~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Monday, June 8, 2009

~My Back Porch and Yard Sale Finds~

Hi!!!
I haven't been on here since last Wednesday...I can't believe it, can you? I've been busy with this house and this weekends weather was so nice that we didn't do anything but relax, well Stush did paint the closet doors in the entry way and put them up:)

We did get the porch furniture out and I took a few pics, I'm not done yet but I guess it will get finished by the time summer officially gets here!
Here's my swing...my favorite place on the porch, I had a good time decorating it because I haven't been able to do much of that lately. I love to sit here and swing with a favorite book, it's always cooler out there and since we are trying to not put the AC on until we really have to it seems this is where you can find me. I bought the rug at Big Lots for $15.00 the last one and I love it, for some reason I can't stand the feeling of cement in my bare feet, it's a large rug so it does the job for me. This is a view from the swing side...I had every intention of spray painting the wicker black this year but I think I'm going to pass, I'll save it for next spring.lol I love the Boston ferns on the end of the porch, makes it look and feel cooler for some reason, to the left you can see my potting bench which I still need to tweak more.

I love this flag garland looks really neat when you look out the door from the living room. Stush is working on the pool as I type so I'll take more pics to show.

I have had this bench for a long time...it is really long and is painted a blue grey and I had stenciled barn red stars on it. I was always going to paint it another color but thank goodness I didn't! The basket on it I got at a yard sale Saturday for a $1.00, it has little legs on the bottom which I thought was neat.


As I mentioned I hit two yard sales Saturday, one on my way to pick up Alex at her other gramma's, I picked her up and we stopped. Alex had never been to a yard sale but boy she caught on right away... I looked at her one time and she was digging thur boxes like a real trooper.lol
At that yard sale I found an old rolling pin for .75 and the pink carrier for .50 for my craft things and toys for Alex of course!
The next yard sale was here in my town and the sign said "Nice Yard Sale" so I had to stop!
Two pictures frames for .50 a piece the basket in the upper left hand corner .50...the stenciled can for .50, I'll show a pic of what I did with that in my next post, two tin plates and the front one is a strainer type both were a $1.00 a piece! The muffin tin was just a $1.00 and I can see how some make their pantry cakes by using one of these muffin tins see the pattern?




I also found the kitchen gadgets at the top of the picture for .25 a piece they will go on my kitchen Christmas tree...old refrigerator jar .50...brown painted clothes pins tied with blue homespun .50 for all. The wood tray I think was a $1.00, I'm going to prim it up though.




In this next picture you can see the kitchen tools better and the homespun they are on I bought at the Country Store:)





I've been visiting blogs and everyone seems to be so happy summer is here, gardens are being planted and homes are getting a more Americana look to them, I'm glad it's here too?
Yesterday we were at Michele's swimming so I got a little to much sun but it was worth it love seeing them have a good time!
Now I have to get back to doing the rest of what I have to do today, I did get the laundry done and vacuumed the rooms as best I could what with everything all over the place, oh well it will get done eventually.
Have a great evening!







32 comments:

  1. Hi Rondell,
    Your porch looks FABULOUS! You give me inspiration-My porch is looking somewhat drab. I'm thinking of painting my swing red to match my front door- Then again I might wait till next spring too! LOL!
    Take Care,
    Robin~♥

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  2. That porch sure looks like a little piece of heaven to me, Rondell! Especially that swing ...

    Glad you're gearing up for summertime, my friend. Enjoy it!

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  3. Rondell, I am so jealous of your front porch and swing!! And the wicker furniture!! Wow you sure did get some awesome goodies at your garage sales!

    Tammy

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  4. Nothing better then a cute little prim porch to me. I love your porch and it looks so relaxing and inviting. Your GW finds are wonderful... you definitely found some great goodies!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  5. Rondell ~
    Love your porch ~ the swing would be a perfect place to sit and relax. What wonderful garage sale finds! Have a great week.
    Pam

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  6. Rondell, I love your porch. I like the wicker in the white. So fresh and inviting. Makes you want to sip a lemonade and get the 4th Sparklers out. Great job!. What a haul you made out and about. I bet you didn't spend a 20.00 bill in total. Can't wait to see what you do with it all. We're all waiting. Have a good week. *Sherie*

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  7. Rondell, it looks like you had a great tag sale weekend! Summer is Here Yea!

