As I shared yesterday, once we finished the Spring Garden Tour I was ready to load the back of the car with dirt and plants. Given that flowers can get pricey quickly, we determine a set color palate prior to shopping. This not only helps to save money but also keeps us on track when we get to the garden center. Our color palate this year is white, purple, and pink. We also have small doses of pale yellow. I know, right? So girlie! The house is fairly neutral which of course I love but it’s also nice to enjoy a bit of color as soon as we round the corner to the front door. Welcome to our porch…
We painted our door this past September with Modern Masters Front Door Paint in a color called Elegant. So far, it’s holding up really well.
I’m using a handmade twig basket I picked up on one of our trips to the mountains in place of a wreath. I love the soft colors of the speckled eggs.
These are all of the plants we picked up last week. Container gardens are really easy to grow so definitely consider them if you don’t have a lot of time to weed a garden, you want your plants to be easily moved, you want to change your plants out seasonally but don’t want the hassle or flower upkeep of flower beds or you want to achieve a big impact for a reasonable price. Just be sure you’re pairing the right plants together as each plant will have different needs regarding watering and feeding.
Is that bunny the sweetest or what? Thanks Mom!
I don’t know if this is a plant thing or a Southern thing but we always have sweet smelling flowers growing around the front door. That way, you’re welcomed into a home that smells good. These white petunias smell amazing.
These herbs smell really good too. Sometimes you can find them on sale 4 for $10, which is good because they’re usually $3.95 in the grocery store or at least they are in this area.
If you’re new here, last year we created zones with area rugs. It made such a huge difference in how we use the space. We can be out here in the mornings having a bit of quiet time reading or enjoying a glass of sweet tea in the afternoon.
My mom made this arrangement. She’s so good at picking up things here and there to make something pretty. I’m totally lost in the floral department of the craft store. We picked up these metal buckets on a treasure hunt a few years ago. They set us back .50 I think.
These linens remind me of the fun summers we used to spend with my grandparents. It was always a climbing trees and swim in the springs kind of visits.
My aunt gave me this brooch and that blanket is so soft.
There are some bright pink flowering bushes surrounding the walkway of the house. It’s like oodles of pink on the bushes. I can’t wait to bring some of their blooms inside.
The bench that S made me last year is still holding up well. I’m looking for something a bit wider though. I’ve noticed most everyone gravitates to this bench because they can put their drink on the top while keeping a book or magazine on the lower shelf. So, I’m on the look out for something a bit more cushy.
Just looking at these soft linens makes me want to curl up and take a nap…which is why I need a bigger bench ha ha!
I know I say this all the time but I wish you guys lived closer. I could totally bust out a lemon bar or a plate of chocolate chip cookies and we could hang.
See you guys back here tomorrow. We’re celebrating Spring on the back patio with a fun mix of vintage china.