the upstairs porch

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Our house has three covered porches!

The front porch, the back porch off of the kitchen, and the upstairs porch off of the master bedroom!
We use them all daily.


These are photos of, and from the upstairs porch off of the master bedroom.
This porch grants us amazing sky views all day. The evening sky off of this upstairs porch is a thing of beauty! This porch is usually the porch-of-choice for an evening cocktail!




An English rain-barrel (a dolly tub) serves as a table base. Table top is an iron tray from an antique bakers cooling-rack that I sold years ago in my antiques business. Antique brass planter is Russian. Colorado forestwood acts as a backdrop for a fishing float and several candle holders. Chairs are my favorite pea-green/army green! One chair has a pea-green ticking pillow and the other has a burlap pillow.



Distant view facing northeast.




View from porch rail.




Ella enjoys the porch too! We often see deer, and turkeys, and a coyote makes it's way across the meadow every night at dusk! The same meadow where we saw the moose here!
The floorboards on all the porches are mahogany, and have been left to age naturally to a soft weathered-gray.




Fern in zinc pot.
Iron orb.
The zinc pot was a curbside find in Dallas! Dan made the orb from old, discarded wine barrel rings that I also picked up curbside in Dallas!





French doors to the master bedroom.






Antique mahogany table was recently purchased just for this spot! I had "thought" I wanted something larger, more rectangular- but in the end this one is perfect! Isn't it gorgeous?! I love how ornate it is, and that the beveled top mimics the shape of the table itself.





Vintage wire garden basket filled with old Japanese fishing floats. This is but a small assortment of a much larger collection!



The wall medallion is an antique copper ceiling medallion that Dan found at an antiques shop Mexico. Pair of iron lanterns by the chaise from the dearly-missed Smith and Hawkin. The ceilings on all of the porches are painted a sky-blue. It is historic to do so, and I've read it was "thought" to keep the bugs away... we use a skeeter-vac!





Throw-pillows are burlap- I love the color!
Table is vintage found at an estate sale in Dallas many years ago.




Large fishing floats sit next to the chair.




sweet Ella!


Hope you enjoyed the view!
Cheers from the porch!