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Curb Appealing Porch Curtains



Elrene Outdoor Red Stiped Curtain Panel
Highland Stripe Indoor Outdoor Window Panel


From Elrene Home Fashions this sophisticated outdoor striped curtain is absolutely perfect for your porch, patio, pergola, or other outdoor living area. The panel features easy to use velcro closures and ia mildew resistant and water repellant. With its UV protection, these panels can hold their own against the elements.

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outdoor white porch curtains with seascape background
Outdoor Decor Escape Voile Grommet Porch Curtains

Escape indoor and outdoor semiu sheer panels are designed to work on patios, porches, and other outdoor areas. You can select from a variety of sizes and are available in ivory and other white colors. These grommet curtains are easy to hang and are both fade and mildew resistant. And they are machine washable too!



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Parasol Totten Key Trellis porch curtains
Parasol Totten Key Trellis Porch Curtain Panels

These outdoor curtain panels area perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces - porches, patios, pergolas, sunrooms and more.



Designed to block sunlight, these panels are weather resistant and can be mixed or matched with solids, sheers, prints, and stripes, etc.

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outdoor curtain rods and hardware
Don't Forget Your Outdoor Curtain Hardware







Outdoor Shades For Porches and Patios By Blinds.com

Even if you are a sun worshipper, there are times when shade may be preferred.

Here are four examples of shade options you have from which to choose. Block the wind, rain, and sun to have more enjoyable outdoor time.
outdoor bali shade on back porch
Bali Solar Porch Shades

Why not lower your cooling bills by blocking harmful UV rays and solar heat? Select your desired privacy level with these easy open and close shades - comes in a variety of neutral colors too!

Find these at Blinds.com

outdoor solar shades on porch with view of lake
Outdoor Solar Shades

Beautiful outdoor solar screen roller shades offer an array of privacy levels while simultaneouslay reducing glare, wind, and the elements. Perfect for your porch, deck, or patio.

Discover these at Blinds.com




Products Our Readers Purchase Over and Over

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No hole hook for vinyl siding
Vinyl siding hangers - just clip on

Mary and I use these no hole hooks on our porch and they work great.

porch swing hanging hardware kit
Porch Swing Hanging Hardware

Hang your porch swing safely with this high-strength chrome steel and coiled spring assembly. Clear coated to withstand the elements, the springs offer even suspension for smooth motion and has a 600 lb. weight capacity. W

Mary and I use these on our porch and they've worked wonderfully for years!

Order yours today!



sliding vinyl siding hooks
Sliding Vinyl Hangars

See this on amazing hooks you can use for wreaths and other outdoor art work. We love 'em.

screen door push bar being operated by a male
Screen Door Push Bars

Save your screen door screening! Use one of these screen door push bars to minimize the wear and tear on your screen door. Whether you have children or not, a push bar makes it easier to open and close your screen door and prevents pushing directly on the screening material.

One of our most popular items, order your push bar today!

Acurio Lattice Moors Ellipses Outdoor Decor Panel
Acurio Lattice Privacy And Decorative Panels

These vinyl privacy and decorative panels come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Install on your porch for privacy, curb appeal, or both and you can use them inside or out! They make wonderful porch skirting too.

Very poplar - order today!

stair connectors 74817 by UFPI Deckorators
Stair Connectors by Deckorators

See a wide variety of Deckorator products for assembling your porch or deck railings. From pickets to connectors and more, find just the right parts you need to create a beautiful balustrade.

Your one stop shop - order your push bar today!






Construction Manuals and Porch Books Our Readers Love

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Visual constrution and remodeling book
The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling


Written by Charlie Wing, an authority on home building and remodeling and specializing in translating technical information into layman's terms, this is one of my favorite picks - great book for homeowners, contractors, remodeling pros, and more importantly, the do-it-yourselfer.

