So far, Spring has been just lovely here! I worked on freshening up our porch/side entry a couple weeks ago, but had to wait for the local garden center to have the impatiens I needed to share pictures. They finally got them in today, so we headed over and grabbed some to fill our pots. Here is a look at the porch...
Ok, let's check out the details. This ladder came from the Lucketts fair a couple years back. I attached screw in hooks to the rungs so I could hang my sap bucket planters, which hung on the fence at our last house. I filled them with impatiens since this side of the porch doesn't stays in the shade.
Here is a closer look....
This butterfly also came from Lucketts a couple years back.
I found this wooden bucket at a thrift shop a couple weeks ago for $2.50 and painted it and added some columbines to it. The vintage egg basket I have had for a while. Right now it holds our tomato plant which is waiting to be planted, but it will hold more impatiens soon.
To the right of the door, I put the barnwood bench that used to be in our dining room. I added a feedsack pillow and a vintage bedspread pillow, both which I made. And then the latest addition was a sweet ruffled pillow that came to me from Linda from It All Started with Paint.
Linda and a bunch of bloggers started a "Pass it on" chain, and Linda had asked me if I would participate. Well, of course!!! I had to choose two bloggers to pass on gifts to, and ask that they keep the chain going. I chose....
Now, if you know these girls, you know that they have something in common.... baby bellies!!!! That's right! They are expecting! So when I worked on making Kelly's shower gift, I also made these girls mod podged vintage book page frames!
Here they are!
How cute is that turtle on his back? He makes me smile!
Also, the winner of the bottle opener giveaway is....
Lisa from Shine Your Light!