It's the perfect spot to have coffee in the morning to greet the day.


The table here on the porch is the perfect spot for dinner outside when the temps allow.


The candles are faux and give a soft little glow in the evening.


Remember this French Flower Market bucket I created last spring?
Well recently when I trimmed my potato vine from another pot, I added the trimmings to
the dirt. Within a few days, it was thriving and has grown full and beautiful for the fall.


It also is giving a pretty show of blooms in a pretty purple pink tone.


Even a few leaves have turned colors for the fall.

This is the place we
Sit Long, Talk Much and Laugh Often.


Perfect fall days spent here with friends and family.
Making memories and enjoying the season.


Thank you for taking the time to visit today.
You know where I'll be
when I'm not painting.


Wishing you a beautiful fall day!



Celestina Marie



30 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your porch looks so lovely and adore that pumpkin teapot. We have been having so much rain we have not had time to enjoy the fall yet on our porch.

Sola Scriptura said...

Okay, I've come to the conclusion that I would like to live on your back porch. I hope that is alright with you ;)

Jan Tanis said...

Your porch is indeed a warm and cozy spot to sit and eat or have a cup of coffee. I love the Pumpkin Tea Pot!

Hugs,
Jan

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy life! Hugs, Valerie

Ginny said...

how beautiful, warm, cozy, inviting! I love big porches to sit and relax. Just stunning!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Looks like a very cozy place to relax! Dan's mother has a stove similar to that- she always calls it the Ben Franklin stove. I like the candles in it- cute idea! Love that metal pumpkin teapot!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Like others, I love that pumpkin teapot. What a beautiful place to sit and relax. Those metal chairs are a treasure, and so is the stove. What a good idea to put the candles inside. I should do that with my wood burning stove, since it's not quite cold enough for a fire. Great idea. Have a lovely day, Celeste!

Linda Walker said...

I love your comfy, cozy porch! Your autumn decorating is exquisite and you certainly know your way around photography and photo editing! Your photos are lovely!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Aaahhhh... that porch looks so inviting! I love that you have special memories having your parents furniture and the stove that's traveled the world :-) Everything is so beautiful Celeste. It's hot here today. Not fall like at all :-(
I hope you have a blessed week friend!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice porch area. and i love the metal teapot that's a pumpkin. :)

Art and Sand said...

Your porch is so welcoming.

And, I love that you have the old metal chairs from your parents.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celestina Maria, I love your name it is so lyrically memorable. Your porch offers hospitality galore... Your words "sit long, talk much, laugh often" says it all, it reveals the essence of you, which through every post I admire more and more.

I too have placed faux battery operated candles throughout our home, 5 hour timers, how did we add the softness and warmth years ago? Just one of the best inventions and honestly the same effect but tons safer :-)

Your pillows are lovely throughout the year providing tactile warmth ... Oh yes I would just love to spend time with you on your porch sharing much laughter.
xoxo,
Vera

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your porch looks like the perfect place to spend time in this fall.

Alessandra said...

Yourr porh looks gorgeous. I love the pumpkin teapot, very original
Kisses
Alessandra

Jasper's Cottage said...

Your porch looks cozy and inviting, the perfect place to enjoy a little solitude or a wonderful meal with entertaining company. I love those metal chairs!
xo jonni xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening, gentle and kind friend! I saw your post earlier from work on a break, but now that I'm home, I can savor my visit in your GORGEOUS patio!!!! Today is the first day where ALL the colors are in symphony. It is so orange, yellow and red out there, it is stunning.

Your brick on your home is very similar to ours! You keep up such a nice home and garden....thank you for each and every invite you send. LOVE!

Julie Marie said...

It's just perfect Celeste!... love your vintage stove, it must be so cozy at night sitting out there... I think I would sleep out there!... everything about your home is so welcoming and inviting... and your planter you trimmed looks gorgeous!... love these Fall days and nights!... xoxo... Julie Marie PS Happy Columbus Day!...

NanaDiana said...

That is so pretty! I love how warm and welcoming it is. I think we have the identical set of table and patio chairs! I love them and they are so comfortable and can be hosed off (if you have birds like we do).

Hope you are having a great week. xo Diana

Donna said...

Your porch is so pretty and inviting, Celestina! I can see why you love spending time there, especially now that the weather has cooled down for you! And that sweet potato vine is amazingly hearty! Hope you are having a great time thrifting:)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great place to sit, eat, have a drink or just talk. It is so welcoming. I love to sit out on my back patio and light the fireplace.
Love the pumpkin tea pot. Enjoy the the back porch.
Mary

Heaven's Walk said...

Cozy cozy cozy was all I could think of while reading your post and looking at your pictures, Celeste. What a charming and cozy space you've created! I can just imagine you both sitting out there with a glass of wine while the candles flicker in your fireplace. Love it!

oxo laurie

cynthia lee designs said...

Your porch is the perfect place to sit on a Fall day...so,pretty!! I'll be right over to visit you...LOL
hugs,
Cindy

Patty Wiles said...

Oh how wonderful to have a vintage wood burner on the porch! I would love to be able to curl up with my early evening cup of coffee and relax taking in the fall beauty and crisp fall air...

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a beautiful and peaceful outdoor room! I love the wood burning stove. Your touches of Autumn are so inviting! I adore your pillows and pumpkin centerpiece! This is lovely, Celeste!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Celeste. What a comfy place to relax in the fall or any time of year.
I have been away from blogland for about 3 months and slowly getting back to visiting. Hope to do a post of on these days.
Enjoy the fall!

Old Time Cindy said...

I hope you have the tea on. I'll be right over. ;)
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Okio B Designs said...

Your back porch is gorgeous!!!! I love that wood burning stove. I've wanted one forever. We had one growing up in my parents house and I remember curling up and reading a book, and staying nice and toasty. =)

Jeanine

Marcia Pilar said...

Stopped by to spin a tale or two in your beautiful back porch, my friend. If there's frequent laughter, I am definitely there. ;)
Hope you're off creating something gorgeous to inspire us with again. I have so much creative energy this time of year, but share a car with my husband so you can only imagine my Saturdays. ;)
Have a beautiful day.
xoxo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a cozy spot you've created for relaxing outdoors!

1CardCreator said...

What a cozy spot to curl up and relax! Your porch carries the same charm your interior designs do too. ~Diane

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..