Order yours today!




porch construction book
The Ultimate Guide to Porches
is our recommendation for anyone contemplating or planning to build a porch - great information and easy to use!



porches and sunrooms book
Porches and Sunrooms

A neat reference for homeowners who want to add or remodel a porch or sunroom. Included are some excellent real-life examples with beautiful photographs.

porch living book
Porch Living

A nostalgic look at porches from the structure to the comfortable furnishings and plants. Why are porches so loved and revered as an addition to one's home?





The Porch Book by Better Homes and Gardens
The Porch Book

Inspiring and helpful book that conveys the beauty and essence of adding a porch to various styles of homes

Porch by Richard Grant
Porch

Beautiful photographs combined with lovely words to describe the essence of coming home to a wonderful porch





working alone construction book
Working Alone

Offers oodles of tips and techniques when working alone. (Comes in handy when working with a novice neighbor too!)

ultimate deck design and build book
Ultimate Deck Building Book

Great guide for designing and building a deck; quite useful for building porches too!





working alone construction book
Frame a Roof Manual

The go-to book when building a porch, shed, or other structure with a roof.



ultimate deck design and build book
Frame Construction Graphic Guide

Whether novice or pro, this frame construction graphic guide is full of tips and processes for framing almost any structure.




Porch and Deck Tools

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deck or porch board straightening tool
Bo Wrench Decking Tool

I love this tool; makes quick work of straightening deck or porch boards. Pays for itself with the time you'll save during construction.

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deck or porch board spacer and alignment tool
Deck Board Spacer and Alignment Guide
Another time saving device - space and ensure screw alignment across your porch or deck in one easy step.



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joist hanging tool in male's hand
Easy Joist Hanging Tool
Great tool to have in the tool box. Whether constructing decks or porches, this easy joist hanging tool is well worth the money. Just attach the joist hanger and position on the joist - nail in place and you are done!



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hitachi chop saw
Chop Saws
If you are going to build a porch or deck a chop saw is a must. You need not spend a fortune if you only need to cross cut 2x4s and 2x6s; a good quality saw will do.



Check out your options!



Perfect Porch Gift Ideas

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Porch Mugs

Who doesn't love a special mug for starting their day? We designed both of these mugs with porch lovers in mind. Get your Home Sweet Porch mug, your Super Cute Bumble Bee mug, or this Sweet Friendship Mug - Sit on the Porch with Me.



Home Sweet Porch mug Cute bumblebee mug for porch lovers Friendship mug - sit on the porch with me



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Look at This Wagon - Under $20

vintage wheel barrow and garden planter from amazon

Wow, we were surprised to find this adorable decorative Amish wagon for under $20.

Absolutely perfect for your porch or in the garden in front of your porch. Well, anywhere you put it, it would be so charming for showcasing flowers and plants.

Length of the wagon is 21.75" without the handle.


Two tier garden cart
Adorable Two Tier Garden Cart

Do you know someone who would love this two-tier garden cart? Just imagine the pretty plants you can keep on it.



Country store birdhouse
Charming Country Store Birdhouse

Hard to believe the details in this country store bird house.

So many amazing little details, you will feel like you are there.


Retro bird house
Retro Bird House

Do you like the daisies painted on this wooden bird house? The slanted red roof helps to shed rainfall.

Patriotic birdhouse
Adorable Patriotic Birdhouse

If you love red white and blue, you'll find this patriotic bird house to be a perfect little find. Even has a small porch.




Back porch puzzle
Back Porch Puzzle

A 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle of quilters enjoying the camaraderie of one another on a pleasant back porch.

Front Porch Rocker Art
Front Porch Rocker Art

This framed print of rockers on a farmhouse porch is a welcomed piece of art for us porch lovers. 20" x 26" framed.




Barn Quilts Give Instant Charm to a Porch

Barn quilt WV block Those colorful painted barn quilts we see on rural barns, are now making a presence on porches. Charming - country - Americana.

Dave and I have a barn quilt that we made ourselves inside our home. Always a conversation starter. The barn quilts you see here are handmade.

This blue, yellow and white West Virginia quilt block is handmade and distressed.

rustic barn quilt
Colorful Rustic Barn Quilt

Handmade from reclaimed wood, this colorfully painted barn quilt would bring cheer wherever it is hung.

