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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Front Porch

When I took down all the Christmas decor, my poor porch was left so plain, it needed some attention.  I was cleaning up outside, trying to get all the pollen and leaves off the porch, so I thought I would give it a little spruce up at the same time.

 I shopped the house for a few of my favorite things.



 Tangerine and Orange are my new favorite colors, so of course I think it is a happy and inviting color for the porch.


 This is the hat I grab everyday as I take my morning walk.  A cute orange ribbon spruces it up.  I thought this pretty pillow worked well with the plaid and of course I think every space should have a little black and white, don't you?


 If you don't have a throw in the colors you want, find some fabric you love and just use it.   I've had this black and white plaid for years and never made anything out of it, so it became the perfect throw and it's light enough if there is a chill in the air to cover up.  Hobby Lobby also has some really pretty pillow covers in outdoor fabrics.  These were $6.95 each.


 My rain boots are perfect when I start to hose off the front of the house and work in the yard.  I think they look fabulous sitting next to the chair and garden stool.  That's the same stool I painted a few years ago, it has held up perfectly.  Not one single scratch.  You can see how I painted it here.


Much better, this looks like a happy place to be.


 I re-used the basket that was on the breakfast room wall before I did that makeover on the front door.


   A great place to sit and have a glass of tea after working in the yard or taking a walk, and I think it says "welcome".

How about you, do you have a favorite spot to sit and relax and enjoy the outdoors?

You can still link up to Inspire Me.  So much to see so check a few things out.

I am joining the following parties.
 Savvy Southern Style  , Green Willow Pond , Ivy and Elephants ,
 DIY by Design , We Are That Family ,Style Sisters ,
City Farmhouse ,Beyoned The Picket Fence ,
Home Stories A to Z ,Maison de Pax ,The Blissful Bee ,
Love of Family & Home ,The Dedicated House , Craftberry Bush ,
The Shabby Creek Cottage , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse  A Delightsome Life , 
 Imparting Grace ,  From My Front Porch To Yours 
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26 comments:

  1. Marty, I love those pillow covers! Thanks for the HL tip. I dont have a HL close, but at that price, it's worth the trip. Your porch looks very inviting.

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  2. Marty your "throw" is so clever and the cute boots and hat are the perfect touch. I hope to eventually have a nice place to sit....once I dig out all the weeds. :)

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  3. I am just like you in the love of orange and tangerine! Last year I picked up an orange outdoor rug for my porch...to go under the black rocking chairs. Once I get things spruced up I will share with you. Your porch indeed looks like a happy place to sit a spell. Sheila

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  4. Marty your front porch looks so pretty...love all the greenery and that pretty basket on your front door!

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  5. I agree! It is a happy place to be. :) I like being on my back patio enjoying a glass of wine with my hubby. :)
    Have a great week!
    ~Liz

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  6. Oh, Marty, how beautiful and welcoming. Pairing black and tangerine was a stroke of genius--the colors are so fresh and pretty together. I'm smitten by your houndstooth boots!

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  7. Marty you have inspired me to change mine. I've been going to do it for ages. Yours looks really nice.

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  8. How inviting, Marty. I'd love to sit in those rockers! And I adore your boots - too cute!

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  9. Such pretty details. Love the color pops and how inviting the porch looks. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. The pops of orange colors that you used is beautiful next to the black and white. Lovely!
    Lori

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  11. It looks so great Marty! I love the black and white pillow too.

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  12. It says welcome, BEAUTIFULLY!!! Love those pillows and the trow. Wish SO much we had a HL near us! I keep e-mailing them but nothing so far:):)

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  13. Your spring porch is lovely.

    We have an adirondack on our front porch, but rarely sit there. Either we sit and relax in the garden or head out to the beach so the dog can dig in the sand while we watch the waves.

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  14. I love the pops of orange Marty! So inviting!

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  15. Your front porch is so inviting with the rockers and all your colorful additions! I'm sure it is pure delight to sit there and sip iced tea. Thanks for your clever ideas!

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  16. Just loving the color combo.

    Hope I find some new darlings too in CT, South Africa.

    Hugs from Cape Town.
    /CC

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  17. Just loving the color combo.

    Hope I find some new darlings too in CT, South Africa.

    Hugs from Cape Town.
    /CC

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  18. It certainly does look like a very happy place! Loving the orange contrasting with that great black plaid. And why in the world I have not thought to wear rain boots when washing down the porch is beyond me! Duh! What a smart idea. :)

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  19. Very inviting and pretty out on your porch. Love the basket on the front door and the cute rain boots. So cute.
    Kris

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  20. how pretty! I love the blue toned stool - it's a great accent! Happy spring! xx, b @ being-blanca.com

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  21. Your porch looks beautiful, Marty!

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  22. Marty, Your porch is very pretty and I love the pop of orange. Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  23. It's Friday and I'm already INSPIRED. I need to get my porch up to par now. Yours looks adorable and yes, I remember when you painted that stool. :)
    Looks wonderful!

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  24. I love your black, white and tangerine orange color palette and all of your lovely summer decorating ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Sensational Summer Outdoor Spaces link party! Pinned! ~ Heather

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