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.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

It all started with a trip to my favorite garden center

where I spotted these beautiful cobalt blue pots.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

I started with this large pot that I knew I wanted to place in the corner

and use the evergreen that I purchased back in February for my Valentine’s Day Porch.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

When the large pot was placed in the corner of the porch,

it needed some friends to join it…..a bit lonely.

I was spying this cute fountain and thought that it would be a great compliment

to the collection of potted plants.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

The second trip to the garden center, this time with hubby in tow,

yielded another cobalt blue flower pot and the fountain.

Spring 2016 - Housepitality Designs

This side of the porch has always been colorful,

but with the addition of the cobalt blue pots, I love it more.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

Wreaths of yellow and white refreshed for Spring.

Spring Porch Wreath 2016 - Housepitality Designs

Actually, the pillows I purchased from Marshall’s about a month ago

were the inspiration for my color scheme for the Spring porch this year.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

Yellow Dahlias placed in the blue and white bowl.

Can you see my irises in the background starting to bloom?

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

We have been working about the yard and visiting garden centers this past weekend,

purchasing things that will enhance the porches and the yard, that is filled with pretty

flowers that are blooming. We have made sure that we have a great stock of deer repellent!!

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

The Upper Back Porch for Spring was completed last week and now I will be moving on the the lower back porch

then all three porches will be done!

Spring Porch - Housepitality Designs

Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Happy Spring!


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  1. Loving the blue and the addition of the fountain. I need to get a fountain for the deck just for the sound of it. You have given me a new idea. 🙂

  2. Your front porch looks beautiful, love all the blue! I have been wanting to get a fountain for or back porch, I think I may just have to go try to find one today! Have a great week Shirley : )

  3. Love the fountain and the bLUE pots! Your colors are so pretty! I wish I had 3 porches to decorate still. I have all my flowers for out front but it has been TOO cold to get out there:( Have a very beautiful day!!!!

  4. Your porch is beautiful, Shirley! I love the cobalt pots and the fountain is so pretty. The whole porch is very inviting.

  5. Very Pretty. How nice to have three porches. Enjoy !

  6. Donnamae says

    Love that fountain! I would be constantly sitting out there listening to the sound of the water…and get nothing done! Enjoy! 😉

  7. Yep the cobalt blue is the perfect color against the brick portion of the house. I really like the water feature and your topiaries by the door. What kind of ivy is growing in them?

  8. Very Pretty – the sound of moving water is always magical.

  9. The blue looks fabulous on your front porch for sure! Great fountain:D I think I love everything about your porch though…lol! The columns, the herringbone pattern brick, the french doors, and how can you not love the pineapple sconces?! Have a wonderful Monday, Shirley:)

  10. Love the addition of the blue pots and the fountain!!!! So beautiful…..
    Have a great week!

  11. I love the blue Shirley! Now I want to redo my porch! (Maybe in the next house- the house is going up next week.)Your porch looks perfect – not contrived, just peaceful and restful.

  12. I love the colorful pots. Please tell me what deer repellent you use- our deer are no longer cute! 😛

  13. *sigh*…Soooo gorge! I am jealous…

  14. Hi Shirley! Oh, your porch is gorgeous. I love how you’ve massed your plants and that little water fountain in the blue pot is so pretty! Just like the inside of your home the outside is lovely too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  15. Sherry Myers says

    Everything you show us always inspires me to be creative too, Your front porch is lovely without a thing on it, but you push its beauty over the top! So southern, so welcoming, and it certainly has that housepitality tone and feel. Gorgeous new pots and fountain just pop! You get an A+ again,Shirley. The porch is like a prelude. The happy wreaths on the doors are just a hint of the beauty inside. This was a great way to start my day and week. Thank you, Shirley. Hope yours is great too!

  16. I love, love, love the cobalt blue pots! I have seen bubbler fountains like your that attract hummingbirds! I have a cobalt blue pot and I did a little post on it today. I hope you don’t mind, but I added a link to your blog post on your pretty pots!

  17. Shirley, I love cobalt blue outside, it says Provence to me! I bought a large cobalt planter three years ago and I placed it in the garden this spring with a mandevilla . Your water feature is the perfect addition to your corner! Happy porch sitting!

  18. bobbi duncan says

    Beautiful vignette, Shirley, with just the right varying heights. Love it! You are so fortunate to have all the outdoor porches to decorate.

  19. LOVE the cobalt pot grouping Shirley!

  20. The blue really pops, and looks great against the red blooms. You’re so lucky you can plant now. It’s still chilly here.

    Is the fountain battery operated, or do you have an outlet nearby?

  21. Your porch looks wonderful. I love that blue color and coincidently I just bought two small pottery pieces in that color. I got new chair cushions with blue and yellow last year and I wanted to play up the blue a bit more. I love the little fountain- how cute. The red geraniums are beautiful. What are the plants in the pots to the left and right of the door with the metal topiary forms?

  22. The blue pots are gorgeous! They really stand out. xx Jo

  23. Shirley, what a beautiful entry your guests are greeted with when they arrive at your door.

    I love the bold, cobalt blue and the mix of greenery to add a little nature. This outside display complements that blue and white centerpiece arrangement inside, right?

    Perfect presentation and I love those double doors.

    Happy day!

  24. So pretty Shirley! I love the addition of your fountain and your striking cobalt blue pots!

  25. Shirley I love the cobalt blue pots for your flowers and a water fountain is so soothing!

    The Arts by Karena

  26. love your blue pots and that cute blue and white pot on the black table. sheila

  27. Picture perfect, friend! I love the pops of blue that you added … takes your already gorgeous porch over the top!

  28. Yay, Shirley! Your porch is so very welcoming. Love those blue pots!

    I’ve been working on my porches, too. . . still so much to do, but you have inspired me to get myself moving! 🙂

  29. Beautiful! What deer repellant do you use? Does it work? We have deer here too. They eat everything!

  30. Very pretty… the blue pots just adds the right amount of color…

  31. Love your little piece of Heaven, Shirley.
    You’ve done a fantastic job!

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