My Springtime Porch and $300 Giveaway

Spring is in the air and I’m lovin’ it!  When it’s nice outside, I love to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. My springtime porch is where I like to relax and unwind when the weather warms up. Today I’m joining some of my blogging buddies for the Outdoor Living blog hop where you’ll find lots of inspiration for enjoying the warmer months ahead. And we’re giving away $300 PayPal Cash to one lucky winner so be sure to enter at the end of this post!

Farmhouse Springtime PorchTrixie says hello and welcomes you to our humble abode! I love sitting out here listening to the birds sing and watching the squirrels playing tag round and round the trees.


Vintage Glider on a Farmhouse PorchThis is my spot! I found this glider at a nearby yard sale many years ago. A couple of boys made it as a gift for their mother. At least, that’s the story I was given when I was looking it over.


Coffee on my springtime porchOn the weekends, hubby and I enjoy our morning coffee out here. It’s such a great way to start the day with some idle chit chat while we discuss our plans for the day.


Treats on a Farmhouse Springtime Porch And sometimes, we enjoy afternoon goodies out here (and yes, these pretty pastries were wonderful!).


Farmhouse Springtime PorchOn the other side of the porch you’ll find our white flea market chairs. I found these on separate trips, and the one on the right was green. I spray painted both of them to match. In between the chairs is a little table that hubby found on the roadside waiting for the trash man to pick it up.


Roadside Rescue Table, painted and stamped for the front porch

It was plain brown and I wasn’t thrilled with hubby’s find. But I kept an open mind and painted it, then applied a script effect using a rubber stamp to the front of the drawers.


Roadside Rescue Table, painted and stamped for the front porchAnd here’s the real reason hubby brought this treasure home. Each drawer is a separate game! When we’re feeling a little lazy, we’ll take out a game instead of heading inside to watch T.V.  Our grandkids like to play with it too.


Kitty sleeping on farmhouse porch gliderWhile I was busy taking pictures, Trixie stole my spot on the glider.

She enjoys our springtime porch too!

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  1. So relaxing!

  2. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I love sittin out on my deck in the back yard. But I really miss having a front porch that looks as beautiful and relaxing as yours. Love your blog Keep up the good work

  3. Just Cats says:

    Gorgeous porch, glider and of course, Trixie. Deb

  4. ginette4 says:

    I love decorating my front porch..adding flowers, using my newest find an 100+ year old harvest table

  5. Susanne says:

    I would love to decorate my deck. I love your blog. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Karen Giasson says:

    I love to decorate my porch. I like to make it soothing and full of plants.

  7. Michelle L says:

    sitting out on the porch is relaxing.

  8. Lisa Stover says:

    I love to decorate the front porch. You can see it from the road and I like to spend a lot of time out there on the rocking chairs. It’s fully shaded in the afternoon, so it’s perfect 🙂

  9. I love decorating my front porch! It’s our “dog free zone”!!

  10. We have a wrap-around front porch that I enjoy decorating for summer. I waited years to have one like this, and I want to make the most of it.

  11. I love to decorate my front porch. It makes everyone feel so welcome when they come to visit.

  12. Cassandra Huber says:

    I would say my favorite spot to prep for summer is my deck.

  13. Erin Prohaska says:

    Our front porch! It’s covered so it’s easier to use pillows and decorations that I don’t have to worry about the weather as much. Beautiful space, thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Sandy Rees says:

    I love decorating my front porch so that anyone who passes by can enjoy it.

  15. Love the vintage vibe on your porch – very inviting.

  16. I am going to decorate my front porch in my new home. This will be the first time at decorating it. I have been working at organizing the seating and then painting the pieces I have gathered. I will have a space to sit, a place to eat and a place to barbeque. The porch runs the width of the cottage and it is 7 ft. deep. We have a sliding door and two kitchen windows that look out on to the porch. I have to come up with a way to add privacy at the barbeque end as the neighbours deck is across from our porch. I cannot decide between a stationery lattice or just a rod with drop cloth curtains.
    This is my favourite time of year. Just as you said Jennifer I love to spend my time outside when the weather is nice. My kitties love to be with me as well, sleeping in the sun as it brushes the front of the porch at midday. Enjoy your day.

