Spring comes early here in South Texas and the season is a short one of
beautiful warm days before the heat and humidity comes and lasts for
months and months. It's the time of year that we really enjoy our back
porch and patio. It's also the time when I can play around with decor
that I love.
My back porch is blessed with a potting sink and I make good use
of it all year.
It changes from season to season, but it really comes to life in the
Because our house is shaped in a widened "U", the family room,
breakfast room, guest bedroom and our master bedroom, all look
out at the porch and the patio. The outdoors are a big decorating
feature in all these rooms so I like to keep things looking pretty.
The colors are mainly green with touches of pink and yellow. My
home is very traditional and the wicker furniture on the porch,
the wrought iron furniture on the patio and the brick flooring give
the whole area a sense of old Southern charm.
We have wicker rocking chairs and a porch swing.
A step down takes you to the patio where there is yet more seating
and a table and chairs for outdoor dining.
The huge old live oaks, the everblooming azaleas, and the park like
setting is the perfect spot for dinner on a spring evening. I will warn
you though, you'll need some insect repellant because the mosquitos
are already out in force! Thank goodness the Mosquito Squad comes
to spray today before the weekend.
Thank you Katie for including me on including me on this
fun Hello, Spring Blog Tour. Be sure to visit the other bloggers
for more fun spring decorating ideas.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley