We have a deck with a great view, and I thoroughly enjoy it. But lately, all I want to do is sit on an old-fashioned porch, partially hidden in the shade of a wide roof, and watch the world go by. The only problem is that I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to furnishings. Porch swings tend to conjure up Southern wonders of times gone by. Beautiful, to be sure, but not my style.