Friday, 27 June 2014

My Favorite Porch Vignettes

 

I love putting vignettes together, don't you?
 
 
I especially had fun creating several floral vignettes for the budget screened porch project I worked on this last week.
 
 
There are fairies on my porch watching over the flowers....
 
 
 
There's a sweet little doggie on the porch watching over me!
 
 
And there are deer there too holding my pen and pads for whenever an inspiration might hit me.
 
I really did have a lot of fun digging through my stash of goodies and creating a space where Tim and I can enjoy hanging out in the evenings.
Are you spending  much time on your deck or porch this summer?
I hope you are!
 
I plan to be back to share more photos of my entire budget porch redo with you early next week.
 
On Saturday I plan to join Katie's Little Blog for the June Photo A Day Challenge again.
I hope to see you there!
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I can't let the day go by without saying,
Happy 40th Birthday to our oldest son, Jefferson!
 
I'm Partying Here:
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 




29 comments:

  1. such lovely treasures on your porch, happy birthday to you handsome son, my son's birthday was yesterday, they are very close in age!!! John is a bit younger,

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  2. Loving your porch vignettes Kimberly, lovely...Happy Bday to you Son, Blessings Francine.

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  3. So cute and cozy looking. I love your vintage "cuties". So are you just there for the Summer or is this permanent?
    Happy Birthdya to your son...he looks like Garth Brooks when he was young.

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  4. Beautiful vignettes, I can't wait to see the whole porch! Happy Birthday to your son, he's a cutie!

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  5. I always like the garden type vignettes with the flower pots etc

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  6. I think I could just snuggle into your porch and stay away. Love all the little vignettes!

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  7. Very pretty vignettes, Kimberly! When you spend a lot of time on the porch you want it to look nice.
    Happy Birthday to your son.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    Donna

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  8. Your budget porch sounds lovely!
    Can't wait to see the entire porch and here about the budget ... Always looking for ideas!!!
    Now I can't believe you are old enough to have a FORTY year old son--!!!
    Pat

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  9. They are all so very well displayed, I love them!

    Enjoyed the photos!


    Hugs!

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  10. Shopping the home and coming up with creative and cute vignettes is so much fun.
    Old becomes new again!

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  11. I love your little vignettes- all cute. The tea cup is adorable and I want that fairy! Happy birthday to your son!

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  12. Cute vignettes! We spend a lot of time on our patio surrounded by flowers. I love it, especially in the evenings when the temps are cooler.
    Happy Birthday to your son! My son will be 37 this weekend. Whew! How can that be...it seems like it wasn't all that long ago we were going to his baseball games!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Love the porch vignettes Kimberly. Happy birthday to your son. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  14. Nice treasures you have on your porch Kim.

    My youngest son is 42.

    When I am 72 which is now.

    Your son has lovely eyes like my son too.

    My son is know for his nice eyes too.

    We used to call him owl as all you could see more when he was a baby was the eyes like your son.

    My son is married with two children. Well the one is 19 she is now and adult and the wee guy is 13.

    Is your son married or single?

    Happy Birthday To him.

    May his day be a great one.

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  15. Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.


    Sri Gita Govinda
    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/keqr4lqp7wr1rru/Sri_Gita_Govinda.pdf

    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/uhcuigauc6uqiei/Govinda_Lilamrita.pdf

    Ananda Vrindavan Campu
    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/k9j3ldwbt17be3b/Ananda_Vmdavana_Campu.pdf

    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/lvkqsro3sbzm249/Visvanath_Cakravarti_Thakur_Sankalpa_Kalpadruma.pdf

    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/mpbncdyt97nw0x7/Prema_Samputa_The_Treasure_Chest_of_Love.pdf


    And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

    The Meeting in the Box
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/c81a7cp43n5v6aj/The_Meeting_in_the_Box.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/hgomrnem7829pda/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Doctor.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/gyuboduhn8dvdml/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_as_a_Female_Singer.pdf

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/911h9qoxn4ca027/The_Meeting_of_Sri_Krsna_Disguised_As_Abhimanyu.pdf


    And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

    http://www.amazon.com/Bhavanasara-Sangraha-Mahanidhi-Swami-ebook/dp/B00CW9H4DI/ref=la_B00J2M5LAQ_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402209195&sr=1-15

    Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:
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    The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:
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    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or "The Hare Krishna Movement" as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.

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  16. I wish I was as good as you at putting together such cute vignettes!!

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  17. Happy birthday to your handsome boy. I love the old flowerpots, all of the vignettes are adorable. xoxo,Susie

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  18. Absolutely beautiful vignettes, my friend :) And Happy Birthday to your son! Hugs to you!

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  19. Very sweet accents for your porch. Makes it a lovely space to relax and reflect on the day .

    Happy birthday to your son. Hope it was a great one for him.

    K.

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  20. Yes, and I enjoy seeing what others do! Do you ever see someone else's vignette and want to tweak it some? I hadn't had that happen until last night. LOL. Took me long enough. Handsome son...hard to believe it's possible for you to have a son who is 40!

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  21. Kimberly, I love all the combinations of colours and textures and groupings you've put together and can't wait to see them steal the show on your porch!

    Poppy

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  22. These are all so sweet, Kimberly. You have such a gift for decorating and pulling things together. Have a nice weekend!

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  23. The first picture is my favorite. I have never thought to use pretty dishes to plant a flower. They look so great. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Your vignettes are cute! I do enjoy making them too! Looks like you're having some fun with the porch! Happy Birthday to your handsome son!

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  25. How adorable Kimberley. They are so pretty. My sons' (twins) 41st birthday was on the 10th - you, Laurie and I all have boys with birthdays in June, LOL

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  28. Love your vignettes! So pretty. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/anything-blue-friday-week-62.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  29. Those vignettes would make great note cards! I love how you set up your shots. We are using our porches more than ever this year. We have always been "porch people" and find it odd that there are so many grand porches in the neighborhood that nobody use. Our porches are getting a lot of use so that DH can be outside and get a change of scenery from being cooped up.

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You are dear and lovely friends!