Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sprucing-up Our Front Porch for Spring

Spring means sprucing-up our front porch.

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We planted two planters we have had for years and bought a hanging basket. We also bought a new settee cushion and throw pillows @ Pier1.

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We planted Creeping Jenny, Saxifraga, Candytuft, Geranium, Darla Diascia, Pansy, and Grace Ward Lithodora, and Hydrangea.

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I also won a giveaway @ Marie's Maison: a RAMSIGN custom porcelain enamel sign with our house number on it.  My husband installed it over the weekend.  Marie's super-cute blog was one of the first three blogs I followed, and her beach cottage is so adorable and inspiring. Please visit Marie's Maison here.

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My husband and I enjoy sitting on our front porch in the early evening and watching the bats fly and the children play in the cul de sac.

Linking to Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Floral Thursday.


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

35 comments:

  1. Oh I love it all! That hanging basket is divine and you lucky duck. What a cute number plate.

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  2. OH My goodness Ricki Jill I grew up in the same looking house! Well from what I can see.
    Your porch is beautiful! My family home is red brick, red brick steps and same rod iron! Now that I live on the West coast or Vancouver Island there are no brick homes!!! I love brick homes and sure do miss them.
    The address sign looks so elegant against the brick.
    That was a great win!!

    Pamela xo

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  3. Che bello trovarsi davanti una porta d'entrata con un benvenuto pieno di fiori!E' proprio gradevole.Salutoni,Rosetta

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  4. Ricki Jill,

    Everything looks so pretty! I love the new pillows, the flowers and the RAMSIGN. It all looks so inviting.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  5. So fresh and pretty and ready for spring. I would be wonderful if you joined us for Seasonal Sundays. Your freshened porch is perfect.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. What a lovely entrance way! So very welcoming. I love all the color. Your little dog is so darling. Is he your greeter? ;)

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  7. Hi! I love everything you and your husband made. Your place became elegant and homey.

    The flower plants lightens and refreshes the entire environment. The pillow and cushion made the black bench so alive.

    Everything is just so perfect. Congratulations to you and your husband for this. Wishing you more moments of happiness, especially in your new front porch!

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  8. G'morn Ricki ~ What a beautiful front porch ... & all those gorgeous florals! WOW! You sign is very nice, congrats on the win.

    Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    CSN GIVEAWAY ENDS 3/17

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  9. So pretty - everything from the sweet basket on the door (are those hydrangeas real?), to the planter, to the gorgeous cushions on your new bench. I'm a tad jealous you can plant your planters already - I'm just saying.

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  10. Your porch looks so cozy, like something out of a feel-good movie! :D
    I love that glazed blue planter...where did you find that?
    Enjoy the warming weather!

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  11. Your front porch is simply wonderful and very welcoming. I love love love the colors ...of the cushion, of the pillows, of the flowers.. Oh, and this hanging basket is so charming !Excellent Job!
    Enjoy your early evenings !

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  12. Your porch looks lovely. We have about 6 weeks before I can start working on ours. Have to do some painting, but isn't that what spring means. HA! HA!

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  13. Hi Ricki Jill...I found you on Mod Vintage Life's blog roll. I only have a minute but wanted to let you know I love your blog...especially your sidebar. I want to take the Jane Austen quiz asap! The pink hydrangeas on your door are just wonderful...my favorite. I'll be back to visit when I have more time. I'm following you now...Thanks ~Ann

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  14. HI RICKY YOUR PORCH IS ADORABLE YOU DID WORK THIS PAST WEEKAND.THE BASKET WITH THE PINK HYDRANGEAS ON YOUR DOOR IS SO BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE READY FOR SPRING ,I HAVE TO ADD SOME COLOR TO MY DOOR AND MY FRONT PORCH TO YOUR LME GREEN BENCH IS LOVELY TO...HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY

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  15. So pretty & ready for Spring! I love seeing your pretty flowers.

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  16. Well, aren't you ahead of the curve?! How beautiful! I'm scared to plant anything....it's just turned cold here again! I would love to sit on your porch...hope you enjoy it1
    Angela @ amcinnisartworks

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  17. I lover your verandah, especially the hanging basket with the pink hydrangeas, and you brick colour is great too, reminds me of Australian homes:)

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  18. Gorgeous home! Love the veranda and flowers, and the new settee!

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  19. Your front porch is so pretty and so welcoming, Ricki. I like the colors you used. The flowers are gorgeous! And we do spoil my granddaughter, too much I think!...Christine

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  20. Looking so good Ricki! Love your splash of color and your dog is cute too. Oh great sign, I love those signs.

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  21. Okay, you are killin' me here! Besides the welcoming appeal of your porch and all those lovely flowers....you are missing something...yep, you got it! I am packaging it up and sending it to you. I would say it will add a nice touch sprinkled around your feet under your lovely iron settee.What do you say, eh?

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  22. Beautiful porch! I gotta find a Pier One close! I think I'm missing out! LOL! Your doggie is SO CUTE! What a great addition to the porch!

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  23. Your porch is beautiful! I was happy to see your enamel house number. They just contacted me about a giveaway which I'll be starting later this week. I'm about to send you an email.

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  24. Your porch looks AWESOME! Those flowers don't even look real! Especially the hydrangeas. So welcoming!

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  25. I love love love all your flowers! And doesn't Pier One have the greatest pillows?


    Kelly

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  26. Look at you and your Ramsign! It looks great. All your flowers are sooo pretty. The weather is still too cool at night some nights to do flowers here....I have to wait till April 15 to be safe. Although it looks like this whole next week is going to be just right.

    And I ADORE those pillows on your settee. I love Pier 1. I need those pillows! I have some but I think it's time for some new ones.

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  27. Hey my friend, your front porch spruce-up is sooo amazing! I love the bright colors, sooo cheery, the flowers are beautiful! I need to get started on my front porch....Hey I won a "RAMSIGN" also, ain't we the lucky ones!
    Everything is looking so Happy!..thanks for the smiles.
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  28. The porch looks great. I am getting anxious to do the same. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Love your porch and LOVE that address plaque! You are one lucky girl. :) xo Caroline

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  30. Lucky you on the plaque - so cute. Love all your pretty containers and pretty flowers in them.

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  31. Super beautiful...gorgeous blooms and creations!
    Victoria~

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  32. Dear Ricki, It is so nice to know that my husband and I are not the only one's who love to watch the bats fly over our heads in the mid/late evenings..I have to come forward and say on a very hot evening, we sit out on the front steps, with a cold glass of beer and watch the bats fly overhead. This is the only time we drink beer but for some reason, it goes so well with bat watching..It has become a tradition with us! If we were neighbors we would be sitting on your porch with you both..hahahaha
    Hugs,
    Shirley

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  33. Your porch looks so inviting Ricki Jill! I love those bright colors of your pots and cushions! Looks like you are ready for warmer weather!

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  34. I love that you linked up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! Such an inviting porch you have created to share with us - i wish i could visit and have a cup of tea out there w/you! Hoping to see you again next week! xoox
    ~tracie

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