Hooked on Porch Swings

by hookedonhouses on May 21, 2009

Welcome to Hooked on Fridays, a blog party I host at the end of every week to celebrate the things that make us happy. Today I’m hooked on porch swings. Several years ago my husband bought me one for Mother’s Day and it was one of my favorite gifts ever. There’s no nicer place to sit on a warm day, is there? Just the sight of one makes me want to grab a glass of lemonade, kick off my shoes, and relax a while.

Cottage Living

Cottage Living

Windmark Beach House

Windmark Beach House

I’ll have to work in some “porch time” this weekend. I have a stack of magazines calling my name!

Victorian Trading Company

Victorian Trading Company

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you’re hooked on today! If you have something to share with us on your blog, then add your link below. Just please be sure to:

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(Also check out Fifi’s Fashionable Friday and Melissa’s Beautiful Life parties, happening today!)

Hooked on Fridays Participants

1. TK – Jeff’s Shutters
2. songbirdtiff (thrifty clothes)
3. It Feels Like Chaos (sleep, dog)
4. The Shabby Chic Cottage
5. A Beach House Dream (Love Swimming)
6. Beach Cottage Love (bright bungalow)
7. HouseAHolic- Wall Allure!
8. DesignTies (The bad hair day plant)
9. Maya (A Home Style Quiz)
10. Kate @ Stolen Moments (simple curry chicken salad)
11. Creations (Pink aprons)
12. A Simple Walk (being my kids’ transcriptionist)
13. PamperingBeki {Summer Resolutions}
14. SuzyHomemaker (laundry..)
15. sue-in-sydney {MOR marshmallow}
16. TheOldPostRoad (Springtime at Etsy)
17. susan (Your home, only better.)
18. Amy @ Finer Things (Oxi Clean)
19. Frippery (Love this blogger)
20. Olive Rue
21. Remodeling Guy (Courtyards)
22. Star’sFault (Ruffly Pillow Cases)
23. Memorial Day Weekend | Gennaro
24. Puna ~ hooked on tattoos
25. Linda @ Lime in the Coconut (keepin’ it real in the kitchen)
26. Mrs. Petrie
27. ImagineCozy (Cozy Little Bedroom)
28. Mary Beth {Sunroom Mini Tour}
29. Wayfaring Wanderer{Hk’d on Hidden Reminders}
30. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home (Decorating with Quilts)
31. Daly Essentials(Turquoise and Lime)
32. Geralyn Gray
33. ~Really Rainey~ (Disneyland)
34. Susan (Dragonfly/Bumblebee lit trees)
35. Susan Palmer Designs Blog (Beautiful Designer Outlet & Light Switch Covers)
36. Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS
37. Fifi Flowers
38. Leila: A darling corningware GIVEAWAY!
39. m @ tales from an oc cottage
40. Holly@Homebody (Mitford books)
41. Making This Home (National Parks from the Sky)
42. Sweet Something Design (hooked on gray/grey)
43. A Beach Cottage Burlap Glass Lanters Giveaway
44. The Inspired Room (outdoor rooms)
45. Alfazema (Hooked on Impatiens )
46. Liz@VioletPosy (Painted Furniture)
47. mannequin (Who lives there?)
48. Cathy @ The Stylish Houses (Whimsical Windows)
49. Melissa @ Frugal Creativity (spring flowers)
50. Newlyweds (Summer Garden)
51. RML. Hooked on Rings
52. Kimm at Reinvented
53. Kristen~PajamaMama (window box & container gardening)
54. RehabOrDie.com — Hooked on Backyard Birding
55. Charlotte@SimplyDivine (Good Advice)
56. Deb@ribbonwood
57. Carolina Mama (free cooking pans)
58. Phillips Phamily Mama
59. Christine (Living Life)
60. JanMary (new kitchen accessories)
61. The Cincy Life (New Construction Tips)
62. Pam@GardenDesigns more(GardenDesign)
63. Sofia@Expressive Creations
64. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (business card GIVEAWAY)
65. Claudia@DipityRoad (cottage inspirations)
66. It’s Frugal Being Green (Oven BBQ Chicken)
67. Jane @ Beach House
68. Astrid @ Lopsided House (showy orchis)
69. Jill@Forever Cottage (Bird/Nest stuff)
70. Raise Them Up (Clematis)
71. Ramona@A Day in the Life of Ramona ~ Americana
72. Emily (Baskets For Storage)
74. Linda @ Restyled Home (lemonade stands)
75. Nan (Finding Inspiration)
76. velvet and linen (outside my comfort zone)
77. MADE 2 CREATE (before and afters!)
78. Our Nifty Notebook (5th birthday)
79. Styling by Coty Farquhar – (WIZARD OF OZ)
80. Julianna (chair makeover)
81. Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm (summer crowns))

