I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


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George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Front Porch Update, 2019

Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

I want to start by THANKING everyone for their kind words both here and on my Christmas Blog and on my face book page, in regards to the passing of my dear nephew, John.....
 Please say a prayer for his wife Renae and his 3 lovely daughters, Cortney, Caitlin and Carly, as they deal with this terrible loss.....

For those of us who loved him dearly, he will be with us forever in our hearts....

Today, I am finally posting a late Summer update about our Front Porch........
Some time ago, I finally found an outdoor rug that would fit our front porch.......

But first let me show you what the front porch looked like in the beginning of the Summer......
  I had had 3 outdoor rugs on the front porch that I had bought a few years ago in Big Lot's......
 Take note of how sparse the flower pots look.....
 And out door pillows and cushions for the wicker set , which were also several years old.....
 Both the rugs and the cushions really take a lot of abuse because of all the rain that we have had not only this Summer but last Summer, which was our wettest Summer on record....

I was lucky enough to find a rug in Ocean State Job Lot Store that would actually not be too small nor too large for my front porch.......
It was 3' by 10" and was only $9.99!!!!

I liked the red and white colors and the pattern since my color theme for the porch, both in decor and flowers , is red, orange and yellow......

And you may also remember that I recently bought out door cushions and pillows on Clearance when we shopped at Boscov's.....
 The cushions were marked down to $12 each and the pillows were $6 each but I also had a 15 % off coupon so they came out to a little over $30 for all......

So here is my updated Front Porch.......
 I also will be sharing how my flowers are growing in this post......
 You can see that the flowers are doing quite well!!!
 Okay, let's start at the entrance to my little porch.....
 The marigolds and begonias have really filled in!!
You can see that the rug almost extends to the end of the porch on this side.....
 I really love the new rug....
It really pops!!
And you can see that it almost extends to the end of the porch on this side....
 Let's take a look at the new cushions and pillows......
The cushions are perfect because I did look at others but they were too large for this style of chair......
And again, I love the pop of color that the red pillows provide!!!
They go well with everything that I have on the porch.......
Let's see how some of those flowers are doing.....
The long planter on this side of the porch was planted with only 4 begonias......

Look at it now!!!
 By the way, I turned a non-functioning solar light into a candle holder for a citronella votive candle.....
This yellow marigold is thriving here....
The pots and urn in front of the porch are also doing very well!!
These 2 pots were planted with 2 yellow marigolds and 2 orange marigolds....
And this is the urn on this side of the porch.....
I like how the new additions brightened up the porch for the remainder of the Summer......
But come the Fall, I will switch back to the other rugs and cushions for the chairs as they are more consistent with typical Fall colors......
The flowers will also transition nicely into Fall decorating.....
In a future post, I will be sharing an update on the flower beds in the front yard......
I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I hope you enjoyed seeing my little and inexpensive update to our porch.....
I do hope you will stop by to visit again soon!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

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Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
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  1. You have a very beautiful porch, so bright, cheerful and welcoming! I enjoy marigolds in pots, thanks for sharing.

  2. So much lovely colour to see, your porch looks a picture of welcome.
    I did enjoy seeing all of your lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

  3. Oh Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about John's passing. It's not fair that someone so young has to go so soon. You and Renae, Cortney, Caitlin and Carly are in our prayers. I'm really sorry for their loss.

    Your front porch looks beautiful my friend. That rug made such a difference to the space. It's so vibrant. Such a perfect spot to watch those gorgeous sunsets

  4. So sorry for your loss,my deepest sympathies go out to you and his family...Your porch is fantastic,so happy and colorful!Stunning flowers!Blessings...

  5. Oh Deb, Your front porch looks beautiful, I love your new rug. Looks perfect. And your flowerers, oh my goodness the beauty is amazing. A little spot of beauty for you to enjoy during this time of sorrow and grief over the loss of your beloved nephew. You are so amazing. I am so thankful for our friendship.

  6. I am absolutely in love with your front porch. So very pretty. I prayed for your dear family during this time of loss. So sad and heart breaking. May our Lord just continue to be that sweet reminder of love to his wife and daughter's. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Cheery and pretty front porch. I do like the light house you made. Beautiful flowers.

  8. Lots of prettiness in this post but of all the things I like your cheerful rug most. And how on earth do you take care of all your blooms?!

  9. So sorry about your nephew's passing. That rug is very pretty and cheerful and it is the perfect size!

  10. Your porch is such a pretty, happy spot. I love the wicker set and the cushions are perfect. I love how the reds and golds really pop with that great rug. It looks like a great spot to relax and visit with neighbors. Sending prayers for your family. Thanks so much for joining in on our first party!

  11. I love that you chose red as your accent color as it is mine, lol! I just put together a bench and as soon as the painters finish painting our house I will take pictures of my covered porch. Looking forward to the fall to enjoy as it is way too hot now!

  12. We had hopes to remove our ratty old deck off the front porch this year but than life happens. Eventually I want a cute sitting area like this. Your home is so inviting. Enjoy and have a beautiful weekend. Lovely flowers everywhere. HUGS

  13. I am so sorry for you and your dear nephews parting. May God keep him by his side. I will pray for such a lovely family.
    Your front porch is so charming and inviting, dear friend. You are amazing with it, sometimes I imagine myself sitting there and chatting with you, lol..
    Thank you for your sweet visit.
    Enjoy your weekend just the same.

  14. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  15. I'm so sorry to hear of your nephew's passing, Debbie. Sending all of you prayers and positive thoughts. Your porch looks so inviting....I'd love to stop by and visit in those beautiful chairs. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

  16. I expect your front porch brings a big smile to you every time you come home, that rug certainly was a great find, such a clever idea to convert the the outdoor light into a candle holder. Your flowers look like they are so happy there, such a riot of colour!
    But can't say goodbye with out mentioning your dear nephew, John. I'm so sorry for your loss and here's a massive hug from afar.
    Wren x

  17. I'm sorry to hear about your nephew, Debbie.
    I love your new rug and colorful porch update. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  18. Your porch looks great! I like the new chair cushions and pillows. I’m so sorry about the loss of your nephew. What a hard time for his wife and kids. Prayers for them and that the good memories will sustain them.

  19. Your porch is always lovely but I'm especially fond of all the red with your update. So bright and inviting.

  20. Hi Debbie, Beautiful porch, I love the marigolds! Thanks for linking up your post to the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 4. PINNING!

  21. Love your porch Debbie, bright and very beautiful. I am sorry to hear about your nephew. My thoughts are with you all. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays, last week. Have a lovely week and I hope to see you on Wednesday.

  22. Hi Debbie, I'm very sorry to hear about your nephew. Sending prayers to all of your family Your new rug for the porch just pops and looks wonderful. Late summer can be tricky, but your porch looks fabulous. I'm looking forward to decorating for fall. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  23. Hi Debbie!
    Your front porch looks so inviting! I love the new rug! Thank you for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays...looking forward to seeing what you're up to this week. :)

  24. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

  25. Debbie,
    I love looking at all of your flowers and your decor. Congrats, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2019/08/thursday-favorite-things_22.html


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