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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Porch

H has been working in the yard this morning......and I have been adding some spring touches to the front porch.    We are expecting beautiful weather the rest of the week,  so I hope to get the front porch finished by the week end.
Our front porch is very large,  so I have divided it into several smaller area's.    This morning I worked on the area closest to the front door.  
I showed you this succulent wreath  a couple of weeks ago......but,   I was never completely happy with it.   I added a few pink roses and I like it much better now.
I filled this vintage china cabinet with grass,  ferns,   geraniums,  a  large wooden Planted with Love sign  (HL 40% off)....
a couple of fairy houses and a vintage sprinkler.
This "old" china cabinet is the first one H and I ever bought....many. many, many years ago...lol!   H had already started painting it pink when I finally remembered to get a few before photos.
I used my go to pink paint....Hello Dolly from Lowes.    I love that color,  but it seemed a little bright so I dry brushed it with cream paint.

I like the softer color on the left better than the brighter color on the right.

H and I are going to have a light lunch on the front porch later today.
I'm going to serve our sandwich on my "new" $1 plates that I got at the yard sale this past Saturday.


H hung a large wooden empty window frame behind the love seat.    I made a simple garland   to hang at the top of the window frame.   I had seen a garland made from vintage hankies the other day and really did like it......but,   I don't want to hang my hankies outside.....so,   I tore a full size $1 sheet into hanky size pieces and made my garland!
Love chippy old frames!
The linens that I have on the love seat are a yard sale purchase from last Saturday.   The lady let me have the bundle for $5 instead of $7.... the bundle had a twin pink sheet set,  one pillow case,   a twin comforter,  and a barrel pillow.  
I love to sit on the porch in the evening....so,  H hung a couple of lights in our sitting area.
I bought these hanging lights at a cute little shop the other day for $7 each .....


On top of the cabinet is a wicker/chicken wire planter that I need to do something with....maybe fill in with greenery or flowers.


I dug up a couple of photos showing how the porch looked last year....
Last year......
This year!



I love how the porch looks at night!


I'm headed to find H and sit on the porch awhile...come back soon!



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45 comments:

  1. Penny it all looks so pretty and springy. Love that pink cabinet, and the $1 plates, what a deal! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  2. Your front porch is so pretty decorated for Spring. I love all of the pink details, and how fun is the frame and hankie garland behind the love seat. So inviting!!

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  3. Very pretty! Love all the pink!

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  4. Wow, you did a fabulous job, and the cabinet after shot is the perfect color. I cant' imagine having anybody not wanting to stop in from the street. At least I know I would be one of them,.... your home is so gorgeous!

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  5. Penny- That really looks like a wonderful room full of sweet touches...and outdoor space with the loveliness of indoors! So very pretty. I bet the neighbors think you live in wonderland- xo Diana

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  6. Bonjour,
    Votre véranda est superbe. Quel travail extraordinaire et fascinant vous avez fait.
    Prendre une tasse de thé dans ce bel atmosphère doit être paradisiaque.
    Gros bisous et merci pour ce magnifique billet.

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  7. Looks so inviting at night and I agree - the lighter pink color is better. I would not have been happy until it was lighter. You remind me of me.

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  8. Your porch is so inviting! I love the lights you hung up! So adorable!

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  9. Over the top gorgeous!!! You must be in a warm, dry climate,
    Celeste

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  10. Penny!! You never cease to amaze me my friend!!
    LOVE that sweet pink cabinet on the porch!! And I just adore what you did with it!! Stunning! I wish I had a larger front porch to get to play with it as you do!!
    You are and will always be one of my favorite Bloggers and no matter what I decide to do with Blogging in the future, I will always visit you. If you have a chance, stop by and see my latest post to know what I mean by this,,,

    hugs,
    Deb

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  11. This is the prettiest porch I have ever seen! I just love the color combination which makes it so homey...may I visit u?
    Rosa

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  12. The little "fairy houses" and the lighting is just so pretty! (well, everything is... all together!) I can imagine the ambiance at night. Thanks for sharing your beautiful space.

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  13. Beautiful.........and I really like the softer pink color.......great ideas and so fun to look at. Thank you for sharing this.

