Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Front Porch Spring Decorations

I saw this cute spring basket at Under the Table and Dreaming and I have to say I was inspired.

Until recently this is how my front door looked:

Great for winter, but time to springify it don't you think?

When I saw that lovely white basket, I remembered that I had a flat-backed basket hanging around doing nothing much, so I put it to work. 

I removed the apple decoraton, added some pussy willow branches, trimmed it with some brown polk-a-dot ribbon, and hung it on my front door.

Last fall we bought an antique copper tub that I keep on the front porch.  I have been slowly adding willow and birch branches to it as I find them.   On a recent walk I found a lovely long birch branch and brought it home - much to everyone in the family's gufaws.  Okay it was really big, and it did barely fit in the car.   The things we do for the sake of home beautification.  I trimmed the length of the branch a bit and added it to the old copper tub.  Luckily for me, a bird's nest fell out of a tree in a recent wind storm, so I wired that into the notch in the branches.

It looks more like spring now, dontcha think?

Linked to:
Spring Fling Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Spring Fling Party at the Blessed Nest
The Inspired Week at The Inspired Room


  1. I love birch! Your porch looks great (and very similar in style to mine.) My sister has a similar pot, minus the lid, that her MIL used to use for canning. It was full of old Mason jars, mostly aqua, when we cleaned their home for sale, and we foolishly only kept a few of the jars.

  2. yes! you are now set for spring - indeed! nice touch with the basket & branches. i also love the color of your door. it is the perfect shade of blue. you have so many choices for decor that will contrast nicely up against it.

    thank you so much for linking & coming to the spring fling party.
    it was a pleasure having you.!


  3. Nice touch! I think it looks great it would be to be a guest, and be greeted by these lovely touches - perfect Spring inspiration :)

    p.s love the bird nest!

  4. A few little changes and Spring has arrived. I've looked everywhere for one of those little hanging baskets! Love it.

  5. I love the look! Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

    This is my first visit to your sweet blog via Blessed Nest but I will be returning.


  6. Grace I adore your front porch - Simply stunning. I love the look of the pussywillows {they are one of my favorites} The copper tub is AMAZING! I LOVE it! and the little nest too! You've done a fabulous job...gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for the adding the link - I greatly appreciate it! Happy Spring!

  7. Hi I have enjoyed reading your blog, my daughter has just moved to Ontario and your blog has given me a glimpse of what she is experiencing at this time...I am enjoying your Spring as we are in Autumn here.

  8. Looks very springy now Grace! Love your painted front door, did you do it yourself? I want to paint mine soon too! Deb

  9. Grace I love your front porch and spring look.

  10. I love it!! Go spring!!!! I also love birch. Your arrangement is gorgeous!