Archives for June 2013
I found this old ironing board at Goodwill and stenciled Welcome on the front. I also found the wooden flower box in the same trip and filled it with petunias. I have a slight obsession with lilacs and added them in little milk bottles in the wrought iron stand that I’ve had for years.
I have a matching wrought iron plant hanger that I also added clay pots with petunias to. This picture has special meaning, as it was my mother’s favorite Norman Rockwell. I think she would love seeing it hanging by my front door for all to see!
You may have seen this chicken wire window before. I have used it in many different places over the years. It now is on my porch with lilacs! The smell is awesome while sitting in my rocking chair reading. I’m thinking I just need a small rug to go under the rockers and it will be complete.
I love this time of year and enjoy decorating my front porch with the changing seasons. I am just about finished for the Summer season and thought I would share some of my favorites.
Rather than a standard wreath on the front door, I went with this grapevine ( I think it’s grapevine) that I found a few years ago at a Farmers Market. It looked plain so I added some clay flower pots and secured it with burlap.
I just made these curtains out of drop cloth and love how cozy it makes the porch. It also keeps the sun shielded. I used a shower curtain rod that I spray painted in my favorite hammered metal finish and hung with curtain clips. This is a favorite spot to settle with a good book.
This is the other end of the porch with my porch swing that I literally installed within 2 days of moving in 14 years ago. I plan to paint the salvaged wicker table which has seen better days!
I found this cool mason jar solar light at Home Depot. I love Mason Jars and was stoked when I spotted this. At night it lights up and looks so cool when you drive up.