Sunday, April 11, 2010

Porch for Spring

So I'm thinking that my fender bender last week was my "bad thing" for awhile, ya know? Oh my friends, be careful what you think, because God always thinks better! Tuesday I go into the dentist for phase I of a major overhaul on my mouth. It turns out that what was going to be a root canal ends up being a visit to the oral surgeon (next door) and two teeth extracted. Five hours -five stitches -and many bottles of pills (and a $495 bill) later I leave the oral surgeon's office in a daze. Well, five days later I can say that I am feeling much better and ready to move forward no matter what this day has planned :)
On to my porch changes for spring. Below I added a few touches of blue and purple to the small table by where we sit.

I think the lavender wreath will sparkle when I light the candle in the evenings.

Here I went on and added a few summer accents since I was not planning on changing this table up between Spring and Summer.

Madison is helping me out of the porch today.

I love this watermelon arrangement in the basket. See the cute little strawberries.

This petunia arrangement has a special secret I'll share with you on Thursday.

I like the combination of red, white and blue for the porch.

I placed pansies in the planters along the porch rail for Spring.

These guys really look better than they photographed. They are fakers, but the real thing won't grow up here because they do not get enough sunshine.
Here's a peek of my table scape for Thursday. I am in the process of putting together what linens and dishes to use with this cake plate.
I am joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and Barb at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday this week. Please visit their sites for more great posts.


  1. Well, I'm glad you survived your ordeal at the dentist. That's never a fun thing to do. Your porch looks really cute with all the pretty flowers and colors.


  2. What a beautiful porch...luv all your pretty plants! Hope you have a wonderful week:)


    I'm having a GIVEAWAY...come by and check it out!

  3. You've done a nice job getting your porch ready for Spring! Stopping by from BNOTP.

  4. Of course, I have my eye on Miss Madison helping you! And love those pansies!

  5. Hi Jennifer...

    Ohhh sorry to hear that you've had teeth problems, my friend but happy to hear that you are recovering! I love what you've done on your pretty porch!!! I especially like that beautiful lavender wreath that you placed around the hurricane candle...ohhh, and those sweet little birds are like "icing on the cake" for that vignette! All of your floral arrangements are so pretty...definitely lending to that perfect Spring look! Thank you for sharing your lovely porch with us!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Peter Cottontail vignette and leaving such a sweet note! Thank you!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  6. The little birdies and the wreath around the candle hurricane look so inviting. Still room for a cool drink or morning coffee. Love all of your flowers and the red and blue is so pretty on any porch. Hard to believe those pansies aren't real. They look wonderful. Thanks so much for joining the party, I am thrilled to find your blog. Hugs, Marty

  7. Petunias are one of my favorites. They look gorgeous in that blue and white pot. I'll have to remember that idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. You have added some very nice flower arrangements to your porch and your westie is too cute.

  9. I am lovin' your blue and white bowl with the red petunias!! Madison is quite a cutie pie. :)
    Your porch looks fantastic. Have a wonderful Tuesday and a much better week~God Bless you.

  10. I really love all you're doing on your porch. But I have to say, little Madison has stolen the show! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Your flowers are lovely! Your porch looks inviting. I love the cake stand in your tablescape. Can't wait to see it.

  12. Love the red flowers in the blue and white container---wonderful combination!

  13. What a nice porch. Love all your flowers. Madison is just too cute for words though!

  14. Your flowers are all pretty! I was just outside sweeping my porch and looked at my little table I have there. It's looking pretty sad. I need to shop for flowers to adorn it. :) Thank you for sharing with us!

  15. Hello there sweet lady,

    My, this is just so uplifting and cheerful!~ I especially love the pansies!

    So sorry to hear of your recent 'spate' of troubles, yet glad that you are beginning to feel somewhat better; better days ahead!

    Cleaning up and sprucing up the porch is always such a Spring tonic!

    As a fellow particpant, I'm so enjoying visiting the other delightful participants with Marty's, 'Tabletop Tuesday'!~ Please do accept my warm personal invitation to also pop by and enjoy 'a cup of tea and a cookie' my dear!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plume Pen

  16. Can you find anything more wonderful to decorate with than flowers...I don't think so! Just lovely!