caught my attention these past few days.
As most of you know, from reading my farm blog.............I love chickens.
This design was actually meant for cross stitch and done in red and white in a magazine,
however, I decided I would use black and white. But I just had to stitch the comb in red.
He's a handsome fellow..........don't you think?
The hen is just as precious. I have found many good rooster designs in both cross stitch and regular embroidery............but it is very hard to find ones with hens.
They make a pretty pair in black and white.
So with the black and white color still floating around in my head.............
I turned my attention to the front porch. This is a wonderful spot to sit and to watch the snow or the rain falling. It is also wonderful to sit out in the late afternoon and to listen to the coo of the doves and the late night serenade of the coyote across the prairie. As you can see, the furniture has gotten quite weathered.
I have had this rocking chair for a long time. It has spent many hours rocking three babies to sleep and in the later years being rocked to a bed time story with one or two toddlers in my lap.
So I took a paint brush with the color combination of black and white and gave it a new look.
The old porch swing was here years before we moved in and it was just as weathered looking when we first saw it. Now it too, has a new look with black and white.
The chairs are not the focus I want you to see in this photo. Look to your right and you will see a small square table sitting beside them. This is a portion of a trailer load of furniture I bought at a yard sale ........with the intention of re-working and re-doing them. The table was actually in great condition with a good surface on it.............
but with a little splash of black and white........it serves as a great porch table.
So it all came together in a pretty way and the porch is even more inviting.
Don't you think?
The chair and table look great together ................but I have always loved to play checkers on the porch...............
so I hand painted a colorful and whimsical checker board onto the table. When I first saw the table for sale out in that yard, I already knew that I would make a checker board on top of it for the porch. I just did not know in which colors at that time. I painted dot flowers on the end corners of each checker space and in the corners of the board.
Now it's ready for a good game and some lemonade............
come visit me!
I need to sew up some pillows and cushions to make it a little more comfortable.
How about you?
Do you like to decorate your porch?
Do you like to sit out in the morning?............or do you like the evening better?
What are your favorite color combinations?
I would love to hear!
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