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My Cozy Porch

This post was a Best Pick at Oh My Heartsie Girl's Wordless Wednesday!

We've been pretty busy with projects around here and I wanted to share the work that's been done on our little side porch.  I think it's my favorite spot in the whole cottage.  Last winter when the temperatures were in the 20's, this room was 75 degrees - just from the sun streaming through all those windows!

Here's a peek:


There are a few projects to tell you about, but, for now, I wanted to give you a view of whole room.  

Be sure to stop back to hear more about the walls, the rocker, the mirror....you get the idea!  

Happy Monday Everyone!  We'll talk soon!



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  1. I adore porches! They are such a great place to sit, relax, read a book, think about life, or to do nothing at all! Love the mirror!

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    1. Me, too, Benita! The mirror is one of my favorites!

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  2. Hi Ann, your porch looks inviting, I wish I could stop by and visit and have some tea!
    Thank you for sharing on the OHMHGWW this week, you are welcome to stop by every week!!!

    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Karren
    Lots of Hugs!

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    1. You are welcome anytime, Karren!

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  3. What a nice porch...and I am lovin' that gorgeous mirror.

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    1. I'll tell you all about the mirror soon, Thanks, bj!

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  4. What a beautiful porch... such a nice area to relax. :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you'll stop by again to see more!

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  5. Your porch is beautiful, Ann! and that mirror, gorgeous! Love to do some porch swinging (rocking), sit a spell, and catch up with dear friends!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I couldn't agree more!

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  6. That's a cozy, inviting space!Thanks for joining the Oh My Heartsie-Girl Wordless Wednesday!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  7. What a sweet space! I so wish that I had a covered suorch on my current house, lucky you!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!
    Karen

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  8. Thank you, Karen. You're welcome to come visit, anytime!

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  9. Have I missed the mirror post...???
    Your sweet cottage so reminds me of the first house Mr. Sweet and I bought right after we married. :)

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    1. No, it's coming! Yes, this cottage is the perfect size for 2 people.

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