Even though autumn is officially here and we are moving past porch weather, I took a little field trip to Michele’s house to check out her lovely three season porch a couple of weeks ago. While I was there, I couldn’t help but snoop around a bit.
Michele’s is the sister of one of Reclaiming Beautiful’s owners, Monique, and she’s also a vendor at the shop. She and her husband, Jim, live on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Their house was built in 1940 and they have lived there for 30 years, and in fact her husband Jim grew up just two doors down!
We entered the house through Michele’s charming kitchen.
It may be modest in size, but Michele has made every inch of it pretty including adding the lovely chandelier over the sink.
We headed straight out onto the three-season porch next. There is a lovely little dining area just outside the kitchen. I believe that Michele mentioned that this is the perfect spot for coffee in the morning.
This is such a pretty set of furniture.
The other side of the porch contains this seating area that Michele says is perfect for reading.
Michele mentioned how much she loves pretty linens and her’s are all perfectly pressed and bright white.
Before we headed inside to see some more of Michele’s house, we stepped outside to see her patio.
The house sits on two acres.
This gives them plenty of room for a nice fire pit area.
I had some serious ‘urn envy’ (if that wasn’t a real thing before, it is now) when I saw these lovely flower urns on the back patio.
And that only got worse when I spot a huge concrete urn out in the yard. Just look at the beautiful motifs on it.
Not to mention another pair of gorgeous urns that Michele has on her front porch.
Although our gardens are starting to fade for the season, Michele can still enjoy the view from this serene spot in her yard.
There is still so much more to see, so I decided I’d better break our tour up into two parts. So be sure to check back next week to see the rest of Michele’s beautiful home!