Terri left a comment on my post about the Norwegian blue stool suggesting I use it as a plant stand on my front porch. What a great idea! It fits perfectly in this corner …
Placing it out there and getting some decent photos meant I had to get the front porch cleaned up for summer. Usually I do this much earlier in the spring, but I’d never gotten around to it this year.
Now that everything is shipshape perhaps Mr. Q and I will make the time to sit out there and do some reading.
Recently my 12 year old neighbor told me that her favorite thing at school was ‘dear time’. Huh, I said. Dear time?
Drop everything and read!
Don’t you just love that? I definitely need some more ‘dear time’ in my life.
I hate to say it, but more ‘dear time’ does not bode well for you guys because more reading inevitably leads to less painting.
And the front porch is pretty inviting now that it’s all fresh and clean.
The black cupboard is filled with my vintage cameras.
Here is the other end of the porch, in case you were wondering what it looks like these days.
I’ve been known to use this spot for staging photos of finished furniture. The small table is easy to move out of the way, and it also provides a great surface for taking close up photos of smaller items. I get good light here since it’s surrounded by windows.
But boy, I’ve been really tempted to just keep this dresser in that spot.
I haven’t managed to sell it yet, so maybe that is a sign.
Speaking of signs, here’s one that reminds me to not take life too seriously and instead spend more time relaxing on the porch …
Not to worry though, I’ve been managing to get in some painting time this week as well as some ‘dear time’. I have a lovely linen press dresser I’ll be finishing up this weekend, so be sure to come back next week and check it out.