I have been feeling under the weather lately so I haven't been blogging for a week or so....I hope you all are having a wonderful spring. Everything seems to be in bloom in Illinois. The weather is extremely sunny and bright. I guess it spurred me on to decorate the porch! I put two of my chairs on the porch a few weeks ago and that's how I left it.
I guess I really wasn't sure what to do with it. I never had a big front porch. I had planned on taking my metal unbrella and put flowers in it for the front door but that was it. So off to Hobby Lobby I went and bought some flowers and made a bow. Being extremely happy I set out to adorn my front door. Command hook in hand, I attached it according to directions and put my lovely bouquet on the door. So I thought!
I could not close the door! The glass door and front door were too close! DRATS!
So I took off the hook( thank God I used a Command hook) and attached it to the glass door.....
Looks pretty nice, huh????
I bought some hydrangas. Then decided to add my angel I bought years ago at "The Christmas Tree Shop" in Schenectady, NY. The flowers are sitting on a rooster stool my Aunt Elaine gave me for Christmas when I was 17 or 18. Our first visit to Arizonia for Christmas. I forgot to take a picture some before pics of it.
I'm not sure if I like the way it looks, but I will leave it for a week and see what I think. Do you do that?? Put something in place and leave it until you decide if you like it or not. I do that way too much! lol
This is a view of the whole door.
Next, I brought out birdhouses, angels, candles and lanterns for the new tables on the porch. I bought the tables this past weekend on sale at Hobby Lobby.
In the middle of all this I had to sit down and have a cup of tea. I got really tired.... I am hooked on Vanilla Chai tea!
It has a sweet story...
"Deep in the Swedish forests in the shadows of dark firs, where no other flowers grow, you can find this bashful plant. Many poets have sung the simple beauty of this little flower with its sweet almond scent that you can sense far and wide during the white Swedish summer nights. To honor "The King of Flowers", Carl Von Linne (1707-1778), the herb was given its name Linnea".
Let's move on to the other side of the porch......
The birdhouses and lantern I bought at the Christmas Tree Store a long time ago. The Birdbath is a Goodwill purchase and sprayed white.
The picture above does not show the true color of this Japanese Maple. It is brillant!
I am joining:
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Share Your Creations Thursdays at Kristin's Creations
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdayhttp://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/03/how-to-make-hanging-starfish.html#more