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Carolina Mama May 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Julia, these are beautiful! We love the porch swings on a warm Summer evening. :)

Terry Kearns May 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Every porch needs either a porch swing, a rocker, a spring chair, or a glider. Best to have have all four but the swing the the best for sharing.

Terry Kearns’s last blog post..Jeff’s Shutters

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage May 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Mr. Linky is NOT playing nice today! I love those porch swings!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage’s last blog post..Wonderful windows

A Beach House Dreamer May 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

It’s finally porch time, and I’d be happy spending time in any of these fabulous swings. Enjoy!

A Beach House Dreamer’s last blog post..For the Love of Swimming -an Infinity Pool perhaps

Shelia May 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Love your post! I could sit and swing all day in one of these!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

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hookedonhouses May 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

It’s a new Mr Linky thing. It takes a minute for your link to show up. I thought it wasn’t working at first myself and checked it out. I can see your link now. -Julia

Edwina May 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Is that your swing at the top? It’s gorgeous. Love them all actually. Now, where to put one at my place…

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Maya@Completely-Coastal May 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Thanks for hosting Julia! I have rockers on my porch. Not the same as these wonderful porch swings, but they do move… (and thanks so much for the link on Beach Cottage Love!).

Maya@Completely-Coastal’s last blog post..What’s your Architectural Home Style?

hookedonhouses May 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Edwina–no, that’s not my porch swing. I didn’t have time to take a picture of mine for the post, I’m afraid. -Julia

DesignTies May 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I’ve never had a porch swing, but the idea of sitting in one really appeals to me :-) Maybe one day!! Love the black porch swing with the purple cushions — a bit of a modern take on a traditional swing :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

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PamperingBeki May 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm


We have a porch swing that dh and I use daily. Love it.

I just bought some aqua paint for it. Hopefully that doesn’t look horrible once it’s on. Haha!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now May 21, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Oh, how I long for a porch swing. But I guess I’d need a porch, huh? ;)

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Suzy May 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I love porch swings too. I thought they would be too big for my porch, but I love that last one. Almost like a adirondack look.
Thanks for hosting!

Suzy’s last blog post..Love me some Laundry……

sue May 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm

particularly love the windmark beach house porch swing!!!

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TheOldPostRoad May 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Love the porch swings! They scream ‘Summer, summer, summer!’

TheOldPostRoad’s last blog post..Springtime at Etsy

Susan Smith May 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Thx for the eye candy. I can almost hear the squeak of the chains and feel the breeze against my face. I feel so relaxed now! :)

Susan Smith’s last blog post..Mysteries along the road most traveled

Pam May 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I am determined to get a porch swing this summer. Such inviting photos.

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Mrs. Petrie May 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Porch swings are the most inviting way to say “welcome home” to guests and inhabitants alike. :) Thanks for hosting H.O.F. !

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Angela @ Imaginecozy May 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I love porches, and having a comfy porch swing is heaven! I loved your photos.

Angela @ Imaginecozy’s last blog post..Cozy Little Girl’s Room

Mary Beth May 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm

What beautiful swings! I love them all.

Mary Beth’s last blog post..The Sunroom is Done-for now!

