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Monday, June 13, 2011

Mod Mix Monday #4

My Front Porch
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors asked us all to show our Summer Patio Decor this weekend. 
Well, I'm late to the party because I had a lot going on...but wanted to show you my new outdoor rug.
I got this rug off Joss and Main. If you frequent Joss and Main... you know that
you never know what is going to show up there. 
I saw this rug and I still had a credit from a gift certificate I'd won from La Dolfina awhile back.
I hit purchase without really thinking where this rug was going to work for me.
I actually thought I'd put it on the back deck and then yesterday it occurred to me that the 
color combo was perfect for my front porch. 
So here it is....
I'm loving what its added to this space.
It adds just the bit of modern the grouping needed. 
And it goes perfectly with my existing pillows and the paint on my windows.
I found this wreath last night at Target of all places. 
They don't have much of this sort of thing but what they do have is usually good. 
I added the birds nest and butterfly to it.
Front door guarded by a cement pooch.
One of my three large urns on the front porch's brick pedestals.
Another urn.
Oh..I love this rug. I can't believe I didn't realize I needed a rug out here earlier.
So that's my Mod Mix for today and my outdoor space to link up at Donna's.

And now....my favorites from last week's Mod Mix Monday.
There were so many great ones...it was really hard for me to choose.
If this is an example of where this party is heading...yippee!
I am loving all your incredible mixes.
1. Roeshel's fabulous kitchen makeover at 
Roeshel has been working on this kitchen for awhile and I've loved every minute of it. 
Seems all her choices are what I'd want for my own kitchen. 
This week her husband added a very cool knife utensil holder to the backsplash. 
Done without harming the tile. I love this. 
I had just taken down my own magnetic knife strip in my kitchen but it didn't look anything like this. 
And this has me thinking about getting one of these to add. 
2. Then another gorgeous kitchen appeared from
This has all the stuff I would want too.
That granite is beyond gorgeous. 
I bet that backsplash cost more than my $15 makeover that I gave mine.
Which..I promise I will show this week. 
3. Emily's blog
showcases her house which is all a fantastic Mod Mix. 
I fell in love with every room she showed and had to immediately follow.
4. Jaclyn's new stone wall at
This new wall ads such a fantastic texture to her dining room wall. Love those bar stools too! 
5. Then Flea Market Trixie linked up her latest and greatest.
This desk with which she painted in her signature turquoise color and added antique maps to the drawer fronts. 
So inspiring! I never would have thought I'd like this so much. But I do love turquoise. I think this turned out beyond fabulous!
6. Then who would think...someone else would link up a similar project. 
Shabby Marilyn at Shabby Redo for You created this desk a few months ago. 
I really love decoupage maps on furniture. This desk is greatly enhanced by the maps and the paint treatment.

So this was a great week for Mod Mixes. I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!
Link up below! 
Anything new mixed with old...anything old painted new....etc...
Please link your post back to my site so that other's who visit your blog can come visit this party.

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Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Nita!
Your patio and outdoor spaces look so pretty!
I love that rug. I had not heard of Joss and Main until yesterday so I am signed up now and hope to find great things like your rug!
Thanks for sharing.


Beautiful patio, I love it! I love that rug and such pretty things, wish I was close to it for shopping. I wasn't this weekend at home, so here are my grandgirls and daughter at a Disney Cruise, hope you enjoy it! Thank you for hosting this nice party and for having us! Hugs, FABBY

BluBabesCreate said...

You're a wonderful hostess! And I loved all of your picks!

Olive said...

I am so glad you showed you urns which are just like mine sans paint. The rug is perfect for the porch. I must check out Joss and Main.

Amy Chalmers said...

The rug really pulled together the whole front porch and made it more inviting and colorful! I love how it looks Nita, funny how you can buy something you like, and not know where it is going to go and then it fits someplace perfectly!! I loved Trixie's map desk. Just gorgeous.

Cindi Myers said...

That rug is PERFECT!
I love your porch and lust after your dog statue! :)
I will have to check out all the amazing blogs you showcased!
(But you KNEW that I would adore The Beetle Shack's style, so I am now Following her too! LOL!)

Ricki Treleaven said...

Nita, your outdoor rug looks perfect on your porch. I love how it matches the throw pillows on your bench! Your front porch is so pretty, and I really like the wreath you found at target. Nice! I have nothing to link this week as I have been so busy with the carpet cleaners and exterminators. I will definitely have something ready for next week's linky party!

