Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Comfort and Joy

There is something about a throw draped over a piece of furniture that makes the room feel that much more inviting and comfortable. I wanted to achieve that same feeling on my porches, after all they're like a room---without as many walls.I went on a search to find something that would look both pretty and appropriate. With temperatures in the 90's and 100's it would look a bit odd to have a heavy throw resting on outdoor furniture.
While looking through a linen rack at my local thrift store I discovered a bunch of beautifully hand painted sarongs. These would make the perfect throws for my porches! They're large, lightweight and infused with color.
Now the furniture on my porches beckon one to sit in comfort, to rest for a few minutes and take in the joy and beauty of nature.

13 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

The sarongs are a beautiful addition to your furniture. Very unique.

Jenglamgirl said...

love throws too! I really love that huge hanging basket with flowers in it that is on your front door!

"Blossom" said...

You achieved it. I like the front door hanging basket too.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Miss Joy! I alsways get so exicited when I come to your blog. I just never know what you will be up too. Because of you,I never look at an old door the same. I love that! I love your blog!

Gwen said...

That is a great idea, adding the color of the sarong without the weight of the heavy throw:)

jenjen said...

What a cute idea. I love it! So perfect!

XOXO
Jen

Jennifer said...

Beautiful touch of color!! They do add a more inviting, comforable feel!

Pam said...

What a beautiful idea! I also love what you've got hanging on your front door.

Nina Diane said...

I agree with you...there's just something comfy about a throw. On my back deck that is not covered, I lay beach towels across some of my chairs. That way, if a summer storm comes up, it's ok, won't hurt them. And there's just a nice feeling about having a colorful beach towel across your legs.

bj said...

Such a fabulous idea.
With the temps in the 100 plus out here in West Texas, I didn't want to add a throw to my porch swing, either. If I find something like this, just for looks, I could do the same thing. I just filled my swing with pretty pillows for now.

Richella said...

What a good idea! You're right: the sarongs are just the right weight for this time of year. They look so homey and welcoming.

I am just LOVING your re-creation of the back porch space. And your front porch is great, too. Thanks for sharing it all with us. You never fail to inspire.

Cheri Peoples said...

I am starting a NEW Mr. Linky party. It will begin on Aug 10th so everyone will have a week and a half to think about their first post. I have a poll up for votes on which button should be the new button. The "party" is called The Knock Off Knock Out-where THRIFTY meets creative sensation. Go over and learn more about the new weekly event and I would appreciate if you would cast your vote and HELP pick the new button design and its the last week for the July GIVE-A-Way, if you would like to be a part of that event..
Cheri

Aubrey said...

I really like that white cushion on your wicker chair? Where in the world did you find it? I've been searching high and low for a reasonably priced settee cushion with not much success.

PS, I love your picture frame/beadboard tray. Very clever.

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