  17. i don’t have a porch but I have the best memories of my parents sitting on their porch and watching us play outside.

  18. Rita Leonard says:

    I love to decorate the deck off the kitchen. That’s where we spend most of our time so it needs flowers and comfy places to sit.

  19. Maureen says:

    The front walkway. It brings a lovely air to the front of the condo.

  20. Lisa Williams says:

    I have a patio area I love to decorate as well as plant flowers by it so we can enjoy the blooms while we sit and relax and have some tea.

  21. Such a cozy spot to have.

  22. I am in love with your porch. The colors are right up my alley! And I’d love to sit there with a diet pepsi and chat. 🙂

  23. What a fun place to relax! Beautiful setting.

  24. Sandy A says:

    I love to decorate our front porch–small, but fun to make welcoming…

  25. cathy philipps says:

    I like to fill my deck with annuals and veggie plants that my grandkids love to grow

  26. Erin Ellis says:

    I love to decorate my front porch. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  27. We have two decks and a patio so deciding which one to sit on is usually the biggest problem. I love the deck that is off my office best. It has a round umbrella table and a couple of chairs and my hubby and I have coffee out there on cool mornings when we want the morning sun. On hot mornings we sit on the deck off our living room which is overlooking our patio. We can see everything that is happening all along our road as we sit up on a hill. Best view is from that deck which overlooks our pond and 1890’s barn. While we are on the edge of town, we are out far enough to feel like we live in the country. I just love watching the wildlife and plants change from day to day. Sure would love that glider of yours! May have to keep that in mind for my deck wish list!!

  28. ColleenB. says:

    As small as it is, I Enjoy decorating our enclosed porch

  29. Your porch is darling, I love all the bright fun colors 🙂

  30. Ronny Kosempel says:

    We have a tiny front porch, and I can’t wait to buy some colorful plants to spruce it up for the summer. Looking forward to your next blog for more inspiration. Thanks.

  31. I enjoy decorating my back yard patio.

  32. How pretty! I love your color scheme.

  33. Kathy M says:

    I have a patio. I need to make it more inviting. Your porch is great. I love the glider. Why don’t I ever find things like that at garage sales?

  34. I live in an apartment so I just have a patio; your porch looks great!

  35. love the cat on the porch. this is a sad time for me because I think my cat is going to die soon. he is old and not eating as much.

  36. Kelly D says:

    I like to decorate my deck and make it a relaxing and comfortable place to spend time.

  37. Michelle says:

    I love to decorate our backyard patio.

  38. We use our patio for grilling often to avoid heating up the house by turning on the oven. I do need to get busy painting the table and chairs out there for this summer though. I love your glider and can see why Trixie loves it too. Perfect place for a kitty nap. I have a cat that looks very much like Trixie. White with striped spots like Trixie

  39. Your porch is so pretty, Jennifer. The colors are so relaxing ~ it certainly looks like the perfect place to spend a beautiful summer (or spring) day!

    Happy to be partying with you ~ hugs, mb

  40. Your porch is lovely. The swing is my favorite.

  41. Love to decorate our sun porch and hopefully get to decorating the deck this year!!

  42. Cathy French says:

    I wish I had either a patio or deck but like to decorate our porch with country comfort

  43. We just moved into a new home and the front yard only has 2 new trees and grass, and Lots of dirt space to add plants so I would love to be able to plant all around it

  44. Your porch is gorgeous! I love summer nights sitting on my porch.

  45. Lisa Cooper says:

    I love getting our screened porch ready for the summer!!

