Sunday, May 9, 2010
Prettifying The Porch
I got up real early Sunday morning, all ready to go to the flea market, but it was only 34 degrees, so I didn't go. That's three weeks in a row now that my flea plans have been foiled by the weather! Oh well, I still had lots of fun on Mother's Day. I played outside all day! I figured it was time to start prettifying the porches. First I started by dragging this birdcage out of the shed.
I planted a vinca vine and some pink impatiens in there, and all of the little fairies are standing guard to keep the squirrels out!
I put a tablecloth on the patio table, along with the umbrella. I also planted up a bunch of those baskets that you see in the background.
And planted lobelia in a tortilla warmer! A friend of a friend made this planter using one of those plastic tortilla warmers you can buy at the dollar store. She just cut a hole in the part that sticks up, and the umbrella pole slides right through it!
I also slapped together some little pillows for the bench. I'm hoping the squirrels won't rip these apart like they did the ones I made last year.
Another basket that I made, using one of my favorite flowers, Torenia.
The watering cans are back out on the bench that Mr. Old Glory made.
Lotsa pansies in the little windowbox, and a ladybug watering can on the shelf by the back door. Ok, so all of that was on the back porch. I'm not done yet, but soon I need to set my sights on the front porch too.
One last thing. I had to show all of the pansies on my $5 plantstand! I love this thing, even though certain members of my family call it "the bleachers"!