Wayfaring Wanderer May 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm

We really need to put on on our front porch…..We’ve talked about it numerous times!

Wayfaring Wanderer’s last blog post..Polaroid Prologue to Ocracoke Island

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home May 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Hi Julia. Oh how I love these porch swings! How sweet to receive one from your husband on Mother’s Day. What perfect timing to welcome the nice weather! ~Arleen

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home’s last blog post..Inspiration ~ Decorating Summer Porches & Sun Rooms

Daly Essentials May 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm

It’s relaxing just looking at these pictures!

Daly Essentials’s last blog post..Color Trend: Turquoise and Lime

Bettsi May 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Julia, what gorgeous swings! I didn’t even know I wanted one till I saw those photos!

Remodeling Guy May 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I LOVE the Windmark Beach House swing/bed. I’ve wanted to build one of those for a long time. Maybe this is the year! That rope rots over time though… but nothing beats the look! Have a great weekend!


Remodeling Guy’s last blog post..Remodeling Guy RAWKS and How to Teenage Proof Your Home!

Susan May 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Julia…girl, you are talking my language now! I’m seriously hooked on porch swings! :-) I love all the examples you’ve shown, especially the Windmark Beach House one. If I ever stretched out on that one, I’d never get back up…who needs a bed?! Seriously? :-) I’m joining in this week…keeping our fingers crossed Mr. Linky keeps working. :-) Thanks for hosting this fun event each week! Susan

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Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS May 21, 2009 at 11:16 pm

What a great blog concept, fab post and how perfectly timed to a holiday weekend! (Hooked on Houses is on my Blogroll!)

Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS’s last blog post..KBIS 2009 – Style Spotlight

Fifi Flowers May 21, 2009 at 11:16 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection of porch swings!

Fifi Flowers’s last blog post..Fashionable Pink Drinks and More…

Leila May 21, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I love my porch swing…which hangs on a big tree branch in my yard :)

Thanks for the link!

Leila’s last blog post..Who wouldn’t want a darling CorningWare refrigerator dish or classic bee book? A giveaway!

Holly May 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Sigh. I’ve always wanted a porch swing, but never had a porch big enough for one.

Holly’s last blog post..Hooked on Mitford

Michelle @ Sweet Something May 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Julia, Beautiful swings. I also received a porch swing (beautiful wicker)from my friends and co-workers, when I moved…I always think of them when I’m swingin’.

Katie @ makingthishome.com May 21, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Julia, I’m curious about your porch swing now!

Katie @ makingthishome.com’s last blog post..A Man Cave Upgrade

adrienne @ Susan Palmer Designs May 21, 2009 at 11:58 pm

As someone who lives in a high-rise I am insanely jealous of your porch swings! :)

adrienne @ Susan Palmer Designs’s last blog post..Hooked On: Beautiful Designer Outlet & Light Switch Covers

Ms.Tee May 22, 2009 at 12:14 am

I love that Victorian one sooo much! :)

melissa @ the inspired room May 22, 2009 at 1:43 am

Porch swings, oh my favorite!

melissa @ the inspired room’s last blog post..Keeping Things Simple: Real Life Accessories

Liz@VioletPosy May 22, 2009 at 4:02 am

I love porches and porch swings, so sad we don’t have them in the Uk x

Liz@VioletPosy’s last blog post..Hooked on….Painted Furniture

mannequin May 22, 2009 at 5:23 am

Oh yes, lovely porch swings. There really is no comparison to a porch swing. Our house has no front porch and I so wanted a front porch swing. We DO have a backyard breezeway though so I still got my porch swing!

mannequin’s last blog post..Twisted Sneak Peek

Denise May 22, 2009 at 5:26 am

I could just curl up and take a nap on the Windmark Beach House swing – so could my cats!!

Denise’s last blog post..The Geek Squad hits Seattle

Cathy @ The Stylish House May 22, 2009 at 5:47 am

Hi Julia,
I am hooked on porches too and these are so cozy and pretty! Have a fun Memorial weekend! ! ! ~Cathy~

Cathy @ The Stylish House’s last blog post..Whimsical Windows!

