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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lemon Banner & Shabby Chic Pillow Cases


This summer,    I am creating a lemon & Patriotic theme for our front porch. 
   


The '"softer" side of red, white and blue fits in better with my decor,   so I'm using pink in place of red and a pale blue instead of the darker blue.


I also chose a softer shade of yellow to use in my lemon banner.


I hung my banner across a vintage Home Interior Patriotic picture......it's dated 2001 on the back and has the softer shades of color that I like so much.


I made my banner using pints that I found on Pinterest and I printed them off on my home printer.     I've found that my inexpensive printer from Walmart   (less than $75)   does  a great job! 


I actually made 2 banners and chose the smaller one to hang across my picture.......and I will use the larger one somewhere else on the porch.


I spotted some shabby chic pillow cases on Amazon the other day,   but the $70 cost for 2 pillow cases was a little pricey for my budget.    


I decided I could create a similar look with some pillow cases and a ruffled bed skirt that I bought at a yard sale.    I am happy with the look and I made 3 shabby chic pillow cases for less than $8.       

 I like doing hand work in the evening while I'm relaxing in my recliner,     so I just hand stitched the ruffled bed skirt onto my pillow case.


I have a twin size floral tailored bedspread on the wicker sofa that I found at a yard sale for $5.    I leave the bedspread  on all the time,   but I only put the vintage yellow quilt on when I'm having company and I bring it in at the end of the day.


I made the shabby chic pillow covers for the bed in the master bedroom,    so they will be coming inside after I'm finished with my photo shoot.     I have some pretty pillows I use on the sofa for "everyday"  and leave on all the time.     We don't get much rain here in Eastern New Mexico,   so I don't have a big problem with things getting ruined if I leave them out all the time.......plus,   I buy all my outdoor linens at yard sales and can replace them easily.
 

I have a simple container of lemons on the small table in front of the sofa.     (byw,   another yard sale purchase....lol)


On the right side of the sofa are the 2 rockers that H & I sit in most of the time.......


I bought a king size set of pink and white striped sheets at a yard sale for $5 and I used them to cover the pads on the 2 chaise lounges you'll see in a minute,    one of the pads on a rocker,   and I made a tablecloth for the farm table too!    
  

Next to the rockers is the front door......

Sofa.......................................................Front door entry 

I'm really pleased with how the Patriotic / lemon theme is coming along on the front porch.


Here's the tablecloth that I made with part of my king size sheet set.


On the left side of the sofa I have matching wicker chaise lounges.    When H & I are not in the rocking chairs,    you'll find us relaxing on our chaise lounges with a glass of sweet tea!
  

I am planning to have a dinner party on the porch in a couple of days,    and I can't wait to share the pretty lemon plates I will use!      Found them at Dollar Tree! 


Did you notice the vintage end tables I have on each side of the sofa?    Yep,  they came from a yard sale too!    The yellow lamp with a metal shade on the end table?......yard sale....lol!

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4 comments:

  1. I love your lemon banners AND your pillows. Very clever idea. The whole porch looks so inviting.

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  2. I love your porch. I have sheets in the yellow/floral stripe pattern in your banner. Laura Ashley pattern from years ago. I love your decorating style and would love to do some copying but don't have space in my small apartment. I'll just continue to drool over your pictures.

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  3. The porch is so cute Penny. Everything seems inviting and comfortable. I can't wait for the next idea. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Penny,
    OMG!! Your porch is simply fantastic!! I could live out there....The use of lemons is so sweet and brightens everything up!! and I love that you have lamps on the porch!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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