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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Rest of the Porch

I cannot even begin to thank you all properly for all of yours prayers for little Miss Lorelei! Friday was one of the longest days of my life and as I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital and reading comment after comment from you all on my phone it brought me to tears and it was such a comfort knowing that not only was our whole family praying for her that day but so many people we have never even met before were as well. She did wonderfully and although we did have to spend the night on Friday she was able to be discharged on Saturday and we got home in time to attend the beautiful wedding of our friends, Ben and Lisa! Now we just have to wait one to two weeks for the pathology report to come back but her surgeon said she felt confident that the tissue she removed was benign. I will let you all know once we hear something. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart!  There are no words to express how grateful I am!

Now onto some decorating! Here is the other side of the porch. Because this was a slow process that I started almost a month ago it looks pretty "springy". I think in a couple more weeks I will remove all of the eggs and add a few more pops of color out there to help it look a little more "summery". When I do I will post some more photos. For now, though, here is what the other side of our porch looks like:


* Although I prefer vases filled with fresh flowers or branches with blossoms - like dogwoods, or cherry blossoms - vases filled with tree branches work too - and they are free!  I didn't have time to head to Trader Joe's to pick up some fresh flowers like I had planned before I photographed the porch so I just went out to the woods and cut some branches down.





I recovered the cushions and pillows a few weeks ago.




I love these little cups and saucers from Burdick's 
(a gift from my sister and brother-in-law quite a few years ago)!





This moss letter was even easier than the other ones I showed you a while back
I have a tutorial for this that I will post later this week.



And if you haven't seen photos of the other side of the porch with the daybed and table you can click here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and again thank you, thank you, thank you!
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63 comments:

  1. Jennifer, so glad to hear that Lola is recuperating! I have had her in my prayers. Beautiful porch! I would love to have a covered porch to sit on, especially in the rain! Very nice.

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  2. Yay! So happy the surgery went well. I can't imagine how tough that must have been.

    Your patio is lovely- what a great space to relax and unwind in!

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  3. Sounds like very good news for your family. Your porch is stunning!! I am very anxious to read the tutorial for the moss letter, I would love to make one! Sue

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  4. Im so glad the everything went well on Friday! You've had certainly been in my thoughts.

    The porch is gorgeous! What a nice place to have some tea or coffee in the morning!

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  5. Jennifer, so glad to hear that you guys are home, Still praying for Lola. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day...Oh and your patio looks amazing..I could sit there all day

    Pattie

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  6. My thoughts & prayers are with your family & Lola during her recovery! Absolutely lovely porch! :) Beth

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  7. I'm so glad that everything went well with the surgery. I'm sure you're glad it's behind you. Your porch is so welcoming and inviting. I just want to spend an afternoon with a glass of lemonade there!Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Praying for Lola. Your porch is lovely!

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  9. Beautiful porch! Mine is very similar to yours (as in the space, not the decor. I WISH mine was decorated as lovely as that). Is it screened? Mine is screened and I find we get a lot of moisture in there.

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  10. Jennifer I am so happy to hear that things went well for Lola and I know God is watching over her! Your porch looks beautiful!! Have a great week, Martina

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  11. jennifer...prayers continue for lola...the porch is lovely. blessings to you all. -k.

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  12. Still keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May sweet Lola be blessed with nothing but a speedy recovery! I love this porch decor and cannot wait for a letter tutorial! I have been wanting to make some from the first one you made, but they're always out the letter I need, ha! All the best to you and yours!!
    Terrell

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  13. You and your family were very much in my thoughts and prayers this weekend. Am so glad everything went well on Friday with Miss Lola Wren. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Your porch is just beautiful - so wish I had a screened in porch. Can't wait to see the moss tutorial - hope you will let us know where you found such a big letter. Love it! :)

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  14. Such wonderful news, thoughts and prayers still coming from our family. The porch looks so comfortable and inviting. I can see your family eating a lovely meal or taking a wonderful nap out there. Beautiful!

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  15. So glad to hear sweet Lola Wren came through her surgery safe. Continued prayers for your precious family.

