A Photo Tour of the Porch and Decks…

I’ve been doing some fluffing on the porch today…even got out the froggy fountain. Β Thought I’d share some some of the little details. So just make yourself at home.

Screened-in Porch Addition

Screened Porch
Screened Porch
Screened Porch
Screened Porch
Screened Porch
Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine Sign
Screened-in Porch, Deck and Pergola Additions Renovations
Screened-in Porch, Deck and Pergola Additions Renovations


Deck with pergola…

Screened Porch


Lit up at night…
Screened-in Porch, Deck and Pergola Additions Renovations

More details back on the porch…

Screened-in Porch
Sleeping Kitty on Porch
Screened-in Porch, Deck and Pergola Additions Renovations
Screened Porch
Frog Fountain

Here’s your tea. It’s so nice out…why don’t we sit here on the deck and catch up.

Screened-in Porch Addition


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  1. Positively gorgeous! One of the best porches I have ever seen.

  2. What a relaxing place to retreat to! It’s wonderful.

    Appreciate the tour and think you did a nice job with the pics.
    I would spend a great deal of time out there never wanting to go do the dishes or laundry. ha ha

    Every woman otta have a special place to go and unwind as well as to retreat to. What a blessing.

    God Bless,

  3. Love, love, love your porch.

  4. The Kramer Angle says

    I’m really not a jealous person by nature, but I’ll admit it, your porch makes me green with envy!!!!

    Your porch is my dream!

    Although I am a little curious about the Christmas tree……!!

  5. Your porch is to die for!! I love the swing and the fabrics you have chosen are so pretty. The frog fountain on your deck is just so fun and whimsical! You have such a flair for decorating-I just love everything. Thanks for the inspiration! Sonia/Miss Bloomers

  6. beautiful Susan,love it! yeap i could spent lots of time in there….have a great weekend and enjoy your porch…


  7. You definitely have my dream porch. I would love to have one like it. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  8. Happy To Be says

    Just beautiful my friend…hugs and smiles Glβ™₯ria

  9. kristina says

    WOW! gorgeous and so peaceful … would love to seat a while and sip some ice tea πŸ™‚

  10. Just beautiful Susan. Your tomatoes are looking pretty good! Nothing beats the flavor of a vine ripe tomatoe. Except maybe your blog posts!

  11. Kathleen at Set to a Tea says

    I’ve got “porch envy”! I’m off to show my hubbe the photos-hint hint!

  12. Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage says

    What a beautiful post of your beautiful surroundings! I would never want to leave your porch! It is so peaceful and a safe place to fall! You are such an inspriation! More than any blog I have come across! Thank you soooooo much for letting us peek into your world!


  13. Melissa Miller says

    So beyond stunning in every way! Cute pic of Max.

    ~Happy Memorial Day weekend. πŸ™‚

  14. Oh My!!!

    no words to describe how beautiful and wonderful it is.

    I am as green as your hutch with envy, even thought i am not supposed to be.

    Barbara jean

  15. Jan's Blog says

    WOW!!! This is heaven! Congratulations on a job superbly done.

  16. What a cozy place to curl up this holiday weekend!

  17. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Susan I alway feel so refreshed everytime I spend alittle time on your porch! You have done such a lovely job making it so relaxing and comfy!


  18. Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 says

    Well girl, you know how I feel about your porch! But you have to tell me about that beautiful bunny tray you pictured!!! I love it! Susan, thank you so much for sharing your lovely home and porch! They are a reflection of you! God Bless! Lauralu πŸ™‚

  19. Blondie's Journal says

    It was nice to see these pictures, Susan, because I am still relatively new to your blog. Your porch is just so pretty and comfortable. The detail and all of your little treasures are at every twist and turn making it so interesting. How lucky you are!

    Have a wonderful holiday!


  20. Michelle (hometc) says

    As usual, your photography is just gorgeous. Like looking through a magazine. Can I come live on your porch?

