Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tearin' Up The House!

Hello, Dear Ones! You would think I've taken an energy pill! Lately I've been tearing things up at Note Songs cottage. I've been pulling out, taking down, deep cleaning and rearranging! I've been having fun. I think 'spring cleaning' has hit me at summer time. Been cranking down the AC and going to town. I showed you my builtins in the den which took me a couple of days - I know, I'm old and slow! ;)

Now I've been tearing up the sun porch...
Now you have probably seen my little sun porch. It's at the back of the house and a step down from the den. It's also open to the den. In the snap below the den is to the left.


Now this is how it's been before and I really did like it. Probably liked it best like this, but hey, a girl's gotta change things up sometimes. This is also before Reba(my new camera) came into my life.

Here's another snap of how the sun porch looked before. Just reversed from the above view.


Well, now it looks like this! Do you like it? I fiddled for a couple of days trying to figure out where to put things. I think it looks a little more spacious like this, do you?

My little tall table has always sat in the windows, but this time I brought the little sofa over here.
The sun is pouring in this afternoon.

Here's another shot of the sofa and the little coffee table.

Now I know you've all seen my pillows - all made by my most dainty talented fingers! :) I could change them out, but I just love my toile and Rooster pillows! Can you love toile and Rooster pillows sitting on the little wicker sofa in the sun porch? Why you bet your needles and pins and chicken feathers you can! :)


Now this is the only real 'wall' in here and this is where I've had the little wicker sofa and wicker rocking chairs at times. So I poked down my Texas table as I call her. Yep, you're seeing stars, Dear Ones! I'm living in Texas, you know! :) I painted this puppy and stenciled all over it maybe 15 years ago and I still kinda like it! Oh, and maybe tomorrow I'll paint that golden frame to creamy white! I'll tear it up tomorrow, maybe! :)

Now Dear Ones, I'm olden in body but very young in spirit and these little babies of mine love to sit under my Texas table in their little red wagon. They are always ready to go somewhere but they never seem to get going!

Here you can see the brick that's on the outside of our home and where the sun porch was added on to the house. It was already here when we bought the house. Being so talented as I am, I just poked up a shutter here in this corner and hung up some little tins. These shutters were on all of our downstairs windows, they didn't work well, so I took my dainty creamy fingers and went to work taking them down.

Here's a little footstool and I'm using her to hold a basket of ferns! There's also a shy little angel sitting close by. It's always a good thing to have a shy little angel sitting on your sun porch.
Yep, you're seeing cords and extension cords here. There is not one plug out here so I have to do what a gal's gotta do - run extension cords along the baseboards.

Oh, Dear Ones, my floor really is clean. If you're seeing those little white dots - that's a little bit of paint splatter. I did it, I admit it and I just haven't taken the time to scrape them off! Maybe I'll do that tomorrow! :)

This is my one 'live' plant out here! Dear Ones, meet Mary! I do need to repot her and maybe I'll do that tomorrow!

See? She's very healthy and loves the sun. I just get such a kick out of twirling her around and then in a bit her little leaves are reaching for the sun. Love that!

Now you've seen my changes on the sun porch. This area is not very big. The porch is twice as big as you're seeing here but the other part is a mess and I'm not going to show it to you! :) Maybe I'll tear it up tomorrow! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


I'm joining


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Southern Nights


Southern nights
Have you ever felt a southern night?
Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees
Whistling tunes that you know and love so

Southern Nights
Just as good even when closed your eyes
I apologize...to any one who can truly say
that he has found a better way... hey

Southern Skies
Have you ever noticed southern skies?
Well it's precious beauty lies
just beyond the eye
It goes running thru your soul
like the stories told of old

Old man he and his dog that walk the old land
Every flower touched his cold hand
As he slowly walked by weeping willows
would cry for joy... joy!

Feels so good
Feels so good, it's frightening
Wish I could
stop this world from fighting
La Da Da Da Da Da
La Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

Mystery like this and many others in the trees
Blow in the night, in the southern skies

Southern Nights
They feel so good it's frightening
Wish I could
stop this world from fighting
La Da Da Da Da Da
La Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
~ sung by Glen Campbell


80 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia,
    Those creamy little white fingers of yours have been very busy! I love your sweet sun porch both ways. I am in love with the toile fabric and all of the lovelies you have on display.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Darling, darling porch. Love the red work pillows with the toile. I would never want to leave such a cute room. Thanks for sharing. Hope it is cooler there, than here. Richard at My Old Historic House

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  3. I'd love to sit out there and have some tea with you! It looks so pretty Shelia!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  4. Oh my gosh Shelia what a pretty room!! I love the white wicker with the red cushions, sooooooo pretty!! I would spend all my time out there, LOVE IT! Martina

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  5. Shelia sua varanda esta simplesmente maravilhosa!
    Parabéns!
    Tenha um fim de semana abençoada.
    Beijinho.

