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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vignette's on the Porch


I created a couple of fun vignette's on the front porch this morning.    

 I scattered a few touches of  red,  white and blue around the porch  since Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away.
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The first vignette was created by using a variety of fun and unusual items....a rusty Dr's scale is the centerpiece of this vignette


H and I had drove to Plainview Texas yesterday to visit some of the antique shops that we like.    I found a couple of things and H found an old crusty rusty Doctors scale for $26   (and it still works)    He had tried to buy one at the auction last summer but it went for over $100....a little rich for his blood.      Anyway ......H saw a scale and I saw a planter for the front porch....lol!


Here's how it looks without all the plants on it.


Without.......................................................with


I have a large fern planted in a rusty metal bucket.......a squirrel playing on a green wicker stool.....several colorful baskets of flowers......


a pot of blue flowers and more squirrels......


 Welcome to Our Home angle is hung on a rusty easel......


And a sandwich sign made from vintage foot boards completes the vignette.  

 I don't know if my door wreath is part of this vignette or the one next to the door.....but it all goes together to make one big vignette!


All I did to the front door wreath was add a couple of flags to it.......




The next vignette I created is on the piece  next to the front door.     It's a piece that H made me by marrying  a vintage vanity,  a mirror frame,  and a few odds and ends.....I guess you could call it a buffet?


My white ceramic cats found a home on the "buffet"


I took this mirror down from a wall in the master bedroom months ago,   and it has been propped up against the wall in one of the guest bedrooms.       I decided it might be just the piece I needed on this small wall on the front porch.   Glad to have it hung and out of the way....lol! 

I made this shabby flag last year ....here is the link to that post if you want to see more.....http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2016/06/shabby-chic-flag-for-4th-of-july.html


If anyone needs some large ferns at a good price ......Lowe's had these gorgeous ferns for $12 yesterday.      I have found that Boston ferns give my garden the biggest bang for the buck 



12 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me, Penny. It is beautiful!

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  2. Everything is very pretty. I especially love the shabby flag you made last year
    Hugs Alessandra

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  3. Your porch is inviting and beautiful! I love the dr.'s scale - so clever! Lots of ideas here to try. Thanks for a great post!

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  4. Great fun! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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  5. Penny,
    I was just going to ask if your ferns are real or not but you answered my questions. They are stunning but I m not sure that they would grow well here. Your porch always amazes me!! I wish I had a covered porch so I could decorate more like you do but ours is exposed to the elements. Love the patriotic touches....
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I always love seeing how you will decorate. The love that the flag is there. Always perfect and needed for Memorial day
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  7. Ohhh... It's so beautiful and romantic. You are always so inventive
    Hugs Alessandra

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  8. Your porch looks absolutely beautiful, Penny! It's an explosion of awesomeness. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d}.

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  9. You might have more stuff on your porch than I have in my entire house! I love it! I love that the scale is a planter-everytime we see something old I say "ohhh that would be a GREAT planter" and my husband rolls his eyes. HA! Thanks for linking to the Friday Frenzy!

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  10. What a beautiful display, so lush with all the plants! It's perfect for Memorial Day!

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  11. Your porch is beautiful and thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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