My Spring Front Porch in Pinks, Purples and Cobalt Blues

The painters have completed their painting and refurbishing projects.

I was anxiously waiting for them to complete the job, as one of the projects they had to do

was to re-coat the wood garage doors and front doors.

When the front doors were done, I began freshening up the front porch for Spring.

I knew I wanted my Spring Front Porch in pinks, purples and cobalt blues.

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Enjoying My Upper Back Porch Dressed for Spring

It took me two days of cleaning so that I could  refresh my upper back porch.

Although it was not a pleasant task of cleaning the furniture cushions

and the porch area of the pollen that had fallen while I was away . . .

it was worth it, as I am so enjoying my upper back porch dressed for Spring!

I adorned the porch with lots of happy Spring flowers that I purchased

from various garden centers.

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Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More

This past week I have been catching up after being away

for a little more than 3 weeks. Household chores, some doctor appointments,

and cleaning up the layers of pollen.

This week, I plan on doing some Spring spruce up,

Welcoming Spring of Porches, Water Features and More.

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My Mom’s Porch Makeover

If you have been reading my most recent posts, you probably know,

that I am with my mom in Georgia while my brother and sister-in-law are away.

We are having a great time. I am one that cannot sit still,

so with my sister-in-law’s blessing, I have been busy with the lower porch,

which is adjacent to my mother’s bedroom. A bedroom that I may add is

so much larger than mine. A real retreat.

MY MOM’S PORCH MAKEOVER

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My Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch

How do you decorate a porch in the South? You use Magnolia leaves!

My inspiration for the Christmas porch theme this year

were these beautiful fresh wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm

that were embellished with magnolia leaves.

Welcome to my Southern Magnolia Christmas Porch.

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Fall on the Back Porch

Dressing the back porch for Fall was on the agenda this past weekend.

Because you can see the upper back porch from most of the rooms in the main living area,

I needed to coordinate the colors.

I recently dressed the dining room in traditional Fall colors, which you can see HERE

and decided to go with those same colors, including the blues.

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My Fall Porch Magazine Feature

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a great Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

I am still recuperating from my hand surgery. It gets better every day.

I can now type slowly with my right hand.

Just a short post today to tell you about my little magazine feature

in Country Sampler’s Special Autumn Decorating Issue.

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How To Turn A Garden Container Into A Water Feature

A couple of months ago, on a trip to my favorite garden center I came across a fountain

that I thought would be wonderful on my front porch.

I love the sound and appearance of flowing water.

The fine folks of Smart Pond contacted me and asked if I would create

a pond/water feature in my garden. I gladly accepted; however, I wanted to do something a bit different.

I got that epiphany, that “ah-ha” moment when adding water to my fountain on the porch.

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A New Craftsman Home and The Veranda

I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the  HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC

and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was.

I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision

that my son was researching to buy a home.

To make a long story short, I told my son how impressed I was with the quality of the

Homes by Dickerson and told him that he may want to consider looking into their homes.

He did, was impressed, and bought one of their homes.

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A Spring Porch and a Fountain

It was time to refresh the front porch for Spring.

I knew I wanted a new look.

The vintage wagon with the background of the vintage door

has been a staple on the porch for a while now. Time for a change.

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