Come See My Summer Porch 2013
Let’s take a tour of my Summer Porch 2013.
First, I whipped up two pillow covers with some outdoor fabric. I fell in love with this design and was my inspiration for me to style my porch in all natural tones: chocolate brown, white and moss green. It was a bit spendy, but to keep cost down, I only bought one yard, and used my 40% off coupon. I used some chocolate brown broadcloth I already had on hand for the back envelope closure:
Looking to the right side of the porch:
Some flowers I picked up at the grocery for $5. Couldn’t pass that up! The impatients looked a little small for the larger planter, so I supplemented them with hydrangeas. And English ivy I already had in this planter, to get this look:
Next, my daughter and I created this wreath. I already had the grapevine and the “W” on hand. I did purchase the green florals for this wreath to go with the color scheme.
A closeup of some of the floral elements:
We basically started with the two large flowers, and worked our way out on either side creating symmetry, which is pleasing to the eye, at least to mine, it gives me a sense of “order”. I used florals, greens, vines, berries and curly willow. to create this look.
Next, I created a new arrangement in the wire basket for between the rockers. It also holds the lamp I keep on the porch that gives off warm, welcoming lighting on the porch:
I tucked this lovely cross I found at our local car wash. Believe it or not, the carwashes in town have a great gift shop inside. Multi-tasking as I often do, I shopped and found this distressed cross with the metal flower on it, all while they were detailing my car!
In front of our home we have several Texas Live Oak trees. Two of them are in a large planter where we have flowers planted in them. In addition, I like to put a “little somthin’ ” inside of the planter for interest. This year I put our garden flag and some flowers I picked up at the grocery in a pot to add a touch of color.
I change the flags out each season, or holiday, but of them all, this is my favorite. It has a scripture that reads “In everything give thanks”. Not easy to do, but it is a lesson God has taught me over the last three years. There are blessings we are given in spite of circumstances, or even through our circumstances. I found if I looked for those each day, I am so truly grateful.
To see my porch in other seasons, take a look at these posts:
Here is my front porch dressed for Autumn.
Here it is Summer 2012.