It's time to dress up the front porch for summer. Here in southern Ontario, we are still dealing with wildly fluctuating temperatures and frost through the night but I simply can't wait any longer!
My sister was doing some refurnishing and asked if I wanted her vintage wicker furniture. Do I? Oh, yeah. You have to understand, Lynn and I have passed household items back and forth so many times that we honestly can't remember who they originally belonged to!
Let's start building a setting around the old door from my parent's general store, that I salvaged from the dumpster. Eat you heart out all you rusted hardware and chippy paint lovers! ~
Love this 7 Up couple telling me to pull! ~
The other side of the door says to ... wait for it ... push! ~
Up go the sheer curtains. They cut the glare from the afternoon sun on the west side of the porch. ~
From the shade of the porch I can see everything outside and no one can see me. Total privacy! ~
There's a wicker plant stand that comes with this set and a full size couch if I can figure out some way to squeeze it in there. My poor fern, that barely survived the winter in the house, is getting a second chance at life and my shamrock looks forward to it's move out to the porch every summer. A bit of colour with some silk flowers and driftwood fill out the planter. ~
The vintage basket came from my Auntie Kay and always held dollies that my girls played with when they visited her. The crock and folding camp chair are auction finds. A $3.99 thrift store mirror hangs happily above the plant stand. I gave this mirror a paint treatment to give it an aged look last year. To see how it's done click here.
The farm egg sign I painted last year has moved back outside and sits on an old, wooden cheese box my neighbour gave me when he moved away. ~
The best part of setting the porch up for summer was having help from a cherished friend. We've been through a lot together over the last decade and nothing is dearer than a friend who has seen you at your best and worst and stays true blue! ~
So here we will sit, sip lemonade or wine and watch the world go by! ~
Come on summer, I'm ready for you!
I'm sharing this with: Budget Decorating Party, Tweak It Tuesday, A Favorite Thing, Flaunt It Friday