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  14. Marvellous...everything is marvellous! The cabinet, the lights, the plates...i love all!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  15. Knock-knock - Love the fairy houses, vintage sprinkler, and lighter colored pink shade too, and how you made the garland out of the sheets. Just love the night scene!

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  16. Of course I went over every single detail! More than once. I don't want to miss a thing.:)
    Last year's porch was cute but you out did yourself this year...SO cute! You do such original things..things that most of us would never think of! You always amaze! H too!

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  17. I have a question. I have a screened in front porch in my new house. I put a rocker glider on the porch and it got soaked last week in a rain storm. Do you leave your linen outside all day and night or take it in at night? I was also wondering about hanging paintings and stuff out there? Any suggestions? This is my first porch that I get to decorate.

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    1. Hi Missy, If I am expecting rain, I do bring my linens inside....but New Mexico is pretty dry so that doesn't happen often...lol! Also, I always use yard sale linens that only cost a few dollars so if they get ruined, it's okay. When I have a party, I do bring out my special linens but I take them back in that night. I have hung pictures outside before, but they only last one season. Hope this helps...hugs Penny,

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  18. Penny, your porch is adorable! I've started working on mine and have been inspired by you on so many things! Thanks for sharing <3

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  19. I love the Geranium sign. I hope my HL has one. As always, everything looks gorgeous.

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  20. Penny I love your pink hutch with the pretty Geranium sign. Oh how I wish I could have geraniums blooming in my yard right now - we still have some snow on the ground :(
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  21. You inspire me every time you post Peeny! I too love the pink hutch. I have a bakers rack I am looking at this week, but if I don't get it, I will look for a large one like yours. I need some height on my big porch too. Amazingly cute as always!

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  22. Now that's what I call a porch--so beautiful! I love the pink hutch and the pretty hanging light. The wreath with the pink roses looks great too. Everything is so well coordinated.

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  23. Very cute and inviting porch! I know about weather in New Mexico live here also.

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  24. This is amazing. I want to come over and visit and enjoy a glass of sweet tea with you out here. We live in the country so on our project list is to screen our porch in so we can enjoy it without the birds nesting and wasp nests. Hopefully we will get it done by next year!

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  25. What a perfectly charming place to set a spell! I love all the charming florals, especially in the light of dusk. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  26. I love the pink china cabinet. The cream paint was a perfect touch. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

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  27. Just dreamy and lovely, Penny! Would love to have a lunch on that pretty porch with those pretty place settings too. Splendid! Catherine

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  28. I love it! It's so bright and inviting! And geez do you ever have good luck at yard sales. All I ever find is junk that's too junky to be made into "good" junk!

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  29. Your porch is stunning thanks so much for sharing it with us

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  30. I think your porch looks absolutely unique especially at night. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

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  31. Beautiful just doesnt cover it.....shabbalicious...HPS Michelle

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  32. Lovely...your attention to detail is superb. Truly coveting those plates!

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  33. I love your outdoor room. We too eat outdoors a lot beginning at this time of year.

    Your $1 plates match your decor perfectly.

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  34. Hi Penny, just stopping by from Chic On A Shoestring.

    Your porch looks so cozy and inviting! I love how pretty it looks all lit up at night!
    You did a wonderful job!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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  35. Very beautiful! I just love love love combination of romantic country and cottage :)

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  36. Your porch is so beautiful Penny! I love the bookcase out on the porch. How does it withstand the weather? I would love a covered porch like yours. The banner is lovely as is everything else. Thank you for sharing at and your terrific garage sale finds at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

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  37. Are all those flowers real or do you use fakes as real ones would die so quickly?
    Either way its very pretty!

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  38. Nice porch. Wish my home was in a place like yours too with a green surroundings. :)

    Philippines properties | AyalaLandPremier

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  39. Love all of your pink! Gorgeous porch and wreath! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE :)

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  40. Very pretty!! I pinned this to our talent board on DIY Sunday Showcase!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  41. LOVE that pink! I'm featuring at the Power of Paint Party tonight... it was last week's most viewed paint project!

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  42. Penny your porch is just beautiful!

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  43. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty w/ us at The Wednesday Roundup last week. I hope you'll come back today, if you haven't already. http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/wednesday-roundup-week-21/ - Christine

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  44. I always love scrolling through your pictures - so pretty. Thanks so much for linking sharing this with the Friday Frenzy!

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