It took me all day, but I have the front porch ready for spring. Since the front porch is so big, you better grab a cup of coffee and sit down.....this post is a long one!
Welcome to the porch!
H built a faux fireplace on the porch a couple of years ago.
He also built a Farmhouse table that we enjoy using for big family cook outs
I decorated the fireplace mantle using the birdhouse that I used last year. H screws it to the mantle so it won't break if the wind blows it off.
I put a basket of strawberries on each side of the birdhouse. I dressed the baskets up by sticking some sprays of babies breath in. I printed off a Strawberries for sale sign to place by each basket
I completed the mantel decor by adding a concrete bird to each side.
I have picked up vintage metal lawn chairs for years.....mostly at yard sales. I have 8 to sit around the Farmhouse table, but could probably squeeze in a couple more if I found them.
I have a simple centerpiece on the table.
I filled Mason jars with snowball blooms from the back yard. The blooms on our snow ball bush haven't turned white yet, but they should by the end of the week.
There is a large chandelier hanging over the Farmhouse table.
I layered the wicker sofa with a crocheted piece.....then a seat cushion...... and some pillows.
Above the sofa hangs a pastel flag that I made a couple of years ago.
I have a small quilt on the sofa to use on a chilly night.
Next to the sofa. is a pair of wicker rockers.
I made cushions for the rockers using the same fabric as I did for the sofa.
I have a lit mirror above the table between the rockers. The side of the porch that I have the furniture on is covered and I can decorate it like I do the inside of the house.
On the buffet by the front door, I have two pots of lavender.
On the far end of the porch are the two chaise lounges that are H and I's favorite place to sit.
I covered the cushions for the lounge chairs in a coordinating fabric.
I have a large scenic curtain hung on this end of the porch.
On the opposite end of the porch is H's grill.
I have a vintage iron baby crib with wash tubs of geraniums on this end of the porch.
The vintage scales have a big pot of faux flowers in a metal bucket on them.
I warned you this was a long post.....didn't I!
I can't end the tour of the spring porch without some photo's of it in the evening.
I have a lit garland hung across the fireplace
Two hanging lamps light the way to the front door......
The chandy over the table ........canister lighting in the ceiling
There is more seating in different places around the yard and also more lighting.
I hope you enjoyed a tour of the spring front porch......come back soon!