“If we win the lottery, I’m knocking on this door with an offer. I want this place!”
“Really Mom? When can we move in? Can I have my own chickens when we do?”
WHEN, he says, not if. If only!
This place has everything I could ever desire.
The Back Porch is a family owned business located in Harrison Hot Springs, BC Canada. The couple live in an amazing newish home built to look like heritage, with their outbuildings and shop also located on their property.
The studio is just to the right. Most elements of the building are void of boring straight lines. This place has character!
Inside the studio you’ll see this coffee sampler area because they roast their own coffee beans. (which they sell and are to die for)
Check out this primitive coffee counter…
Now pretend your monitor has a scratch and sniff feature and you smell the most amazing coffee aroma ever and you’ll be right there.
And naturally, they have coffee bean sacks for sale too for a whoppin’ $1 each. The one I pulled out on the floor is the one that came home.
See the pretty pottery in the background?
It’s gorgeous! I just loved looking at the teapots especially as each spout had a different twist to it.
Bet that shelf caught your eye, didn’t it?
Take a little closer look and you’ll be head over heels inspired with those branch brackets and reclaimed lumber.
Who needs curtains again?!?
The rest of the pottery area is loaded with floor to ceiling branch shelving. I was on my hands and knees for a good long while studying how they created it. You may see my own version land on my wall one day if I get lucky enough to have it stay put…
Here’s a small sampling of what the outside of the studio looks like on one wall. I LOVE the hanging strawberries that adorn this area. Bringing some greens up amongst junk displays is a look I use often in my own home. Plants just make rust sing.
Did you note the shake shingles installed in a random pattern? Very cool.
According to my son, we’ll own this place one day so on that vein… this studio will be where I will host hands on workshops to eager participants from all over the world wishing to learn how to work with tools and build cool junk.
So if 5 trillion bazillion of you preorder now, I may actually be able to afford this place. I’ll make it worth your while too. I promise to make you the most amazing coffee EVAH and share
their my dark chocolate covered coffee beans with you. Thank-you and see you soon!
The grounds are LOADED with junk artifacts put to use in the gardens in the most unique of ways. A broken chair base serves up as a perfect planter. Who knew.
And here’s where I get a lump in my throat…
Character buildings are located everywhere housing tools, or whatever acreage needs. One is even a hen house.
Vines this way and that take over in the best of ways. Can you feel my pain yet?
Inside one of the buildings is the antiques shop. (I KNOW!) That is the most magnificent dough bowl I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s about the size of a door.
But a junk find is always the same ‘ol for me. I want it cheap or free so I’m pushed to create. And then I found these…
A roof drain circa 1848. $10! Perfect! One came home with me so I’ll be showing you what I do with it one day soon.
Here’s another post I did on The Back Porch a couple years ago.
Yep. This here will be our home one day. I’ll be sure and keep you updated on when this fantastical happening occurs because I fully expect to have all of you over for my housewarming junk party, deal?
I dream good, don’t I?
What does your dream home look like?