As I shared last time, I had added a ladder with sap buckets by the side door, and brought out a bench where we can take off our shoes. Well, I found a crate that fit perfectly under the bench at a barn sale last week, so that is now under the bench to store shoes. And yes, those are my dumbbells. I like to work out on the porch when the weather allows it. And clearly I did not style this photo for you.
When my mother-in-law was here she pulled out a yellow bench I had in the garage to use as a table. I loved that idea! And it helps to hide the pipes that come up where our oil gets filled. At the same barn sale I found the crate, I also found a pair of vintage shellback chairs for $25. The blue adds a nice pop.
On top of the yellow bench I added some pots I had on hand and potted some impatiens- as you can see I still have more impatiens left! I told Chris to get one flat of coral and red. I meant mixed. He came home with one flat of each. Oh well. Anyone need any impatiens?
The kids painted these pots a couple years ago. I think I painted the blue and green one.
Of course, as you saw on Sunday, I also added the chair planter to the front door...
Also on the front of the porch, I have the yellow bistro set I bought last year to help sell my old house. We potted a geranium and I added one of my clay toadstools to it. The kids like to sit here and eat their lunch, dinner, or ice cream. :)
And finally, here is a view of the entire porch...
I have purchased a door color, so some changes will be coming soon! And we have some fabulous things in the garden in front of the porch about to bloom. I can't wait ti share! It's been fun to see what pops up since this s our first Spring here.