Monday, February 7, 2011

Dreaming of Summer Projects

It has been grey and gloomy here the past several days.  It is hard to take pictures inside my house when it is gloomy.

So I decided to start dreaming about some summer projects.

This is a picture of the back of my house.  I took this picture the day we bought the house.  There have been changes to the backyard...including the pergola that is under construction and my kitchen garden, since this photo was taken. 

See the single window on the porch to the left?  I would love to have a potting bench built somewhere around there.  I think I want it actually at the end of the porch, between the column and the house wall.


This one looks nice....
Welcome Home,
Penny

32 comments:

Pat said...

The potting bench sounds wonderful Penny.

I think J is dreaming too. I saw him with a seed catalog the other day.:-)

Angie said...

Great idea and you have the perfect back porch for it!

Pamela said...

Hi Penny!!
Your home is beautiful!!!
Love to see photos of it in the summer.
Pamela :)

Vee said...

Maybe even an "L" shaped nook...it'd be a great spot for a potting bench.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
I love to day dream too! I think the potting bench would look great under the window..
Me too, Me too I'm also addicted to decorating books..LOL
I hope you are feeling better!
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Mimi Sue said...

Somewhere on the internet there's a "pattern" for a potting bench made out of 2X4's. It was kind of cute. And not too hard to build. I need some summer dreaming too. Mimi

Pondside said...

That's a pretty bench - and I just know you'd have it looking just right.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, that would be a great place for one. I have been wanting one, too.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for letting us dream along with you! I can't wait for the final reveal of all of your backyard changes. And I'm sure a potting bench will be among them! :-)
Vanessa

Sarah said...

Penny, a potting bench would be perfect at the end of the porch. Mine is in our garage, and I find that I rarely use it other than for storing garden things. Good luck with the project. ~ Sarah

Donnie said...

That would be a lovely location for a potting bench. We left NC this morning and are finally back in Fl. Had a great time seeing family.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have always wanted a potting bench...I usually fill my pots on my grass...pretty hard on the knees and back! You have the perfect location though so I hope your wish comes true. Have a great week!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

A potting bench would be perfect. I finally have one and I love it...except it was built a little too high for me. You have the perfect spot picked out and I know you will love having a potting bench.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think that would look great in that spot on your front porch! It's nice to be daydreaming about Spring, isn't it? ~Hugs, Patti

Theanne... said...

A potting bench would be lovely right where you've picked!

Julie said...

Your home is lovely and that bench is so fun I'm sure it would look great on your porch. I'm looking forward to spring to get out in the yard and see some sunshine!

Kathleen Grace said...

That will make a pretty place to pot and display plants. I'm getting the itch for some flowers, and spring and green, and the feel of potting soil on my hands!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

The back of your house is so pretty, and that would be a wonderful place for a potting bench. Even though I am also longing for Spring, I love your header. That clittle bird house covered in snow is just so cute. laurie

My Carolina Kitchen said...

A potting bench would be lovely there Penny. You have such wonderful taste.
Sam

Beverly said...

Perfect idea and perfect location. I would love a potting bench outside, too.

see you there! said...

Dreaming of spring/summer is such a pleasure. I like the potting bench and think you have the perfect place for it. Hope to see one there this summer :-)

Darla

Donna said...

Oh, I think that's a fabulous idea! I like the one you chose in the photo.

I'm dreaming of summer too, everyday....

Hugs,
Donna

Naturegirl said...

Oh YES Penny! That potting table would do just fine for sure! Love the ideas you plan.
Here we had a bit of a freeze for a few days but no more...SUN is heating things up again to mid 70's!! Sending you some sunshine!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have a potting bench inside my detached garage as everything I plant must go in pots, so I need many bags of potting soil nearby. Your porch spot looks perfect!

Terri said...

I totally love potting benches and the one you like is so cute.

*Ulrike* said...

Looks like the perfect place to me!

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, what a cute bench.. something like that under that window would look lovely! It would be a feature in itself. Thanks so much for popping by my blog.. take care, Maryann

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yes,most necessary for gardeners...that would work.
Your home is HUGE !!! I bet you are enjoying it. It's loveely.

Rose

Adrienne said...

I love that potting bench. Think I need to show it to my sweetheart and leave lots of hints!
~Adrienne~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

ok..... I saw what would make the perfect potting bench at a consignment store Wednesday....it was black wrought iron. Very french country. It would also be a perfect summer serving bar too. :)

Val said...

Penny, your home is truly stunning!!!!

Mary said...

Go for it Penny - it would be the perfect spot close to your kitchen garden.
Mine sits on the front porch, more decorative and a place for birdhouses, china and bits and bobs! It's made from doors and window parts, bright lime green now peeling back to blue, quite quirky and one of the first items I bought when I discovered SuzAnna's Antiques years ago!


I just best K will build you a beauty!!