Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rhondi's Porch and Patio Party

Time for Rhondi's Porch Party!

I've really been looking forward to this event. Some of you have been giving
peeks of your porches and I can't wait to see them.

Welcome to our house. This is our front porch...Oklahoma style.



This little cart of mine has undergone a metamorphosis since I showed it to you a few weeks ago. We've always just placed pots of geraniums in the cart. Recently I discovered that you can buy the coco liners by the roll. That's exactly what was needed to transform this cart and use every inch of the space. A little Miracle Grow potting soil and lots of plants equals BEAUTIFUL.



You saw this little pretty for the Flaunt Your Reds party. She hangs on the front door each summer. Have to confess that by the end of summer the caladiums will be attacking people. It's so pretty I don't mind.

Thanks for stopping by our front porch today.


43 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Stacey: This is so beautiful! i LOVE your porch! LOVE IT! And the wagon and the door hanger! You will have to keep posting as it grows and overflows with gorgeousness!

Thank you for your sweet comment and support in my recent delima! I appreciate it so much!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Amelia said...

Your porch certainly says "Welcome" with the lovely flowers - especially the ones in the cart.

I have not seen the fiber padding in rolls - but have not looked for it either---where did you find it? Having some of that means other items could be a planter - like your cart.

Cathy said...

Stacey,
You have great Oklahoma style!!! I love your cart!!! I have been after my husband for some time to get me one of those vintage wooden carts...I think he is ignoring my requests!!! I am going to show him yours!!! Maybe he will get the hint!!!

I love how you have planted your cart...so pulled together and pretty!!! Your door pocket is wonderful too...I love caladiums they are one of my favorites!!!

Everything is just lovely!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Have a wonderful Monday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Darlene said...

Your front porch looks so welcoming and inviting. LOVE the little cart full of beautiful flowers!!♥

Sandra said...

Hi Stacey. Wow! You have a beautiful porch!
Blessings,
Sandra

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, your little wagon looks beautiful with the liner in it! Such a nice welcome to your home. laurie

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love your front porch. The flower pouch and the little cart are so pretty. I don't know how you get the plants to live in that pouch but I need to give it a try. Is there a hole in the bottom?

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your porch is just wonderful. The little cart is a perfect place for those plants. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me.

Charla

April said...

Your front porch is very welcoming, Stacey...it screams, "Come on in!"

Happy @ Home said...

Such a pretty and welcoming porch you have, Stacey. I love what you have done with that adorable cart.

Domestic Designer said...

Your porch is just lovely. I love the planter! Have a great day!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What an inviting front porch you have!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ah, why is it that when I read "Oklahoma style" I think, "Charles Faudre?" Love your porch -- it's beautiful and gracious, and the wagon looks adorable. Did you actually plant the caladium in the door pocket? wow, never thought of that -- great idea!

thanks for the inspiration, and for visiting That Old House, too!
Cass

Chiki Cottage said...

So very welcoming. Thank you so much for inviting me to your lovely space. Happy Porch Party! Enjoy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your porch is beautiful and you certainly have a way with flowers! I hope you have a wonderful week! Twyla

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stacey, Your porch is gorgeous and I love the red door basket with the flowers. Just wonderful. Your roof line at the entry is so unique and very welcoming. We are practically neighbors. I am in Texas. Thank you for a delightful visit to your porch party and lovely blog.

Happy Porch Party and blessings to you.
Celestina Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your little wagon with the caladiums!!! What a great idea, and I love the door hanging, too. Just darling. Thanks for sharing these ideas with us! They are such fun!

Happy Porch Party!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Angie said...

Love your porch and that cute cart planter! I really need to do some planting too!

julie & joe said...

Where did you find coco liners by the roll? I have hunted everywhere for liners to reline my window baskets and I have just about given up!
I love how the cart looks!!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, love the front of your home and your flower cart. So inviting!!

Barb

bj said...

Beautiful, Stacey...just beautiful. You have a lovely front porch and home!
hugs, bj

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your front porch! You home looks beautiful. That little cart is wonderful filled with all of those pretty flowers.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Stacey,

I love your front porch. I missed the red party, booooooo!!!


Cynthia

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love your porch! so cute!

xoxo

Our Back Porch said...

Love your porch. That little wagon is just precious. Your flowers are lovely. Thanks for sharing your porch with us.

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Southern Lady said...

Stacey, thank you for stopping by Southern Lagniappe, and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment about my pictures. I sincerely appreciate it.

Your little flower cart is so pretty, and such a cheerful way to welcome your guests. And the best part is that you can change the arrangements to suit the seasons. You did GOOD!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your cart is adorable! You certainly did use every inch available. It really pops with all that red.

Rhondi said...

Hi Stacey
I'm glad you joined the party. Your little cart is so nice filled with that variety of plants. Your porch looks very welcoming.
Hugs, Rhondi

Tracey McBride said...

Hello Stacey! What a wonderful post...your floral wagon is lovely! Thank you for sharing the tip regarding the coconut mat being sold by the roll...this will solve our own little patio problem perfectly!
Warmly,
Tracey

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! I love your little cart filled with flowers and your porch is beautiful! Love the tin flower holder for your door!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Rue said...

Hi Stacey :)

Your front porch just says... Come on in! I love it!!

Brilliant transformation of your cart. It looks beautiful and so does that darling flower holder on your front door :)

xo,
rue

Brenda Kula said...

When I think of your front porch in my mind, I envision it with the red geraniums you've mentioned in the past. And I see you've added some red to that!
Brenda

Just a little something from Judy said...

I read in a hospitality book recently, that your front door should always "say welcome", or in other words give a sense of welcome. Yours does just that. It is beautiful! You sure do have a green thumb, and an eye for color.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I did not know that about the coco liner...... I just LOVE that look with the mixed plants..... beautiful...
HUgs
Linda
Oklahoma????...... Well hi there neighbor

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I did not know that about the coco liner...... I just LOVE that look with the mixed plants..... beautiful...
HUgs
Linda
Oklahoma????...... Well hi there neighbor

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I did not know that about the coco liner...... I just LOVE that look with the mixed plants..... beautiful...
HUgs
Linda
Oklahoma????...... Well hi there neighbor

Anonymous said...

Stacey,

Ditto with Judy! I love your front door and porch! You've always had a knack for decorating.

Love you,
Mama Linda

Daisy Cottage said...

Just adorable - and as charming as can be!!!!

xo,
Kim

Shirl said...

Hello thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. What a beautiful porch you have, your entry is just stunning! I love the flowers on the front door!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Stacey,

Haha, that's so funny about the attack of the caladiums! Your porch is so lovely, what a gorgeous home you have, inside and out.
xo, Andrea
p.s. Sorry I missed flaunt your red... I'll still try to visit everyone!

Poppedijne said...

This is a beautiful front porch of what seems a very beautiful home.

Stephanie said...

Lovely porch!! I just love what you did with the cart. I must try that!!

I enjoyed your Porch Party!

paintinpatti said...

The best part of visiting the Porch Party is seeing new homes and your's is beautiful! I am excited to go look around your blog a bit! LOVE your porch entry and wagon filled with flowers!