Summer Front Porch

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in front porch | 41 comments

I like sweet tea.

Let me rephrase that. . .

. . . I LOVE sweet tea.

As a child, I went straight from milk to sweet tea.

My mama packed it in my thermos every day for lunch.

No Kool-aid for me as a child.

Wicker Rocker @ DaisyMaeBelle

Summer Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

Not for the neighborhood kids either.

Front Porch Swing @ DaisyMaeBelle

Everyone who came to my house wanted my mama’s sweet tea.

Slipcovered Wicker Rocker @ DaisyMaeBelle

It was sweeter than the Kool-aid.

I am not sure how much sugar she put in it,

but it was just shy of syrup.

Easy Slipcover @ DaisyMaeBelle

I don’t make it that sweet any more.

In fact, I rarely make it at all.

Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

But I love to swing thru Sonic. . .

Vintage Watering Can @ DaisyMaeBelle

Or pour me a big glass of Milos. . .

Summer Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

And sit here on my front porch

and sip my sweet tea.

I have an extra place to sit. . .

. . . in case you want to join me!

Life to the full!


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  1. me too!!! I want that seat and some of that tea please….

  2. What a gorgeous spot. I think I could drink straight bitter black coffee while sitting there and not even grimace (and I typically drink a little coffee with my cream and sugar). It looks so sweet there.


  3. I love your front porch, makes me home sick for our porch in KY. Was so nice.
    You have fixed your porch so prettily you won’t want to leave it, I sure wouldn’t. You have done so much awesome decorating on it. I love that trellis hanging with the bird thingy on it.
    It’s miserable here today, cold, windy, rainy. Crazy weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind, one day we have almost 90 then it’s like today. Hard to know how to dress from one day to another.
    Are your girls out of school for the summer yet? Our 2 grandsons in KY will be arriving in San Diego to be with their Dad on Wed. 22nd. this time for 6 weeks. Mike is so happy. Even when he has to work the boys can go to the pool and the gym where he lives. Plus they’ll have Mike’s girl friends boy to hang out with also. They all get along great and there’s kids that live there also.
    So wish we could go down there to see them all. Would be so nice. Maybe some day. Enjoy your wonderful front porch. Happy Days

  4. Oh I’m so jealous of your delightful front porch- Adore that swing! and sweet tea beats out kool aid any day lol

  5. Your porch looks so cool and inviting, Melissa! I’d love to have some sweet tea with you! : )

  6. what a lovely relaxing porch! how about you go whip up some sangria and i come over and we sit on the porch and hang out together!

  7. Love, love that cute porch. Oh, how I wish I had a big one like that. I would never go inside, just stay on the porch. Decorated so cute. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  8. I would love to sit on your porch with some iced tea. It’s so pretty!

  9. I have given up my sweet tea Melissa but I believe that I could easily be talked into a glass on that gorgeous front porch! The pics make me want to come visit!

  10. Your porch is just so inviting and pretty. I could sit out there forever!

    Here in the North we drink our tea (brewed outside, called sun tea) plain with lemon…no sugar. I tried sweet tea in Savannah and the sugar rush was incredible!!!!


  11. So cute, so fun and so welcoming!

  12. Love your porch.

    Although I drink mostly water, I make sweet tea about every day for The Man, and have for many years.

  13. Beautiful . Thanks

  14. love your comfortable and relaxing porch, and that rocker is amazing!!

  15. Move over … and pour me a glass! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your porch is dreamy!!

  16. Loveliest porch ever! And that pillow on the swing is ADORABLE!

  17. Beautiful!!

  18. Hi Melissa! What a beautiful and welcoming porch!! I have the same wicker rocker and i’m having a hard time finding cushions to fit the deeper seet and back. I know you made your cover but where did you get the cushions? Thank you!! Nancy ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I love this cozy little corner of your porch! It’s so cute how you used the little ironing board as a table!

  20. Love your porch – how great to sit and have a sweet tea. I can’t drink sweet tea now, but do love ice tea. Your porch looks so inviting. Many thanks for sharing your lovely porch.

  21. All though I am a southern born gal I live up north in New England now and sweet tea isn’t anywhere to be found. I do love it though my mamma didn’t make it for me as a child, hmmm! I wish I could be there visiting with you on that gorgeous porch of yours and sip sweet tea while we have a girly chat! It all looks terribly inviting! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Hugs and thanks bunches for sharing this with us,
    Beth P

  22. So sweet Melissa! And wowza, look at those cannas! Amazing:)

  23. So charming! Every summer I make a lightly sweetened with honey tea, mixing up the flavor with berries or fresh mint. I think my son’s friends would prefer the stuff out of a can, but the real stuff is all they get when they’re here!

  24. I’d love to come sip some sweet tea on that cozy, charming spot on your front porch!! Love your vintage touches.
    Mary Alice

  25. I wish I liked sweat tea so I could come by and enjoy your lovely porch. So charming and I bet it’s nice and relaxing on a nice day!

  26. Love, love, love a cute porch! And, your porch is no exception! The ironing board/table is just darling. Love me some sweet tea too! Although, now I have to order it “half & half”! LOL. Visiting from Stone Gable and already following ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. So pretty.I wish my front porch was just a little larger so I could do something like this.
    Have a safe and fun Memorial weekend.

  28. Love the child’s ironing board as an end table! Porch looks very comfy. enJOYed the post!

  29. You porch looks so inviting! It looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a good book.

  30. How wonderful and relaxing you porch looks…I wish I could sit there every day… I can only imagine how great it must be to close your eyes, and enjoy the warm spring breeze…

  31. I love your front porch!! Pinning!!

    Jenny from

  32. What a sweet porch! I wish I could come sit with you!

  33. Melissa, Your porch is so inviting. And I would sure come over and sip tea with you. We could talk about Mississippi. We were in Middle Tn this weekend for my grandson’s high school graduation. And at my son’s home in Franklin we had a good time visitng and celebrating Jackson’s graduation. And guess what Sister,I had several glasses of good ol SWEET TEA. I enjoy all your post. Happy Summer to you and yours!

  34. Cute cute porch and I would love to sit out there and have some sweet tea even though you don’t make it anymore.

  35. I wish my front porch looked that nice. Or that I even had a front porch… Anyway, it’s a very sweet porch, and it must be so relaxing to sit there. Lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Your porch looks so amazing! Beautiful colors! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria

  37. So charming~ love your front porch! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  38. I love your work!

  39. LOVE your porch! It looks great for summer. How about I come over–I’ll bring the tea. I like mine unsweetened (I know, can you believe it? My mom was from Kansas, and she brought her tea ways with her when she moved to the South).

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  40. Your front porch is just lovely and so inviting. I featured it tonight at the Project Inspire{d} link party!

  41. Well, that darned Sharon from Elizabeth & Co. got me to sign up to follow another blog. I LOVE your blog and I am your newest follower. Your porch is just gorgeous!!!! xo Diana


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