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The Front Entry ~ Keeping It Simple

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Finally, the entry is done!
When everything is in full bloom it can be a challenge to photograph the front of the house, especially in the afternoon when full sun is on the porch.

Notice the white furry thing on the front lawn?





Missy Mae (Ellie-Mae) is enjoying the cool green grass...





This spring I wanted to keep the entry simple by using sweetgrass baskets filled with white flowers and a bit of trialing moss, the same as last year.  The flowers still looked brand new, so why buy more...right?!





To stay with my simple theme I used ferns to fill the urns,
they are easy to care for and oh so Southern...




The entry is done, now I need to decide on which plants to use in the urns out back that are in the courtyard and on the deck.  The deck gets full sun most of the day so I usually incorporate Lantana because they can take the heat and the hummingbirds love them.



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30 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Cindy. Generally, I don't like to put plants on my porch because I don't want the residual dirt and water. I spend so much time already watering annuals, the thought of more just keeps me from going there. But seeing how pretty yours is is certainly inspiring. Waiting on a kitchen progress post - how's it coming? Hope your week is going well.

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  2. Your front looks very nice - great choice.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  3. Cindy, I love your front entry! The baskets are beautiful; and the ferns look so pretty in the urns. Would love to see what you do out back! I know it will be lovely.

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  4. Your entry is beautiful. It would be a shame not to reuse your sweet grass baskets, I'm glad you did. You can't go wrong with ferns either. As time passes I love them more and more.

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  5. Cindy, the front entrance is so southern and so very elegant. I love the baskets, a perfect fit for the doors. Love the ball of fur on the lawn too!
    Happy Spring.............

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  6. Ah I see that you are another Lantana fan ! :) Around here, sometimes the local grocery stores will carry it / sometimes not. I have not seen seeds for it so I generally go out to a nursery that always has it. If I go prior to Mother's Day I can get it in the little 3 or 4 inch pots and save a bit of money that way. ( it's going in the ground...why pay extra for the hanging basket? ) Ellie May is adorable in this picture :)

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  7. I love the green of the ferns. Simply looks great! xo

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  8. Your entry is gorgeous, Cindy! The ferns flanking the front door look so lush and beautiful in your urns.
    Mary Alice

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  9. What a beautiful entryway. I love the large planter, it's a great pop of color.

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  10. Looks gorgeous. Just came across your blog. Love it! I'm your newest follower!

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  11. The planters and ferns are gorgeous!

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  12. Looks gorgeous so fresh looking...
    But your Ellie Mae is the cutest is she a maltese?

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  13. Just luvly Cindy . My entry gets the FULL Florida afternoon sun. So hard to put anything there in pots... I decided on colour . Red Punta, silvery white dusty miller and blue salvia. Summer colours :)
    Hugs, Gee

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  14. Oh, Cindy, your entry is just beautiful! I love your baskets! Now every lawn needs a pretty little white ornament! Thank you so much for your sweet visit and well wishes on my new adventure.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. I've always loved your Entry Cindy, and this time around, it still looks perfect than ever before! I really love the baskets on the door like I said before, you remind me that I need to make some wreaths on mine or something similar to yours. Ellie mae is oh-so-lovely and seems content and happy to have her picture taken too!

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  16. The ferns are perfect for those urns, and I agree on the flower choice: if it ain't broke, don't fix it! Nice faux flowers can be really expensive so it's nice to be able to save where you can. xoKathleen

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  17. Cindy,
    Just beautiful!! Love the urns!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  18. What a pretty entry! Mine looks muuuuucch less pretty than that :) I'm working on it! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

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  19. Cindy-Those front urns are just gorgeous as is your whole front entry. It looks beautiful!!! Ellie Mae is just absolutely DARLING!!!!! AND I can tell that SHE knows she's a pretty girl, too! xo Diana

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  20. gorgeous! I love the planters and detail on the doors. Your pup matches:) and is darling! Those ferns are so pretty and I always enjoy the white flowers in the entry. xxleslie

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  21. I'm LOVING your sweetgrass baskets on the doors, and the beautiful fern-filled urns. It's great that you could still use the flowers...that's a good thing. :)

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  22. I love your entry, the baskets are so sweet~love your white fluff too! You can't beat ferns and urns on a Southern porch!
    Jenna

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  23. Hi Cindy you front porch is so pretty and I love what is on the front doors. Your little baby is adorable and I could just squeeze her. Our babies have major spring fever right now. I can't wait to get in the new house so they can enjoy the outdoors.

    Cynthia

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  24. The ferns are great, very Southern, but with that gorgeous door, anthing would look great! I just love your door!

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  25. Your entry and home is stunning. I love that porch and the doors and trim are gorgeous. The ferns in the urns are my favorite, they look fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  26. Absolutely lovely, Cindy - I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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