Monday, February 9, 2015

Sprucing Up the Front Porch and Yard

John just retired and we will move back to Florida where all the kids and grandkids are. Because it is winter, Our house has lost its curb appeal, although I have not done much work here in the past. We have placed the house on the market so John and I thought, we should make the outside look more attractive.
And so we begun to work the other day. We have had a very mild winter and the last 3 days has been in the 60's, just perfect for gardening.
 My bunny is ready to welcome spring and Easter.
 Isn't she a cutie?
 I planted fresh flowering plants on the hanging baskets on the fence.

 It's is ready for tea!

 I painted the rusted tricycle and added potted plants on it.

 This is how the front porch looks like now and I love it!

 John cleaned the fountain on the back porch and I freshened up the hanging planters. I have only done 2, so more to work on.
 This was how it looked before we started working on the front.
 And the hanging planters. Yuk!
So glad it is looking better, although there is so much more work to be done. Thanks for stopping by and thanks to the hostesses.
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looking good! You must have much warmer temps than here.
Wishing you much success in a quick sale and smooth move.

the cape on the corner said...

oh man, i am so jealous of your wonderful weather! we had a delay this morning for ice, so needless to say, i won't be planting anything anytime soon. enjoy your space with your gorgeous spring greens!

Minha vida de campo said...

Uma linda casa, cheia de flores e vida.
Lhe desejo sucesso e felicidade em sua empreitada.

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks wonderful. Hoping the sale goes through quickly. I bet your family will be glad to have you and John close to them. I know the grands will be thrilled!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Parsimonious Perfection said...

The porch looks great and I love that red trike! That turned out wonderful! I know you are excited for your move! :)

Crystal Grandeur said...

All the best for the sale. The porch looks lovely. One can always relax there. Have a beautiful valentine day with family and friends. Love sujatha:)

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

Your porch looks great! I love that table. :) Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week.
Life With Lorelai


Your outside is looking wonderful, I'm sure anybody would love to buy your house, Christine.
Yes, in your neck of the woods weather is great, almost like ours. I sure would not like to be in the dead of winter, though.
I remember when we had to move to our down sized pent house apartment, boy did I miss our huge and great farmhouse, (elegant though, lol) Now, I would not move from here, ever! I don't have to worry about plants, or pool, or anything else, as we have it all in the condo, but no cleaning or maintaining it!
Hope you come by and check my first attempt at a Mardi Gras tablescape.

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