  21. Kathy's Red Door Welcome says

    Now that’s what I call a porch! Fabulous! I love the square dishes you displayed in the green cabinet. Where’d you find those? I love em.

  22. Your porches and decks are amazing. So warm and inviting. We have two of the same wineglasses (we like singles/doubles for fun).

    I’ll think of you next time I use them.

  23. Your porch is so cozy. I could spend all day there just being lazy. I love the dragonfly lights.


  24. Tammy518 says

    Thanks for the tour of your beautiful porch! I can never see enough of it! Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend.

  25. Oh, Susan! You know how I love your beautiful porch! I’m drooling!
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ™‚

  26. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages says

    I have never seen a more exquisite porch in my life and I have been around a long, long time! You have put a lot of thought and time into making it a wonderful respite from the complexities of life. Susan I compliment you and commend you on a most wonderful job! I know that isn’t something you haven’t heard before..but one more time cannot hurt. Right?
    It has been a pleasure knowing you through your delightfully devine Blog.
    You are an artist.

  27. Cass @ That Old House says

    Beautiful! Loved the tour — what a treat!

  28. Simply delightful, Susan!! I adore your porch…I’m busy working on mine!! My fave things are the beautiful swing and your green hutch!! Thank you for always doing such lovely posts!! Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit for inspiration and sheer enjoyment!!

  29. What a beautiful place! Breathtaking!! I feel peaceful just looking at your photos…I can imagine how peaceful it actually is!
    Thanks for the tour.

  30. Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens says

    Great views of your amazing porch Susan. You have done amazing job. Where we live in BC, I have never seen anything like what you have except in magazines. I think too it could be a climate factor to have such wonderful open air living. All the pictures are equisite of your place, but I was very, very partial to the picture of your kitty all snuggled up. I guess that is a prerequisite of cozy porch living.:) Wonderful all round.

    Thanks again for sharing your beautiful space.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  31. Lovely place to be just any time of day, dear Susan! thanks for sharing your piece of heaven on earth us all of us…



  32. Susan,
    Thanks for showing us your wonderful porch in detail. Love it.

  33. Diane @ Four Paws and Co says

    It’s so pretty. They only fluffing I’ve done lately was to buy 4 bunches of daisies like yours. They’re pretty cute in a green McCoy vase though…

  34. Linda/"Mom" says

    * Sooo pretty, Susan… and kitty seems to be soooo comfy in there, too! ADOOOORE your bunny tray too! Yummy!

    Hugs & best wishes for a lovely holiday weekend!
    Linda *

  35. Your porch never ceases to amaze me! Every detail is beautiful whimsical and perfect! Your kitty looks to be in kitty heaven! Happy Memorial Day, Cindy

  36. Purple Flowers says

    You have the most beautiful porch I have ever seen. I am sure you enjoy it thoroughly. Thanks for sharing!

  37. So many beautiful things and wonderful corners. I feel I want to go there.


  38. Your porch is full of love. Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite has to be the dragonfly lights on the tree.

  39. Busy Grandma Elsie says

    What a tour of a perfect porch!
    Makes one feel they are there with you. very refreshing and beautiful.
    What a gift you have for decorating. Wish I had a big porch like that.Bet you do a lot of entertaining there and your guest feel pampered .I will be back.
    Elsie <><

  40. Thank you for the virtual tea and tour. I feel so much better and relaxed already, what a lovely way to start my morning.
    Love the curved tops of the windows, the paneled ceiling, the darling detailed porch light, the white wicker everything ~ especially the lamp and porch swing with the ruffled chain holders. Your fabrics are exquisit, the billowy white curtains, calming greens and charming tiny prints, love them all. The minty green hutch with your adorable cottage dishes and accessories, especially the salt & pepper shakers, and the custom knobs are so perfect for their spot. The bird house by Penney and the other birdy accessories are the iceing on this cake that is your porch. The sparkle of all the lighting, your twinkle light tree and your Colonial Candles highlight and spotlight it all to perfection.
    Thank you again Susan for sharing all this beauty with us this morning.

