On the Porch with Love of Home

My name is Susan and I’m so happy to be here at Southern Hospitality today!  I blog at Love of Home and my family lives in an over 100 year old farmhouse in NY state. Rhoda was kind enough to feature our home last year on Feature Friday,  so some of you might remember me.  I hope you enjoy seeing our front porch! You don't have to spend a lot of money to pretty things up.  I've been painting … [Read more...]

Creative Summer Entertaining in the Garden

Hi everyone! My name is Janet and I blog over at Shabbyfufu. I am really excited to be guest hosting today on my friend Rhoda's blog and thought that I'd tell you a little bit about me before I get started with the theme of today's post. I love to entertain and can do so outdoors for at least half the year living in South Florida. It's satisfying to my creative soul to set up … [Read more...]

Al Fresco Dining on the Porch

Dining al fresco is alway one of my favorite things to do and it's almost like food tastes better in the great outdoors.  Having a porch with a table is one of those small pleasures in life for me and I have eaten many meals on my porch since I moved in this house.  It's a great place to relax and enjoy dinner! Today, I'm joining a fun group of bloggers and we are sharing some tablescape ideas … [Read more...]

Light up the Night: Patio Style

How do you enjoy your outdoor living spaces and what can you add to make it even cozier?  It's been so nice to have a new patio in the backyard and that ugly space that I had was really transformed with the addition of this paver patio, that connects my back door to the screened porch.  Now it's one nice big space with a beautiful sofa and chairs.  I haven't had major parties out here yet, but we … [Read more...]

Feature Friday: BannockBurn 1878

Today's Feature Friday is such a fun one to see visually.  You all know I love historical homes and enjoy these type homes to tour and view in person.  Cynthia Weber is the interior designer and creative lady behind the blog, showcasing their beautiful 7 acre estate called BannockBurn 1878 in Ontario Canada, near Lake Huron. Before they purchased the home, it was established as a local B&B on … [Read more...]

Garden Bounty

The girls in our family have been down to New Orleans over the weekend, but before we left this happened.  Just wanted to share the garden bounty with all of you who so love to watch my mom and dad with their garden. Daddy always plants too much and they end up freezing or canning some of it.  Last week, it was corn. The corn was coming in so they picked it, shucked it and got it ready to … [Read more...]

Georgia Hydrangea Garden Tour 2016

I hope you enjoyed the tour of Ryan Gainey's Decatur garden yesterday.  We toured through several more gardens as well, so today I'm sharing some of those highlights.  I love gardens and admire those who plan and build a beautiful garden, whether it's the front yard or backyard.  It's always fun to get ideas on how to make a backyard special and inviting.  Landscaping makes such a difference in a … [Read more...]

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