Sunday, April 11, 2010

Porches



Warm weather is here!

It is time to dust the pollen off my porch and get to work.

I have been "saving" some fabric and am finally using it.......






Isn't it a fun fabric?!! (I made these pillows, today.)


My porch is a far-cry from where it was a week ago -covered in pollen and dust ....






I also ran to Lowe's and bought a couple of boston ferns - they are a bit 'smallish', right now, but they will be beautiful before long (with lots of watering and some Epson salts).



Country Living has featured some GREAT porches (all of which appear to be free of pollen and dust) ......
















Thanks, Country Living! These photos are quite the inspiration.


This post is linked to Metamorphosis Monday, Just Something I Whipped Up, Making the World Cuter, and Make It For Monday.



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21 comments:

Yoga Gal said...

So tell me about the epson salt trick? I bought some Boston ferns at Lowes this week too!

Allison Shops said...

What pretty porches. (I am sick of the pollen too!)

Sjn said...

love your fabric, my fave colors!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh girlie you found the prettiest porches. I loved them all...but the red bench with the rooster pillows...my fav!! Your porch is pretty darn cute too I might add. Pollen and all:)

The Pennington Point said...

Oh boy I love porches! I'm going to study on these. I have a porch that is in desperate need of color and style. I was just shopping for fabric for some pillows for the porch. Great pictures. I love the one of the words "pollen" in the dust. Very funny. Lisa~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your pillows are soooo CUTE...luv that fabric! My screen porch is covered in that yellow stuff...I sure hate it. Hope you have a FUN week:)

Blessings,
Linda

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Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Use 1 TBS of Epson salts in a gallon of water and use that to water the ferns about once a week. Water with regular water the rest of the week. -Trish

Julie said...

Thanks for the porch inspiration! I needed that!

Olde Common Scents said...

Love your pillows!!! Thanks for sharing ;)Alyssa

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for the inspiring porch photos! They are lovely, starting with yours!!

Mary said...

Your porch looks great, and I loved seeing all the other photos. I just got my Country Living for May in the mail today and saw the porch with the red glider. :)

I swept this morning, and an hour later all was covered again with pollen. My back screened in porch has been left in layers of yellow pollen, I will hose the whole darn thing off when it's over!!! Too much work to do it daily!!!

Thanks for the inspiration, I'm gonna run and get some plants!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so jealous! I don't have a porch. I do have a gazebo and I like to decorate that, but that's in the backyard.

Terry said...

Even our cat is yellow green.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love porches. Those pics are so beautiful. I have a porch but I wish it were bigger. Can't have a big enough porch, can you? Your pillows look cute, they really "spring" it up.
Brooke

Southern Fried Gal said...

That is very fun fabric! I hear you on the pollen thing - I finally decided to just decorate to match - ha. Have a blessed week!

Ginger said...

Ah..pollen. It's that time of year. I am trying to sweep it and the dead ladybugs and springify my porch this week.

Yoga Gal said...

Thank you! I will pick up some epson salt tomorrow.

Ugh, the pollen, I am not even fooling with washing my car because it will just be yellow again the next day.

janet said...

I want everyone of those porches!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Wow, that is a lot of pollen. I love your fabric and your porch looks great. Thanks for the tips about the Epsom and ferns. I didn't know that.

frances said...

Thanks for the tip about the boston ferns I have them every year and I will try this tip ps you blog is wonderful.frances

Hartwood Roses said...

We're approaching the end of pollen season here in Virginia, so maybe I can hose off the porch and the pavillion over the weekend. What a lovely collection of porches you have! Love the red glider.
Connie

 
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