  41. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says

    I so adore your porch. I miss mine and long for a new one.

  42. How absolutely beautiful! How do you get anything done around your home? I’d never want to leave the porch!!!!

  43. stadtgarten says

    Your porch is absolutely lovely and looks so inviting!
    But I am also curious about the christmas tree – does that have a special meaning?

  44. Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors says

    A little piece of heaven!! I would love to just sit in your swing, read a few books and just enjoy the view! Gorgeous!

  45. cedwards55 says

    I loved seeing all these little details. You are a true hostess and have made us all feel so welcome! I’d love to actually be sitting here with you, enjoying that glass of tea! In the meantime, I’ll settle for some virtual inspiration. Thanks Susan!
    hugs~ C

  46. The Raggedy Girl says

    It is absolutely lovely and I would want to spend all my time there.

    I cannot tell but is it glass enclosed, screen enclosed or not enclosed at all?

    The Raggedy Girl

  47. What a beautiful space! I want to be your cat!!! πŸ™‚

  48. Barb~Bella Vista says

    Susan, there is nothing not to love about your beautiful porch. It is stunning….but the calming impact to my very spirit is what hits me right off the bat!

    Beautiful and utterly gracious!


  49. Susan, your porch is beautiful! You have decorated it perfectly!


  50. Susan, if I were you, I’d live out there all summer long….pic #4 is my favorite! Linda

  51. charmine says

    You have a really beautiful blog and i enjoyed the porch tour.Every thing on your porch looks lovely ,the froggy fountain is interesting.

  52. My dear ~ this is not ‘fluffing’ this is an all-out decorating showcase! Have a wonderful week down there in GA!

  53. Scribbler says

    My favorite detail is the shirred sleeve over the chain suspending the swing. I have used these in other ways, but had not thought of this — very clever.


  54. The Muse says

    The tea, was just lovely, the surroundings so sweet..but visiting with you, dear Susan, is always such a treat (wink)!

  55. Kathysue says

    Susan, Always lovely, always calming, always perfectly SUSAN.I never get tired of visiting this special spot. Hugs Kathysue

  56. Absolutely fantastic! I could live on that porch and be as happy as the gorgeous cat napping in the one photo!! :-)) I wish I was as talented when it came to interior..I’ll be back for inspiration!!

  57. My idea of absolute heaven Susan, but this is nothing I haven’t said every time you post your breathtaking porch! Just to curl up like Max and enjoy those soft breezes! πŸ™‚ Beautiful, my friend..Happy Sunday, Jan

  58. I have never in my life seen a more beautiful or cozy porch as yours. Wow! And the way it is decorated is magical. So magical.

  59. Thank you for the iced tea. I’ve made myself comfortable, and I believe I will peruse one of the luscious porch books.

    Thinking of you enjoying your porch makes me smile. It is blissful.

  60. Anonymous says

    Absolutely devine. Lovely photography. Your flair for decorating is unmatched. Thanks for sharing. Gerry Sharp

  61. 9405018--Pat says

    Susan, absolute gorgeou’s…thanks for the tour…Hope you’re having a wonderful Hoilday weekend…..Pat H

  62. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    SUSAN YOU ARE KILLING ME! I love your porch sooo very much…and being the good person I am, I should not want (covet) what you have, but darlin’ your porch just makes me Swoon! It is wonderful! Perfect for visiting, entertaining, dreaming, eating a summer meal, lounging, napping (on the porch)…hey there you go! I saved these pictures for hubby to look at, while I’m busy swooning! Big smile!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  63. Oh my gosh, that is the most beautiful porch I think I’ve ever seen! I would live out there! Loved all the little details!! I see kitty also loves to nap on the porch!… Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

  64. Elizabeth (blue clear sky) says

    Even though my (front) porch is small, I continue to be inspired by your beautiful porch. Some ideas I keep in mind for my ‘some day’ porch, others I try in a much smaller scale on my own small porch. Love the close-up photos and especially the photos from outside looking in. Very creative!

