Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The front porch

Hello!  Life is just whizzing by - my aunt says "the days drag on but the weeks fly by!"  I have to agree.  I am used to being busier than a one armed paper hanger but this past week has been slow and to be honest, boring!  I don't want to bake cause I'll eat it, I love to cook but out of the 6 kids, we are lucky if one is home for dinner, I can't thrift shop cause I have so much stuff already and I don't have a place to sell my wares.  I could take some of that stuff out of the attic/shed and refurbish but again, I need drive.  I need a place to sell it, give it, donate it, sell it, sell it, sell it.   Back in 2006 I was selling like crazy but crafting has gone by the wayside in our area - It's easy to find a place to sell junk, but not up cycled junk.  I'm sure when I get my "place" my inspiration will return.  
Below are pictures of our front porch.  We originally had two chairs, the love seat and coffee table.  I was in Home Goods a few weeks back and saw these cushions and thought, WOW!  I am going to paint the chairs bright yellow on the front porch!  So I did.  Then I saw this awesome unusual wicker set (which I will show later) painted in lime green.   I had to have it - no place to put it and it needs cover - but I had to have it.  Anyone know that feeling?   Well, I picked up the set on the Wednesday before Easter and it sits on our back patio.  When everyone was coming for Easter I needed the space in our kitchen to create our large table so we took the wrought iron set and placed the sofa on the front porch, along with the yellow wicker chairs, and that is where it has stayed.  The two other chairs are back in the kitchen.  

While out gallivanting with my sister in Lancaster a  LONG TIME AGO.  I saw this grapevine twisted around an old ladder and Christmas garland and ornaments hanging from it.   I stole that idea and made it my own - We had grapevine growing outback so Tom kept cutting it until I got the look I wanted (that was about 12 years ago) - then I hung white lights throughout and hung rusty ornaments ie: bells and stars. And birdhouses!  Believe it or not, we have tenants in all our houses!  We have 4 hanging on the porch and have about 7 or 8 in the back yard - all full!!!!!!  

Many moons ago, we trash picked this wrought iron sofa and 2 chairs - I made the cushions/covers - Because they were in our kitchen/sunny room - they faded out - its time to make new ones.

 Well, that's all I got!!!!!!

                                                     Until next time, I hope all you mothers enjoy your day on Sunday!!


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