Sunday, May 24, 2009

Piddlin' On The Sun Porch - Met Monday

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to another Met Monday hosted by our Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Go visit her and you'll see many transformations of all sorts.

Today I'd like to take you to my little sun porch which is just a step down from my den. The floor is tiled and the windows are huge and you're really just seeing half of it. The other half is my scrap room which is behind a screen. This is a very comfy little spot to sit and sip tea or just watch the doves out in the back yard.

All of my sweet wicker things have been in the garage for eight months because Mother's living room furniture was in here. When we brought our things back in I decided I wanted a little different look from the way it used to be. I posted about my little sun porch when I first started blogging and if you'd like to see the way it was just go here. I haven't done anything really but move the furniture around!

Love this little tray table! The top actually is a tray and can be removed when you need a big pretty tray!
A little tray vignette...
A little faux in a crystal creamer. I've been seeing this creamer for sometime at Ross' and finally decided I needed it. It's really a large size and I'm in love with it. Can you love crystal creamers? You bet your sour milk you can! :)
Now, our olden house had these plantation shutters on all of the windows on the front of the house. I didn't like them at all! They didn't work well and if I opened them, they took up valuable wall space. So when Mr. Precious wasn't looking ~ I took them off! He didn't even notice! I kept them for the longest and then made a screen from them to divide this long porch. I decided to just lean one of the left over shutters against the wall and hang pretties on it. I like this much better!
See? Precious little metal or tin thingys with more of my fauxs in them.
Just behind my little sofa, you can see my handiwork ~ the plantation shutter screen. I just bought some hinges, screwed them on and stood this puppy up and voila! A screen to hide my messy scrap room! Worked like a charm. Well, not like Lucky Charms, you know, that you can eat for breakfast. I wouldn't try to eat this screen, but you could chop it up and use some of the wood for toothpicks. You know I get carried away sometimes and just go off on my little rabbit trails. I'll try to stay focused. :P Oh, don't miss the sweet little girlie figurine Martha sent me! She's standing on Mary books!
I made the floral arrangement in the milk glass basket - filled with fauxs, of course!
Forgive me. I made all of my pillows and am really proud of them so I'm showing them to you again. Am I forgiven? I hope so. Now, 'Forgiven' was a movie, wasn't it? Well, there I go getting off track again. Shoot! I can't help myself! :)

Here's the side of the room with the windows. At one time I had 'to the floor' drapes here and they were tied back on each side. When I decided to paint (yes, Darlings, I painted the walls and trim all by my tiny self! Well, me ~ maybe not so tiny, but I am very short! ) I took off those drapes and realized how much light I had been blocking out. So off with her head! I mean down with the long 'to the floor' light cutting out drapes and up with these cute little butterfly valances that I made. Now we have more light and more view. Oh, this makes me think of the movie 'Rear Window' with James Stewart and Grace Kelly! I loved that old movie. I have seen the remake with Christopher Reeve , after he'd had his accident, and Darryl Hanna. Love Christopher, but the remake fell short. There I go again. Did I take my vitamin this morning, Dear Ones? Maybe I took two by mistake!
Love my Rooster lamp...can you love a Rooster lamp? HA! More dishes - is a house a home without dishes all poked out and everything! Probably not! :)
Isn't he handsome?
Precious little butterfly tassel!

The butterfly valances. Oh, this makes me think of the olden Goldie Hawn movie 'Butterflies Are Free' about Goldie and this blind dude. Oh, there I go again! Shoot! Susan is going to fire me from Met Mondays!
A little window sill vignette~
Little sweet angel sitting on a doily made by my grandmother and sitting on a little wicker stool. Oh, this reminds me of the Hailey Mills movie 'Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows'. Did you see that movie in the 60s? Well, did you know when I was young, I wanted to be Hailey Mills, or rather just look like her. I thought she was the cutest thing! There I go again! Shoot!

