As Promised!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I know I'm a week late in getting these posted, but here they are! 

The Colonel recently had a four day weekend. 
He worked on re-staining the front porch and the milk cans and the bench 
and changing the light fixtures. 

The entrance to our house...

Our new lights...
The old ones were brass...oh the horror!

Right side of the porch steps...

Newly painted bench...

Newly painted milk cans.  
We've had these forever.  
They've been blue, cranberry and now black.  
Left side of the porch steps...

A beautiful sunrise.
This is what greets me most mornings...

Enjoy your day!


  1. Good Morning, Lois!

    Your home is beautiful... everything looks so nice with the fresh paint!

    The sunrise is lovely as well!

    Sending wishes for a great day!

  2. Very nicely fresh and clean looking.

    blessings and hugs,


  3. Good morning Lois,
    Your porch is just beautiful! What a gorgeous view! I love the milk cans. I have one too, also painted black. I keep mine inside now because the bees used to nest under it every summer. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Loretta

  4. Oh! You are so blessed to have a porch! That is what I have always wanted. I just want to sit on a porch like yours in my rocking chairs and chat with my older daughters and friends that stop by. I also would love to knit on a porch. The Colonel is able to do everything~where did he learn his carpentry skills? Was it from the military or his father? Everything looks beautiful. Where I am we have "Saltboxes" so there are no porches! My main goal is to look for a house with a large porch like yours in the future. God bless and thank you for the kind words you left on my blog, Rose

  5. We would love a porch like that someday....and it looks lovely all spiffed up. That Colonel is a keeper......he did a great job!


  6. That is just gorgeous. Could you send the Colonel to me for four, it would take longer than have to look at your porch!! LOL So nice!

  7. Love the new lights and milk cans! Your mums are beautiful:)

  8. Looks so nice and fresh! I know you will enjoy immensely.

  9. Everything looks beautiful. The colonel and you are always on top of all your projects.

  10. It looks so pretty! What a beautiful porch you have with such a glorious view of the sunrise! You guys did a great job!

    Hugs, Sharon

  11. I LOVE it!! Don't you just love how a little paint can change the whole "feel"? I would love to have a front porch like that...LOVE IT....That is one of the many things that is so fun about blogging is seeing how others have their homes, etc. in other parts of the country. Almost no one in California (that I know or see anyway) has a front porch...and I am not sure why...maybe someday...Have a wonderful day enjoying that new wonder porch...Blessings, Debbie

  12. Good Morning Lois~

    Now I know why Nellie calls you "Sunshine!"
    I love the sunrise that greets you!

    Your home looks so warm and welcoming. The Colonel did a WONDERFUL job! I too, happily changed my 10 year old lite fixtures beside the garage door...what a difference. =)
    Hope you both are still on the mend. Blessings this new month.

  13. Beautiful Lois!!
    I love the new lights, your mums are so pretty..mine all died :)(my green thumb is kinda black)-lol
    Great place to ponder and watch the world go by.

  14. Hi Lois, That would be a welcoming site every morning. Just beautiful scenery.
    The front porch look terrific! Love the bench and milk can in black. It looks so rich. Your steps are decked out so cute.
    Have a good day!

  15. Beautiful pictures. Everything looks so nice.

  16. Looks simply lovely, Lois! You and I both seem to like the "pretty but not overdone" look! The milk cans are just so neat! And the sunrises ...beautiful.

    We went for a bike ride this morning, and it was just glorious!! I took some photos of my neighborhood that I'll share in a couple of days!

    Thanks for sharing your home with us! I love what you and the Colonel do!!

    So glad your stuff is better...praying for the Colonel's to be all gone, too!
    Love ya,

  17. Hi Lois!
    What a sweet front porch...tell the Colonel he done good! But I'm sure you had a hand in it, too. So good job to you! It's very welcoming and looks very nice.

    What a great sunrise! Have a blessed day!


