Friday, July 2, 2010

Patriotic Sunroom and the 6th Photo

Everyone ready for the 4th of July?

A while back Alaina from Arbor House Lane
graciously chose me to participate in the

6th Picture Tag

My 6th picture,
June 2009

Well, when I went back to see that 6th photo,
I realized it was all about the inspiration of Carolyn Westbrook's
sun room in her book Carolyn Westbrook Home.
I used her book as inspiration for my own sun room decor
 for the July 4th Holiday.

June 2009

And here is the same space in my sunroom
July 2010

So as an update on that photo,
here are some photos of my sunroom this year.
Not a lot different, maybe more clutter...
er, I mean stuff.

So I told Alaina I'd love to show off my photos,
but needed to wait until the right time...
yes, because my blog anniversary Give Away
is Carolyn's newest book

The French Inspired Home

This year, I tried to include some of the elements
Carolyn had used in her book layout.
Chalk cats, old clocks,
birdhouses, transferware...

and lots of flags.

I've mentioned this before,
but my little 80's three season sunroom
 is my favorite spot in my house.
I love to decorate it for the seasons and holidays.

I see it first thing in the morning,
 as I come to the kitchen for coffee.

Arbor House Lane
And now I want to share a few photos of Alaina's.
She has the most fabulous house.

full of inspiration...
(great slipcovers that made me get busy on mine)

and a little shed that "thinks it's a cottage".

If you haven't yet met Alaina over at
run by and say Hello.
You'll find some fabulous whites
and a lot of creativity!

And ta da!!!
Soon I'll announce the two winners of my
French Inspired Give Away!!



  1. Oh, Debra, I think your porch is delightful! We like to spend year round time on our porch too. It definitely reflects a bit of Americana during the summer months, well a lot of Americana. :-) I love having the red, white, and blue out for the summer months. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of yours and Carolyn's summer porches.
    Have a Happy 4th of July! ~ Sarah

  2. Debra, What a darling sun porch! I love your patriotic collection...especially the wonderful pillow on the wicker love seat. This would be my favorite room too. Happy 4TH!
    Hugs, Sherry

  3. Your sun porch is sweet all decked out in red, white, and blue. Magazine worthy. I have a girl crush on it. I would have coffe out there also. I am making coffee bars now...hehe.


  4. OMG, What a wonderful sun room... it must be alot of fun decorating it up for different Holidays. Have a happy 4th!!! hugs~~~Daphne

  5. You obviously had a tons of fun doing up your room! How could a day go bad when it's the first thing you see in the morning! SO cozy and homey and ready for the holiday--so I'm sure you'll have a cheery 4th! JQ

  6. Debra, Thank you. You are a dear. I love the red/white/blue in the sun room. I think the wicker couch is my favorite with the flag pillow. I have just tucked in our guests and I am finally sitting down for some me time and what a wonderful surprise. I hope you have a great 4th, we are celebrating my son's birthday.

  7. Your sun porch is very inviting. One of the things I miss about my house in the city is the sun porch. I always put a Christmas tree on it covered with Santas on a small dining set I had in it. And I also changed it with the seasons. I do not have a room here that I find as easy to change out. Love your 4th decor. Have a great holiday weekend!

  8. Deborah, You are such a sweet dear! Thank you for your well wishes for Hubby. You said you have walked this path? And the results??? Good I hope! Thank you for your kindness, concern, & encouragement during this scary time.

    I LOVE your porch. It is so beautiful!!!! All the flags just make the colors POP! And I love all the flowers & use of bird items. Carolyn's book is wonderful & I can't wait to see who the 2 lucky winners are for the give away. Thank you for adding me to your blog roll!!!! I will do the same. Oh how I wish you could have been at Paper Cowgirls with us but, at least I got to talk to you that night on the phone as you got passed around the room. What a hoot! Have a safe & fun 4th! Charlene

  9. I love your 3 seasons porch, our downstairs porch is screened in, which is great, but you still have to worry about rain. Love all the Americana.
    If my people...
    God Bless America and Happy 4th of July!

  10. How beautiful room is, looks just like the picture in the book! Love your bird cages!!!


  11. I enjoyed this post very much. You did a great job of recreating the picture. I love to do the same thing. I have a vintage bird cage, too. Mine is painted red, and it's in my sunroom, too.
    I love it.
    Very pretty sunroom.

