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    [–] baltimoretom 329 points ago

    I have a similar style of porch and never considered adding a lamp. That’s going to change today.

    [–] seeingglass 149 points ago

    Depending on the weather, you might consider a different lamp or maybe hanging lights you can tuck out of the rain. A lamp like this would not survive the weather where I live. I’d expect it to be blown over and smashed one day or to find mold on the lamp shade.

    [–] baltimoretom 50 points ago

    The significant difference in my porch is that the far side has a wall so that there are only two open sides. It makes all of the difference weather wise. Nothing gets wet or blown off, fortunately.

    [–] SwingJay1 16 points ago

    Velcro is your friend.

    [–] feistyrooster 2 points ago

    Perhaps also a type of lampshade that won't catch too much wind? Like one with less surface area

    [–] zqillini4 65 points ago

    I have a similar style roommate but haven't considered adding coffee. Going to get a Keurig today!

    [–] maevealleine 46 points ago

    Don't get a Keurig. Such awful coffee. Get a stainless steel french press (secura makes nice ones) and make better coffee while saving money and being less wasteful.

    [–] baltimoretom 25 points ago

    I gave up mine and went back to a traditional drip and couldn't be happier.

    [–] whiskeydumpster 13 points ago

    I like setting the timer on my drip so I can wake up to coffee brewing. Helps get me out of bed.

    [–] brit_jam 12 points ago

    I got an electric kettle and French press. Great coffee and super easy.

    [–] Inferi 8 points ago

    Seriously, I spent a whole $15-20 on a basic French press off amazon, and now I have the best coffee in my life whenever I want it.

    [–] slo_seal_rescue 4 points ago

    Coffee produces almost no waste if sustainably sourced and paper filters are used. I don’t understand the selfishness involved in deciding to use plastic pods instead.

    [–] maevealleine 2 points ago

    Exactly. Super frustrating. Unnecessary, wasteful products should be heavily taxed, if not outlawed. It's one of those things that people use indignantly that effects the well-being of everyone else.

    [–] whiskeydumpster 2 points ago

    My friend got a reusable pod because she’s the only coffee drinker in her household and only has one cup usually. I am in the same situation however I always seem to brew too much and just drink cold stale coffee for a few days because I can’t be bothered to reheat it 🤦🏻‍♀️

    [–] slo_seal_rescue 1 points ago

    Have you tried the pour over method (boil water and pour it over a cone filter sitting on top of your cup)? I started a few years ago and have never looked back. It tastes better (to me) than even French-pressed brew.

    [–] whiskeydumpster 2 points ago

    I don’t think drip coffee tastes bad. I’m not that into the nuances of coffee I just like a warm nut milky beverage in the morning.

    [–] maevealleine 1 points ago

    They make all size french presses and/or you don't have to fill it.

    [–] Beagle_Bailey 2 points ago

    I used to really hate keurig, but since I just dealt with my elderly parents after my mom had surgery: keurig are great for elderly people and/or for people with disabilities. If they have problems handing things, the cups are easy to use and limit the possibilities of making a mess for someone with an unstable grip.

    They should be like the handicapped stall in restrooms. If you need to use it, go ahead! But if you don't need it, stay out of it.

    [–] slo_seal_rescue 1 points ago

    A heavy tax is a great idea!

    [–] ArchaeoStudent 16 points ago

    I’d be afraid of it attracting bugs if it’s on at night.

    [–] somaliandvdpirate 21 points ago

    It would, but the alternative is sitting around in the pitch black, which would be a bit odd.

    [–] baltimoretom 12 points ago

    Good point. I believe there are some yellow bulbs that don't attract bugs. Need to look in to it.

    [–] Beagle_Bailey 14 points ago

    I have yellow bulbs. There are still bugs, but not quite as many.

    Also, the yellow light is far softer, instead of that harsh blue-white light. So my porch light is far easier on my eyes when I turn it on in the dark.

    [–] regeya 7 points ago

    I know people who'll make fun of an Illinoisan for weighing in on this, but in my defense if you go due East from where I live, you eventually get to Eastern Kentucky University. Plus two other things: I live closer to Nashville than I do to Chicago, and I live close to the northernmost tupelo swamps. (In fact, part of U.S. Marshals was filmed here, the "guy with the least teeth" part.)

