Sunday, May 25, 2008

Postage Stamp Porch

My front porch is a tiny little thing. It's big enough to open the door and that's about it. I have always been disappointed that I did not have a huge wrap around porch that I so long for. So, I am decorating challenged with this tiny postage stamp of a porch. So much so that I have never even attempted to do anything with it at all! This year I decided to do 'something'! I mean, after all, something is better than nothing - right?

I started with an old wooden chair that I found under my mom's shed. I had thought to paint it but I haven't yet. I can't make up my mind on the color. I have a pint of white and a pint of yellow. Right now, it will stay as is until I have time to think about what color. Next, I added a fern. You can't go wrong with a fern, right?

I added this enamel bowl under the chair. I don't know where it came from. I found it while cleaning up the yard. I know the boys dragged it out from somewhere. I like that it's dirty and rusted. I think I need to add something in it - perhaps baseballs since the boys are always playing outside.

I don't know what else I will add. I think I need some color. Perhaps I could add a garland of red and blue stars that can stay up until the 4th.


Monday, May 26th

I decided this morning (Monday) to plant flowers in the pan. We'll see how it does.


  1. I think baseballs would be a great addition to the bowl!
    I love the old chair - how about a bright blue or red for the color?

  2. I like those color choices too! Maybe I just need to buy a pint of each color and change it with each season!

  3. Now I see you filled your pan with flowers - and I love that, too. :o)
    Ooh! Maybe a RAINBOW chair! (just kidding!) :o)

  4. Tammy - don't laugh! I thought about a rainbow chair too! LOL! Who knows what I will end up doing!!

  5. I think that your little porch is looking charming. Between the white or yellow, I would vote on yellow.

  6. Susan,

    I have always wanted a big porch also. Mine isn't even big enough to do what you did on yours!!

    Linda in VA


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