Friday, May 25, 2012

Back Door Welcome

We live in a small town
where family, friends and neighbors alike
all use the back door.

So I created a special back door welcome :)
The candle stand in the back I found at an estate sale a few years ago
and the gold chair was a recent yard sale find.
The little welcome sign I found at Dollarma
and you can see my little blue milk tin in the background.

The freshened up tea kettle sits just perfectly
on the chair.

Since you're here let me show you around!

Our apple tree is in full bloom.
I am hoping for lots of apple juice this fall.

While working up the garden this year
hubby hit what he thought was a large rock with the rototiller.
It turned out to be a large chunk of asphalt.

He had to dig down deep and break it up
in order to get it out.
We always find interesting things in our garden each year.

There's my hubby on his new toy.
Yup, our old lawn tractor basiclly fell apart
after the first mow this year - literally,
so it was time for a new one.
We can't complain though as our old mower
belonged to his parents when they lived on their farm
and they gave it to us when they moved
and we had it for over 12 years.
So, I would say we definately got our use out of it.

The lilacs are beginning to bloom.

And under the lilac are these pretty little flowers.
Sorry, I do not remember their name.

The Lily of the Valley's will be blooming soon.

And before you go let me show you this beautiful pot.
It was a Mother's Day gift from my parents.
My dad grew all the flowers himself.
It's not in full bloom yet
but I can't wait until it is!

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am joining...
Be Different...Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Our Delightful Home for Show Me What You Got Party
Cozy Home Scenes for Your Cozy Home Party
Salt Tree for Open Call Tuesdays
Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party
Happy Hour Projects for Happy Hour Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Your backdoor area is so pretty and welcoming. Love the spruced up tea kettle. That apple tree is amazing! Have a great weekend.

  2. Great pictures! Love the apple tree in full bloom

  3. Hi Alana,
    What a darling welcome you give your family and friends! I love the teakettle painted with the little white flowers. Your yard and flowering trees are lovely. Glad your hubby got a new mover. My hubby has been working on ours for a few days now, hope its not time for a new one! Have a good holiday weekend!

  4. Thank you! The apple tree is just amazing this year!

  5. It is all very pretty. That apple tree is beautiful. Love that tea kettle too.

  6. Oh have inspired me to make my entrances as welcoming as possible.

    I am also blessed to live in a small town, and friends are always stopping by to say hi :)

    What a nice welcome to have the porch pretty and welcoming :)

    Blessings to you today,


  7. Betty - Thank you :)

    Maria - Thank you! I hope you share some pictures of what you create for your welcome :)

  8. It looks so inviting. Can I come?

  9. So beautiful! The teapot is adorable, love it!

    Thank you for the tour, your apple tree is spectacular with all it's blooms.

  10. I just love your back door welcome. You've done a beautiful job putting it together. All the detail is so perfect. I also want to tell you how incredible your apple tree looks. Great post.

  11. Love your back door welcome !!

  12. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

  13. That back door welcome is a spectacular idea! "Back-door-friends are best," they say! :-)

    That apple tree in bloom is beautiful though it makes me sneeze just looking at it...the lilacds are a little foretaste of heaven itself :-D and your perennials with the spotted leaves are lungwort (I used to have it at one of my past homes) is lovely, but can get invasive if you don't work a little to keep it in bounds.

    Yay for the new tractor! Bet he enjoys that big boy toy!

    God bless,

  14. Lori - Thank you for letting me know the name of the plant. It is in a good spot for spreading right now. My daughter has allergies too and this time of year is pretty hard on her. I don't envy anyone who suffers from allergies. And yes, hubby is enjoying his big boy toy - lol :)

  15. What a Welcoming vignette!! Love the tea pot planter!! So cute!


  16. Beautiful! I love the pretty teapot and all of your lovely flowers.

    Have a wonderful evening!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  17. I love the teapot! And I think I could very easily curl up under that beautiful apple tree with a book on a nice day :) I'd love for you to come link up at my party going on now Cheers!

  18. I had not thought about it until I read your post, but everyone went to our back door when I was growing up. We knew it was a salesman if anyone went to the front door.

    Love your welcome!

  19. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

  20. Hi Alana....Your garden is just beautiful. We have done a little planting this year, but still need to buy a few more flowers. Looks like you are all set because your flowers are gorgeous! I'll be stumbling this post so hopefully more people will see your lovely flowers. Thanks for linking up to Your Cozy Home Party!

  21. So pretty and welcoming!!


  22. What a sweet back door welcome! Love the tea pot

  23. What a wonderful back door welcome! I especially love the aqua touches with the greenery.

  24. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

  25. so much to be in awe of coming over to your blog! your porch is so sweet with all the cute decorations! wanted to let you know the mystery plant you mention is Pulmonaria (Lungwort) ~ one of my new favorites over the past couple years! lovely blooms on that plant and more and more varieties coming out on the market! I'll bet you will have some delicious apples this year as your tree looks so very happy! thanks so much for linking up to the garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! xoxo, tracie


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