Front Porch 2012

5.06.2012

I finally did a little fluffing on our front stoop porch. I am such a copy cat and stole borrowed the idea of using an old wicker chair from The Head Mistress, but didn't actually plant plants on the chair.





This wicker chair use to be in the sun room until one of the back legs broke off. So now it can be a plant stand. I dug the moss up from our yard .The moss is trying to take over in part of the back yard close to the wood line so I have plenty and it is very easy to dig up.

I still have my little concrete dog that I bought two years ago and spray painted black.

If you look at the wicker chair you can see the back leg is missing. Three legs work fine for this.

All the flowers were planted last weekend and I hope soon they spill over the sides.



This pot is chipping since it was left out over the winter.

This is the old fern that was in the sun room. I stuck it in this old chippy urn. I think it will do well out here. It is full of new growth.



I can finally show y'all the number sign I won many months ago from a giveaway by Ramsign at the blog Random Thoughts from an Incoherent Mind. I had tried many times to win one of these and finally did.


That is all the fluffing for now. We have been doing lots of yard work each weekend including putting in
a garden in the back yard. I will share some pics soon.

Joining the following:
Funky Junk Interiors for SNS  porches
Simply Klassic Home for Simply Klassic Sunday
It's Overflowing with creativity
Southern Hospitality Porch Party 6-13-12

56 comments:

  1. The porch looks lovely, and of course the pooch is darling. Can't wait to see the back yard!

    ciao

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  2. I love it all - and may copy that chair planter.
    I won a sign too and am waiting for a big rock to be delivered to the end of the drive so that I can put the number on it - hopefully, before the wedding.

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  3. Oh what a beautiful porch! I love the chair as a planter idea, with the moss detail... and the metal urn with the fern is looking absolutely gorgeous... love that!Have a lovely weekend!Hugs,Poppy

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  4. In our new house we will have a "stop" instead of a porch too. I REALLY wanted a porch but......... oh well. Love the chair as planter and adore that chippy urn! XO, Pinky

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  5. Kim, Your front entry/porch looks so pretty as well as the flower beds in the front. Love how you used the wicker chair. So inviting!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Love the changes, the numbers are cool and I love the touches on the porch...the dog! the best! and when it came to the moss....I have a big plan for the shop that involves moss and it is so expensive! Do you ship???

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  7. What a beautiful porch!! I love how the planter chair and the metal urn give it balance! The pooch, so lovely!

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  8. Love your gussied up porch! I really love the portico roof and your front room window is really nice. Love what you did with the chair. Hubby and I were in Lowe's today and saw your bathroom in the latest issue of Cottages and Bungalows. It was a nice article congrats!

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  9. Hi Kimmie! Your front porch looks great! Love the chair holding the moss and plants! I think you little cement dog looks like my Chloe Dawn.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Your front porch looks beautiful with the chair planter, the flowers, and the fern. The moss gives it a special touch, and how wonderful that you can just dig it up in your yard! The dog looks like he's keeping guard!

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  11. Looks so pretty and inviting! Love the idea of the moss and the plant in the wicker chair. So pretty.

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  12. I love this and the chipping pot makes it perfectly imperfect.

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  13. The porch looks like you are ready for company! I love what you did with the wicker chair!!!
    I would love to have a big fern on my front porch. Looks like you found the perfect spot! YOu home is beautiful!

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  14. So very welcoming!! Love it! Great repurposing of the wicker chair, too! blessings ~ tanna

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  15. You have a beautiful home! I picked up a child's wicker chair last year. Usually I grab kid-sized chairs here and there to place in different flower beds. I'd rather keep this one on the porch but there isn't really enough room. Maybe I will put it in our bedroom next to the big wicker rocker. I NEED MORE ROOM! Or....less stuff.

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  16. The porch looks great. I love your dog as well, reminds me of Elvis, who resides on my front porch.
    I bet your's is well behaved. Doesn't bark, no fleas, cheap to feed and always on guard.
    It won't take long for those flowers to be overflowing.
    Thanks for sharing, Ginger:)

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  17. cute porch. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. The chair looks great! Update us when the plants start to spill over, please!!
    Nancy

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  19. The wicker and moss is a wonderful pairing. How often do you mist or water the moss?

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  20. I love your doggie...that's the kind of dog I need. I live in a condo, and doggie's are not allowed.
    I too am working on a moss chair, hope it turns out half as nice as yours!
    Lovely entrance.

