Hello blogging buddies,
I hope everyone is enjoying warmer weather in your part of the world. It sure feels like summer in our area, so I thought I'd show you some pics of our front porch that my hubby totally re-did late last yr. He jack-hammered out the old 8-in. thick concrete floor and put in a whole new porch from one end to the other and top to bottom. I'm very proud of him for all the hard physical labor he has put into our home to make it look so much nicer!
Today I got a card in the mail from him for no reason, and it made me cry. It was so sweet and a total surprise. Gotta love a guy who has a romantic side too! God blessed me w/a wonderful hubby and I thank the Lord for him all the time!
Ok, enough of the mush, and on w/the porch tour! ha
We have a 4-pc. wicker set that we spray painted black and this first pic is where the table fits perfectly. It sits in the corner of our porch when you first come out the front door. Many of the pieces you'll be seeing in the next several pics were once used to decorate our old living room, but now are being used as porch decor. I like to decorate the front porch for each season.
I love all kinds of wooden signs and these are some of my favorites.
I had a flower pot w/nothing in it but dirt, so I just poked a bunch of my flags in it to give this area more color and fill in some empty space.
This old chair has been many different colors over the yrs, but now it's been painted black to match the rest of the wicker set.
I actually designed and printed up patterns for the 'Olde Prim Glory/Americana Rag Bag', which is very easy to make. It is actually two patterns in one. One for the rag bag and one for the stitchery part. I sold them a couple of yrs. ago, so if anyone is interested in purchasing one, just let me know. I think I still have a few of them left.
It looked a little lonely sitting there by itself, so I gave it some company, lol. The basket is made out of resin and the heart shaped box is paper mache, but inside it holds fabric coasters.
I always decorate the big picture window too. The sign used to hang in the living room where the faux fireplace is now.
This is a cr. stitch pattern/kit from Pine Mt. Designs. It stitched up very quickly.
The black barn star is actually about 4 ft. in person, but looks way smaller here. Again, we sprayed it to match the other features around the porch.
Hey, there's a sheep grazing in our yard!! LOL (You all know how much I love sheep by now, don't you)???
Oops, how'd BJ get in there? He's our baby, even if he is 5 yrs. old. He thinks he has to go everywhere we go.
This shows how close the 'barn' is to the house. It's right in our backyard and now that we have the new addition(which you can't see from this pic), it's even closer than before.
Our plants seem to be thriving this yr. so far, even tho' it's been quite hot and humid recently.
BJ snuck in there again! He loves getting a tan, lol.
I even like to decorate our garage just a little. (click on for a larger view if you need to).
He loves to go out front to wait for the mailman to bring him a treat. He whines like crazy when he sees him. :))
This is actually around back, behind the new addition, which I'll show at a later time. I call them my 'Jack in the Beanstalk' Lilies. They started out very tiny last yr. and this yr. they've gotten really TALL!
We finally propped them up straighter(since this pic was taken) and I'm guessing they are about 4ft. high or so now.
This is in front of the barn. I love the various shades of pink.
That's all for now folks. I still need to hang two flag buntings out front and I'd like to add some hanging flower baskets out there too, so I'll show that when I get it done.