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November 07, 2010

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Marilyn

what a wonderful drive Kim!!! Thank you....are all the houses in Florida so fabulous? Seems so!!! but Dear Daisy Cottage is the best..... :) :p ♥

Sheree Cloyd

So much fun Kim! The porches are so charming! Homes there look so different than the ones in Texas! We are still partial to Daisy Cottage!

karen cox

It's always fun to drive down the roads of different States. Thanks for the ride, my favorite thing to do. The homes are lovely, and I like the glimpses of the ocean and the dogs too.
Karen

P.S. Thanks for the comments on my flickr. I am always complimented when I see one from you. I am painting again, and trying to be more disciplined. My first love, watercolor.

Karen

Patty O'Malley

What a lovely town! And I see the doggie looking out from behind the front door!

kim sills

It is cold here in MS.I have the heat on and it is still cold. I feel like the doggie in the yellow sweatshirt.Thank you for the photo of the white Great Pyrenees dog looking from the gate. We had one like that named guess what:Maggie. She was a puppy and that size. Two dogs came up from down the road and they took off into the woods and we never seen her again. She was beautiful. The ocean view reminds me of the Gulf coast and I like how the tables were set at the cafe.Have a good day!

Estela @ Weekly Bite

Lovely photos! All those porches look like they belong in a magazine!

So glad you're enjoying your trip!

Melinda

It is cold here too. Glad you had a wonderful day on your home tour. That is always fun and so inspiring! I loved the photo porch tour. Such a pretty neighborhood. I'm sure lunch was delicious! Love & blessings from NC!

maria

i noticed the address at the bottom of the doors - quite different than what we have here in california for addresses we either have ours lit up at the upper corner of our homes or we walk to our mail boxes. i thought i saw your home for a second - thank you kim for driving me around as i'm a little under the weather this was perfect from my view. i'm off to make some nice hot tea.

love ya, maria -cottage feel-
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Kathy Martin

I love strolling through a beautiful neighborhood like this and browsing everyone's yards and home decor! If you get out in NC, the historical town of Wilmington has beautiful homes to see! :)

pogonip@ Meadowsweet Cottage

Love those porches! I think I need a brightly colored front door to welcome folks--maybe next year when the weather warms up again, lol. Hey, I can dream!

Ricki Jill Treleaven

Thanks so much for the drive-by tour, Kim. Such lovely front doors and porches! I love bungalows, too. None of them are as bright and cheerful as your adorable Daisy Cottage, though.

Alice

Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your getaway.

I'm smitten with porches, so this post is a real treat.

Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Darlene

It sounds and looks like a wonderful day. I love the houses there. Houses with porches are a dream of mine to have, but not here. They are each unique in their own way. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day and the pets on the porches.

Marianne

Kim ~ what a wonderful tour. The houses are so charming. I love looking at all the different front porches. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! The lunch sounds yummy. Don't you love days like that?
Thank you for sharing your day with us.
(((Hugs)))

Jane

The porches are SO colorful! I love it. SO glad you had a wonderful day out. The lunch sounded yummy and the views fantastic!

XO,
Jane

Julie Harward

I think cats and dogs just make a house look like a home don't you? I loved the white golden, my daughter has one. Thanks for sharing! ;D

Kathie

Love that orange tabby cat standing guard on the porch-reminds me of a kitty I used to have...sigh...such beautiful porches

Mrs. Magpie

Hi, Kim! Loved seeing this. I want you to come to the Christmas Garden Club Tour in St. Augustine in December. We are slated to be on it this year, and I'm starting to panic. LOL! But I gave them carte blanche to do what they wanted, and they will be doing it all. YEA! ;-) There will be about eight houses total, and it is on a Sunday afternoon. Might be a nice way to spend a Sunday. We could do dinner afterwards. Think about it. The Nights of Lights will be going on then, too.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maddie Lumpkin

Thanks for the tour.Beautiful homes and the weather is gorgeous! Makes me miss summer!

