Mornings on My Vintage Porch


In the mornings while its still cool, the kids and I love to sit on the front porch and watch people walk their dogs and drive to work. Sometimes I bring my laptop with me and check emails and sip iced tea, which I set on a little wooden stool draped in a strawberry print vintage tea towel, trimmed in red fringe.

Lately, we've had a lot of dragonflies dancing around. My son named one of the Jeff. Our front porch is one of my favorite things about this house. It has these beautiful scalloped tin awnings over the windows and a metal scalloped edge mailbox that goes "Tink!" When the mail lady closes it. The floor boards are worn and shabby and in the winter the icicles do all of the decorating for me.

plus size vintage casual style with jeans and pincurls on a retro country porch via Va Voom Vintage with Brittany
On rainy days, a puddle collects at the bottom of the steps, perfect for splashing and quacking in, when you're pretending to be a little duck. We grow lambs ear in the garden and Olivia loves to put one behind each ear and say "I'm a little lamb! Pet my soft ears!" 

 I hope our next home has such a wonderful, quiet place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. At night when it's storming, after the kids are tucked in, I sit here on my little retro glider and listen to the rain fall on the tin awnings. Absolute bliss.

vintage blouse- estate sale
jeans- Thrifted (Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans)- more about these jeans in this post
wedges- Thrifted, originally from Madden Girl

plus size vintage casual style with jeans and pincurls via Va Voom Vintage with Brittany


  1. Your porch looks so cute! Sipping iced tea in the morning sounds so perfect. :)

  2. How lovely! Our porch is too small to really do much with. That's one thing I'm hoping to find in our next home as we are looking.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful place to be, your porch! We don't really have porches on UK houses because of our inclement weather, but funnily enough we do have indeed a rare porch, and I love to sit on it too. I might sit on it on a weekend morning with my coffee, or on a Friday evening with a glass of red wine. I love this casual pin-up look on you, it's rather lovely xx

  4. You look absolutely precious! What a lovely corner to sit! It is nice to hear some happy memories about your home.

  5. This looks like sheer bliss, I'd love to have an open porch

  6. This was a lovely post. It made me remember that I used to do a few of those things with my Mama on our front porch glider. I miss that :)

  7. How am I JUST finding this?! Your blog is my new favorite thing on the internet :) Have a great day...I will be checking in often.

  8. Perfect laid back, stylish summer outfit. Eyelet ties with gingham, IMO, for the most perfect warm weather fabric ever.

    ♥ Jessica

  9. Everyone should have a porch! I know I want one! I hope someday it becomes a staple in residential architecture again, a place where everyone can start and end their days in happiness.


  10. how beautiful!...Your porch looks so cute...also Your outfit is so charming...the shoes are a work of Art on You...cheers!

  11. I love porches. Even my little Chicago fire escape is a respite. Your porch is a treat, and your outfit adorably summery.

  12. I love how you are treasuring these moments with your kids, its so beautiful :)


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