Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Because He Rocks, That's Why


So guess what Sir Lotsa Hair brought home
 from his business travel last week...

Porch rockers. 


Really nice ones, too,
 from Cracker Barrel.  

 There's only one thing I like better than a Cracker Barrel rocker, and that's a practically new Cracker Barrel rocker  being sold for half the cost of a brand new one.

Ka-Ching! 
The man knows how to ring my bell.

Of course, when you're looking for a bargain, you can't be Miss Picky.  
These were stained, and I wanted white ones
 for the newly redone front porch. 



But that was nothing a paint brush and four hands couldn't solve .



Then, I threw on some sunflowers. 

Yes, I realize that sunflowers are kind of summery.


But I checked the calendar and the thermometer,
 and the three of us came to a consensus.  

It's still summer.



Plus, I already had those pillows.

 They go with the rest of  stuff on the porch. 


Plus, sunflowers will take me well into September without looking stupid out there. That gives me time to work on the fall porch between now and fall...

... which isn't here yet. Just thought I would say that one more time. 


And now, at least one side of the newly painted front porch 
doesn't look quite so nekkid. 



One side down, one to go. 



So that's what I did this past weekend.
 How about you?

36 comments:

Miss Merry said...

Love the chairs!!!! Nothing beats sitting in a white rocker on the front porch. Can't wait to see it complete with the swing.

Vee said...

Wow! Love those rockers. Now did you know that rocking is very good for a body? It is! ☺ Get out there and rock on!

Debbie said...

Good morning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rockers! They look just perfect there, and I love the pillows in them too. I want to sit there and rock with you! ENJOY your day! (I think you should do some rocking!)

Mrs.Rabe said...

That was a great deal! And I love them white too!

Sunflowers are summery and work well into the Autumn!

Deanna

Creations By Cindy said...

Nothing like rocking on the front porch! Love the chairs! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE those rockers!!! Do you get to sit out and enjoy them? And the sunflowers are perfect. It is still summer here too!

Denise said...

Absolutely LOVE the rockers on that beautiful new front porch. The sunflower pillows are perfect for August in HOT south GA. The calendar may say summer ends in September but the temps will certainly not reflect an end to the dog days around here.

Your front porch is rocking hot!!

Kathryn Ross said...

You have the picturesque Southern home curb appeal - love it. Actually - works up here in the Northeast & parts of New England, too. Actually - anyone with good taste and style would be gaga over your home refit. Wish I could sip a cuppa sweet tea in one of these rockers with you - listening to you meander . . .
Joy!
Kathy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh I just loooove the look for less - they look perfect!

You have the most amazing porch.

Funny, I never look to sunflowers as summery at all...I never decorate with sunflowers till true cool fall.

I love those pillows there, keep them there a nice long while...because it is STILL summer for sure, haha. : - )

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the sunflower pillows. awesome!! i look at those Cracker Barrel rocking chairs all the time ... i have been to CB in 4 years or so ... but i remember them very well. they are so comfortable. i hope you will use them tons. what a great look. the porch looks great. will you change it up with the seasons? i bet that will be fun.

awesome times, my friend. i prove! ( :

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

approve ... oops ... my brain is not working ... had to go to the ER last night for the hubby, he tore a ligament ... i need more coffee. ( :

Sue said...

They are perfect Debbie, and the swing will be just the thing for the other side. I love all that you are doing ~ send me some of your energy please?

Ann said...

LOVE Cracker Barrel's rockers! LOVE how inviting your porch looks!

Now, where's the mint Juleps...or is it sweet tea that's being served? ;)

Cheers!

Gayle said...

Love, love. Sunflowers are perfect.

Jeanne said...

The sunflowers are a great accent for this time of year. When I managed a floral shop we sold more sunflowers in August, Sept, and October than at any other time of year. They mix wonderfully with the fall colors! I love the rocking chairs too. I wish I had room for 2 on my porch, but I don't want them blocking my view out the window from inside. So, I make do with only 1. Tell the Mr. He made a great find. I believe he should be rewarded.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

YAY! What a great hubby bringing home those rockers. They look very inviting on your porch, especially with the perfect-for-the-season sunflower accents. Enjoy!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great! I love the white-enjoy:@)

Merlesworld said...