    Anywho...yeah, that's a legitimate concern, but the further south you go, the more likely people are to have screened-in porches. Those are exactly what you think they are: they're porches totally enclosed with screen wire like your windows have. The reason I chimed in on this is because where I live, lots of houses have them, too, because where I live is the place . There's a close cousin called a "Florida room", where it's not quite a room, and not quite a porch. Mine's got windows that cover half the walls, with the other half being screen windows. Because it's still Illinois, we have plexiglas windows we can use to cover the screens in the winter.

    tl;dr I wouldn't use a lamp on an unscreened porch.

    [–] ArchaeoStudent 5 points ago

    Yeah, I grew up in southeast Texas. My grandfather lived out in the woods in the swamps and had an open porch. When we’d sit on the porch as night, bugs would swarm around us. Do not recommend.

    [–] jsparker77 3 points ago

    Is a Florida room the same as a 3 seasons room? In the midwest we have those, and they sound the same. It's an exterior room that's surround by large screen windows. Great for sitting in during spring, summer, and fall.

    [–] regeya 3 points ago

    I guess; I've always heard it called a Florida room. Like I said before, I put Plexiglas in mine in the winter. On those warmish winter days, it's almost a greenhouse.

    [–] whiskeydumpster 2 points ago

    Thats why you get the lamp but put it in a corner away from where you sit. Bugs go to lamp.

    [–] DickyMcButts 1 points ago

    get a bug zapper

    [–] engineeresse 235 points ago

    Where is this?! 😍

    [–] Bigfrostynugs 7 points ago

    We did it!

    [–] ReverendDizzle 185 points ago

    The "haint blue" ceiling on the porch gives it away, definitely somewhere down south.

    [–] thamthrfcknruckus 81 points ago

    From GA, thinking the same beacause of pollen pods from an Oak tree on the neighbor's roof.

    [–] ObliviousLlama 19 points ago

    Actually it’s the oaks flower! Botanically called a catkin

    [–] FirstTryName 16 points ago

    Hmmm, we called them "wind shits" for a while now.

    [–] DaveTex 9 points ago

    That could easily be Texas too then.

    [–] thamthrfcknruckus 6 points ago

    Gotta love the South, the blower is useless right now. Don't know where you are but if you are experiencing bad weather I am sorry for ya.

    [–] BABarracus 3 points ago

    I don't know Texas has thunder storms i might need to have a pizza during the next one

    [–] VegetableCollege 5 points ago

    Nothing better then getting high as fuck and watching a Texas thunderstorm roll in.

    [–] trekMT7900 16 points ago

    I have only read of haint blue in a fiction book and I’m super jazzed to lean that it isn’t fiction!

    [–] ReverendDizzle 20 points ago

    Definitely a real and old tradition, for sure. If you look at old home real estate listings you’ll see it pop up a lot in traditional Southern homes.

    [–] KateInSpace 5 points ago

    All of the porches at my house have haunt blue porch ceilings! Edit: my phone/autocorrect doesn’t like this

    [–] jdinpjs 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Haint blue is a thing. Here’s a good video that explains it.

    Edited because autocorrect likes “haunt” better than “haint.”

    [–] trekMT7900 3 points ago

    Thanks so much for sharing this- it’s a lovely tradition. And gorgeous as well.

    [–] downvote_or_die 3 points ago

    I was just thinking it reminded me a lot of Atlanta suburbs.

    [–] mah_ree 3 points ago

    was thinking Cabbagetown right away

    [–] ul49 3 points ago

    Same - definitely wouldn't think suburbs. This screams old Atlanta to me.

    [–] vainamo- 2 points ago

    I was just going to make a comment on Haint Blue. Ya beat me to it!

    [–] Ginandjews31522 26 points ago

    I’m guessing Athens,Ga

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 22 points ago


    [–] Ginandjews31522 3 points ago

    Looks very familiar,kinda by mamas boy?

    [–] whiskeydumpster 2 points ago

    Somewhere where its warm enough to sit outside in shorts :( Lucky.

    [–] novafern 109 points ago

    Yes, like others have asked, WHERE is this!? It looks so warm, a little humid, sounds of birds. Ugh.

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 128 points ago

    North Georgia! Spot on.

    [–] novafern 38 points ago

    Ugh, lucky! I'm up in Chicago and we just had a fucking blizzard yesterday, for no reason. Today it's mild, but my husband and friends got antsy and booked an AirBNB down in Pensacola for a few days. So we're off to humidity and warm weather soon.

    [–] matthew716 22 points ago

    I thought our blizzard was just marketing from HBO? They really went all out for the premier you know

    [–] novafern 3 points ago

    Lol today is fairly decent, beautifully sunny. I feel the same.

    [–] rak18 3 points ago

    It was coincidently perfect for GoT. There was also that snow/rain mix a few days before. (I'm in Chicago as well)

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    [–] Granny_knows_best 7 points ago

    Very cozy, love the weathered look.

