Monday, July 25, 2011

The Front Porch

My front porch... a place for family treasures, hand-me-downs, and thrift store bargains.

The rocking chairs were given to me as a college graduation gift. Bob bought one and our landlord bought the other one. The table is a hand-me-down from my mom. The cushions were a Goodwill find and then later covered with a thrifted fabric. I saw the bolt of fabric and left the store without it. Later that evening I regretted not buying the fabric. I gave my mom a call and she went back to the store for me. I think the entire bolt was $5.

The ladder is all that is left of a bunk bed Bob made for the boys. The gray birdhouse was made by Bob's Uncle Wayne. It has a Kansas car tag for a roof.

My mother-in-law made this mosaic ball. She used glass tiles to cover a bowling ball. It is gorgeous.
My $2.50 thrifted side table. It was in sad shape but a coat of apple green spray paint was all it needed.
The purple petunia was a Mother's Day gift from Adam.

This year I used flowers for my hanging baskets. I usually buy ferns. Ferns are much easier to grow. While I like the flowers, I do not like the baskets I used. I'm a lazy gardener and I need something that can handle not being watered every day. I'm going to have to rethink the flowers next year.

Now if the mosquitoes would just go away... I might be able to sit outside and enjoy the porch :)


co_heir said...

We have a screened back porch that constantly calls us to enjoy it. I'd love to have a front porch as well, but I guess I shouldn't be greedy. :) You have a nice collection of things for your porch.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The ladder with the birdhouses is so cute! Love the mosaic ball - I've been meaning to make one for my garden.