From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch you guys. How was your week?

Are you guys ready to celebrate Labor Day this weekend? We’re definitely excited about having a few extra days to relax and we hope you are too!

We spent most of the week working on projects related to the entry and trying to come up with a game plan for the front porch. It’s one of our favorite spaces but we’re losing several flower beds worth of roses due to fungus (we think) on each side of the porch so we’ve been troubleshooting various plant options.

Right now, there are little piles or bits and pieces of projects all over the house that are driving us bananas, but it does feel like we’re making some progress.

Speaking of progress, we’ve been trialing leaving our sweet pup Filbie home alone for a couple hours at a time as he continues to adjust to new medications and regain his strength. He sleeps a lot in the morning, so it feels good to be able to run to breakfast or to pick up something at the store fairly quickly if we need to.

Scenes from our week…

My mom picked these plates up for me a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to use them for a Fall tablescape.

I found this fabulous plaid blanket in our signature colors that’s inspiring all kinds of Fall ideas.

I’m not sure if this piece of ironstone is a chamber pot or if it’s meant for something else, but I couldn’t pass it up. Do you guys know what it was used for by chance? I think it’s the metal handle that’s confusing me.

Speaking of which, can we just talk about these vintage linens? I’m hoping to give them a good soak this weekend because they’re just too pretty not to use.

Quote of the week & Free Printable…

Reading this week…

I just picked up French Style magazine and every page is totally gorgeous.

Listening to this week…

Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin’s Gospel Greats and Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits. Her voice and soulful spirit just blows me away every. single. time. This video of Aretha singing Amazing Grace on Oprah in 2003 is a sweet moment.

A few of our favorite posts from around the web this week…

Great advice on How to Find your style.

You won’t believe the before and after of this family game room. Talk about dramatic makeover!

A gorgeous farmhouse home tour in Provence.

This is such a pretty place for a photoshoot and you can book a stay too!

Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Paris

Wait until you see this obsessively cute sun-dried tomato cheeseball. It takes fall entertaining to a whole new level, right?

I haven’t been clothes shopping in such a long time but the 2018 Fall Lines at J.Crew, Draper James and Gal Meets Glam are fabulous.

A beautiful way to surprise houseguests for breakfast or to relax with your family on a lazy Saturday.

How to Charcuterie

On the Menu this Week…(just as a sweet reminder the person that makes the menu doesn’t eat beef or pork so keep that in mind when you see this feature each week, wink wink)

Peach and Tomato Salad

Southwestern Power Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Shrimp Louie

Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder

Easy Salmon Cakes

Greek Chicken Bowls

10 Minute Lasagna

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Pumpkin Pie Spice Brown Butter Sugar Brown Cookies

Here are a few French Farmhouse inspired finds from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Tufted Headboard (other colors available)

Rose Blush Sheet Set (other colors available and at a great price too)

Vintage Inspired Coverlet (other colors available)

Gray Embroidered Pillow Cover (other colors available)

Stone and Beam Rug

Gray and White Striped Pillow Cover

Whitewashed Lamps

Chair

Framed Map of Paris

 

If you’ve missed anything on the blog lately, here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…

9 Quick & Easy Ways to Find Fall Inspiration

Progress Update on the Entry

Grace During Transitions and August Goals Video

Salted Caramel Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes (from the archives)

I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week. I finished painting the bench for the entry and fingers crossed the chandelier we ordered will be here tomorrow. There are still a couple things that need to be figured out, but it finally feels like things are coming together which is exciting.

I’m hoping to run to town later today to pick up a few things for Fall and to scope out the mum situation at the plant nursery. I’m also laser focused on trying to get the rest of the house put back together and in top shape before the long weekend.

It’s Labor Day weekend in the States so we’ll be taking Monday off and using the weekend to spend time with our families and friends. Whatever you have planned I hope it’s something you’re excited about too. I can’t wait to see you back here on Tuesday.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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4 Comments

  1. I love everything on your board today Coco. It really feels like my style but I’m going to check out the post you suggested just to be sure. Thanks and have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah, I appreciate it! I checked my style too and you probably won’t be surprise at the answer – farmhouse all the way. I’m glad she talked about how it takes practice to find your style and how she had overdone it in the beginning trying to be a “designer” – super relatable, you know? Happy weekend, CoCo

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