  12. Debra, I adore your sunroom! Such a bright and happy place. How fun it must be to decorate it for the seasons and holidays. Love your inspiration too! Alaina's home looks to be a beautiful respite. Now, as for Paper would be too, too fun to have you be part of the hoopla! ~ Angela

  13. Debra!!! Your sunroom is so gorgeous!!!! I love all of the elements ~ the layers make it wonderful to me...I love Carolyn's style and you've totally captured it here sweetie! Have a great fourth of July, hugs and love, Dawn

  14. Love your sunroom, Debra! What a great place to sit and have coffee in the morning. Love so many of the elements you've added.

  15. First time visitor and loving my visit. Your place is beautiful and God has truly blessed you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.

  16. Lovely photos as always! I love your sunroom!!
    Happy 4th!!

  17. Hi Debra
    Your porch looks so inviting and I love that you dress it up for the holidays. That is such fun! Your porch is just darling and looks great in red, white and blue.
    I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  18. My favorite posts are always the ones of your sunroom. Makes me feel like I could just curl up and stay with you forever. It's easy to see that room has your heart.

  19. Debra ~ I just love your sunroom ~ It is absolutely gorgeous ! I have always wanted a sunroom ~ thank you for sharing with us :)


  20. Your sunroom is just fabulous. I love all of your 4th decorations. So beautiful. Very creative with all of your accessories. Ok, so I drooled all the way through every pic. Thanks. Have a super 4th. Hugs, Marty

  21. I adore your patriotic spirit! It is red, white and bluetiful.

    Thank you so very much for your support of Team Laura. Could you email me your address?

  22. Debra~
    I'm going to kidnap you one of these days and lock you away in my house ... I'll have you decorate for every holiday and everything in between! You ALWAYS amaze me ; ) .... your 4th decor looks just sparkly!!

    Have a great weekend ... thanks for the inspiration!


  23. Wonderful Americana Sun Porch, so inviting, what time is lunch? I'll be right there.

  24. Wonderful Debra,I would love to sit there and have tea are maybe lemonade with you....have a very blessed 4th....

  25. Thank you for all of the patriotic imagery!
    I'm not sure what room I like the best, they
    are ALL so lovely! Yes, if I had a sun room
    like yours, it would be my favorite, too.....
    I'm going to pop over to Alaina's, now, and
    see what I've been missing : ) Happy Fourth
    of July, Debra! xx Suzanne

  26. Hi Debra
    Your porch looks absolutely delightful & so inviting all decorated for the 4th! I can just imagine how much you enjoy sitting there with a cold drink and enjoying Summer afternoons ♥

  27. Hi Debra,
    You make everything look so beautiful. The toile the florals, the stripes and the flowers are all things that I love.
    Your decorating style always inspires me to try something new and I am in love with your sweet porch.


  28. oh I do have my fingers crossed
    for your giveway! gorgeous porch- it is amazing how you change it and it always looks fantastic!!

  29. Hi Debra! Oh, I'm in love with your sun porch!! I would spend every possible moment here! I love how you've decorated it and the little suitcase with all the pretties in it on the coffee table is precious!
    Have a happy 4th and be a sweetie,
    Shelia :

  30. Debra,
    Please hurry up & tell everyone how I won that giveaway! I need CW new book. The old one, the one you use for inspiration is completely ragged out, I've read it so many times. The photo of her hutch with all the white ironstone & butter pats on it is my fave! She's genius.
    So your friend with the slipcovers, she made them?? That is one thing I really wish I could do, make slipcovers. I'd have them everywhere.
    Your sun porch is the coolest! That is on my wish list for my next home. You have it fixed up so cute, you did Carolyn proud. Lisa

  31. Your sun porch is gorgeous Debra ~ your effort really paid off. A sunroom like yours is on my wishlist...aaaah someday. Have a wonderful & Happy 4th!!!

  32. What a beautiful room! I would love to have my morning coffee there and think I would be there all day long if it were mine. Thank you for sharing! Happy 4th! Rhonda...

  33. Your sun porch is always decked out so beautifully!

  34. I love your sun porch! It is just so inviting. I have plenty of sun here but no porch. Ha! You have done a great job of putting everything together.

  35. Love the shots of your gorgeous! And yes, very CW like. (I love that book).


  36. Debra, I could spend MANY happy hours on your porch! You have the most wonderful collections. Seeing all your flags makes my heart beat red white & blue! Happy Independence Day!

  37. LOVED seeing your sunroom again!... you know it is my favorite place in your house... looks sooo beautiful for Fourth of July!... hope you are enjoying your day, xoxo Julie Marie


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