  18. I really like those shutters. I know, they aren't part of the redo!!! But the color is so pretty. Love the milkcans!

  19. Your porch looks great! Clean fresh and new. Enjoy!

  20. Beautiful! I love those milkcans!

  21. Lovely blog! Following... :)
    Emily Anne

  22. I want to come sit on your front porch and watch the sunrise! It looks beautiful!

  23. Hi Sunshine,
    Your porch looks so lovely. Love the new lights. Isn't paint amazing, I just love a fresh coat of paint on anything. and the Sunrise pic was breathtaking!
    Hope you enjoy many nights or mornings sitting on your porch with a nice cup of java or tea.
    Have a wonderful day dear,

  24. So pretty! I love the light fixtures.

    Jill and I will just have to carpool up to your place to watch that sunrise! :)

  25. Beautiful porch and great paint job! I have a milk can at my front door too. I'm trying to decide if I'm keeping it there or not, but my daughter says "no, don't move it! I set things there if my arms are full while I open the door!" So- gotta think about it some more:)

    I love your flowers on the steps too!

    Have a great day!

    Linda C

  26. I love it! So beautifully done! And that sunrise is gorgeous--God saying Good Morning!

  27. what lovely way god has of saying good morning :-) Who can be in a bad mood wiht a view like that:-) Your porch is so welcoming, it looks like the perfect spot for a long cup of tea and a great conversation.

  28. Your house looks so beautiful and welcoming Lois - a real home! It is great when you get these things done and everything looks so ship-shape and smart for the new season! Fiona

  29. I really like the milk cans in black and it is such a beautiful porch.
    I like the new lights also.
    I am wanting to replace ours one of these days soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

  30. Hi again, Love the new black lights and swing-so southern and welcoming. Loved the mums too; we aren't getting any new plants or trees until next spring and I miss the fall look.
    BTW, I may have forgotten to give you my
    Have a great weekend.

  31. I have been missing everyone so much! Work has me crazy busy!
    Everything looks so nice. Can you send your hubby my way on his next 4 days off. Got lots that need touching up! LOL....
    The sunrise is such a great way to start and end a day. Hugs from Texas.

  32. What a welcoming, beautiful home! And the sunrise... just breathtaking. No wonder you are "Walking on Sunshine." With a view like that most every morning, who wouldn't be? :) Thanks for sharing! -Tammy

  33. Your home is gorgeous....
    so fresh, clean, welcoming
    and crisp.

    Love~ Jen

  34. Good morning!!! I am getting in my car and coming right over. Your porch is gorgeous! Love all the improvements! You are so lucky to have a handyman husband. What a beautiful place to experience peace. Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

  35. Oh my, your porch turned out beautiful! I also love the picture of the sunrise and of course our flag. Your little scarecrow looks so cheery. Your hubby did a wonderful job. I hope you have a great weekend. I will imagine you sitting on your lovely porch sipping tea :>)

  36. Hi Sweetie,
    I used fat free half and half,
    and only 2 tablespoons of Land of Lakes light butter w/ canola oil.
    and I used the Swanson 99% fat free
    chicken broth, and lite sour cream. I also use the 2% cheddar cheese as well. We all loved it,
    in fact, my daughter came over early to drop off her dog just so she could have some, and it was such a hit she took some home as well. I made a salad to go with it,
    and it was quite filling. so we even have some leftovers for today or whenever. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we did.
    Have a great day and thanks for your sweet comments.
    Blessings hon, Nellie

  37. Hi Lois,
    What a fantastic job the Colonel did, everything is so beautiful, love your fall decorations, and that sunrise is spectacular.
    Have a great weekend,

  38. Love your sunset picture. We had a great vacation and there were no fits. You can go back a couple of posts and I have some pictures.

  39. Your fall decorations look so pretty. We just bought some mums and pumpkins over the weekend for decorating outside. I love fall! Hope you have a great week ahead. Karen

  40. What a great porch! Your porch looks gorgeous! I love those big milk cans! They looks so good black. The sunrise photo is beautiful!


  41. Gorgeous! Love the last shot with the flag. Just gives me goosebumps!

  42. You home is just beautiful. I love all of the special fall touches you have added. Your light fixtures look wonderful! :o)

  43. Just beautiful job he did and the picture of a sky!! One that would look awesome enlarged and framed!