    XOXO!
    Judy

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  16. Such a great idea to use tree branches! It looks lovely

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  17. Your porch looks just beautiful, you are so talented. So glad to hear that you made it through the weekend.
    Your sweet porch makes me want to get to work on our porch, but there is a kitchen range sitting out there that I can't convince my husband to sell.
    Hugs and prayers, Cindy

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  18. Jennifer, I am so happy that all went well and that you guys were home so quickly. I will continue to hold you guys and litttle Lola Wren up in prayer. Love the porch!

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  19. Prayer works! So happy for you and your family!

    Love your porch and especially the moss covered H!

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  20. Your porch is stunning and all of your decorations are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Thrilled to hear that all went well with Lorelei. Your porch looks beautiful and the branches are so fresh!

    ~Alison

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  22. Glad to hear that everything went well with Lorelei. There's no way to explain how it feels for your baby to go through surgery, unless you've been through it before. My best friend's son was born at 24 weeks gestation, and has had over 60 surgeries-can you imagine??? He's now almost 5 and the sweetest boy every (although he has many many health issues).
    On to the porch...Love it! I am moving to a home with a sunroom and I can't wait to decorate it! I'm thinking I'll need some fleur pillows of my own, once you reopen your shop =)
    Take care and lots of love to your babies!

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  23. Joy fills my heart to hear about Lorelei. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Adore your style. Feels like home.

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  24. FABULOUS! Love the painted chairs because I still have them in brown in storage. Love the armoire, the walls the table vignette....everything!

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  25. I am so happy that little Lola is home!
    Thank you for the photos of your beautiful porch! It is so bright and lovely and the pops of blue are so fresh! What a wonderful place to relax in. Although I imagine you don't get much rest these days with a newborn and an active little girl! :)

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  26. Hi I'm so glad that everything went well with the surgery.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Your porch it so beautiful....
    Blessings
    Isora

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  27. Your porch is beautiful, but even more so is the fact that your sweet little girl is ok! That had to be the best Mother's Day gift ever!

    Kat :)

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  28. how scary for you!!!! I am so glad she is home!!! take care

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  29. I am so thrilled to hear the surgery went well! I will continue to pray for your family. Remember that Our Father is holding Lorelei, you, and the rest of your family safely in his hands :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Shelley

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  30. Lovely, just simply lovely - thanks for sharing!

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  31. Awesome news about Lola.

    I'm new to your blog. Is this porch a sunroom or a screened in porch? How do you keep the moisture and rain from ruining your pretty stuff?

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  32. Love the H. What a great idea. I am so glad you are home. We are praying for your little one.

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  33. I'm so glad the op went well. Hope little Lola is recovering well.

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  34. Your screened porch is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for continuing to bring so much joy to us through your blog, even during such a stressful time for your family. However, such great news to hear baby Lola is recovering and all the family is doing well. Prays still going out for Lola and your family.

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  35. Jennifer, I just read about dear little Lola Wren! I am praying for her. That is a wonderful thing about God, he is outside of time, so my prayer could be included with all the others for your precious little girl.
    I will continue to pray for the best outcome and for Lola to grow in "stature and wisdom and favor before God and men."

    Your porch is beautiful. Inviting and crisp! I love the chocolate cups filled with speckled eggs!
    Yvonne

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  36. the porch is gorgeous, as we all knew it would be! i'm so envious of such a beautiful outdoor space without the bugs and rain to worry about. lucky lucky you. :)

    as for Lola Wren... thank GOD she did great and you and hubby made it through with the strength of God on your side. and, a wedding the next day?! so so happy everyone seems to be doing well, but i will continue to pray the results come back as great news.

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  37. I am just now seeing this and my heart breaks for you. I am so thankful the surgery went well, and we are praying the tissue is benign. Prayers, hugs, and love to all of you. xoxo

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  38. so happy your baby's surgery well went. i'll continue to keep all of you in my prayers. the porch is lovely! susan

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  39. everything looks so inviting & crisp. LOVE the pillows! you are so inspirational with your decorating. thank you!

    sending prayers your way to get through all the waiting for the results & ultimately for good news!!!!

    molly

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  40. SO amazing. Loving the porch. The pillows, monogrammed moss letter and all the fresh pieces in white!!

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  41. Oh Jenni! I have been behind on blogging and just read your last post. I am so glad that all went well and I am sending prayers your way for a quick recovery and good news. May God spread his comforting arms around all of you at this time. Take care and please keep us posted.