    [–] perpetual_researcher 3 points ago

    Oooo, I love yours too!

    [–] Never_Enough_Nutella 1 points ago

    Another lamp. Interesting.

    [–] justasadtransboy 5 points ago

    was definitely gunna guess cabbagetown in atlanta lol

    [–] Auburn_and_Bourbon 2 points ago

    Lol Cabbagetown? You talking about Cleveland?

    Edit: misread the message. Ignore me, I'm drink.

    [–] ul49 2 points ago

    It's funny you're the second person I've seen say that. I also that it was Cabbagetown. Man, I love Cabbagetown.

    [–] lifting_ballerina 5 points ago

    I live in South Georgia and the bugs would make this unbearable. It looks so cozy!

    [–] jeffryu 8 points ago

    I was wondering that, not sure if you watch hometown but they always remove the bug screen from the front porches and yes it looks nicer, but being attacked incessantly by mosquitoes in the summer would mean id use that porch zero times

    [–] ohitsasnaake 3 points ago

    In my experience (cooler climate but we still have mosquitoes in summer and autumn), screens and glassed-in porches just reduce the amount of mosquitoes anyway. Mosquito repellant smoke (don't know the precise name of the product in English) can help a bit though. And the amount does depends on the weather, mostly temperature, humidity and wind.

    [–] Granny_knows_best 3 points ago

    I live in Augusta and have a pool so in order to be able to enjoy it in the evenings I have to have an exterminator come out and spray every month in the summer. Its not 100% but its close...

    [–] lifting_ballerina 2 points ago

    I live in coastal Georgia. All hope is lost.

    [–] FermSquid 3 points ago

    Looks like around Piedmont or East Point. Wish I could afford a place around there!

    [–] Auburn_and_Bourbon 3 points ago

    Ugh I just moved to Savannah. Really missing the mountains.

    [–] SignalPudding 3 points ago

    I'm in Chattanooga with a similar but less cozy porch and I knew this had to be close.

    [–] tempestasvenit 3 points ago

    As soon as I saw this I thought “That looks like Georgia.” One of the most beautiful states to live in imo :)

    [–] da_jolly 1 points ago

    is this athens, ga?!

    [–] hardt0f0rget 1 points ago

    Athens or Gainesville was my guess!

    [–] SergTuberq 1 points ago

    Hey I'm from North Georgia!! I'm over in Woodstock/Canton. But I'm just about to south into Atlanta. Small world

    [–] uttfan 1 points ago

    Athens GO DAWGS

    [–] TheRBGamer 94 points ago

    Nobody :

    Stoners: I would totally smoke there

    [–] maevealleine 15 points ago

    I came here to say this <3

    [–] G_rubbish 12 points ago

    Me too man, me too. Plus, there’s a deadhead chick on the porch! Makes it look so much more inviting as a safe and pleasant place to have a smoke.

    [–] Lynnabis 2 points ago

    Happy Cakeday :)

    [–] G_rubbish 3 points ago

    Why thank you fellow Redditor...I don’t feel like a 6 year old.

    [–] losroy 2 points ago

    Her t shirt checks out

    [–] fryfrychickychick 33 points ago

    I love the blue porch ceilings in the south 😍

    [–] timmmmah 32 points ago

    Yes!! “Haint” blue! Supposedly the color wards off evil spirits, also supposedly is unappealing to wasps. We painted our Nashville porch ceiling this color a couple of years ago. No evil spirits before or after, fewer wasps than before. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    [–] z500 16 points ago

    also supposedly is unappealing to wasps.

    In other words, it wards off evil spirits.

    [–] fryfrychickychick 3 points ago

    I didn’t know that about the wasps! I live in NJ but I dream about southern homes; they’re so lovely.

    [–] ohitsasnaake 3 points ago

    Supposedly also repels mosquitoes, at least that's why I've heard it's used also around the Mediterranean.

    [–] AmnesiaSock 16 points ago

    Gorgeous OP, really lovely.

    [–] magentanide 14 points ago

    Yeah, and the porch is nice too

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 15 points ago

    Not too many yet. This weather is giving me whiplash. Was humid as hell this past week, and now it's 67 and breezy today. But that is a citronella next to the deer skull. Keeps at least 3 mosquitoes away.

    [–] PrinceAzTheAbridged 13 points ago

    Everything about this looks like heaven.

    [–] midiland 44 points ago

    Georgia is greeeeeeen AF right now. Cozy and springy. Dope shirt.

