Patriotic party on the front porch!

Patriotic party on the front porch!

Okay so last week when I made the vintage inspired pillows (if you missed it, check it out here), I got all pumped up to decorate the outside too.  I gathered what we already had, a few dollar store extras, a couple of plants and voila, now the farmhouse looks like a patriotic party on the front porch!

Patriotic farmhouse front porch

Wouldn’t you like to come visit, grab a cold lemonade and rock the day away with me?  I even have a cute little blue chair just in case you need to put down your lemonade.  Under the vintage crock are a couple of great magazines too if you get tired of watching the animals.

patriotic decor on a farmhouse front porch

I bought new plants from Junebug Nursery.  Great selection and the owner was very patient and gave us great advice since I mentioned I had a brown thumb.  Junebug is just passed the railroad tracks in Navasota if you’d like to check it out.   I’ll let you in on a secret – the plants didn’t get re-potted.  Since we have an abundance of Spanish moss hanging around I figured I could just disguise them instead.  Hope that wasn’t a mistake.  :/

A metal star that was originally brown was painted white and added to the short planter/sometimes table/sometimes bug spray holder.  To finish this corner, I added a couple of dollar store flags and a vintage cowbell on the antique post.  I think the plant makes the rusty planter look great.  It’s kind of all crazy and disheveled looking like me some days.  🙂

Patriotic decor in plants on farmhouse front porch

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July 4th decor under a glass cloche on a farmhouse front porch

The other side of the porch has two rockers so we can all sit together and chat (well at least 4 of us).  At first I decided to put the glass cloche out on the metal table from IKEA.  Then I came to my senses and decided it would be disastrous if it got knocked over so instead I opted for the vintage enamelware pot with a plant.  Catastrophe averted.

patriotic ribbon fits perfectly on the rocking chair of the farmhouse front porch

Those festive ribbons adorning the rockers came from the dollar store and have elastic on the back so they fit perfectly.  They’re squishy too so it won’t be uncomfortable when you sit down and have to dodge the fighting hummingbirds.  They are brave little things and don’t mind at all that we sit so close.  It’s crazy – you can hear them buzz right by your head!

Anyway, I hope you want to come visit one day.  We could stay busy antiquing or do absolutely nothing.  If you do visit,

You’ll see things like this…

BLM Mustang and Burro in the pasture in Navasota TX

and this…

Butterfly on a Lantana flowering bush


And of course the dogs checking the fences with us on the 4-wheelers.  They ride in a laundry basket that’s been strapped down. 🙂

dogs sitting in basket on 4 wheeler with cows behind the fence

Come visit and let’s have a patriotic party on the front porch!





  1. June 15, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I love your porch and your view! How relaxing! It have so many cute things and you have pulled it all together perfectly! I know what you mean about a brown thumb, its so funny because I mentioned that in my post today too! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful Father’s Day Weekend! I may run over to McKinney Trade Days this weekend. If you ever want to go let me know!

    • June 15, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Oh I love McKinney! Haven’t been to the Trade Days either. Can’t go this time but would absolutely love to go and meet you sometime! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve thought this many times but can’t remember if I’ve told you… I love your blog name! So cute.

  2. June 15, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Already decorated for Fourth of July? Sounds about right… I will have to get started on decorating too! Love how the vintage pillows turned out.

    • June 15, 2017 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you! The pillows were a labor of love… because I cannot sew worth a flip! Thanks for stopping by too.

  3. Kim Glattstein
    June 16, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Makes me so happy to see the life and beauty you are creating. Blessings to you and your family.

    • June 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Kim. I hope one day you are back down here again and can give us a heads up. We want you to come visit!

    • June 18, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Thank you Carol, I’d love that too! You come on and I’ll make the sweet tea!

  4. Denise
    June 19, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Hi I love this. Love your rocking chair and porch. I like the whites and classic look. You are already for the 4th of July! I look forward to looking through more of your blog! This is dreamyydecor from ig. 😊

    • June 19, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Denise! Thanks for checking my blog and for the sweet compliments.