    BTW... I have had so many compliments on Jemma's Je'taime shirt! It is adorable and she informs everyone it is French and means I love you!

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  42. wow the porch is BEAUTIFUL.. omg love your house.. lool like a magazine house...

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  43. Jennifer, your porch is gorgeous and love all your wonderful photos of it. Love the H. Thanks so much for taking time to join the party. I know how busy you are. I have had Leila only two days and am exhausted, but of course I am a lot older, too.

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  44. This is one of the most gorgeous porches I've ever seen. I'm a new follower! ~Delores

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  45. Your Spring porch is so lovely. I'm new to your blog, but I will be back often. Your home, and your family, are just beautiful. You have such a talent, thanks for sharing. I'm glad that your new baby daughter is back home again. Blessings. :)

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  46. I am so happy that your baby is doing well. My prayers are with all of you.

    Your porch is gorgeous!!

    Take care,
    Pam

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  47. I'm in love with your room and blog. The Fleurs pillows are so chic & divine.

    Happy WOW Us Wednesday from your newest follower!

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  48. Jennifer,
    I havn't commented since little Lola arrived and I just have to tell you that she is beautiful! Congratulations! I'm sorry to hear about her surgery and the complications with her health, but it sounds like she's doing better, which I'm so grateful for. I'll be checking back for an update, but until then will keep you and your sweet family in my prayers.
    By the way your porch looks AMAZING! Great way to welcome in summer.

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  49. Just beautiful, Jennifer! Although I don't have a porch, I do have a screened gazebo in our back yard. You've inspired me to give it a little more attention this year. Those little touches you've added all around make it such a welcoming spot to sit.

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  50. Your porch is breathtakingly stunning!!! Just so gorgeous:) My positive thoughts to you all:)

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  51. I'm always in awe when I visit. This is gorgeous. I have a question if you have time to answer. Do you have screens on your porch or is it glass? If screens, how do you keep everything so clean, especially the white? My screened in porch gets so much dirt. Thanks!

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  52. I love this blog...so glad I found it! Xo, Meme


    come sign up for my $100,000 giveaway..okay $100...lol and get a peek of a before and after of my french chair!

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  53. So glad to hear the news is good! Love what you have done to this porch, makes me wish I had one to decorate =)

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  54. I love your porch. So pretty and comfortable looking. I want to screen ours in to keep out bugs and hopefully cut down on dust.
    I'll keep Lola and you all in my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Melody

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  55. I just love every little single thing you do, I just posted about my porch and it sure could use your help to warm it up...I think I might steal your letter & moss idea for the center of my fireplace, so darn perfect!

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  56. Thank you all for your sweet words and continued prayers - we appreciate them so very much!

    Prudently Painted Vintage - Yes, it is a screened porch.

    Our really empty nest & Cheryl - I plan on posting the tutorial on Friday. I have all of the pictures taken I just need to add the text.

    Tammy - it is just screened. For the most part we just have to sweep in and during pollen season do some dusting. We have been here three years now and this spring I did finally recover the chair cushions and pillows because they were getting a little yucky.

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  57. So glad to hear Lola is home and your porch is beautiful..

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  58. Jennifer, I am so glad your precious baby is doing good. I can only imagine how nervous you were on Friday.

    Your home is gorgeous and the porch is no exception. Love it.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  59. I just found your blog from Savvy Southern Style. Beautiful! Prayers are with you and your little one. Hope all goes well.

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  60. I love it. LOVE it. It's just so charming and I am going to have to try it- would love for you to share it at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! Sending good thoughts to you and yours- glad to hear that your new little sweets is doing well.

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  61. Wondering where you found your cute daybed frame for your back porch? Would love to find something like this for my guest bedroom.

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  62. Andrea - I found two twin beds at an antique store in a little town in SC almost five years ago. When we moved the movers destroyed parts of both beds so I put the pieces that I could salvage together and made the daybed.

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  63. Love that I came across your site. We are currently building our home and your ideas are fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us. Your girls are absolutely beautiful. I wish I had a little girl or boy for that matter. Keep up the excellent work. God Bless, Theresa Loechner

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