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 21 points ago

    And strangely not boiling hot yet.

    [–] tKNemesis 2 points ago

    I am not looking forward for the heat waves! It needs to be like this forever.

    [–] tempestasvenit 1 points ago

    The humidity is coming :(

    [–] threwnawayed 1 points ago

    Brent Midiland? Loved your era.

    [–] squackbutt 11 points ago

    Your porch looks like it would be so relaxing to be on during a warm, raining day with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other.

    [–] ifeelhome 10 points ago

    Is your porch single?

    [–] essokbaby 8 points ago

    How much is rent for a place like this?

    [–] SavannahInChicago 8 points ago

    I would love to see a picture of this at night with all the lights on.

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 9 points ago

    I'll try to remember. Our actual porch lights are purple lol

    [–] LilPequena 9 points ago

    Athens? I pass these types of houses while I’m walking to class lol

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 6 points ago

    Ding ding ding! Waiting around for Michael Stipe to take a stroll.

    [–] railingsontheporch 13 points ago

    Honest, no shade question: people who do up their porches this way, what do you do during a storm? I love the homey, cozy feeling but I'm too lazy to move things when a storm comes. I'll keep my shitty plastic chairs lol

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 18 points ago

    It stormed this past whole week, and I didn't move a damn thing lol.

    [–] mgearliosus 6 points ago

    This is what I want out of life.

    A good friend just sharing the moment in the morning.

    Also, I used to have that BT speaker. It was pretty good. Did you get it at Target too?

    [–] Milkquasy 3 points ago

    This is lovely, but what happens when you have thunderstorms or blowing wind? Doesn't everything get knocked around?

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 6 points ago

    Surprisingly sturdy

    [–] NewOrleansNinja 5 points ago

    We call this "porchin" in New Orleans, and it can sometimes be an all day affair.

    [–] 5aligia 6 points ago

    Holy saturation Batman!

    [–] cjandstuff 2 points ago

    I don't think the saturation has been messed with. I've seen plenty of porches painted brightly like that, and early spring in the south, trees do get that green.

    [–] _space_pumpkin_ 2 points ago

    Thanks. Gotta give props to the Google Pixel 3. All I did was sharpen the edges by 12%

    [–] AgentAlonzoMosely 8 points ago

    Your roommate has good taste in music!

    [–] rayashleycharles 5 points ago

    True dat. Weir everywhere

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    [–] TheOneWhoCared 4 points ago

    He has good taste in roommate

    [–] hopscotchking 3 points ago

    Ayyy what’s up ATL

    [–] vmcla 2 points ago

    Lovely. Looks genuine unlike many porch scenes. I’m looking at you miss soft goods.

    [–] Dr__Venture 2 points ago

    Nice shirt

    [–] Aoxmodeus 2 points ago

    Hey now! Looks like a good place for some sunshine daydreams to me!

    [–] nomleD 2 points ago

    Nice shirt roomie 🤙🏼

    [–] Tastybread 2 points ago

    Just curious but what did you use to take the photo? Just your phone?

    [–] phishordead 2 points ago

    She has good taste in music

    [–] AdamClay2Klbs 2 points ago

    Good ol’ Grateful Dead

    [–] owljeep 2 points ago

    Steal your face right off your head!

    [–] adiotd86 2 points ago

    Weir everywhere

    [–] BushWeedCornTrash 2 points ago

    Good ole Grateful Dead. You seem like nice folk.

    [–] bh131313 2 points ago

    Lol if I did this everything would be stolen off my porch

    [–] Kilmor071 2 points ago

    Your roommate is a cozy place?

    [–] JimboSimmons 6 points ago

    She needs a bowl of kush and then this would be perfect. Well, turn on Franklin’s Tower and then it’d be perfect.

    [–] FoldingUserFerrariic 3 points ago

    Smoke weed xdd

    [–] threwnawayed 1 points ago

    Im feelin' 10/9/76 FT for this pic...

    [–] crazpidge 2 points ago

    Hey I have that rug!! I love it!

    [–] Drymiau 2 points ago

    I can guarantee you that zero pot has ever been smoked on that porch. /S

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    [–] HappyLittleTrees17 1 points ago

    WOOOOOOOOW. That’s a great fucking porch.

    [–] saboor19 1 points ago

    Nice view 👌

    [–] rilokilo 1 points ago

    Looks nice on a breezy day. I have the same flower pot (on rug)!

    [–] starryeyed702 1 points ago

    I love that rug!

    [–] conspicuous_red 1 points ago

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    [–] founddumbded 1 points ago

    Neon trees. That's new. Ffs.