  65. This porch is so welcoming–why go inside??

  66. Olive Rue says

    Susan! I love the porch. It looks so cozy and inviting. The lamps have a bit of mystique to them. The cat seems to love it too. And that Summer Breeze sign is my fav. I can hear the song now.

  67. Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss says

    So incredibly awesome! I always enjoy photos of your porch and all the charming details. Loved the photos from the new angle…outside looking in with the lights on. Very cozy!

  68. It’s perfect….really!

  69. A Hint of Home says

    Having a glass of ice taa on your porch is so inviting. The porch has so many pretty things and is just stunning.

  70. That is definitely the nicest porch I have ever seen.

  71. Susan,You really do have the “Dream Porch”. It just makes me want to do what the kitty is doing or perhaps read a book or magazine. thanks so much for sharing the lovely photos with such magnificiant details.
    Happy Memorial day,
    Jean in Virginia

  72. when I see your screened in porch, it makes me miss our previous home and I see how much better we could have made it look. Wished I’d known about your blog back then, so I could have “borrowed”some of your decorating and building ideas. The dragon fly lights, where do you have them displayed? Is that a fake tree in the corner?

  73. texasdaisey says

    With a nice porch like that it would be hard not to be out there all the time. Love that kitty too. Looked so comfy sleeping there.

  74. Cote de Texas says

    this has to be the prettiest and biggest! porch I have seen! wow. wow! no wonder your blog is named that. unreal!!!!!!!! I would move out there and sleep there. just beautiful.

  75. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says

    How pretty is your porch? I had just posted about the dragonfly strand lights and someone mentioned seeing them on your porch. Love them!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful porch tour!


  76. Rona's Home Page says

    I so would love a porch. (never had one)
    My husband and I have always been renters. I love the idea of having a place to retreat to.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful blog. It’s greatly appreciated ~ especially these days with so many blogs focusing on budgets and being frugal.
    You just gained a new Follower!

  77. Anonymous says

    I envy you your porch, but I envy you most for your sign: “Summer Breeze, makes me feel fine. . .” It’s from one of my very favorite songs! Can I steal the idea?? πŸ™‚


  78. Wow. No wonder you take naps on the porch…it’s so dreamy!

  79. You have really gotten those spaces ready for anything. I love all the pictures you shared. My goodness Susan, how are you able to leave your home even to just get groceries? πŸ˜‰

  80. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Holly…Guess what…you can have your very own Summer Breeze sign! πŸ™‚ My sign came from a local flea market/antique shop but here’s a place to order one online.
    I paid $35 for mine, too. Thanks for your visit and comments!

  81. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Betty, Yep, that’s an artificial tree in the corner…used to have a live ficus there, but it didn’t do well. The tree is in a large decorative urn (shown in the post) so it has a bit of a topiary feel to it. It came pre-lit and I added the dragonfly lights to it to give it a porchy feel. I really love the way it lights up that area behind the swing at night. Thanks for the question! Susan

  82. rufflebunnies says

    Your porch enchants me!!! So much so, that now I want to screen mine. How do you keep the rain out???? I visit here often to look at ALL your beautiful rooms, but I am in love with the porch!

  83. Life on Bonnie Lane says

    What a beautiful porch! I love the way it glows in the night with all the pretty lights and candles. I think if I had a porch like this, I would want to spend ALL my time out there! It looks so refreshing, and I think of all the calming breezes coming in there! As always, you did a beautiful job on it!


  84. Omah's Helping Hands says

    Thanks for the wonderful visit on the porch Susan. I feel so relaxed now. Such beauty with comfort, doesn’t get any better than that. Can I come live wit you? πŸ˜‰ Your place just looks so peaceful and enviting. Thanks for sharing.