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  21. That looks lovely, Kim. Love the fern by your front door; I did similar in a black urn. I just bought some flowers this past week. I couldn't wait for my normal Mother's Day "free from frost" time, since its been so hot and humid here.

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  22. Your house is gorgeous and I love the porch decor. Beautiful landscaping also. Hugs, Marty

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  23. Great use of the broken chair! So lucky to have that moss growing for the taking. I pay $45 a box at my flower wholesaler. Yours is thicker and prettier too.

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  24. Your home is simply lovely. Great that you were able to use a broken chair! Creativity at its best!

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  25. I saw that same post about the wicker chair and wanted so much to do that as well. You did a great job. Looks fantastic and I love the dog too.

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  26. I picked up a few plants on Friday to pot for the porch this weekend but the weather man changed his forecast to a bunch of rain. Hoping to find a break today some time so I can cross it off my list.

    ~Bliss~

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  27. Your porch is adorable...love the planted olden wicker. Looks really good. Don't we all love the fact that we get so many great ideas from ea other.....I just LUV that.
    I WANT A RAMSIGN SIGN soooo bad.

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  28. Looking graet Kim! I love the wicker chair on your porch or as you say, stoop. That fern looks fantastic too!

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  29. I love the porch it looks beautiful.


    Cynthia

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  30. You have a beautiful home and your front porch looks very inviting.

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  31. Your wicker chair is going to look so pretty when those plants start cascading! I've finally got moss growing between the bricks on our little patio, but the darn birds keep stealing it for their nests!

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  32. I love your porch Kim. The urn is fabulous.Your so lucky you can dig up some moss.It looks great on the chair.

    Kathy

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  33. the front of your home is so pretty.I've always loved it. We've been busy planting new gardens, too-fun, fun!

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  34. In my humble opinion you definitely have a porch and not a stoop. :o) Love the doggie of course. Don't work to hard today!

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  35. Love the way you got some more life out of that wicker chair!

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  36. Your front exterior is so beautiful! You have such wonderful curb appeal! Love what you've done with you front entrance.

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  37. Your porch looks great...very welcoming.
    And, I love to see the long views in blogs. Great to see the whole picture of the way it looks, walking up to the porch.
    Good work!

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  38. Kim,
    Your front garden is gorgeous.Love your front porch and wicker too.It all looks so inviting.
    Anne

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  39. I love the plant and moss on a chair, good borrowing!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  40. Your fern looks great, love the metal urn!

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  41. Your front entryway looks very nice. I have never seen the moss draped on a chair idea before. That's really unique. I know your house gets a lot of sun so your flowers should bloom quickly! I like your house number sign too. I've seen them on about a bazillion giveaways too, but haven't won. Glad you finally won one!

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  42. I'm so impressed that you dug that moss up from your garden!

    - The Tablescaper

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  43. Kim, it all looks lovely and inviting. You have a beautiful home! Wish I had some of that moss growing here. How handy to have it for pot plants inside the house. I have to buy it in bags. ;-) Love the new sign!

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  44. Fluff away Kim - it looks inviting! Love the 3-legged chair - the moss is perfect sitting on it. Oh and I love your little doggy too.
    Kelly

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  45. What a wonderful looking porch! What a cute idea to use a chair for a planter! Great metal urn too- love it!

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  46. Your front stoop looks great Kim! I love the metal urn with the fern in it.

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  47. Your front porch looks pretty & welcoming! I'm glad to see you found a home for you Ramsign numbers.

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  48. I love that wicker chair...great idea for the moss on the seat...Beautiful front porch...such great curb appeal! And the dog...the absolute cutest!!

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  49. Very pretty! I love all the stonework on your house & porch.

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  50. Your front entry is so pretty, Kim, and I love that chair!

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  51. I'm so wanting to win on those signs...I'm a little green with envy! It's PERFECT! I also have a three legged chair...you're getting my wheels turning! Love your front porch!

    XO, Aimee

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  52. I'm loving that chippy urn with the fern and your scottie is adorable!

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  53. I'm loving that chippy urn with the fern and your scottie is adorable!

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  54. The front of your house is gorgeous! I love the soft colors, the rock work, the landscaping, and especially that beautiful front door! The little black dog and 3 legged white wicker chair are the perfect details to complement it all.

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