If you weren't following last summer, I was fantasizing relentlessly about how I was going to set up my future front porch.

And then I came home to find this....

I had looked at scores of Greek Revival porches and never really realized they were barely wide enough to put a chair on.

My expectations got in the way.

Well, that all worked out okay in the end.  

I love my skinny little porch.

And then just a week or two ago, I proclaimed I'd be installing some bookshelves and a window seat in between.

Well, ladies and gentleman of blogland, I bring you the latest design trend...

The window ledge!

The silver lining is I won't have a big pillow budget.