RML May 22, 2009 at 6:08 am

My first Friday here, have a great weekend on your porch swing!

RML’s last blog post..Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Kimm at Reinvented May 22, 2009 at 6:11 am

Love the swings. I had a porch swing as a child, and would love to have one now, but, alas, but porch is too small! Thanks for sharing some swings of heaven with us!

Kimm at Reinvented’s last blog post..Thrifty Wish List

Linda@Lime in the Coconut May 22, 2009 at 6:36 am

Those porch swings ROCK. hee. get it?

Loving the one hanging by ropes. Yep…I could easily spend the weekend there!

Linda@Lime in the Coconut’s last blog post..Kitchen tales…

RehabOrDie May 22, 2009 at 6:37 am

That heavy rope porch swing is wonderful. Almost sensual.

RehabOrDie’s last blog post..Quick note to anyone intersted in Downtown Cincy Property

Charlotte May 22, 2009 at 7:38 am

Don’t you just love how every picture tells a story? Now just who would I invite to sit a spell in the Wynmark Beach House swing? Papa Hemmingway perhaps? Nope, not papa today maybe something lighter, like a good book written by Dorthea Benton Frank with her wonderful family stories of the Carolina beaches and tide water marshes.

Charlotte’s last blog post..Here’s Some Good Advice

Jamie May 22, 2009 at 8:04 am

These photo’s are great! Our new (actually very old) front porch has two hooks in the ceiling just waiting to hold a porch swing once again. I can’t wait to get one!

Jamie’s last blog post..Stone, Soil, and Moss

Michelle May 22, 2009 at 8:23 am

I want a porch swing badly! I am loving that last one, adorable!

Michelle’s last blog post..Goodbye Sweet Tree…

Heathahlee May 22, 2009 at 8:30 am

I LOVE porch swings! My grandparents’ house had one on their porch and I WISH I had room on mine for one. I bet I’d have room for that last one from Victorian Trading Co! : )

Heathahlee’s last blog post..All those tassels….

DesignTies May 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

Julia, am I just not seeing it, or has the list of Hooked on Fridays participants disappeared?? I can’t find it on Fifi’s blog either.

Kelly @ DesignTies

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hookedonhouses May 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

Kelly–Mr Linky is dealing with some “server issues” today. I’m periodically copying all of the links here just in case they disappear for good. I’ll paste them back if that happens and will hopefully not lose anybody! -Julia

Christine May 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

Ooooo… porch swings! Love them! Sweet tea, porch swings, summer time… ahhh, classic stuff…

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Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm May 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

All things summer this week as we experience our first 85 degree days at the farm. I don’t have a porch swing YET….but love the idea of having one. Happy Weekend.

Shawn/Lifeatbuttercupfarm’s last blog post..Summer Crown

PrairiePrimitives May 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

Every porch swing needs a great pillow (or two!). Check this one out! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=330331246323

I’ve used vintage ticking … and the buttons will be vintage too (as long as I can keep finding them!).

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JanMary, N Ireland May 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

I dream of one of those porch swings, but first I would need a house with a porch, and we don’t have porches like that here in N Ireland…so maybe first I need to move to America!!!

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Summer Kitchen Interiors May 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

Hey Julia!
Who IS’NT hooked on porch swings! Enjoy your weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Claudia@DipityRoad May 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

Whether its on a porch or hanging from a tree, there is no better place for contimplation, reading or “necking” with a boyfriend then on a swing. :)

While I am long past the “necking” with a boyfriend part, it is one of my best memories of my young life, I love swings!!

Thanks for sharing as always!


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AnNicole@OurSuburbanCottage May 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

I REALLY want a porch swing on my back deck. I have the perfect place for it. I’m using a whooooole lotta restraint waiting to buy patio furniture until it starts going on sale.

