Thursday, March 22, 2012

~ 2012 Spring Open House ~

Hi everyone, Welcome to my 14th Annual Spring Open House! I can't believe it's my 14th one. Where has the time gone? I got busy today and moved a few things outside to dress things up just for you. As I'm putting this post together the clouds are moving in, it's almost time to close for the day, so I've already moved them back inside. I'll shoot out there first thing in the morning, pray it doesn't rain and set it all back up again. For now let's take a little tour.
The wreath is a staple on the outside of the house, the color of ribbon and decor changes with the season. This year I chose to use some of my satin black and cream ribbon along with some forsythia and a few twigs to dress the top of the wreath. The tulips in the cream colored vase scream Spring, I added a bit of green twiggy vine you'll see further down in the post. The pop of red on the bench draws your eye in and makes you want to sit down and stay a while.
Back over to the north end before you come in the door you may recall I used the birdbath as a welcoming agent. If you would like to go back and visit that post you may go HERE and HERE to do so.
The pot once green was sprayed black.

Just to the right of the bench you'll see this sweet table, it holds another lone geranium. Normally, I would have large ferns in urns, they unfortunately aren't available just yet. Once I spot them, they'll take their rightful places and the small table will be moved to another spot. You know I love my bunnies, I've sold the concrete bunnies for the last few years, always a hit I try to carry them as long as they are available.
Looking down the way.
I always try to dress the table fitting the occasion. I'll share more of the tablescape with you on Thursday, so stay tuned.
The green metal urn was chosen to hold the centerpiece of small boston ferns, forsythia and crystal chenille egg picks. 
Don't you love the egg picks? They come in 3 different sizes, you can find those inside. The one you're viewing is the small size.


Close up of the small postcard pillow.
Green twiggy vine trailing over the top of the tulips.
Thanks so much for stopping by to view the entrance to the shop for our 14th Annual Spring Open House. I hope you'll come back in a day or so and I'll share some of the inside treats that wait your visit.
Until next time....

11 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

So welcoming Lynn:) How nice of you to have open house:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

PAT said...

Everything looks absolutely beautiful, Lynne. Good luck with your open house.

You can send the rain east.:-)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love your porch and all the pretties you have on it..

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your porch is so welcoming.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your porch is so welcoming.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just beautiful, as always, Lynne! Very welcoming!! :)

Babs said...

What a lovely large porch and you've decorated it so well, Happy Spring! I really like the table setting and urns.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love all the changes you have made...everything looks so inviting...love the rug..

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love that pillow too...lol

bee bon said...

Can you please have a summer house 'down under'!
then i can come along too!
Looks FAB xxx
bee x

Rooms by Ann said...

Your porch is so inviting, I love it, It makes me want to run out and decorate mine( it's a huge mess). Thanks for sharing.