A vintage iron plant stand holds vintage garden accessories and some of Jon's creations and my mom frequently sews her own pillows, including the red-flowered outdoor cushion.
What porch would be complete without pots of beautiful flowers? My mom and I both have these iron "peanut basket" planters that we've potted up year after year. While mine hold ferns on my screened porch, she filled hers with some bright red geraniums and trailing plants that will fill out as they grow. Another of Jon's handmade birdhouses and potted plants galore...
Before they moved out to North Carolina, I picked up an old milk crate at the flea market that says "Gardner Dairy" for them since their last name is Gardner and my mom was a dairy farmer's wife for over twenty years before my dad passed away. The border collie standing guard by the door is also special since they were the breed of herding dogs that we used on the farm...
As I mentioned above, they picked up a simple $10 table at the flea market, painted in black exterior paint, and added a painted checkerboard on the top for games of checkers with the grandkids...
My girls just love to go over and hang out at Grandma and Grandpa's house! So far I think they've done a pretty good job at making their house into a comfortable and welcoming home...
I can't wait until they finish up some more projects to share...
Builder - Capital City (Raleigh, NC)
Subdivision - Portofino (Clayton, NC)
House Colors (all Sherwin Williams):
Red Door - Primary Red
Main House Body (Darker Gray) - Ellie Gray
Lighter Gray at top (between battens) - Tinsmith
Shutters - Tricorn Black
Lighting: Millennium Lighting through Lights Unlimited Inc.
Hope you enjoyed!