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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Changing of the Hues!

With all the exterior painting that is taking place On Crooked Creek.. .it was definitely time for the changing of the Hues!

While I adored the pink tulips that previously were placed in my flat door basket, they left something to be desired with the exterior hue of Mark Twain House Bark!

So~o~o. . .while "Mr. Ed" was busily painting away on the house. . . I did a make~over of the front porch decor!

Beginning with my flat door basket, I chose faux Shasta daisies, similar to those grown in the garden On Crooked Creek! I tucked in some snowballs, a few bits of greenery and added one of my signature bows!

A much needed change for this painless window frame On Crooked Creek!

Next came the three ~ tiered, wrought iron, corner plant stand.

I left the decor untouched on the middle shelf. This is one of the first birdhouses made by my dad when "Mr.Ed" and I purchased our second home in South East Kansas. I adore the authenticity of this faux birds nest!

This pot of soft, buttery hued, faux marigolds sits at the top of the shelf!

On the bottom shelf is a pot of soft, buttery hued, faux primrose paired with a concrete white rabbit from my beloved MoMa's garden!

The three~tiered, wrought iron, corner shelf in its entirety. Such subtle changes make a huge impact! I am so lovin' that soft, buttery yellow hue this Spring!

At the base of the corner shelf sits a primitive, green wooden box. Filled with another pair of hares On Crooked Creek!

As my 'bunny love' affair continues, I am so smitten with this little cutie! That terra cotta chip in his ear makes my heart swoon!

His adorable mate has chips of terra cotta on her back side! To accentuate the pair, I placed chippy white pots of faux snowballs as a backdrop.

Placed near the entry On Crooked Creek, these are well protected from extreme weather under the covered portion of the porch.

A much welcome Changing of the Hues On Crooked Creek!

Until next time. . .


Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Love the arrangement with the brown ribbon, so pretty.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful change of hues, Pat.

Martha said...

I like your change of hues! Very pretty front porch change!

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE your changes. That beautiful soft yellow is so lovely! The little bunnies are adorable! In fact, you gave me an idea to paint the 3 clay bunnies I have out front right now. Thanks for the inspiration. Now all I need is some TIME to paint them:):) xO, Pinky

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your flat basket is so sweet with the shasta daisies! You should do a tutorial about your signature bows. They are so fluffy and pretty! And I love the window frame you put it on! You have some darling touches!

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Pat, I love the soft green the in hydrangeas with the white. I'm getting ready to change my mantles for Spring/Summer!

podso said...

Lovely changes! I saw the paint changes on fb and it looks so nice!

Sarah said...

How lovely, Pat. Nice to have fresh paint. Love the little basket and the pretty window frame.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, this is so pretty. Love the basket with flowers and the ruffling bow ~ so pretty!
Have a happy Mother's Day and always enjoy your visits,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Cottage Muse said...

I love it Pat! I'll have to take a few photos of my bunnies at my campground to share with you!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your arrangement is so pretty. I really like the look of your blog with the sidebar picture and the wooden fence background.

Thanks for sharing :)