Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring On The Porch

I had so much fun getting everything ready for the 2016 Spring Home Tour (you can see my home here), and check out the review of all 30 homes here.  With all the fun touches of spring, of course my front porch needed a little sprucing up too.  Not much had happened since Christmas, I just took all the red plaid away and left it pretty much as it was.  So time for Spring to show up.

We have your basic Arizona beige stucco, red tile roof home.  I love that our home has a small front porch, this is such a fun space to decorate.

Tulips just scream Spring, so a few made it to the front door and the porch.

 Fall foliage and feathers were traded out for a bunch of white tulips.  I love how pretty the white shows up on the brown door.

Since I had a lot of yellow inside and it is a color I have been crushing on lately, of course it had to show up on the porch too.

A few yellow tulips fell into the rainboot and I just left them.  How fun.

 Such a bright and cheerful welcome from the street.  I think it just invites you in.

The weather is perfect right now and I have had a great time sitting here enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning, wish you could join me.

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  1. Me too! What a great shady, cozy spot! Love the tulips in the boots!

  2. Your porch is so cute and inviting. The touches of yellow are just perfect.

  3. Love your door basket and those cute black and white boots!

  4. That all looks fabulous. Love the pop of yellow and the tulips are adorable in the boots! I would love to be there and share a cup of coffee in the morning. The snow up here is getting old!!

  5. Your front porch looks so cute! You've really softened all of the hardscape with those plants & textiles - so inviting.

  6. Your porch looks very inviting! The yellow just sings...

  7. Love the boots Marty! Classic and charming at the same time! :)

  8. Marty,
    Marvelous Timeless Classic color palette, dear friend!
    I adore the white tulips at your front door!
    LOVE the black and white hounds tooth print rain boots with the yellow tulips!
    Very Welcoming, indeed!

  9. Your porch is perfect. It just says, "Come sit down and visit."

  10. The fun throw and boots just holler 'come on over'!

  11. Your porch looks very inviting Marty!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. Hi Marty
    I noticed you don't have grass in the front. Via that normal in Arizona or just your preference?
    Love your from porch too!😊

    LaDonna Jones

  13. Marty, your porch is certainly welcoming! I love all the pops of yellow! Pam @ Everyday Living

  14. Wish I could join you too. I'd be sitting there rocking and we'd be talking blogging.

  15. Very pretty, Marty! Certainly different weather than ours. I like the basket idea for your door too. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for a similar one at the thrift store or garage sales (when it warms up enough for yard sale season here.) Take care!

  16. Looks like such a fun place to hang out. Love all those vibrant colors!

  17. How sweet, I've always loved your porch and how you change it out, Marty. These pillows are so cute!!! Good for you. I wish we had a nice sized porch. :(


  18. Hi Marty!your porch looks so beautiful and inviting! It-s beautiful!
    Have a very nice day

  19. Loving those hounds-tooth boots filled with flowers. Screams SPRING :)
    Have a lovely day Marty.

  20. Hi very cheerful and Springy!!!...I am sending the link of your blog to a friend who is moving to Phoenix...told her that she would love your blog!

  21. Marty,
    Just love the boots and tulips! Your front porch just says welcome, come join me and lets chat!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday.

  22. Marty, it looks like a little bit of charming Southern hospitality! So welcoming and pretty! We are still having snow, sleet, rain and ice here in Michigan so I would love to join you on your porch! We were also out of town and I missed your Spring Tour so I will be back-tracking. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your nice weather!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  23. You have inspired me to begin thinking about styling my front porch! Sheila

  24. Miss Marty I love your tulips and rain boots! Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. Morning Marty! Love the combination of yellow and black and white. Unique and chic! Funny story...I noticed your rockers and I have the exact same ones. I found mine thrown out in an alley in terrible condition but I painted them white, added some cushions and now they're my favorite place to have morning coffee. Talk about Thrifty! I'll be doing a post on them soon if you want to check them out. Nothing says welcome like a rocking chair! Hugs,

  26. Oh Marty, what an adorable spot to enjoy Spring! You did such a marvelous job decorating it in your special and unique style. And you are always right, one doesn't need tons of money to have good taste and to come up with such inviting and warm places or spaces at home. Your front porch looks charming!