Welcome to a tour of my spring porch and entryway! My house was built circa 1875 in a small farming town that is growing into a popular Chicago suburb. The town has more than doubled its size since we moved here. Today I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Tour that features other bloggers showcasing part of their homes decked out for the season. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie and April at House by Hoff for organizing this week’s events. Links to all bloggers is at the end of this post. A special welcome to those of you visiting from House 214 Design! (This post contains affiliate links.)
But first, here’s my old farmhouse porch and entryway decorated for the spring season!
The photo below was taken as the sun was rising early in the morning. This is my favorite morning spot to enjoy a cup of coffee during spring, summer, and fall. The end of our street turns into a gravel path that winds its way up through the nearby forest preserve, so a few passers-by are seen while sitting on the swing. Sometimes neighbors stop and we talk about gardening.
It’s so peaceful out here on the porch. I added some new blue, spring pillows in a paisley pattern to the porch swing and found a pair of over-sized mugs perfect for my morning cup o’ joe!
Hubby bought me some yummy Cadberry chocolate eggs! In the background on my spring porch is my three-gallon crock filled with silk hydrangeas. Once my own hydrangea bush is flowering, I’ll be able to use fresh blooms.
The front door wears a white flowery wreath and basket of white flowers. I plan to change the door handle this year. Any suggestions?
A couple years ago we gave our old farmhouse a new color scheme. The siding is Butter Up, the dark blue is Downpour, and the turquoise is Rivulet. The white trim is Snow; all by Sherwin Williams. I opted for blue pillows on the spring porch to match the darker trim.
Inside, more white flowers greet you in the entryway.
I love the double windows just inside our front door. This is the perfect place for plants needing direct sunlight. Outside this window is the empty lot we own, which holds our vegetable and flower garden. I love seeing the plants from this window once summer comes.
Paper whites are ready to bloom! I shared how to create a moss ball planter for the store-bought fern. These moss balls are known as kokedama and are super easy to make (just a little messy, though).
Butterflies in jars join the spring line-up in front of the window.
Pussy willows are a sure sign of spring so I placed a few stems in my old, white bean crock.
One of my favorite flea market finds from last year is my cow oil painting from Julie Norkus. I call her Bessie (the cow, not Julie). She likes to greet people walking in the front door.
White silk ranunculus were on sale for half-price at Hobby Lobby. I stock up on florals whenever they have their sale.
From the other angle, it looks like Bessie is smelling the flowers!
Next Wednesday I’ll share the rest of my spring home tour, which includes my “new” sitting room.
Next on the tour is Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog. And be sure to enjoy more spring gorgeousness presented by my fellow bloggers below.