<In August 2010, I participated in a Community Challenge by submitting photos of my outdoor areas on the Kirkland’s website, www.mykirklands.com. I never dreamed out of all the wonderful photos submitted by many talented members, that one of mine would be selected the winner. I had sent out a challenge to the members to have an “Outdoor Reveal” in June 2010, prior to the CC in August. Kim Neidel, one of the MyKirkland’s Designers, announced that I had won. I just could not believe it. I knew Bob and I loved our porch, that holds many memories of time with friends and family. I just never imagined, that anyone else would understand how special it really has been to us.
We loved our large porch as it allowed space for dining, playing a game, or just sitting and enjoying the whirl of the fan overhead. It’s a soothing place to relax with a glass of iced tea and hear the birds singing or hear the chimes of a nearby church through the woods. Yes, it is our little piece of “Paradise” as the sign above one of the screen doors says.
“The Lady” of our porch is the Ole Red Cabinet, that sits proudly on the porch holding many special gifts from our friends and family. “She” was an instant hit with the Kirkland’s group and they enjoyed hearing how old “she” is. We only learned that the cabinet had been built by Bob’s grandfather’s uncle a long time ago, when we were moving it to our mountain home in Tennessee. Doing the math, we think the cabinet is a true antique by being over 100 years old. This cabinet does not belong to just us….she belongs to our family and is only on loan to us. Our son will one day have the loan and share it with his family…on loan. We are proud of the heritage, but cannot forget, that it is to be shared.
Sitting on the left front side of the cabinet is a cherished gift, that our forever friend Sandra painted for us. I love the sentiment on the stepping stone. I wanted it to sit beside the cabinet with gifts from my other forever friends and family. (Please click to see the artwork.)
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