Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adding Color to my Summer Porch


I love puttering around in my yard! The last few weeks have been hectic! I have been busy weeding, mowing, and getting my garden ready for the summer. I have been basking in the glory of warmer temperatures and beautiful sunshine!
I love adding summer colors to my front porch!

Summer annuals provide the opportunity to add gorgeous color to any corner of your porch instantly!

 Fragrant pink Dianthus looks beautiful inside a black metal plant stand next to the front door:


 In addition to using them as candle holders, lanterns make pretty planters and add interest to your front porch. 


The blue lobelia contrasts prettily with the white lantern:



I placed the potted lobelia inside this burlap cinch bag found at Walmart.

Loving the contrast in color and texture between the delicate blue lobelia and the burlap bags.

Next, I added a big fluffy burlap bow to the top of the lantern:

Evergreens in urns sit on both sides of my front door:

Another plant stand filled with colorful annuals sits on the other side of the door.


A view of my summer front porch.


A closer look at the blue potteries filled with pretty annuals.


I love planting geraniums in my flower beds and planters. 

Vibrant pink geraniums in pretty blue clay pots scream summer to me:


Pretty pink stocks

and cascading verbenas mixed with yellow daisies:


A basket overflowing with beautiful annuals adorn my front door:


The potted flowers are placed inside the burlap cinch bags and then inserted inside the basket:


Wave petunias in yellow and purple mixed with pink verbenas:


A closer view of my front door over looking the white railing in front:

Summer: A celebration of colors!


Thanks for stopping by!
Are you enjoying the glorious days of summer?
My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful hostesses for graciously showcasing my Spring foyer at their fun weekly parties:
Thank you ladies! You make me smile :)

~Hugs, Poppy~

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Greens In The Foyer


Hello dear friends! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty busy. On Sunday, we got back from Providence, Rhode Island after picking up my daughter from Brown University. So excited to have her home for the summer break!
Last week, we had wonderful spring weather. But the weekend was on the chilly side with a frost advisory overnight! It's still too early for us to plant annuals outside.
I am looking forward to more spring-like temperatures for the upcoming week. 
It feels good to add some spring accents in my foyer after a long and deary winter: 

This mossy green birdhouse sits on a column pedestal.

Click HERE for the tutorial to make these versatile column pedestals used as risers in vignettes.

The decoupaged  French Script tag decorated with some moss and silk forsythia hangs from the birdhouse. 

Spring seems like the perfect season to play with bunnies and the color green in my home.

Loving the lacy detailing on this white ceramic bunny.



The tall candle holder adds wonderful height to the vignette.

I added the green moss ball from Walmart on top of the candle holder instead of a candle.


A simple moss wreath hanging from the mirror is a lovely way to add some texture and spring accents.


Love the contrast in texture between the jute webbing and the moss wreath.

Blue mason jars inside a tool box is a beautiful way to display posies of spring violas.



Violas, a cool weather annual  planted in peat pots, are a lovely way to enjoy these pretties inside the home during the spring season.

Violas inside these mason jars. Loving the way they contrast in color with the blue mason jars. 


A bundle of forsythias behind the wooden tool box adds height, color, and texture and also  balances well with the other side of the vignette.


A view of the foyer table from outside.

A corner of my foyer decorated for spring:



I love adding spring to my decor! A season of rebirth in nature, warmer temperatures, and increasing daylight :)


So long for today! I am so glad you stopped by. I hoped you liked peeking into my spring greens. It is always so much fun having you over!
My thanks to Maria Elena @ Our Home Away From Home for featuring my Dining Room Chest at her weekly link party! Stop by and visit her beautiful Texan home for inspiring home decor ideas or simply to share your own creative ideas at her weekly party :)

Have a beautiful week, everyone!
~Hugs, Poppy~

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