The week started out with a 39 degree low but it now appears that spring has arrived in sunny Phoenix.
On the front porch I cleared off all of the winter décor and hosed everything down. The red cushions that looked so cheery all through the holidays now appear tired and faded. The desert sun does a number on outdoor fabric even in the winter.
I plan on giving the bistro set a paint update before summer arrives. Dark bronze probably, although I am tempted by the thought of turquoise. Hmmmmm.
I began with a vintage French linen cloth and topped it with a large basket I have had for years. Next came a plastic liner topped with a coconut fiber liner. I saturated it with water so it could easily stretch apart to fit the basket.
The basket was filled with gerbera daisies, pansies, miniature petunias, coleus and alyssum and topped off with a bit of Spanish moss.
On lovely afternoons I will sit out on the front porch watching Sweet boy and a gaggle of neighborhood kids play baseball or soccer in our cul de sac. Often a neighbor will join me.
Care for a wee bit of refreshment?
This Polish tea set is a longtime favorite of mine.
The peanut butter cookies are a bit of melt in your mouth heaven. Care for a bite?
You can take care of any crumbs with a napkin I made from antique ticking.
Two pillows I had made last year were repurposed as soft and fluffy seat cushions.
Want to know the best thing about having a table on the front porch? My awesome neighbors leave me wonderful goodies.
Phyllis’ spectacular blossom’s now grace a side table next to Mr. Décor’s favorite reading spot.
Yes, it is a sweet spot full of promise and hope to be sure.
Let’s hope the blooms last at least a few more weeks before the heat sets in.
Hope you have a spring in your step today!