Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Look For The Porch!

I have a new pillow for my love seat and therefore a new look!  You likey?  I did  a garland trade with Shirley from Zetta's Apron for a pillow cover.  Isn't it beautiful?!  The red dotty fabric was a house warming gift from Nan at Retired in Alaska.  The napkin on the table was a gift from Kim from Shabby, Pink And Pretty.  Thank God for girlfriends in my all boy world!  You've all made my world a much happier place!  I also wanted to show you this pretty garage sale colander that used as a planter.  I'm not sure what color the geranium will be but  I'm hoping it will be red for the 4th of July.
Guess what else I found since showing you my porch last?  A  ficus tree to hide the electric meter!  I found it at a garage sale for $4.00!  Yay! I've seen them new for $40.00 so I was so thrilled!

Changing up the look on the porch is  so much fun  and you girls make it all the better with your love and comments.  I'm kind of like a sponge when it comes to love- I just soak it up!

(Are you wishing I would do a swap trade with you?
Let me know and we'll talk!)


Shirley Hatfield said...

I'm so glad you like your pillow...it looks great on your front porch! Nan's blog is still around...it's funny how things on our computers seem to disappear, then reappear for no reason...lol!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I am loving your sweet porch...wonderful decorating...I would sit there all day,:)Francine.

Melissa said...

Looks great! I think it's so fun that you trade with people all over the country. That pillow cover is beautiful!
And the colander planter is awesome! I'm so going to have to do that!


Little changes can make a huge difference! Pretty pillow! It's fun to "swap" :)

chris mckinley said...

Loving your new look!! I'd love to swap with you! Send me an email mckinleychris31@yahoo.com

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your porch is cute! What a lovely pillow Shirley made you!!! :) I'll have to go check her blog to see your garland you made her! :) The flowers are so cute in the colander!! Hope you have a great day! xo Holly

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your porch is so warm and welcoming I almost feel like I'm there! Wish I could sit there with you and have a cup of coffee! It makes it all the sweeter that so many of your pretties are from blog friends! Twyla

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ThrifterSisters said...

Love how you used the colander as a planter! Great repurposing:-)

I redid my back patio on Wednesday and when I say redid, I mean REDID! I am going to be doing a post about it soon.

Have a great weekend, Holly!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you having fun styling your porch. Brilliant use of a colander as a planter!

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful pillow!! Such a sweet porch Holly!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

Shelia said...

Oh, what a nice look you've put together. That is a darling little pillow and the colander is sweet too. Looks like a lovely spot to sit and daydream! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Patti said...

I just want to sit and visit with you on this sweet porch! I almost bought a red colander at the thrift store! Why didn't I buy it'. So pretty!

retrorevival.biz said...

Your porch looks so pretty! You're a lucky lady to have such sweet and generous friends:)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

I love the pillow and your wicker set! also love you planting in the colander. I have a vintage one I'm going to do that with :)

Queenie said...

Your porch is so cute Holly! Girl I am so happy for you...I've gotten caught up on at least 8 months of your posts in recent days and a big Congratulations to you and your family on your new home. It couldn't be more perfect...with the walking trails nearby and all. I knew things would work out great! Everything's so pretty, I'm lovin' all of the special Holly touches you are putting everywhere too. Awesome valance in your kitchen made from vintage potholders and your hutch and table area is so country cottage chic cute!

I know I've not been in touch for some time, but I want you to know that I think of you often, and pray for you and your family too, and you will always be my sweet friend from across the miles :)
Big Hugs

P.S. If you don't mind, I'd like to get your new address. I have a pixie elf that I'd love for you to have, it's the ornament sized kind made in Japan. Of course, It will be closer to Christmas time when I can send it out to you though, because it's in my Christmas Boxes and Lord only knows which box it's in and where it is, but it's out there somewhere and I'll be sure to send it to you when I unpack the Christmas stuff...I'd love to share one with you.