Blue Barn Quilt
Blue Rustic Barn Quilt - Handmade

Dave and I are partial to blues and this rustic barn quilt in shades of blue is no exception




Everybody Loves Words on the Porch

Take me home country roads

Love the sentiment "Take Me Home, Country Roads". What a great piece of wall art for a porch.

It would be so charming no matter where you decide to hang it. At 11 x 19", it is stained in dark walnut and comes in blue with gold letters.


rustic barn quilt
Porch Hammock Chair

Unwind and relax in this colorful hammock for one. A nice way to add a spot of comfort to your porch. Comes with two pillows, too.

Blue Barn Quilt
Black Flameless Lanterns (2)

With glass panels and timers these lanterns will warm up your porch steps. No worry about flames or forgetting about turning them off.



Best Selling Gift Ideas



curved electric wood stove beside comfortable chair
Sophisticated Curved Electric Wood Stove And Heater


Mary and I love our electric wood stove and heater; we even use ours as a decorative feature on our porch during the holidays! They are ideal for screen porches and three-season rooms too.

This elegant stove not only looks fantastic but also can heat up to 700 square feet of space. It is cool to the touch (safe for children and pets) and emits a beautiful light from faux flames and embers.

Available At Plow And Hearth where you can watch the video to learn more!






reclaimed wood bench with iron leg base
Reclaimed Wood and Iron Bench


We love this bench which is perfect for a porch, screened or three season room, garden, or indoors too. Made from reclaimed lumber and with an iron base this bench will give you years of pleasure.

Available At Plow And Hearth






metal tree wall art on wood
Metal Tree Wall Art


colorful metal tree art We love wall art on the porch and these rustic metal tree designs create lots of charm and make for great conversation pieces. Perfect for indoors too, the bases are wood panels, are lightweight, and easy to hang.

Available At Plow And Hearth







copper rain chain hanging in garden area
Copper Rain Chain


Imagine 12 copper cups directing water to a rain barrel or into a garden area or yard. You get to enjoy the sound of water running down an eight-foot long copper chain in addition to adding lots of outdoor charm. It is easy to hang and they come in a variety of styles. Makes a wonderful gift idea!

Available At Amazon






stained glass panel with a variety of birds
Stained Glass Panel


stained glass panel with a variety of birds in window We love our stained glass panel (a really nice gift from our son and daughter-in-love) and know your recipient will too. It measures 13 inches by 24 inches and will definitely add a charming touch to any room.

We hung ours in our breakfast nook and get to enjoy it everyday!


Find this one and many more with other designs at Wayfair.






standing wind chimes over potted plant on porch
Standing Wind Chimes


Not only charming but also tranquil music to your ears! This stand alone wind chime can hold a potted plant up to 11" high - combine it with a poinsiettia or other colorful plant and you'll have the perfect holiday gift! Truly a gift to be enjoyed year round.

wind chimes against fall foliage We found lots of different wind chimes options; one of which will surely suit your fancy!


Available at Amazon






personalized heirloom plaque for home
Heirloom Personalized Plaque


personalized name plaque for home Personalized heirloom plaques make for a unique gift idea. We found lots of plaque options at Plow and Hearth, one of which we are sure your friend or family member will enjoy for years to come. Hang one on your porch or place in your yard.

Options Available at Plow And Hearth







fly rod table lamp
Rustic Fly Rod Table Lamp


fly rod table lamp in living room on table How neat is this! Have someone on your list that enjoys fishing? As a fishing enthusiast myself, I thought this fly rod lamp was really an ideal gift idea and would work well on a desk, table, nightstand, or three season room.

Styled to resemble a fly rod and reel, this could be the best gift for your favorite angler.

