Monday, March 29, 2010

Front Porch Musings


Last week I decided to start sprucing up the front porch for Spring.  The fine weather found us out adding what seemed like endless bags of soil to the sides of the new driveway, required but boring work!  After taking a breather, my thoughts were directed toward doing something prettier and a bit more creative!


A quick trip to Jo-Ann's Fabrics where I found a great buy on the white candles I needed to freshen up the candolier.............................that included cleaning the crystals which made a big difference in the sparkle effect!


Grabbed few extra candles for the candelabra.  These I wrapped in vintage music sheets, rubber stamped with Paris symbols, look much more interesting don't they?

Outdoor areas are always fun to decorate.  Having a covered area is great because you do have more options regarding safety from the elements.  My porch is tiny, just room for three wicker chairs and a small table.......with the potting bench at the far end where I'll be sprucing some more soon.  

Do you have a front porch?
  

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful sprucing, Mary.

    I love the title of this post.;-)

    First time visiting your new blog. I'll add the new address to my list.

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  2. Just stopped by your blog by chance to see if you got your problems worked out. Love your new "home". I don't have a front porch but have a back porch of sorts in Provence. You have inspired me to do something with it besides just have a table and chairs. I guess I'm just very minimalist.

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  3. Lovely spring clean Mary.

    You are welcome to hop on a plane anytime and test out the new guest room, there is plenty to see and do round here, or just chill out if thats what you want to do........

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  4. HI, THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY :) LOVE THE PORCH, THAT REMINDS ME LOL TIME TO GET IT READY! GIO

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  5. Ilove the little angel sleeping on the chair! Such a cute addition!

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  6. I love a front porch and had mine decorated rather sweetly back in the US.

    It was so large it was like having an extra room. I used to have dinner out there at night and coffee in the mornings.

    I do miss it sometimes.

    Glad to see your new space.

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  7. Bonjour Mary,
    Just popped in to peek at your new blog, which is gorgeous, as I knew it would be. Your porch looks very spiffy now, I love the way you style eveything even your outside spaces. The candolier is amazing!
    Please don't ever stop blogging entirely, where would I go for my "ooh & aah" moments??
    ~Maggie~

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  8. Hi Mary!

    Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your new blog!

    What a pretty front porch you have! I love the little sleeping cherub in the chair!

    Manuela

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  9. Your front porch is beyond words!! LOVE it. I am off Mondays and Thursdays. Tuesdays and Saturdays I am there 9-5, Fridays 11-9, Wednesday 9-9, Sunday 11-6. I can not wait to finally meet you! Our Grand Opening is this Saturday April 3rd, 9-9. I hope you are doing well, glad you are still loving the jewels! Hugs, Janna

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  10. Mary, you should be a front porch designer!!! One more thing you are so gifted at:). Love the wreath and the little robin blue eggs wreath within it. Boy, everything looks so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration, hugs to ya, Mary Ann

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  11. Lovely!! I know you are enjoying your space!
    Happy Spring!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  12. I always love what you do for decorating and sprucing up. Your front porch is beautiful. How fun to decorate the candles with music and signs of Paris. Love them.

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  13. Your porch looks lovely. We do have a porch and I try to spruce it up in the spring and summer. We get a lot of wind here so things have to be solid so they don't fly away!

    xo
    Claudia

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  14. Morning Mary
    Your porch always looks so beautiful! Such a fun space to decorate. Love your "new" blog ... I am at 98% capacity for pics on mine and wondered what to do as well :-)

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  15. Hi Mary
    Isn't it wonderful to have this nice weather and we can be outside and enjoying our porches. Yours is so pretty.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  16. Mary, I always love seeing photos of your porch. It is absolutely lovely.

    I've been trying to spruce up a bit, too. I'll be glad when the painters are finished so I can do more. That perfect birdcage I've been seeking is still alluding me. I just know I will find it some day.

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  17. I only wish I had a front porch to decorate. It is so pretty and looks very inviting. Good work on the candles.
    Nancy

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  18. Hi Mary!

    Thanks for inviting me to "visit"! I love your new site! It is great and it is "fresh" it makes me want to go out and do some stuff... :-) Your porch is great. I always love when you stop by....thanks again and I so enjoy looking at your work.

    Love,
    Elizabeth

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  19. Those pillows look gorgeous out there on the proch. Lovely seeing it in person, all decorate welcoming spring. Love, Vanessa

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  20. No front porch, just a back deck. That's why I can't call my sweet little stucco home a bungalow. It's "JUST" a cottage. I love YOUR front porch. I like what you did with the candles.

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