Spring Porch: this whimsical spring porch is already for a gardener, complete with a fairy tea party and magical book page butterflies.
Spring is on its way. It’s not quite here yet, but I’ll sure be ready for it with my porch all decorated for spring! This porch is a bit whimsical, and playfully and perfect for spring.
I’m joining in with the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series today to share lots of spring porch ideas. Be sure to look for the links at the bottom of the post.
The Book Page Butterfly Wreath
I started out with my Book Page Butterfly Spring Wreath that I shared the tutorial for last week here. It felt a little magical, like it’d be right at home for a fairies spring tea party. And it inspired me to add a few more whimsical touches.
I started out shopping my house and was inspired by the old teapot and teacups to create a bit of a gardeners tea party. I imagined being out in the garden in the spring, working away and planting new seeds, and stopping for a cup of tea with the fairies.
A Garden Tea Party
My favourite spot is the little tea party. I used an old rustic table -side of the road find. 😉 And added a tablecloth of moss. On top of that is my teapot planted with some spring bulbs.
In the teacups are a little nest with eggs, and a pansy. The teaspoons are some herb planters I made years ago out of some old spoons.
I added a few little animals to the porch for spring. There’s some birds, and the dollar store bunnies that I made to look like concrete -find the tutorial for them here.
I’ve added some seed packages (really cheap ones form the dollar store just to use as a decoration) and some pots to tell the story of spring planting.
Because it’s still so early here, I only used some inexpensive pansies. They are quite hardy, and even if they die back a little from cold nights, they will survive and re-bloom when it does warm up here.
I was first inspired by the book page butterfly wreath so I added a few more book page butterflies to the scene. It’s great to repeat elements to tie everything together. I just used a little bit of sticky tac to attach them to the planter and to the teapot.
I worked on this porch while my girls were at school and I loved hearing their reactions when they got home. They thought it looked magical -just the look I was going for, since spring is pretty much magical anyway.
I hope the fairies visit soon.
With a spring porch all decorated and whimsical, life really is a party!
More Spring Porch Inspiration
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Porches as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.