9.12.2007

Welcome

Oh My! Where in the world are my Southern manners? I just realized I did not greet my sweet tea party guests in a gracious and friendly manner at the front door, so let me do that today. In the process I also thought I could combine it with a "Mixing Old and New" post. Just beyond the front porch is a wonderful bicycle fitted with baskets. It was a Christmas gift from my DH last year and I just love it. This past spring I filled it with pink and white impatiens and coleus and some kind of trailing vine. I have enjoyed it so much this summer. On the front porch is a standing birdhouse that we made from old pasture fencing, old tin ceiling tile, and a post that came from a renovated Hardee's hamburger joint. Couldn't paint it any other color than pink and white of course. The little cherub on the front porch of the birdhouse I picked up at a yard sale. The welcome sign I made from a modeling compound called Delight. It's my rendition of crumbling plaster and roses. I found the metal love seat at an antique shop. It has a glass topped table between the seats and even a place to store an umbrella. That's hidden behind the flowers. The little faux zebra rain boots I found at a yard sale and the pink and green watering can was a Walmart buy. Now my dear guest won't you come in?







8 comments :

ellen b said...

I'm on my way in...

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so JEALOUS of that bike!!!!!! You have no idea how long I have wanted a vntage bike to cover in flowers on my porch like that!! That is just gorgeous! And I love the sign you made and the birdhouse!!! What a beautiful entry! I can only imagine what the house looks like!

Hugs,
Amy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I also wanted to know that I added you to my favorite blog list :)

Amy

Sharon said...

Lynn I love, Love, LOVE that bicycle, if it comes up missing don't look at my house. lol

GardenGoose said...

so very pretty. the bike with flowers is just lovely. very pretty.

Anne said...

I have to agree about the bicycle; what a beautiful, whimsical touch. But it's all beautiful!

Back Through Time said...

I just love that bicycle!!
Michelle

rose_michelle said...

OMG! I love your front porch, maybe I'll just sit out here and enjoy a cup of tea!

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