Friday, September 23, 2011

The Porch

Welcome to Emma Wagner Giesy's front porch.
Emma, "was the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850s
to help found a communal society."
Her home is now part of the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

I have always fallen in love with old porches and when
I saw this porch I knew I wanted to photograph it.
I have seen so many beautiful pictures of porches in magazines and online;
so my challenge was to have some beautiful flowers and of course tea while sitting
on Emma's porch.
I had a wonderful time yesterday taking pictures here and
send thanks to the Old Aurora Colony Museum for allowing
me to photograph Emma's porch.

You can learn more about the museum by visiting their website:

The winner of Monday's Give-Away is: Kate at A Spoonful of Thyme
Congratulations to you!


Mary said...

Love the porch and picket fence and, although the roses are perfect, just look at the Japanese Anemones peeping over the fence! My mother's garden in England was always full of these - she always said they 'walked everywhere'. Have grown them here a few times but sadly they soon die in the heat and humidity.

Glad you enjoyed your day out.
Love, Mary

Dutchbaby said...

Great job staging the scene on this charming porch. The pale pink roses in the shiny white urn look great!

Laurie said...

I'm with you Marilyn, I love porches especially ones like this. Someday I hope to have a proper porch, to sit and enjoy my morning tea or cocoa. Until then, I'll add them to my Pinterest!

Trixie and Dustin of said...

Lovely idea, lovely day -- you are so cool! Have you shown these beautiful pics to the museum yet? I bet they are pleased :-)

Thank you for sharing this day with us.
xo, Trixie

Traveling Bells said...

What a lovely setting. Porches are the best places. We all need to stop and 'set a spell' every now and then...

Jeanie said...

This is simply heavenly. The photos are fabulous -- and so is the setting!

parTea lady said...

Great photo shoot of Emma Giesy's front porch. That is such a beautiful teacup you chose and the roses are gorgeous.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

think I could spend a lifetime on that porch, lovely. The roses make it even more splendid!

Steph said...

It is very lovely, and the perfect time of year!

koralee said...

I love old porches too my friend...what a charming house. Hugs for a great new week. xoxo

Tracy said...

What beautiful place... and such a welcoming porch! I love porches. I miss porches... we don't have quite the same porch concept over here, so these make me think of home. ;o) I would love to sit on that porch and drink tea...*sigh*... That second photo is especially delicious, Marilyn. Thanks for taking us along. :o) Happy week ((HUGS))

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful porch, and I love that there's a historic tale to go along with it!

Relyn said...

That porch is wonderful and your pictures are incredible. I hope the museum is delighted. They sure should be. Maybe we can add that to our to do list when I finally get home again. That first picture looks like it was ripped from the pages of Victoria magazine.

Adrienne said...

Your photos are wonderful! I've always loved the museum and Emma's home - especially the porch.

paris parfait said...

What a lovely place! Nice to learn about this remarkable woman.