Great chairs
Merle...........

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Debbie, your porch is looking very inviting and lovely... the sunflowers are a great accent that will work well for Autumn too I would think... ..Hugs and Blessings... Barb xx

Barbara Neubeck said...

.. ... Debbie, it me again... you asked what we did last weekend...
Well .... I spent my Saturday with my #3 daughter and her 2 daughters shopping for a Wedding Dress. The eldest of her girls is getting Married next year and I'm pleased to say we found 'The Dress'. My grand daughter just kept saying 'Wow.. I love it'.. over and over... she didn't want to take it off.. lol... after she put down the deposit she kept sayig 'I bought a dress'....... it was a wonderful day and I felt very honored that she wanted her Nanny with her..... xxx thanks foe asking... more Hugs..Barb xx

Mona said...

Debbie,
Your new rockers look perfect on your porch..except for one thing. I would love to see me and you rocking side by side and talking... :-)
Love, Mona

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Oh Debbie, the rockers are beautiful!! Your hubby did good, didn't he? :-D Your house and porch are so pretty -- love, love those tall windows at the front. I also love your freshly painted black shutters. Your ferns look pretty, and so do all the sunflowers! I laughed when I read "nekkid." :-D You're going to have a whole new house before long, my friend. I hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

Denise

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Got to love that hubby of yours!!! I was just sitting in a Cracker Barrel chair a week ago...so comfortable and they look perfect! Time to send him out of town again to find more treasures lol!

Carol

elizabeth said...

Two lovely Cracker Barrel rockers and a porch big enough to set a spell on, I'd say you're a blessed woman!

corners of my life said...

Beautiful addition . . .

Kelley said...

Half-nekked is half-dressed, m' dear.

Hmm. I prepared this past weekend to leave my home again, this time for 10 weeks.

Hugs,
Kelley~

Deborah Montgomery said...

such great rockers; with a porch swing you'll be all set for easy summertime living!

Christine said...

PERFECT! In every way!
Get out the Ice Tea and Lemonade, I'm coming over.

Sharon said...

Bringing home those rockers was sweet in so many ways! And they are perfect! I am picturing myself out there with you, a glass of iced coffee (or sweet tea?) in hand, and wok-wokking to our heart's delight!

After all, isn't that what summer (!) is all about?!

XO

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

love when my Sweetie brings good stuff home too. over the week end we went for a ride and I procrastinated as usual ... hope all is well with the Duchess (())

Alycia Nichols said...

Heck, yes, it's still summer!!! We have more than a month of it left on the calendar, and here in the Midwest we can count on that and maybe a little bit more! Sunflowers start to pop up around here toward the end of summer and into the early part of fall, so we consider sunflowers to be both a summer AND a fall flower. (I think I do because the color just goes so great with stuff for both seasons!)

You guys did a bang up job on the painting, and the rockers do indeed rock! Enjoy yourselves out there!

kitty said...

Now doesn't that look beautiful??!! I love the newly painted white rockers and your basket on your freshly painted black door looks wonderful. You're going to love that swing when it get inserted! Your house is looking so fresh and summery. I love it!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Where did he find CB rockers at half price? I love those things. They look beautiful on your front porch, and I think the sunflowers are still in season. Well done, Debbie & Sir Lotsa Hair! laurie.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Now that's just pretty! I love your front door!

What a great deal on those rockers! We always have a turn in the rockers when we go to Cracker Barrel!

Mary Keels said...

Perfect! I couldn't agree with you more. There is nothing better then a Cracker Barrel rocker. I don't have them because of those list prices and have never ever seen any for resale around here. You is blessed lady! LOL! I am on the hunt for some really large black urns to put by the front door for ferns and whatnot. I've pulled away a few things and redoing the stylings out there just a bit. We share some of the same front porch love!

Sharlotte said...

Love those rockers! They are the perfect addition to your gorgeous porch!

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