BACK PORCH SPRING CLEANING: Part II

I hope you have had the opportunity to read and enjoy part one of my latest blog post, Back Porch Spring Cleaning! So now it is time to share part two of the post, and I hope you enjoy it too. Please remember if you have questions that I will be happy to answer them for you!

For me going picking and finding unexpected treasures is one of my most favorite things to do, and I think that is pretty obvious when you look at this porch! One of my most recent finds is a beautiful, old porch swing with perfect, chippy wood that I dug out of a pile of old furniture pieces and parts a few months ago. It was one of those finds that I was not quite sure where I would use it, but it didn't matter, I knew I would never find another one like it and that I would find a place for it. I found the right place, and I love it there! I hung it in the seating area of the porch under one of my all-time favorite finds, an old hatchery sign from Georgia. The old sign means a lot to me, and I was so happy to find it. I was picking in Georgia with a friend a few years ago, and I saw this old sign, and there was no question about it, it was going home with me! I need to explain that Dekle is my maiden name, and that is not a name that you see or hear very often, so it was remarkable that I even found it. I didn't know if there was any connection because I knew very little about my extended family, but with a bit of research, I found out that the hatchery was once owned by my great uncle. I even have a vague memory of going there when I was a very young child and playing with the chicks, so there was no decision to be made, it had to go home with me.

The beautiful, old, weathered turquoise table you see was a gift from the previous owners of my home. It was original to the house, and they didn't want it, soooo I was more than happy to take it off their hands! I have had several people try to buy it, but I won't sell it. I like it too much, and the fact that it is original to the house means that it belongs here. I used an old turquoise ice cream freezer as the centerpiece for the table, and I am pleased with the results.

There is also a chicken nesting box that I have had a hard time finding a perfect place for but I think I have found a great spot on the back porch and the old green cabinet that you see is filled with a small collection of old toy trucks and some of my old watering cans are sitting on the top. I know that I don't have to tell you that I will probably keep adding treasures to the porch and when I do, I'll be sure to share those finds with you, although Mr. Blue says if I add anymore the porch will fall in. I'm willing to take my chances!!!