Welome to my blog. DAISY RAE'S GARDEN'S(ALLGRINS RMS)

Welome to my blog.  DAISY RAE'S GARDEN'S(ALLGRINS RMS)

My back porch

My back porch

The "Sunflower"

The "Sunflower"
Abigail's playhouse

"A few of my favorite Things"

"A few of my favorite Things"

My handsome husband

My handsome husband

My Son

My Son

My daughters

My daughters

My Garden Shed

My Garden Shed

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Come sit with me the world can wait..............




Sometimes life is spinning out of control. We need a place to restore. Take life easy and remember times gone by.
I have a real love and fetish for porches. I can not imagine living in a home without a front porch. I feel that the front porch is a extension of the home. It should be decorated and loved just like the inside of the home. I am not a professional decorator but I love to garden and decorate from the heart. .
You don't have to spend a ton of money. If you look around your home you will find plenty of things. I go to garage sales and look for wicker pieces. I bring them home and paint them to match the pieces that I already have.

Must have items:
1. a rug
2. candles
3. music
4.games
5.plants...hanging and pots
6.furniture love seat, chairs, swings, tables
7. lemonade, iced tea
8. friends and family
9. fountain / soothing water feature
10. blanket or quilt for snuggling
11. wind chimes
12. lamp
article by Scott Cook:-
The Evolution of the American Front Porch
The Study of an American Cultural Object
"Porches are as synonymous with American culture as apple pie. While not unknown in colonial times, they rose to nationwide popularity in the decades before the Civil War, and remained in fashion for almost one hundred years. Ironically, the very social and technological forces that made them both popular and possible were eventually responsible for their decline."
-- from Kahn, Preserving Porches
American Front Porch, Bald Head Island, North Carolina
"Nobody thought much about the front porch when most Americans had them and used them. The great American front porch was just there, open and sociable, an unassigned part of the house that belonged to everyone and no one, a place for family and friends to pass the time."
--Rochlin, The Front Porch, in Home, Sweet Home
In recent times, new emphasis has been given to the cultural history and significance of the American front porch. In an effort to complement and to elaborate this emphasis, this project will attempt to define and distinguish the American front porch as an American cultural object. By exploring its evolution, from its origins to its decline, this project will not merely tell the story of the porch, but will also tell a limited story of America itself. While to many the front porch is unfamiliar, to the rest it must bring to mind a memory, experience, or actual place. This project may help to connect these cultural memories of the front porch to an understanding of the important role it has played in the national experience.
Contents
Origins of the American Front Porch
Stylistic Evolution
Popularization
Cultural Significance
The Decline
Recurrence in Modern Times
Works Cited and Consulted
Maintained by Scott Cook,rsc8q@virginia.edu Visit my homepage

2 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OHHH I remember you from RMS and I recognize that gorgeous porch!!! I found your link from tootsie time and I'm so glad I did! It's so nice to see old favorites from RMS since I rarely go there anymore. So glad we can all reconnect in blogland

nikkicrumpet said...

Jamie thanks so much for visiting my blog. I was so afraid I'd be all alone in blogland just talking to myself in a lonely room. It's so nice to see friendly faces stop in!

About Me

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I have been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband Troy. We have 3 children 17,14& 5. I left my career 13 years ago with the airlines to raise my family. I help my husband with our rental properties and substitue teach at our local high school. I love to garden,decorate, travel and go antiquing.- I work hard every day to make our home a nice place to come home to at the end of the day. I love the Lord and am thankful for the many blessings in my life.

Our home

Our home

Relaxing on a summer night

Relaxing on a summer night

Gardening With "Heart"

Gardening With "Heart"

music


My family

My family
Jordan's 17th birthday

Award from Mary

Award from Mary
Thank you

Award from Tootsie

Award from Tootsie

A special prayer request

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Please pray for my cousin Randy and his family. He has been diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer . He has been ungergoing many test and procedures the last few weeks.
He is a wonderful person with a contageous laugh. He is very special to me.
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adopt a chair

adopt a chair

Haven of Rest

My Blog List

My Blog List

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory
"Divine Gift"

dining room

dining room

Dining Room

Dining Room

My favorite Verse/song


The Lord is my Light, and my Salvation whom shall I fear, What shall I fear.The Lord is my Strength...He is the Strength of my life, of whom then shall I be afraid...Shall...I be afraid...Shall...I be afraid...The Lord is my Light and my SalvationWhom shall I fear, what shall I fear.The Lord is my Light and my Salvation.Whom shall I fear...What shall I fear...Psalm 27

Hot Summer Night

Hot Summer Night

My Back Porch In Bloom

My Back Porch In Bloom

Grass Fence

Grass Fence

Zinnia Garden/Day Lillies

Zinnia Garden/Day Lillies

Allysium

Allysium

Climbing Rose With Lemon Scent

Climbing Rose With Lemon Scent

Creative Clutter

Creative Clutter
Hand stitched by my mother-in-law

Hand Crafted bed by my talented brother

Hand Crafted bed by my talented brother
my brother made this for me for Christmas..It was a total surprise!

19 Year Anniversary Gift

19 Year Anniversary Gift
Vintage Arbor

My 1st award

My 1st award
Thank you Tootsie!!

My Children

My Children
Coleman

My boy

My boy
Coleman

pool party for Coleman at my moms

pool party for Coleman at my moms

Miss Jordan

Miss Jordan

My girls

My girls
Dancing the night away

Miss Abigail

Miss Abigail

Abigail's Playhouse

Abigail's Playhouse

Abigail age 4

Abigail  age 4
wow this takes concentration!