SNS 132 link party – Porches and patios

Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #132, the multi themed DIY link party! 

* Home Decor / Gardening

 * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips

* Theme of the week

Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.

… continued…

If you were to ask me what kind of porch I dream of having, this would be it.

Today’s patio / porch feature takes us for a visit to

LaurieAnna’s Vintage Home.

This gorgeous porch is loaded with old world charm, chippy goodness and is just flat out beautiful.

The lovely white features chime so well with the barn wood styled flooring and black accents. And then there’s that bench!

But I know what your eye grabbed first. The sign is a total show stopper in itself. Finding a sign to create a theme is a whimsical way to bring art into your outdoor space.

No great porch is complete without beautiful storage as well. Out of the way wire baskets serve to also hang a row of greens for an added burst of summer.

Tip: benches near a doorway serve as the perfect spot to drop your purse and Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte while you unlock the door… 🙂

But it doesn’t end there. Around the corner is another lovely sitting and eating area. That huge rustic clock just draws your eye in, begging you to sit a good long while. I’d totally make sure it didn’t work if I had a sitting area like this!

And then there’s the keyhole garden down below, decked out in blooming flowers and the whitest whites.

To see the rest of this amazing space, visit HERE.

LaurieAnna, you have one amazing porch! Thanks for allowing me to share it with everyone. 🙂

Do you have a lovely porch / patio area that’s ready for a reveal?
Please share it in this weekend’s 3rd themed linkup! (an extension to 2011)

Coming up next:

May 11 – bird themed anythings

May 18 – barbed wire

May 25 – Picture Perfect full room reveals

Some related posts you may enjoy:

Master theme linkup list – add yours any time!

SNS Rockstars (you!) on Pinterest

How to link up to a link party


~ SNS blah blah linkup rules ~

1. DIY home projects only pretty please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog.

2. Please link back to the party (text or button) within your post. See BUTTONS under main blog header. Those that link back will have a chance to be featured.

3. Only projects new to SNS please. The themed linkup is an exception.

4. By linking up here, you’re cool with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest or FJI Facebook with no additional permission required.

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46 thoughts on “SNS 132 link party – Porches and patios

  1. Donna,
    Oh how I love LaurieAnna’s porch! It’s a bit too early in the year for a full out fantastic patio – but now that it’s warming up, it’s coming!

    Just scored the most amazing vintage glider – can’t wait to work around that beauty!

  2. Beautiful outdoor living space by LaurieAnna! I have been toiling in ninety degree heat to try and defeat the yard invaders. I posted my progress so far – my drive-in garden at the end of my driveway!. I am envious of those who have finished. Thanks for the porch party!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. Hi, just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to link up this weekend. I posted the link to a post with a video in it about a redo (house painting) project I’m working on. Just for fun. Hope that’s okay. Wasn’t sure if it fit in with the guidelines. If not, let me know so I don’t do the wrong thing again. Thanks so much for you blog and hosting the parties!


  4. LaurieAnna’s porch is gorgeous.Still deciding on what do do with our yard.We have nothing yet.Nada zilch no patio nothing.Thanks for hosting.Have a great weekend.

  5. Donna, thank you for this wonderful theme exactly when I need it!
    As soon as the rain stops I am going out to “do up” my porch right proper.
    I just thrifted two shelving units MADE for my porch. (And they will be even better after a little personalization.)

    Laurie Anna, your porch is beautiful and inspiring, and I hope you do not mind if I borrow a few ideas.

    I will spend much time clicking links tonight!

  6. Hi Donna, Thanks soo much for hosting. I don’t have a porch, but I do have a sunroom and I linked up that post. I’m really looking forward to it warming up so we can spend lots of time out there. I’m in Calgary, and today it snowed. Yuck!! Hope you’re weekend has been nicer than ours. : )

    ~ Catie

  7. Donna,

    Thank you so much for the FB shout-out … seriously, you made my weekend! And so sorry for the late ‘thanks.’ It’s not a question of appreciation. More a question of my crazy ‘I need to stock my Etsy shop with more pillows so I’ve been a slave to the sewing machine’ thing …

    Again. Thanks.



  8. Donna, as always Thank you for hosting such a wonderful Party. I sit on my porch and dream about a porch like the one you featured. Thanks again.

  9. Hi Jenna, I’m Connie at, a new GFC friend. I hope you will follow me back. I linked up the pin board tute, and put a link to the party under my post.
    What an awesome party, I’m so glad I’m late, so many wonderful projects linked. Thank you for having me. I hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Thanks for hosting! We don’t have a porch (unfortunately) but I’m looking forward to seeing the links of those who do.

    Also, what a wonderful vintage themed porch you featured. Love the cow sign!

  11. Donna,

    I am in love with that sign on Laurie Ann’s back porch. I want to marry it….or at the very least take it out to a fancy dinner. I am running over to her site to pin it and then spending the rest of the day figuring out how to make it for my own back porch!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  12. WoW! A porch like that is drool-licious! Thanks for hosting such a fun party. So many things to scope out. I look forward to the next one 🙂

  13. Hi Donna! Thank you so much for featuring our back porch! We were in the middle of a show, so time got away from me!! I have shared the link on my FB page.

    Your page is always such an inspiration and I can’t wait for you to put out a book!! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with all of us. LA

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