Well, Dear Ones, there you have it! My rearranged sun porch. Oh, have you met Cynthia? She is a darling little bear that I received in my first ever giveaway gifts from Jan and Mr. Tom at Rose Haven. Say hi, Cynthia! Guess this doesn't remind me of a movie, but it does remind me how thankful I am to have a sweet little place to sit and Mr. Precious doesn't mind at all that it's rather girly! Maybe this reminds me of the song 'Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison. I just love Roy Orbison's songs. Dear Ones, I guess if you're going to come to see me, you'll just have to put up with me and my silly ways!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Pretty Woman

Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman
I don't believe you, you're not the truth
No one could look as good as you

Pretty woman, won't you pardon me
Pretty woman, I couldn't help see
Pretty woman
That you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me

Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while
Pretty woman, give your smile to me
Pretty woman, yeah yeah yeah
Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me
'Cause I need you, I'll treat you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight

Pretty woman, don't walk on by
Pretty woman, don't make me cry
Pretty woman, don't walk away, hey...okay
If that's the way it must be, okay
I guess I'll go on home, it's late
There'll be tomorrow night, but wait
What do I see
Is she walking back to me
Yeah, she's walking back to me
Oh, oh, Pretty woman


  1. What a gorgeous sun room. I love all the white wicker and toile. It is so pretty and you have such lovely accessories. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh Shelia, what a beautiful sun room. I love wicker but the cushions & curtains you made are adorable. Theroom came together wonderfully.

    This is one of the prettiest rooms my old eyes have ever, Eh...vah seen!, I do love everything here.
    And, your little butterfly toppers are sooooo darling. I love your shutter wall....I love the rooster lamp...I love your tiny self !!
    AND...I LOVE your hugh photos. Now, I am about to have a hissy fit to put HUGH photos on MY blog..PLEASE tell me how to do this...if it is hard, I will cry so make it simple, sister !!
    If you need to email me instructions,
    hugs, bj

  4. OH! OH! OH!!!!! I love everything! This is the best sunroom ever Sheila! PLEASE tell me where you got this beautiful rooster lamp!!!!

    And I am with BJ...can you email me instructions on how to make your pictures larger? My email is lavenderhillstudio@mchsi...

  5. It's all so pretty! I love your butterfly valances and pillows especially and what a great screen your shutters make! Looks like a great room to enjoy throughout the day.

  6. Shelia, you make me smile....I got sidetracked, too, thinking of all those movies. Loved Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart. Wasn't he just the best actor ever?! Oh, anyway, love your sunroom. I'd love to come sit a spell there. Very clever use of the shutters! Linda

  7. I am packing on my way to move into this amazing room. I can't believe you sew too. Such talent. It is always fun to read your posts. I would also like to know how to make my photos larger. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I breathed a big sigh when your sun porch appeared on my screen! What a beautiful space you have created. The wicker is just gorgeous with the fabric you have chosen. I love your side table with the removable tray and all the accessories you have chosen are perfect! Have a great holiday and thanks for sharing your room! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  9. Your sunroom looks just like I would have imagined it! I think my favorite thing is that tray table! Your sunroom is beautiful and comfortable with whimsy and your own personal touch. I love it!

  10. Oh what a pretty place to be! I just love everything I see and the way you have "hidden" with the screen! I would love to sit here and just have a lovly chat! Thanks so much for welcoming us in!

  11. Shelia
    What a beautiful area. I know I've seen bits of it before but its soooo nice. I love the wicker furniture and the toile...and your teddies...its just so beautiful.
    It would indeed be so nice to sit in there and read or visit and enjoy some peach tea..*s*...and nice conversation and friendships.
    Isn't it nice to have al your own space back again...knowing that mom is doing so well too.
    hope you have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

  12. Hi Shelia,
    I luv Roy Orbison. I remember watching some other musicians bounching off the walls and then Roy came out to sing. He just stood there and sang with his awesome voice.

    Like your blog!

    You have a sweet room and I think it would be delightful to relax there.

    Lovely job of decorating you have blessed the room with.

    God Bless,
    HomeHaven nestled in the Kansas Flinthills

  13. oh my ,this is one the nicest sunroom i have ever seen,love,love the rooster lamp and all the wicker funiture with your beautiful pillows ..i just love to seat out there with some good friends and have the best time...thank you for posting ,it's lovely!!!!!!!!!and the song pretty woman love it ! one of my fave movies of all time.. have a great day tomorrow...


