Ever So Clever…Ever So Pretty Friday, #3 {Spring Door Baskets}

Well, it’s Friday again..time flies.

And today I present you with a project that inspired me…

…..Oh that Mary, from Home Is Where The Boat Is was at it again with another gorgeous project.

Here is my inspiration:

dsc_0122-001

Beautiful, isn’t it?

So I set forth and took these baskets out of the attic…

I got them from a friend at the yard sale…She gave them to me with the promise I visit her in her new home…

…..in Florida….and I did!

DSC_8702

The baskets were not the same color…one had faded more than the other…

…..so I painted them with Annie Sloan Country Grey.

DSC_8703

I placed a real ivy plant in the basket as the faux ivy fades so terribly on the front porch.

Added my Johnson Brothers Pomona plate, a bird’s nest and a “moss butterfly”

DSC_8747

I bought these pretty moss/twig butterflies from my favorite garden center.

DSC_8729

DSC_8728

DSC_8711

Bought the bird’s nests there too…oh, you can see my garage doors in the reflection…

…..and you can also see how pretty it was today…but cold and very, very windy!

So windy, that after I took my pictures, I had to take the baskets down temporarily…

…..as they were literally swaying in the wind!

DSC_8738

I have double doors…I like the convenience of double doors, but always have to make double the wreaths, etc.

DSC_8746

DSC_8750

And while I was at it…I decided to “spiff” up the front porch a bit.

DSC_8741

I placed some snapdragons in this very pretty bowl that I bought from Kristen.

Just love using the unexpected for plantings.

DSC_8740

Placed a moss/twig butterfly in the bowl.

DSC_8718

I love these butterflies, especially at $1.99..

DSC_8723

Calla Lillies and these pretty petunias from Lowe’s add color ..

……the petunias are actually in a hanging bag, but works great placed on a table.

DSC_8744

Burlap ribbon is at the base of the Calla Lillies.

DSC_8737

Hope you enjoyed my Ever So Clever, Ever so Pretty Friday.

Thank you Mary for the inspiration!…

And at this time I would like to announce the winner of the $25.00 Pottery Barn Gift Card.

The question was, “what was one of the constants that you saw in quite a few rooms?”

Many guesses were fruit, orchids, wicker…but the answer is this:

DSC_8324

These drapes!…These same drapes were in many of the rooms…I found that very interesting.

Two people guessed the correct answer and one them was my friend, Pam D.

When I told her that she was in the “hat” for the drawing, she graciously said to give it to the other reader…

So the the winner is: Kathleen Bolton…Congrats!!

Thanks to all of you who participated!! I truly appreciate it!!

Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!!

I am joining:

Wow Us Wednesdays

Wow Us Wednesdays