Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Slowly, But Surely!

I am slowly changing the Xavier Ct. House from Spring to Summer.

Summer for me means, red, white and blue.

I can't believe I'm admitting this but up until last weekend, I still had Easter/Spring wreaths on my front door and porch!!

Making at least one new wreath had to happen!

I used the same burlap wreath I had up for Easter, but took the plastic eggs, and bunny off.

I added a small banner, and a couple of vintage quilt squares. My burlap rosettes need a little work....oh well!

My new wicker planter....a $6.00 garage sale find....I added red geraniums....I'm planning on them blooming soon, (crossing my fingers) and adding the color this little porch area needs.

I am not sure what I will put on the bottom shelf, but you know how it works....all of a sudden you see something and you know just where to put it!

This weekend the plan is getting the wreath on the front door and the wreath that hangs in the kitchen window ready for summer!!



  1. Chris- I love that wicker planter. That was a real find- especially at that price. I love your wreath, too- xo Diana

  2. What a fantastic find! That wicker planter is perfect. Love your wreath transformation too. As soon as we're done with the latest of Josie's western-themed celebrations, the patriotic decor comes out at my house. Happy Summer!

  3. This is great! You know I love patriotic ideas. The wicker planter was an awesome find. I adore red geraniums, and the flag is a great touch. When I look at it, I can visualize a bit of bunting hanging from the planter, along the open-weave stripe. Or another form of patriotic banner.

  4. Love your wreath idea! Im leaning towards digging out the red white and blue too... it seems that I just put out all the birds and nests though. I may wait another week .. or not.. who knows! I do need to make a patriotic wreath though.. I'll be thinking about that for a few days!
    happy Wednesday!!

  5. Great planter and just love your wreath!

  6. I like your wicker planter you picked up for a steal! :) And your wreathe is very cute!!! :) Happy Wednesday! xo Holly

  7. It's coming along so nicely. How pretty it will be when the flowers bloom.


  8. So sweet!! I love decorating for summer!! Happy day to you Chris! xo Heather

  9. Love the basket! I'ts the perfect summer addition to the front porch.
    Chris =]

  10. Heck my comment just poof disappeared! I love that wicker planter, my Mom had the most gorgeous red geraniums in the neighborhood every year, little did they know that she bought fake geraniums at JoAnnes every year and filled in around the real geraniums...SShhhh don't tell any one


  11. That wicker planter is adorable! There's so much you can do with that. Won't it be great for the summer! Enjoy your week!

  12. I do really like the wicker planter. It's a very nice size. Your wreath is very pretty - and I'm wondering if I might make one this summer. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  13. Fun wreath and LOVE the wicker planter! How about more red treasures ont the bottom shelf???

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  15. Your wreath is adorable!!I just seen the one you made for Holly it is also very cute. I need to start crafting again..