Judy

Thanks for giving us your tour.....beautiful porches....oh I wish I had a porch to decorate....maybe someday. We've had a beautiful November day here today....might have gotten up to 60.

Chris

OK Kim, define cold for me. I'm pretty sure I would be wearing shorts in your "cold". It was in the low 20's this morning when I got up and never got out of the lower 40's today. I sooooo love Florida when we visit and we are planning a visit in March when we will be thoroughly sick of winter. If it's in the 50's then, I'll be in shorts.

Amy Arnaz

Hello Kim~
I fell in love with each porch. A lovely post.
~Amy in Nevada

Susie

Oh Kim...
You take us to the nicest places!

Warm wishes,
Susie

Nooks & Cranberries

What a lovely neighborhood. Each house looks so charming and welcoming. Thanks for sharing!

Michele

Absolute eye candy, Kim you are the best! LOVED the porches and all of it.

Kim Hancock

Love all the porches... and the Columbia! We love to eat there.

Val

The pets are adorable too. :) I can't wait to have a porch.

Evamar58@hotmail.com

Gracias por las fotografias, son una bonita inspiración para nuestras casitas de muñecas.
Hasta pronto, Eva

Kimberly Padilla

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I did see the second dog. He was peeking out from behind the glass storm door. So cute! I am glad you had a good time! Blessings!

Ann

Thank you for taking time to take these photos for us. Love the doors there with the glass side pieces. So open and sunny. I, too, will be sweeping my little front stoop and rearranging the pumpkins and mums today.

Terri

Thanks so much Kim...for taking me along!!!Gorgeous and inspiring!!!!!!!Terri

Renee

Looks like a wonderful drive. Thanks for the view of the water.

The place you ate looks great.

I LOVE driving by and looking at houses. The porches look so nice.

Barbara F

How much is that doggie in the doorwa-a-ay! Love that shot, they are all great photos of lovely homes. I enjoyed sharing your car trip, Kim. Thanks for the ride.

DEBBIE BELL

Hi Kim!! Love all the porches..thank you for taking us along!! I must admit I am "porch crazy"..lol..I LOVE my porch & driving by & looking at others! I got a huge compliment on by own porch sunday...I was in garage with the door open...going back & forth from porch to garage taking out halloween things & re arranging my porch..when a couple that didnt speak english came over & wanted to take a pic of my porch!! I was soo surprised & of course said YES! I had a warm glow all day..lol..because sometimes I wonder if I have tooo much out there...but DH says...NO its just right:) Looks like you! So.. do our porches look like us?
Hugs..
Deb:) xoxo

Deb

Beautiful, inviting homes! Thanks for the drive by :-)

Fay Marie Torzsok


Hi Kim

Sounds like a fun day to me. Those porches are charming. Thanks for sharing.

Fay Marie

Rhonda

Loved the porch tour - thanks for sharing, Kim!

cindy

Ooooooooh! Charming is right! i love them, thanks for the chance to see them.
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy

Thanks so much for the tour! When springtime comes around again, am definitely going to do something with my front and back porch to liven them up. You are an inspiration to me on all your decor. Cindy Okla

Barbara Anne

How very kind of you to take us along on such a pleasant day trip! Thanks so much!!

Hugs!

A Romantic Porch

I LLLLOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE those porches!!! I will take one of each! xo rachel

Lynn Paterson

Enjoyed the porch photos......the cat was so cute too!

Becky

Loved seeing the porches. One of my favorite things to do is checking out how people's porches are decorated.

Decor

I love The porches,they are so Lovely! Homes in ur place look very different compare to other places... It sounds really adorable ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpV5bFP657I wow!!!!such a fresh and bubbly pumpkins ...Beautifull Photos...

Jemma-Jane

These are simply beautiful, I dream to own a detached house with a porch one day...but until then I shall swoon over these photos, many thanks for sharing.

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