Porches in the hood

Today I am going to a porch party over at Jill's Gypsey Brocante Porch Club (party!).  We are suppose to show porches in our Hood,,,,,,,,, so I walk down my street and realize that most people in my neighborhood are too far off the road to capture a good picture of the porch and the fact that the whole neighborhood is brick rustic texas style porches........no gingerbreads to show off,,,,,I did take a picture of my favorite in the hood he sits on 20+ acres and I don't know him well enough to enter his property this is Texas you could still get shot....he lives two doors down from me and he backs up to my backyard as well...

This man dug a well when building house and hit a natural spring and
retired day job and bottles Samantha Springs water, he has a waterwheel, a fountain.
Cows Sheep beautiful property

This is as close as I have been to his porch.....

Here is another neighbor that is far back on property, with double porch balcony

This neighbor is right across the street

Then there is lil ole me looking at all these beautiful large properties, house looks
so bare without the flowers and decor I have out in summer

Nothing Fancy but I have rocked babies, I have waited on School buses with cookies, I have read wonderful books, and I have sang and I have cried right there in the rocker on the right........
That's porch chalk under the table there is alot of original artwork done right here on this porch!

You know you are a redneck when your husband parks fishing boat in front yard............

But my favorite porches are not these let me show you my favorite porches

Now my daughters Calico Critter house has the best porch with a nice wicker set
and dang look at the balcony coming off of the master.........I have spent alot of time with the cow and rabbit families on this porch..........

And Barbie.......on the third level of her house has two porches not one two
One for the animals

and another lounge area to relax, drink tea and watch over the horse stables

But this is my favorite porch area of all, I have spent countless hours climbing up this balcony
sliding down with  a growing little girl on the slide, playing thumbelina, eating (pretend eating) dirt soup sitting on the outdoor cafe stools

So there is some of my hood..............
Thanks for reading my silliness!!

Happy Monday all!
Have a blessed day!



  1. I loved seeing my home state today. I was out today on the hwy and I didn't pass a just Blue Bell delivery truck.... but a Blue Bell 18 wheeler!! It was bringing that hometown goodness to us!

    I love that you added the doll house, but especially the playscape =0)

  2. your porch holds many memories, i loved reading the sweet story about it! same goes for the play set in the yard and doll houses...too cute!!

  3. Sherry
    I loved this post and the doll house stuff filled me with smiles. More silliness its so good for the soul! What a beautiful spread of homes It was like looking at a magazine to me. Southern California is quite different.

    Have a wonderful week


  4. I love hearing about the memories on your porch! It makes me want to have a lovely porch with some rockers when we have a home to call our own!

  5. Hi Sherry!

    What a sweet post! Great memories have been made on your front porch and play-yard. Cute rockers! You really have a great view of homes in your neighborhood. We have some great old homes to look at, but there is a college rental across the street so I try to divert my eyes...lol!

    Happy Monday! :) ~M

  6. This is such an adorable post... I just love all of the porches you have shared today.... and I just love the swing you have on your porch... I would just love to sit there and swing all day!
    hugs~~~ Daphhne

  7. What a wonderful porch post, Sherry ... I don't know if I'm just hormonal but I swear this was like a Hallmark commercial ... it made me laugh and cry!!

    Loved the remark about the boat in the driveway, funny! But, I especially loved your memories of laughing and crying all in one spot ... sitting in the rocker. And how much fun playing with barbie ... she's got spectacular porches ... not to mention other things {wink-wink}! And the neighbors ... well .. looks to me like a pretty tough neighborhood to "keep up with the Jones!" ... very nice!

    Thank you for sharing ... see you next week ; )

  8. Hi Sherry,

    I enjoyed your post..especially the memories from your rocking chair and sliding down the slide with your little girl.

    Home is where the ♥ is....thanks for sharing. Oh, and yes, that is 3 levels of porches on that cabin...I've seen some with 4 levels believe it or not. Mine has two levels of wraparound porches and that's more than I'll ever get decorated. :0)

    Thanks so much for visiting with me...
    Stephanie ♥

  9. Thanks for stopping by my Post... your Porch looks cozy and inviting.

    Dawn... The Bohemian


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