Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage today! Can you believe its already the end of July!
Where did the summer go? With August around the corner, we here at Starfish Cottage are in full-blown back to school mode- supplies and clothes shopping, open houses and orientations- I don’t know about you, but I could use a few more days of summer!!
Today I’m sharing some photos of our back porch updated for late summer…gone are the red, white and blues of early July, and we are enjoying a softer palate of blues and greys.
Ever since we converted this back porch from a dining area to a sitting area, we have been loving it. (When the rain and humidity of summer passes, we will be out here even more!!) I have found it’s the perfect quiet place to sit and read or have a drink before dinner- it will be even better when the temperatures start to cool later this year…
I still have a few things I would like to do out here: 1. screening (to keep out the bugs!) 2. white outdoor drapery panels- for softness and morning light control 3. end tables and potted plants and palms 4. a mounted flat screen television- doesn’t every room get used more often when there is a tv? PLUS it would be the perfect spot to watch fall football games!!
I’m sure we will get around to all those things when time and money allows…but for now, I’m just going to pour myself a cold drink and head out there for a quick read before dinner.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week, and don’t forget about this month’s reader appreciation giveaway: