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Cottage summer porch decor and a Summer Festival Blog Hop.

One of the best features of our little stone cottage is our covered front porch.

It’s the first house we’ve ever had with a porch like this and, even though it needs a lot of work, we use it and love it.

metal lanterns and the letter H on a wood table on a covered porch

It seems that our 1946 cottage was not well cared for by previous homeowners so there is a ton of rotted wood, that was painted over (so not cool), and a sagging ceiling.

I’m so excited to be joining in with Kendra, Joy in Our Home, today for her Summer Festival Blog Hop. 24 awesome bloggers will be sharing their summer homes, as well as recipes, all week long so make sure you come back to see all of the goodies.

If you’re new to Chatfield Court, and even if you’re not, welcome! I’m so excited to share my summer porch decor with you today!

Summer Festival Blog Hop graphic

Unfortunately the whole roof will have to eventually come down, hopefully before it collapses.

We have grand plans to build it back up though, and better than ever. Our Minnie project is taking all of our time right now so it’ll be awhile before we’ll be able get to it.

It’s sitting at the top of our list in bold letters, along with some other major fixes.

I swear that it seems like the list is getting longer instead of shorter.

two wicker chairs on porch with blue and white pillows and a little footstool

So let’s talk porch decor…

The chairs are the same ones that I got when we moved in.

Like the inside of the cottage, I just change the look with outdoor pillows.

I’d really love to put 2 Adirondack chairs out here instead but haven’t found any that are sturdy, well-made and at a reasonable price.

If you have any recommendations, I’m all ears.

The old window screen is a $3 find from an antique fair. I love the patina and the way it frames this end of the porch.

two wicker chairs on covered porch with blue and white pillows, a little footstool and a hanging screen window

The iron and wood table is an antique that I bought from a neighbor.

It’s not a large piece but I can still display a few lanterns and a wicker box for my garden tools.

wicker chair on porch with blue and white pillows and blue hydrangeas in a white pitcher

We have an unplanned summer visitor on our porch this year.

A Carolina Wren has made a nest in my planter box and is currently sitting on 4 eggs.

Of course, some of my plants have died because I can’t water them and drown the babies. It’s a small price to pay for new baby birds.

two wicker chairs on porch with blue and white pillows, a little footstool and a green potted fern

Rounding out my summer porch is my fave summer plant, a Kimberly Queen Fern. This is the same one from last year.

We just stored it in the basement over the winter and brought it back out after the last frost.

I love how full and green they are and they’re so easy to take care of.

covered front porch with 2 wicker chairs and blue and white pillows

Of course you can’t have a summer porch without a welcoming front door.

two wicker chairs on porch with blue and white pillows, a little footstool and a blue door with a sunflower wreath

I made an easy DIY sunflower wreath for our new farmhouse front door and it’s the perfect summer touch to the entrance of our home.

I’ll be sharing a tutorial for this quick craft sometime next week.

wood table with metal lanterns, a wicker box and two large bottles sitting on the ground.

Since we’re just past the 4th, and it’s a summer holiday, I thought I’d share a peek at our patriotic summer porch.

It’s nothing fancy or overly complicated, we just added a few pops of red, white and blue.

stone cottage with red, white and blue buntings hanging on covered front porch

That’s the nickel tour of our summer front porch.

If you need me, I’ll be sitting out here, sipping my sweet tea and enjoying the summer breeze, as I swat at the mosquitos. 😉

Kristy from Starfish Cottage is ready to share her front porch with y’all, so make sure you head over there next.

Vignettes on Monday


Joy In Our Home | The Painted Hinge | Honey n Hydrangea

My Creative Days | Follow The Yellow Brick Home


Front Porches on Tuesday

Country Road 407 | Chatfield Court | Starfish Cottage

Noting Grace | Sanctuary Home Decor


Recipes on Wednesday


Live Laugh Rowe | Love In My Oven | The Sugar Coated Cottage

Countryside Cravings | Chocolate With Grace


Tablescapes on Thursday

Hood Creek Log Cabin | Making It In The Mountains | The Crowned Goat

Timeless Creations | 2 Bees in a Pod


Mantles on Friday

DIY Beautify | White Arrows Home |  Repurpose and Upcycle

Lantern Lane Designs | The Latina Next Door


two wicker chairs on covered porch with blue and white pillows, a little footstool and a hanging screen window