Ricki Jill

Screaming Meme said...

So inviting!!! :) I love it! The colors are perfect...I love the inspiring photos as well...I love the painted desk!

Speaking of paint! I went to the Annie Sloan Chalk class this past weekend...I had so much fun and learned a few tricks on how to use the chalk paint...I will post 3 ways to use it...soon...Ill post my practice boards today or tomorrow...:) Meme

"Create Beauty" said...

Very pretty! I hadn't ever thought of putting a rug on my front porch (except for the one in front of the doors ~ which is tiger-striped)

Your front porch is so inviting, and adding that birds nest and butterfly to the wreath really makes it!

I love that aqua color of the desk. I've been incorporating that color into my studio lately, it is yummy!

~ Violet

idesign said...

gorgeous rug! and also, thanks for featuring my stone wall :)


Sweetladyelaine said...

The rug makes yor front porch! Love it! Thanks for sharing...
Blessings My Friend,

Sunny Simple Life said...

Your front porch looks so inviting. Love the rug you brought in too.

Stacey said...

Nita, we came and drove all through Edgemere Park yesterday. Oh, your neighborhood is amazing! I love all the different houses and the gardens are beautiful too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nita, what a nice porch. Love all your ferns and that rug. Great features from last week.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Love the rug and the colors, it's great when we can rely on out instincts, and have it all work out great!! xoxo Debra

Marie said...

Hi Nita - I'm loving your front porch and especially the colors. Sorry I'm not able to participate for today's Mod mix, but it's quite hectic this weekend for me. Next week, I have something cool to show that I'm working on. You still watching Million Dollar Decorators?

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Loving those colors on your patio! It's gorgeous! Thanks for hostessing the party!

Olive said...

Nita, I do not know if there is any "Mod" in me at all but I linked up. Delete me if you like. ♥O

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your new rug just makes your porch! The entire area looks very inviting and welcoming. I've been working on my front porch, too.

Kay Ellen said...

Hello Nita~~this is my first visit :)
Stopping by you blog via sweet Claudia!

So nice to meet you.

I will have to stop by again real soon:))

Kay Ellen

Shabby Marilyn said...

Wow Wow, thank you for the feature of my desk on your Mod Mix Monday!
Great blog and the your rug choice is the finishing touch!

Pamela said...

Nita your porch is gorgeous and your features are fab! I need to spruce our back porch up but it is sooo hot and dry here I have not even bothered. Hope all is well!

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

I just love the colors on your porch and that rug is fab! I'm going to go check out all of the your featured posts which look incredible as well! Thanks for hosting.

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
I am so sorry that I forgot to comment here on Monday. I commented on "Two Tudor Homes" and forgot to do it here.
Anyways, I am here to say, I LOVE your rug on your beautiful porch, your porch is so gorgeous, I would love to have one like that. The wreath is so sweet, and your ferns everywhere are just wonderful!!!
Thank you for doing this, it is so fun and I have one ready for next week already!
Hugs, Cindy

24 Corners said...

Just got sidetracked and headed over to Joss and Maine...signed up! I hadn't heard of it before so I'm excited to see what they have.
YOur fug looks great and I absolutely love those urns (and yor ferns!).
xo J~

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Hey there, visiting from WUW! Amazing how much just a rug adds to a space! Loving your front porch! Thanks for sharing!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your new rug is PERFECT on your porch! I love it and love your porch too! XO, Pinky

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Just ran across your blog from Wow us Weds. decided to link up. I love the color of blue around your windows and door! You're right, the rug goes perfectly. I've never heard of Joss and Main. Think I'm going to have to check it out.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your porch is beautiful. I love the metal and statuary.

Pam Kessler said...

That rug was just made for your porch. Loving the color around your windows.

The Charm of Home said...

I just love your style! I didn't know you were doing a Mod Mix Monday! What a perfect party to suit your cool style! I am so loving the maps on the turquoise furniture! I have a chest I want to do that to. Great inspiration features. I love your porch and a rug is a very fun statement piece that ties it all together. Thanks for linking this up to Home Sweet Home! I will come up with a Mod Mix and try to join you soon!

Dixie said...

love your colors and your style... vintage perfect!

Rhondi said...

I love all the ferns and th color blue you chose. The rug fits in perfectly. Thanks for joining the porch party today.

Betty said...

Love what you did to your porch. I really need to add ferns to mine.