Spring Inspired Porch

In a million years, I never thought the day I decided to take pictures of my spring porch would be the same day it would turn cold again after a week of 80-degree weather. I also didn’t expect it to be raining for the third day in a row. Truth be told, I almost posted something other than my spring inspired porch. I heard this voice in my head that kept saying, “No one wants to see your muddy rugs, wet paw prints or damp pillows.” But this is my reality and instead of waiting for the perfect weather to show up, I changed my way of thinking. Besides, there really is something about the rain washing away the pollen and giving the earth a fresh drink that makes it feel like spring is here to stay no matter what the weather.

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If you saw the spring inspired house tour yesterday you already know I chose the same colors on the porch that I have in the rest of the house, pale blues, greens and whites. I picked up these vintage pillowcases last week. I love their tiny cottage like flowers because they remind me of my Grandma.

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I made the green pillow from an old apron and stuffed the pocket with seeds since the porch seems to have taken on a garden theme.

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It’s always fun just to hang out on the porch and watch the dogs play, read a magazine or just listen to the birds chirping in the rain. This is one of my favorite spots.

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We’ve picked up a few colorful flowers for the porch last weekend. I’m hoping fairly soon we’ll be able to revamp some of the flowerbeds in the front and sides of the house too. We try our best to find native plants that are drought tolerant but usually the flowers I love the most need lots of water. I try to sprinkle a few of them on the porch since they stay planted in these clay pots all season.

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I’ve had this old grocery store rack for about a year now. I almost took it to the booth last weekend but it wouldn’t fit in my car with everything else I had packed in there. I think it may stay just a little longer now that I’ve repurposed it for my front porch display. The bulb picture is one that I found with my mom last year as well.

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I couldn’t find a wreath I really liked so I just decided to use this watering can we’ve had for a while. It’s huge.  How sweet is my little white dog? She could be my shadow.

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Most of the herbs in the outdoor herb garden are growing really well. It looks like the parsley is taking over. I need to replant some rosemary and more Arugula.

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I bought this fabric last summer for $1 and made these pillows. Can you believe it? One dollar!

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One of the handles to this old wheelbarrow rusted off and we need a new one, which means we can use this one for these pretty purple flowers. I’ve never tried to grow flowers in a container like this before so I’m excited to see how it works out this season.

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Just around the corner from the wheelbarrow is the alcove I’m hoping to make into an outdoor breakfast area. Keeping up with all these plans is going to be a full time job,

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wet paw prints and all.

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Many blessings,
Coco

Comments

  1. says

    Hi CoCo – your Spring porch is a true inspiration for creativity and gardening. Love the aged clay pots and the wheelbarrow planter! The flowers are beautiful…and you can send that sweet dog to Atlanta! Hugs to a great day!

    • CoCo says

      I don’t think that sweet dog would make it to Atlanta without me so it looks like you may be getting a bonus buddy 🙂 Thanks so much for all of your sweet and kind comments on my front porch. I very much appreciate them. Hugs for a happy day, Coco

  2. says

    What a beautiful porch you have Coco! I can see why it’s your favorite spot to just sit and enjoy your dogs in the yard 🙂 I am crazy about that herb garden in a box too !
    Happy Spring!

    • CoCo says

      Thank you so much Karen, I appreciate it! I love to be outside as much as possible so it’s nice to have a place outside to hang out. The garden herb box gets used all the time which makes me so excited. I hope you have a happy day. Sending you hugs, Coco

    • CoCo says

      Angie, thank you! I have to tell you the display is actually supposed to be used horizontal like a bin. I think maybe they put bags of cereals/grains or maybe potatoes in there. So you can imagine how worried I’ve been that it’s gonna fall right over since I’ve used it vertically ha ha. I know you totally get me 🙂

  3. says

    I love your front porch! I have always loved a front porch like the one you set up. So nice to sit and relax and watch the world go by. I hope we can get rid of the rain and cold soon and I can get my porch ready! Hope it looks as good as yours! Found you from the From My Front Porch to yours party! Cynthia @Feedingbig

    • CoCo says

      Cynthia what sweet compliments, thank you so much! We broke the porch down into zones last fall and it made a huge difference in the way we enjoy the porch. I feel like there’s so much more room now which is nice. I hope you’re able work on your porch soon too. It sounds like you’re excited to get started. I’m heading over to check out your blog. Thank you bunches for stopping by, I appreciate it. CoCo

  4. says

    Your porch is the perfect spot to enjoy spring ~ in any weather 😉 Love your sweet doggie, the wheel barrow planter & the herb box garden! And the apron pillow, so cute!! Hope you have a happy day! Bwg ~~~

    • CoCo says

      Thank you Bobbi, those things are all my favorite things too 🙂 I was hoping it would warm up today but I swear it’s getting colder! At least the rain has subsided which means we can still enjoy the afternoon outside. Sending you hugs for a happy day as well, Coco

    • says

      Thank you bunches Jen! It took a bit to get the porch the way we wanted it but it’s really relaxing to hang out there now. We have plans for the back porch too but those seem to be a little more involved than planting container gardens ha ha. I should probably call for some back up. Can’t wait to see how your porch comes together. Hope you have an awesome day, Coco

    • says

      You’re so sweet to stop by Kati, thank you! I had THE smallest porch before I moved here, it was more like a slab of concrete 🙂 Needless to say, I am very grateful to have a place to put chairs and pillows out. I can’t wait to check out your blog and find out more about you. I hope you have a happy weekend, CoCo

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  1. […] I plan to give both of those stools a makeover but they’re the perfect size to use in my booth to stack things and use for displays. I can totally picture my mom using them in her bathroom with rolled up towels by her big bathtub too. The little red cross box was a fun find but it had some interesting bottles and smells inside. I couldn’t pass this sweet little pillow up either with all that patchwork. It’s hard to believe those pillowcases are still in the original Kleen Wink bag. I used them on my spring inspired front porch. […]