Tuesday, May 29, 2012

~ I'm Still Working On the Front Porch ~

Hi everyone, did you survive the three day weekend? Did you over eat and over play? Ours was really quiet around here. Some of the projects I had up my sleeve went by the wayside. I would get started and boom head off in another direction. Do you ever do that? I do more often than not lately, my mind gets to racing way ahead of itself. 
Do you have your porch all dressed up for the long Summer month's ahead? Well this girl is still working on hers. I'm trying to go in a timeless direction, one that might last a few years. OK, so in the past I've kept the cushions way beyond their lifespan, this year I've been a lot more selective. If I don't start making a decision soon all the pillows and cushions will be gone and it will be time to put it all away for Winter, so this week by golly things are going to get finished up. 
I've had the iron planter for many years, originally green I sprayed it black a couple of years ago. I love the way the chartreuse green color of the Sweet Potato Vine pops. The gazing ball was a Christmas gift from one of the Grands a few years back, the bright cobalt blue adds another dimension to the arrangement.

 I ran across these pillows, fell in love with the color, I'm not too sure about the design.

 In the process of taking pictures I noticed movement down below the arbor covering the shop. Look who came for a visit. Isn't he adorable?
 Look at those Thumper legs, bet he could pack a wallop.
 But I digress, back to business here. I added another Sweet Potato Vine in the cast iron planter, looking for a pedestal to sit it on, I think the height is needed in the corner. The bench was originally purchased for Grandma's room, at that time it was white with pink cushions. Quite a while back I pulled it out onto the porch and gave it a fresh coat of black paint. Now my dilemma, do I cover up the lattice seat with a beautiful cushion or leave it be?  {sigh}

 I've added a beautiful impatient plant to one of the shelves, won't be long they'll be spilling over the edge.
 A few of these...
 I think you can see what color direction I'm taking. I have a lot more tweaking to do to the baker's rack, I'll share that once I'm finished.
 I spend many hours on the front porch each evening watching the Boston Fern's swing in the breeze, so I'd like to have the front porch dressed as an outside room. I'll be making a few trips from the inside of the house to the front porch, love putting rooms together.
 So... I'm back to trying to narrow down the decision to this print or a solid or possibly both ....hmmmm I hope you come back to see what direction I've gone. Any guesses?
Hope you all have a fabulous day.
Lynne ~

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Unknown said...

Keep the lattice without the cushions, a nice airy look. Keep the red cushion, just enough print to mingle with the real flowers :) And, well, just lose ALL of it and send it to MY porch! :) xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! OH, your porch is lovely just like everything else that surrounds you. Your grounds are so amazing too.
Be a sweetie and I know you're loving those little bunnies.
Shelia ;)

Ginger said...

I love your porch just the way it is. The black and red are gorgeous. I could sit on that porch for hours watching thumper, lol.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Keep the pillows and add more! I love the planter with the gazing ball...great idea! Have fun!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great as is, and what a pretty view while sitting on the porch.

Lee said...

I love all of it!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

All I can say, is everything looks wonderful Lynne!
I love your color choices and all the beautiful plants!
What a gorgeous place!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How lovely not to have house's right across the street, behind you, and on both sides of you. It must be wonderful..

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your porch is fabulous and the view is stunning. I would sit there every evening too. Looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

Looks very beautiful, I could spend hours relaxing there! I'm now a follower!

xinex said...

What a beautiful porch! So warm and welcoming...Christine