  85. foobella says

    Awesome porch. I scanned through the comments and don’t think I’m repeating this question, but what do you do when it rains? I don’t mean with the furnishings, but with the wood floors. Is it well protected from the elements? And, when can I come over for that nap?

  86. Esta casa es la hermosa que he visto es un sueΓ±o , que belleza te felicito si tu vives alli, un abrazo desde Argentina.


  87. What a fantastic porch!

  88. lost_n_thought says

    Wow! What else can you say but just…WOW!…that and can you come to my house? πŸ™‚ You really do inspire me.

  89. I love your pretty porch! Your whole blog is gorgeous. My cousin Avonna told me to find you, and she was right, I do love your blog.


  90. Blue Jeans and White Cotton Dresses says

    Fabulous pictures…..how did you do your header for your blog..need help with mine…[email protected]

    Love your porch…..so lovely….

  91. I Love Pretty Little Things says

    Your Blog is Gorgeous!!! The pictures of all of those beautiful porches almost makes my stomach hurt! Each on looks so peaceful!

  92. New to this blog. This was just the relaxing spot I needed. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous porch. I shall visit often. What a lovely momentary retreat. Thank you.

  93. lifeinredshoes says

    I know I'm a little late to the party but….Holy Whip, talk about wonderful!

  94. Nf1andprek-whisper says

    very late to see this but I dream for a porch like this…I love it all, the porch books, the hutch the sleeping kitty it all is a dream I would love to be in.. or at least visit.

  95. Beautiful! I was wondering if you guys did the work yourselves or hired a contractor? Also, how was the flooring done? Was it concrete and then laid over with some kind of wood? Do you have to treat the wood often with some kind of sealer from rain coming in? I love your porch!

  96. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Sherry,
    Thanks! I did hire a contractor. I just added a whole new section about the porch under the FAQ section. You'll find the FAQ section just under the header pic at the top of the blog. Please email me at betweennapsontheporchatgmail.com if you have any additional questions.

  97. Annie the Pentriloquist says

    Breathtaking! I feel more relaxed just having taken this photo tour. You've made this a beautiful space that grabs the heartstrings and melts tension away. I'm surprised that anyone ever leaves your home to earn the money to pay the mortgage. *smile*

  98. This porch is breathtaking! Ahh.. what a nice place to grab a book some sweat tea.. and relax away from it all.


  99. Your porch – in fact, your entire home – are absolutely gorgeous!!! You've inspired me to try the same ideas in my place – thanks!!

    And oh, that tea sounds positively delicious on a hot summer afternoon like we are having here today! πŸ™‚

  100. Veronica Arteira says

    This is so beautifull! Your porch are absolutely gorgeous!

  101. Your porch is absolutely gorgeous. I would just want to be out there all the time with a cup of tea, bon bons & a few good books.

  102. yours truly says

    Thank you for sharing your incredible space. We recently moved into our dream home and I have two porches that are just waiting to be transformed into our outdoor living spaces. I am inspired!!! Thanks you.

  103. What a heavenly space!!! It's positively gorgeous!

  104. It is such a treat to visit your blog and your charming porch. It makes my day every time. Thank you and best wishes, Ardith

  105. CherishedHearts Vintage says

    I almost cried! Wow! I want my backporch to look like that. It'll be the last room on the list, but in time, it too can be beautiful!

  106. I was wondering what region you live in (sorry if I missed this elsewhere), are you able to enjoy your porch year-round?