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  6. All this talk about all the work tomorrow has tuckered me all out! Looks great any way...I would LOVE it, absolutely LOVE IT if I could enclose our back patio. It took me a whole day to clean up from the last dust storm. I don't want to do that anynmore!!

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  7. Your sun porch is so bright & cheerful! I like your decorating style! I would enjoy spending time there!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  8. I'm never in a cleaning mood in this heat. All my house gets until Fall is 'a lick and a promise'! Your sun porch is sparkling!! Sally

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  9. Sheila,
    Your sunroom is so inviting! I could sit there all day. You have my favorite things ... toile, roosters and red! Love the rooster lamp :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. Shelia -- whew! You have been doing a lot of rearranging and everything looks so nice. The sun room is so adorable and cozy I wocould stay there all day. Love the red and white pillows and the shutters with the red tins -- I am a red kind of gal. Your new camera takes good indoor shots. Have a great weekend. Joni

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  11. I do like your sunporch...I am a big fan of toile fabric and roosters so it a winner in my book. Trish

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  12. I just want to come right over and sit in that gorgeous room, chatting with you, sipping iced tea perhaps - you have created a completely gorgeous setting. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Shelia, your porch is fabulous. I love it and I love the new arrangement. Such a great space. You did good with your arrangement, and yes I do love the pillows also. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Beautiful room full of wonderful wicker and charming accessories. I could spend some leisure time here. ;-)

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  15. It's beautiful, Sheila! I love this spot of your lovely home! I'm addicted to rearranging every time I clean. My husband jokes that he has to look before he sits to make sure the chair is still there!

    Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

    Take care!
    Roeshel

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  16. Hello Sweet Shelia,
    I love your little sun room! It is so "southern!" Your pillows are lovely, as are the teddy bears. I adore your red toile and the rooster pillow. I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend.
    Love and Hugs, Cindy

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  17. Oh Shelia -- My house sure needs some "tearing up!" Love your little sun porch.

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  18. We must both have some of the same summer hormones lately! I took everything out of the guest closet today to rearrange and get rid of some things! I can't wait to do more tomorrow! Your room looks so pretty! I like having the sofa by the windows to sit sideways and look out! ♥

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  19. Well Miss Shelia, you have really been at work! I love your sun porch. I'm getting me some neat ideas from it right now!! That shutter just reminded me of a little something-something stored in my basement that I might need to give a new home.....maybe in the sun room here. First I gotta figure out where it will go though. My room is already FULL!!!!

    You have yourself a nice weekend!

    Kathy

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  20. Oh how I would love, love, LOVE to have a porch!!!!! Your creamy white fingers are very TALENTED: I adore your pillows! I wouldn't change them at all! I do like this arrangement better. The table seems to FIT better on the wall. I love all your pretty things too. Thanks so much for sharing this! I LOVE the red and white! XO, Pinky

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  21. Having trouble leaving comments today....envy your energy

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  22. What a lovely, cozy place to while away the day! I do like the before and the after! The reds and whites, and the floor, and the wall color are all wonderful.

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  23. Gorgeous pillows~ What beautiful workmanship. You have every right to be extremely proud of them. Your porch looks fabulous. I love the new changes. Many blessings. marlis

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  24. LOVE the changes! I just adore all the toile, floral and reds!!! Nancy

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  25. Boy you've been busy.I keep waiting for that burst of energy to hit me this summer, but so far, no luck. Your sun porch is adorable. I love the pillows and don't blame you one bit for not wanting to change them.

    Thanks for bringing your lovely sun porch to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. She's lovely and a fantastic place to rest and relax.
    Lucky u!!!
    d

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  27. Shelia, can you bottle up some of that energy and send it to me, please?! I love your sun porch, love the red and white decor, the little bear and dolls in the red wagon, I bet Carter loved that! xo,

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  28. Love, love, love! It looks fabulous. I just love your fabric choices.

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  29. Good morning Shelia,
    Loved visiting your gorgeous sun porch, it's so charming and definitely a place I would like to sit with a good book and while away an afternoon, or two.
    BTW I'm going to be singing Southern Nights in my head all day long!
    Bon dimanche
    Maggie

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  30. Bonjour
    It's magnific
    Lovely and romantic
    Have a nice day
    Frieda

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  31. You've sure been busy! Everything looks great and I love your pillows-have fun:@)

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  32. Hi Shelia!

    What a pretty little space you have to play with! I love all your reds & whites in there & I love the new look, too.