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Jane @ Beach House May 22, 2009 at 10:55 am

I think if I sat on any of those I’d be asleep before I had time to open the magazines – gorgeous

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christy May 22, 2009 at 11:37 am

Love the one with the ropes…how I would love to curl up on there with my dog and a good book! Have a great long weekend Julia!

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Sofia May 22, 2009 at 11:45 am

Love your porch swing. It looks so inviting. I don’t think I would get any work done if I had one of those but I would love one. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Aunt Amelia May 22, 2009 at 11:49 am

Awwwwwwwwwww, porch swings. What a great thing to be hooked on!

Aunt Amelia

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Tamara May 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

A porch swing would be PERFECT on my porch. Why didn’t I think of that?!

Tamara’s last blog post..Another Big Idea

Onlinehandyman May 22, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Love the Windmark Beach House swing!

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SoBella Creations May 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I love a porch swing. We take the girls to the Disney Resort beaches. They have swings to sit in. I love swinging and the sand being between my toes.

Great inspiration pictures.

SoBella Creations’s last blog post..Happy Mother’s Day

Astrid May 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I admit…I’m in love with porch swings too. I had really wanted to make our front porch the full length of our house just to have one…but it got cut since we were cutting house building costs. :( Some day I’ll have my porch swing!

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Emily May 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm


I love the swings! How I wish there was room for one on my porch.

I just joined Hooked on Fridays Linky party for the first time. if you get a chance, stop on by!

Blessings, Emily from too Blessed to Stress

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Cher May 22, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Oh, gosh — am I ever a sucker for a porch swing. It totally reminds me of late grandmother’s house. It’s the reason I want a porch.

Nan May 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Julia – I just discovered your blog and love the porch swings! We have the perfect front porch (after kids get older!) and I desperately want a hammock for the back porch. How about doing a “Hooked on Hammocks” – there’s an idea!

velvet and linen May 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

A perfect Memorial Day weekend post, Julia.
I think I will just spend my weekend on one of these swings.
Oh, wait I have three kids!
Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?
Happy Memorial Day, Julia.


velvet and linen’s last blog post..outside my comfort zone

Jenny May 22, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Very pretty swings! I’m not an outside person, but they look nice :)

Jenny’s last blog post..Happy 5th Birthday Abby!

Kathy :) May 23, 2009 at 10:32 am

Love those swings….

Have a wonderful and safe holiday Julia

Kathy :)

Annie May 23, 2009 at 11:56 am

Great blog! I’m glad I found you through Twitter. Added you to my “bloggy goodness” folder. Can’t wait to spend more time here.

Annie’s last blog post..Living with Secret Agent Man

Brenda Kula May 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I like this one! Every Friday, I mean. I also like the porch swing. I don’t have a place for one, for I don’t have a porch roof. But they so remind me of my childhood. One on most every porch! And the neighbors walking down the sidewalk would stop and chat. The good old days. I think I’ll be back this Friday for your event.

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le May 24, 2009 at 5:22 am

love love love the porch swing – super indulgent – super wonderful – le

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angela | the painted house May 25, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Mmm, I had me some good swing time today with my little baby, eating crackers and baby-talking and watching the clouds drift across the mountains. It was a wonderful wonderful afternoon! I love swings, too!

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Caroline May 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

All of these look like great places to spend an afternoon.

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Jay Chua February 26, 2010 at 12:11 am

Hi All,

The swing feeling is back.
I can’t wait to get out and enjoy the spring’s sunshine, relaxing on my porchswing.

March is approaching, then sooner summer is here : )
I am so looking forward to re-derorate my backyards again, and put on my favorite swings & benches.

Jay Chua
Publisher, Porchswingsets.com
.-= Jay Chua´s last blog ..Atlantic Outdoor Iron Patio Double Glider =-.

Romona Weston June 30, 2011 at 9:22 am

Love, Love this article! We recently purchased a porch swingset, along with a portable kitchen cart and a new grill. It was a long overdue “deck” makeover. So looking forward to spending time outdoors!

tree service lancaster pa September 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I definitely enjoy every little bit of it and I have bookmarked your blog.

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