Available at Plow And Hearth








Games to Enjoy on the Porch

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boneyard dominoes porch game
Play Boneyard Dominoes

Unplug and enjoy some family entertainment on the porch. 2-4 players, ages 8 and up. Nice gift idea. It's dominoes of course.

crazy like a fox porch game
Crazy Like a Fox Porch Game

The "fox" steals points and turns the game around in his/her favor. Ages 8 and up. Fun for the family.






boneyard dominoes porch game
Circa Baseball on the Porch

Swing the bat for the fence and enjoy a little old fashioned baseball. Great game for grandparents to play with the kids.

tic tak toe for the porch
Crazy Like a Fox Porch Game

You'll will love the antique look and your kids will love both the airplane and auto playing pieces.











Surprise young and old with a traditional game and take a respite from technology for a short spell.

shut the box game with dice
Shut the Box


This is a tabletop version of a popular English pub game; roll the dice and try to cover all the numbers in order to ''shut the box'' and win the game.

Available at Amazon






baseball pinball game
Classic Baseball Pinball Game


Play this classic old time baseball pinball game; fun for all ages.

Available at Amazon






deer in headlights game
Deer in the Headlights






Everyone will have fun playing the Deer in the Headlights Game; race around the board until you roll "Deer in the Headlights"!

Available at Amazon









Porch Amenities

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Porch Swing

Amish mission style heavy duty porch swing
Amish Heavy Duty Mission Style Pine Wood Swing


See this popular swing, along with many other fantastic styles, in our complete porch swing section.



black front porch mailbox on stand We found this retro mailbox that would bring a sense of yesterday to your porch.






Porch Fans

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oil rubbed outdoor fan
Oil Rubbed Bronze Outdoor Fan
We love our outdoor fans on the porch to help stay cool on hot summer days. We have two on our front porch and one on our back porch.

low profile white outdoor fan
Low Profile Porch Fan
The low profile makes it possible to use this fan on almost any porch - even one with lower ceilings - doesn't hang as low as other fans.






Be sure to see more outdoor fan ideas for your porch!



Lamps for Your Porch

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charming outdoor table lamp
Outdoor Table Lamp
Our table lamp is on every evening; we use a timer. A lamp makes our porch friendly and inviting even in the evening hours. The ambiance and light from a lamp is wonderful.

nice floor lamp on porch
Porch Floor Lamp
Floor lamps add warmth to any porch.












See a wide selection of both table and floor lamps.









At Last! A Really Nice Front Porch Calendar

Front Porch Parade calendar cover

After many years of not finding a great porch calendar, Dave and I decided to create our own.

We're very proud of it and think you will love the porches we included for 2017.

Front Porch Parade: The porches in our 12-month calendar belong to homeowners who are porch lovers like you. You will sense their pride (and maybe a bit of porch envy too) when you turn the pages.

Zazzle always has a discount code so look for it to use at checkout.



Introducing Our Molly Jo Daisy Book Series

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A dream of Mary's has been to publish children's books that inspire kids to think well of themselves and look for the best in life. Here are her first 3 books - perfect for reading on the porch to your kids or grandchildren.

Molly Jo Daisy is a 9-year-old girl who lives with her Mom, Dad, Grandma, brother John and sister Grace. Like any other 9-year-old girl who loves her family and her house, Molly Jo gets worried about school assignments and teased by her brother.

In this series, Molly Jo learns a lot about herself, about not giving up even when things seem impossible, about looking for good things even when nothing looks good. She has a special relationship with her supportive Grandma which shines through in her books.

Molly Jo Daisy Not Giving Up cover Molly Jo Daisy We Have to Move cover Molly Jo Daisy Prayers from My Heart cover

Each of Mary's books is written in verse and perfect to read on the porch with your children / grands. Sometimes they will laugh out loud at what Molly Jo says and sometimes they will feel Molly Jo's pain. Molly Jo's prayer book is from her heart; funny, sincere and so typical of a 9-year-old.

In her upcoming book in the series, Molly Jo and her family will be settling into their Maine home. Molly Jo wasn't so sure that moving was for her (Book 2) but after coming to terms with it, she's ready for new adventures in the beautiful state of Maine.

Molly Jo Daisy: Not Giving Up on Amazon

Molly Jo Daisy: We Have to Move on Amazon

Molly Jo Daisy: Prayers from My Heart on Amazon





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