    I had to laugh...you sounded like Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" .."I'll worry about that tomorrow". LOL

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  33. Goodness. You have been very busy! I love your redwork ... gorgeous. The little Texas table is just perfect with its stars and your teddies would be right at home at my house!!!! :D :D :D Have a wonderful week!

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  34. You have a natural talent for designing the most charming and welcoming spaces. I admire this ability more than I can express.. your blog is always a joy to visit..

    xoxoxo
    Sonny

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  35. Girl! Just yesterday I was singing Southern Nights! How fun!

    Well, I love your sun porch anyway you fix it! It looks great! I LOVE white whicker to pieces and hope to have my own set again some day.

    It's so refreshing to see someone enjoying their home and tearing things up! You go for it, girl! I had been on a high energy spree too but now? Hmmm... well, there's always tomorrow- right?! ♥

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  36. It's such a cheerful, happy place and puts a big smile on my face. Put the kettle on and I will hop on over. May I bring Bentley too?

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  37. Sheila, your switcheroo is great. I love where you moved the table too, it highlights it more and I agree, it does seem to make it bigger. EVerything is so pretty! Your pillows are wonderful and I just love your painting on your Texas table. Keep the project energy flowing!!!!

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  38. OH Sheila,
    I adore your sunroom! You have created such a gorgeous space! I love your wicker and pillows and plants and tables and bears!
    What a delightfully charming room!
    You talented gal you!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  39. I love your sunporch. I also envy your possession of a sunporch....I would love to have one...only with lots of air conditioning...I loooovvveee air
    conditioning !!!

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  40. Hi Shelia, Yes, it is really me. My grands all left today and I grabbed my computer and sighed a happy sigh!

    Your sunporch is gorgeous. I do like the changes you made including your Texas star table. Smile. Your cushions and your pillows (especially made by you) are so pretty. I love the cheerful colors. You have a way with knowing what looks just right. I too love the look of wicker. I know you had fun with that tear you were on!!!

    I also enjoyed your previous post. the book shelves look wonderful and your doggy collection is awesome. I too have read all of Jan Karon's books on the Mitford series. A wonderful series that my daughter told me about.

    You are a sweetie my dear friend.
    Love, Jeanne

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  41. Happy Sunday, Shelia!
    WOW, what a beautiful sun porch...it is warm, inviting, and filled with lots of charm! I love the way you accessorize and place things together, you are very talented! The way you have placed the wicker furniture and side table, well, you have framed the space to perfection, well done! Hope you enjoy the day and thank you so much for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

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  42. I love the bright new look of your sun porch! There must be something in the air because I also felt the need to change things up. I love the reds, especially that toile pillow on the little wicker love seat.

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  43. Shelia, I love your sunny sun porch! I like how you reversed the furnishings. It looks so pretty and bright. I hope you tear down the other side so we can see it too. :-) Have a great week. Hugs, Pamela

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  44. I love it girly. Red is sooo fab! I miss it so much!

    xo~Rebecca

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  45. It is GORGEOUS and I love it all...the wicker, the rooster motif, the toile and the reds!!!

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  46. Look at all that yummy red toile! Love it! Your sun porch looks great (it looked great before too)!

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  47. Like a little doll house your sweet back porch!
    Change her up anyway you like shelia...every arrangement looks great.
    Fun just to change it around.
    We're like grown up "little girls", changing our doll houses around!
    Happy Sunday,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  48. I just love love love that porch. White wicker always makes me happy. And the toile fabric, oh my! That room is just so inviting with the tea-set on the table. Keep going....you are on a mission. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

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  49. I like it either way! The rooster lamp is too cute.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I'll hope you'll come see the nursery I helped create for my first grandchild.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  50. Lovely room...but what really caught my eye was that cute table with stars!
    Stop over for a last chance to enter a vintage linen giveaway!

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  51. Very, very nice. You have used such pretty, cheerful colors. It is lovely.(-:

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  52. I love all of the red and white, it's so pretty! I love the before and after.

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  53. Hi Sheila! I'm so glad you posted this as now I don't feel so alone as I too have been changing rooms around at our place too! My family leave the house for just an hour or 2 and then come home to find that I've rearranged several rooms! Lucky they don't mind.

    Hope you have another fun week!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  54. Such a beautiful and inviting sun porch! I just love those red toile pillows and roosters.. everything looks so pretty with those white wicker furniture... The rooster lamp is my favorite! I could stay in this sun porch all year long. Loved how you named your new camera Reba and nice to meet Mary as well. Thanks for having us at your beautiful porch. Visiting from The Seasonal Sunday's party. Have a great week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  55. Visiting from BNOP. It's so fun to change and rearrange to keep everything exciting and new. Nice work!

