Saturday, June 16, 2012

Screened Porches

screened porch

screened in porch?

I want a 
screened in porch,  
I want one 

But wait .....
you have 
to say it in the
right voice.

Remember that bratty little girl
from the Willie Wonka movie?
"I want an Oompaloompa, Daddy,
and I want one NOW!"

screened in porch


That voice 
came into
my head right 
after I typed those
words out.

Screened Porch!

screened porch love

Screened porch

screened porch

Screened porch

Screened in porch

Awesome screened porch

screened porch
All images are from and

When I was little
we had a long 
screened in porch
and I remember the nights
when my mom would let us
 sleep out on the porch.
Warm breezes and crickets
chirping us to sleep.


Do you have/want one?


Salmagundi said...

Yes, we have one -- it isn't fancy but we love it just the same -- no bugs! My grandmother had one with a big swing -- spent many a summer night on it; so when we bought this house 15 years ago, it was a must have. Hope you get one and NOW!!! Sally

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh yes! I sure do want one Alison. Nothing fancy. Just bug free and room for an old cot, a rocking chair or two, a cottage table with a lamp and geranium on it, a bench and some vintage things to decorate it with. I have all those things but I just don't have the screened porch! lol

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOOOVE the one with the fireplace....that is my DREAM! We won't have one at the new house. BUT, Maybe if I use the RIGHT VOICE:):) Loved all these images. XO, Pinky

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I have ALWAYS wanted one! Just ask my husband:)

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

No have. Want. Real bad. My Mawmaw had a sleeping porch too and all of us cousins would have a ball sleeping out there in the Summer months. I miss that old house. :(

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful images Alison! We don't have one on this house but we added one on to our old house and then my dad added windows for us and it turned into a 3 season room which was great! I love a screened in porch because I'm not a big fan of bugs LOL!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I have always wanted one and early this year I moved and now have one and just love it.

These are beautiful images!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love them, but I would want it in the right spot so that I don't lose a lot of light in the house. These images are great! I love the Willie Wonka reference, LOL!

michele said...

got one and i use it tons!



that is one of my happy places!


NanaDiana said...

We don't have one at this house and I really miss a screened porch. We had one at a couple of our other houses and I always loved them. Your examples here are gorgeous-xo Diana

Di said...

I want one too, I am searching for a house that has one and a fireplace!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

We had a screened porch at our last house, complete with a porch swing. Lots of good memories of swinging with my daughter and teaching her nursery rhymes. I have so missed that porch since we moved 17 years ago.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love this! Wish we had one too! My two favs here are the one with the green wall, and the Nantucket with the wash hanging outside. So evokative.

The enchanted home said...

You sure make a beautiful argument for screened porches!! All are so beautiful and offer the best of both worlds..even in incelement weather the outdoors can still be enjoyed;)

Stephanie said...

I'm dying to have one - absolutely love them!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Don't have one, but I AM going to get one! and I am not kidding either!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I dream of the day that I can have one!! I wanted to do this to our porch/living space out back! Got vetoed by the hubby AND the kids! LOL!! Oh, well, maybe in my next house I can get the best of both worlds! These are great!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love these inspiration photos, Alison! We are converting our screen porch to year round ...although it will still have screened windows around the whole thing. The photo of the fireplace room, looks so perfect to me... might have to think about that one!

Cynthia said...

We had a screened porch that I decorated with white wicker and aqua gingham curtains, with vintage quilt and tablecloth cushions and accents. Never took a single picture and have only memories since we moved three years ago. It was especially lovely in Fall and Spring.

5th and State said...

i have one but never use it!!!

it is along the side of the house that is near a road so it gets noisy and dirty.......nothing like those sumptuous images
have a great week allison

Rose L said...

I love number 5!! I do not have one but always dreamed of it. Unfortunately it requires money, something I do not have!!
I also like this one:

You can also look into the freestanding ones where it can have screening or screening with windows. Lots of styles:
I hope you get your dream fulfilled!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I would take any screened in porch! We have a wrap around porch but no screens! Drat those bugs!!!!

SavannahGranny said...

Alison, Those photos were gorgeous. I am almost ashamed to admit that I have a screened porch after that. But I will, I do.
I am trying to get it ready for prime time. I was going to photograph today but decided to take a day of rest.
Our screened porch is on the back of the house. We did have a swing on it but moved the swing to the front porch which is larger but not screened. We do enjoy both porches and are sitting on one or the other throughout three seasons.
I think you should have a screened porch and you should have it NOW!
xo Ginger

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous screened porches....Yes, I want one...had one and want one again!!...:) When we were in Florida..always had one...a sort of necessity, especially with pools...but since we moved ~~~ no screened porch~~~for now at least~~~Here's hoping you get your wish!!!...I am sure you are asking very nicely! Oh the one I want is definitely with a fireplace. Have a great week!!

Bliss said...

We have a decent little porch, but i'd trade it for a couple of the ones in those pictures.


arrielle_p said...

Nice porches. Wish my home was in a place like yours too with a green surroundings. Really like those screened porches! :)

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Karen said...

We do have a screen porch that we use all the time. I LOVE the ones pictured here.. .ours isn't quite so nicely decorated.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I would love one, but I really want a pool first. Great pics and these are all stunning. Hope you get one NOW. Hugs, Marty

Garden, Home and Party said...

We don't really have a good spot for one but I think it would be so much fun to have one.
Love Willie Wonka.

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Alison,

I want one too. lol Screened porches are wonderful.

My grandparents had one. I have cherished memories of listening to the crickets and frogs at night a child. Soooo peaceful!

Just love all your photos of the amazing screened porches. They look soooo inviting ;o)I must say...I am partial the the last image. Charming! Me like! lol

Thanks! for sharing.

Have a fabulous week!

Blessings & Hugs,

Designing Domesticity said...

We've used ours more this year than the last two years combined. Its the perfect season for a porch. Love your inspiration pictures! liz

Robin said...

I have always wanted a screened porch. I like to sit outside at night by candlelight especially when there is a good thunderstorm going on! When we put out pool in we did the whole screen thing so now I have a HUGE one. Love it! Best room in the house! Go for it! Get one!

Robin Flies South