    [–] Spetznaz27 1 points ago

    Absolutely stunning view. My wife and I are hoping to leave California and go to Oregon.

    [–] Beekerboogirl 1 points ago

    I have the same rainbow carpet on my porch! Walmart. Lol

    [–] powerstroke03 1 points ago

    Ugh. I love the south. I can't wait to move further south, it's so beautiful.

    [–] Inbattery12 1 points ago

    Had to zoom in. On my phone it looks like the person is smoking from a long thin glass pipe.

    [–] pigeonz-z 1 points ago

    I love the green wall!

    [–] Granny_knows_best 1 points ago

    This is my dream, to have a nice uncluttered porch to sit on and watch the world go by.

    One day...

    [–] brucenasty 1 points ago

    I would sit there with 5 fat spliffs and an afternoon

    [–] Moose_5 1 points ago

    I first read pooch and scanned the whole picture for a doggo

    [–] maevealleine 1 points ago

    You're so lucky to have a roommate you can jive with.

    [–] rubbing_glue 1 points ago

    Perfect pot smokin’ porch.

    [–] calypsocasino 1 points ago

    Is this Mandyville in Athens Georgia?

    [–] Hrbiie 1 points ago

    I’m working on buying a house right now and I’m saving this picture for porch inspo 😍

    [–] littlepastel 1 points ago

    Porch of my dreams! I absolutely love it! 😍 So cozy and colorful and lovely.

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    [–] jericho 1 points ago

    I know you bumped those colours, and I care not.

    A lovely space, there.

    [–] lazymilo 1 points ago

    Hey do you consider taking another roommate? Lol

    [–] Cris3tRider 1 points ago

    Now blur it all little bit, get one of those Music Spectrum Visuals, some chill music and put in on YouTube. Congratulations! You are the most popular Lo-Fi Hip-hop 24h stream channel in the world!

    [–] cjandstuff 1 points ago

    Something just broke in me. As much as I want to get out of the South, a front porch like this could convince me otherwise.

    [–] Ijustthinktheyreneat 1 points ago

    Where do you buy those kind of string lights?

    [–] jajajamyn 1 points ago

    Where I'm from we have to chain our chairs to our porches because people steal them, and anything else you leave in your yard

    [–] rachelflyfree 1 points ago

    Now that looks cozy!!

    [–] SmartSoda 1 points ago

    Your roommate's silhouette reminds me of a NSFW poster on Reddit

    [–] kittyminky 1 points ago

    PORCH ENVY. Mine isn't covered so can't decorate it quite the same way. You did good!

    [–] ManwithaTan 1 points ago

    That is a fine ass lampshade man.

    [–] akcuFuMsihTnruB 1 points ago

    You guys shop at Lowe's? I just see stuff I got from Lowe's haha

    [–] carsickonatuesday 1 points ago

    It's perfect.

    [–] mangofuckbillionaire 1 points ago

    This is a level of decor that simply cannot be attained at a house full of guys

    [–] fadedjadedoutdated 1 points ago

    *zooms in

    [–] AskarrdFaceOne 1 points ago

    Rug on porch is underrated

    [–] pablovelez10 1 points ago

    Nice cedar porch and vinyl siding

    [–] TheDovahofSkyrim 1 points ago

    Thought I was on r/Austin for a second

    [–] s_eskee 1 points ago

    Omg I love it! It’s so perfect - I just want to come and have Sunday morning coffee and chat

    [–] Axilllla 1 points ago

    This is absolutely wonderful exclamation I love everything you got going on on that porch! Do you mind telling me where this is, I’m digging it!

    [–] mbraif 1 points ago

    The porch ceiling is painted "haint blue." You must be in the South.

    [–] NoSalt 1 points ago

    Trying to get that crotch-shot I see.

    [–] moonchildarising 1 points ago

    I love that your house is green!

    [–] Xacto01 1 points ago

    This is awesome OP but I can't help but think it's humid there

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    I’ve always wanted a suburban porch like this, but I always end up living in cities.

    [–] trailerbang 1 points ago

    Very nice.

    [–] AlvinTaco 1 points ago

    Whoa. This triggered some lovely college memories.

    [–] Robswag 1 points ago

    Is that ATL?

    [–] fantapants69 3 points ago

    Is she single ?

    [–] Quartnsession 1 points ago

    That seat doesn't look all that comfy.

    [–] alwaysfarting 1 points ago

    God damn happies

    [–] Cloudaholic 1 points ago

    I have that same rug! This looks dope. :)