This is my brother's new house in Portland, Oregon. Isn't it beautiful?!
So charming and so much character.
And it is yellow!!
But can you guess what else has me swooning?
But can you guess what else has me swooning?
That lovely wraparound porch! Us southern girls do love big ol' porches... and this one is just perfect for reading, thinking, visiting and, of course, tea sippin'.
Oh, I can't wait to loll about on this porch with a good book. (and visit with my brother)
Here is a photo of the house in Portland's snow storm last week:
Definitely too chilly for porch sittin'!
My brother emailed this with the title 'Life in a Snowglobe'. It does look like a winter wonderland.
Heehee, and very funny in a karmic sort of way. Why? Because my brother lived in Hawaii for years... whenever it was stinking hot or frigidly cold in Oklahoma, he would call and tease us with perfectly balmy island weather reports.
So far, Oklahoma is having a very mild winter with lots of 'no jacket' days.
So in accordance with official big sister code: Hahahahahahahahahaahaahaha!
Linking to: Weekend Reflections
I am with you, Love a big wrap around porch! and yes turn about is fair play, or at least that is what this Big sister thinks....lolReplyDelete
a lovely house, and i love the porch. it's perfect here except during typhoon season.:pReplyDelete
Lovely photos. Have a fabulous week.ReplyDelete
Liz @ MLC
Liz @ MCN
Yes, we -- Southern girls do love those wrap around porches ... darling house, "perfect" color, and picturesque summer or winter ... I can picture myself sipping some nice hot coffee or toddy at this time of year!!! And we haven't even walked through the front door yet! :-)ReplyDelete
Visiting from MYM ...
Here is my MYM entry!! Happy week!!
What a nice cheery looking home. I like the blanket of snow shot.ReplyDelete
What a "fun" Big sister to tease him back.
Beautiful home! My Aunt has a charming yellow house in Woodland, Ca. Thanks for stopping by. New follower.ReplyDelete
Oh, that is the kind of house that we need, BIG!ReplyDelete
Visiting for Mellow Yellow Monday!
Hope you cans top by:)
Thanks for the lovely comments! So happy you enjoyed seeing this yellow house-- I'll post photos of it again hopefully with me on the porch!ReplyDelete
Nita: Big Sisters Unite!
Becca: Yes, porches are distracting aren't they. My brother did send photos of the inside and it is lovely too.
Lady D: Thanks! I followed back or did I follow first-- I can't keep up! haha
Very artful!radiant shot,for sure!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lesa! I'm glad you can see yourself lolling around on our front porch. In fact, I'm glad the porch has a railing otherwise you might just loll yourself right down into the thorny barberry bush.ReplyDelete
The nice thing about wraparound porches is that several people can sit outside and read in the same general area and all still be alone! (Can you tell I'm an introvert who needs "alone time"? LOL!!!)
It's a beautiful house, Lesa! And if it weren't for the picture of the snowstorm (which terrifies me to the bottom of my tropical soul), it would probably be my new dream home. =)
But wait . . . You haven't shared any pictures of his library! No dream home is a dream home without a library!!! =P
Gram: Yes, T did good didn't he.ReplyDelete
Torrey: Hahaha! Ouch! Guess I better not loll in wild abandon!
E: Yes, it is nice to have plenty of space to think one's own thoughts.
Oh my, I hate to say it but I bet there won't be an official library room. My brother likes to read but he isn't book mad like me and doesn't collect/hoard books as far as I know-- but you are right, a house like this needs library. I may have to do a room makeover next summer.
what a beautiful house, love it :-) the snow makes it more beautiful too,ReplyDelete
visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.
Thanks! And, of course, I hopped over to see you!Delete
So happy to visit your blog via the Happiness Is... blog hop and become your newest follower. Being a southerner myself, there is not much better than a good ole' wrap around porch to sit on and watch the world go by. It makes you want to slow down and appreciate (ahem) whatever you're sipping! Can't wait to come back and play soon.ReplyDelete
By the way, given several of your posts and your profile, we think you'd like See Beautiful too.
Thanks so much for the follow! I returned it. Yeah, an equal opportunity sippin' porch is the best. hahaDelete
I wanna visit your brother! My dream house has a wrap around porch. There's one in our neighborhood, that if the family ever moves I will want to take a look and then BEG, buy and paint it yellow! In a perfect world it would happen. Stopping by from Katherine's Corner. I must admit that I scan photos to click who I'm visiting. You had me at the yellow house. ;-)ReplyDelete
Come on! The more the merrier! In fact, I should organise a blog shindig. I can just see the look on his face when tons of bloggers show up to hang out on his porch! haahahahDelete
Hope you get the yellow house someday. My house is dreary gray rock-- ugh! Hubby built it in his pre-Lesa days and it is paid for-- so I am grateful but still...
Visiting from Katherine's Corner. That is a wonderful house and I love the color, but the porch is so awesome! It would be a great place to sit and read- sans snow!ReplyDelete
Yes, I can't wait to read there next summer sans snow. Portland gets lots of rain but I won't mind that as long as it doesn't blow on my book.Delete
The beauty of the porch and all it has to offer is a LOST ART! So says this girl born and raised in Texas.ReplyDelete
No joke, that is like my dream house. Dead serious, lol.ReplyDelete
I believe you, seriously. ;o) The only house I might dream about other than one with a huge porch is a house with a great courtyard or lanai. I crave outdoor living spaces!Delete
Isn't it though! Not too much longer and I will be there!Delete
I could definitely read there. In fact, if it could be arranged that I never had to actually go outside and hot coffee was readily available, along with an ample supply of Nutella, I might be able to survive a Winter reading vacation! I bet there are some cozy reading nooks inside for those dreary Winter days too!ReplyDelete
And I LOVE that yellow too!
Me too! Except with tea. And we might need a sunlamp-- lots of cloudy days up there.Delete
What a cute yellow house.ReplyDelete
Whoa! Your brother’s house is really an eye-candy! It has a homey feel to it that can make anyone excited to go home. I would have to agree that its beauty glows in the middle of the snow storm. It looks surreal!ReplyDelete