romance on the sun porch

Last week was drenched in rain and storms followed by a beautiful sunshine filled weekend. We were so excited to see the sun we stayed outside all weekend and have the sunburns to prove it. And now it seems we’re back to the drizzle, damp, chilly air. Week after week of rain starts to get old—I’m over it. To help get me through, it’s all tea and soup, snugly sweaters and rain jackets, and candles and cozy blankets. Yesterday I even enjoyed a cup of coffee with a doughnut smack dab in the middle of the afternoon. All this rain must really be getting to me! Another week of drizzle and I may not be able to zip up the ol’ skinny jeans! Not to mention, I’m starting to wonder where I’ll be hiding the muffin top once the sun returns.Cottage Fix blog - romance on the sun porch

Cottage Fix blog - pillows and candlelight on the sun porchSo yesterday I allotted myself some time out in the garden. But with all the soggy mess and wet grass, I opted for a bit of a pillow shuffle and play on the sun porch instead. Pillow shuffling and candles can really make all the difference during these long bouts of dreary weather. Sometimes a tiny bit of joy is all it takes to turn around a dreary day. And candlelight and foofing always seem to do the trick.  Are you with me?

Cottage Fix blog - romance on the sun porchCottage Fix blog - pillows on the sun porchI grouped some of my taupe, blues, and whites together out here on the sun porch for a fresh look. It has a simple, clean feel that I’m digging and the candles really help add a dose of warmth and romance with all the clouds and rain.Cottage Fix blog - candlelight, ruffled pillow, and brick floorsCottage Fix blog - candlelight on the sun porchThe forecast is actually calling for another rainy week to come. I might need to replace my pillows and candles for wine! lol

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Thanks for visiting! See you soon.

xoxo sally


11 thoughts on “romance on the sun porch

  1. Kelly

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been having lousy weather. I hate long bouts of rain and clouds. It makes me depressed. I like the idea of burning candles though. That should add some coziness to your home. Your pillows are all so pretty too. I love the white painted brick wall in your sunroom. If I had any brick in my home, I would paint it immediately like that! Such a pretty look.

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks Kelly! When my husband and I first were married we put sun lamp lights in our kitchen during the winter months. Our apartment didn’t have any kitchen windows so the sun lamps really helped! xo

  2. vintageandart

    Yes l know what you mean about the rain…it’s been raining on and off for a few weeks now here in Oz….yes with all that soggy soil a rearrange inside would be a lot more enjoyable:-) Gorgeous sunroom and l love the fresh blue cushions you’ve used and l also the painted brick walls contrasting with the unpainted ones on the floor…wishing you warm and sunny days ahead.

  3. Victoria

    You always find the best pillows! I love the rain but, then again, I haven’t lived in a very rainy part of the world since I was a kid. It does rain a lot here in the summer but it comes in and then goes so quickly and we’re right back to blue sky and sunshine…so not consistent enough to get to me too much.

    I love having afternoon coffee and do it quite frequently…and yes, I’ve also been known to have an afternoon glass (or two) of wine:) Enjoy that cozy room!

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks Victoria! The pillows are all RA and Simply Shabby Chic from target. I collect them when they’re on sale.Wink!
      I remember experiencing those quick rains while vacationing in Florida, just enough to cool you off for a moment.
      They’re calling for sunshine here on Sunday and Monday – I can’t wait! xo

  4. Robin

    You have created such a lovely, comfy looking spot. the perfect place to hang out on a windy, raining day. Love it.

  5. Dore @. Burlap Luxe

    Sally please send us some of your rain and bad ugly days our way…sunny (Southern California)
    I love these rain filled days, it really gives me a good reason to tweak my home a bit, get creative with pieces swapped out to another room….

    Your sunroom sounds like it should be called a mudroom! 🙂
    Any name for this room would sum up to be a beautiful room. I know this room would hold my attention for days. I could see this room in every cottage industry magazine out there.

    I love the day-bed, a perfect place to drift away on those rainy days.


    1. sally Post author

      I wish I could send you some rain. It looks like we’re finally getting a couple of days of the fleeting sun which is so welcome around here.
      I love that daybed too. I found it in the backroom storage of an antique store. It needed a bit of reinforcement and a new cushion. I was planning on having a cushion cover made for it, but wrapping and tucking a quilt seems to work just fine so there’s no need.
      Have a lovely weekend Dore! xo

  6. Kerrie

    This is my favorite room in your house. Every way that you have styled it, I have loved it. So restful in its bohemian subtlety.

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