Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Has Arrived on the Front Porch

We finally have spring weather here in Idaho.  Time to tweak
the front porch.  Up until now it has been so cold that I  just
kept the porch looking like winter and did not change much
from Christmas as you can see here ...

This was my winter "lodge" look, but now ...

gone are the tartans and the evergreens and it's all light  and sunny.

I found this little creamer and sugar bowl at a thrift shop and filled them
with Johnny Jump Ups.

Brought back the birdcage and added a bunny on top
of the old chippy wash stand.

Happily Joining ~

It's early Monday morning.  Bentley had a very fun 
weekend.  Lot's of running in the garden chasing squirrels.
Naps in the sunshine and Easter dinner at grandma's house.
As I am writing this post, he is curled up in his little bed
sound asleep.  So cute!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Spring on the porch looks very lovely. I love the pop of yellow-like bright sunshine, isn't it? xo Diana

  2. Looks like a charming spot and love the shabby piece plus the jump ups seem to have found a perfect home!

  3. Oh how lovely!!
    We had lovely temps over the weekend but were are back in the deep freeze.
    Looks like April is not looking good.
    No real heat till May.

  4. The spring porch is so inviting. I love the white dresser.

  5. This makes me so happy! I love your Spring look on the porch!

  6. Oh Susan I am so jealous. We had beautiful weather here yesterday and poof ~ gone. A little chilly here today, although the sun is shining. I have not started my front porch yet, but I did remove the cross country skis and my little sled and skates ~ I can hardly wait to do up my front porch. Your porch looks just darling and I love, love, love Johnny Jump ups~!

  7. Dear Susan and Bentley,

    The porch is so sweet looking. Living in North Florida I envy some cool weather. I enjoyed your precious Easter Hello. I sent a prayer to you this morning and I hope it helps.

    The Library Lady


  8. love your Spring on the porch. I will be taking down my Easter Bunnies and putting up a Spring porch. Love to change things around with the seasons.
    Waldo and Lili said to say hi to Bently. Stop by and see Waldo and Lili on my posts.
    Happy Spring

  9. Yay for spring arriving! Your spring porch is very pretty! It is HOT today in ATL and I'm so stuffed up from all this pollen floating around!

  10. Cheery and Oh So Lovely! HERE, we have winds, it's pretty chilly, and even had snow flurries this morning. Sheesh!

  11. Love your spring porch. The white console top is so fun! It's still winter here in Minnesota.

  12. I saw this over on Pinterest and ran over to see it in "person". Love it. I just bought some Johnny Jump Ups this weekend too. They just shout spring to me!

  13. Your porch is looking the place to hang out. You've done a wonderful job getting all ready for spring. I adore Johnny Jumpups, I have since I was a little girl. They are the first flower that I can remember knowing the name of. Mom use to plant them and it was always fun to see where they would pop up in the garden.

  14. Your spring porch is very inviting!

  15. Looks so nice, love your cups full of blooms!

  16. I love the Spring look, Susan. So great to get rid of winter things.

  17. Susan,
    Happy Spring to you..glad it has warmed up in your neck of the woods...

  18. The porch looks lovely. Gorgeous spring colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  19. Hi Susan!
    Charming front porch! I just love those Johnny Jump Ups. Are you anywhere near Kellogg, Idaho? I had ancestors who lived there back in 1930 or so. Happy Tuesday! Gina

  20. Susan, so lovely! Beautiful spring colours :) Love the winter look too... ;)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  21. Spring on the porch looks so pretty! Love the bird cage! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there!

  22. Your front porch is amazing and I love your chest and the basket of flowers. The birdcage is perfect. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  23. I love the spring porch. The flowers gives the perfect amount of happy colour.

  24. Your "Spring" porch is gorgeous,love the johnny jump ups in the creamer and sugar bowl,love everything.

  25. The Christmas porch with the tartans was lovely and so is the new spring look on your porch. I love the white dresser and the birdcage looks divine! I think the little spring sign is a great touch! Just lovely. Happy Spring.

    The French Hutch

  26. Very pretty spring time porch! Lovely!

    Looks like Spring is finally here in NW Illinois now too- thank Heavens!

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching :)

    Visiting from WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern 'linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

  27. Wonderful to be able to bring some spring out to your porch. Loving the chippy washstand with your pretty dainty flowers on top.
    Mary Alice

  28. Hi Susan and Bentley. Your porch looks so inviting. I have an old washstand that I could paint. Never thought about putting it on the porch. Great idea..

  29. You have a lovely porch and I just love how you've decorated it for the different seasons.

  30. Love your spring porch vignette Susan! Your violas in the creamer & sugar are such a sweet touch!


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