  14. Oh Shelia, I love your sun room. It is so bright and I would love to just sit there and enjoy looking outside all day long. Love all your vignettes, your rooster lamp and all the pillows....Christine

  15. Shelia, what a fun post!! I had to laugh at all your sidetrackedness. Is that a word? Well, I am going to say it is a word. You know what I mean though, right? Love the room too. Lovely place to relax and stitch and sip tea and chat. Now I have talked myself into wanting to be there instead of here. Can I come over? All I need is a plane ticket and a few days off work. Heehee. Don't think that will happen soon. But I can dream anyway and pretend I am sitting in your pretty porch room. Have a great day.

  16. Wow, wow Sheila
    I am in love with your sunroom! Can I love your sunroom? Well yes I can and its amazing! I love the pillows you made, the lovely wicker, all the cute touches done ever so perfectly. The beautiful valences and oh yes the cute bear named Cynthia! Great name, hehe, Cindy

  17. Hello Shelia; oooooooooo aahhhhh what a lovely sun room. I just love every thing about it... You did a beautiful job on making it so very inviting and cozy... just amazing.
    I really do love to read your posts you make me laugh.... thanks.

    Have a great weekend.


  18. As soon as you are ready for company, ring the bell~so many of us would love to come sit with you, to chat and while away the hours!
    What a most delightful time we would have! In that lovely, lovely room!!!

  19. Shelia! It just looks precious! Love what you did, and if that rooster lamp goes missing, you know who has him!

    Love you...


    Sheila :-)

  20. Oh Shelia, I am such a huge sucker for sunrooms and wicker! This is so beautiful. I love your pretty pillows (gosh, I wish I had the patience to sew)! That tray table between the chairs is is the table with the rooster lamp. Love it! Love it! Love it! (I have a love/hate relationship with my plantation shutters but since I just got them last summer, I think I'm stuck with them for a while.)

  21. a lovely room, I love all the white wicker, i think that is my fave for that beachy/sun feel...

    the toile works in just right too

    happy met monday


  22. Hello Dear Sheila, surprise, I found a little time on my vacation to visit some of my dearest blogging friends. That would be you. Busy as can be and running the roads visiting loved family members in Kansas doesn't leave much time for my computer. We leave in the am for the Colorado mountains and I don't know when I will have a connection again.

    I adore your beautiful porch and your hand sewn pillows and valances are lovely. Girl you are so talented. I love to read your text as well. Your porch is so divine I would love to have tea or anything to sit and enjoy that gorgeous room.
    Cynthia is such a sweet bear and I can see she loves it too.

    I scrolled down to your cousin's reunion and that Hotel is very beautiful. Such a nice place to meet. The picture in the bathroom with your pretty mom is terrific. I can see she loved joining in the fun. Your pretty little shine on your face looks great. Pretty and healthy. All I can say is keep on taking your vitamins because you need them with all the things you do.

    I think of you often so don't think I forgot you these past many days. We will be gone for quite awhile so if you don't hear from me you will know I can't get on the computer.

    Love and hugs...Jeanne

  23. GM Pickle...girl I am loving this sun room...I have a HUGE purse with me today so if you see a few things missing it was Magpie not me ha ha!! just love everything you did here my how did you make your pics so large..I want to know that one...let me know Pickel...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  24. Oh Shelia, don't you know it's your silly ways that keeps me coming back here? Well, that, and I just love ya to pieces.
    This room looks sooooooooooo inviting to me! It's so girly, but not overly frou frou. I love what you did with the shutter in the corner. And wow, you made your own screen! ^5!!!!!!!!

    Justiney ;o )

  25. i love everything about your sun porch. it's gorgeous! i could drink tea in there with you every day!

  26. Your Sun Room is just beautiful....I love white wicker...I have it on my patio and there is just something about white wicker that is so fresh and clean...your pillows turned out fabulous....and I love that tray table....and the shutters....great idea...great job...very inviting and friendly.....can I come over...LOL.....
    Mo ;-)

  27. Your sunroom looks so inviting. I think I could manage a nap there.

  28. Hi Shelia, I love, love, love your sunroom! Everywhere you turn, there is some little pretty something. That rooster lamp is to die for.

    Just yummy!!!!!


  29. I love your sun room! It would be so nice to sit there sip tea and relax :) I love your tassel I have two similar in style from Marshall's. I think that must be where you got yours ;) Or maybe from the maker? Did you look up the maker online? Kelly Paulk for Silvestri, her tassels sell for $20-$35 dollars online! I love Marshall's LOL.

    All the best,

  30. Such a great room to relax. Love the toile, rooster lamp! Those pillows with the roosters I adore! I also just love the tray table!!!

  31. Oh, I could just look at pics of your sunroom for HOURS. It has ALL my favorite elements, and those pillows you made are extraordinary!!!

    What a feast for my eyes. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  32. Oh Shelia, this is just the prettiest room EVER! I love everything about it down to each and every little detail. I would love to sit out in a sunroom like this. I don't think I'd ever want to leave it! I bet you love being out there!


  33. I love this room. Cozy. Just about one of my favorite words. It is inviting and created with love. I do like those shutters with the pretties on them. That was very creative. Wicker just invites one in to sit down and rest.

  34. Your sun room is just wow, Shelia! You did a great job painting and doing the valances. And yes, the rooster lamp is quite handsome! ;-)

  35. LOL I love all your side tracking bunny trails...they make me laugh! This room is wonderful...I love all the light and the white wicker furniture. I know you are shocked to hear I like white wicker. :-) The tray table is the style of the tray and it's a brilliant idea!Great Met Monday post!

  36. Love your sunroom. Love that rooster lamp, the darling rooster pillow, that cleverly designed room divider of yours, and all the trimmings...just beautiful!

  37. Shelia~

    I have never seen this room ( I don't think, I'm going to find your previou post ). I am simply in love with this room. L-O-V-E!

    I could stay hear for your pillows you made....I so wish I had your talent.

    Hugs to you!

  38. Hi Shelia!

    Wow - what a gorgeous, but comfortable-looking room...I think everyone needs a sunporch...especially one like this! Isn't it fun to get a little lift just from moving things around a bit? I love the colors you've used here..the white and red work so well together, and your skills at accessorizing are unsurpassed! (LOVE what all you did with your old shutters - brilliant) Lovely room in every way!

    BTW, I'll be sending my Mom a link just so she can see your incredible chicken/rooster collection - fabulous!! (love the vintage spice rack!)

    Thanks too for your visit! I hope to visit with you again soon!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Becky S. at Just Bee 'n Me

  39. Oh I'm so jealous! I love every single thing about that beautiful porch. My favorite thing is your redwork pillows!! Oh I will definitely be back to visit that porch!!

  40. Shelia, your sun porch in so cozy! I love the pillows~! You did a great job on them! Everything just looks adorable! Nancy

  41. your entire home is a little castle.and i adore it.but honey i do think you took 3 vitamins really are on a roll today.i assume your break paid off too.
    your entire room is awesome.i know the pride you have in what you made with your tiny little hands.i am proud of my handmade stuff too.lov ya...ann

  42. The entire room is beautiful but I am in love with your rooster lamp. It is wonderful.
    Jean in Virginia

  43. Shelia, I could move in to your sun room and live there! It is delightful AND charming AND beautiful! Absolute perfection! Will you come decorate my sunroom, pleeeeeeese! laurie

  44. Beautiful room! I love how the stars look on the window shelf! Very pretty! Martha

  45. What a gorgeous room and such a great idea to put your scrapping supplies behind the screen - easy to reach but also easy to hide when you want to relex in this beautiful room. Thanks for popping by my blog :)

  46. What a gorgeous room and such a great idea to put your scrapping supplies behind the screen - easy to reach but also easy to hide when you want to relex in this beautiful room. Thanks for popping by my blog :)

  47. What a divine spot to sit and sip.
    Every detail and colors are perfect.
    The pillows are beautiful and made by your hands, oh my girl. I can't imagine. I never graduated past the glue gun. Thanks for sharing your sun porch. It would surly make anyone's day sunny who visited.

    Sweet wishes,

  48. Oooh! I love this room Sheila!! I would love having a sun porch but to have one as pretty as yours would be Heaven!
    Yes! You CAN be in love with a rooster lamp!! I love mine and I love yours too! : )



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