Hickory Cottage Front Porch Reveal

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday!

Today, is Monday Morning Blooms

and I, along with my flower loving

friends are here to hopefully

put some happy in your

day with our flower inspiration.

Due to the difficulty of obtaining

and leaving the home to obtain

fresh flowers these days, we decided

that our common theme today would be

“anything goes” !! … and I did just that!

Today, you will see the

Hickory Cottage Front Porch Reveal


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Spring Porch 2018

I love fluffing my porches for each season.

The fluffing came a little late as I wanted to wait

for the pollen to completely end. It seemed as if it was going on forever!

Yellow yuck everywhere!

I intentionally decided that I omit the door wreaths this year for that

more simply stated look for my Spring Porch 2018.

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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.

Spring Front Porch 2017 - Housepitality Designs

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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.

Hydrangeas and fountain-Porch-Housepitality Designs

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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.

Spring Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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Spring Upper Porch ~ 2016

I have been patiently waiting for the all clear of the pollen season to be over,

so that I could start on refreshing the porches for Spring.

Today, I present the upper back porch. One of the three porches that we use the most.

My friend Martha who relocated to the Lone Star State had this beautiful flower pot

that I inherited which is the inspiration piece for my Spring decor for the porch.

Spring Upper Porch 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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White Hydrangea Spring Front Door Wreaths

I was anxiously waiting for most of the pollen to go away before I dressed my front porch.

The pollen has been truly a nuisance . . .

between the mess and the allergies it prompts.

I reached for my go to grapevine wreaths that are oval in shape

as my doors are narrower than normal.

They were filled with Fall flowers that I removed

and recycled the more Spring like flowers to create another design.

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Thinking of Spring Past and Present

As soon as the temperatures started to climb,

I started thinking about what I wanted to plant . . . of the garden centers I want to visit.

With all of this crazy weather of snow one day and warm temperatures a couple days later,

one cannot think of the days of Spring to come.

The very first thing I do when there are no more threats of frost,

I head to the garden center and buy 12 hanging ferns, eight for the back veranda and

two for the front porch and two for the upper back porch. Its says, Spring has come to the South!!

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Spring Front Porch 2014

Last week was pretty exciting for me . .

~ ~ as many of you already know, my home was photographed for a shelter magazine.

This week, I shall be catching up on my “Spring To Do List” . .

~ ~ and one of them is my front porch.

If you missed my Upper Porch . . you can view it here.

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

I chose to go with lots of yellow this year…such the happy color!

(The right side of the porch)

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

The left side of the porch . .

Spring Front Porch 2014

I love filling my vintage child’s wagon with flowers . .

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

My friend Julie, a floral designer . . and my antique booth partner . .

~ ~ made these beautiful wreaths for me . .

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

I love how they look on the doors. . .

Spring Front Porch 2014

Spring Front Porch 2014

The flowering hanging baskets are in front of the master bathroom window…

~ ~ I love seeing these flowers from the inside of the house.

Spring Front Porch 2014

So happy to enjoy the flowers of Spring!

Spring Front Porch 2014

Hope you enjoyed my Spring Front Porch today . . .

Spring Front Porch 2014

And to choose to “Live Everyday In Abundance”

~ ~ for as my mom would say, “It is a great day as I woke up and saw the sun” !!!

Have a beautiful day!!

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Imparting Grace for Grace at Home

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for The Scoop