  46. So fun to see your porch Jennifer. Trixie is a great little greeter. Enjoy that beautiful porch.

  47. Tamara Mullen says:

    I live in an apartment and I love to decorate my balcony

  48. James Robb says:

    I love to decorate my porch with flowers

  49. We inevitably migrate out to the front of the front porch every year as soon as the weather permits. You’re decorations look beautiful.

  50. nicole dziedzic says:

    I like o decorate our patio the most, we use it a lot during the spring and summer, we always host lots of dinner parties on the patio so I love decorating it.

  51. I love to get my porch ready! Rockers for the kiddos, a cozy bench for hubby and me, and plenty of flowers!

  52. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I love to decorate my front porch! I am always out on the porch during the summer!

  53. I don’t have a porch or deck. But love sitting out in the back yard with the dogs.

  54. Danielle says:

    Our house doesn’t have a porch, deck, or patio! But I love working and planting things in the yard.

  55. I like decorating my patio with party lights and plants.

  56. Such a gorgeous space, love all the colors! Pinned

  57. I would like to have a porch, deck or patio. We just have a very small back yard and front yard. Last year we actually got the back yard to grow some grass after tilling up about 1-2″ of the topsoil (almost all clay) and planting grass seed. My previous house had a nice porch out front about 12×25′ that was covered and we always had flowers in hanging pots and other nice things.

  58. Porches are so pretty from the street when you drive by, thanks for the chance to win the gift card.

  59. Stephane Bourque says:

    I enjoy decorating my deck!

  60. Kelley Moore says:

    I don`t have a porch at my current house but when we move within the next year I will definitely have a porch to make lots of memories with.

  61. Diane Finley says:

    Nothing more relaxing at the end of the day than sitting on the porch, enjoying the day’s end! Love your blog, and love the chance to win!!

  62. LeAnn H says:

    I like to decorate my front porch

  63. Kim Henrichs says:

    Ahhh, so pretty!! I love decorating my front porch!

  64. Brenda Penton says:

    I like to decorate my deck

  65. stephanie buchanan says:

    I like to decorate my deck the most. I’m working on it now and am about half way through. I’m using a lot of bamboo this year. I do have to say I wish I would have read this before I started, your pictures are an inspiration.

  66. CPSmith says:

    Can you call planting a vegetable garden decorating?

  67. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I have a screened porch and patio area in the back that I would love to re-decorate. Really like the looks of the area in these pictures.

  68. Stephanie Shipley says:

    I think decorating the patio is a lot of fun!

  69. Sandra L Hying McFadden says:

    If I am up to it this year I would like to do our back patio area right now it is just brick.

  70. Kamla L. says:

    I love decorating the walkway leading up to our front door to give visitors a feeling of cheery welcome form the very first step on the path.

  71. jean massey says:

    I sit on either my porch or the patio, as they both have a swing, I love the warmth of the sun and the moving breeze from the ceiling fan as I read

  72. That glider is adorable!

  73. What a beautiful place to rest or read or even play a game!!! LOVE the glider. Don’t you love how that feels. Me too! Morning coffee on the porch sound divine!!!

  74. Sharita says:

    I’m definitely a porch gal!!! 🙂

  75. Joe H Fanning says:

    Put in a ramp maybe a new larger deck also

  76. Cute porch! Love your blog!

  77. Priscilla S. says:

    I love decorating my front porch!

  78. We have very little outdoor space in our current home so I love decorating our deck-it’s the only place we can sit outdoors!

  79. We have a back deck with a fire pit off to the side in the yard, so that is my only space to decorate. 🙂 In fact, I have the same color scheme going on with my deck as you do on your porch! And I recognize those pillows & cushions- Pier 1! I have the same ones. 🙂

  80. Stacey Roberson says:

    I like to decorate my front porch in the Spring/ Summer. I want it give off a welcoming feeling when friends and family arrive.

