Monday, April 25, 2011

Joan's Pretty Old House

Get ready Readers.
This is one really Pretty Old House.
It's so PRETTY it's going to take me several posts to show it all.



This house belongs to a dear friend whom I've known for ages. It's her dream house and you can tell.
Just a word of caution: Joan's style is very rustic and country.
If you're looking for a serene beachy styled Pretty Old House.
This ain't it.
The house is in Ball Ground, Georgia, about an hour north of Atlanta.
Enough already... Let's step up on the porch Banksie's waiting.


We're met by this rustic rocker with the table and Spanish Moss covered birdhouse.


And this wonderful old front door which may or may not be original.
I'm always so overwhelmed I forget to ask.
We're just beginning and I'm already dizzy.

This porch extension is what Joan refers to as "The Porch"  as in "Come on up and let's sit on the porch."
Notice the robin's egg blue ceiling?  Seen that before?




I love the "rug" Joan painted on the floor. Also, the floor color is probably something like "Front Porch Gray." It's very classic.  She wouldn't dream of painting it any other color.

Don't overlook the distressed blue chest.  All the furniture on the porch is so comfy--made for sitting and talking and taking it easy.  The farm table is a little higher than a typical coffee table--just right for snacks and drinks. And the ferns...


This porch wraps around three sides of the house. Sigh....
Here we go.


The side porch has so much style-I just don't know how to describe this.  Joan said she needed something for the walls--they were too plain--so she hung these chairs. And the spinning wheel? And more wicker?


a little secret--- Joan stashes her pillows in this rustic bin.




Turn the corner and---
The back porch holds the white picnic table. For those of you who love all things white this is pretty good.
How about that dinner bell?


This is the bathroom window--from the outside.


And an old wash tub with its stand filled with silver dead nettle.



This is what to do with an old garden cart.
And a shelf for succulents.




This dear reader is the Back Door.  Its nicer than most front doors. Look at the transom above the short roof/cover.

 Details, details, details.



Well, that wraps up the Porch Tour. I want to thank Joan again for allowing me to take pictures of her amazing home and share them with you.

Check back soon for the Garden Tour  and the Tour of the Inside.

Patti

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