Happy Monday -- how was your weekend? Ours was pretty soggy, but we had a few breaks in the clouds and were able to get outside. After the long Winter, our front porch was left looking pretty forlorn and uninviting. (I know those of you who live north of Oklahoma are scoffing at my idea of Winter.) We cleaned things up and brought back new life. These are Kimberly Queen ferns, which I'm loving because they stand so nice and tall. No one likes a frumpy, stocky fern. And according to my aunt, this breed doesn't shed either.
The other necessary spruce-up was replacing the mat. Remember the poo Mr. Pumpkin King left behind? (That project series is the perfect example of blogger-insanity!)
I found this great one at Ballard Designs. I decided against knocking it off like I did this Ballard project since the size was perfect, and they offered free monogramming!
Some of the reviews online complain about the faded color, but I think it looks more natural that way. And it's really soft on your bare feet, unlike most coir mats.
You can read about the doors and light fixture update from last Summer here.
I think this is the first semi-wide-angle shot I've shown of our house. The bay window on the left is the Dining Room, and the one on the right is my Son's Room. I blurred the house numbers so you freaks don't come over and git yer freak on! The ferns and monogram give the porch a big ole Southern welcome feel.
Much better, now I'm ready to properly welcome the pizza guy. Have you been sprucing up your outdoor spaces?
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