Monday, March 11, 2013

Cheerful Spring Porch

Hello everyone,
I spent some time on the weekend giving our little porch/entry a cheery spring look.The garden bench that was here is going back to the garden so the vintage wicker chair got a fresh coat of paint and moved into the corner of the porch.




                                     This old hall stand was my parents originally, and I painted it a creamy white.In the winter it held skates and winter hats but for spring out came the summer hats and the
tulip bouquets.














Parrot Tulips

                             The other side of the room.
                                 If any of you remember the grey cabinet and mirror that were here before-don't worry I still have them but they have been re purposed and I will show you later.


If you would like to see another look for this little porch you can check it out here.

Sit and have a cup of tea and enjoy the sunshine.
And a peek through a couple of beautiful garden magazines that I am happy to say some photos I took of our garden are featured in- Flea Market gardens and Real Gardens!!! Thank you, Diane Speros and Phyllis Goldstein!

Do you recognise our garden? I remember when we were building that terrace/gazebo one cold spring several years ago. We never dreamt it would be featured in magazines one day!


         This was one of my favorite summer tablescapes so I am happy to see it published in Flea Market Style gardens.If you would like to see more of it click here and also the magazine is available in  stores now. Looking forward to those garden tea parties again!

             It actually feels like spring here and the snow is melting a little each day so pretty soon it will be spring through the house but also in the garden. I am so looking forward to it!!!

I am joining Cozy Little House for Tweek it Tuesday and Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn

26 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dear Carolyn,

Oh how exciting you are yet again featured in magazines - you both soooo deserve the recognition for your loveliness and VERY hard work.

I am so excited for spring to come seeing your newest changes and your gorgeous tulips.

I am still in St. Pat's mode, then on to Easter/spring. Shocking how fast time is flying, isn't it?

I love your parents hall tree so much, what a great way to do seasonal looks, yet tug at your heart strings too while you think of them.

Love it.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have such a gift Carolyn!
I so enjoyed your beautiful and charming porch.
Can't get any better!
Congrats on the magazine features too.
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful hall tree, Carolyn! So functional, too. Love your front entry/porch. It looks like a nice space for entering your home and you've decorated it beautifully for Spring.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Everything looks so lovely. What a beautiful way to welcome Spring.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The parrot tulips are so pretty. I am so ready for spring..I wish the weather knew that. I always love seeing your gardens

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I picked up Flea Market Gardens but not Real Gardens. I didn't realize you were in that one, too. I'll have to go to the bookstore now and get me a copy of that one, too! Love those parrots and I have the same bunny (bought it new at HomeSense this season), aqua floral teacup and very similar birdhouse! Midge spotted them all! Lol I wish I could say that I have a similar garden!!! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS job, m'dear. Congrats!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Bernideen said...

Congrats on being featured - I can't think of any more beautiful garden than yours!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your little sun porch in any season but the spring decor is just so pretty. Lovely tulips and white furnishings. Your antique hall tree is a beautiful piece. Congrats on being published again! Blessings, Pamela

Blondie's Journal said...

How nice that you were featured in the magazine...I can certainly see why. You will inspire a lot of readers. I have to pick it up!

Your porch is lovely and so ready for spring. I really like your old hall stand, the hats are such a sweet addition. The whole space makes me feel like spring is just around the corner. Let's keep our fingers crossed! :)

XO,
Jane

Stephanie Ruby Feldman said...

Your posts make me smile and give me something to aspire to... thank you.

Maria Luisa said...

So beautiful. I love cuscion with flouers and alfabet. ciao

craftyles said...

The wicker and flower are so inviting and springlike. Congrats on being featured. Your gardens are amazing!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your home looks wonderful with the touches of Spring in it. I do love tulips and the hall tree looks charming adorned with them and the hats! Congratulations on your feature too!
I haven't started my Spring decorating at all as I have been laid up since January. One of these days hopefully I will be able to get to it. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

June said...

Your porch is so pretty Carolyn! I love all the lovely springy touches.
hugs...

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! I'm so excited for you getting your lovely garden in the magazine! Your little porch is just so pretty and I love the hall tree that belonged to your parents! And of course the tulips, the most beautiful blooms ever!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Congratulations on being in the magazines. Not surprised a bit as you have the loveliest of gardens. Bravo; well done.
I think your parent's hall tree is gorgeous. How fortunate you are to have it and decorate it for the seasons.
Ruthie

Alessandra said...

Yor home is fantastic and romantic in every detail. Congratulations on being in the magazines..you deserve it!
Kisses
Alessandra

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Love your blog, ola fi from Poland

Susan said...

Love the fresh, springy look of your entryway now, Carolyn. Great job! Spring is trying to come here, too. Snow is mostly melted but today ? Rain! I keep sniffing the air for spring and can detect it. Susan

Paulina L said...

I lovę your home!!!
Thanks

Mari said...

Oh my congrats on your feature...
Your home looks gorgeous, and your pic's are stunning ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Tea in Texas said...

Beautiful spring porch! Love the transformation with the wicker chair. The parrot tulips just say spring with an elegant touch. This is a perfect spot for tea and a good book or magazine to read! Pam

Lavender Cottage said...

I love seeing the changes you make in your home Carolyn, they aways look so nice.
Congrats on being featured in more magazines; I'm waiting to see you in Victoria.
Judith

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Melanie said...

What a gorgeous porch! So feminine and inviting.

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

I'm a month late commenting here. I've only recently started "following".
This is perfect inspiration for me, as I've purchased some wicker for my back porch at an estate sale.
Love your blog!