  107. Omy I know you have read all the compliments..all true-the fantastic pics and the whole setting…I just want to add this: I SO LOVE THE BLOG TITLE..that's the first thing to draw me [again and again] to a blog..then the BLOG TITLE BANNR/PICTURE..we all know we cannot faithfully read each and every blog's content..but I regularly drop by for a glimpse, a tease a reminder of another breathtaking setting and another truly creative lady!! See ya~

  108. Dawggone Cute Creations says

    I am new to your blog and absolutely love it! Like everyone else, I also love your screened in porch. I have two porches (front and side) that I am wanting to have screened in so I am taking pictures for my son! My porches are similar to yours but not as deep and I have the same railing as you do. It is just a matter of framing in and sealing to keep the critters out.
    How wide are your screen windows (between the posts)? Did you have to special order the screen in order to get it that wide?

    Oh, and I have a cat named Max, too!!! Only he's an outdoor cat πŸ™‚

    Look forward to spending more time reading your wonderful blogs!
    Thanks, Velma

  109. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Velma,
    Thanks so much! So happy you're here reading!
    Actually, my contractor measured and had all the screens custom made for the openings he built. The ones across the length of the porch are around 70 inches wide and the one behind the swing is 81 inches wide and the small one near the house is 45 inches wide. The screens are designed so if one gets damaged or ripped, the whole screen can be lifted out and taken in to be re-screened, so the screen guy wouldn't have to come to the house. I could just take it in to him.
    Hope this info helps. πŸ™‚

  110. Blogging About All Things Beachy says

    I love your wraparound porch – it is so charmingly decorated – it looks like a lovely B&B – and your sweet cat has won my heart!

    Thanks for sharing – Happy Memorial Day Weekend and blessings to you and your loved ones!

    Linda (aka beachside cottage)

  111. love your porch but I have a question what to do when it rains to protect everything on the porch mine really gets soaked sometimes thanks for all your inspiration

  112. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks so much! Here's a link that explains about that:

    Let me know if you have any other questions. πŸ™‚

  113. Stunning!

  114. mikki1205 says

    I'm new to
    your blog. What a beautiful way to meet you, on your porch. All I can say is, it's stunning, beautiful, and so breath taking. Looking forward to more. God bless!

  115. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Mikki, Thanks so much! It's great meeting you and I hope you come back and visit often. πŸ™‚

  116. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says

    Susan, you provide so much inspiration with every post, but today I had to include your porch in my Porch Inspirations. It's way beyond lovely.

    Thanks so much for all you share.

  117. Ansley's Nonie says

    Oh how envious I am of your porch! We built a house 4 years ago and still don't have a porch, patio or deck…maybe soon I hope.
    I've just found your blog and can't wait to look at all your pretties!

  118. I'm in love – we're coming for christmas LOL πŸ˜‰

  119. LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious says

    Oh my goodness! Your porch is a gorgeous retreat! Love it!

    Lee Ann

  120. Hi Susan,

    I found your website through Susan Branch’s Blog. Your title “Between Naps on the Porch” caught my attention! πŸ™‚ We screened in our front porch so my house kitty could join us outside and have discovered in the process we’ve added a 3-season room to our house! Our house is such that there are doors to the porch from the kitchen and the living room and it’s allowed us to remove the screen doors so that we can just walk from one space to another. I’m getting some wonderful ideas from your porch for mine. You have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Hi Cathy! Shhh, don’t tell anyone but that’s one of the main reasons I added a porch…wanted Max kitty to be able to enjoy the outdoors a bit more. We had one built on our first house for the same reason…we had three kitties back then. Your layout sounds so similar…the kitchen and family room open onto the porch and it creates a nice flow that way. It is very much like a 3 season room….even nice out on some winter days. Thanks so much, Cathy! Great meeting another porch/kitty person! πŸ™‚

  121. Gayle Johnson says

    Do you have plans for the porch? We will be starting our porch soon and LOVE LOVE your porch! It would work perfectly off our house although our house is one level. So gorgeous~

    • Hi Gayle, No, I’m afraid there aren’t any plans. Check the FAQ, though. I have lots of info under there about the size and construction. You would love it and they work great for one level homes. If just feels like a seamless flow to the outdoors.

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