Monday, April 25, 2011

Easy Breezy Blue Porch

Hey Yall!  I thought I'd show a bit of what I've been up to while I've been taking a break from blogging.  I've been freshening up my screen porch.

  I showed you earlier last month my older iron table and chairs that I spray painted blue and mentioned that was the direction I wanted to head with my porch this year. 

Well, I think I'm off to a good start, let's take a look and see what you think!

I'll start with the baker's rack. 

I added this great box that my FIL had in his attic.

As you can see, it's not old just fantastic!  I can understand why he wanted to keep it.

On this shelf I used a few elements that all seem very relaxing to me.

The glow of warm lantern, my "Relax" sign and....

....Lavender, and a sweet little birdie.

On the next shelf, a few Herbs, finally, Yayah!  I have been wanting to grow my own Herbs for some time but have never done so, ever, can you believe that?   I cannot wait to try them out!

This is actually Lime Thyme.  It's smells so good too!

And so does this Basil!  OMG!  It's Greek Basil.

And on the very top shelf, a little more blue, birds, and Herbs.  Hey that rhymes!  LOL!

This oregano is also Greek.  I chose my Herbs by the way they smelled.  That way I think I will also enjoy the taste of them too.  I bought the French Lavender when I bought my Herbs, they all came from a garden center.  The little Herb markers I got from Michael's $1.00 isle last year.  They even came with the pen to write, how cute!

Pretty basket I found recently at a thrift store.  It may be getting sprayed white soon.

I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby and just love how it matches perfectly!  I made a runner for the table and some throw pillows for the chairs.  I think it really just brings the whole look together!

I have really been enjoying using my porch this past week.  I am so excited that the weather is finally getting better and we are moving on from the pollen season too.  Creating a cozy and relaxing porch has also got me thinking about our vacation this year.  I've been working on planning that as well and am getting really excited for summer time! 

I just love this time of year, don't you?
Hope you all had a very blessed and happy Easter!



  1. I love your porch!
    I have been very drawn to that blue this year too. It's funny, because I have never been a blue person.

    Love the pots with the herbs, and actually, I like the basket brown. It goes with the chairs and just looks earthy. White would be crisp and pretty too, though.

    Great progress, Mary! And you will love what the fresh herbs to do your food. Yum.

  2. Mary I love your porch. I need to redo mine but have so many other things I need to do also. I love your bakers rack and how you decorated it. I love that shade of blue...yes so relaxing.

  3. It look so good!!! I love the color blue of the table!

  4. I have a table almost the same as yours, it was white and now it's black but have been thinking on painting it a new all your blues and the tablerunner!

  5. That is looking fabulous! I love how you have all the herbs on your bakers rack like that! Just perfect! I wouldn't mind hanging out there!

  6. Looking good girl! I love your porch, it looks so cozy! Great place to unwind after a long day. Hope you are enjoying your break!

  7. Your porch looks so pretty!

  8. Oh darlin', everything looks wonderful. Now you go on inside, make a pitcher of ice tea and I'll bring over something sweet for us to have as we sit and chat for a spell.

    Looks like you had a very productive break, nice to see you back!


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