Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Front Porch for Summer

Welcome to our front porch!
Once the Christmas decorations came down
it just sat so bare and empty
waiting for it's summer dress up.

As you come up the front steps
you are greeted by the cheerful little lobelias.
They always do so well on the front steps.

The geraniums on either side of the door are so bright and cheerful.

This is our favorite place to have breakfast
on a hot summer morning.

I found this lovely little lantern at Pier 1 Imports
for a great price!

And my daughter gave me these cute little tealights
for Mother's Day.

All the linens and cushions I found at JYSK.

This is my favorite place to stop for a few minutes
put my feet up and enjoy a good book and a cool drink!

These cute little candle holders
I found at Dollarama.

Thanks for visiting my front porch!

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

I am joining...
Serenity in the Suburbs for Tuesday's Project Party
Something Swanky for Swanky Stuff Thursday
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Adorned from Above for Adorned from Above Party
While He Was Napping for Weekend Wander
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Trish's Heart & Home for Heart & HomeH


  1. Oh Alana...it is so welcoming and so pretty :) Thank you for inspiring us to create a beautiful space around us.


  2. Everything looks so pretty. I really MUST try those solar lights! They look so pretty all lit up. Enjoy your day.

  3. It looks beautiful, Alana. Love the solar lights - what a nice touch to welcome evening guests.

  4. Your home is always one of my most favorite places to visit. It's like a living doll house with it's warm and perfectly welcoming decor. I love to put planters on my porch steps as well. Your porch is just perfect!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love how you got your porch ready for the summer. Looks great. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll return the favor and follow my blog and/or FB fan page!

  6. Simply Inviting!

  7. Your porch looks wonderful. I so jealous. Mine is full of the things we want to get rid of at a garage sale. We are waiting for family to come and help us organize.

  8. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments!

  9. Hi Alana,
    your front porch is a lovely place and it's so beautifully decorated. I can imagine how nice it is to have a breakfast there. I really like the solar jars on the steps; they create such a magnificent sight in the evening. Great post!

  10. Hi Alana! Your front porch is beautiful! I especially love the table for breakfast and you have it looking so pretty! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  11. How I would love to sit in your garden swing in the evening with those solar jar lights all aglow! Are they the same design as the ones you made for mom's day...they look different somehow. I really want to make some for my back yard!

  12. Your new porch looks great especially with the new solar light application.

  13. Beautiful porch! I adore lobellia, and the little solar lights are perfect!

  14. Thank you everyone! They are the same as I made for Mother's Day except I didn't add the little flower and just tied a knot in twine instead.

  15. Sooooo lovely!!! What a gorgeous, clean, uncluttered, inspired porch...I can just see you there with your breakfast! I love the solar lights by the flower pots. I'm so glad you've shared your lovely home with us :-D

    Blessings and {{{HUGS}}},

  16. I've never seen those solar jar lights. They are so cute and you don't even have to light them or blow them out!

  17. love the solar jar lights - what a pretty porch

  18. This is a great tutorial, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:


    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  19. I love your front porch. It is so peaceful looking. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above

  20. Hi Alana,
    Your front steps and porch are so pretty. I LOVE your solar lights. You are a clever lady.
    Have a good week,
    Barb from Australia

  21. I am jealous, lol!
    I'd love a porch like yours, Alana.
    Especially on a hot summer's day!
    You have such a lovely decorating style, my friend.
    Very warm and welcoming.
    The solar lights are fabulous!
    Like you..I'd spend a lot of hours relaxing on such a lovely porch :-)
    Thanks for sharing your home with us and linking up.
    love and blessings..Trish

  22. Love your porch!!!!!!

    I love the colors that you chose.

    Gob bless

  23. what a lovely place to sit and read. I have a thing for grand entrances to houses and this is a grand entrance but more importantly a place to stop and enjoy.

    1. Thank you Cheri! We do enjoy sitting on our front porch :)


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