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  8. Oh my what treasures!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,Lisa

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  9. Love the porch Rondell, I could imagine settling on it with a book and a cup of tea:)

    I am loving the painting/staining that is going on as well. Make sure to take lots of 'after' pictures.

    Send me up some of your summer weather, its cold and rainy up here:(

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  10. Love your porch! I could so be there with a glass of sweet tea. I also love all your new goodies.

    Donna

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  11. Oh your porch looks so inviting Rondell...in fact, I think it's inviting me to come sit on that swing of yours! LOL!:) What a nice place to sit and just relax.
    Love your finds!
    Have a great week!

    hugs-Kath

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  12. oh girl I love your porch...perfect spot to unwind!
    You got some great goodies too!
    Beth

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  13. Your porch looks GREAT....so inviting! I love sitting on a swing with a glass of tea. You found some great yard sale items also.

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  14. I would love to hang on that beautiful porch with you! The rug adds such a warm cozy touch!!

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  15. Hi Rondell, LOVE those kitchen minis!

    ...oh, and your beautiful porch too!

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  16. Ooh, boy! I love all of your yard sale goodies!

    XXDenise

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  17. I sure wish I could come sit on that swing and get acquainted with a big, cold glass of ice tea! Your porch looks so relaxing and welcoming. Wish you could make it to Michigan too! Dawn

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  18. That swing looks very nice. How relaxing. Love all your finds too!

    Carey

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  19. It's a good thing I don't live near you! You might wake up one morning to see me rocking back and forth on that porch swing! Your whole porch looks so inviting! And great yard sales finds! ~~Annine

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  20. Your porch looks very inviting Rondell!....and you sure did find alot of great stuff!....have fun decorating! Janet

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  21. Rondell,

    Your porch looks wonderful....that swing would be a favorite spot for me too! It all looks so very inviting! The flag garland is perfect!

    You did really well on the yard sale finds. I haven't gotten into yard saling yet this year...I need to get into gear with it...I'm probably missing out on lots of good deals!

    Have a great week!
    Tammy

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  22. Krissie @ WinterwoodJune 8, 2009 at 10:52 PM

    your porch is truly lovely - and so summery while we have cold winter.... enjoy that swing!

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  23. What a relaxing porch! Love that flag garland.

    You sure got some bargains. I think that muffin tin is REALLY unique! What a pretty pattern it will make.

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  24. you got some awesome bargains..and I love your porch and that long bench..i would be in that swing too...;)

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  25. I LOVE your porch and that rug is perfect for it. I ENVY your potting bench, wish that I had one! Great yard sale finds and too funny about your granddaughter. I took my grandson to his first yard sale this year, he was not quite as "into" it, it is going to take years of training.
    Cathy

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  26. Looks great Rondell, so peaceful, I love my swing too! Enjoy!

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  27. Oh to have a porch like that - my dream!! Anyplace to get out of the sun when we are outside! It looks so welcoming - I'd love to sit there and have a glass of ice tea with you!!

    hugs, Linda

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  28. Hi Rondell,

    Your porch looks like a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the evening or an early morning.

    Looks like you hit pay dirt at the yard sales. Definately a lot of goodies there. You have inspired me to head over to the GW this morning. Maybe I'll get lucky today.

    Take Care,
    Debbie

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  29. I love your porch Rondell! Wish I had a swing like that. I love that flag garland.:-) I have a smaller version of it. Great yard sale finds too! Have a wonderful day!
    Janae

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  30. Love your porch, Rondell! Porches are my favorite place to be. Great finds too!

    Mandy

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  31. Looks like you scored,too. Awesome!! Have a super day. Julie

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  32. Love your back porch! The woods make it look like such a peaceful place to come and sit awhile! Becky

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Love to read each and everyone of your comments...thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit... your always welcome♥
Rondell