  81. Kaye Ann says:

    I love my back porch, and I love to decorate with red geraniums …. I have hand made willow furniture and it goes so well. Thank you for your blog. I am new to it.

  82. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like To Decorate My Patio. I Like To Give It A Garden Inspired Look During The Spring/ Summer.

  83. Love your look! Great job! Love to add summer and spring touches to my porch Too! Looks terrific!

  84. Donna Connors says:

    On the patio, our BBQ, our patio set and plants

  85. Your porch is just so beautiful and cheerful Jennifer! I absolutely love the color palette and everything is so welcoming. 🙂

  86. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Our back deck! It’s nice and shady but has no style! 🙂

  87. Michelle K says:

    we rent so we only get a little space on the front porch, we have two adirondak chairs and a little table out there. It’s a nice quiet street and a comfortable seat!

  88. carol clark says:

    the porch i love doing this each year

  89. Heather B says:

    I love to decorate my front porch for every season and different holidays.

  90. Fabulous inspiration for my back patio!

  91. The patio, because that is the space I have available. But…I dream of a big wraparound porch that I could decorate.

  92. Barbara Hutcheson says:

    ******Love to decorate our backyard oasis*******

  93. Owen Darling says:

    The back deck which right now needs some repairs

  94. I decorate my deck in the summer.

  95. Love your relaxing porch decor Jennifer! Soothing colors and it all looks so cozy and inviting! Happy Summer!

  96. Christine B says:

    Your porch is so bright and cheerful! I especially love the game table! What a great find! My hubby speeds up when he sees furniture on the side of the road, lol. You have inspired me to add some color to my porch 🙂

  97. I love to decorate my patio. It’s such a peaceful place to relax!

  98. Tracy Suzanne says:

    Your porch is so pretty Jennifer. I love the colors you’ve chosen and I’m really wanting the cute game table your husband saved. We have a wrap-around porch that looks out over the river & we love enjoying a cool breeze there. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  99. Super fun porch, super fun post (as usual), super fun giveaway!

  100. M.Clark says:

    It’s always fun to decorate the patio.

  101. Oh my gosh.. I just want to come play on your porch, eat snacks and take a nap!
    It’s so perfect, and full of fun colors!!

  102. Christina says:

    Wow, what a great porch retreat! I love the serenity I feel even just looking at the photos. Fabulous. Found your blog and am delighted. Thank you for sharing!!!

  103. BlackAsphodel says:

    I don’t live in a house, so there’s no porch to decorate, but if I had a house, I’d prefer a well maintained garden with one of those arches made out of wood that has flowers running along it’s length.

  104. I love decorating my front porch. It’s the first thing that guests see!

  105. Jennifer says:

    I always enjoyed our outdoor spaces. Now i am living in a condo, and we have a shared space! It has been tricky,but am determined to make it work! Fingers crossed!!!

  106. Your porch is so inviting… love all the blues, yellows and greens!

  107. Surso S. says:

    we like to decorate the porch most

  108. Awwww- Trixie knows a good thing when she sees it! Your porch is beautiful!

  109. Julie Murphy says:

    I like to decorate the front porch.

  110. rebekah autery says:

    I really love sitting on the porch, mine needs a serious facelift

  111. Your porch is gorgeous, I especially like the colors on both doors.

  112. Sharon C says:

    I like to decorate our deck – which generally includes hydrangeas.

  113. Domenique says:

    I always start with the deck. Did a lot of work today. 😀

  114. samantha turnbull says:

    my patio i do a lot of gardening and try to spend as much time outdoors as i can!

  115. Heather Johnson says:

    I love decorating our deck.

  116. Angela Stevens says:

    My favorite place to decorate for summer is the back yard out comes te hammock and the patio set and hot tub!

  117. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    We’ve never had a spot big enough to decorate for summer, but when we do I’ll have flowers and garden related stuff on the back deck.

  118. I’d love to re-do our front porch

  119. I like to decorate my patio, especially for cookouts

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