Sunday, May 6, 2012

Screen Porch: Ready for Summer!


I spent some time today getting my outdoor furniture out of storage and ready for summer.  I always love getting the furniture back out on my screen porch - it looks so barren and empty during the winter.

I made a few new pillows this year.  I was tired of the orange pillows I had out on the porch last year and decided to add more green.  You know how I love green.


{ Pillow on the left is Waverly Sun N Shade Quilted Meridian Ebony.  Pillow on the right is Waverly Sun N Shade Quilted Rise and Shine Ebony }

The empty porch:


Any MSU fans out there?  See my Spartan flag?  I'm flying it proudly.

And all filled up:




The white geranium is from last year.  I brought it inside in the Fall and kept it a sunny spot in my bedroom.  It did really well all Winter and started blooming about a month ago.  I just put it outside this week.







My little turtles.  Did I ever mention that I love turtles?



Now, I just need the weather to warm up a little bit so I can enjoy it!

{ See my 2010 screen porch here.  See my 2011 screen porch here.  You'll find information on furniture and rug there. }

I've linked this post up to It All Started With Paint

25 comments:

SnoWhite said...

um... the first thing I noticed was the MSU flag :) But, beyond that (because, well, that's great outdoor decor all on it's own), the porch looks amazing! Welcoming and cozy -- I'd love to stop by for a visit and chat on your porch. Love what you've done with it.

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

GO STATE!!!!!

Also, love the porch. Can I come for coffee soon?? Or better yet a glass... or 5... of wine.

Pine Tree Home said...

What a great porch. I like how just a simple change of pillows completely adds a new look. I have the quilted Waverly in yellow...did you iron it? I tried and the quilting disappeared.

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Sooo beautiful! I am in love with those pillow fabrics!

Taylor said...

I love it!!!

lorenabr said...

Love the shades of green :)

Kendall Jones said...

LOVE it!

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow...your porch looks amazing!! And so does your yard...love!! I'd love to spend some time out there! Enjoy!

samuelmorse said...

Hi,Nice post. i love green color specially green pillows get more attractive and shows completely new look. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole Wang said...

I'm a greenie and I absolutely love what you've done! It looks ideal for a lazy afternoon coffee/ read a magazine/ have some friends over/ pen a blog! Wish it's my place.

alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful! We have a screen porch now and I need to get something out there... Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen said...

One day...I say one day I will have one of those of my own. I love it and I love the colors and fabrics. It looks wonderful and inviting. We are having the weather that you need. For now, just grab a snuggly blanket and head on out.

The Single Nester said...

Just lovely. I bought a similar carpet with the same design but a bit smaller.

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

That looks lovely! You brought the outside in with your decor and it looks great!

Recipes We Love said...

Gorgeous! so wish we had a screened in porch. Love the colors you picked!!!

Amber
recipeswelove.net

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Everything looks lovely! What a welcoming spot and a great place to spend summer evenings. So pretty.

Mary said...

Gorgeous. I love greens with neutrals for a lovely color scheme. I think one reason I joined you was the green in the name and your post today was especially lovely.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

Oh! Your porch looks fab! I want to come over for drinks and snacks. I'm a huge fan of green, so I love the color choice. All the fun accessories are super cute as well. Beautiful!

SHERRY HART said...

I have wanted a screened in porch forever!!! You did a great job getting it summer ready:)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

love love love those pillows!!

Christina said...

It's beautiful, I LOVE your colors and those pilows.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I thought I loved my screen porch but now you have me doubting my screen porch allegiance ...

And the little turtles are darling. But shouldn't be too surprising. I mean, they are one of the 33 shades of green, right?

:)

... so happy that you shared with us all at our Great Outdoors link party!


Linda

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

First, green is my favorite color so I am absolutely in LOVE with your blog. And this patio redo is superb!! Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
Karah

smithrick420 said...

What an excellent patio. I like how just a easy modify of cushions absolutely contributes a new look. I have the quilted Waverly in yellowish...did you metal it? I tried and the making quilts vanished.

Angelina Garcia said...

What a beautiful porch makeover! The color green coordinated well with the design and lush background. I love that your porch is screened; this will keep your summer cooler while still enjoying the outdoor.

Angelina Garcia @
Archadeck.com

 

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