Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hanging a Lantern and some new Porch Pillows

 Hello Everyone, I've been busy pressure washing my front this weekend. 
I also hung up a Lantern with rope on my front arch.


 
Here is the whole picture
I also bought some new outdoor pillows at World Market to freshen things up for the Spring-Summer, here is their link http://www.worldmarket.com/
It's nice to freshen things up

 especially when it's all clean after pressure washing
 
I also got some new flowers, the spring tulips and daffodils were all done blooming and got put in the dirt for next year


 
These potatoe/onion baskets are too large for my pantry, so I found a new use for them
        Here is the front door
 Many of you have already seen these old shoe parking crates from a previous post, sorry for the repeat
 
 And I saved the best picture for last....here is our Newfoundland Bruce taking a snooze with his buddy Bugsy this afternoon....zzzzzzzzzzzz 
 Aren't they adorable?????
 Enjoy the rest of your Sunday Peeps

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111 comments:

  1. Oh I soooo love it. Love the simplistic touches. What did you do as far as a wreath on your front door...I'm intrigued!

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  2. Love the potato & onion baskets for flowers...how smart! :)

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  3. Beautiful! I love your front porch area! I forgot to take my candles out of my lanterns when we were done using them last summer and with the 100+ degree temps in Michigan they melted!!

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  4. Love your front porch especially the bench and those crates. I am already following you but have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can find more info at http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html#more
    Have a great day,
    Bev

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  5. Love the rope hung lantern & your Shoe Parking!
    - Lora

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  6. I love your porch! You have so many special touches!

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  7. You did a beautiful job on your porch! Love the pillow choice.

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  8. I LOVE all your ideas! You have a fantastic blog. Pinned this of course:)

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  9. Your porch is lovely and so inviting. I love the lantern and the new pillows too. What a great idea to use the boxes for the boots. Love it. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Thanks for including World Market. is it possible to change our name to read World Market (2 words) instead of Worldmarket and link to our site www.worldmarket.com.

    Thanks!
    ~ World Market

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  11. Very lovely front porch! Makes me realize I need to do some pressure washing of my own....window cleaning too.... Love the fun pillows, and the lanterns add a touch of romance! Catherine (new follower)

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  12. So welcoming! LOVE your entry! I have some lanterns to hang myself. Yours look great with the rope! Life ot the full! Melissa

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  13. This is adorable. Well done.
    Sarah

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  14. I love it! You have given me several great ideas to use on my porch as soon as I can wash the pollen away. I love the shoe crate, it's so cute. My most favorite idea is the flowers in the lanterns though. Adorable!

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    1. Thanks soooo much for your sweet comment and following me!!! I am thilled!

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  15. Looks amazing and so inviting! I really like the idea of adding potted flowers to the large lanterns. May have to copy that idea! Adore your little bench -- looks very similar to the one The Man just made for our front porch.

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks for your sweet comment....I had my little bench made too!!!!

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  16. ohhhhh so pretty - I love all the elements and details coming together for a great new space - well done!

    http://www.northerncottage.net/ ♥

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by.....and the sweet comment...will visit you next

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  17. I love the new pillows and the lantern idea. I was just thinking I need to freshen the front porch and get rid of all the fall/winter debris. Great tips! Thanks!

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  18. Your porch is so pretty and peaceful! I'm stopping by from Tuesdays at Home. I'm your newest follower. Blessings, Dani

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    1. Thanks Dani for following along...I am thrilled!

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  19. I love that last pic! Do you ever have to worry about your dog chasing after the rabbit? My dog would go nuts with one running around the house! Looks like they are best buddies though. Your outdoor entry area looks so nice and tidy! I love your new pillows and the lantern you hung. That's a great way to add some style to your home exterior. The potato baskets are so charming. I never would've thought to put flowers in them. Great idea!

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    1. Thank ya Kelly....Bruce never chases the bunny..he is too sweet and lazy...lol..he shares his food with birdies and squirrels and chipmonks....

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  20. Lovin the porch! Those lanterns are great! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-link-party-6.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  21. So many fun details....rope and lantern, your trellis, bench, pillows and flowers. I can't believe your baby bunny is house trained. Crate shoe parking is a cool idea, too!

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    1. Thanks Holly....yup the little fuzzy guy uses the litter box in the powder room...very classy!!!!

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  22. Christine - I love your pergola at the beginning of your walkway. It really frames it our nicely. And of course I love how you hung your lantern with rope. I may have to do that with one of my lanterns :-)

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    1. Thanks Kristina for visiting my little new blog and the sweet comment!!!

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  23. i wish there was a world market near me! love your updates.

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  24. I love that pergola I see in one of your images... I want one!! :)

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  25. Love the reuse of the crates and potato baskets. Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-linky-party-6.html

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  26. Ok, I wish you lived closer to me so you could help me get my outside looking as good as yours! :) You have the best ideas and I love your pillows. Also, your pets are the cutest! I hope you are having a great week!

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    1. ahhh thanks so much for the lovely comment!!!! I do have some awesome 4 legged munchkins!!!!

