Friday, January 6, 2012

wandering and wondering...

With a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning my thoughts are wandering and now I am wondering if an old toboggan might look nice in front of my house...

Mary Ellen's display in the window of The Wrentham Country Store

I wish I had a big ol' porch along the front of my house and be able to dress it up like this!

I finally downloaded Picasa to my computer and have been playing around a bit with my photos (oh no, not another distraction!).
I would love any tips you have to share!

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!



Joining Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Thanks for hosting Debra!

23 comments:

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandi! Oh that porch looks delightful... **sigh** :) My wish is for it to snow over here! A White Christmas would have been nice...but of course SoCali weather does not allow for that!!! lol Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!


Cheers,
Jessie

oldthings said...

Lovely post with beautiful things which I love .Thank you for sharing these!!!
Happy New Year
Olympia

trash talk said...

Thanks girl...you just gave me a great idea for the window at W&T's!
Deb

Polly said...

this may sound weird, but i'm jealous! i want a little snow!! we are having spring-like weather here. actually i'm not complaining about the temperature at all, but a little snow sometime this winter would be nice!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

What a great display, I say yes to the sled idea no matter how big your porch is!! thanks for linking up the fun to the party! xoxo

Okio B Designs said...

Tell Mary Ellen I'll be right over for some hot cocoa! ;) What an amazing storefront/window/porch!

Jeanine

Posy and Co. said...

Happy day! Oh, yes...the porch is devine. I've been hunting for a pair of vintage skis or snowshoes for my porch, too. I think it looks so inviting, friend. Much love, Lisa

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Don't feel bad...I don't have a BIG front porch, but I do have a BIG screen porch in the back:) Hope you have a wonderul weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Cindy said...

Ohhh, it all looks so cozy and inviting...
as far as Picassa, i use it to edit my photos, it's a fairly simple program, and seems ok... i am curious about photoshop, but imagine it would be so complicated, i'd die of old age before i learned how to actually use it!

Cindy

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thistlewoodfarm said...

I have used picasa before and I really like how you can lighten up pictures and make them brighter. I don't use a flash when I take my pictures, so everything depends on natural light! Your photos look beautiful.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh the things you can do with a porch. That is a very inviting winter display. I could curl up there right about now and go to sleep. I'm feeling so tired today. Hope you are having a good one. Tammy

Victoria said...

That's a cute idea but I'd be worried someone would steal it. I've heard of a couple of bloggers who've had vintage bicycles stolen off their porches:(

I tried Picasa when I first started blogging and it confused the heck out of me so now I use Picnik, I just find it easier to navigate.

Send me some snow please!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that's exactly what I did. I put an old wooden sled on the front porch dressed up with some fresh greens and hung some old ice skates on it. I took down my wreath but put it right back up because everything looked so bare. :)

June said...

I love a pretty porch too Sandi. I wish I would take more time in the Winter to make mine look pretty, but usually we have feet and feet of snow by now and I only have a pergola over it, so I don't bother.
You made me laugh in your last post with your little note to Jim at the end ;) I don't have that book, but it looks beautiful. I LOVE your cozy white slippers!
hugs from here...
Just a note to say, I was just thinking about you a little while before your comment came in and I swear I could hear the Twilight Zone theme song playing when I saw my e-mail in box:)

lynn said...

your porch looks lovely! i just downloaded picasa and it looks interesting--now to learn it:)

oldgreymare said...

a porch...ah I remember those..we don't do porches here..and it's a damn shame too! Give me a good old porch any day with or without a toboggan. <3

oh..and send snow..
xx
z

723.home.plain & simple said...

ooh you make me envious...wishing there was a dusting of snow here to make it feel like winter! 78 degrees instead!
Happy New Year,
Rae

Debbie said...

I'd love a little winter setting like that on our porch too. I should get off my lazy butt and do something with my ice skates and sled.
This picture has some great ideas, Sandi!
Have a nice week.
xxxooo

freckled laundry said...

I wish I had a big porch too, especially a wrap-around...but I'd settle for anything other than the stoop that I have. My sister puts a tobogan out each winter. I think they're so charming. I say go for it. Stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year, Sandi!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Hello sweet friend!

I would love it if you stopped by today for the impossiblity challenge! Your "impossiblity" could even be top 5 tips about Picasa!

red.neck chic said...

Oh - I love toboggans!!! My Mom doesn't have a big front porch so she ties hers to her front gate! It's ADORABLE!!!

They are hard to find in Texas though... I think it was 71 here on Friday. LOL!!! Winter, what?!

LOVE your inspiration!!!
;-D robelyn

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I never seem to have enough energy to do my entry way winter decor as I would like - it may be because I hate the cold, so I tend to stay inside. Yours looks lovely, Sandi!

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