French Country on the Front Porch

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


If you are here as your next stop on the All Things Home Elements of Summer tour - Welcome!


Today's the day - the day I get to debut my summer front porch!  It was all inspired by a sad Frenchy chair that no one wanted at the local auction!  


The chair was dirty and worn, tattered and torn - from year's of use.  Even tho she had seen better days, I decided to bring her home.  Stop by tomorrow for the details on how I made the chair into a planter for those glorious petunias!


The beautiful chair was joined by a match made in heaven - or at a junk stand by the side of the road. The Frenchy half table .  .  .  half potting bench .  .  .  not sure what to call it, was found in two separate pieces.  The half tabletop with those gorgeous French curves and the base frame is the remains of who knows what?  


Apart these two pieces were worthless, but together  they became the perfect piece to go with the Frenchy chair.


A few trips to my potting shed to pull out some accessories and of course, the pretty flowers from the local greenhouse - and there you have it - my French country front porch!


If you'd like to make your own vintage sheet music pinwheel, you can find the tutorial and pinwheel template HERE

So is your home "summer ready" or are you looking for more inspiration?  If so, this is your day!  Below are links to the other blogs participating in the All Things Home Elements of Summer Party!  This is Day 2 - so those links have been updated.  You can stop back each day this week to see the other links as they are updated each morning!

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33 Responses to “French Country on the Front Porch”

  1. Oh my, Doreen. Your porch looks fabulous! And the petunias are glorious, just as you said. You certainly do have a great eye. I would never think of putting "junk" together to create the beautiful setting that you have. Great job.

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  2. Your porch is gorgeous. I love the flowers and the chair is such a great find. Love that potting bench too. So fun and creative.

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  3. Very pretty, Doreen! Such a welcoming front porch! Love how the chair looks with its "seat" of petunias. You've decorated your table/potting bench beautifully. I love the bee skep.

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  4. It beautiful! I especially love the chair with flowers!

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  5. Your porch is simply charming Doreen! I love the chair planter. And wow, your petunias are so lush and full already!

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  6. Your porch looks so beautiful! Looking forward to the chair/planter tutorial! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time!

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  7. Love your porch and know you are really enjoying it so far this summer. You had me the second I saw your vintage watering can. Love those!

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  8. This is so very pretty and serene, Doreen! Makes me feel the warm breezes as I look at it! Great job and thanks for joining us on the tour!

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  9. So pretty! I love mixing the vintage items with the bright pops of color from the flowers! Beautiful job!

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  10. That is such a pretty look! I think the French chair is pretty happy now, don't you. :-)

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  11. Your porch is gorgeous in all its summer glory. LOVE that chair and I would love to this on our new deck when we get in the new house!!!

    Cynthia

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  12. Your flowers are lovely! Such the green thumb, and they are especially sporty in the chair!

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  13. So beautiful, Doreen. Your flowers look so healthy and happy!

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  14. Soo pretty!! I love all those flowers on your porch- perfect!

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  15. Your flowers are lovely...heck the whole display is just gorgeous! I wish I had a green thumb.

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  16. Your porch is just stunning! I love all the flowers as well.

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  17. So beautiful! Your flowers are gorgeous!

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  18. I love how you breathed new life into the chair. And your flowers are beautiful.

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  19. Just beautiful! I shared your fb post with my fb friends earlier today. You have a lovely talent :)
    Diana

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  20. It all looks lovely. The old watering can makes me smile. Hugs P.S. I invite you to share at my hop tomorrow.

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  21. I need to come for a visit Doreen! Your front porch looks wonderfully inviting! LOVE the repurposed chair!

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  22. What a delightful front porch you created Doreen! The vintage chair and flowing flowers are a match made in heaven.

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  23. It's beautiful, I love all your plants! We just moved and I was finally able to buy plants for the porch and I can't wait for them to get big and overflowing!

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  24. Your porch looks simply amazing!!! And your flowers are blooming so beautifully!

    :) Linda

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  25. You're brilliant, Doreen. Your front porch looks sophisticated and lovely, yet still so warm and welcoming! I'm looking forward to seeing how you made the chair into a planter--it's awesome!

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  26. Your summer porch is just beautiful! That salvaged potting chair is perfect! :)

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  27. Oh Doreen! I absolutely love, love, love your summer porch. It is so beautiful and that frenchy chair was just meant for you to rescue!
    Vanessa

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  28. Your French Country porch is lovely, Doreen! Every single elements blends together perfectly. hugs, mary beth

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  29. I have a bench on my front porch right now, but your sweet table display makes me think I should bring down an old table from the attic and create a sweet display.

    I absolutely LOVE the styling of your table.

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  30. The flowers on your porch are so happy and inspiring! I am going to be looking for fun things on the side of the road now!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  31. The rustic details with the flowers... perfection! Your chair looks so amazing!

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  32. Having just spent a few days in your area, I can say I'm truly jealous of all the rusty, crusty, farmhouse, Frenchy finds that seem to be lurking at every roadside spot, auction and junk barn. I grabbed a few of my own finds while i was there, but nothing so fab as your chair. Love the look you've created on your front porch.

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