When we first started this series I was all but certain by the time we got to the front porch portion mine would be boarded up with hurricane shutters. While there has not yet been a need for said shutters, it has rained for three solid days. Even as I write this there is a fine mix of rain and salt in the air. I knew this would be the hardest of all the tasks given the state of my front porch. If you’ve had the chance to see Jenn’s porch then you already know she made it seem effortless.
I really wanted the front porch to be an extension of the living spaces inside, both functional and comfortable. But because it runs the length of three major rooms in the house and is covered by two rows of hedges, it hasn’t always been easy to decorate. Dividing the porch into three zones has helped tremendously.
The door is now a focal point filled with happy memories and yellow mums. My mom always has yellow mums. It’s her signature and I love pulling up to my parent’s house each fall and finding an abundance of mums waiting to greet me.
We now have a place to play games,
snuggle up (thanks to this old store display where we hang blankets and quilts),
and enjoy hot apple cider with a snack.
Even my little dogs have a place to snooze since this old washtub has been repurposed into a bed.
The front porch now feels like a place to hang out with people we love and that makes me really excited to welcome fall activities.
I just wanted to say thank you to the ladies of this blog series: Jen from The Striped House , Lisa from Concord Cottage, Angie from The Altered Past, Jenn and Vicki from 2 Bees in a Pod and Bobbi from Bluwaterlife for being so encouraging and fun to work with. I’ve loved every step of collaborating with you.
Many blessings for a happy weekend,