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  27. Such a cute front porch! I love the bench, the pillows, the flowers in the lanterns, the shoe parking crate. So many fun and cute ideas, I am totally inspired. Fabulous pergola too - what a lovely lovely home you have.
    Krista

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    1. Thank you Krista for visiting my new blog and the sweet comment!!!!

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  29. Your porch looks lovely! LOVE the boot parking area!!!

    Keep ‘em coming… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  30. You've added so much charm to your front porch. It definitely says Welcome to family and friends.
    Mary Alice

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  31. Wow, it really is outstanding and your pictures are amazing! :)

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    1. THanks fo the visit Kim....and the sweet comment

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  32. love the welcoming front porch area you have created! come on over and share it at Fishtail Cottage's Garden party ~ oxox

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  34. Love the idea of flowers in the lantern! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing.

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    1. Thanks Christy for the visit and sweet comment

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  36. Bruce and Bugsy are a dynamic duo - so cute! Love the front porch - so welcoming. You are getting pounded by the anons. If I find where you can get rid of them, I'll come back and share!

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  37. I am back - I found it. Go to Tammy at Homespun Happenings. She has a simple fix to get rid of the anonymous comments spamming you. Here is the link:
    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2013/03/spammers-stop-is-fixed.html

    I used it and now am anon-free!

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    1. Thanks so much Donna for the tip....I so appreciate it..spam is getting more and more

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  38. Sweet looking porch! love the lantern and world market pillows!

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  39. What a charming porch. I loved it when I first saw it on Hometalk. I'm visiting now from the Best of the Weekend link party and took the opportunity to tour your home. I LOVE your garden and arbor gate. So, beautiful. You've created great curb appeal between that and the front porch. The inside of your home is equally appealing..very warm.

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon for the visit,.I am still a new Blogger..trying to figure it all out. Will update my home tour soon too, as I have already changed some stuff while learning from others

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  40. Gorgeous! I especially love the unique way you planted the flowers. And those pillows from World Market. OMG ... so pretty!

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    1. Thanks sooo much for the visit Jazmin!!!!

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  41. Your porch looks so warm and inviting. Love the flowers in the lantern and the crates for boots! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and sweet comment Deborah....

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  42. You did a beautiful job on your porch!

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  43. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely porch updates and decor at Project INspired linky party! I featured you today here! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/05/12-beautiful-and-creative-ways-to.html Hope to see you at tonights party at 8 pm EST!

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  44. LOVE everything about your front porch! Those pillows really give it some pop! If you're missing anything, you might want to come see me...just sayin'.

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    1. LOL, Debra.....will have to install security cameras now!!!

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  45. This is just GORGEOUS!!! Pinned fer sure. :) Stopping by from What to Do Weekends Linky Party. :)

    Christine
    http://www.myepicureanadventures.com

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    1. Thanks Christine for the comment and visit....will have to check out your blog now!

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  46. I wish I had a porch like yours! Thanks for linking up last week! Hope to see you again soon.

    Goedele

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    1. THanks Goedele, see you again for next weeks party

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  47. Love your entryway.....so much! I have an extra plant and an empty a tern....you may now see them together on a bog near you sometime soon.... :)

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    1. LOL, so thrilled you like my stuff!!!! Will look out for your lantern!

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  48. Your porch looks adorable and super Summer ready! So many cute elements. It is just full of charm!! Thanks for joining in for Simply The Best - Shannon

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    1. Thanks so much Shannon for visiting me!!! and the sweet comment

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  49. What a darling front porch area... love what you have done.

    Thanks for linking up with us this week at BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy at the bottom of your post. http://bebetsy.com Thanks!!

    See you next week!
    Sharon and Denise

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    1. Hi Sharon and Denise, Thanks for the comment...I do have your link under my post for TUESDAY Parties...it reads VMG206 for Brag About It

      Would you like me to change it to BeBetsy ????

      Christine

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    Grab a featured button here http://bit.ly/11S2wN1 then tell all your friends and family - they will be impressed!

    Our next party starts at midnight tonight so let's go BRAG ABOUT IT-

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  51. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love your bench! Thank you for linking with HickoryTrail

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  52. Your porch is beautiful! Very inviting. Love the lantern!

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    1. Thank you Erin....hope you come back for a visit

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  53. I'm visiting from iheart organizing. Such a pretty outdoor area! I love the pergola, and what you did with the lanterns! I've never seen the idea to put flowers in a lantern before -- very creative.

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    1. thrilled you like it so much Heather...hope to see you come back soon for another visit!!!

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your lanterns..they add such a nice touch to the whole place!

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    1. Thanks Selene!! Glad you stopped by again for a visit!

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  55. Very nice!! Love the potato baskets but the "topper" is the dog and the bunny snoozing together....priceless!! LOL!!~~Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela.....yup those two are adorable.... I love my boys

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  56. Hi Christine! Love your porch! I featured it in an outdoor round-up today: http://rainonatinroof.com/2013/07/13-ideas-for-sprucing-up-your-front-door-entry/

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  57. Your front porch looks SO pretty and welcoming! I love the bench, lanterns, show crates, everything! Great idea to put a plant in a lantern too. XO, Pinky

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