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  56. Your sun room is so pretty, Sheila! I love the white wicker and your cushions are so cheerful. I also love your sweet shy angel statue. It's fun to rearrange furniture from time to time and make a room feel new!

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  57. Hey Sheila-I have been awol for a while! I definitely like this better. I like having the window open more! Isn't it great that you have the room to play with the arrangement!? Too hot here to do much--even the AC can't keep up with the heat. Fortunately, I'm just rocking our new grandbaby right now :)

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  58. I think the changes look magnificent! What a fun little spot to hang out. Glad you swallowed that energy pill! :)

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  59. Isn't it fun to rearrange?? Red is my favorite color and I was in love with your room at first sight after seeing all of that red. Your red and white fabrics are beautiful.

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  60. Hi Shelia,
    You have been busy!It all looks so pretty- a great place to sit with a book and a cup of tea.
    Your pillows are great.

    Carolyn

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  61. Sweet Shelia...your pops of red make me smile!
    This is somewhere I'd love to just sit back and enjoy!
    ~Jo

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  62. Good Monday Morning Shelia *hugs*
    You have certainly been busy! I do the same. I just had my second "spring" cleaning of the spring/summer season last week. I have yet to finish up...but it was a good week tossing and sorting through.
    The room looks lovely. I like all the red and white. I think the placement of the furniture looks great..a change is always refreshing.
    have a great day
    Judi

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  63. Bless my heart, I have sunporch envy! It's on our agenda to build one next year, and I am counting the days. It's the thing I miss most about our old house. I like your table where it is now, and the "children" in the wagon are most charming.

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  64. Hello Shelia

    your room and everything looks soooo nice. I could stay there all day. I love the red curtains and the toile pillows and i think it's a good idea to place the sofa in front of the window.
    I wish you a lot of beautiful hours in your fantastic room.
    Have a nice day,

    Sabine

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  65. Sweet Shelia, your sun porch is absolutely divine. I could spend hours in it with a cup of tea.

    I do hope you are feeling better.

    You are truly special, Shelia.

    XOXO
    Barb

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  66. Hello Shelia

    I am loving your pretty sun porch. And I now have that song in my head!;-)

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  67. Girlfriend, you are on quite a "tear." I wish someone would come tear up my house. It could use it. ;)
    Your sunroom is so versatile, Shelia...amazing all the options you have in there. I love the floor in there and of course, you know I love all your beautiful white wicker. Have fun tearing up today...and send me some of whatever vitamin you are taking! :)

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  68. Shelia,
    I adore all the changes that have taken place on your porch...and this has to be the best!!! The colors are so vibrant! I don't imagine we get the truest picture of the colors, but that Reba (camera) definitely takes gorgeous photos!!! (With the help of your talented dainty fingers!Ha!Ha!) Thank you for sharing all your labors of love!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  69. Shelia, you can bet your chicken feathers I can loooove those pretty toile and rooster pillows. The whole room looks so inviting, and I love how cozy this sitting area is now. Shoot! You've made me want to go rearrange my sunroom. laurie

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  70. What a lovely sun porch. It looks so inviting, a really nice place to relax or catch up with friends or families.

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  71. Adorable porch! I've been so wanting a wicker set. I just adore the pillows all piled upon the settee. Those two on either side, with the ruffles are so cute!

    Nancy

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  72. Shelia,
    You have a wonderful sun room. I love the red pillows you stitched with the roosters. They are adorable. All of your decor in this space is very pretty. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  73. What an absolutely lovely room Shelia! So charming and cheerful...kind of like it's owner I'd say! :-) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  74. Charming ... inviting ... relaxing ... colorful and beautiful are just a few of the words that come to mind after touring your sunrooom, Shelia! And, I love the new arrangement, too. It does make it look a bit larger, too. I love all of the red accents ... the pillow on the loveseat is my fave. What time are cocktails being served ... I'm on my way! Becca

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  75. Hello Sheila - so lovely, bright and cheerful! A great redo! Just love the red Toile and the Roosters - the angel is perfect, the stars on the table - very well done and the shutter with the tins - gorgeous - love your new sun porch arrangement!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  76. Hi Sheila,
    Your sunroom is so pretty and I love the white wicker with the red cushions. Thank you for joining my Open House party.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  77. What you did is so inviting. Very colorful and cheerful. Nobody would feel bored when they got to enter your home. Everything are just so lovely.

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  78. Hi Shelia,
    I am loving your porch and am visualing all of it. I'm porch crazy, too. I laughed when I read that you called the wicker furniture piece a "she". I call the red cabinet on my porch the same! How fun! Guess, I missed this when the grands were visiting! Glad I FOUND it.

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