Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring On My Porch and Patio

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


  1. Olá !!!! Sua casa é um encanto !!!!!

  2. Susan, you certainly do have a lovely patio with the pinks and yellows and outdoor accessories. Good luck fighting the mosquitos. Our yard gets sprayed too and it has saved my sanity in the summer. I hope you get to enjoy many spring days on your beautiful porch.

  3. It's gorgeous. I hope you soak up every moment before the heat gets here. I love the hobnail glasses. Precious. Thanks for being a part of our tour. What a beautiful stop.

  4. I'd love to have a potting sink! Love all your flowers and fresh looking porch for spring!

  5. Everything is beautiful at your house, Susan. :)

    Even though I'm at the opposite end of Texas as you, I'm so thankful that we live where we don't have severe winters.

  6. Susan, I wanna come live with you! How absolutely lovely!

  7. Everything looks wonderful.

    I like the idea of a house in a u with the rooms all facing the patio.

  8. Susan, aren't we lucky to live in TX? Spring here is a fabulous time to enjoy the outdoors. We sit on our screened in porch enjoying the gentle breeze while looking out to all the fresh green of the trees and shrubs. I'm busy in the garden most days. I still have much to do, but it's getting there. I just noticed that a few larkspur have come up. Not much of a patch this year, but the bluebonnets have made up for that with their showy presence this year. I never know what might start blooming in the spring. '-)
    It's been fun to be on this tour with you. Happy Spring!

  9. We love all kind of bird houses
    Lily & Edward

  10. Lovely! All the soft greens are so pretty. So nice to have a potting sink. I would love that.

  11. Those wicker rocking chairs are perfect in your beautiful garden. What a beautiful place to enjoy the lovely weather!

  12. Susan, You just make the prettiest blog posts. I always LOVE coming here because I know I am going to see something pretty. Your porch is wonderful and how great to have a potting sink out there! WOW! Even nice for just coming in from working outside and being able to wash up before you head on inside.

    Your spring colors are just gorgeous. Have a great weekend- xo Diana

  13. Susan, your porch is beautiful! Such a cozy spot to hang out, eat, and enjoy spring. I love it!

  14. Oh I just adore all of yor wonderful bird houses! Another favorite is your herb signs! You are truly blessed with a beautiful space to enjoy this spring!

  15. Gorgeous post Susan! I loved seeing all your beautiful your pretty spring styling!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  16. What a truly enchanting space Susan! I adore your color palette. It looks like such a wonderful place to relax.

  17. Susan, I will forever love your outdoor space! It's just so very pretty and inviting! Thank you for sharing your Spring with us! Have a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. Susan,
    Your porch is perfect for spring. Having a potting sink is great. Right now we do a lot of repotting in my kitchen sink which is not an ideal situation. I'm thinking we need an outdoor sink on the deck. Thanks for the inspiration for one more project. :)



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