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21 March, 2014

A Farmhouse Spring Porch

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Spring PorchI am so excited! Spring is officially here and we have the beautiful weather to prove it here in the South! Sooo…it’s time to spruce up the front porch and add some spring to welcome my guests! I am also excited to join the gang at All Things Home and help to co-host the Swing into Spring Linky Party for Porches and Wreaths along with Barb at The Everyday Home and Christy at Our Southern Home. So be sure to add your spring outdoor décor at the end of this post and check out all of the fabulous spring inspiration!

I have a small porch so I have to keep the décor simple, which really suits me since I am using the same farmhouse theme that I enjoyed at Christmas! (You can get a peek at my farmhouse Christmas décor by clicking here.) I just wanted burlap, simple pops of white and lots of galvanized touches.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Spring Porch I used a burlap bag as an Easter basket filled with faux grass and simple white eggs. My favorite little bunny is standing guard! In the background…the sap buckets that I found at the Country Living Fair back in the fall are filled with white faux tulips.

Walmart Dyeable White Eggs And just in case you are wondering whether or not I raided my fridge for the eggs, here’s my secret…white decorating eggs from Walmart at $1.97 for a dozen. Aren’t they realistic?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Spring Porch On the opposite side of the porch is another sap bucket filled with white tulips and a basket of more of those faux eggs! And behind them you can see my boxwood nestled in a galvanized olive bucket and tied with a burlap bow, echoing the bucket on the other side of the porch.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Finding Farmhouse Style at WalmartYou may remember that I shared this secret with you back in the fall…olive buckets from Walmart for under $10! Whaaaat? Yes…it’s true! I have enjoyed mine so much and you can’t beat the price compared to those high-priced ones from the flea market or antique shops! You can get all the details here. (Be persistent…they are frequently out of stock, but if you check back regularly, you can find them.)

On the door, you will find my Pottery Barn inspired burlap bunny banner. Its simple, rustic look helps to add to the farmhouse theme. There is a complete tutorial here.

 So there you have it…my farmhouse porch for spring! I am enjoying this simple, rustic look!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap for SpringAnd…my porch is not the only place where I am using burlap this spring! Here are a few more ideas…

Baby Kitty Hunting a LizardAs for the staff, Baby Kitty is thrilled that spring is here and anxiously awaiting the day when the geraniums are blooming again and lizards are hiding under the garden snail on the patio….ahhh!

Be sure to check out all of these wonderful blogs to find lots of fabulous spring inspiration!

Mantels (Monday, March 17)
Craftberry Bush
French Country Cottage
The Lilypad Cottage

Recipes (Tuesday, March 18)
Marty's Musings
Atta Girl Says
My Soulful Home

Crafts (Wednesday, March 19)
At the Picket Fence
Petticoat Junktion
Uncommon Designs

Vignettes (Thursday, March 20)
Worthing Court
Stone Gable
Home is Where the Boat Is

Porches and Wreaths (Friday, March 21)
The Everyday Home
Our Southern Home
Confessions of a Plate Addict

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my farmhouse spring porch! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party ,Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday,  Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. Love your adorable Bunny Banner Debbie! I must pick up some of those dyeable eggs at Walmart :)

  2. Love your front porch decorations ! The burlap bunny on the door is fabulous , love the white eggs from Walmart ! I have one of the Walmart olive buckets and love it ! Thanks for the party !

  3. On my way to Walmart! Love the eggs and your whole porch!

  4. Oooh Debbie, how pretty! I just love the combination of white, burlap and galvanized metal. And the door hanging is too cute!

  5. Love your porch! I tried buying a Walmart olive bucket last time you posted about it but they were sold out :( However, they're back in stock online and i just bought mine, yay!!

  6. I love it when we find treasures in unexpected places! Your finds are beautiful! Just sooooooo pretty!

  7. Oh, Debbie! I love your style! Such a darling porch. Can you come and decorate mine? You are a wealth of inspiration for me! xo

  8. Thanks for reminding me of the Wal-Mart buckets. I had tried ordering them a few weeks ago but of course none were in our stores or online. You motivated me to check back and I just got some online that will be delivered to my local store! Thanks and have a great weekend! Kathleen

  9. Your porch is adorable. I love the little eggs....I will have to check for those!

  10. I love your porch and the eggs are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

  11. Deb, I thought for sure those eggs were real. I have to go to Walmart!! Your banner is so precious and I love the little bunny statue, he has the sweetest face. I am very picky about their faces and his is a winner. The simple use of white, burlap and galvanized metal looks so pretty on your porch, GREAT JOB!! xo Kathysue

  12. Hi Debbie! What a great idea to use a banner in lieu of a traditional wreath. I like your thinking outside the box! Sometimes I want something different for my front door, but never thought of using a banner like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Debbie,
    What an A D O R A B L E Spring front porch, dear friend!!!
    I adore how you've included the burlap! Those white tulips in the sap buckets are exquisite!!!
    I've lost my heart. . .and this time it's to your concrete bunny!!!
    Please don't tell that handsome Baby Kitty! It has to be our secret!
    HaPpY SpRiNg!!!

  14. Your front porch is adorable! I haven't got that far ahead yet ....

  15. Looks so cute!

    Those eggs are brilliant. Me thinks there will be a run on Walmart!

  16. I love that you know your style and what you love yet you still experiment and put things together in such a lovely way! Thank you so much for joining our party! We are having a front deck built this year and I can't wait to actually have another space to decorate!

  17. I just love your porch and the neutral color palette! The olive buckets are awesome! What a great idea. I also need to get my hands on some of those Walmart eggs!! Happy spring! ~Christy

  18. Cute, cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I need to get busy!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie